The Arc of Illinois

Family to Family Health Information Center and Family Voices Presents

Illinois Health Care Coverage Options and Benefits Information for People with Disabilities


8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions:
Tony Paulauski, Executive Director, The Arc of Illinois
Faye Manaster, Project Director, Family-to-Family Health
Information Center/Family Voices of Illinois

8:45 – 10:15 a.m. – “Update on Illinois Medicaid for Children and Adults”
presented by Stephanie Altman, Assistant Director of Health Care Justice, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Erin Weir, Manager of Health Care Access at AgeOptions

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. – “Illinois Medicaid Redetermination Project”
presented by John Spears, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Eligibility Integrity, IL Department of Healthcare & Family Services

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – “Understanding SSI, SSDI and Medicare”
presented by Sherri Schneider, Family Benefit Solutions, Inc.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch If you need a vegetarian meal or have any other special needs for lunch, please indicate on your registration form.

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. – “Your Healthcare Rights”
presented by Andrés Gallegos, Attorney, Robbins, Salomon and Patt, LTD

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. – Break

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – “Making Health Coverage Decisions”
presented by Kristin Hartsaw, Director of Training and Technical Assistance and Kathryn Nelson, Program Director for Public Benefits Access, DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – “Healthcare Advocacy and You”
presented by Tony Paulauski, Executive Director, The Arc of Illinois
Questions, Discussion and Evaluation

3:30 p.m. – Adjourn

 Click Here for our full brochure or if you want to register online Click Here.

* There are 5 CEUs available for professionals
**Financial Assistance if available for self-advocates and families.

If you have any questions please call our office at (815) 464-1832.

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Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)