Informational Panel for Parents of School Age Children

What: An informational panel comprised of five local agencies are collaborating to provide support and resources for families in our community.

When: Tuesday, January 19th from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where:  Click on the link provided to enter the discussion via ZOOM:  Panel Zoom Link



The following panel of providers will be discussing the services and supports provided for families during and after the Remote Learning process. The panelists will provide information about their agencies and options for further consult.

Topic: The Regional Office of Education (ROE)

The ROE provides many services to families including Family Educators, Parents as Teachers, Truancy, and Homeless support

Krista PetersonAssistant Director of Professional Learning   



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TopicSpecial Education Rights During Remote Learning and the Return to In-Person Instruction

 Mike SheaStaff Attorney, Equip for Equality

Special Education Helpline 1-866-543-7046  

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TopicOverview of NICIL services and specifically what you can do to assist parents in the IEP process

 Emily Witt, NICIL Youth Coordinator and Special Projects Coordinator


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TopicFlorissa overview and option for participating in a Tips for Supporting Your Child in Remote Learning

Laura GumbinerFlorissa Clinical and School Psychology Intern. Bi-County Special Education Coop School Psychology Predoctoral Intern.

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TopicBuilding Strong Illinois Families

 Karla BelzerFamily Life Educator University of Illinois Extension

(815 )632-3611