Upcoming Community Trainings
Please find information below on any upcoming trainings, seminars, and/or parent groups. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any additional questions.
Dupage Transition Planning Committee,
The DuPage County Transition Planning Committee is a group composed of representatives from the local special education co-ops, school districts, Department of Human Services-Division of Rehabilitation Services office, adult service providers, vocational coordinators, representatives of the business community, parents and clients. We meet to network, educate, learn, share and support services for individuals with disabilities. This group has banded together to improve the transition experience from high school to a successful adult life for young adults with disabilities. Most of the high schools, transition programs, and agencies that serve adults with disabilities in DuPage County are active members.
As part of the Education to Careers (ETC) school to work initiative, the Illinois General Assembly enacted legislation that the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DHS-DRS) coordinate the creation of local Transition Planning Committees.
Next Meeting: March13th @ 1:00 p.m. at WorkNet Dupage, 2525 Cabot Dr., Lisle, IL 3rd Floor. Presenters: Lisa Reninger & Melinda Zambito, UPS for Downs: Next Chapter Book Clubs; and Liliian Peterson, Giant Steps: Canopy Adult Day Program.
IPADD's purpose is to give Illinois parents, self-advocates, adult siblings and other who care a dedicated online platform for networking, advocacy, and information-sharing in order to know what is going on aroudn the state and be able to take action within own communities. Primary focus areas are: Meaningful Days (Employment, Volunteerism, and Community Service); Community Building (Friendships, Social Life, Rec/Leisure, Faith Communities, Transportation); Approaching Age 18 (Public Benefits, Guardianship, Wills and Trusts, Voting); Residential/Housing; and how to pay for it all!