• Resources, Advocacy, Information, Services, and Support

     

    CHOICES for Parents is a statewide coalition of parents and professionals ensuring that children who are Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing and their families connect with the necessary resources, advocacy, information, services, and support.

  • Family support

    Take advantage of our family programs!

    Resource Notebook

    FREE for parents of children who are Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing.

     

    Professionals can purchase for $20 each.

    READ Kits

    A key goal of CHOICES for Parents is to support parents in the early stages of literacy development with their Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind child and foster a love of books.

    Videos & Webinars

    Watch instructional videos and webinars that specifically target reading strategies you can use while reaA small taglineding with a Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind child.

    Connections

    Request a Mentor Now!

    On-going, family-centered support program that links adults who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing called Mentors, with families who have children who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing, providing an array of support services.

    KidFest

    Annual social event for families of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing children to connect and make new friends!

  • community support

    Check out more opportunities below!

    READ Day

    To foster a love of literacy, CHOICES for Parents goes into schools for READ Day with Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Programs statewide. We also sponsor the annual DEAR Day....Drop Everything And READ in schools and early intervention!

    Sign Language Classes

    CHOICES for Parents offers FREE American Sign Language classes taught in spoken Spanish and English. These classes are for parents whose children are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Family members are welcome

    EHDI Day

    An annual recognition event to highlight the importance of early hearing detection and intervention efforts in Illinois.

    ARMED

    Every child has a dream and every dream deserves a chance. A great way to start is to find out what other adults who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing have achieved.

  • contact us today!

    Have questions? Want more information?

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    Go to REQUEST SUPPORT and fill out the form.

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    Let us know what information you are looking for.

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    We'll be in touch to follow up!

  • Join us for a coalition meeting

    We meet approximately every 6-8 weeks. You can join us onsite or by phone/video conferencing.

    Meeting Information

    All meetings start at 10:00 am

    Meeting Dates

    Jan 14, 2020 @ CHS

    Feb 25, 2020 @ ISRC

    April 14, 2020 @ Online

    May 19, 2020 @ ISRC

    June 30, 2020 @ CHS

    Aug 11, 2020 @ ISRC

    Sept 22, 2020 @ CHS

    Nov 3, 2020 @ ISRC

    Dec 15, 2020 @ CHS

     

    CHS: 1444 W. Willow St., Chicago, IL 60642

    ISRC: 3444 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062

     

    Zoom Call-in Information:

    https://zoom.us/j/6519468308 or 1-646-558-8656

    Meeting ID: 651 946 8308

     

    ASL interpreters are available at all meetings.

     

    Click here for agendas and minutes.

  • Follow us on Facebook

    Check out our Facebook page!

  • Connect With Us

    Email

    info@CHOICESforParents.org

    Phone

    847.704.0006 (Text or Call)

    866.733.8729

    Mailing Address

    CHOICES for Parents

    1444 W. Willow St.

    Chicago, IL 60642

    Fax

    773.409.1544

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