Upcoming Provider Webinars

Providers and others are strongly encouraged to participate in upcoming Webinars. Continuing education credits (CEs) opportunities are still available on past webinars posted on the Recorded Webinars page as well.

  1. 2022 Upcoming Webinar Schedule
  2. Additional Division of Developmental Disabilities Webinar opportunities
  3. Documenting Continuing Education Credits (CEs)
  4. Webinar details
  5. Contact for Assistance

2022 Upcoming Webinar Schedule

Division of Developmental Disabilities Director Series

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is pleased to provide the following training series for our community-based, waiver funded providers. These webinars will provide an opportunity to learn more about Division expectations for provider operations, system and policy changes, as well as best practices. The Division requests that at least one individual staff member attend from each provider organization, if not more. All webinars will be recorded and be posted upon completion. All webinars must be registered for individually. We look forward to your participation.

Communications Support Needs and Accessibility for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Blind Community

May 25, 2022

1pm - 3pm


  • Renee Dougherty, IL BEI Advance Interpreter, Community Alternatives Unlimited
  • Lisa Olson, Activities Coordinator, Kreider Services
  • Jason Weiland, Program Coordinator, DeafBlind Community Program, Chicago Hearing Society
  • Bryen M Yunashko, President, Access256 Productions, LLC
  • Dayonna Baymon, Residential House Manager, Anixter Center
  • Derek Hedges, Waiver Manager, Medicaid Waiver Unit, Division of Developmental Disabilities

This webinar will discuss how to support people who do not communicate verbally, people who are Deaf/deaf, Deaf/deaf and blind, people with hearing loss, and people who use or who want to access communication devices. This webinar will discuss alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) options to support people with IDD who do not communicate verbally. Information will include the process for applying for funding to purchase AAC (DDD). Attendees will also hear from a self-advocate on how they use AAC to facilitate communication.

Register for May 25, 2022

Person-Centered Report and Overview of the Person-Centered Planning Process

Thursday, May 26, 10 am-12 pm

This webinar will highlight the work to gather information regarding the current person-centered planning process and the subsequent recommendations. In addition, it will cover an overview of the updated person-centered planning process and purpose

Register for May 26, 2022 Webinar

Review of the Discovery Tool Template

Thursday, June 2, 1-2:30 pm

This webinar will review the updates to the Discovery Process and Tool, highlighting what is new and clarifying the purpose of each section of the tool.

Register for June 2, 2022 Webinar

Review of the Personal Plan Template

Thursday, June 9, 1-2:30 pm

This webinar will review the updates to the Personal Plan template and clarify its role within the person-centered planning process.

Register for June 9, 2022 Webinar

Review of the Implementation Strategies Template

Thursday, June 16, 1-2:30 pm

This webinar will share the changes to the Implementation Strategies completed by providers and discuss its role within the person-centered planning process.

Register for June 16, 2022 Webinar

Additional Division of Developmental Disabilities Webinar opportunities

Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act and Its Impact on People with Disabilities

June 1, 2022

1 pm - 3 pm


Barry Taylor - VP for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation

Kelsey Burgess -  Staff Attorney

Sophia Lau - Staff Attorney

 In 2019, the Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act was signed into law. In addition to decriminalizing possession of marijuana, the Act has been heralded as the most equity-centric legislation in the country because it creates a process to expunge past cannabis convictions. On June 1 at 1:00, Equip for Equality will provide a free legal rights training on the new law and opportunities for people with disabilities. The training will include: 1) an overview of the law, 2) how to expunge cannabis convictions, 3) how the law impacts the ADA, employment, housing and immigration, 4) employment opportunities in the cannabis industry, and 5) information about free legal resources for expungement.

Link to register: Registration for June 1, 2022

Documenting Continuing Education Credits (CEs)

Webinar details

  • Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues.
  • You need to pre-register and have Internet access.
  • After you register, you will receive an email with a login link and phone numbers from "Webex"
  • On the day of the webinar, use the login link from the email to connect to the "Webex" Webinar

Contact for Assistance