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Welcome to Illinois Parents - the information exchange on family engagement in Illinois! Here we connect families to resources on raising and educating their children and schools to resources in their work with families.

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Organizations Serving Illinois Families

Illinois Association for Gifted Children Paletine, IL

The Illinois Association for Gifted Children empowers educators, families and communities by advancing effective practices, programs and policies to create a voice within Illinois and further the opportunities to better understand the educational and social/emotional needs of gifted individuals.

Phone: (847) 963-1892


Family Matters Effingham, IL

The mission of the Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center is to build upon families' strengths, empower parents and professionals to achieve the strongest possible outcomes for students with disabilities; enhancing the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities.

Phone: (217) 347-5119


Wabash Area Development, Inc. (WADI) Enfield, IL

We strengthen the whole family through literacy programs, Child Care, GED preparation, job training and on-the-job support, rental subsidies, job search assistance, job placement, job creation, budget counseling, and public internet access. We support families in crisis with temporary food, shelter, and energy assistance.
Phone: (618) 963-2387


Illinois Announcements and Events    (Click here for Events Calendar)
ILLINOIS ANNOUNCEMENTS Upcoming Events for Spring 2015

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College Illinois Information Session
Friday, May 22, at 6:00 pm, Deerfield, IL


Crisis Happens - Be Prepared Thursday, June 4, Noon - 1:00 pm, PHONE CONFERENCE

National Family and Community Engagement Conference Monday, June 22 - 24, Chicago, IL

"Bouncing Back" After a Crisis Thursday, July 2, Noon - 1:00 pm , PHONE CONFERENCE

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