Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 917 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff


    Come join our fellow PLDSE members on 

    Wednesday, June 27th 1:30-3:00 pm 

    for our 

    2018 Summer Service Project Volunteering at Bernie’s Book Bank

    Bernie’s Books collects, processes and distributes new and used children’s books to at–risk pre-school and school age children throughout Chicagoland. As volunteers, we will be leveling books for school age children and have lots of fun doing it.  

    Bernie’s Books is located at 917 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff. Their new facilities are updated and air conditioned. 

    Map: Bernie's Location

    All volunteers must use the link below to register for this session. Note: for minors the waiver contained in this form may only be completed by a parent or guardian.

    Volunteer Registration

    All volunteers under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  We require a 1 adult per every four volunteers under age 14.  

    •      Volunteers aged 14-17 who have a current waiver on file may volunteer without a parent or guardian present.

    •      No outside food or beverage in the Processing Center. 

    •      Please consider donating new or gently used children’s books on the day of your event. Donations of children's books (birth-6th grade) are always appreciated.

    •      Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your scheduled start time for check-in. 

    Please email us (asap!) at se2@comcast.net to let us know you can join us.

    We look forward to volunteering with you!


Past events

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Why Gossip Matters: Social, Organization, Psychological and Psychotherapeutic Dynamics, by Jay Einhorn, PhD, LCPC
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Using Relationships to Create a Safe Learning Environment in the Classroom, by Jean Rounds, The Erikson Institute
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Executive Functioning in Youth, by John Frampton, Ph.D. and Ashley Mayworm, Ph.D.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Educational State and Federal Funding and Case Law Updates: What you need to know
Monday, June 19, 2017 Volunteer at Bernie's
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 Research and Strategies Supporting Children's Positive Peer Relationships
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 The Effects of Language Difficulties on Reading Comprehension and Writing
Saturday, December 03, 2016 Dr. Janet Lerner Fall Seminar: Do It in Chrome: Apps, Extensions and Add-Ons to Support Struggling Learners
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 Executive Functioning: Development, Assessment, and Clinical Implications
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Learning Disabilities Then and Now: Models, Economics, Politics, Practice, Viability
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Volunteer at Bernie's
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 Annual Dinner: Wolcott School: From Concept to Commencement
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Pills and Skills in Psychiatry- 2016 Update on Pills
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Educational GPS Systems: How do new licensure and student assessments affect you?
Saturday, December 05, 2015 Dr. Janet Lerner Fall Seminar: Morphology: Making Sense of Spelling, presented by Gina Cooke
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Sensory Processing and State Regulation in the Classroom
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 The New WISC-5: Clinical Assessment, Application, and Collaboration with Special Educators
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Expression, Exploration, Change and Growth through Art, Dance, Drama and Music
Saturday, December 06, 2014 Fall Seminar: Childhood Anxiety in the Classroom: Strategies for Identifying and Managing Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

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Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities.  PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation.  PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members.  PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.  

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