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September 2018 Digital Update

TREP logoThe TREP Project works to develop the individual and organizational capacity of educators and schools serving children growing up in neighborhoods that have high levels of toxic stress, such as violent crime, concentrated poverty, concentrated foster care involvement, and housing instability. Click here to visit the website.
Flyer for court toursThere are three upcoming Court Tours that will be interpreted by Circuit Court of Cook County staff. 

Tour Highlights include: meet with a judge, learn about the trial process, observe a trial in progress, and join in an informative presentation by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access (DHHA) Team.

Space is limited! Reserve a spot at [email protected] or 12-603-9187.

Click the flyer for more details.
Blind and Low Vision
Chicago Lighthouse logo
The Chicago Lighthouse offers music therapy for children with visual impairments. Sessions are $8 and scheduled on Saturday  mornings.
Click here for more details. Registration required.
Flair logo
Flair is a fundraiser on October 2, 2018 to support children's programs at The Chicago Lighthouse.
Click here to learn more about this event has a useful development chart for blind and visually impaired babies and children.
Click here to view the site.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
AIM-CIL sign language flyerFREE Basic American Sign Language classes in Downers Grove beginning September 4, 2018! Click the flyer for more details.

Reservations are required.
GBYS Turner Center EventHands & Voices/Guide By Your Side
will host a Family Event in Aurora on September 21.
Click the flyer for details. 

Para Español
GBYS glenviewHands & Voices/Guide By Your Side
will host a Family Event in Glenview on September 22.
Click the flyer for details. 

Para Español
GBYS Lockport eventHands & Voices/Guide By Your Side
will host a Family Event in Lockport on September 23.
Click the flyer for details. 

Para Español
GBYS rockin' jumpJoin Hands & Voices/Guide By Your Side at Rockin' Jump in Buffalo Grove on October 14. This event is limited to twenty children! Click the flyer for details.

Para Español
Cue College logo
Cue College is an outreach program of Alternatives in Education for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals (AEHI), an affiliate of the National Cued Speech Association (NCSA). Cue College’s first online course provides an overview of the Cued Speech system and includes all the hand shapes and hand placements associated with each phoneme, or speech sound, of spoken English. Click here to learn more.
Flyer for Spookin' Celebration
Illinois Deaf Campers will be hosting a Halloween event October 18-20. Click the flyer for more details.
Starbucks will open its first U.S. signing store in October 2018! Read more at BusinessWire
The Illinois School for the Deaf offers a Transitional Living Program for young deaf or hard of hearing adults who are preparing for life after high school.
Click here for an informational brochure
New to the ISRC Library
Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD outlines new organizing strategies that will be of value to anyone who wants to improve their organizational, or lack of, skills in their life.Color photographs that capture the short attention span of the reader are featured throughout, as well as sidebars and testimonials from adults with ADHD, providing numerous organizational tips, such as, the importance of dividing time into minutes or moments, task completion, how to avoid procrastination, asking for help, and how not to be a pack rat. This book is best suited for adults and teens.

The ISRC library has many resources including books, DVDs, games, and toys. To request this book or any other library resources, contact [email protected].  
The ISRC library consists of an expanding collection of over 1,200 items, including books, DVDs, CDs, test kits, toys, and games related to deafness, deaf culture, sign language, blindness, mental health, behavior management, parenting, and administration. The catalog can be accessed via the Library Page of the ISRC website. 

ISRC library materials may be requested by contacting [email protected] or by calling 847-559-8195. We also accept requests by fax at 847-559-8199. All our resources are free and will be mailed to you with return postage included.

Check out our other newsletters:

ISRC Review highlights our activities, especially those of interest to parents and educators of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Parent Connections contains parenting tips, resource information and news updates.

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