Disability Legislative Meet and Greets
Illinois Legislators! You’re Invited…
DISABILITY ISSUES LEGISLATIVE MEET AND GREET
Two Dates! April 11 and April 24. Come to one or both!
Both events are 3:30 to 5:30 pm.
Both events will be held at the Illinois Network of Centers for independent Living (INCIL) office.
Location: 1 West Old State Capitol Plaza (the Myers building), Suite 501, Springfield.
INCIL serves people with disabilities in 93 of the 102 counties in Illinois!
Legislators and disability advocates are encouraged to informally gather and discuss Illinois legislative issues affecting people with disabilities.
Many Illinois legislators are great champions of disability rights;
these events are a great way to check in on what’s important right now.
Legislators can share about bills they are championing, and people with disabilities will share about issues that affect their lives.
Light refreshments will be served. Please avoid wearing fragrances.
ASL interpreters will be available; other disability accommodations should be requested in advance.
The INCIL office is wheelchair accessible.
Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living
Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois
This event is free. RSVP for either date to: Monica Hamada-Peña, email@example.com or (312) 640-2190
PowerPoint presentation: Act B-A-D Patient Advocacy Training – Mobility Disabilities
Accessible Healthcare for Persons with Mobility Disabilities (September 20 2017)
Webinar recording: Act B-A-D Patient Advocacy Training – Mobility Disabilities
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 www.silcofillinois.org for your viewing pleasure 24/7.
Registration is not necessary. Links to join the webinar are below.
August 23 – Deaf and Hard of Hearing (https://incil.adobeconnect.com/silcdhh/)
September 20 – Mobility Disabilities (https://incil.adobeconnect.com/silcmd/)
October 25 – DD / ID (https://incil.adobeconnect.com/silcddid/)
November 15 – Blind and Visual Disabilities (https://incil.adobeconnect.com/silcbvd/)
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the General Election, Equip for Equality will have advocates available by telephone to answer questions about any voting problem you may experience.
6:00 am to 7:00 pm
Download and share the flyer here!
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.