Upcoming Events

Options Fair

The Options Fair was established to offer students with special needs and their families an opportunity to meet with colleges and universities, as well as agencies that can provide services after high school. The 2022 event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17  at Downers Grove South High School. For more information, please visit the Options Fair website.

Next Steps 

Informative, informal training for parents and family members of students with disabilities. Join the NEXT STEPS training team of DuPage County as we focus on planning for a student’s successful transition from high school to adult life.

Dates will be announced soon.

For further information, contact Erin Hoving at 630-942-6783 or [email protected] or Sara Tatham at 630-548-7174 or [email protected]

Next Steps team members include Erin Hoving, Glenbard District 87; Yousef Matariyeh, Lisle High School District 202; Lori O’Connell, Community Unit School District 200; Justin Olson, Elmhurst School District 205; and Sara Tatham, SASED, the School Association for Special Education in DuPage.

Transition Planning Committee (TPC) Meetings

TPC is made up of representatives from local special education districts and cooperatives, community providers, Division of Rehabilitation Services staff, adult service providers and parents. The committee has banded together to improve the transition experience from high school to successful adult life for young adults with disabilities. New participants are always welcome.

Our first meeting for the 2022-23 school year will be held virtually at 1 p.m. Oct. 12. Presenter details and Zoom link information can be found on the TPC website.

Coffee-Time Conversation

This is an informal discussion group that welcomes anyone who is interested in meeting other parents/caregivers of young adults with disabilities.  Dates will be announced soon
Contact person: Erin Hoving [email protected] or 630-942-6783.