Parents’ Corner

Category: Webinars Around the Country

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Join us to learn about the UCEDD for the state of Illinois. The Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is Illinois’ University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Information about the national UCEDD network will be shared as well as our partners in Illinois. This webinar will share the scope…

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“Be the Leader of Your Healthcare Team”

Members of the Community Choices Advocacy Initiatives Board will present a webinar that explores strategies for improving interactions between healthcare professionals and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Learn about a tool these self-advocates developed that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to have voice in their healthcare.

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“COVID-19 | UNICEF | Support Families and Children”

Q&A with Dr. Fauci, who is on the task force for Coronavirus for the government. He answered many common questions about this deadly virus.

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“Tips to Stay Healthy”

Wisconsin made a video for YouTube on how to stay healthy during this time with Coronavirus effecting people around the world.

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“What is Social Distancing? How to Take Care of Yourself During COVID-19“

Society wants us to social distancing ourselves, but what does that mean exactly? How do we keep us and our love ones safe during this time.

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“What is Coronavirus?”

This webinar explains what Coronavirus (COVID-19) is and how can we stay safe.

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“Health Matters: A Path to Exercise and Nutrition”

Here’s to a healthier new year! Together we will explore how exercise, eating fruit and vegetables, and drinking water are important parts of our everyday life. Through creative discussion and activities, we will discuss and learn ways to “Create a Path” towards more exercise and better food choices!

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“History of the Disability Rights Movement”

Learn about disability history with Nell Koneczny, a graduate student in Disability Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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“Welcome to Partners in Policymaking”

Join self-advocates and Illinois Partners in Policymaking ® (PIP) graduates Brian and Melissa as they share about PIP, what they learned during PIP, and how you can apply for the Fall 2019 session of PIP. PIP is a leadership training program designed for parents of school age children with developmental disabilities and adults with disabilities.


I co-wrote a book entitled “They said We Couldn’t” with my friend Lisa Cesal about our lives with Cerebral Palsy. We want to spread the message that people who have Cerebral Palsy can do anything they want in life.

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