What To Do After Graduation, Next Steps:
What does transitioning form School to the adult world look like and what are your options? Unlike school adult services are not a given so you will need to know what’s available, if you are eligible, how to apply and when. Please join us for this informative workshop that will give you all the information needed about the Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services (Puns list). What services are available, how and when to register, what are the requirements and how long is the waiting list. If this program is not the right fit maybe the information given by our representative form The Department of Rehab (DRS) will spark your interest. What is their program? Will I, my child, loved one or student be a good fit for community employment? Will they meet the requirements? Last but certainly not least is Jenny Miller Director of Community Employment Services, The Arc of the Quad Cities Area. Jenny will outline what The Arc’s Community Employment program looks like. Know your options and what the best fit is.
Presenter- Megan is the Ligas Family Advocate for the Central/Southern regions of Illinois. She joined the Arc of Illinois in September of 2018. Megan attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she completed both her BS and MA in Human Development and Family Studies. She spent many years as a member of the Pediatric Supportive Care Team at Children’s Hospital of Illinois, where she focused on patient and family centered care. She recently completed a LEND Fellowship at UIC, focused on Neurodevelopmental education and advocacy. She is currently a Ligas Family Advocate with the Arc of Illinois, working with individuals who have been selected for the Medicaid Home and Community Based Waiver. Megan, who resides in Germantown Hills, IL, is the mom to two daughters, one of whom is a young adult with autism and an intellectual disability. Megan has a strong interest in developmental disability advocacy, transitioning from school to adult services systems, family centered communication, and community-based inclusion.
When: April 8th from 6pm-8pm VIA ZOOM