Legislative Meet and Greet – April 11 & 24, 2018

Disability Legislative Meet and Greets


Illinois Legislators!  You’re Invited…


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.

Hosting Organizations:
Access Living
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, mhamada@accessliving.org or (312) 640-2190

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Webinar “Acting B-A-D” Patient Advocacy Training – Blind and Visual Disabilities

Webinar “Acting B-A-D” Patient Advocacy Training – Blind and Visual Disabilities PowerPoint

Accessible Healthcare for Persons who are Blind and Visually Impaired Presentation (handout)


Blind and Visual Disability Healthcare Webinar Transcript

Webinar Recording




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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 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/)

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