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Local disABILITY Resource Expo sponsoring four virtual events highlighting East Central Illinois resources
The disABILITY Resource Expo is now providing a better quality of life for people with disabilities in Champaign County and surrounding communities virtually.
The disABILITY Resource Expo: Reaching Out for Answers is sponsoring a series of four virtual Third Thursday Resource Round-Up (TTRR) events that will each feature a different category of resource organization.
For 13 years, the disABILITY Resource Expo has strived to advance its mission of giving people with disabilities and their loved ones easy access to the resources needed for a wonderful quality of life. COVID-19 has pushed those behind the Expo to think outside the box and create these TTRR events to further that mission.
The TTRR events will take place the third Thursday of October, November, January, and February from 3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m. via Zoom. Each event will include an overview of all featured exhibitors as well as a chance to speak with exhibitors in Zoom “breakout rooms.” Additionally, each event will include a featured exhibitor presentation.
The schedule of Third Thursday Resource Round-Up events will be as follows:
Oct 15, 2020: Healthcare & Equipment Providers
Nov. 19, 2020: Self-Help/Support Groups & Vocational/Residential/Recreation Services
Jan. 21, 2021: Advocacy, Legal & Service Organizations
Feb. 18, 2021: Education Services & Services for Young Children.
Each TTRR event is FREE. People must register at least 4 days prior to the final event to ensure that they can fully participate. Each event registration form asks participants to select the top four exhibitors that they prefer a chance to speak with in breakout rooms. Participants will also have the opportunity to request reasonable accommodations such as an American Sign Language interpreter or Spanish interpreter. Expo coordinators will do their absolute best to fulfill any accommodation requests and place people in breakout rooms with their top two exhibitor choices.
The Fourth TTRR event consisting of 18 exhibitors that provide Education Services and Services for Young Children will take place Thursday, February 18th from 3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m. and include a presentation by Behavioral Perspective Inc. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, February 14th. However, people are highly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible, to help ensure that their choices and requests can be accommodated.
“We are hopeful that many local families will participate in our Third Thursday Resource Round-Up events, allowing us to fulfill our mission by offering an alternate way for individuals with disabilities and their families to obtain much-needed resource information,” said Barb Bressner, disABILITY Resource Expo Coordinator.
To sign up for the last TTRR event, visit http://www.disabilityresourceexpo.org.
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