Upcoming Events

National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) of DuPage County event

The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) of DuPage County invites you to attend an event titled Social Security Disability: Change and Confusion.

Who: People who have a loved one with mental health concerns
When: 7 – 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 20
Where: NAMI DuPage Community Center, 115 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton
RSVP to Sara Hynes at [email protected]

What is this presentation about?
This discussion, presented by Jeffrey Rabin, an attorney who represents individuals with disabilities seeking benefits under the Social Security Act, will de-mystify the application and appeals process and provide information individuals need to protect and assert their rights under the Social Security Act. This discussion will include information about:

  • The different Social Security disability law and programs
  • How Social Security analyzes claims
  • How to prepare the strongest case possible to the Social Security Administration
  • The application process and how months can be shaved from the processing time
  • Practical hints in dealing with the bureaucracy
  • How to communicate with physicians
  • How to minimize the chance of delay and lost files
  • Rules regarding how to return to work while on Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

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.
Date:  May 15
Reserve your spot by emailing Sarah Kleiva, outreach librarian, at [email protected]

DuPage Trade Apprenticeship Expo

This free event will feature interactive demonstrations, as well as opportunities to meet with instructors to learn more about each trade apprenticeship program. All are welcome, registration is required. Click for information & registration

When: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2019
Where: IBEW Local 701 Union Hall, 28600 Bella Vista Parkway in Warrenville

Participating construction trades include:

  • Boilermakers
  • Laborers
  • Bricklayers
  • Operating Engineers
  • Carpenters & Millwrights
  • Painters
  • Ceramic Tile Layers
  • Plasterers & Cement Masons
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers/Pipefitters/Sprinkler Fitters
  • Heat & Frost Insulators
  • Roofers
  • Ironworkers
  • Sheet Metal Workers

Test run of new Guardianship Training

Achieving Independence and Mobility Center for Independent Living invites you to participate in a test run of the new Guardianship Training.

When:  10 to 11 a.m. June 3
Where:  AIM-CIL, 3130 Finley Road, Suite 500, Downers Grove 60515
Who: anyone interested; no need to be a current guardian
Why: A new law requires guardians participate in a training session and receive a certificate.

This test run will give you an opportunity to let the developers of the training know what you think of the new requirement. Please bring your own laptop, iPad or other electronic device. Request for reasonable accommodations must be made at least 72 hours in advance. RSVP to Lindsay Robinson at [email protected] or 630-469-2300 v/630-984-4251 vp

Coffee-Time Conversation events

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.

When: Dates to be added

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

Additional events will be added.