16th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference


This event will follow all health and hygiene guidelines in place at the time of the conference. 

Both in-person and virtual attendee options are available.  The deadline to register is October 8, 2021.


Registration is now open for the 16th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference!  Our hybrid conference will have both in-person and virtual options available.


Join us at the Embassy Suites East Peoria Hotel & Riverfront Conference Center on November 4 & 5 for the 16th Annual Illinois Statewide Transition Conference.


“Stepping Stones of Transition” invites participants to imagine the possibilities for students with disabilities in the areas of independent living, education, and training, employment, community integration, health care, and self-advocacy. It features 39 breakout sessions to discuss best practices in promoting effective, person-centered transition planning that addresses all aspects of adult life for youth with disabilities.


The conference is aimed at transition-aged youth, parents, caretakers, vocational professionals, healthcare professionals, educators, college students pursuing careers in special education, and community advocates. Participants will come away with valuable tools, resources, and contacts to put transition-aged youth with disabilities on the path to success and achieving their dreams.


Want to attend?  Go to Event Page


Want to know the price?  Registration Fees


Want to exhibit?  The exhibitor hall will be one full day on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 8:00am until 4:00pm.

See Exhibitor Information here.


The Illinois Statewide Transition Conference reaches an audience of almost 300:

- Students with disabilities/special health care needs, getting ready to complete high school,

- Parents looking for information and services to prepare their youth for adulthood,

- Healthcare professionals, and

- Educators, employment professionals, and social service staff who want more resources to help students.


Are you a speaker?  Visit the Speaker Resource Center

We are excited to be using a new feature this year, a Speaker Resource Center!  You can register as a Presenter/Co-Presenter and edit your bio, add a photo/headshot to display with your bio, upload your presentation, and more.


Need to make hotel reservations? Make hotel reservations here.

Hotel room blocks have been secured for November 3 and November 4, 2021. Room blocks expire on October 13, 2021.