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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


We provide information and support for parents through our Parent Connections meetings, our private Parent Connections Facebook group, our On the CASE newsletter and our CASEline phone number.

We are commited to advancing disability awareness in the Evanston community through collaboration with the City and the school system.

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On the CASE 

  November 2015

Hello Evanston CASE community,

Our next Parent Connections Support Group meeting will be held on November 11th at 7:00 pm.  See details below.

Announcing our Parent Connections Brown Bag Lunch Group.  If attending the evening group is tough for you, we are offering an alternative.  The first Brown Bag group will be on November 18th, 11:30-1:00.  See details below.

I hope you find the information here useful.  Please contact us with any requests or ideas for content in our next newsletter.

Warm regards,
Cari Levin, LCSW
Director Evanston CASE

Young Adults on the Spectrum Learn the Ins and Outs of Socialization:
The PEERS Program
Here is an example of what PEERS is like from

"...(T)he nine students around the table have a variety of developmental or mental disorders; the majority of them have autism. They've enrolled in a 16-week program to help them navigate the treacherous waters of social interaction, and on this Monday night, week 11 of the session, they're diving into the perils of dating.

To learn more, click HERE

There is a PEERS program offered locally for teens and young adults.  For more information, click HERE

Parent Connections Support Group Meeting
November 11th (7:00-8:30)
(And see below for info. about our new lunchtime Parent Connections meeting option!)

Parent Connections Support Group meetings provide an opportunity for parents to meet others who "get it". Parents benefit from the experience of others, share resources and receive information.

Wednesday, November 11th from 7:00-8:30 pm. Meetings will be held at 1940 Sherman Ave. Suite A at the corner of Foster and Sherman in Evanston.

If you can, please let us know that you are coming so we can prepare the necessary amount of materials (and of course treats too!). Call (847) 556-8676 or email
Announcing our new lunchtime Parent Connections meeting option!
Wednesday, Nov 18th 11:30-1:00

In response to the feedback we have received about evening meetings being inconvenient for some parents, we are excited to announce our new "Brown Bag Parent Connections" meetings.

The first one will be on Wednesday, November 18th 11:30-1:00 at 1940 Sherman Ave. Suite A in Evanston.  Bring a bag lunch and join the conversation.