Join us for two full days of exiting presentations, a visit with Exhibitors, an Art Exhibit, Plinko and a Silent Auction. We have three Keynote Presentations scheduled for this year's convention.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
"Moving off the PUNS List: Phase 2 of the Ligas Consent Decree"
presented by Ronnie Cohn and Barry Taylor
The Ligas Consernt Decree is providing opportunities for people with I/D to receive community services. Phase 1 of the Decree (2011-2017) gave all ICF-DD residents the opportunity to move into the community and 3,000 people living at home on the PUNS (Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services) list to receive services. In this session, Ligas Court Monitor Ronnie Cohn and Ligas lead counsel Barry Taylor of Equip for Equality will discuss Phase 2 of the Ligas Decree, with a major focus on people moving off the PUNS list, the reasonable pace aspect of the Decree, and how people currently receiving some services (such as home-based) will be able to get different/additional community services (such as CILA). Additionally, Ms. Cohn will review the findings of her recent survey of services provided to Ligas class members.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
"The Richest Man in Town"
presented by VJ Smith
This is the true story on how a letter of praise changed two lives - for both the receiver and the sender. One held a high position at a mid-sized university; the other was an older cashier at a local big box store. Given their positions in life, one might imagine that the university official taught lessons to the cashier. The exact opposite happened. The older cashier schooled the "college boy" on relationships, being a good listener, taking extra steps to demonstrate care, and being grateful. All you give you get back and more. Audience members will go on an emotional roller coaster ride … guaranteed.
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"The Hats We Wear"
presented by Darcy Chamberlin, Nora Fox Handler, Leanne Mull, Brian Rubin and Sherri Schneider
Every person wears many hats. Learn about the roles and rules people have in the world of Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities!
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
3003 Corporate West Dr.
Lisle, IL 60532
The Arc of Illinois has reserved a block of rooms at the convention rate of $114/night single or double. The cut-off date for the special rate is April 7, 2020 and the code is CAR.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - Registration 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
WELCOME: Sherri Schneider, Board President, The Arc of Illinois
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
KEYNOTE: "Ligas Update and More" presented by Ronnie Cohn and Barry Taylor, J.D.
LUNCHEON GUEST SPEAKER: Allison Stark, Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities, DHS
2:30 - 3:30 p.m
KEYNOTE: "The Richest Man in Town" presented by VJ Smith
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Hors d'oeuvres Reception and Entertainment - "Expression Dance Studio Unified Team"
Expression Dance Studio is proud to be a fully inclusive studio. Our programs give dancers with all abilities the opportunity to dance and express themselves through movement in a safe, welcoming environment. We also offer Special Olympic Training in Rhythmic Gymnastics, as well as SO Cheer, Unified, and Young Athletes.
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - Registration 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WELCOME: Meg Cooch, Executive Director, The Arc of Illinois
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
KEYNOTE: "The Hats We Wear" presented by Darcy Chamberlin, Nora Fox Handler, Leanne Mull, Brian Rubin and Sherri Schneider
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
LUNCHEON PRESENTATION: "How to Develop a Micro Business" presented by Scott Nixon, Consuelo Puente and Matt Koupal
PICK UP AUCTION ITEMS
Interested in being an exhibitor at this Convention? Click here for the Exhibitor Registration Form.
The 19th Annual Art Exhibit and Contest will be displayed at The Arc of Illinois Annual Convention on Wednesday and Thursday, April 22-23, 2020. Click here for the Art Exhibit Submission Form. Deadline is March 15, 2020
Due to changes in the Respite Program, The Arc of Illinois will only be providing Respite upon request. You must complete the Respite Registration Form and send in with your registration no later than March 23, 2020
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