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LogoEvanston Citizens for Appropriate Special Education (CASE) is a community advocacy organization focused on the needs of students with disabilities in  Evanston/Skokie District 65 and ETHS District 202


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On the CASE 

 May 2015

Hello Evanston CASE community,


Don't miss our last Parent Connections meeting until the fall: Tuesday, May 12th 7-9 p.m.


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


What if Dyslexia Meant Smart?


Interesting blog post on 4/2015 from Brock Aide on


Brock describes a student who is considered unable to learn, placed in self-contained classroom and feels as though she is stupid.  Brock talks about how people with dyslexia are "late bloomers" and that a paradigm shift is needed as we consider their strengths, not only their challenges.


"Consider for a moment what this story says about the importance of our 'paradigm' of dyslexia -- that is, about how we view the core identity of individuals with dyslexia. All through her early years of school, our friend's core identity was 'learning disabled, but with a few strengths'. At Harvard, it was 'smart, but with some focal challenges'."

"So what changed? Only perception: the way others viewed what was central, and what was secondary."


Read the full post HERE