Parents of children with vision loss will have a wonderful opportunity to connect with other parents as well as learn from experts at two FREE conferences. Mark your calendar for March 11, 2017 if you live downstate or for April 8, 2017 if you live in Northern Illinois. Jane Redmon at [email protected] can provide more details. These events are not to be missed!
Please visit the Illinois Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing website (www.itdhh.org) for an information and registration packet.
ISRC recently added two videos to our YouTube channel! Captions will be available soon.
Deaf Role Models, part one.
Deaf Role Models, part two.
We challenge you to Run/Walk with us! This race will be timed for those who are competitive. We also will have activities for kids, and a DJ for the AFTER PARTY, so be sure to stick around after you've completed your laps! To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/HopToIt5-10K
Proceeds from the event will go towards Hersey Deaf Alumni Association's Scholarship Fund, and SouthWest Cook County Cooperative Association for Special Ed(SWCCCASE)'s Deaf Mentor program. Both organizations focus on Creating Future Leaders.
Gates open at 8 am. Race starts at 9:30 am. There is a Metra Stop right by the school for those taking public transportation.We also welcome sponsors.
For more information, contact [email protected].
Monday, December 19, 2016
Chicago Ridge Mall, 95th and Ridgeland, Chicago Ridge, IL
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Louis Joliet Mall, 3340 Mall Loop Drive, Joliet, IL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Contact Sandy Martinez with questions
Please note the correct date for the ITDHH Pre-Conference is March 2, 2017.
The ISRC Library has been growing its collection of resources for the blind. Most recently,we have added children's books from DK Publishers such as Animals and On the Move.
ISRC library items may be requested by e-mail at [email protected], by phone at 847-559-8195, or by fax at 847-559-8199. The complete list of Books with Sign Language DVDs, as well as the complete library catalog, can be found on the Library Page of the ISRC website at www.isrc.us.
The ISRC Library Catalog is available through the traditional Catalog and free apps available for iPhone, iPad and Android. After installing the apps, set the Library Name to "ISTAC." No password needed.
**Remember our materials are free to borrow and will be mailed to you directly with return postage included. You are invited to take advantage of this extremely valuable resource. The library consists of an expanding collection of over 1200 items, including books, videotapes, audiotapes, test kits, and games related to deafness, deaf culture, sign language, audiology, mental health, behavior management, parenting, and administration. For more information or to request a specific item, please call ISRC at (847)559-8195 or (800)550-4772, e-mail us at [email protected], or visit http://www.isrc.us **
Check out our other newsletters:
ISRC Reviewhighlights our activities, especially those of interest to parents and educators of deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Parent Connectionscontains parenting tips, resource information and news updates.