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Education & Training

For 70 years, the Arc has provided education and training programs for self-advocates, family members, and professionals throughout the state. We host an Annual Convention, Executive Leadership Conference, Living with Autism Conference, Healthcare Conference among other training events.  These conferences offer continuing education credits and provide Best Practices to families and professionals that enhance the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Arc Programs also provide smaller trainings on specific topics around the state. 

Training Staff

Becca Schroder, Director of Development


Director of Development
Rebecca Schroeder joined The Arc of Illinois in January 2019. She previously worked at the McGaw YMCA Children’s Center as their Admissions and Data Manager, where she was responsible for registration for over 1,000 families and worked with state agencies, the local university, and other organizations to help families receive financial assistance. This experience has helped her as the Events/Marketing Manager at The Arc of Illinois where she continues to provide her expertise with marketing, training events and data management. Rebecca moved up to Director of Development in July 2021. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago. 


"Well organized! Every presentation offered many thought provoking ideas to implement within our own family. Very Inspiring Stories!"