The Institute for Disability and Human Development is offering free webinars on transition planning, policy and services for youth with disabilities beginning in October 2017:

Healthcare Transition of Young Adults with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities
to Adult Systems of Care (Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 10am-11am CT)

Presenter: Kruti Acharya, MD, UIC Department of Disability and Human Development

Dr. Acharya will review the most recent data about health care transition for adolescents and young adults with IDD, describe standard of care for health care transition and highlight strategies to support the transition to adult-centered health care for this population.

Understanding the Components of Transition Planning for Youth with Autism (Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 10am-11am CT)

Presenter: Meghan Burke, Ph.D., BCBA-D, UIUC Department of Special Education

In this presentation, we will outline the components of transition planning for your child with autism. Specifically, we will discuss transition assessments and goals, student involvement, and transition outcomes including post-secondary training and education, independent living, and employment.

Employment Policy and Services for Transition-Aged Youth with Disability (Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 10am-11am CT)

Presenter: Kate Caldwell, PhD, UIC Department of Disability and Human Development

This presentation will give an overview of current policy affecting transition-aged youth with disabilities in the workforce. It will also discuss trends in the field, as well as strategies and best practices in disability employment services and supports. Finally, it will provide resources for those wishing to learn more.

Register here:

Questions? Contact Susan Kahan (email: or telephone: 312-413-2652)

CEUs are available with a $10.00 fee for the following disciplines: Advanced Practice Nurses, Registered Nurses, LPNs, Clinical Psychologists, Illinois Teachers Professional Development, LCSW, LSW, LPC, and LCPC, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists (RD), Nursing Home Administrators, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professionals, Speech Language Pathologists.

Checks for $10.00 can be made out to The Institute on Disability and Human Development, and can be mailed to:

Katie Arnold, Director of Community Education
University of Illinois at Chicago
Institute on Disability and Human Development
1640 W. Roosevelt Road (M/C 626) Room 718
Chicago, IL 60608