Call for Presentations

The Illinois Statewide Transition Conference invites submissions of proposals to present at the 2019 Illinois Statewide Transition Conference, Stepping Stones of Transition to be held October 17-18, 2019 in Collinsville, Illinois.

Submit a proposal to present and also 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 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 17, 2019 8:00 AM – Friday, October 18, 2019 2:00 AM
Central Time

The Gateway Center
One Gateway Drive, Collinsville, Illinois 62234, USA

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Click here for details and to submit a proposal

Register By
March 29, 2019