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 March 2016

Don't Miss This Event -- Save the Date! 

Evanston CASE Presents
Dyslexia: Evaluations, Best-Practices, Advocacy Strategies and the Law

Panel Presentation by Dr. Sharon Johnson, Neuropsychologist, Cari Levin, LCSW and Special Education Advocate, Jill Calian and Rachael Gross, Special Education Attorneys at Law

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:00 - 8:30pm 
Evanston Public Library Downtown Branch, 1703 Orrington Ave.
To register, contact us at or (847)566-8676

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 

IEP Transition Planning Requirements
Local Program at Orchard Academy
Spring is the time to convene annual review meetings.  Use this opportunity to discuss your student's needs beyond high school regardless of what grade they are in.

Orchard Academy in Skokie provides comprehensive services to assist your student.  Their services can be paid for by the high school when placement in their program is deemed appropriate to serve their needs.

Orchard Academy Summer Program details HERE

If you feel your student needs ongoing support to transition to independence up until they are 22, make sure that the high school has written a comprehensive and appropriate transition plan into their IEP.  

For information about what a good transition plan looks like, click HERE

Ensure that the IEP continues to have goals relating to transitioning into adult life in the areas of daily living, vocation, community and social interaction.