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March 2017   Family E-newsletter
Don't Miss These Greens
Students at the Lemonade Stand, Golf 2015
Spring is officially here and that means that many golfers will be out on the greens in no time at all.  There is a debate about the role of luck in golf, which is a big topic this month.  We hope that you will consider joining us at our Tournament this year and you can see how important luck might be...

The 12th annual Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, June 6th at the prestigious Cantigny Golf Club.  Our alumni speakers during the dinner program will be Jackie Sollars '00 and Harah Gurtz '12.   Click here to read the full article. 
Recently Heard...
Meet Jackie...
An alumni success story, read more about Jackie by clicking here.
Visionary Voices
Dr. Michele's blog about parenting styles. 
Parent Resources
Institute for Parents of Preschool Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing - June 11-16, 2017
The Institute is a one-week program for parents of children (0-5 years old) with hearing loss. Held at the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, Illinois, this offers an opportunity to learn about hearing loss, support your child will need and resources available to families. For more information, contact the Institute at (800) 322-3722. Click here for the full flyer. 

Helping Students Overcome Listening Fatigue
Parents of both current and alumni children have expressed how exhausted their children are at the end of a school day.  Listening is hard work!  The attached article from our friends at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech provides you with a description of "listening fatigue" and also provides you with strategies to help your child overcome listening fatigue. See page 6 for the full article.

Lovin' Literacy - Repetition & Reading
Read our latest Lovin' Literacy articles for February and March, click here

Nut-Free Lunches for Picky Eaters
Making lunches can often be a challenging and time-consuming task.  Often times resorting to a peanut butter sandwich can be a time-saving option.  However; what do you do when your child has a peanut allergy?  Or your school is a peanut-free environment? This link provides you with some nut-free lunch options.
Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events for Families, Students & Professionals
We receive a great deal of information about upcoming events for families, students and alumni as well as professionals. To see the latest in these upcoming events, please click here. We'll work to keep this list updated.

MED-EL Mingle - Multiple Events
Our friends at MED-EL are hosting five open houses for individuals to learn about cochlear implant equipment, troubleshooting and rehab resources as well as to connect with other families. At Child's Voice Wood Dale on April 5th and June 7th. At Child's Voice Chicago on May 3rd. Click here  for more details. 

Cochlear Implant Families Bring Your Own Bag/Box (BYOB) 
On May 3, join Child's Voice and two implant companies (Cochlear and MED-EL) as they help families learn first-hand from experts in this equipment. Click here for more. 

Parent Advocacy Training
Training is being offered at Child's Voice for parents of children with hearing loss and other special needs. This will include IDEA Law information. Click here for the full flyer with details. 

Register Today! 
Child's Voice Golf Tournament
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Cantigny Golf Club. Click here for more.

Please save the date - Autumn Gala
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Morton Arboretum

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