Wednesday, September 10, 2014

August 27th, 2014

DuPage Family Disability Network (DFDN)
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Open Meeting
Lisle Library
Lisle, IL 60532
6:45pm to 8:45pm

This is DFDN’s inaugural meeting for this
year. We hope you can all make it to learn how to better access your
community.

How do we get around town if we don’t drive, if
because of our disability we cannot drive and/or cannot manage fixed bus
routs again because of our disability?
Work, volunteer, play all part of everyone’s life depend on access to transportation.

DFDN is pleased to present information ON:

Para transit, Ride DuPage
These can be the answer for many who cannot drive.
There are para transit opportunities available to
people with disabilities in DuPage county.

This resource is particularly important if you have a
student in a public school transition program who is not going to drive.
This presentation should offer the information needed to apply for para
transit service and learn how to advocate for transportation.

Our presenter Mary Keating, Director dupage county community services
Mary has had a major part in sculpting Ride DuPage
and an active advocate for para transit in DuPage county for more than a
decade.

She will be presenting the various options at the
September 10, 2014 DFDN meeting.

Mary Keating
Director DuPage
county community services

Look forward to seeing everyone

Registration is required, e-mailing below:

dfdn@dfdn.org
1. Name:
2. Number Attending:
3. Parent or Organization:

Look forward to seeing
everyone,

Board Members of DFDN
2014

Facilities provided by:
Lisle Public Library
777 Front Street
Lisle IL 60532 Capacity: 95
630-971-1675

APRIL 16, 2014 Presentation: Division of Rehabilitation

April 2nd, 2014
Spring is here.
TAXes are done.

                    DuPage Family Disability Network  (DFDN)
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 Open Meeting
                                  Lisle  Library
                                  Lisle, IL 60532
                                  6:45pm to 8:45pm

        DFDN is pleased to  present information ON:

IL Department of Human Services:Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)

We are pleased to welcome back Mary Beth Scholten.

                             Topic:     22 AND Beyond

What can  we expect from our DRS counselor for Adult services?

The process and roles.

The role of the  Agency chosen and job coach.
                                 Development & Job Search
How to be person centered even in this environment.

How to handle concerns between parties.

There are  still the questions regarding individuals (or guardians) who
question the  degree of disability.  Are they in a‘”Catch 22”if they are
too  disabled to qualify or not disabled enough. Especially now that
Illinois has passed the "EMPLOYMENT 1ST" Legislation and is embarking
on Customized Employment.

Questions about the individual who have the Home Based Community Waiver or
CILA funding?

How the DHS will move forward in addressing the needs of persons dually
diagnosed: Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness.

DuPage Family Disability Network is offering an opportunity to have
questions like these and others you may have answered at our April 16th,
2014 meeting when out guest speaker is a staff member from the
Department of Human Services – Division of Rehabilitation  (DHS-DRS.)

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Mary Beth Scholten - The Assistant Bureau  Chief (ABC) for Region 2 with the
Division of Rehabilitation Services,  which covers the DuPage area.
Previous to this position I was the  Rehabilitation Services Supervisor in
the Rockford VR office. I’ve been  with the state for over 25 years.

Registration is required, e-mailing  below:

dfdn@dfdn.org
1.     Name:
2.     Number Attending:
3.     Parent or  Organization:

Look forward to seeing
everyone,

Board Members  of DFDN
2014

Facilities provided by:
Lisle Public Library
777  Front Street
Lisle IL 60532               Capacity:  95
630-971-1675
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October 16, 2013 “SMART 911 & SAFETY”

September 19th, 2013
DuPage Family Disability Network (DFDN)

Invites you to the first meeting of 2013 - 2014
 Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Open
                     7 p.m.- 9 p.m.

DFDN is pleased to present information ON:

**Please take note of the special location change in this months meeting!***

                   Topic:  SMART 911 & SAFETY

***********SAFETY TOWN, Naperville Il.**************

“I never thought this would happen to us”

Words spoken by family members who were unaware of a safety condition that
caused an injury or worse.

The DuPage Family Disability Network will host

Smart 911
John Mostaccio, Communications Manager, DU-COMM, DuPage County

Kala Considine, Communications Commander, Naperville


Safety
Soraya McLaughlin Public Education Specialist, Naperville

Safety is the biggest concern we have for our family members who have
disabilities.

Today more and more of our family members with challenges are accessing
the community and many of them carry cell phones. Whether they are at
work, home, at day program, or other social events our loved ones with
disabilities need safety tools and strategies that are straightforward and
intuitive.

DuPage County now has a national safety program for cell phone users.

It is called "Smart 911”

This is an add on for both DuPage County and Naperville to the already
enhanced 911. It affords Public Safety 911 Dispatchers much more
information about the caller who is in an emergency. Than what is
currently available.

Statistics tell us a majority of emergency calls are being made by cell
phones. This newest technology can let a dispatcher inform police
significant information about the caller.

DFDN will hear from both the city and county communications leaders as
well as a representative from the company that designed Smart 911.

It only works however, if we sign up.

Safety
Soraya McLaughlin is the Public Education Specialist for Naperville. She
will give tools to help us create safer environments inside and outside
our homes, CILAs for our family members with disabilities.

Make sure you register for this informative presentation.

The October DFDN meeting is being held at Naperville’s Safety Town

1320 Aurora Avenue

Naperville, Il 60540                       Capacity:  80

(It is served by the same driveway as the Police and Fire Buildings and is
located on The east end of the property)

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Registration is required, e-mailing below:

dfdn@dfdn.org
 1.     Name:
 2.     Number Attending:
 3.     Parent or Organization:

Look forward to seeing
 everyone,

Board Members of DFDN
 2013

Cancelation of June 19, 2013 Meeting

June 13th, 2013

Due to circumstances we will be canceling the
June 19th presentation on Smart 911.

This topic will be rescheduled for our Fall speakers.

Notices will be sent out prior to events.

Thank you for you continued interest in our outreach
sessions.

Enjoy your Summer.

Board Members of DFDN
2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013: Smart9-1-1, Enhanced Services

May 29th, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Open Board Meeting
Lisle Library
Lisle, IL 60532
6:45 pm to 8:45 pm

DFDN is pleased to present information ON:

Topic:    DuPage County:  Smart9-1-1, Enhanced Services

While we spend a great deal of energy creating wonderful lives for our
children with disabilities, perhaps the most important challenge we face is
safety. Many of our young adults are working and actively involved in the
community. They are becoming savvy with cell phones. One of the biggest
safety nets now available in DuPage County is Smart 9-1-1.

Now with Naperville and the rest of DuPage county entering into the Smart
9-1-1 platform we all can take full advantage of the safety features.
Smart 9-1-1 is a national service that allows all citizens to create an
optional, free, and secure ?Safety Profile?.

The DuPage Family Disability Network proudly hosts
John Mostaccio, Communications Manager, DU-COMM
Kayla Considen, City of Naperville Communications
And Richard G. Riemann, Jr., Rave Mobile Safety, Smart 9-1-1.
Our local governments have invested in this safety technology.

Come hear how Smart 9-1-1, Enhanced Services can be one more layer of
safety as our loved ones using cell phones are out in the community.

Registration is required, e-mailing below:

dfdn@dfdn.org
1.     Name:
2.     Number Attending:
3.     Parent or Organization:

Look forward to seeing
everyone,

Board Members of DFDN
2013

Facilities provided by:
Lisle Public Library
777 Front Street
Lisle IL 60532                                 Capacity: 95
630-971-1675