IPHA Annual Business Meeting | December 14, 2023 at 1:00PM CST

All active IPHA members are invited to attend. Each paid member carries one vote in Association business matters. Zoom link and materials will be posted one week prior to the meeting.

Upcoming Events

IDD Provider Networking Group Webinar – America Runs on Behavior…and Values, Choices, Empathy, and Skill Development: Using Person-Centered Thinking to Develop Behavior Plans

Registration Closes May 17, 2023
May 19, 2023 | 9:00am - 11:00am

IDD Provider Networking Group Webinar – America Runs on Behavior…and Values, Choices, Empathy, and Skill Development: Using Person-Centered Thinking to Develop Behavior Plans

May 19, 2023 | 9:00am - 11:00am


Presenters: Amie Burke (BCBA) and Anna Vvanti (LSW)

Amie Burke received her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University. Amie currently serves as the Statewide Clinical Director for the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network (ICPN) and oversees the Rockford, Chicago, and Springfield offices. Amie has been with ICPN for over seven years and has been in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) for 30 years. Her experience encompasses all levels of disabilities across the lifespan.


Anna Vvanti received her master’s degree in Social Work from Aurora University and currently works with ICPN. She has worked with children and adults with multi-axial diagnoses for over fifteen years, providing clinical case management and psychosocial support for behaviorally, medically, and psychiatrically complex cases. In addition, Anna has experience providing program evaluation, quality assurance, and program development. Providing psychoeducation to families and staff members on mental health diagnosis is a passion of Anna’s, as well as assessing for systems impact in efforts to continue the growth and advancement of community-based services for dually diagnosed individuals.


Workshop Title: America Runs on Behavior…and Values, Choices, Empathy, and Skill Development: Using Person-Centered Thinking to Develop Behavior Plans

Workshop Overview: Person-centered thinking is at the very center of what we do. Why do we still have plans that do not include values, choices, teaching skills that are important to the person supported? During this session, we will challenge participants to think about person-centered thinking during the assessment, implementation, and follow-up phases of the development of a behavior support plan.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define person-centered planning
  • Break down components of traditional behavior planning
  • Identify how to make behavior planning process person-centered
  • Provide ideas of how to get the team involved in the process


Registration Details

Registration Fee: $10 (payment must be made online at the time of registration).

Cancellation/Refund Policy: The registration fee is non-refundable. Individuals who paid for but missed the workshop can use their payment as a credit towards a future Rise ‘N’ Learn, Lunch ‘N’ Learn or IDD Provider Networking Group sponsored by the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township, Riveredge Hospital and Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System.

Webinar Link: After registering through IPHA and paying the fee for the workshop, you will receive an email from ipha@ipha.com that includes a Zoom Webinar registration link. This Zoom registration assists with tracking attendance for the training. Once the Zoom registration is complete, you will receive an email from Zoom with the link to enter the workshop. The email will come from ipha@ipha.com, so please be sure to add this email address to your safe/white list or check your Junk/Spam folder if you cannot find the email in your inbox.

Continuing Education Credits
2.0 CEUs are available for LSW, LCSW, LPC, LCPC, QIDP

  • Riveredge Hospital is a Social Work CEU Sponsor with IDFPR under license #159000731. The following Illinois credentials are eligible for CEUs under this license: LSW, LCSW, LPC, and LCPC.
  • Providers with other credentials (i.e., QIDP) are encouraged to provide presentation information to their credential authority to consider credit for attendance.
  • Attendees need to participate in at least 75% of the webinar to receive CEU credit.


Following the event, attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation to complete. All attendees MUST complete the online evaluation to receive a CEU certificate, no exceptions. Once the evaluation response window closes, CEU certificates will be emailed within 3 weeks. This process takes approximately 4-5 weeks following the event. Evaluations open within 2 business days post-event and remain open for 7 business days. Surveys cannot be reopened once the 7-day deadline has passed.

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