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Virtual Conference – Illinois Healthcare Coverage Options and Benefits Information for People with Disabilities


Thursday, September 1, 2022    
9:00 am - 3:15 pm

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A virtual conference for people with disabilities and their caregivers covering Illinois healthcare coverage options, important services and benefits

The Arc of Illinois Family-to-Family Health Information Center and Family Voices of Illinois are hosting the “Illinois Healthcare Coverage Options and Benefits Information for People With Disabilities” conference via Zoom on Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Join experts from various state and federal programs to learn about Illinois healthcare coverage options and benefits. Session topics will include:

  • Medicaid programs and the application process
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for children and youth with special healthcare needs (CYSHCN)
  • Eligibility for adults with disabilities for SSI and Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI)
  • Programs for children with special healthcare needs
  • Expanded access to mental health services
  • Transition planning and services

Our Director of Care Coordination, Systems Development and Education Molly Hofmann will present on the Division of Specialized Care for Children’s (DSCC) programs and how waiver services help children with medical complexity.

She will present with podcaster Erica Stearns, who serves as DSCC’s Family Advisory Council Chair and The Arc of Illinois Illinois Life Span Information Specialist. Erica is also the mother of two children on the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Medically Fragile Technology Dependent (MFTD) Children.

Please visit the conference webpage for the full schedule of sessions, speaker information and how to register.

Financial help (stipend) is available for families and self-advocates.

A Zoom webinar link will be sent to registered participants closer to the event date. Captioning will be available in both English and Spanish.

Please contact The Arc of Illinois at (815) 464-1832 two weeks before the event if you need special accommodations.