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June 2022 - East Central District Update

Melissa Box, LCSW, LSOE, LSOTP East Central District Chair

New Event: Getting into Neurodiversity: How to Start and Where to Go We are so excited to tell you about our upcoming CEU event. By popular demand, we wanted to bring you an educational opportunity focused on working with neurodiverse clients, facilitated by someone with lived experience and excellent training. Amanda Besinger, MS, MSW, LCSW, will join us via Zoom for a virtual live event. Come learn some basics about working with neurodivergent clients, as well as how to make your practice more affirming and sensitive to neurodivergent persons! For more information and to register, check out: NEW! 2022 NASW-Illinois Chapter Social Work Awards Deadline: Sunday, July 31, 2022 Awards season is now OPEN! Nominations are now being accepted for the annual NASW-Illinois Chapter Social Work Awards! This year, we are looking for outstanding individuals whose work has supported and promoted the social work profession and the people it serves. There are four award categories: Social Worker of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Public Citizen of the Year, and Emerging Leader. For more information, go to:

Save the Date! 2022 NASW-Illinois Chapter Hybrid Conference Mark your calendars! The NASW-Illinois Chapter will be back and meeting in person for this year’s conference! Taking place in a hybrid format, we’ll be offering in-person CEUs on November 17, 2022, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville in Lisle, IL, and running it back as a live virtual conference on Thursday, December 1, 2022. More info to come later this June, but stay tuned and circle those dates in your calendar! Thank you, Melissa Box, LCSW, LSOE, LSOTP

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