About the Conference

The conference promotes effective, person-centered transition planning for youth with disabilities to address all aspects of adult life including education and training, health care, community and employment. This conference brings together adolescents, families, professionals and experts in the field to network, learn from one another and strengthen their skill set and knowledge base to help youth with disabilities successfully transition to adulthood.

About the 2019 Conference

The 15th Annual Illinois Statewide 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 October 17-18, 2019 at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Illinois.

The conference will focus on best practices in promoting effective, person-centered transition planning that addresses all aspects of adult life for youth with disabilities.  Conference Sessions are offered in the following four tracks: independent living, education and training, employment, community integration, health care, and self-advocacy. Our conference invites participants to imagine the possibilities for students with disabilities in the areas of Community, Education, Employment, and Health Care.

Thursday, October 17th features a variety of multi-choice Break-Out Sessions throughout the day and concludes with a choice of Plenary Sessions. A variety of exhibitors sharing resources on Thursday only.  Friday, October 18th highlights multi-choice Break-Out Sessions in the morning and concludes with a choice of Plenary Sessions.