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Patient Advocacy Webinars

SILC and INCIL are pleased to host a series of webinars designed to enhance patient advocacy for persons with disabilities at hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Speaker Andrés Gallegos, Esq. will provide monthly webinars focusing on the rights of people with disabilities to accessible healthcare and teaching participants to “Act B-A-D,” a three-phase patient advocacy strategy.

Each month’s webinar will focus on a specific disability population for members of that populations, their families and their advocates.

Each webinar will be held from 1pm – 3pm and end with a live Q & A period.
All of the webinars will be captioned, recorded and posted to for your viewing pleasure 24/7.

Registration is not necessary. Links to join the webinar are below.

August 23 – Deaf and Hard of Hearing (

September 20 – Mobility Disabilities (

October 25 – DD / ID (

November 15 – Blind and Visual Disabilities (

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13th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference

13th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference

This year’s Annual 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 will be held at the Bank of Springfield Center (formerly the Prairie Capital Convention Center) in Springfield, Illinois on October 23 – 24, 2017. 

You are encouraged to register early and pay online with a credit card to ensure your full participation. This conference is open to the first 500 individuals that register or until September 15, 2017 whichever comes first!

The conference, titled “Stepping Stones of Transition”, invites 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 will be organized into 4 tracks: Education, Employment, Community and Healthcare.

Monday, October 23rd features a variety of multi-choice Break-Out Sessions throughout the day. Tuesday, October 24th concludes the conference and highlights multi-choice Plenary Sessions and Break-Out Sessions in the morning. The conference concludes at 1:00 p.m.


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