12th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference, October 27-28, 2016

12th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference: October 27-28, 2016

2016 Conference Information & Follow-up

This year's Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference for transition aged youth and young adults with disabilities, their family members and teachers, vocational professionals, caregivers, health care professionals, college students pursuing careers in special education and community advocates was held at the Thelma Keller Hotel & Convention Center, Effingham, Illinois from October 27-28, 2016. Conference seesion handouts are available via the following link:

The conference, titled “Stepping Stones of Transition”, invited participants to imagine the possibilities for students with disabilities in the areas of independent living, education and training, employment, community integration, health care, and self-advocacy.

Conference sessions were organized into 4 tracks: Education, Employment, Community and Healthcare.

Thursday, October 27th featured a variety of multi-choice Break-Out Sessions throughout the day. Friday, October 28th concluded the conference and highlights multi-choice Plenary Sessions and Break-Out Sessions in the morning.

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Conference Evaluation and Continuing Education Certificates

Thank you for attending the 2016 Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference. We hope you enjoyed the conference. Your feedback is very valuable. Please carefully choose the most appropriate post conference survey below.    

NOTE: Please print your certificate before submitting the survey.
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  • CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS: For those who are not seeking continuing education credits, we still want your feedback. Please complete the post conference survey.

  • NURSES: Complete the post conference survey and print your Certificate of Attendance.

  • EDUCATORS: Complete the post conference survey and print your Certificate of Attendance.

  • VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SPECIALISTS: Complete the post conference survey and print your Verification of Completion.

  • SOCIAL WORKERS/LICENSED CLINICAL PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS/LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR: Complete the post conference survey and print your Verification of Completion. 


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October 23-24, 2017

Prairie Capital Convention Center

Springfield, IL. 62701

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Conference Steering Committee:

Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago

Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center

Family Resource Center on Disability

IL Alliance of Administrators of Special Education

IL Assistive Technology Program

IL Dept. of Human Services - Division of Rehabilitation Services

IL State Board of Education


Opportunities for Access

Southern Illinois Case Coordination

Springfield Public Schools District #186

Statewide Independent Living Council of IL

UIC Division of Specialized Care for Children

UIC Department of Special Education

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Transition - Planning for the Future

Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference
October 27-28, 2016
Thelma Keller Hotel & Convention Center
Effingham, Illinois 62471

For more information
contact the conference organizers
via email at info@illinoistransitionconference.org

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