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Thank you to our Sponsors!

VIP Sponsor

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

As the largest comprehensive statewide program in the country dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with ASD and their families, TAP provides a variety of resources and services. As a collaboration of agencies, TAP is able to offer services that respond  to the unique needs of different communities across Illinois.

Keynote Sponsor
Rubin Law

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

Rubin Law, A Professional Corporation’s law practice is limited to “Legal and Future Planning” for our fellow families of individuals with special needs, including intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or mental illness. “Legal and Future Planning” is not one thing we do, it’s the only thing we do; it’s not one area of our practice, it’s our only area of practice. Brian Rubin, Past PResident of The Arc of Illinois, and Benji Rubin, a member of the Board of Directors of The Arc of Illinois, are respectively, the father and the brother of Mitchell Rubin, who has Autism.

Champion Sponsor
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

Inclusion Sponsor

ACES$ Financial Management Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Northeast Pennsylvania Center for Independent living, is a consumer-directed payroll management solution for Medicaid recipients and their caregivers. As a Center for Independent Living we have decades of experience serving seniors as well as people with disabilities. CIL’s ACES$ Financial Management Services empowers consumers by handling the administrative employer functions of payroll for them. Additionally, the experience is simple and convenient for personal service workers. ACES$ is highly regarded by consumers for our efficient onboarding process as well as our outstanding customer service. Notably, ACES$ delivers a great cost savings to Medicaid programs and the States with which we work.

641 W Lake St, Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60661

Health for All is a campaign supporting the health and wellbeing of individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Illinois. Please check out our Health for All website at On the website, you can search hundreds of resources available in IL to find information on COVID-19 vaccines, mental health, social service agencies, and more. You can also chat directly with a Peer Coach who can help you find the resources you need to stay healthy during the pandemic and beyond.

101 Hempstead P, Suite 1A Joliet, IL 60433

High Tide Press introduces My Plan to Flourish, the first mobile application for person-centered planning designed specifically for the person who owns the plan. Destined to be a game changer for people and families, My Plan to Flourish allows High Tide Press introduces My Plan to Flourish, the first mobile application for person-centered planning designed specifically for the person who owns the plan. This app is a game changer for people and families. My Plan to Flourish allows every person to have his or her plan in hand at any time. In addition to presenting the person in a positive light, it helps remind the person of their important goals and small steps to accomplishment. The app follows the 2020 High Tide Press publication of A New Plan: Using Positive Psychology to Renew the Promise of Person-Centered Planning by authors Art Dykstra and Thane Dykstra. Like the book, the mobile app is based on the elements of well-being from Positive Psychology research. Visit micro-site exhibit for a demonstration of the mobile app. View our 2022 catalog of products for people with disabilities and those who support them at

WORDS That Lift Us UP!

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!

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.


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.

125 S Wacker Dr Ste 300, Chicago, IL 60606

Every child is different. At Elemy, we believe care should never be one-size-fits-all. We’ve rebuilt a model of care that is integrated, evidence-based, and personalized. We’re here at every step to help your family navigate the ups and downs and reach new milestones. Elemy is a provider of in-home ABA therapy for children with the diagnosis of autism. We work with children ages 14 and younger, and are able to send our therapists directly to our families homes at the times most convenient for them, including nights and weekends. We accept all major private insurance providers, along with Medicaid and all of the managed care plans.

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550 W. Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847.364.7223

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.

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




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