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Attend one of our events to learn about learning disabilities and proven strategies for success.

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Churchill Center & School’s Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program is essential in strengthening our mission of fostering greater understanding and support for all people with learning disabilities by training other educators, supporting families, and enlightening the community.

Since the inception of our Community Outreach Program in 1990, more than 37,500 educators, parents, students, and other supporters have been given the opportunity to experience and broaden their understanding of learning disabilities.

We offer Teacher Workshops, Parent Workshops, Student Workshops, Community Service Events, and a Speaker Series. Each one of these programs offers our community a variety of services to recognize learning disabilities and to then equip the participants with strategies and knowledge to offer further assistance.


Reviews from Outreach Program Attendees:

  • “What a great role model Churchill Center & School is for our community.”
    – Educational Program Director
  • “Please accept my gratitude for your willingness to come and speak with our staff. There’s a lot of exciting things happening with study skills — a daily “organizational tip of the day,” teachers actively teaching study skills, and many more ideas brewing.”
    – Middle School Director
  • “You had a positive impact on me when you presented at our school, and I am still using your references.”
    – High School Principal
  • “Faculty members found the topics to be pertinent and directed to their needs and concerns.”
    – Learning Consultant
  • “The speakers were fascinating and I am avidly reading their book, Overcoming Dyslexia. I am very impressed with the knowledge base of the teachers at Churchill as well as their dedication and professionalism!”
    – St. Louis Area Psychologist
  • “Both presenters were terrific and all in attendance left with a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to begin a new school year.”
    – Elementary Principal

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17th Annual College Opportunities Fair

CHURCHILL CENTER & SCHOOL'S 17th ANNUAL COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES FAIR FOR LD & ADHD STUDENTS
WHEN: Monday, February 27, 2023
TIME: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WHERE: Churchill Center & School

WHAT:
You are invited to attend our annual College Opportunities Fair!

This event is free and open to all area high school students and their families. (High school counselors are also welcome).

Colleges and universities will showcase their programs and services available for LD and ADHD students, and students will be provided with the chance to explore their educational options in a small, more intimate setting.

Sometimes a larger college fair atmosphere can be overwhelming and it is hard to know what questions to ask - especially about disability services. This environment allows for better communication between schools and prospective students.

School Representatives will be available in individual rooms so families will be able to visit at their own pace. Reps will speak about their school's featured services, admissions criteria, what makes them unique, answer questions and more.

* Come whenever you want and stay as long as you need! *

RSVPs are preferred but not required. Walk-ins are welcome.

LIST OF CURRENT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITY PLANNING TO ATTEND:
(This list will be updated thru the day of the event)

• Eastern Illinois University- Charleston, IL
• Lindenwood University- St. Charles, MO
• Missouri Baptist University- St. Louis, MO
• Murray State University- Murray, KY
• OPTIONS Transition to Independence- Carbondale, IL
• St. Louis Community College - Meramec- St. Louis, MO
• Saint Louis University- St. Louis, MO
• Southeast Missouri State University- Cape Girardeau, MO
• Southern Illinois University Carbondale- Carbondale, IL
• University of Missouri- Columbia, MO
• University of Missouri-St. Louis, Succeed Program- St. Louis, MO
• Westminster College- Fulton, MO
• William Woods University- Fulton, MO

Wilson Reading System® Seminar for Parents – April 2023

WILSON READING SYSTEM® SEMINAR FOR PARENTS

WHEN: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
WHERE:
Churchill Center & School
1021 Municipal Center Drive
Town & Country, MO 63131

TOPICS TO BE ADDRESSED:
- Brain Basics
- Why Wilson® Works: Ten Critical Points
- What does this mean for my child?

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
RSVP to Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO FEE TO ATTEND.

This workshop is generously sponsored by the Mr. & Mrs. Fairfax Pollnow Outreach Fund.

Churchill’s Parent Speaker Series Presents… Dr. Robert Brooks & Rick Lavoie

CHURCHILL CENTER & SCHOOL'S PARENT SPEAKER SERIES WITH...

Dr. Robert Brooks & Rick Lavoie!
"The Parent's Role in Student Motivation: Building Resilience and Tenacity on the Homefront"

Presented by the Steve & Ginny Orthwein Family Fund and the Margaret & Richard Riney Family Foundation Fund

Thursday, April 20, 2023
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Churchill Center & School

Parents often feel that they are powerless to enhance or improve their child's motivation at home or at school. Our speakers believe there is much that parents can do to assist their child to become more motivated in different areas of their lives.

This seminar will highlight the dynamics of motivation and the critical role it plays in school (and life) success. Bob's groundbreaking work on resilience and its relationship with motivation will be featured.

Specific strategies that parents can use to enhance their child's drive to succeed will be presented. Rick will describe effective techniques for handling homework, the report card, building an effective support system, and creating responsibility via chores and day-to-day expectations.

There will be opportunities for parents to ask questions and interact with the speakers!

The Speakers:
Dr. Robert Brooks, PhD
Internationally recognized psychologist, speaker and author on the themes of resilience, motivation, school and work climate, and family relationships.

Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
Award-winning expert in learning disabilities who has three degrees in Special Education, served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs for 30 years, and has served as a consultant for numerous publications and national organizations.

Questions? Contact Outreach Director Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THIS SPECIAL, IMPORTANT EVENT!

Churchill’s Educator Speaker Series Presents… Dr. Robert Brooks & Rick Lavoie

CHURCHILL CENTER & SCHOOL'S EDUCATOR SPEAKER SERIES WITH...

Dr. Robert Brooks & Rick Lavoie!
"SQUARE PEGS/ROUND HOLES: HELPING THE CHILD WHO STRUGGLES WITH LEARNING...AND LIFE."

Presented by the Steve & Ginny Orthwein Family Fund and the Margaret & Richard Riney Family Foundation Fund

Friday, April 21, 2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Churchill Center & School

This daylong seminar will focus on the complex challenges facing teachers today. The speakers will provide information and inspiration designed to enable teachers to better understand and handle daily obstacles to student learning, social and emotional, and their progress.

In order to reach and teach struggling students, school personnel should:
Develop a deep and abiding philosophy that informs their classroom strategies and approaches
Possess a knowledge base related to the causes and consequences of learning disorders
Possess a collection of effective strategies that assist students.

This seminar will discuss and demonstrate these three concepts, based on the speakers' decades of experience as teachers, school leaders, clinicians and consultants.

The Speakers:
Dr. Robert Brooks, PhD
Internationally recognized psychologist, speaker and author on the themes of resilience, motivation, school and work climate, and family relationships.

Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
Award-winning expert in learning disabilities who has three degrees in Special Education, served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs for 30 years, and has served as a consultant for numerous publications and national organizations.

Questions? Contact Outreach Director Mary Brotherton at mbrotherton@churchillstl.org

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THIS SPECIAL, IMPORTANT EVENT!

Learn More

For questions or more information about Churchill Center & School’s Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program, contact Mary Brotherton, Director of Sandra K. Gilligan School Partnerships & Outreach Program, at 314-997-4343 or mbrotherton@churchillstl.org.

Churchill's proven methods and well-trained faculty change the lives of children who struggle with dyslexia, ADHD and other learning disabilities.