Speak Up Speak Out Summit

The Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities Presents:

Speak Up andSpeak OUt Summit

October 29, 2018-October 31, 2018


Breakout Sessions (Choose one)

  • Let's Learn about ABLE Accounts... and Build Our Financial Voice!" 

  • Voting: Every Vote Matters

  • How to End Bullying

  • You've Got to Fight for Your Rights to Work

  • Assistive Technology and Why it is Important


Lunch and Recap of the Summit


Click Here for Registration &
Stipend Forms

Keynote Speakers


Tia Nelis

"Dream Big and NEVER GIVEUP!!"

James Cansler

"How Self-Advocacy Changed My Life"

Director Melissa Wright, DDD & Director Quinetta Wade, DRS

Panel Discussion

Arc Transition Mentors: Susan O'Connor, Robert Peterson, John Porter & Robert Rowley

"The World Opened Up"


How to Get There?


By Car:

  • Use www.mapquest.com for directions or call 815-464-1382 for assistance.

  • If your vehicle will not fit in the Wyndham Hotel parking garage, please reserve a permit by calling The Arc of Illinois at 815-464-1832.

By Train:

  • The Amtrak Station is 5 blocks from the Wyndham Hotel. Take Washington 4 blocks, then right on 7th St. for 1 block. To make a train reservation call Amtrak at 1-800-872-7245.

  • If you need accessible transportation from the Amtrak Station to the Wyndham, call ACCESS SPRINGFIELD at 217-522-8594. Be sure to call and make a reservation in advance.