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Webinar Archive

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.

General Webinars from The Arc of Illinois

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

2021 Una Introducción a Recursos, Organizaciones, y Términos Relacionados con las Discapacidades del Desarrollo

Una programación (webinar) del los Programas del Arc of Illinois: Illinois Life Span y el Centro de Información de Salud de Familia a Familia

Por favor de presionar aqui para el webinar: Una Introducción a Recursos DD
Por favor de presionar aqui para el texto del webinar: El Texto de la Presentación – Introducción a Recursos DD

2020 Programs of The Arc of Illinois

Please click here for webinar recording: Programs of the Arc of Illinois

2020 Los Programas del Arc of Illinois

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Monthly Webinar Archive

March 9, 2021 – Overview of Equip for Equality, Presented by Barry C. Taylor, Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation and Olga Pribyl, Vice President for Special Education and Pro Bono Services

Equip for Equality is a non-profit organization, and since 1985 has been designated by the Governor to serve as the Protection and Advocacy agency for people with disabilities in Illinois. Barry and Olga will be providing information about Equip for Equality’s work on behalf of people with disabilities in Illinois, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They will highlight Equip for Equality’s work in five priority areas: Abuse and Neglect, Special Education, Community Integration, Discrimination, and Self-Determination.

Please click here for webinar recording: Overview of Equip for Equality Webinar

Please click here for presentation slides: Overview of Equip for Equality Presentation

February 9, 2021 – What is a Center for Independent Living? Presented by Shelley Richardson, Executive Director for the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) of Illinois!

Participants learned about the 5 Core Services of CILs in IL, the Illinois Network of CILs, A Brief History and Philosophy of the Independent Living Movement, and more!

Please click here for webinar recording: What is a CIL Webinar
Please click here for presentation slides: What is a CIL Presentation

December 15, 2020 – Post-Secondary Transition Planning and Services, presented by Emily Wilson, Skadden Fellow and Attorney, and Amanda Klemas, Supervising Attorney with Equip for Equality.

All students with disabilities between ages 14.5 to 22 years old have the right to receive individualized transition services through special education to prepare them for post-secondary education, employment, and independent living. This training will walk through the development and implementation of a student’s transition plan, what to do if your child’s transition plan is not appropriate, as well as special issues impacting students of transition-age, such as becoming a legal adult, graduation, and remote learning.

Please click here for webinar recording: Post-Secondary Transition Planning Webinar Recording
Please click here for webinar presentation slides: Equip for Equality Transition Planning Webinar Presentation
Please click here for post-webinar survey: Post Secondary Transition Webinar Survey
Transition Timeline from Equip for Equality
Special Education Clinic Flyer

December 8, 2020 – Your Rights in the Vocational Rehabilitation Process, from the IL DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services Client Assistance Program

Presented byKari L. Branham, CAP Manager, Julie Baker, CAP Advocate/Complaint Investigator, Valerie Berryman, CAP Advocate/Complaint Investigator and Ryan Boyer, CAP Advocate/Complaint Investigator from IL DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Client Assistance Program (CAP).

Participants will:

  • Understand CAP’s role in the Vocational Rehabilitation Process
  • Learn their rights and responsibilities in the Vocational Rehabilitation Process
  • Learn strategies for self-advocacy

Please click here for webinar recording: Your Rights in the Vocational Rehabilitation Process
Please click here for webinar presentation slides: Your Rights in the VR Process Presentation
Webinar Follow Up Survey: December 8, 2020 Webinar Survey


November 10, 2020 – Self-Care: Holiday Edition

Presented by Susie Ortega, LCSW. Ms Ortega is a bilingual, Spanish-speaking, therapist and licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with a Masters in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups. 

 This webinar . . .

  • will explore impact of fatigue on families, review tips for self-care and ways to manage stress during the holiday season
  • will include and practice breathing exercises that everyone can use
  • will review body’s response under stress and highlight importance of a mind-body connection.

Click here for webinar recording: Self-Care Holiday Edition
Click here for webinar presentation slides: Self-Care Presentation
Click here to complete Follow Up Survey: Follow Up Survey

October 20, 2020 – Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Special Education Updates

Presented by Barbara Moore, Director of Department of Special Education for ISBE. Participants will receive an overview of ISBE’s Department of Special Education’s responsibilities for the general supervision of local educational agencies in their implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Key projects and services of the Department will be highlighted.  Participants will learn about resources available to parents, including those associated with the recent COVID19 pandemic.

Click here for webinar recording: ISBE Special Education Update Webinar
Click here for presentation slides: ISBE Update Webinar Slides
Click here to complete Follow Up Survey: Survey Link

October 13, 2020 – The HCBS Final Rule: Countdown to Implementation Webinar

Our presenters for this webinar are Leanne Mull, Blue Tower Solutions, Inc. and Tavarus Wesley, Arc Board member ICDD member, Alliance Board Chair. Tavarus and Leanne will provide an overview of the HCBS setting rule and give examples of how families, people receiving services, ISC’s and provider agencies can work together to implement the new rule. There will also be an update on the Illinois Transition Plan.

Click here for webinar recording: HCBS Rule Final Countdown to Implementation Recording
Click here for presentation slides: HCBS Final Rule – Countdown to Implementation Presentation
Click here for Follow-Up Survey: Oct. 13 Webinar Survey