Upcoming Events

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.

See information below for our next tour:

Riverwalk Recreational Services
March 21st @ 10:00 a.m. at 300 East Gartner Road in Naperville
Riverwalk Recreational Services is a new program dedicated to creating a welcoming environment that caters to adults in need of daytime care. 

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

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. More information on ways to register for the event coming in early March. 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

WORKSHOP 3 – Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (6:30-8:30 pm)
Financial Planning
During this workshop, financial planner Ed Sheer will speak on ABLE, the conflicting advice regarding ABLE accounts, long-term finances and weaving in benefits. Attorney Stacey Dembo will discuss “What Parents of Transition Age (18-22) Students Need to Know about Social Security.”

WORKSHOP 4 – Tuesday, March 19, 2024 (6:30-8:30 pm)
Vocational Tracks
The final workshop will focus on a variety of vocational opportunities available after high school/transition.

No registration is required. All workshops are designed to be individual trainings. You may attend one or all four workshops in the series.

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).

Guardianship Seminar

State Representative Diane Blair-Sherlock (46th District) presents a guardianship seminar on February 15, 2024.
* Is your child graduating to turning 18?
* Do you need a guardianship?
* Are there alternative options?

Join representative Blair-Sherlock, judge Chantelle Porter and attorney Jessica Rymut on Thursday, February 15 at Blair-Sherlock’s District Office (28 S. Villa Avenue in Villa Park) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

RSVP requested but not required by calling 630-415-3520 or email [email protected].

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.