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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) 347-5428
Toll free phone: (866) 436-7842


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 Winter/Spring 2015

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Getting on the Same Page Friday, January 26 2015, WEBINAR

Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy Saturday, January 31 2015, Champaign, IL

Learning Disabilities of America 52nd Annual International Conference Wednesday, February 18 - 21, 2015, Chicago, IL

Bilingualism in the Early Years: Creating Supportive Learning Environments for Young Diverse Learners Tuesday, February 24 2015, WEBINAR

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

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

Piecing it All Together: How Children's Mental Health/Mental Illness Affects Home, School, and Community Saturday, March 12, 2015, River Forest, IL

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