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Illinois Life Span Program 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.

August 9, 2022 – Supported Decision Making
Presented by Teresa Parks, Krescene Beck, and Adam Wiser
Please click here for the recording: Supported Decision Making
Please click here for the presentation: The Alliance – Supported Decision Making


July 12, 2022 – Natural Ties
Presented by Emily Carnes, 3rd year Medical Student LUMC Strich School of Medicine
Please click here for recording: Natural Ties
Please click here for presentation: Natural Ties


June 14, 2022 – Illinois ABLE
Presented by Rosemary Laudani, Manager – IL ABLE
Please click here for the recording.


May 17, 2022 – Cannabis Legalization and Expungement – Impact on People with Disabilities
Presented by Barry Taylor, Kelsey Burgess, and Sophia Lau from Equip for Equality
Please click here for recording
Handouts:


May 10, 2022 – The Autism Collective: Experts United; Families Connected
Presented by Holly Swearingian, MSN, PCNS-BC
Please click here for recording: The Autism Collective: Experts United; Families Connected
Please click here for: The Autism Collective: Experts United; Families Connected


April 12, 2022 – Occupational Therapy – What it is and how it helps enhance participation outcomes for children with IDD

Presented by Dr Mansha Mirza

Please click here for recording: Occupational Therapy: What it is and how it helps enhance participation outcome for children with IDD

Please click here for Occupational Therapy: What it is and how it helps enhance participation outcome for children with IDD


March 8, 2022 – IL Secretary of State Office Jesse White – Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Presented by William Bogdan
Please click here for recording: IL SOS – Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Please click here for IL SOS Questions & Answers


February 8, 2022 – The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability: Advocating at the Intersection of Disability Rights and Criminal Justice Reform
Presented by Leigh Ann Davis, Reginald Thomas, and Jessica Oppenheim
Please click here for recording: Advocating at the Intersection of Disability Rights and Criminal Justice Reform
Handouts:
NCCJD Program
Pathways Brochure
988 Fact Sheet


January 18, 2022 – El Crédito Tributario por Hijos en 2021 & Información para Individuos quienes trabajan por su propia cuenta

Presented by Nancy Feliciano
Presione aqui para la presentación: El Crédito Tributario por Hijos en 2021 & Informacion para Individuos quienes trabajan por su propia cuenta
Hojas Informativas:
Arc Preguntas & Respuestas
Guia de Servicos del IRS
IRS Create an Account
IRS Digital Authorization


January 11, 2022 – The Advanced Child Tax Credit & Tax Information for Self-Employed Individuals
Presented by Tammy Gay

Please click here for webinar presentation slides: The Advanced Child Tax Credit & Tax Information for Self-Employed Individuals

Handouts:
ARC QA
Create Online Account
IRS Digital
IRS Services Guide


December 14, 2021 – Discover the Resources and Activities of The Institute on Disability and Human Development

Presented by Dr. Tamar Heller

Please click her for webinar recording: UIC Institute on Disability and Human Development

Please click here for webinar presentation slides: UIC Institute on Disability and Human Development slides


November 9 2021 – Lets Learn about The Alliance and Self Advocacy

Presented by Krescene Beck and Adam Wiser

Please click here for webinar recording: Self Advocacy Alliance Webinar

Please click here for webinar presentation slides: Self Advocacy Alliance Webinar presentation slides

Handouts

Pieces of the Self-Advocacy Puzzle – English

Pieces of the Self-Advocacy Puzzle – Spanish

Pieces of the Self-Advocacy Puzzle – Polish

Pieces of the Self-Advocacy Puzzle – Simplified Chinese


October 12 2021 – Legislative/Policy Update from The Arc

Presented by Nicole Jorwic, Senior Director of Public Policy at The Arc 

Please click here for webinar recording: The Arc Legislative Update

Please click here for webinar presentation slides: Legislative Update from The Arc – October 12 2021


September 14, 2021 – Helping People Design Full and Productive Lives Using Person Centered Planning
Presented by Nancy & Bridget Brown, Butterflies for Change

Please click here for webinar recording: Person Centered Planning Recording
Handouts
Bridget’s IEP Sample Presentation
Parent’s Review 2021 – Nancy Brown

Parent’s Review Sample
Person Centered Life Design Booklet


August 10, 2021 – Anti-Bullying Awareness – Information and Resources

Presented by Lori Davie, Program Manager at Easterseals, and Mike Peck, Rockford Ice Hogs
Please click here for webinar recording:  Anti-Bullying Awareness Webinar Recording
Please click here for presentation slides: Anti-Bullying Presentation
You can reach Lori Davie at ldavie@eastersealschicago.org


July 13, 2021 – Healthy Outlets for Recreation and Fun

Presented by Marianne Birko and April Ryan, WSSRA
Please click here for webinar recording: Healthy Outlets for Recreation and Fun, WSSRA Webinar
Please click here for webinar presentation slides: WSSRA Healthy Outlets for Recreation


June 1, 2021 – How Can the Early Intervention Clearinghouse Support You?

During this presentation, attendees will learn about how the Early Intervention Clearinghouse can support them and their families. Specifically, attendees will learn about the evidence-based books, DVDs, and other resources available at the Early Intervention Clearinghouse; the online resources including tip sheets and resource guides; and the technology loan program. In addition, attendees, will learn how to borrow resources and technology from the Early Intervention Clearinghouse. Our presenter for this webinar is Dr. Meghan Burke.  Meghan is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has a brother with Down syndrome as well as a child with autism.

Please click here for webinar recording: EI Clearinghouse Webinar Recording

Please click here for webinar presentation slides: EI Clearinghouse Webinar Presentation