AURORA, Ill. – To help local families access critical services, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will host a Developmental Disabilities Resource Forum next Thursday, August 15 at 6 p.m. at the Aurora Library – Eola Branch, located at 555 South Eola Road. 

“Throughout my tenure as a state representative, I have heard from many individuals who have loved ones with special needs, and time and again they are struggling with the system that is in place” said Kifowit. “Next Thursday, we will be hosting a resource forum to highlight some of the services available to residents with developmental disabilities and their families; but also to try and provide guidance for those needing help.”

The Developmental Disabilities Resource Forum is a a featured event of Kifowit’s Third Thursday series, when she hosts an event free and open to everyone every third Thursday of the month. This August event, Kifowit will welcome Mariel Hamer from the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, Kathy Ward from the Illinois Department of Human Services and Patti Boheme from Little Friends to discuss state and local resources available for people with developmental disabilities. This event is free and open to the public.

“I encourage anyone who has questions about providing for their disabled loved ones to come by our event next Thursday.,” said Kifowit. “Unfortunately the system is not user friendly, but my hope is that attendees can connect with resources or information that can help them.”

For more information about the event, or to RSVP, please contact Kifowit’s full-time constituent office at 630-585-1308 or email

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