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Virtual – 2022 Illinois School for the Deaf Outreach Statewide Parent Conference


Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - Saturday, April 30, 2022    
8:45 am - 9:00 pm

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A free, two-part virtual conference for parents of children who are deaf and hard of hearing and professionals who work with their children

The 2022 Conference for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, hosted by Illinois School for the Deaf Outreach, will be held virtually on:

  • April 27 from 5:45 – 9 p.m.
  • April 30 from 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This year’s conference offers a superhero theme and a wide variety of information each day for both parents and professionals.

The presenters are Cheri Sinnott-Springer, Jackie Anderson, Andrea Marwah and Amy Keslinke. Their topics will include:

  • Become a Behavior Support Superhero at Home
  • Superheroes Prepare for Transition
  • Superhero Advocate to the Rescue, IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and Advocacy Superpowers!!
  • The Superhero Parent Perspective: Raising a Child Who is Deaf with Disabilities

The conference also includes an opportunity for participants to network virtually during the “Superheroes Unite” session.

Financial assistance may be available to reimburse families for childcare expenses while attending the conference. These organizations may be able to help:

Reasonable accommodation requests must be made at least three weeks prior to the event date. Auto-generated captioning will also be available.

The conference is parent-safe, meaning the topic of amplification or communication choices is not discussed. All families, regardless of their choices are encouraged to attend.

Download the conference flyer for additional information regarding financial assistance, professional development credits and conference contributors.

Register for one or both days of the conference online.