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In this episode FRCD Host Paula Wills will be discussing TASH and The annual TASH conference with TASH's events and training manager Edwin Canizalez and TASH's communication manager, Jonathan Riethmaier. As a leader in disability advocacy for more than 35 years, the mission of TASH is to promote the full inclusion and participation of children and adults with significant disabilities in every aspect of their community, and to eliminate the social injustices that diminish human rights. These things are accomplished through collaboration among self-advocates, families, professionals, policy-makers, advocates and many others who seek to promote equity, opportunity and inclusion. http://tash.org/conferences-events/tash2013/
Welcome to FRCD! Chicago’s Metropolitan Area Parent Training and Information Center!
FRCD is here to help you:
Learn about your Rights and Responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Make informed decisions about your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) Obtain appropriate services for your child Communicate more effectively with school professionals Come together with other parents who share your concerns and desires to make a difference Learn more about Early Intervention and transition services Effect positive change in your child’s school Learn about what he or she needs to lead a productive and independent adult life Have additional questions about FRCD? Browse our frequently asked questions or contact us at 312-939-3513
The Lighthouse has been a national trendsetter in offering far-reaching programs that have opened the doors of opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired. The Chicago Lighthouse has evolved into one of America's most comprehensive social service agencies. In fact, former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has called us the most comprehensive social service agency in the U.S.! They Chicago Lighthouse has an array of programs and services for all ages to the visually impaired community. • Clinical Low Vision Rehabilitation • Education • Employment • Independent Living/Advocacy • Retail Programs For more information about the Chicago Lighthouse, please visit www.chicagolighthouse.org or call Tel: (312) 666-1331 and TDD: (312) 666-8874
The Autism Society of Illinois(ASI) was founded more than 30 years ago for individuals with autism, parents, families, professional, corporate partners and friends. Their objective is to provide education, training, individual assistance and practical support for parents; increase public awareness of autism; offer a referral network of professionals.
Autism Society of Illinois
http://www.autismillinois.org/ P: 630-691-1270
F: 630-932-5620 Toll Free: 888-691-1270 E-mail: email@example.com
In the spirit of Autism Awareness Month, we are happy to have Colleen Shinn from the Illinois Autism Program TAP on our show to discuss Autism services, direct and indirect offered to children with Autism through the Illinois TAP Program.
The Autism Program of Illinois Service Network serves and supports persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families through a coordinated network of providers, parents, and university programs while developing, utilizing, and sharing best and promising practices. To learn more visit: http://theautismprogram.org/
In an effort to help citizens get informed, be prepared and take action, the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) launched the Gear Up. Get Ready! campaign across the CSA! - See more at: http://gearupgetready.org/about-us/#sthash.HXrRORUb.dpuf
Katie Freeman, spokesperson for the Gear Up Get Ready initiative will discuss the purpose of the program, how to prepare for a catastrophic situation and resources you should be familiar with, particularly if you have child with a disability.
In honor of National Preparedness Month, we are talking with Disability Integration Specialist, Jessica Mitchell, from (Federal Emergency Management Agency) FEMA’s Region V branch about ways families of children with disability can prepare for disasters and seek relief after a disaster. FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. http://www.fema.gov/ Federal Emergency Management Agency 536 South Clark Street, 6th Floor Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 408-5500
Preparing to enter the workforce can be an exciting and self defining experience for a young person. Their possibilities and potential are endless. However, when that young person has a disability, entering the workforce can be jarring and an emotionally debilitating experience. But it doesn't have to be. As your child reaches adulthood, utilizing community resources to explore your child's options can make positive difference to your child's future.
FRCD Host Paula Wills and Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) Program Director of Employment Services Lavonzell Paige discuss "Options to Work: Training for Employment" event hosted by MOPD.
The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) works to meet the diverse needs of the more than 600,000 individuals with disabilities who live and work in Chicago. MOPD’s goal is to make Chicago the most accessible city in the nation.
MOPD serves five major groups: people with disabilities, City departments and agencies, other government agencies, disability-related agencies and organizations and the private sector.
In this episode of Blog Talk Radio, Family Resource Center on Disabilities' host Paula WIlls and guest Robin Garvey from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will discuss the services NAMI can offer a family working with a child with a mental health issue.
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.
In this episode we will discuss TASH and the annual TASH conference "A Movement United, which will take place December 11 thru 14. Vamos a hablar con los eventos de Tash y director de formación Edwin CANIZALEZ y responsable de comunicación de Tash, Jonathan Riethmaier.
Como líder en la defensa de la discapacidad durante más de 35 años, la misión de TASH es promover la plena inclusión y la participación de los niños y adultos con discapacidades significativas en todos los aspectos de su comunidad, y para eliminar las injusticias sociales que menoscaban los derechos humanos. Estas cosas se logran a través de la colaboración entre los autogestores, familias, profesionales, políticos, abogados y muchos otros que tratan de promover la equidad, la oportunidad y la inclusión.
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