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CHS Community Calendar - Parent Information

March 2019
April 2019
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Event: ASL Story Time, presented by McLakes and Barnes & Noble
Where: Barnes & Noble, 901 N. Milwaukee Ave, Suite 500, Vernon Hills, IL
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Join McLakes and see popular children's stories retold in American Sign Language. There will be voice interpretation provided. Each Story Time includes a themed craft activity. No registration required. All events are free and open to the public. 
Cost: Free
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Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Event: Conference for Parents of Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Professionals who work with their children
Where: Dove Conference Center, Springfield, IL
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Conference Topics: Transition After High School: What's Next?; Accommodations and Modifications in the School Setting; Siblings: All About Siblings; Educating the WHOLE Child: A Parents Perspectives. No childcare is provided at this conference, but we welcome your children age 15 or older to participate in the conference. Reasonable ADA accommodation requests must be made at least 3 weeks prior to the event date. These conferences are parent safe, meaning the topic of amplification or communication choices is not discussed. All families, regardless of the choices they have made are encouraged to attend. Parents: financial assistance may be available to help with travel, lodging and/or childcare costs. Professionals: PD and EI Credit available.
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: Questions or requests: contact Desa Johnson at
Ongoing Events
Date: Every Thursday from now through May 2019
Event: LET IT FLOW (Yoga)
Where: 5017 S. Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60609
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Stress relieving and empowering YOGA classes for the parents and family of Deaf and Hard of Hearing ~ group classes will cultivate physical and mental health and community support to find solutions and resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ~ childcare available ~ playtime and art activities in ASL
Cost: None
Contact for Information: Check "Deaf and Hearing Communities United" on Facebook.


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Anixter Center Holds Toy & Furniture Sale Saturday, March 3, 2018

Free Admission; Nearly 1,000 Items on Sale Chicago, Ill. (Jan. 24, 2018) — A large selection of toys, books, games and office furniture will go on sale 9 am to 2 pm Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Anixter Center, 2032 N. Clybourn Ave., in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The toy sale features... Read more

Anixter Center to Honor Alexander Pissios at its 2018 Gala on May 3

7th Annual Benefit to Be Held at Stage 18 Chicago Chicago, Illinois – (Jan. 12, 2018) — Anixter Center, a leading nonprofit in the Chicago area serving people with disabilities, will roll out the red carpet as it honors Alexander Pissios at its 2018 Gala on Thursday, May 3. Themed “Sharing Strengths, Building... Read more

Anixter Center Names Rebecca Clark President & CEO

Chicago, Ill. (Dec. 27, 2017) — Rebecca Clark has been tapped to be the next CEO & President of Anixter Center. Nearly 100 years old, Anixter Center is an experienced leader in serving people of all ages with disabilities. Clark first joined the venerable nonprofit in 2015 as the Vice President... Read more


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