April 24, 2019 @ 8:30AM — April 25, 2019 @ 3:30PM
Join Us for this Fabulous 2 Day Event!
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Choice of 6 Breakout Sessions. Please see link below for details on full brochure.
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. - Break
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Welcome: Terri Devine, The Arc of Illinois Board President
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - "Families of People with Disabilities"
Presented by Don Meyer
Brothers and sisters will be in the lives of family members with disabilities longer than anyone! Attending to sibs' concerns throughout their lives benefits everyone– especially the family member with the disability. During this lively keynote, Don Meyer (founder of the Sibling Support Project and creator of Sibshops) will discuss brothers' and sisters' unique concerns and opportunities and their implications for parents, service providers and policymakers.
12:15 - 2:00 p.m. - Luncheon and Guest Speaker Kathy Ward, Acting Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities, DHS
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
"The Culture of Coordinated Support Model: Change the Culture, Change the World"
Too often, services for people with disabilities are "silo-ed" – agencies, organizations, and providers focus only on what they do and do not communicate or collaborate with others providing similar supports. As a result, people with disabilities can receive ineffective, redundant, or even contradictory advice and support. This keynote will demonstrate ways to create and implement effective and efficient support plans and services. Using the Culture of Coordinated Support Model, people can improve their services and ensure that providers work together, allowing them to specialize in the areas where they perform best - so people and providers can do better work in less time, with less effort and waste of resources.
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Break
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Choice of 5 Breakout Sessions. Please see link below for details on full brochure.
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Hors D'oeuvres Reception and Entertainment – "Special" performed by Anthony Billups and Nicholas Billups
Thursday, April 25, 2019
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. - The Arc of Illinois Annual Meeting
9:00 - 10:15 a.m. - Choice of 6 Breakout Sessions. Please see link below for details on full brochure.
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. - Break
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Welcome: Meg Cooch, The Arc of Illinois Executive Director
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - "Medicaid Applications and Redetermination Challenges"
Presented by Sherri Schneider, Family Benefit Solutions
Illinois Medicaid is sending redetermination forms to renew benefits on a yearly basis. Illinois Medicaid is required to maintain all waiver services. Sherri plans to take away the confusion and mystery of the Illinois Medicaid Redetermination process by explaining the: who, what, where, when and how of this vital task.
12:30 - 2:00 - Luncheon and "Self-Advocacy - A World of Possibilities"
2:15 - 3:30 p.m. - Choice of 6 Breakout Sessions. Please see link below for details on full brochure.