disABILITY Resource Expo Events for 2020-21: Third Thursday Resource Round-Ups

We enjoyed providing the 2020-21 TTRR series and have created this archive. See below for a summary of, and videos from, our 2020-21 informational events and activities:

I. “THIRD THURSDAY RESOURCE ROUND-UPS” (TTRRs) – Beginning in October, 2020, we held a series of four monthly, virtual events – mini-expos, if you will – each featuring a given sector of exhibitors. These events included an overview of all featured exhibitors, followed by a chance to speak with our exhibitors in “breakout rooms,” and also included a featured exhibitor presentation. All were held on the Third Thursday of the month, from 3-4:30pm. (Please see event videos posted below.)

A. Please view videos from our Oct. 15 TTRR event (Healthcare & Equipment Providers): Please click here for our captioned Exhibitor Overview video with ASL interpreter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deghzNH0f7c . For our featured Oct. 15 TTRR presentation – a Medicare Overview from Health Alliance – please click here (captioned and with ASL interpreter): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qfQw5RW4Mc

B. Please view videos from our Nov. 19 TTRR event (Support Groups and Vocational, Residential & Recreation Providers): Please click here for our captioned Exhibitor Overview video with ASL interpreter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbjqiu4xq3o. For our featured Nov. 19 TTRR presentation – Seizure First Aid – please click here (captioned and with ASL interpreter): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq0T0V5tJNA&t=8s

C. Please view videos from our Jan. 21 TTRR event (Advocacy, Legal & Service Organizations): Please click here for our captioned Exhibitor Overview video with ASL interpreter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVaSYBJSy_s . Please click here for our spanish-subtitled Exhibitor Overview video with ASL interpreter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS3tv88wg5c. For our featured Jan. 21 TTRR presentation – CCAMR – Champaign Community Advocacy & Mentoring Resources, please click here (captioned and with ASL interpreter): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If9jLJ-Z_Ag&t=1s Click here for our featured Jan. 21 TTRR presentation – CCAMRwith spanish subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTwSV2KgdMI

D. Please view videos from our February 18 TTRR event (Education Services and Services for Young Children): Please click here for our captioned Exhibitor Overview video with ASL interpreter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5RcORPQ6Rg Please click here for our spanish-subtitled Exhibitor Overview video with ASL interpreter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WKIrbhFr5E . For our featured Feb. 18 TTRR presentation – Behavioral Perspective, Inc. – ABA & Behavior Management, please click here (captioned and with ASL interpreter): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiHXlL3EIyk . Click here for our featured Feb. 18 TTRR presentation – BPI/ABAwith spanish subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltOeSzJT_ew

II. 2020 EXPO RESOURCE BOOK: We have printed the 2020 Expo Resource Book, for distribution throughout East Central Illinois. The book contains up-to-date listings of all 2020 exhibitors, and acknowledges all of our wonderful 2020 sponsors. Click here to view electronically: 2020 Resource Book – (PDF format) Or, click here for the 2020 exhibitor descriptions in Word format.

III. disABILITY EXPO WEBSITE: Please note that we have added all 2020 updates to our cumulative disABILITY Expo Resource Guide – please look there for informational videos about many of our 2020 expo exhibitors.

Additional Expo Info:

Please click on this link to view a captioned informational video about the significance of Champaign County’s annual disABILITY Resource Expo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSzJWktfa5Q [Song: “Dj Quads – Birds And The Bees” Music provided by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/ZNadyNG6U-s ]

Click here for a pdf map that was developed for the (cancelled) 2020 Expo exhibit hall: MAP – disABILITY Expo 2020 Or, click here for a black background version of the MAP.

Click here for a pdf exhibit hall guide that was developed for the (cancelled) 2020 in-person Expo (list of exhibitors with booth numbers): MapKEY – disABILITY Expo 2020 Or, click here for a black background version of the MapKEY.

We appreciate the many people who have participated over the years in the disABILITY Resource Expo, offering fun activities for children, entertainment for all throughout the day, presentations, and opportunities to win prizes! Families have had fun while also gaining valuable information about available resources for individuals with disabilities in East Central Illinois.

As mentioned above, in this trying time of covid-19 – in light of guidance from our state and local Public Health authorities – we found it necessary to cancel the in-person 2020 disABILITY Resource Expo – thus, it was not held as planned on Saturday, Oct. 10. (Please click here for our more detailed cancellation announcement.) And, please save the date of Saturday, October 16, 2021, for the next disABILITY Resource Expo!

For more information about this annual event:  Call 367-5703, or contact event coordinators Barb Bressner (bjbressner@gmail.com) or Dylan Boot (wheelzothunder@gmail.com)