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Date(s) - 04/09/2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Please register for The Arc of IL, Illinois Life Span Program Lunchtime Webinar – Early Intervention and Speech-Language Pathology: A Training for Family and Collaborative Professionals on Apr 9, 2019 12:00 PM CDT at:

This webinar will discuss information regarding Early Intervention (EI) services, EI services specific to speech-language therapy, programs/services within The Arc, and advocacy tools. We will begin with defining EI and continue with an overview in how individuals and families can acquire services for children ages birth-3 years old. Additionally, we will discuss how speech language pathologists are involved in EI both in evaluations and interventions. We will conclude with information regarding the Arc and advocacy tools for families.

Presented by:Anna Hastings, B.S., Graduate Student & LEND Trainee, Speech-Language Pathology, Rush University
Anna is a LEND trainee and graduate student in the Speech-Language Pathology program at Rush University. For the last 3 years she worked with United Cerebral Palsy in Madison, Wisconsin as a respite provider and inclusion facilitator in various after-school or summer programs for kids and teens with disabilities. Through this, she became very involved in the lives of many great individuals with disabilities, many with ASD. She hopes to continue working with individuals with different disabilities as an SLP, and joined LEND in the hopes of gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to be a strong clinician that makes a positive difference in her clients’ and their families’ lives. She’s excited to begin this process with this webinar presentation!

Mary Kate Connelly, B.S., Graduate Student & LEND Trainee
Speech-Language Pathology, Rush University
Mary Kate is a LEND trainee and graduate student studying Speech Language Pathology at Rush University. After working for Easterseals Midwest in St. Louis as an Individual Support Assistant (ISA) for an adolescent boy with autism, she became more interested in the services and programs offered for children and adults with disabilities, specifically autism. This experience, in addition to her undergraduate capstone regarding services for adults with disabilities, fostered interest in LEND and its mission!

Please note that there are no CEUs provided for our lunchtime webinars.

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

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