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Thank you to our Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

5220 S 6th St Rd, Suite 2400 Springfield, IL 62703 217.953.0894

The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) is a statewide network in the country dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. As a collaboration of 11 organizations and 4 universities that together operate 20 centers across the state, TAP provides resources, services, education, and training that respond to the unique needs of different communities across Illinois.

Keynote Sponsor

Champion Sponsor
Rubin Law

1110 West Lake Cook Road, Suite 165 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 847.279.7999

The law firm of Rubin Law, A Professional Corporation, is dedicated, exclusively,to special needs legal and future planning for their fellow Illinois  families of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and/or mental illness.  Special needs legal and future planning is not just one area of their practice, it is their only area of practice.  Attorney Brian Rubin, a fellow parent, is a Past President of The Arc of Illinois and served on the Board of Directors for 15 years.  Attorney Benji Rubin, a fellow sibling, is Treasurer of The Arc of Illinois, and a member of The Arc of Illinois Board of Directors, as well as President of SIBS, the Illinois chapter of the Sibling Leadership Conference, the national organization of siblings of individuals with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and/or mental illness. For more information about Brian Rubin, Benji Rubin, and the law firm, please visit

1110 W. Lake Cook Road., Suite 196 Buffalo Grove, IL  60089 847.279.8506

Family Benefit Solutions is dedicated to the protection and financial well being of families with    special needs and seniors. We help secure and maintain available benefit assistance programs (SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare, HBWD, 1619, etc.) and help to preserve the family’s resources. We offer    complimentary seminars for families and for professionals to help them navigate the government benefit arena.

Lifes Plan

Life’s Plan Incorporated is an Illinois Non-Profit Trust Agency that helps families and individuals with disabilities set up and manage Special Needs Trusts. 

Life’s Plan offers Individuals with Disabilities options/choices in the selection of type of trust (Pooled/Individual) and Trusteeship in setting up managing their account.  There are affordable options in setting up a Special Needs Trust with our pooled trusts (1st Party and 3rd Party).  In addition, we can offer individual trust management to families who have set their own trust document as Sole or Co-Trustee.  We have that expertise with over 35 years’ experience in Special Needs Trust Management.

Special Needs Trusts insure families that their love one with disabilities is receiving all the critical lifetime supplemental care needs they need without jeopardizing state and federal benefit program that often provide for housing and primary care needs. 

Life’s Plan also offers presentation programs and materials to educate teachers, professionals, attorneys, individuals with disabilities and their families in understanding the critical importance of special need planning.  Life’s Plan Inc. also offers annually charitable grants to individuals here in Illinois for self-sufficiency purposes.

Low Minimums ($10,000) to start a Life’s Plan Pooled Trust, where other trustees will require a $500,000 to $1,000,000 minimum.

Feel Free to contact Scott Nixon, Executive Director – 630-628-7189 or by email at

Since 1945, Mutual of America has provided 403(b), 401(a), 457 & 401(k) retirement plan services for non-profit, health and human service organizations. We currently manage over $20 billion of retirement plan assets for groups and individuals and recently made administrative and recordkeeping changes to accommodate the new legislation under the CARES Act.

We are providing CARES Act webinars for our clients and non-profit association members to help guide them through the new coronavirus-related legislation and the impact on the plan sponsors and participants. 

Specialized Care for Intellectual and Developmental Disability communities nationwide.

Tarrytown Expocare Pharmacy exclusively serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our goal is to lessen the burden of medication management from providers by proactively managing medication refills and prior authorizations.

March 2021 Newsletter

Advocate Sponsor

60 IL-157, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Attorney Ashley S. Day focuses her practice, A. Day Law, LLC, on assisting individuals and families with personalized special needs legal planning and estate planning, including and not limited to Guardianship, Powers of Attorney, Mental Health Declarations, Special Needs Trusts, Caregiver Agreements, Wills, Trusts, and Understanding Government Benefit Options.

Ashley’s background, personal family experiences, and clients, whom she is privileged to serve, inspire and drive her passion for working with individuals and families to accomplish personalized special needs planning, life care planning, and appropriate protections for persons with special needs. Together, she and Wendy Brady, Client Care Manager, strive to remove the stress of special needs, estate, and elder planning and help clients protect and provide for themselves and their loved ones and achieve peace of mind.

Ashley S. Day is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri.  A. Day Law, LLC, located in Edwardsville, Illinois, serves individuals and families in Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Jersey and surrounding counties. 

901 Warrenville Road, Suite 500 Lisle, IL 60532

Ray Graham Association is a non-profit organization that serves nearly 2,000 people with disabilities and their families throughout DuPage County and the surrounding area through five service areas: Residential, Employment, Life Skills, Recreational, and Family Support. RGA’s mission is to create opportunities that empower people with disabilities to Reach, Grow, and Achieve.


910 Skokie Blvd, Suite 102 Northbrook, IL 60062 847.509.4300

For over 25 years, SAGE PLANNING has helped parents financially prepare for both their retirement and the future care and support of their child with a disability.  We guide families to take action now and prevent chaos due to delayed or inadequate planning.  Sage Planning provides complimentary webinars for special needs organizations and family support groups. For a copy of our Special Needs Crisis Checklist, please visit our website


6701 S Crandon, Suite 10A Chicago, IL 60649

Amazing Sensory Designs provides afforable customized adaptive sensory play products and Sensory room design services for persons with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. Our initial consulation is free and we provide one year of technical support.

2320 Dean Street, Suite 101A St. Charles, IL 60175

DayOne Reliance is an organization providing education and personalized care management opportunities to families of individuals with special needs through multiple trust options without jeopardizing governement benefits or entitlements.

Children’s Research Center, Rm 20 51 Gerty Drive Champaign, IL 61820

The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Clearinghouse identifies and collects research-based and best-practice early intervention information to share with families.

Statewide, 1.866.274.8023

The Human Rights authority is the investigative arm of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission. The Authority investigates alleged violations of the rights of persons with disabilities by providers of services.

1 E Old State Capitol Plaza Springfield, IL 62701

Many SSI beneficiaries received two stimulus payment and a third may be on the way. How to protect your benefits? ABLE accounts can help put Stimulus Payments to work for benefits protection, self-direction and increased financial independence!

550 W. Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847.228.2451

Pace Suburban Bus is the premier suburban transit provider, safely and efficiently moving people to work, school, and other regional destinations. Pace’s family of public transportation services offer affordable and environmentally responsible transit options for the residents of 284 municipalities in Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. The backbone of Chicago’s suburbs, Pace serves tens of thousands of daily riders. One of the largest bus services in North America, Pace covers 3,677 square miles, an area nearly the size of the state of Connecticut and about 15 times the size of the City of Chicago. Pace’s innovative approach to public transportation gives the agency a national reputation as an industry leader.

Pace Suburban Bus (Main Home Page)

About Pace

Passenger Safety

How to Contact Pace Suburban Bus

For Riders with Disabilities

Pace Suburban Bus ADA Paratransit Service Information

Accessible Fixed Route Bus Service

Pace Advantage Van

Pace Suburban Bus “Hop on the Bus” Training Information

ADA Paratransit and fixed route on-board newsletters

1805 15th Ave Union Grove, WI 53182

Shepherds College (SC) is a fully accredited, post-secondary program for students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Throughout the three year program, SC equips students to reach independence through the development of vocational, social, and life skills. Students choose from one of three specialty majors: Culinary Arts, Horticulture or Technology. SC offers a safe, supported and structured envrionment for students to develop socially, physically and spiritually as students transition through three phases of on campus living including dorms, houses and apartments.

Contact Info:


Phone: 262.878.6359





Supporting Illinois Brothers & Sisters (S.I.B.S.)

Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters, S.I.B.S. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support to siblings of people with disabilities in Illinois by connecting them with information, networking opportunities, and resources in order to enhance the quality of life for their entire families. S.I.B.S. began with the dream of one sibling and grew into the first established Illinois non-profit organization in 2007 that supports siblings in Illinois across the lifespan. While support and advocacy have been focused on parents and people with disabilities, siblings have often been left out of the conversation. Siblings play an important role in the lives of their brother or sister with disabilities and have their own unique needs and experiences that should be discussed and addressed. S.I.B.S. strives to partner with people with disabilities, parents, and providers in order to advocate with our siblings so that we can impact services. After all we are stronger together!

1615 Estes Ave. Des Plaines, IL 60018, 312.720.0305

Therap Services is a comprehensive documentation and information management solution. Person-centered solution your organization can use to support agency work flows, communication, compliance, organizational outcomes, and revenue management. Compliance with Federal, state and local regulations, secure access from any web enabled device including Therap’s mobile application, risk management & quality assurance, revenue management, billing and EVV. Analytical performance dashboards featuring data driven outcomes.

The views and content expressed during this convention are those of the individual providing them in their individual capacities only – not necessarily of The Arc of Illinois. All liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on the contents of this convention are hereby expressly disclaimed by The Arc of Illinois.

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