Stipend Program for Illinois Families to Attend Conferences

The Arc  logoDid you know that the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities has a stipend program that pays for Illinois families to attend conferences?

The Consumer Stipend Program funded by the ICDD and managed by The Arc of Illinois helps individuals and their family members attend educational conferences that discuss topics focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The program can assist financially with the many expenses involved with attending a conference, including but not limited to: registration, gas, hotel, childcare and meals.

This goal of this program is to make sure self-advocates and family members have the availability to information so that they are able to make positive changes in their lives and be the best advocates they can.

We would appreciate if you could share this information with individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities and their families.

Below are some examples of types of conferences that we have provided funding for:


Cerebral Palsy

Down Syndrome


Fragile X Syndrome

Rett Syndrome

Williams Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

DUP15q Conference

Batten Disease

Transition Conference …and many more!

Click here to for more details about applying for the
Consumer Involvement Program

Please contact Lee Ann at 815-464-1832 or with any questions.
This is a great opportunity for self-advocates and family members to attend conferences or trainings that they would not otherwise be able to attend.