SOS for 2e Guest Speaker

SOS for 2e Guest Speaker

Carol Dimas – Director/Owner of Educational Advocacy and Consulting

PROACTIVE   PREPARE    AWARE

Successfully advocating for your child

August 29, 2016

Naperville Municipal Building – Room B

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

SOS for 2e is excited to welcome everyone back from the summer break and start this school season of guest speaker events with Carol Dimas.  Carol will begin this year with tips that will help you successfully advocate for your child(ren) this year.    

PROACTIVE – What you need to do prior to your meeting

PREPARE – What you need to do to come as prepared as you can and to anticipate what might be discussed

AWARE – Be aware of your rights and the most recent letters, advice and regulations to support your child(ren)

 

Carol Dimas Bio

Carol Dimas is an Illinois State-Certified Highly Qualified Teacher in Elementary Education and Special Education K-12. She is a Reading Specialist and Learning Behavior Specialist. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and a Masters of Science in Special Education.

During her twenty-five plus years’ experience in education, Carol began teaching children with special needs in the public school system. She helped pilot a program that involved a collaboration between the school district and Loyola University Department of Psychiatry.  She was also the chair of the Special Education committee to develop a district-wide Positive Behavior Intervention Program.

She then focused her efforts in assisting students and families through her firm, Educational Advocacy and Consulting. This successful practice partners with families, parent groups, clinicians, private therapeutic schools and public school districts to serve families and children by advocating for their needs.

Carol is a member of the Council of Parents, Attorneys and Advocates, the International Dyslexia Association, the International Literacy Association, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and is a listed provider in the Wrightslaw Yellow Pages for Kids.

Please RSVP if you are interested in attending this event to  sosfor2e@gmail.com

 

Mark your calendars for upcoming Guest Speaker Events:

September 19 – Dr. Jim Clausen – Holistic approach to support 2e children

October 17 – Carlene Bauwens – ADD/ADHD coach – Addressing homework burnout

December 5 – Adrienne Osmun – Topic TBD

January 16 – Open

February 20 – Jessica Brown McBroom – Executive Functioning

March 20 – Micki Moran- Topic TBD

April 17 – Open

 

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