Speak Up and Speak OUt Summit

October 19 - 21, 2022
Hybrid 
Limited In-Person Attendees
and Virtual using Zoom Webinar

Speak Up and Speak Out Summit (SUSO)

is a 3 day conference of speakers that will show people with disabilities that they have a voice, they have choices in what they do with their life. We are committed to empowering persons with disabilities to reach their highest potential in education, employment and community living. 

SUSO 2022: My Choice, Our Voice

 

2022 Agenda 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

4:00 - 5:00 PM

VIRTUAL ONLY:
Legislators invited

5:00 - 6:00 PM

IN PERSON ONLY:
Legislators invited

4:00 - 6:00 PM

IN PERSON ONLY:
Early check in at registration table, Dinner on your owen

Thursday, October 20, 2022

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

ALL

Sarah Myerscough-Mueller, Interim Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities, DHS

9:00 - 9:15 AM

ALL

Welcome and Housekeeping

Kimberly Mercer-Schleider, Director, Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities

10:45 - 11:45 AM

ALL

Session

"Your Vote Matters!"

12:15 - 1:30 PM

ALL: Lunch Break

IN PERSON ONLY: Lunch

VIRTUAL ONLY: Open Mic

9:15 - 10:15 AM

ALL

Keynote Speaker

"Never Give Up! Using Your Passion to Change the World...One Person at a Time"

Leigh Ann Davis and James Meadours, The Arc's National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD)

1:30 - 2:30 PM

ALL

Session

"Great Time for The HCBS Settings Rule!"

IN PERSON ONLY: Option to attend - all sessions will be recorded and shared

Session

"Creating Brave and Fun Spaces for People with Disabilities"

2:45 - 3:45 PM

ALL

Session

"Self Determination: A Creative Problem Solving Practice"

IN PERSON ONLY: Option to attend - all sessions will be recorded and shared

Session

"Special Olympics Illinois"

Friday, October 21, 2022

10:15 - 11:15 AM

ALL

Session

"Supportive Housing"

IN PERSON ONLY: Option to attend - all sessions will be recorded and shared

Session

"Going Home Coalition - Important Lessons in Advocacy"

9:00 - 10:00 AM

ALL

Keynote Speaker

"It's Our Time! Together We Can Take on the Challenges the World Gives Us"

Max Barrows, Green Mountain Self Advocates

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ALL

Session

"Making Your Own Decisions"

IN PERSON ONLY: Option to attend - all sessions will be recorded and shared

Session

"Tips for Planning Special Events: Let Your Voice be Heard!"

12:30 PM

Wrap Up SUSO 2022!

Keynote Speakers

Leigh Ann Davis and James Meadours

"Never Give Up! Using Your Passion to Change the World...One Person at a Time"

Max Barrows

"It's Our Time! Together We Can Take on the Challenges the World Gives Us"

How to Get There?

This year's SUSO Summit will be HYBRID.

If attending virtually, we'll send you the link to join. It'll be one Zoom Webinar link to join for all 3 days.

Connect to the VIRTUAL Zoom Webinar using your phone, laptop, or tablet, wherever you can access the internet. 

If attending in person, we'll be at the Abraham Lincoln DoubleTree Hotel in Springfield, IL. 


If you need driving directions to the DoubleTree please go to google maps or you can call 815-464-1832 for assistance. 

There is an Amtrak Train Station 5 blocks from the DoubleTree 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.

Parking is available at the hotel for $10 per night. Please let Becca know if you will be parking at the hotel - 815-464-1832 or becca@thearcofil.org

HOTEL:
President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
701 E Adams Street
Springfield, Illinois, 62701

 

 
 
 
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