EI Lunch and Learn (Bi-Monthly)

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Navigating the Transition from an IFSP to and IEP

Trainer:  Amy Slutzky, MA, LPC, NCC

When: Thursday,  July 11, 2019: 1-2:30 

Where: Grayslake Heritage Center, 164 Hawley St, Grayslake, IL

Cost: $10

EI Credit Hours: pending 

Questions, Contact: Lindsey Fry (847) 223-7433 or Lindseyf@pediatricinteractions.com

Description: You will learn more about the transition to IEPs and how to prepare parents for that shift as their child approaches their third birthday. You will learn strategies to support families as they transition from their child having an Individualized Family Service Plan to and Individualized Education Plan so that families can feel prepared for this change and experience a smooth transition.


September 12- Navigating the IEP Process (Pam Lebellarte)

November 14- Supporting Families Through Grief and Loss (Amy Slutzky)

Amy Slutzky, MA, LPC, NCC is the owner and sole practitioner for LiveNLearn® Consulting. She was a classroom teacher for 15 years with the pleasure of having taught in public high schools, alternative high schools, a charter middle school, and a gifted program for upper elementary students. She was honored in Who's Who Amongst America's Teachers in 2000 and named to the Honor Roll of the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice in 2015. During a transitional phase of her career, she pursued a master's degree in Professional Counseling with a focus on community counseling. She completed clinical work in the field of juvenile justice and substance abuse to complete licensure and continued as a life coach specializing in work with adolescents, families, and substance abuse. Amy volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Lake County, IL for abused and neglected children from 2007 until 2017. She then switched her volunteer activity to Give An Hour, a nonprofit that connects active and retired military and their families with mental health counseling. Amy's goals revolve around helping individuals and families be their best selves by using successes in the past to confront and conquer current life challenges. She is passionate about helping parents trust their instincts in advocating for their children in and out of the classroom.