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Future of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Field Conference


Wednesday, June 16, 2021    
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Event Type


Free training conference for professionals, individuals with developmental disabilities and their family members

The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, funded by the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (ICDD), is offering a free half-day conference on the future of the intellectual and developmental disabilities field.

The Future of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Field Conference will take place on June 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom.

This conference is open to Illinois disability service providers, legislators, ICDD Council members, people with developmental disabilities and self-advocates, family members and anyone else in the intellectual/developmental disabilities field.

Please note: Acceptance for this training conference is not automatic. You will receive the Zoom information by June 11 if you are selected to attend. There is room for up to 300 participants.

Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from national leaders in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field as well as each other through presentations and small group discussions.

Session topics include:

  • Leadership Perspectives on the Field and Supports
  • Trends Affecting Our Field and the Future of Our Work
  • Creating Change by Creating a Meaningful Life
  • How to Change the World: One Leader’s View

Attendees will leave the training with:

  • Increased knowledge related to current trends and directions in the intellectual/developmental disabilities field nationally.
  • An understanding of how these trends affect the future of the services that providers offer.
  • Examples of strategies and resources that will be helpful to improve the quality of services offered in Illinois.

Visit the conference registration page to sign up and learn more information.

The link to register will close on June 15 or once there are 300 participants.