The Janet W. Lerner Memorial Speaker Series for Parents

Dr. Janet W. Lerner is considered the mother of specific learning disabilities and wrote the first seminal textbook on the topic, Learning Disabilities and Related Disabilities, which is now in its 13th edition. She was Professor Emeritus at Northeastern Illinois University where she served as Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Special Education. She received the J.E. Wallace Wallin Special Education Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council for Exceptional Children and was awarded the Romaine P. Mackie Award from the Pioneers Division of CEC. Janet was a longtime active member of the Learning Disabilities Association of America and LDA Illinois.

All of the sessions in the series are free thanks to the generosity of the Lerner Family
All sessions will be virtual via zoom

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
7:00 p.m.
Can Current Behavior Foretell Future Violence:
Warning Signs to Watch for in Your Child
Bruce Liebe is a consultant and former member of the Illinois State Police and former MacMurray College Senior Director of the School of Professional Studies.

Thursday, November 10, 2022
7:00 p.m.
How Can Adults with Learning Disabilities Access Services
Susy Woods is a seasoned adult access advocate, former assistive technology and public policy representative, and former accessibility office director.

Monday, December 5, 2022
7:00 p.m.
Improving Your Child’s Social Skills through the Arts: Navigating Social Situation and Regulating Emotions
Harlie Blauw is a nationally certified school psychologist currently serving students at the Mississippi School of the Arts, a residential high school for artistically gifted students. Dr. Blauw recently completed her doctoral research on the influence of social-emotional learning which is innately embedded in arts education.

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Sep 27 2022


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm