The Arc of Illinois is in the beginning planning stages for the 2014 Annual Convention
to be held on April 23-24, 2014, at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, IL. We are looking for
individuals or panels of individuals interested in sharing their experiences, expertise
and goals in their important work in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The Arc of Illinois is committed to empowering persons with disabilities to reach their
highest potential in education, employment and community living.
This year’s theme, “Rebalancing! Creating Opportunities from Challenges”, will
provide attendees with the latest information on many issues from birth and early
intervention to transition from high school, employment and improving the quality of
life in the community. We will focus on the individual’s dreams, their empowerment
and helping each person achieve those dreams.
In the field of Human Services, we have the opportunity to create opportunities and
empower so many people, with supports, to live a full life and achieve great things!
This convention will be inspirational as well as very informative with the latest
information on many topics relevant to a person’s life. Please submit a proposal
to be a part of this exciting event!
Participants will be a mixture of self-advocates, families, direct care staff, educators,
managers and other professionals in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Therefore, proposals on any topic of interest to any of the groups represented are welcome,
particularly a new approach or idea.