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Expert on Disability Issues to Speak at New Trier Township

Robin Jones, a nationally recognized expert on disability issues, will speak at New Trier Township at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in the Board Room at the Township Office, 739 Elm Street in Winnetka. Ms. Jones will address the topic of Employment First, a national movement to redefine employment services for persons with disabilities. This program is free and open to the public.
 
Ms. Jones will address the Money Follows the Person Committee, a Township Advisory Committee tasked with oversight of social service agencies serving the local population of individuals with disabilities. It is a primary goal of this Advisory Committee to identify and increase opportunities for Township clients with disabilities to work in the community in integrated settings, to create opportunities for customized employment, and to follow the national trend away from sheltered workshops. Ms. Jones will speak on these and other employment and disability related issues.
 
Ms. Jones has served as Co-Chairperson of the Illinois Task Force on Employment and Economic Self Sufficiency for Persons with Disabilities since 2010. The task force is charged with analyzing programs and policies of the state to determine what changes, modifications, and innovations may be necessary to remove barriers to competitive employment and economic opportunity for persons with disabilities. Ms. Jones previously served on the Chicago Mayoral Task Force on the Employment of People with Disabilities.
 
Ms. Jones also currently serves as Director of the Great Lakes ADA Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she has served in this capacity since the organization’s inception in 1991. The Great Lakes Center is one of ten regional federally funded technical assistance centers on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The Center’s focus is the promotion of voluntary compliance under the ADA. Ms. Jones is actively involved in providing training, consultation and technical assistance on the provisions of the ADA and related laws to business, employers, government and educational entities, architects, social service organizations and people with disabilities and their families.
 
For further information on this program, please contact Brian Leverenz, New Trier Township Community Service Administrator, at 847.446.8203 orbleverenz@newtriertownship.com.
 

 



Township Calendar

Township Board of Trustees Meeting
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April 24, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Township Office.

 
April 24, 2018
Mental Health Committee Meeting
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May 07, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The Mental Health Committee Meeting will take place in the Board Room at New Trier Township.

 
May 07, 2018
Township Board of Trustees Meeting
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May 08, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Township Office.

 
May 08, 2018
Committee of the Whole Meeting
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May 22, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Township Office.

 
May 22, 2018
Agency Oversight Committee Meeting
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May 23, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The Agency Oversight Committee Meeting will take place in the Board Room at New Trier Township.

 
May 23, 2018
Money Follows the Person Committee Meeting
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May 24, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The Money Follows the Person Committee Meeting will take place in the Board Room at New Trier Township.

 
May 24, 2018
Office Closed - Memorial Day Observed
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May 28, 2018


All Day Event
Location: New Trier Township, Winnetka, IL-60093

New Trier Township will resume business on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018.

 
May 28, 2018
Mental Health Committee Meeting
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June 04, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The Mental Health Committee Meeting will take place in the Board Room at New Trier Township.

 
June 04, 2018
 

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