Upcoming Events

Next Steps: The Transition Series

What:  Training for parents and family members of students with disabilities
When: the first Tuesday of the month, February through May (Feb. 4, March 3, April 7 and May 5)
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Glenbard North, 990 N. Kuhn Road in Carol Stream

Register for sessions on Next Steps Illinois page. For more information, contact Erin Hoving at [email protected] or 630-942-6783.

Workshop 1 – Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Transition: What is Transition? The four goals of transition will be discussed. A parent/professional will discuss parent roles in the transition process; applications for success; and expectations at the adult level.

Workshop 2 – Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Transition Plans: Making it in the Real World. Participants will understand the important roles for family members in the transition 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 3 – Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Moving On: Life in the Community. During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to meet and hear presentations from representatives of a variety of community agencies, including: College of Dupage, WorkNet DuPage; NAMI; special recreation associations and more.

Workshop 4 – Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Transition: Preparing for Work/Planning Ahead: Future Finances and Supports: Ron Mulvaney, CWIC from IATP will explain Social Security work incentives and how benefits are affected by going to work. Sherri Schneider, founder of Family Benefits Solutions, will discuss the application process for government benefits and give participants a greater understanding of the sometimes complicated benefits application process.

Registration is required
All workshops are designed to be individual trainings. You may register for one or for all four workshops in the series.  Register on Next Steps Illinois site. 

Questions? Contact Erin Hoving or 630.942.6783 or Sara Tatham or 630.548.7174

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: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Presentation by: RTA
Topic: Navigating the Public Transportation System
The RTA will present information about the public transportation system. Families may apply for reduced fare and ride rree cards after the presentation. RVSP is required for this event by Tuesday, Jan. 28. To RSVP and get further information, contact: Erin Hoving or call 630.942.6783.
Where: Glenbard District 87 Administrative Center, 596 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

When: Friday, March 20, noon – 2 p.m.
Presentation by: Kish Pisani, IL Assoc. of Microboards & Cooperatives/Parent
Topic: Services & Supports for Individuals w/ Disabilities & Perspective of a Parent in the Planning Process for Life after Transition
Where: Glenbard District 87 Administrative Center, 596 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.

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

Additional events will be added.

Day Program Tours

February 14 – Spectrum at 10:00 a.m.
(serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities)
2302 Wisconsin Ave., Downers Grove

March 25 – Misericordia at 10:00 a.m.
(serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities)
6300 N Ridge Ave, Chicago

April 14 – WDSRA-Rec & Roll at 10:00 a.m.
(serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in park districts of Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Roselle, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton and Winfield)
500 S. Naperville Rd, Wheaton – Enter at Door 5

April 17 – NEDSRA-TREK at 10:00 a.m.
(serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Park Districts of Addison, Bensenville, Butterfield, Glendale Heights, Itasca, Lombard, Medinah, Oakbrook Terrace, Schiller Park, Villa Park and Wood Dale)
1770 W. Centennial Place, Addison

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.