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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 accuracy of webinar information after the presentation date.

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

Passcode: LifeSpanWebinar060121!
Please click here for webinar presentation slides: EI Clearinghouse Webinar Presentation


June, 2021 – An Introduction to Developmental Disability Resources, Organizations, and Terms

A webinar from The Illinois Life Span Program and Family to Family Health Information Center of The Arc of Illinois.

Please click here for webinar recording: Introduction to DD Resources
Please click here for webinar presentation slides: Introduction to DD Resources Presentation


May 4, 2021 – SIBS: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Going

Presented by Tara Conley of Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters (S.I.B.S.)  Like many grassroots organizations S.I.B.S. was created out of an unmet need in IL.S.I.B.S. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support to siblings of people with disabilities in Illinois by connecting them with information, networking opportunities, and resources in order to enhance the quality of life for their entire families. S.I.B.S. began with the dream of one sibling and grew into the first established Illinois non-profit organization in 2007 that supports siblings in Illinois across the lifespan. While support and advocacy have been focused on parents and people with disabilities, siblings have often been left out of the conversation. Siblings play an important role in the lives of their brother or sister with disabilities and have their own unique needs and experiences that should be discussed and addressed. S.I.B.S. strives to partner with people with disabilities, parents, and providers in order to advocate with our siblings so that we can impact services. After all we are stronger together!

Please click here for webinar recording: SIBS – Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going