Workshops & Continuing Education

The NIA offers a wide array of training opportunities for educators, support personnel and families for our member districts and out of region districts.

Sign Language Workshops

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Sign Language classes are taught by certified interpreters and educators and are held in three locations. CPDUs are available for educators.

Family Sign Classes at Westfield Community School in Algonquin, IL are great for families and educators. Our 60-90 minute classes vary in each location ranging from 8 weeks to 10 weeks.

There are multiple levels of Sign Language Classes at the NIA St. Charles and NIA Rockford Offices. Family Sign Language classes are held twice a year and are great for families with children in 1st grade or above. Sign Language Level 1 and Level 2 Classes are great for educators and students in 6th grade or above.

Therapy Workshops

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The NIA Therapy Department is pleased to host our Fall Continuing Education Course. We are once again looking to bring you an IN-PERSON, 2-Day interactive course.  Details are as follows:

CourseTitle:  Practical, Evidence-Based Sensory Regulation Programs and Technology to Support Learning--Universal Design Strategies for high incidence special education and general education students.

Instructors:  Bridget Nicholson

Date: Friday October 26-27, 2023

Time:  Day One: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm CST

            Day Two: 8:00 am- 3:00 pm CST

Location: Elgin Community College, Building E

CEUS:  11 CEUS for this 2-Day course.

All attendees will become familiar with the Body-Brain Integration and Body-UP approach to Learning.

Please use the link below of our Sensory Regulation brochure to register or contact with any questions on how you or your team can participate on this opportunity.

Find us in Northwestern Illinois

4 Office Locations

  • Sycamore
  • Rockford
  • St. Charles
  • Sterling

5 Hearing Clinic Locations

  • Aurora
  • St. Charles
  • Rockford
  • Sterling