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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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Inclusion: What Every Parent Should Know Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Effingham, IL (evening event)

College Illinois Information Session Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 6 pm, Peoria, IL

The Problem with Behavior Problems: Supporting Students with Autism and Other Disabilities Thursday, March 12, 2015, Effingham, IL

Student Progress-What Support Does Your Child Need Over the Summer? Thursday, March 12, 2015, Dixon, IL

Lecture Series for Parents: "Strategies for Using Technology at Home" (Part 2) Wednesday, March 18, 2015, Kenilworth, IL

College Illinois Information Session Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 6 pm, Deerfield, IL
Monday, March 23 at 7 pm in Flossmoor, IL
Tuesday, March 24 at 7 pm in Hillside, IL
Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 pm in Bellwood, IL

Piecing It All Together: How Children's Mental Health/Mental Illness Affects Home, School, and Community Saturday, March 21, 2015, River Forest, IL

Meeting the Needs of Your Student Thursday, April 2, 2015, CONFERENCE CALL

Ready. Set. Grow! Saturday, April 11, 2015, Urbana, IL

Understanding the Basics of Assessment Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (4 - 6 pm), WEBINAR

Solving the Employment Puzzle Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (evening event), Glen Carbon, IL

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