Sibling Training about Disability Policy

The University of Illinois at Chicago is offering free training for siblings and their brothers and
sisters with disabilities. People who participate in this training will:

• increase knowledge of disability policy
• share ideas on long term services and supports
• identify strategies to be agents of change
• receive a toolkit of strategies for civic engagement

Two trainings will be held, so come to the one that works best for you:

March 1st from 9:30am to 2:30pm at The University of Illinois at Chicago (1640 W.
Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL)

March 15th from 9:30am to 2:30pm at The Autism Program of Illinois (5520 South Sixth
Street Road, Springfield, IL)

Participants will learn about:

•        Disability policy
•        Advocacy strategies
•        How to effectively share your story and create change

The training is FREE.
Lunch will be provided.

To register for the either training, please contact Katie Arnold at: or 312-996-1002

In addition, UIC is conducting research right before this training to gain your perspective on
long term services and supports.  This will include a focus group discussion that will last up to
1 ½ hours. Your participation will provide important feedback that can potentially help guide,
expand, and strengthen disability policy.  Your participation is voluntary and your responses
will be kept confidential.

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)