NSSEO Autism Parent Support Meetings

The Autism Parent Group offers an opportunity for parents to share resources and problem solve with other parents, learn information around strategies and supports for their child with autism, discuss ways to support themselves and their families well as hear speakers on selected topics of interest.

September 22, 2016

October 25, 2016

November 29, 2016

No Meeting in December

January 26, 2017

February 21, 2017

March 23, 2017

April 18, 2017

May 23rd, 2017

Contact Julie Hoadley at jhoadley@nsseo.org for more information  847-463-8131.


Parent / Caregiver Training Series:

For parents of students with special needs, dealing with challenging behaviors can be difficult.  Throughout the series, parents will learn tools and strategies to implement in the home environment, have an opportunity to network with other parents of children with disabilities, problem solve specific struggles and connect with community resources to support the implementation of strategies.

Promoting Positive Behaviors – October 18, 2016 → Presentation

Developing Social Emotional Skills December 8, 2016 → Presentation

Understanding and Responding to Challenging Behaviors – February 15, 2017 → Presentation

When Things Get Heated: Responding in a Crisis – April 25, 2017 → Presentation


NSSEO Parent – Adult Agency Tours

Please contact  Laura Fine lfine@nsseo.org 847-485-2273 or Jill Wood jwood@nsseo.org, 847-485-2272  with any questions or concerns.


Informational Tours are designed to give families an overview of creative adult programming, residential models and employment options both in our area and in surrounding communities.  It is our hope that these tours will show you not only what is currently available but also inspire you with what is possible.  To attend any of our tours, please reserve your spot by emailing your name, telephone number, and whether you are a parent, educator or service provider to ConnectToCommunityInc@gmail.com.  Opportunities to carpool will be available.

Connect To Community Informational Tours 

For additional information about these and other Connect to Community events, please visit our website at www.ConnectToCommunityInc.org.


Community Opportunities

Amita Health:  Autism Spectrum Disorders: Social Thinking© 1 

Amita Health:  Autism Spectrum Disorders: Social Thinking© 2 

Amita Health:  Teen Scene →

Pursuit 2 – Clearbrook and NWSRA adult day program expansion →


NSSEO Professional Development

NSSEO Professional Development offers a wide range of in-services and workshops.  Many of these workshops are available to parents.

See workshop flyers under NSSEO Professional Development→


NSSEO Wordless in partner ship with       ctc_logo

NSSEO Professional Development and Connect to Community are offering the following:

FRIDAY FORUM SERIES AT THE PALATINE LIBRARY – 700 N Court, Palatine – Meeting Room 1 – 11:00 – 12:30 

Friday Forum Seminars 


April 8, 2017 →


NSSEO Assistive and Instructional Technology

NSSEO Assistive and Instructional Technology departments offer a wide range of in-services and workshop.  Many of these workshops are available to parents.

See workshop flyers under NSSEO Assistive and Instructional Technology



NSSEO and it’s member districts are part of the Infinitec North Coalition.  Infinitec offers a wide range of workshops, online videos, and webinars.   


For more information regarding Infinitec, contact Mary Ann McGinn (mmcginn@nsseo.org), NSSEO Technology Coordinator.