CHS Community Calendar - Parent Information

January 2019
 
Date: January 2-5, 2019
Event: Winter Holiday Camp
Where: Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose, Chicago, IL
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: This is for youth (ages 6-13) with all types of hearing loss. There will be games, arts & crafts, sports, ice-skating and more!
Cost: $10/week
Contact for Information: For more information or to register, contact Tim Owens at timothy.owens@chicagoparkdistrict.com or Sarah B. Faber at sarah.faber@chicagoparkdistrict.com.
 
Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019

Event: ASL/Deaf Families and their Friends Game Day

Where: Edgewater Branch Community Room, 6000 North Broadway St., Chicago, IL

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Benefits and Attractions: Everyone is welcome, adults and kids!  Join us for a fun afternoon of board games and social time. Light refreshments will be served.

Cost: Free

Contact for Information: Contact Evelyn Keolian at ekeolian@chipublib.org for more information.

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February 2019
 
Date: February 3, 2019
Event: Deaf Ninja Day
Where: Chicago Ninja Academy, 31W041 North Ave, West Chicago, IL
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: The Illinois Association of the Deaf (IAD) is excited to partner with Kyle Schulze and the Chicago Ninja Academy to host our second annual Deaf Ninja Day on Sunday, February 3th. This event is open to all ages 5+ (including adults). Deaf, Hard of Hearing, CODAs and SODAs are welcome. There will be two time slots, the first from 10:00 AM - 12:30PM and the second from 12:30PM - 3:00 PM. Secure your spot by registering at www.iadeaf.org/ninja
Cost: $5.00
Contact for Information: For more information or to register, contact IAD.
 
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Event: Conference for Parents of Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Professionals who work with their children
Where: Marion High School, Marion, 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 desa.johnson@illinois.gov.
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March 2019
 
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Event: Conference for Parents of Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and the Professionals who work with their children
Where: Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School, Wheeling, 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 desa.johnson@illinois.gov.
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April 2019
 
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 desa.johnson@illinois.gov.
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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.

 

For more summer camps for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and teens, check http://www.gallaudet.edu/clerc_center/information_and_resources/info_to_go/resources/summer_camps.html.  

 
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