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Rise N Learn I/DD Provider Professional Networking Group Webinar – The Pandemic: An Opportunity for Greatness

November 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

IDD Provider Networking Group Webinar – The Pandemic: An Opportunity for Greatness

November 20, 2020 – 9:00 am – 11:00 am

 Please register at this link.

Workshop Details

Professional development workshops are sponsored by a partnership between the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, Riveredge Hospital, and Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System.

Presenter: Leanne Mull, MHA, QIDP, Blue Tower Solutions, Inc.

Overview: Two weeks after community day services closed, Blue Tower Solutions Inc. launched weekly meetings for people with intellectual disabilities in Illinois. Over time it evolved from a presentation to weekly conversations about the topics that are important to the people. Weekly participants included people in ICF’s and CILA as well as those who live alone or with family. It became clear that people are anxious for information and they miss their friends, not necessarily their day program. With the more flexible funding and continued social distancing rules in place, it is our job to help people understand what is happening and adapt to what can be a fantastic opportunity. Yes, people will grieve their old habits but when we provide people with experiences, they may enjoy the opportunity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to engage the people you support through technology
  • Learn creative techniques for helping the people you serve to have full and meaningful lives in spite of the changed in the world
  • Learn how supporting staff to be engaged and supportive of the potential will help people served to transition to the new reality
  • Learn what other organizations are doing to make their way through the “new normal”
  • Learn how the pandemic has opened the door for us to meet the HCBS settings’ final rule.


Registration Details

Continuing Education Credits:

2.0 CEU’s are available for LCSW, LCPC, LSW, LPC, and QIDP

Following the event, attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation to complete.  Once the evaluation response window closes, CEU certificates will be emailed.  This process takes approximately 14 days following the event.

Format:  You will receive a link to the Zoom webinar and instructions a few days prior to the training, if your registration fee has been paid. The email will come from ipha@ipha.com so please be sure to add this email address to your safe/white list or check your Junk/Spam folder if you cannot find the email in your inbox.

Registration Fee:  $10 (payment must be made online at the time of registration).

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The registration fee is non-refundable.


Sponsored in part by the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township.  Please contact Vanessa Matheny, 708-383-8855 if you have additional questions.


November 20, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am