Upcoming Events

Coffee-Time Conversation events

Wednesday, March 20, noon-2:00pm
Presentation by: Laura Gonzalez, UCP-Seguin
Topic: Services & Supports for Individuals with Disabilities at UCP-Seguin

This group is informal and we welcome anyone who is interested in meeting other
parents/caregivers of young adults with disabilities. For further information, please email Erin Hoving or call 630.942.6783.

Where: Glenbard District 87 Administrative Center, 596 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

We hope you can attend, and we look forward to seeing you.

Day Program Tours

Are you wondering what day programs are available to your child after transition? Join us for an opportunity to tour and learn about available options in the area.

Tour Dates 

April 10 – NEDSRA (TREC) at 11:00 am
1770 W. Centennial Place in Addison
(serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities)

Transportation will be provided by Hopewell Transportation. We will depart from Glenbard South High School by Door 17. Departure times will vary by location. An email will be sent regarding departure time, following your RSVP.

RSVP one week prior to the event to Erin Hoving at [email protected] or 630.942.6783

Next Chapter Book Club at Glen Ellyn Public Library

Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club at Glen Ellyn Public Library for individuals 16+ with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Members read together, hang out, make friends, enjoy a snack and have fun. Four to eight members and two volunteer club meeting facilitators meet at 6:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at Glen Ellyn Public Library for one hour to read and discuss a book of their choosing. Every reading level welcome, including emerging and non-readers.
Dates: March  20; April 3 & 17; and May 1 & 15
Reserve your spot by emailing Sarah Kleiva, outreach librarian, at [email protected]


Join the NEXT STEPS training team of DuPage County for NEXT STEPS: The Transition Series. Each night will focus on a new topic of planning for a student’s successful transition from high school to adult life. Workshops will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning April 2, 2019 at SASED Administrative Center, 2900 Ogden Ave. in Lisle.

Workshop 1 – Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Transition: Making it in the Real World. Participants will understand the important roles for family members in the planning process. A parent panel will be present to answer questions and share stories regarding their child’s transition from school to work and/or community life.

Workshop 2 – Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Transition Plans: Roadmaps to the Future. Participants will learn how transition planning can be incorporated into a student’s ongoing special education plan to prepare for employment, college and independent living. Representatives from the College of DuPage will discuss accommodation options at the college and various program offerings for individuals with disabilities. A representative from Spectrum who is also a parent will discuss options that focus on entering the workforce and being an active member of the community after graduation. 

Workshop 3 – Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Planning Ahead: Future Finances and Supports. Presentation by Kristin Hartsaw from DuPage Federation. Topics discussed will include: Learning how to navigate the Medicaid and SSI application process; Understanding how disability determinations are made; Troubleshooting problems that may arise in the process.

Workshop 4 – Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Moving On: Life in the Community. As young adults with disabilities leave high school, what opportunities are available for them to lead active and fulfilling lives? Meet in small groups with community service representatives who will provide information about a variety of topics. Providers participating include:  Special Recreation, RTA, UCP-Seguin, NAMI, Day One PACT and the ARC of IL. 

Workshop 5 – Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Preparing for Work. Presentation by Ron Mulvaney, CWIC from IATP, will explain Social Security work incentives and how benefits are affected by going to work.  Participants will also learn about agencies that provide vocational assistance to students and adults.

Registration is required.

All 5 workshops are designed to be individual trainings. You may register for one or all 5 workshops in the series.  Register at NEXT STEPS Illinois. Click “Looking for Training tab;” click DuPage County on the map; find the dates; and register for those sessions.

Questions? Having trouble with online registration? Contact Erin Hoving at [email protected] or 630-942-6783 or Sara Tatham at [email protected] or 630-548-7174.

Additional events will be added soon.