FREE Workshop: How to Navigate the Illinois Disability System

Attorney Robert H. Farley, Jr.,Attorney Robert H. Farley, Jr., will be presenting a free Workshop on Tuesday, December 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Naperville Public Library (95th Street Library) at 3015 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville, IL. You will learn How To Navigate the Illinois Disability System and obtain all the benefits which your disabled child / adult is entitled to under the law. If your disabled son or daughter is 18 or older and is on the PUNS List, but is classified as “Future Planning,” then he or she will NOT be pulled from the PUNS List for services. Learn what you must do, to be successful. Topics to be covered will be: PUNS; How to Obtain Funding; Special Needs Trust; SSI and Guardianship.

Prior to attending or if you cannot attend the workshop, please download and print Attorney Farley’s “Book” on How to Navigate the Illinois Disability System at www.farley1.com. This is free download and the materials in the Book will be covered during the workshop. Please bring the book to the Workshop.

NEXT STEPS: Adult Life: Accessing Services

Concerned Parent parents stand with their childThe process of working with a rehabilitation counselor is discussed. Participants look at formal and informal supports that can assist the self-advocate in the transition process.

 

Six Principles of IDEA/ Special Education Training

Concerned Parent parents stand with their child

 

This training is an overview of IDEA (Individual with Disabilities Education Act) which is the law that protects the rights of children receiving special education services.

Aspects covered:

  • Evaluation process
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP),
  • Least Restrictive Environment (LRE),
  • Procedural Safeguards.

 

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

Parents at trainingTired of getting the run-around while wading through and the alphabet soup of acronyms and not being sure of what you can and should do to help your child? This workshop will provide you with these important tools: •Going from Frustration to Power; •Who is an advocate and why be an advocate? •Follow six skills to effective advocacy.

 

Transition to Post Secondary Education, Employment and Community

Mom and DaughterThis training discusses Transition to Post Secondary Education, Employment and Community life and how families can work with their child’s IEP Team to insure their child has a meaningful transition plan. We will focus on the following:

  • This training adult life/post-secondary education,
  • Identifying outcomes and,
  • Developing transition-related goals as part of the IEP process.

Parents and young adults will become knowledgeable regarding resources in the community in order to build linkages, and ensure a dignified life as a contributing citizen.