• EPEC Logo: Exceptional Parents of Exceptional Children Our Mission:  To bring together and support families, caregivers, and educators of children with exceptional needs in SD308. 

  • Officers

    President - Stefan Bjes
     
    Vice President Communication - Desiree Meyer
     
    Secretary - Jackie Bjes
     
    *There are open board spots if anyone is interested
     

     

    What EPEC is:

    • A liaison between the district and parents of exceptional children 
    • A support group for parents 
    • A resource for schools and their HSA/HSO/PTO/PTA 

     

    What EPEC is NOT:

    • An advocate for IEP/504 documents or meetings
    • An authority on exceptional children
    • Employed by the District

     


     
     
    Follow us on Twitter: @EPECSD308
     
     

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    Meeting Information

    I hope the school year is treating you well. After a difficult year the EPEC team is looking to host virtual meetings and speakers again this year.

     

    We are pleased to announce that our first meeting will be Tuesday, September 21, 2021. (Our apologies for the short notice!) "Special Education 101" will take place via Google meet at 7:00pm. Dr. Hildebrand and the Special Education Administrators will be discussing Special Education Updates and answer any questions parents may have about the special education process. Attached is the link for the Google Meet for that event.

    To join the meeting on Google Meet, click this link: meet.google.com/yoi-jnxj-qbz

    Or open Meet and enter this code: yoi-jnxj-qbz

    Going forward we are trying to plan future meetings for the upcoming school year. Please send us any suggestions or ideas for meetings for the upcoming school year.


  • The Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois Fall Conference

    Posted by Dr. Eric Watt on 9/20/2021 7:30:00 AM

    The Learning Disabilities Association
    of Illinois Fall Conference

     

    October 2, 2021
    8:00 AM - 3:15 PM
     
    Also, The Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois is proud to announce its line-up for the Fall Conference on October 2, 2021, from 8:00am to 3:15pm.
     
    Guest speakers are Matt Cohen, JD, Dr. Doug Fuchs, Connie Parr, Dr. Margaret Carroll and Bev Johns.  Register today at ldaillinois.org Click on "Events" then click the red "Register Here" button.

    Professional Development Credits are available for those who sign in between 8 and 8:15am.
     
    Parents attend free and receive a free membership of LDA of Illinois, members of LDA are free, and non-member fee is $20 which can be applied to a $55 membership if you apply by Sept. 26th.  Student fee is $5.
     
    To honor our former board member, Karen Tipp, a stipend for psychologists or social workers is available under certain conditions.  Apply using the form online at:  www.ldaillinois.org
     
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  • How to Be Successful in Obtaining Funding for a Person with a Disability (Developmentally Disabled; Mental Health Condition & Others)

    Posted by Dr. Eric Watt on 12/4/2020

     

    The following Information was previously presented at the ZOOM Workshop

    Download “The Book” – How To Navigate The Illinois Disability System.

     

    The Workshop addressed the following issues:

    1. Why It Is Essential To Get On State of Illinois “Waiting List.”

    2. What To Do If You Cannot Wait For Your Child’s Name To Be Pulled From The Waiting List.

    3. What Services Are Available For Your Child From The State of Illinois.

    4. Guardianship – How To Obtain / Is Guardianship Necessary?

    5. Special Needs Trusts.

    6. Applying for SSI Benefits at age 18.

    7. Update on Current Litigation in Illinois On Behalf of Disabled Persons & How It Will Affect Your Child.

    8. Strategies To Obtain Funding For Disability Services & Overcome Those Persons Who Say You Cannot Succeed Because You Are Not An Emergency.

    The worksop was provided by farleylaw@aol.com

     

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  • Handout from Legal and Financial Planning for the Special Needs Family Session

    Posted by Eric Watt on 10/17/2019

    On October 9th, the EPIC parent organization hosted Attorney,  Katie M. Clancy, from Clancy and Associates LTD. who shared information on Legal and Financial Planning for the Special Needs Family.

     

    Please find the handout from the event in the link below:

     

    Link to the handout

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Last Modified on September 20, 2021