Call for Presentations

The Illinois Statewide Transition Conference invites submissions of proposals to present at this year’s conference, Stepping Stones of Transition being held October 29-30, 2020 in East Peoria, 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 network with colleagues, experts in other fields, and families at this year’s Illinois Statewide Transition Conference.

The conference will focus on best practices and how best to promote effective, person-centered transition planning that addresses all aspects of adult life for youth with disabilities.

Proposals should describe practical and evidence-based strategies related to:

• Education
Instructional delivery models, accommodations and modifications, program development, evidence-based practices, advocacy, and/or other resources for transition age youth receiving services in secondary, post-secondary settings, adult service agencies, or community-based organizations.

• Health Care
Principles of health care transition, services necessary to make the appropriate transition to adult health care services, integrating health and personal goals to maximize lifelong functioning and potential, and efficacious interventions to improve health care transition outcomes.

• Community
Independent living skills such as getting an apartment, health care, financial literacy, online etiquette, community participation, and personal safety in public and giving back.

• Employment
Competitive/integrated employment opportunities, hiring people with disabilities, internships, and job shadowing experiences for high school students, partnerships between high schools, colleges, VR agency, employers, nonprofits, workforce development boards, students and their families, and programs improving employment opportunities for in-school and out of school youth. Emphasis on youth and how they can appropriately advocate for themselves both on the job and before the job is encouraged.

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 8:00 am – Friday, October 30, 2020, 2:00 pm
Central Time

Embassy Suites Hotel & Riverfront Conference Center
100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria, Illinois, 61611, USA

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June 1, 2020