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November 14th, 2017 – Social Capital and Customized Employment – What is Social Capital and Why is it Important for Customized Employment? 

This presentation features Marsie Frawley from Griffin-Hammis Associates and Cindi Swanson, The Arc of Illinois.

Employment First and Customized Employment are the first and preferred options for going to work!  Discovering the Personal GeniusTM of an individual is the first step towards Customized Employment.  Through this process, we learn about the skills, interests, and abilities of the individual, as well as, learning who are their connections to the community and social capital.

Click here for webinar presentation slides:  Social Capital and Customized Employment
Click here for webinar recording: Webinar Recording – Social Capital and Customized Employment
To complete a follow up survey for this event: Webinar Follow Up Survey


October 10th,  2017 – ABLE in Illinois: Five Questions You Need to Get Answered About ABLE with JJ Hanley, Office of the Illinois Treasurer

JJ Hanley, Director for ABLE Illinois, a program of the Illinois Treasurer’s Office, shared information on ABLE in Illinois. JJ Hanley is a parent-advocate and professional who has dedicated much of her career to creating innovative programs that foster economic participation by people with disabilities. Many know JJ as the creative force behind  Participants learned the basics of the program, who qualifies for an ABLE account, when an ABLE account is a good idea, how this account interacts with SSI/SSDI/Medicaid, and where to go to open an account.

Click here for webinar presentation slides:  ABLE in Illinois Webinar Presentation
Click here for webinar recording:  Regretfully, no recording is available for this webinar.

Additional Resources
Illinois ABLE
Illinois ALBE – From the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Memo on ABLE and Medicaid


September 12th, 2017 – Community Supportive Housing with Julie Nelson, Corporation for Supportive Housing

Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) works to expand supportive housing as an option for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  CSH advances solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities.  In this webinar, CSH shared information about supportive housing, a housing option that is affordable, independent housing in the community with individualized supports.  What supportive housing is, how to access it, and where to learn more were covered in this presentation.

Click here for webinar presentation slides:  Supportive Housing with CSH Presentation
Click here for webinar recording:  2017-09-12 12.14 The Arc of Illinois Lunch Webinar – Supportive Housing with CSH

Additional Resources
Housing and People with Disabilities Myths and Truth
Public Housing Authority Contact Information IL Portrait