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Joint Illinois Life Span & Family-to-Family Monthly Webinars

After each monthly webinar, a copy of the presentation as well as any additional resources will be posted here. Please note that the information presented was accurate and up to date at the time it was presented. We have archived past webinars for informational purposes but cannot guarantee the accuracy of webinar information after the presentation date.

2024 Webinars

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Knowledge is Power: Preparing for Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

July 9, 2024
Presented by Suzanne Aaron, The Arc of Illinois Life Span Program
Recording: Knowledge is Power: Preparing for Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood
Powerpoint presentation: Knowledge is Power: Preparing for Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood


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ADA and Workplace Rights of People with Disabilities

June 11, 2024
Presented by Ali Fisher, EEOC Chicago
Recording: ADA and Workplace Rights of People with Disabilities
Powerpoint presentation: ADA and Workplace Rights of People with Disabilities


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Illinois Assistive Technology Program

May 14, 2024
Presented by Elizabeth Wright, Jacqueline Gunther, and Steve Daniels, IATP
Recording: Illinois Assistive Technology Program
Powerpoint presentation: Illinois Assistive Technology Program


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REV UP: Voting Rights for People with Disabilities

April 9, 2024
Presented by Carole Rosen and Da Wen, REV UP Illinois and Going Home Coalition
Recording: REV UP: Voting Rights for People with Disabilities
Powerpoint presentation: REV UP: Voting Rights for People with Disabilities


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Parent Engaged Developmental Monitoring Using CDC’s Developmental Milestone Checklists

March 12, 2024
Presented by Cari Roestel, RN, Illinois Learn the Signs Act Early Ambassador
Recording: Parent Engaged Developmental Monitoring Using CDC’s Developmental Milestone Checklists
Powerpoint presentation: Parent Engaged Developmental Monitoring Using CDC’s Developmental Milestone Checklists


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Adult Guardianship and Other Decision-Making Options

February 14, 2024
Presented by Sarah Hess, JD, Legal Council for Health Justice
Recording: Adult Guardianship and Other Decision-Making Options
Powerpoint presentation: Adult Guardianship and Other Decision-Making Options Slides


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Supporting Survivors with Disabilities: Sexual Health and Abuse Prevention

January 9, 2024
Presented by Guardian Angel Community Services: Emily Morrisette and Breann Fisher
Recording: Supporting Survivors with Disabilities
Powerpoint presentation: Supporting Survivors with Disabilities Powerpoint

2023 Webinars

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Adapting the Holidays for your child with IDD

December 12, 2023
Presented by the staff at The Arc of IL: Carole Rosen, Suzanne Aaron, Ruth Aguilar & Greg Walkington
Recording: Adapting the Holidays for your child with IDD


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IATP Work Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA)

November 14, 2023
Presented by Britney Godwin, Program Director/CWIC at IATP
Recording: Work Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA)
Powerpoint: Work Incentives Planning Assistance (WIPA)


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Focus on Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (SRALab)

October 18, 2023
Presented by Chris Lau, LSW and Stephany Kunzweiler, PT, DPT
Recording: Focus on SRALab
Powerpoint: Focus on SRALab


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The Role of a Developmental Pediatrician

September 27, 2023
Presented by Kruti Acharya M.D., FAAP
Recording: The Role of a Developmental Pediatrician
Powerpoint: The Role of a Developmental Pediatrician


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Envision Illinois: Uniting Disability and Domestic Violence Services to Achieve Safety, Justice and Healing

August 8, 2023
Presented by Kresence Beck and Mary Hettel
Recording: Envision Illinois
Powerpoint Presentation: Envision Illinois


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Illinois Secretary of State Services (SOS) for Persons with Disabilities

July 11, 2023
Presented by William “Bill” Bodgan, Disability Liaison IL Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias
Recording: Illinois Secretary of State Services (SOS) for Persons with Disabilities


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A Sibling’s Experience

June 13, 2023
Presented by Gissel Escobedo, BA, MA Elementary Education & 2012 UIC LEND Graduate
Recording: A Siblings Experience
Powerpoint Presentation: A Siblings Experience
Handouts:
Sibling Network brochure page 1
Sibling Network brochure page 2
Resources for Siblings page 1
Resources for Siblings page 2


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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

May 9, 2023
Presented by Megan Forristall, Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration
Recording: Social Security
Powerpoint Presentation: Social Security: With You through Life’s Journey


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Illinois Resumes Medicaid Redetermination

April 11, 2023
Presented by Margaret Dunne, Jaime Rutledge, Lauren Polite from HFS
Recording: IL Resumes Medicaid Redetermination
Powerpoint presentation: HFS Continuing Eligibility Unwinding – IL Resumes Medicaid Redetermination


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Becoming a Dual (Medicare and Medicaid) Eligible Adult with IDD

March 10, 2023
Presented by Georgia Gerdes – Avisery Senior Training Specialist at AgeOptions Georgia joined AgeOptions, the Area Agency on Aging for Suburban Cook County
Recording: Becoming a Dual (Medicare and Medicaid) Eligible Adult with IDD
Powerpoint: Becoming a Dual (Medicare and Medicaid) Eligible Adult with IDD


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Special Recreation/Leisure Activities: Planning for Summer

February 14, 2023
Presented by Craig Culp, Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA), Katie Van Cleve of the Heart of Illinois Special Rec. Association (HISRA) and Anna Broccolo of South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSRA) Maggie Rutenbeck of Special Opportunities Available in Recreation (S.O.A.R.) Bloomington)
Recording: Special Recreation/Leisure Activities: Planning for Summer
Powerpoints:
HISRA presentation
NSSRA – Summer Camp Presentation
SOAR Summer Program Presentation
SSSRA Summer 2023 The Arc


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Pathways to Success, A New State Program for Medicaid Enrolled Children/Teens Under Age 21 with Complex Behavioral Health Needs

January 10, 2023
Presented by Kristine Herman, HFS Bureau Chief, Behavioral Health
Recording: Pathways to Success, A New State Program for Medicaid Enrolled Children/Teens Under Age 21 with Complex Behavioral Health Needs
Powerpoint presentation: Pathways to Success, A New State Program for Medicaid Enrolled Children/Teens Under Age 21 with Complex Behavioral Health Needs

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