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Trainings from our Partners

Upcoming events from our Partners


Six Principles of IDEA:

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Evaluation: What Parents Should Know to Get Started

July 31, 2024

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Is your child facing challenges in school? Join our informative webinar to navigate the crucial first steps toward securing the support your child needs. Delve into the significance of evaluations, discovering when and how to initiate the process.

Navigating the IEP Process: Special Education Rights Webinar

August 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This webinar provides an overview of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and discusses the parent's role as a member of the IEP team.

The ARC of Illinois

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ILS & F2F Joint Webinars: Transition with Disabilities Series: Transition Rights


Presenter: Jessica Range Staff Attorney with Equip for Equality More details to follow Register in advance for this webinar: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.  

Illinois SLD Project

The 3 Ds Simulation: Understanding and Supporting Learners with Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

Thursday, July 25, 2024

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Join us for an immersive training simulation designed to enhance your understanding of dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia and to equip you with practical strategies to support individuals with these learning differences. This interactive session will provide participants with an opportunity to step into the shoes of those facing these challenges, fostering empathy and deepening insight into the experiences of individuals with specific learning disabilities. In addition to the hands-on simulations, characteristics of dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia will be discussed, and practical strategies and interventions will be shared.

Illinois Technical Assistance Projects (ITAPS) Fall Virtual Institute

Friday, October 11, 2024

7:00 AM - 1:35 PM CT

Join us for an extraordinary day of virtual professional development at the Illinois Technical Assistance Project's Virtual Institute.

The IL SLD Support Project is excited to collaborate with various Illinois Technical Assistance Projects to present a diverse array of sessions tailored for educators across all grade levels and subject areas.

Whether you're a special education teacher, general education teacher, administrator, or paraprofessional, this conference has something for everyone.