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TAP ASSIST Virtual Transition to Adulthood Training Program – “Housing, Independent Living and Enabling Technology”


Monday, March 11, 2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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A free, virtual transition to adulthood training series for Illinois parents/caregivers of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) ages 14 to 22

Join The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) for the next Advocating for Supports to Improve Service Transitions (ASSIST) virtual training program  “Housing, Independent Living and Enabling Technology” on March 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes meet via Zoom on Mondays at 6 p.m.

Transitioning from school-based to adult service systems is challenging for many families of youth on the autism spectrum. The TAP ASSIST webinar series aims to give caregivers information, understanding and the tools for navigating their journey.

This session will feature presenter Laurie Williams, founder of the Collaborative Community Housing Initiative (CCHI). She will provide information and resources on:

  • Housing
  • Independent living
  • Enabling/assistive technology

Laurie and her husband were inspired by their son, Zachary, to form CCHI. She is a leader in the grassroots movement to create inclusive living options with volunteer families and stakeholders throughout the country. Collaborating with educators, organizations, housing specialists and urban planners, CCHI is encouraging public dialogue about inclusion and community problem-solving regarding affordable housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Register for Housing, Independent Living and Enabling Technology online. You can register for as many sessions as you want to attend.

Webinars run through May 13. Each session features an expert-led presentation and time for discussion and questions.

If you have questions, please contact Shannon Dyson at