Sponsored by the Southern Illinois Professional Development Center - part of the Illinois Community College Board Service Center Network

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mental Health in our Classrooms

Check out 2 new online professional development units available on the iLEARN site:
Unit 28: The Unseen Among Us: Mental Health in Our Classrooms
Unit 29: Bipolar Disorder: What It Means to You and Your Classroom 

For access, email sipdctrainer@gmail.com and ask for admission to the Transitioning Continuum. If you already have access, simply log into iLEARN and check out the new units! Each of the units comes with resources and may be counted as one professional development credit for Illinois adult education teachers if the assignment is completed.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Advocacy for Students with Autism Workshop - August 2, 2017

Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support is excited to host Milt Wright and Richard Pimentel in an engaging day discussing advocacy – August 2, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM at the Holiday Inn and Suites (3202 East Empire Street, Bloomington, IL 61704). The goal of the day is to provide participants with ideas to help students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD):

• Discover their own value as individuals
• Learn positive lessons that their impairment have taught them
• Learn ideas to overcome negative stereotypes and cultivate positive social interactions
• How to effectively disclose their disability to ask for a reasonable accommodation
Participants will have the opportunity throughout the day to engage in activities, brainstorm innovative ways to adapt the ideas presented to specifically serve students with Autism, and obtain materials that can be used to support families as they help their teen successfully learn to self-advocate.

We invite Special Education teachers and administrators, Community College Student Service Personal, Career Counselors, Adult Education providers, parents of students with ASD and anyone who wants to learn more about empowering students with autism.

There is not a cost to attend but we do ask that everyone register.