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Attention moms over 40 with children between newborn and 4 years old (or about that age) - this is the group for you!
 
Please join NPN volunteer, Cathy, who leads a Zoom chat for moms 40+ to connect and talk about the unique challenges and joys you face as moms.
 
Please sign up for this group to attend one or all of these meetups and drop in for as long as you can! This group will meet at 12:15 - 1:45 PM. You will receive a Zoom upon RSVPing and the link again before the meeting.
 
NPN members only. Please register once for you and your child(ren). You will receive an email confirmation after you register. Questions? Contact Cathy at giantjumperee@gmail.com.

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Get the support and resources your child needs at our IN-PERSON fair
NPN will follow all IDPH and City of Chicago COVID guidelines. Check back for the latest updates.
 
If your child has a physical, developmental or intellectual challenge, NPN's 11th Annual Developmental Differences Resource Fair can help. Our free fair puts you in touch with school options, therapy providers and more resources that will encourage your child to reach his or her highest potential. Your child does not need to have a diagnosis for you to benefit from the resources offered at this fair. Parents with concerns about their child's development due to COVID regression will find help here.
 
Parents can chat with speech, occupational, physical and ABA therapy providers; schools; fun extracurricular options; and more at the exhibitor booths. Plus, get advice and strategies you can use immediately at free expert-led sessions.
 
Exhibit Hall Hours 1:00 - 4:00pm
List of Exhibitors
 
Sessions - These in-person sessions will be recorded. RSVP today to receive a link to the live recordings after the event.
 
12:00 - 1:00pm IEP Questions & Answers with Mo Buti 
Mo Buti M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN, QIDP, is an advocate and instructional expert who is devoted to supporting individuals and families affected by autism and other disabilities. Providing guidance and support to navigate the school district’s complex systems, she assists parents with every stage of the IEP process. This session will start with a short presentation from Mo, and then open up to questions from the audience. Prior to attending this session, we strongly encourage parents to watch our previously recorded session, IEP 101. Find more free IEP-related sessions in NPN's Video Library.
 
One attendee at this session will win a free IEP evaluation session with Mo! Must be present to win. 
 
3:15 - 3:45pm Paying for Services through Grants and Government Programs
Kimi Matsumura is the founder and CEO of Chicago Autism Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families find and afford effective autism therapy and supports. Kimi will speak about Health Insurance Premium Payment grants (HIPP), Priority of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS), Supplemental Security Insurance for Children (SSI), local private grants, national private grants, and Medicaid.
 
Attendees at this session will be able to sign up to receive Kimi's detailed slides to reference after the event.
 
4:00 - 5:00pm From Recreation to Competition: Enrichment Opportunities for Your Child
Chicago has so many enrichment opportunities for your child and in this session you will hear from some of the best. Learn how your child can become a competitive or performing participant, or simply have fun. 
 
Our esteemed presenters are:
Sam Mauceri, Director of Education & Access Programs, Chicago Children's Theatre
Blair Sarkiss, Master Instructor, HMD Academy Chicago Tae Kwon Do
Eileen Guinane, Special Olympics Administrator, Chicago Park District Special Recreation and Special Olympics
Catherine Attfield, Studio Manager, Intrigue Dance & Performance Arts Center
John Fitzpatrick, Owner and Head Coach, Chicago Blue Dolphins
Laura Fillenwarth, Executive Director, Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN) Chicago
 
This panel is presented to you by Chicago Children's Theatre and  HMD Academy Chicago Tae Kwon Do
 
MUST-KNOW INFO
When: Saturday, May 7 12pm–5pm  (exhibit hall hours are 1:00 - 4:00)
Where: UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago
Who: Open to the public! Registration required. This event is designed for adults but we understand that arranging childcare can be difficult. Parents attending with children will not be turned away.
Cost: FREE. $25 donation recommended. Donate here. NPN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We rely on your financial support to bring free resources like this to Chicago families.
Covid precautions: NPN will follow all IDPH and City of Chicago Covid guidelines. As the guidelines change periodically, check back for updates.
 
Interested in exhibiting or advertising opportunities? Find out more HERE.
 
Questions? Email Events Manager Elizabeth Gourio at egourio@npnparents.org.
By registering for this event, you agree that NPN may share your name and email address with our presenting sponsors.
 

139 users have RSVPed, including

  • ChicagoRiverMom
  • NPN Laura
  • Amy Johnson
  • NPN Tareema
  • Member60844

    

NPN's annual Online Auction offers great deals on items Chicago parents want and love, including kids' classes, activities, restaurant gift certificates, massages and access to cool experiences you can't find anywhere else.
 
With the proceeds from our auction, NPN, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will be able to continue to provide support and resources designed to solve the challenges of parenting in Chicago.
 
Bidding opens May 11 at 5am and closes at 10pm on May 15.
 
Preview link for items at www.biddingforgood.com/npnparents
 
Questions? Email Amy Johnson at amy@npnparents.org. 
 
Thank you to our sponsors:
 
Major sponsor: Children's Learning Place
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Special thanks sponsor: A&H Childproofers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friend of NPN sponsor: Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

    

Attention moms over 40 with children between newborn and 4 years old (or about that age) - this is the group for you!
 
Please join NPN volunteer, Cathy, who leads a Zoom chat for moms 40+ to connect and talk about the unique challenges and joys you face as moms.
 
Please sign up for this group to attend one or all of these meetups and drop in for as long as you can! This group will meet at 8:00 to 9:30 PM. You will receive a Zoom upon RSVPing and the link again before the meeting.
 
NPN members only. Please register once for you and your child(ren). You will receive an email confirmation after you register. Questions? Contact Cathy at giantjumperee@gmail.com.

0 users have RSVPed

    

NPN's annual Online Auction offers great deals on items Chicago parents want and love, including kids' classes, activities, restaurant gift certificates, massages and access to cool experiences you can't find anywhere else.
 
With the proceeds from our auction, NPN, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will be able to continue to provide support and resources designed to solve the challenges of parenting in Chicago.
 
Bidding opens May 11 at 5am and closes at 10pm on May 15.
 
Preview link for items at www.biddingforgood.com/npnparents
 
Questions? Email Amy Johnson at amy@npnparents.org. 
 
Thank you to our sponsors:
 
Major sponsor: Children's Learning Place
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Special thanks sponsor: A&H Childproofers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friend of NPN sponsor: Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

    

NPN's annual Online Auction offers great deals on items Chicago parents want and love, including kids' classes, activities, restaurant gift certificates, massages and access to cool experiences you can't find anywhere else.
 
With the proceeds from our auction, NPN, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will be able to continue to provide support and resources designed to solve the challenges of parenting in Chicago.
 
Bidding opens May 11 at 5am and closes at 10pm on May 15.
 
Preview link for items at www.biddingforgood.com/npnparents
 
Questions? Email Amy Johnson at amy@npnparents.org. 
 
Thank you to our sponsors:
 
Major sponsor: Children's Learning Place
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Special thanks sponsor: A&H Childproofers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friend of NPN sponsor: Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

 

    

As parents it is hard to imagine our kids as adults, especially if your child is developmentally different. Will they go to college, trade school or get a job? Are there employment opportunities and, if so, what type? Will they be able to live independently? The panelists on this webinar can help you prepare for the many different options for your child so they can live the most fulfilling life possible.
 
PEERS Chicago will discuss their social coaching program for young adults and Urban Autism Solutions will present their residences, transition academy and farm solution program. We will also learn about Elmhurst University's  Learning and Success Academy and Anixter Center will discuss their pathway to college and employment programs.
 
Our esteemed panel consists of:
Diane Gould, CEO and Owner, PEERS Chicago
Heather Tarczan, Executive Director, Urban Autism Solutions
Tim Ahlberg, Assistant Director of Admissions, Elmhurst University ELSA
Dina Donohue-Chase, Vice President of Growth & Innovation, Anixter Center
 
 
 
 

39 users have RSVPed, including

  • NPN Laura
  • Jacqueline Camacho
  • Jamie C
  • LaSharra Wilson
  • Kark

    

NPN's annual Online Auction offers great deals on items Chicago parents want and love, including kids' classes, activities, restaurant gift certificates, massages and access to cool experiences you can't find anywhere else.
 
With the proceeds from our auction, NPN, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will be able to continue to provide support and resources designed to solve the challenges of parenting in Chicago.
 
Bidding opens May 11 at 5am and closes at 10pm on May 15.
 
Preview link for items at www.biddingforgood.com/npnparents
 
Questions? Email Amy Johnson at amy@npnparents.org. 
 
Thank you to our sponsors:
 
Major sponsor: Children's Learning Place
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Special thanks sponsor: A&H Childproofers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friend of NPN sponsor: Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

    

NPN's annual Online Auction offers great deals on items Chicago parents want and love, including kids' classes, activities, restaurant gift certificates, massages and access to cool experiences you can't find anywhere else.
 
With the proceeds from our auction, NPN, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will be able to continue to provide support and resources designed to solve the challenges of parenting in Chicago.
 
Bidding opens May 11 at 5am and closes at 10pm on May 15.
 
Preview link for items at www.biddingforgood.com/npnparents
 
Questions? Email Amy Johnson at amy@npnparents.org. 
 
Thank you to our sponsors:
 
Major sponsor: Children's Learning Place
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Special thanks sponsor: A&H Childproofers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friend of NPN sponsor: Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

    

If you got outbid last week in our Online Auction, you have another chance to win! NPN's annual Second Chance Auction offers even better deals on items Chicago parents want and love, including kids' classes, activities, restaurant gift certificates, massages and access to cool experiences you can't find anywhere else.
 
With the proceeds from our auction, NPN, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will be able to continue to provide support and resources designed to solve the challenges of parenting in Chicago.
 
Bidding opens May 18 at 5am and closes at 10pm on May 19.
 
Preview link for items at www.biddingforgood.com/npnparents
 
Questions? Email Amy Johnson at director@npnparents.org. 
 
Thank you to our sponsors:
 
Major sponsor: Children's Learning Place
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Special thanks sponsor: A&H Childproofers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friend of NPN sponsor: Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

    

If you got outbid last week in our Online Auction, you have another chance to win! NPN's annual Second Chance Auction offers even better deals on items Chicago parents want and love, including kids' classes, activities, restaurant gift certificates, massages and access to cool experiences you can't find anywhere else.
 
With the proceeds from our auction, NPN, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, will be able to continue to provide support and resources designed to solve the challenges of parenting in Chicago.
 
Bidding opens May 18 at 5am and closes at 10pm on May 19.
 
Preview link for items at www.biddingforgood.com/npnparents
 
Questions? Email Amy Johnson at director@npnparents.org. 
 
Thank you to our sponsors:
 
Major sponsor: Children's Learning Place
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Special thanks sponsor: A&H Childproofers

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Friend of NPN sponsor: Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

    

Attention moms over 40 with children between newborn and 4 years old (or about that age) - this is the group for you!
 
Please join NPN volunteer, Cathy, who leads a Zoom chat for moms 40+ to connect and talk about the unique challenges and joys you face as moms.
 
Please sign up for this group to attend one or all of these meetups and drop in for as long as you can! This group will meet at 12:15 - 1:45 PM. You will receive a Zoom upon RSVPing and the link again before the meeting.
 
NPN members only. Please register once for you and your child(ren). You will receive an email confirmation after you register. Questions? Contact Cathy at giantjumperee@gmail.com.

3 users have RSVPed, including

  • Member60585
  • SGraff
  • AnneY

    

We're meeting in person this month! Woo-hoo! However, masks are required.
 
It’s a night to be supported, to ask questions and share resources, and to be with other parents who get what it’s like to deal with special challenges for their kids. Parents of kids with all types of developmental differences welcome (sensory processing disorder, autism, ADD/ADHD, PDD-NOS, mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, Down syndrome, physical disabilities, medical issues, etc.). Parents/family only, please (no therapists, students or business owners).
 
Feel free to bring drinks or snacks you'd  like to share!

14 users have RSVPed, including

  • Polina
  • NPN Laura
  • tmary
  • nora hennessy
  • Member60461

    

Attention moms over 40 with children between newborn and 4 years old (or about that age) - this is the group for you!
 
Please join NPN volunteer, Cathy, who leads a Zoom chat for moms 40+ to connect and talk about the unique challenges and joys you face as moms.
 
Please sign up for this group to attend one or all of these meetups and drop in for as long as you can! This group will meet at 8:00 to 9:30 PM. You will receive a Zoom upon RSVPing and the link again before the meeting.
 
NPN members only. Please register once for you and your child(ren). You will receive an email confirmation after you register. Questions? Contact Cathy at giantjumperee@gmail.com.

1 user has RSVPed, including

  • Member62413




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