Upcoming Events

Letter of intent meeting

How can you help your child’s future guardian provide the best and most individualized care for your child after you are gone? Many parents write a Letter of Intent to guide future caregivers. This document outlines specific information about your child’s medical care, emotional needs, daily routine, living arrangements, the resources available to the caregivers, and hopes and dreams for your child. By capturing this knowledge in a written document, you can help the caregiver avoid “trial and error” and care for your child as seamlessly as possible.

Learn how to create an insightful and comprehensive “guide to your child” at a virtual clinic from the perspective of special needs attorneys Katie Clancy, Jennifer Sabourin, and Kate Devine Schye, who are also special needs parents. This clinic will be held via Zoom.

Meeting time: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16
Registration is required.
To register, please go to https://clancyassociates.com/ under Events > Letter of Intent Clinic > click on “Registration Form”

Day Program Tours

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.

Stay tuned for information about our next tour.

Save the date
Mark your calendar for a Ray Graham Association-sponsored event for all transition students.

When: Friday, April 12, 2024
Time:  10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: The Hanson Center, Mize Building, 15W431 E. 59th Street in Burr Ridge

Don’t miss this opportunity. Limited space will be available. For more information, contact Erin Hoving at [email protected] or 630.942.6783.

Next Steps

Informative, informal training sessions for parents and family members of students with disabilities.

Join the NEXT STEPS team of DuPage County as they present NEXT STEPS: The Transition Series. Each night will focus on a new topic of planning for a student’s successful transition from school to adult life.

All Workshops will be held in person at: 
     Glenbard District 87 – Transition Center
     2166 Gladstone CT, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Or join via Zoom: Next Steps Zoom Meeting Link

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

Next Steps team members include Erin Hoving, Glenbard District 87; 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).

Ligas Family Advocate Program

LFAP provides broad outreach to Illinois adults and families who are selected from the PUNS or notified in advance of a future PUNS selection. Webinars are held to support navigation of the adult developmental disabilities system and uncover outside-the-box solutions.

Endorsed By: The Arc of Illinois
Date: Monthly – 1st Thursday
Time: TBD via Zoom

Click here for upcoming event details and registration links!

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. Dates to be announced.

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.