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December Meeting Agenda for Employment and Economic Opportunity for People With Disabilities



December 1, 2016

10:00 A.M.- 1:00 P.M.



CHICAGO                                                                   SPRINGFIELD

100 W Randolph Conf. Rm (5-300)                            FCS Video Conf. Room, Harris Bldg

Murdock RM                                                                100 S. Grand Avenue, East, Springfield

IIDRS Offices 

Chicago, Illinois          


Call In #:  641-715-0700 Access Code: 979-189




1.     Call to Order


2.     Quorum Established


3.     Introductions


4.     Approval of Meeting Minutes


5.     Task Force Membership Update - Robin

6.     Employment First Presentation of Recommendations (Work Group Co-chairs will be presenting to agency directors on Thursday December 8th)

a.     Brief explanation of presentation format – Lauren (10min)

                                                    i.     Group presents (~10min)

                                                   ii.     Feedback – questions, comments, suggestions (5min)

                                                  iii.     All 4 groups will present, then time for general comments, questions, and suggestions

b.     Transition Group Presentation

c.      Employer Group Presentation

d.     Provider Group Presentation

e.     Workforce Development Group Presentation


7.     Activity Updates (depending on time allocation):

·        Update: Office Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Employment First Core State and Vision Quest Projects – Tania Morawiec and Lore Baker, DHS

·        Update:  DCEO Disability Initiatives – Matt Hillen, DCEO

·        Update:  WIOA Implementation – Doug Morton, DRS and Matt Hillen, DCEO

·        SAMSA Grant Update:   Katherine Burson, DMH

·        Legislative Committee Update:   Phil Milsk

·        Other Agency Updates re: Employment First related activities


8.     IDES Update/Administrative issues – IDES


9.     New Business – (Please submit prior to the meeting)

·        Review of meeting schedule - Next Meeting:  March 1, 2017  10am-1pm Murdock Room, 100 W Randolph (5-300)

o   Discussion of “what’s next” for the Task Force


10. Adjourn


This agenda conforms to the requirements of Section 2.02 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act (5 ILCS 120/02).

Any individual planning to attend who will need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should notify Caroline Alamillo at (312) 793-9290 or (888) 340-1007 (TTY/NextTalk).



Future Meeting Dates:

March 1, 2017  10am- Murdock Room, 100 W Randolph (5-300)

June 1, 2017  10am-1pm Murdock Room, 100 W Randolph (5-300)