Join Us for the 12th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference:
2016 Conference Information
The 12th 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 will be held at the Thelma Keller Hotel & Convention Center, Effingham, Illinois from October 27-28, 2016.
The conference, titled “Stepping Stones of Transition”, invites 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 will be organized into 4 tracks: Education, Employment, Community and Healthcare.
Thursday, October 27th features a variety of multi-choice Break-Out Sessions throughout the day. Friday, October 28th concludes the conference and highlights multi-choice Plenary Sessions and Break-Out Sessions in the morning. The conference concludes at 1:00 p.m.
The Illinois Statewide Transition Conference invites submissions of proposals to present at the 2016 Illinois Statewide Transition Conference, Stepping Stones of Transition to be held October 27-28, 2016 in Effingham, Illinois. Each of you brings hope, education, and inspires change in people to find the courage to help those you work with fulfill their potential. Join a myriad of others interested in doing this and also gain new skills at innovative workshops.
Submit a proposal to present and also network with colleagues, experts in other fields and families at this year’s 12th annual Transition conference. The final date for submission of proposals is: April 20, 2016.
Conference participants are strongly encouraged to register using the Illinois Transition Conference online registration that will soon be available. "Go Green" and help conference planners take eco-friendly steps to better our environment by registering online and eliminating paper registration forms. A limited number of hard copy registration booklets will be made available by request only to those that do not have internet access. Contact Family Matters at 866-436-7842.
The registration web site will provide details about the conference plenary sessions and agenda with specifics on each of the breakout sessions. Space is limited and breakout sessions have limited capacity on a first come basis. So register early to ensure admission to your top choice sessions.
Do you want to reach over 800 participants who are interested in helping create active, productive lives for young people with disabilities? A limited number of exhibit spaces are available to allow you to reach students, parents, teachers, social service and healthcare professionals. As an Exhibitor you have the opportunity to reach hundreds of special education and healthcare professionals, social service providers, students and parents.
Here is what you need to know about your participation in this year’s Transition Conference:
Participants need to complete the soon to be released 2016 Exhibitor Registration to become an exhibitor, sponsor, or advertiser.
The goals for the 2016 Illinois Statewide Transition Conference are to promote effective, person-centered transition planning to address all aspects of adult life for youth with disabilities. Conference participants will discover practical and evidence-based (proven) strategies related to:
The Transition Conference Committee has made provisions for a limited number of scholarships for parents and students who need financial assistance. These funds are available on a first come, first serve basis. This scholarship can be used for needed conference related expenses including registration, hotel, transportation and/or a personal attendant. To apply, please contact Tara Dunning of the Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois (SILC) at 217-744-7777 or email@example.com.
Scholarships are also available through the Arc of Illinois Consumer Involvement Program; call 815-464-1832 for information about the Arc of Illinois program or visit their website at www.thearcofil.org.
12 th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference
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