A Target Community Store Grant to the UIC Center for Literacy provided 645 children’s books that were shared with Chicago Head Start parents and children. During our Book Fair events, parents participated in FLAME family literacy lessons, a research-based nationally recognized curriculum, to foster a love of reading. Lessons included strategies, recommendations, and resources for selecting and sharing enjoyable age-appropriate books. Parents were excited receive the books provided by Target and appreciated the opportunity to add to their home libraries. Thank you Target!
The UIC Center for Literacy opened its second Resource Center for Autism & Developmental Delays (RCADD) location on May 31st. A community reception featured Commissioner Evelyn Diaz of the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services presiding over the ribbon cutting.
RCADD programs encourage early intervention by sharing an extensive lending library of books, software, games, home teaching kits and visual supports with parents and teachers. “Parents often don’t know where to turn when first learning their child has ASD. It is a real challenge for parents with limited resources,” said Dr. Maureen Meehan, Director of Community Literacy Programs.
RCADD is a partnership with the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services, the Hope Institute for Children and Families, and The Autism Program of Illinois.
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