Social Security Disability: Change and Confusion

What is This Presentation About?

The different Social Security disability law and programs:

  • How Social Security analyzes claims
  • How to prepare the strongest case possible to the Social Security Administration
  • The application process and how months can be shaved from the processing time
  • Practical hints in dealing with the bureaucracy
  • How to communicate with physicians
  • How to minimize the chance of delays and lost files
  • Rules regarding how to return to work while on SSDI and SSI

Where: Community Center, NAMI DuPage—115 N. County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 9:30 – 11:00am

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2019 7 – 8:30pm

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 7:00 – 8:30pm

Please RSVP to Sara Hynes at

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Speaker Series

NAMI DuPage knows how important it is to provide information on the best educational and supportive services available for people affected by mental illness and for community organizations and service providers. Through the NAMI DuPage Speaker Series, we invite professionals and peers to the table to speak on their experiences and knowledge as it relates to some of the topics that we receive the most questions about. These presentations are open to anyone: family members, individuals, professionals, or general community members.

To learn more about the dates and times of the sessions or to register, click HERE.

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First Responder De-Escalation

This program is beneficial for all police officers, first responders, or general security personnel. Throughout these sessions, we provide an overview of what mental illness is, how to best interact with someone who is exhibiting symptoms of a mental illness, and what practical resources are available to use as referrals for individuals and family members.

Monday, August 19th
De-Escalation: Action Plan for Communicating Effectively
We will work through a very practical action plan which you can follow when handling a mental health call.

To register or learn more click HERE.

If you have any questions please contact Sara Hynes at or (630) 752 – 0066