|AGENDA – Wednesday, February 5, 2020
8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. – Good Morning! Meg Cooch, Executive Director, The Arc of Illinois
Meg will review the objectives of the conference and give updates on State and National Affairs.
9:30- 10:15 a.m. – “Division of Rehabilitation Services Strategic Direction”
Presented by Director Rahnee Patrick, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Director Patrick will talk about DRS’ strategic direction, the steps the Division is taking to improve employment services for people with I/DD and strengthen partnerships with community providers.
10:15- 11:15 a.m. – “Transformation in Employment: Supported Employment, Subminimum Wage and Community Trends”
Presented by Director Patrick, a Self-Advocate and Providers
A panel of the Director of DRS, a self-advocate and providers will talk about the opportunities and challenges with transforming the current employment and community day systems to address federal and state employment priorities.
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. – Break
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. – “Achieving Transformational Change”
Presented by Lisa M. Dietlin
As a highly sought-after Transformational Change Coach working with everyone from students to CEOs, and Fortune 500 companies to community-based nonprofits, Lisa has seen firsthand how the ability to embrace and even pursue transformational change makes a profound difference in our work, our communities, and our lives. Lisa will share her life-changing event that opened her eyes to the power of transformational change.
12:30 – 2:00 p.m. – Luncheon: “DHS Strategic Direction”
Presented by Secretary Grace Hou, Department of Human Services
Secretary Hou will discuss the exciting new priorities and activities of the Illinois Department of Human Services including her vision for working with community organizations and funding for critical services.
2:00 –3:15 p.m. – “Opportunities for Growth and Innovation”
Presented by a Panel
Learn about new and different opportunities in the state for growth and innovation including the new bill expanding 377 boards, new funding opportunities through the IL Council on Developmental Disabilities, IFF funding, assistive technology pilot and self-advocacy innovations.
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. – Break
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. – “Division of Developmental Disabilities Priorities”
Presented by Allison Stark, Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities, DHS
Director Stark will talk about the key priorities of the Division as well as hot topics regarding the rates oversight committee, supported employment learning network and more.
4:15 – 5:00 p.m. – “Ligas Consent Decree Update”
Presented by Ronnie Cohn, Ligas Court Monitor
Ligas Court Monitor, Ronnie Cohn, will discuss her findings around the Ligas Class Member quality reviews and the perspective of the state’s compliance related to rates, staffing and investment.
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. – “Hospitality”
6:00 p.m. – Dinner – Cooper’s Hawk, Naperville, IL
Meet in the hotel lobby at 5:45 for a bus to Cooper’s Hawk!
Thursday, February 6, 2020
8:30-9:15 a.m. – Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. – Good Morning! Kim Zoeller, Executive Forum President
Lessons Learned and Objectives of the Day
9:30-10:45 a.m. – “Federal Policy and Advocacy Perspective”
Presented by Nicole Jorwic
Nicole Jorwic, Senior Director of Public Policy for the Arc of the United States will share the latest from DC including key legislation and implementation of rules and regulations.
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – “Medicaid Managed Care and I/DD Trends”
Presented by Laura Vegas, National Association of Directors of Developmental
Disability Services (NASDDDS)
Laura Vegas will share the latest trends across the country in the use of Medicaid managed care and other value based payment models.
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. – Luncheon: “Healthcare and Family Services’ Medicaid Priorities”
Presented by Theresa Eagleson, Director, Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Director Eagleson will share her vision for HFS and HFS priorities around Medicaid including waiver services.
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. – “Breaking Down Divides: I/DD and Mental Health”
Presented by a Panel
Learn from a panel of providers who will discuss how they are harnessing funding through the behavioral health/mental health in order to support people with I/DD in different ways.
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. – WRAP-UP (PLEASE NOTE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE)