As parents, we only want nothing but the best for our kids. But what if you have a child that has some developmental differences? They hate tags on their clothes, are very picky eaters or tend to chew on their clothes or hair? This is just a few of many characteristics of kids who have Sensory Processing Disorders. Perhaps your child is the 1 in 88 diagnosed with Autism? The information out there can be overwhelming and sometimes your doctor cannot offer you the resources you need to help your child.
Neighborhood Parents Network proudly presents their 2nd Annual Developmental Differences Resource Fair! This event was created to help parents of children (from birth through 8th grade) with a range of developmental differences - developmental delays (i.e., speech, motor skills), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), autism, ADD/ADHD, PDD-NOS, mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, Down Syndrome, physical disabilities, and more.
The fair offers a unique way to help families gain a better understanding for their child's developmental differences by putting a resourceful fair together where parents can feel safe and understood.
Where: Gordon Tech High School, 3633 N. California Ave., Chicago
When: Sunday, Feb. 10, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Who: FREE & Open to the public. RSVP to get your ticket!
Schedule of Events:
10:30 am - 11:15 am - Understanding & Dealing with Health Insurance - Gail Borgerd, MedicClaim
10:30 am -11:15 am - Managing Challenging Behaviors - Tuesday’s Child & Parent Panel
11:30 am - 12:15 pm - Understanding Sensory Processing in order to Support Attention and Development/ Lorell Marin, Leep Forward & Leep Beyond & Michaja Prendergast, Prendergast Pediatrics
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm - Navigating the IEP Process - Susan R. Singerman, MA
Kids are welcomed and everyone will receive a good bag for attending.