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 February 2016

Hello Evanston CASE community,


Please join us for our February Parent Connections Support Group meetings: 


Evening Parent Connections Support Group Meeting

January 10th 7:00-9:00 pm at 1940 Sherman,
Suite A. in Evanston.  
Special topic: 
"Self Care: Not Just Another Thing on Your List"
Group moderated by Cari Levin, LCSW
Focus on yourself for an evening.  Join us for fun activity.

Brown Bag Lunch Parent Connections Support Group Meeting

January 17th 11:30-1:00 at 1940 Sherman Ave. Suite A in Evanston.


Let us know you are coming by calling (847) 556-8676.   Drop-in's are welcome.


I hope you find the information in this newsletter informative and interesting.  If you have ideas for content you would like to see, let me know at


Warm regards,


Cari Levin, LCSW

Founding Director

Evanston CASE 


ADHD in Young Children
Best Practices

A newsletter article from CHADD (The National Resource on ADHD) discusses the CDC's recommendations on best-practices in treating children under 6 years old who have been diagnosed with ADHD.

"The CDC wants to increase the number of preschoolers with ADHD receiving behavioral therapy (parent training) and decrease the number of children who receive medication management as the only form of treatment. Medication is recommended if the behavior interventions do not provide significant improvement in the child's symptoms and there is moderate to severe impairment in a child's functioning."

To read the article, click HERE

4 Award-Winning Books

From Disability Scoop

"Four new books for kids and teens are being lauded for focusing on disabilities with a set of awards handed out alongside the famed Caldecott and Newbery Medals."

"Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah," written by Laurie Ann Thompson and illustrated by Sean Qualls,

Lynda Mullaly Hunt's "Fish in a Tree"

"The War that Saved my Life" written by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley

Teresa Toten's "The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B,"

To read more, click HERE

Assistive Technology

From a blog post in the Expert Corner on by Jamie Martin.

"In my work as a technology consultant, parents often ask me: "What's the first assistive technology I should get for my child?"
My quick answer is almost always: "Text-to-speech."

"Text-to-speech converts electronic words into spoken ones. It can also highlight them as they're read aloud. This can help kids with learning and attention issues interact with text."

To read the entire post, click HERE