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.
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
Por favor de presionar aqui para el webinar: Los Programas del Arc of Illinois
Monthly Webinar Archive
April 13, 2021 – For Those Who Fly with Service Animals, New Rules Mean Big Changes”, presented by Melanie Brunson, Chair of the Advocacy Committee for Guide Dog Users, Inc.
Participants will learn about
- the new definition of the term “service animal” which is now limited to dogs only;
- psychiatric service animals are now considered service animals and can travel with their handler on an airplane;
- new rules for passengers traveling with emotional support animals;
- new rules that allow airlines to require passengers traveling with service animals to provide information about their animal’s health and training before they can fly;
- and other changes you may want to know about before you decide to travel again by air!
Please click here for webinar recording: For Those Who Fly with Service Animals
March 30, 2021 – Ditch The Diapers: Toilet Training for Children with Special Needs, Presented by Laura Brown, M.Ed. Disability Specialist at the Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays
Participants will learn answers to these common questions:
• How to know if my child is ready? • What do I need to set my child up for success and how do I use visuals? • Do I need to use a reward or motivator? • How do I tackle common problems such as being scared to flush, using too much toilet paper, and other issues?
Please click here for webinar recording: Ditch the Diapers Webinar
Please click here for webinar presentation slides: Ditch the Diapers Presentation
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!
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).
- 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.