The Evanston Public Library and Citizens for Appropriate Special Education will hold their second Special Needs Resource Fair for parents and caregivers of children with special needs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Visitors to the resource fair can meet with about 40 local clinicians and agencies whose work serves and supports children with special needs. Information will be available from these organizations, along with time for answering questions.
The Evanston community is home to many families whose children have special needs. The Special Needs Resource Fair provides an opportunity for families to connect in person with providers of much needed services. The event also facilitates networking and a collaborative spirit among professionals, as well as a chance for these families to connect with one another.
Among the participants will be the Dyslexia Buddy Network, who will host a dyslexia simulation experience. Other participants include North Shore Pediatric Therapy; Institute for Therapy Through the Arts; ABS Behavioral Services; The Autism Family Center; Alissa Chung, Developmental Psychology; Have Dreams; Special Gifts Theatre; Wee Speech; Lisa Barich, Pediatric Physical Therapy; The Sensory Kids Store; North Shore Family Services; District 65 Special Services; Jennifer Frankfurter, Special Needs Photography; Orion Couling, Edge of Orion Theater Program; Calian and Gross, Special Education Law; Mason Intervention; Cherry Preschool; The Childcare Network of Evanston; The Center for Independent Futures; Esther Buchbinder, Occupational Therapy; The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy; The Written Word Learning Center; STAR NET Region II; and PANDAS/PANS Advocacy and Support.