Life Long Planning for Your Relative with Special Needs
- Family & Education
- The Arc of Adams County, Quincy IL
This two-day convention will inspire self-advocates and families to be empowered to create opportunities from challenges. There are twenty-four breakout sessions. There are three keynote speakers, two luncheon presentations, over thirty presenters and a Wednesday Evening Reception Presentation.
The following are the keynote presenters:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
“The Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Illinois”
Stephanie Altman, J.D.
Stephanie Altman, J.D., is the Assistant Director of the Health Care Justice Project at Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and specializes in Medicaid, Medicare, and health insurance issues. She represents children and adults in individual and class actions related to health care equity and also advocates for quality, accessible health care through administrative and legislative avenues. Stephanie will discuss the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Illinois and the impact of the expansion of Health Care coverage to people with disabilities and special health care needs and also what non-profits can expect.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
“Digging For Treasure in People (Without Getting Buried Alive)"
Special needs families and direct-support staff have something in common: overwhelm. We believe that every person is a treasure, yet that belief gets buried beneath the weight of responsibility. We seek to help people with special needs shine and live a fulfilling life in the community ... but how do we encourage others when we are discouraged ourselves!
Thursday, April 24, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
“Rebalancing The Big Picture: A Real Turning Point for Illinois”
Director Kevin Casey, Director Sheila Romano, Tony Records
The Ligas Consent Decree! The Governor’s Rebalancing Initiative! Employment First! Federal Home & Community Rule Changes! The 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver! The Blueprint for System Redesign! The Illinois Disability System is on its way to major changes in the way it supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This session will highlight the way the current community system will have to retool to keep up with these changes and build inclusive communities.
The Arc of Illinois is a non-profit organization committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices.
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