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On the CASE 

 April 2015

Hello Evanston CASE community,


Spring IEP season is in full swing.  If you missed my presentation on Advocacy Strategies for Parents on March 25th, please come to our Parent Connections meeting on April 14th from 7-9 pm.


Parent Connections meetings provide an opportunity for you to engage with other parents who understand and share your concerns.  We share information, resources and ideas you can apply to your own situation.  Struggling to get services for your child at school can be very stressful and upsetting. Join us to learn some strategies to support your goals.



1940 Sherman Ave.

Call 847-556-8676 for directions if needed. 


Hope to see you there!


Warm regards,


Cari Levin, LCSW

Director Evanston CASE


Play as a Vehicle for Progress:

Check out Lekotek


We are so fortunate to have a Lekotek center nearby.  The services they offer are unique and effective. 


"At Lekotek, play strategies are modeled for parents in a re­laxed, cheerful setting by trained and certified Family Play Specialist. Selecting from a large inventory of toys and materials, the Lekotek Leader skillfully demonstrates how to capture the child's attention and engage him or her in mean­ingful interaction. During play sessions/play groups parents & siblings participate, learning how to best inte­grate play techniques and activities into their daily routines at home. At the end of each session, the family borrows several toys from the toy lending library to use at home during the month."


For a membership fee, Lekotek offers a variety of services to families including:

Play Sessions & Playgroups 

Toy Lending Library 

Compuplay - (adaptive and assistive technology, iPads) 

Parent Support 

Toy Evaluations and Ratings 

Find the nearby center at:

Lekotek of Skokie / Shore Community Services

4125 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60076

phone: 847-674-0839 ext. 11   fax: 847-674-1254


To learn more, visit their website HERE