11th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference, October 24-25, 2013

11th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference: October 29-30, 2015

Conference Presentations and Handouts:

Session A1 Assistive Technology Supports for PWD in Employment Settings
Session A2 Student Led IEPs Lead to College Success
Session A3 Building Skills to Reach Transition Milestones
Session A6 Improving Outcomes for Young Adults with Mental Health Needs
Session A7 Navigating Student Success: Self Determination and Advocacy Skills in Higher Ed
Session B2 Self Determination Strategies for College Bound Students
Session B5 How to Meaningfully Involve Urban Families in the Transition Planning
Session B6 Heath Care Transition: Including the Affordable Care Act
Session B9 Employment Goals and how PASS Plans Can Help
Session B10 Effective Transition Planning for Students with Behavior Challenges
Session C1

Advancing Practices to Support Young Adults in Transition

Session C2

Transition, Inclusion, Independence Presentation

Lewis & Clark Community College's Future Steps to College

Session C6 The Youth Transition Program at The Rehabilitation Institute
Session C8 College Opportunities for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Session C9 Special Needs Legal Planning Trusts, ABLE Accounts, Guardianship
Session D2 Job Development 101: A Manual for Finding and Keeping Successful Employment
Session D8 Post Secondary Employment Preparation Training Center Model
Session D10 Extra Ordinary IEPs
Plenary Session 1 Laying the Foundation for the Yellow Brick Road
Plenary Session 2 The Art, Science and Law of Post-Secondary Goals
Plenary Session 3 Leadership to Implement Collaboration with the Community

The 11th Annual Transition Conference for transition aged youth and young adults with disabilities, their family members and teachers, vocational professionals, caregivers, health care professionals, college students pursuing careers in special education and community advocates was held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 South Martin Luther King Drive in Chicago, Illinois from October 29-30, 2015.

The conference, titled “Stepping Stones of Transition”, invited participants to imagine the possibilities for students with disabilities in the areas of independent living, education and training, employment, community integration, health care, and self-advocacy.

Conference sessions were organized into 4 tracks: Education, Employment, Community and Healthcare.

Thursday, October 29th featured keynote speaker Steve Hopkins, co-founder of 3E Love, and multi-choice Break-Out Sessions with a Welcome Reception at the end of the day. Friday, October 30th concluded the conference and highlighted multi-choice Plenary Sessions and Break-Out Sessions in the morning.


The 2016 Statewide Transition Conference will be held on October 27th & 28th in Effingham IL.

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Conference Steering Committee:

Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center

Family Resource Center on Disabilities

IL Alliance of Administrators of Special Education

IL Assistive Technology Program

IL Dept. of Human Services - Division of Rehabilitation Services

Il State Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities

IL State Board of Education

Springfield Public Schools District #186

Statewide Independent Living Council of IL

UIC Division of Specialized Care for Children

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Transition - Planning for the Future

11 th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference
October 29-30, 2015
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois

For more information
contact the conference organizers
via email at info@illinoistransitionconference.org

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