Date: 4/25/2012
Time: 8:00:00 AM
Join The Arc of Illinois and The Autism Program of Illinois for this outstanding two-day event! April 25 – 26, 2012. This two-day convention will inspire self-advocates, families and professionals to be empowered to achieve their dreams. There are twenty-four breakout sessions. There are three keynote speakers, two luncheon presentations, over thirty presenters and a Wednesday Evening Reception Presentation. Alex Plank will be the opening keynote speaker at The Arc of Illinois and The Autism Program 62nd Annual Convention. Alex runs, owns, and develops, a popular community for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism which he started after being diagnosed with Asperger’s. He graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Film and Video Studies. David Braddock, Ph. D. is Associate Vice President of the University of Colorado (CU) System and Executive Director of the University System’s Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities. He holds the endowed Coleman-Turner Chair in Cognitive Disability and is Professor in Psychiatry at the University’s School of Medicine. He was founding head of the UIC’s academic Department of Disability and Human Development, and was instrumental in the 1980’s and 1990’s in establishing several innovative academic and disability-related research and technical assistance programs at UIC. These include the nation’s first Ph.D. program in Disability Studies, the Illinois University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, the State of the States in Developmental Disabilities Project, the CDC-funded National Center on Physical Activity and Disability, and other DHD centers in assistive technology, aging, and the Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center on the implementation of the ADA. In his presentation, Dr. Braddock will describe characteristics of the economic uncertainty we face in Illinois, summarize the provision of services and supports for people with developmental disabilities and articulate the promise of emerging technologies today such as smart homes, cloud computing and other technologies with the potential to enhance community residential services and supports for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families.Tony Records, Court Monitor – Since 1992 Tony Records has been the President of Tony Records and Associates, Inc. (TRA), a human services consulting firm in Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. Records has 38 years of experience and has consulted in 22 states with regard to services and supports for people with disabilities. Mr. Records is currently serving as the Monitor of the Ligas v. Hamos case involving more than 11,000 class members who have requested community services in Illinois. He is also currently serving as the Remedial Expert in the landmark Messier v. Southbury Training School case in Connecticut to ensure that all class members are offered services in the most integrated setting. Mr. Records will review all of the requirements of the Ligas Consent Decree and discuss its ramifications for people with disabilities, families and providers of services. He will also review the plans by the state to implement the Decree over the next nine years. See the attaached brochure for more info and registration details!

Hilton Hotel
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
United States

For more information contact Janet Donahue

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