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Executive Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Executive Committee of the Ford County Special Education Cooperative will take place on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 in the GCMS Unit Office located at 307 N. Sangamon Ave., Gibson City.  The agenda is on the … Continue reading

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Timely & Meaningful Consultation Meeting

On Friday, June 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., a meeting conducted by the Ford County Special Education Cooperative will take place at Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School, Room 102, 815 N. Church St., Gibson City.  The purpose of the meeting will … Continue reading

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Computers for Students

Retro-Tech, Inc. of Peoria has a program that supplies students with computers for a single fee of $60 per computer.  There is a limit of 2 computers per household.  For more information, call 309-682-0675 or visit their store which is … Continue reading

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Parent Training Workshop on April 4

A free Parent Training Workshop titled “Educational Rights & Advocacy Course: Understanding Special Education in Illinois,” will be held on April 4, 2014 at Illinois State University.  Please see the following brochure for more information. Parent Advocacy ISU April 4

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Parents – Helping Your Child With Organization and Study Skills

Below is a link to an article written for parents: “Helping Your Child with Organization and Study Skills” http://www.ldonline.org/article/5884/

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Special Needs Planning

A meeting will be held in Champaign to provide people with really valuable information about setting up a Special Needs Trust. Those who attend will learn about these Special Needs Planning topics: Keeping Government Benefits Wills & Special Needs Trusts … Continue reading

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Child Safety and Technology

“Trends in child safety, new technology, and the problem of “juvenoia” Dr. David Finkelhor, PhD October 24, 2013 5:00 p.m. Lewis Center 2nd Floor 919 West Illinois Street Urbana, Illinois 61801 Please see the attachment for more information. This is … Continue reading

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Parent Training About Affecting Legislative Change

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)  is the law that dictates the services children with disabilities receive at school and will be reauthorized soon.  Parents who would like their voices to be heard may participate in free training to learn … Continue reading

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Free Event With Dr. Ross W. Greene, PhD

Dr. Ross W. Greene, author of “The Explosive Child,” will give a FREE two-hour presentation on October 16 in Springfield.  Please click on the link below for more information and how to register for this event.   A light supper … Continue reading

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FY 14 Budget

The following link contains the approved 2013-2014 budget for the Ford County Special Education Cooperative. FCSEC 2014 Budget

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