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Transition Summit in Hoffman Estates


Saturday, April 13, 2019    
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Hoffman Estates Village Hall
1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates, IL

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Annual summit will cover employment, housing, advocacy and more to help families of individuals with special needs plan for the future.

Connect to Community, in partnership with the Village of Hoffman Estates Commission for Disabled Citizens and the Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO), announces its fifth annual Transition Summit. Topics to be covered include employment, housing, advocacy and more.

Families, educators, service providers and community members are welcome to attend the summit on April 13 at the Hoffman Estates Village Hall.

The agenda includes:

  • Creating a Vision for the Future: Kelly Stumme and Caren Musembi, Ray Graham Association, will talk about what families should consider as they plan for the future and how various residential options can fit into that plan.
  • Supportive Housing: Julie Nelson, Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), will explain what Supportive Housing is, how to access it through the Statewide Referral Network, and then how to obtain the additional person-centered services needed for success using CILA, Home-Based, or private funding. David F. and Clearbrook’s Jennifer Robinson will discuss David’s experiences finding his own apartment using the Supportive Housing model.
  • Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA): Usually thought of as community-based group homes, CILAs can take many forms. Learn about several CILA models, including traditional and family-owned, as well as options for those with higher medical or behavioral needs.
  • Family-Driven Creative Models: Two area nonprofits, Our House Communities ( and Project ALEX Communities, Inc. (, will discuss their efforts to create new and different housing options for people with disabilities.

The $20 registration fee includes morning refreshments, lunch  and seminar materials. Participants must register by April 10.

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