This free workshop will help you do a “self-check” on keeping your well-being in the forefront so you can be at your best when caring for others.
Our three informational sessions are designed especially for family, sibs and caregivers provided by experts in the field of developmental disabilities.
The first two sessions remind us to find opportunities for both play and rest, as well as achieving results through eating healthy, exercising and getting plenty of sleep.
The final session is focused on individual, family and community as supportive roles. It also discusses the process of enabling people to
increase control and strategize for benefits, and navigating services and resources available for individuals with developmental disabilities.
8:30 am Registration Check-In
Refreshments and Pastries
9:00 am Welcome by Sam Tenuto, Co-CEO
My Story: “Growing Up” with my Daughter
Karla Chandler • Parent
9:30 am Session 1
The Importance of Playing and Resting
Rebecca Ortman • NISRA Regional Coordinator
Erin Newport • Pioneer Center Respite Program
10:15 am Session 2
Putting Health First
Bryan Bode, RN • Pioneer Center Wellness Coordinator
Lisa Neuhaus • Pioneer Center Special Olympics & Recreation Facilitator
Mary Jo Napolitano • Illinois Nutrition Education Program , U of I Extension
11:15 am Session 3
Creating a Supportive Environment Panel Discussion
Cindy Sullivan • Options & Advocacy Executive Director
Sherri Schneider • Family Benefit Solutions, Inc.
At the end of each session a short Q&A session will take place.
Sign-Up to Attend by Monday, April 23.
Contact Barb Swanson at 815.759.7128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.