Oct 03

Executive Committee Meeting – 9/24/17

Click here to read the notes from the QC TPC Executive Committee Meeting on 9/25/17.

Dec 13

TPC Meeting Notes – 11/10/16

November’s TPC meeting was an informational meeting with Transitions and Community Service Options. Click here to download the notes from this meeting.

Nov 17

IICIL Holiday Carnival


Oct 28

Retail Certification Training


Oct 28

TPC Executive Meeting Notes – 10/24/16

Attendees: Deb Holmes, Berniece Connelly-Reveal, Robin Heiar, Rob Hull, Katie Morford
Absent: Don Kearney, Jen Holdorf, Marissa Cantu, Monica McColley, Amanda Lucki, Hershel Jackson

TPC Email List
Berniece is going to update list – remove old and and new.

Website Review
Corey will update links.
Corey’s new email is corey.fineran@transitioncurriculum.com
Provide basic description with link so those searching for information can select what applies rather than clicking on every link. (Don Kearney)
Update website calendar.

Next TPC Meeting
November 10, 2016.
At BHASED at 1pm.
CSO (Community Service Options) – Dawn Imel
Berniece will send out invites.

Vendor Fair and Bi-State
Location – Either BHC or WIU
Bi-State Sessions (post-secondary training and education) in the morning.
Vendor fair in the afternoon (1-5pm) – parents invited
Lunch will be provided – Little Caesar’s or Hy-Vee pizza.

DHS Grant
Has been submitted

Next Executive meeting:
Tuesday, December 13 at 8pm (BHASED).

Oct 24

TPC Meeting Notes – September 8th, 2016

Don Kearney – BHASED
Gary Maiden – BHASED
Cindy Feik – BHASED
Cari Stewart – BHASED
Katie Morford – BHASED
Rob Paul – BHASED
Gail Cahill – Alwood
Krista Haas – UTHS
Michele Henim – Riverdale
Meaghan Jackson – Sherrard
Sheila Puls – BHAEC
Megan Ernst – BHAEC
LaJean Breedlove – Geneseo
Tara Laingen – Geneseo
Janet Ludin – Rockridge
Robin Heiar – Moline
Jerilyn Clark – Moline
Chris Dyer – RIHS
Natalie Parrett – Orion
Sharon Simpson – Mercer County
Debra Holmes – QCC TEC
Jen Holdorf – BHC
Susan Sacco – BHC
Berniece Connelly Reveal – BHASED

1) ARC – Community Employment Services (CES)
a) Pamela Turner – ARC Program Supervisor
b) Jenny Miller – Job Developer
c) DRS can help access the ticket
d) Funding is limited and therefore services are also limited.
e) Any employment is being considered “gainfully employed” even 2-hours/week

2) Robert Young Center – Michelle Nguyen and Darcey Sebolt
a) Must have a mental health diagnosis
b) Email both
c) Willing to attend IEPs to offer a bridge to services
d) Can’t work with individuals who are already in a STEP program at school or in Transitions
e) Supported employment services
f) Serves 18 years old and older only
g) Career exploration
h) Assists with filling out applications
i) Builds relationships with employers
j) Connected with DRS due to funding for training, clothing, bus tickets
k) Not paid for follow-up services but does provide them
l) Medicaid pays for case managers

3.) Election of Officers for TPC-

a.) Co-Chair: Berniece Connelly Reveal
b.) Secretary: Robin Heiar

4.) Equip For Equality- Mindie Melin
a.) Promote voting registration and services/rights for persons with disabilities

5.) QC Transition Planning Committee Online Resource Guide
a.) http://qctpc.org
b.) beneficial for teachers with IEP’s
c.) Community resources/agencies develop their own page
d.) handout passed out about website and encouraged to add to IEP

6.) Survey
a.) What will work best for meting times to get everyone involved….

7.) Agency Fair:
a.) discussion on changing time or extending time during the day for teachers to be able to go to the fair.

8.) Autism Society Spokesperson- on Board of Directors- Gary Row gnrow47@mail.com
a.) Local affiliate of National Organization
b.) Information, education, organization and support
c.) Works mostly with families
d.) Programs and support groups www.autismqc.org
e.) Assistance to individuals- up to $250/person in a single year. Theater classes, college books, etc…

Next TPC Meeting: Thursday, November 10th at 1:00pm

May 10

2016-17 School Year TPC Nominations

Nominate1The nomination period for the TPC Co-Chair and Secretary positions are now underway.  You can submit your nominations by clicking the following link: 2016-17 TPC Nominations

The nomination period ends on 5/31/2016.

Feb 11

TPC Executive Meeting Notes 2/9/2016


* Deb Holmes                                                     Don Kearney

*Berniece Connelly-Reveal                              Deborah Girard

Jen Holldorf                                                     Monica McColley

Joe Ehlers                                                        Amanda Lucki

* Corey Fineran                                                  * Hershel Jackson (Marissa Cantu)

* Robin Heiar                                                     Terry Valentine


  1. Feb. 18th STEP (9-noon with lunch provided)/TPC (1-3pm) Mtg at (3451 Morton Drive East Moline – enter through door marked Professional Developmental Center with blue awning) : PM plans
    1. CSO – Dawn Imel
    2. ARC – Pam Turner
    3. Abilities Plus – Julie Landwhr
    4. Transitions possibly
  2. Deb will:
    1. Send out reminders for STEP/TPC meeting
    2. Getting Berniece flyers
    3. Create a spread sheet for teachers to use at the Agency Fair
  • Sp.Ed. Coordinators Meeting
    1. Berniece and Don
  1. Other concerns –
    1. Agency Fair at BHC April 21, 2016
    2. Retirement – Director from ARC
    3. Registration forms received for the Agency Fair
      1. Special Olympics of IL
      2. BHC
  • CSO
  1. Warren Achievement Center
  2. Metro Link
  1. Agency Fair envelopes returned (Cory will update these addresses)
    1. IL/IA Center for Independent Living
    2. Geneseo Housing Authority
  • Prairie State Legal Services
  1. Skills Inc. –no longer exists
  1. Next Executive TPC meeting:
    1. March 29, 2016 at 8am at BHASED

Feb 02

TPC Executive Agenda Jan. 11, 2016

Website Review

  • Any problems?

Future meetings:

  • TPC Executive Meeting – February 9th (8-9am)
  • TPC (morning -8am) meeting and STEP (afternoon) meeting – Feb. 18, 2016
    • Deb will not be at this meeting
    • Time and location?
    • Suggestion for subject matter
      • State of things in IL for employment after graduation
      • Agency rep meeting identifying what’s going on now:
        • Robert Young
        • Bridgeway in Galesburg
        • Abilities Plus (Deb/LaJean)
        • ARC – Pamela/Sue (Don)
        • AIG
        • Transitions (Don)
        • CSO (Don)

Agency Fair

  • April 21, 2016
    • 4-6pm
    • Black Hawk College Gym (Building 3)
  • Target Attendees: Grades 7-12
  • Things that need to be done:
    • Advertisement dispersed
      • Posters and flyers printed and need to be put out at schools
      • Distribution of mailing?
  • Speak with Department Chairs in various schools
    • Presentation to coordinators at February meeting (Berniece or Deb)
  • Agencies (see list)
  • List of groups that should have been there:
    • Social Security
    • Gigi’s Place
    • WISC (Western Illinois Service Coordination)
  • Other comments:
    • Survey results
      • 11 responses
      • Returning in 2016? 7 plan to return, 3 unsure, 1 didn’t answer
      • Time suggestions
        • During school hours
        • Afternoon
        • 4-7pm
      • Agencies would appreciate being fed
      • Other suggestions:
        • Have a sign in sheet

DHS Grant

  • Approved
  • Some money was spent due to being told fall money needed to be spent

Other comments:

  • Agency evaluation

Next Executive Meeting

  • February 9th, 8-9am


Aug 11

TPC Executive Meeting – 8/11/15 Notes


  • Deb Holmes
  • Berniece Connelly-Reveal
  • Monica McColley
  • Don Kearney
  • Corey Fineran

Website review
Corey wants to include different items on our opening page. Ideas include spotlight an agency, upcoming events for different groups, etc. Deb will send an email out to all agencies to possibly send a paragraph or two about their agency and to remember us to post upcoming events.

Ideas for this year’s meetings
ARC and possibly their group home. Transitions Print shop, St Ambrose AT house, Lift program at Genesis, CSO

This year’s NEW DATES:

  • September 10, 2015 STEP Meeting all day
  • September 30 or October 1, 2015 (depending on availability of agency)
  • November 12, 2016 “Day of Transition”
  • December 8, 2015
  • February 2016 TBA
  • Possible Agency Fair – April 14, 2016
  • Spring Agency Fair review

Flier was nice but how do we get it to students? Once we get the date finalized we will print

  • SAVE THE DATE fliers

List of groups that should have been there:

  • CSO, Special Olympics

Groups that parents appreciated:

  • Transitions, I Tech

Other comments

DHS Grant
What do we need for this next year?
Printing, mailings, Busing?
Other concerns

Next executive meeting – Sept 15. 2015

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