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74th Annual Convention (May 2nd) – Handouts


Keynote Session

“Advocacy from a Parent’s Perspective. The Difference You Can Make Now” – Presented by a Panel of Parents – Diane Compton, Sandra Heidt and Mary Wyman

PLENARY SESSION: DHS/DDD Update with Secretary Quintero”

Breakout Sessions

#16 “Legislative Advocacy Across Disabilities” – Bob Peterson, Sabrina Wyman

#17 “Special Needs Trusts, ABLE Accounts, Letters of Intent, and Related Topics” – Brian Rubin, Benji Rubin

#18 “Artificial Intelligence: Affordable, Accessible, Adaptive” – Anna Cronin, Tobias Merriman

#19 “Understanding the value of Post-Secondary Opportunities for Individuals with IDD” – Kori Folkerts, Ashley Rogucki

#20 “Obtenga La Pala: Leyes que Pueden” – Consuelo Puente

#21 “Dignity in Pay” – Gary Arnold, Mariel Hamer-Sinclair, Curtis Harris, ICDD

#22 “Alternatives, One Size Does NOT Fit All: Supported Decision Making (new Illinois law), Powers of Attorney, and Guardianship – Brian Rubin, JD, and Benji Rubin, JD, Rubin Law

#23 “Community Options with EP!C” – Elyssa Newman, Amy Peterson

#24 “Transportation for Individuals with Disabilities for Employment” – Amanda Teachout

#25 “Tutela Y Opciones Alternativas” – Consuelo Puente

#26 “It’s About Living! Palliative Care Services for People with Disabilities” – Susan Agrawal, PhD

#27 “SIBSHOPS UIUC: Bringing Support for Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities” – Alisha Babu, Sophia Azim

#28 “Fostering Inclusive Communities: Bridging Gaps Between Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Criminal Justice System” – Sabrina Wyman

#29 “Everyone wants to be Seen, Heard, Involved and Thanked” – Kimberly Haynes, Kristin Hadley

#30 “Dispositivos de comunicacion en educacion especial” – Vanessa Aceves, Alexis Ayala