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Date(s) - 03/10/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Please register for Illinois Life Span Program of The Arc of Illinois Monthly Webinar – “The Fundamentals of Respite Care” on Mar 10, 2020 from Noon to 1:00 PM CDT at:

Tina Yurik, presenter for this webinar, is the Director of the Illinois Respite Coalition. The Illinois Respite Coalition (IRC) provides statewide information and referral to individuals across the lifespan. The IRC also has a DHS-funded in-home respite grant that serves 16 counties. When funded, the IRC also has a statewide emergency respite program. The IRC is built upon statewide partnerships.

This webinar will cover the following related to Respite Care:

  • What is respite care?
  • Why use respite care services?
  • What are the different kinds of respite?
  • How to choose/ select the respite that is right for you
  • Overcoming concerns
  • Preparing the care recipient for respite
  • Evaluating your respite care
  • Things to consider
  • Quick Tips

Before becoming the Director of the IRC, Tina volunteered with for ten years, six of which she served as board president. Previously, Tina worked as the Director of Clearbrook’s Take a Break programs for 18 years. Through her position, she supported children with special needs from birth to five years of age in Cook, Lake, DuPage and McHenry counties by working with trained volunteers, an idea which this program was the first to utilize in the Midwest. She has taught trainings on special education issues related to IDEA and ADA both regionally and nationally through the Family Resource Center on Disabilities, as the Assistant Director. Prior to working in the nonprofit industry, she worked 15 years in Advertising, Retail & Catalog industry as a Human Resources Manager. In addition, Tina is an active committee member for the Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County, Head Start Health Advisory Committee member, and for over eight years she has been an Illinois educational surrogate parent through ISBE. She regularly attends the National Respite Coalition Conferences each year.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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