Friday, October 30, 2009

The Autism Program releases new video for the AFAA National Town Hall Meeting

Here is the Hope Institute for Children and Families and The Autism Program of Illinois' latest video release to help promote The Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism National Town Hall Meeting on November 13th.  Scholarships are still available for the Chicago site and CEU and CPDUs will be available for Illinois participants.  For More information visit our Autism Town Hall website.

The Hope Institute's Rachel Rambach still making headlines

The Hope Institute for Children and Families', Rachel Rambach continues to gain media attention following an article in Monday's State Journal-Register.  This morning another 11 news sources were passed along to us.

Canton Dail Ledger - Canton, IL

Pekin Times - Pekin, IL

Thursday, October 29, 2009

SJ-R cover story on Hope's Rachel Rambach picked up by 17 nationwide papers

A story released on Monday by the State Journal-Register featuring The Hope Institute for Children and Families' music therapist, Rachel Rambach, was re-printed Wednesday across 17 newspapers nationwide.  The story, Musician offers lyrical learning with music therapy, was re-printed from Boston to Louisiana.  Great Job Rachel!

Galesburg Register-Mail
Olney - Olney Daily Mail

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Press Release: Participants Of Chicago's National Autism Town Hall Meeting Eligible For Continuing Education Credit

The Autism Program of Illinois has announced that Illinois participants at the Chicago location of the AFAA National Town Hall Meeting will be eligible for continuing education credits. Illinois-licensed Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers will be eligible for up to 5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for their participation in the symposium. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPC)will also be eligible for 5 CEU’s for social workers. In addition, Illinois Educators attending the symposium will be eligible for up to 5 Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs). Under state guidelines one unit will be awarded for each contact hour.

Monday, October 26, 2009

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Press Release: Scholarships available for participants of the AFAA National Autism Town Hall Meeting in Chicago

The Autism Program of Illinois and The Hope Institute for Children and Families are pleased to announce the limited availability of scholarships for the Chicago location of the AFAA National Town Hall Meeting.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

SJ-R: Music therapist uses songs as teaching aid at Hope Institute

Rachel Rambach has a song for almost every occasion or teachable moment, from "Yummy Summer" and "Friendly Words" to "Fall into Fall" and "Under, Over, In and Out." The 26-year-old Springfield native has composed more than...Read More at SJ-R

Friday, October 23, 2009

Participants Sought For National Autism Town Hall Meeting In Chicago

The Autism Program of Illinois is seeking participants for the November 13, 2009 AFAA National Town Hall Meeting, central hub to be hosted at the UIC Forum, Chicago.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Examiner: Sixteen city national autism town hall to offer unprecedented opportunity for legislative change

During the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the prevalence of autism-related disorders. A recent Centers of Disease Control report shed further light upon the increase with revised statistics showing that 1 in every 100 American children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Increased prevalence, early diagnosis and awareness initiatives have led to an increase in demand for both appropriate and effective services for adolescents and adults with autism. Unfortunately, such demand has far exceeded... Read More

Monday, October 19, 2009

4 ways you can help The Hope Institute for Children and Families

#1) Suggest - Help us expand our base of supporters by suggesting our fan pages to your friends and family.

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#3) Digg it, Buzz it , and StumbleUpon it - Have you ever wondered why a handful of sites tend to dominate the world of search engines and internet news? The answer is simple, they have a dedicated following that shares their stories with news aggregators.

Our objective within the communications department is to maintain positive public perception and increase our engaged base of supporters. You can help spread the mission of The Hope Institute by signing up for a Digg It, Buzz Up or StumbleUpon account. Once you have signed up for an account, when we share a story specific to The Hope Institute, simply click on the Digg It (or other) icon at the bottom of the story. By doing so, you are helping to increase our organization's online exposure and helping to direct individuals searching for special needs information to our organization. With the strength of our employees and supporters, we have the opportunity to spread the message of Hope.

#4) Contact us - If you stumble upon a article pertaining to The Hope Institute, please let us know. We want to maintain a positive image and must be able to properly react to both positive and negative articles published about organization.

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