Date:  Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Location: Maggiano's Old Orchard, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL  60077


Board Meeting: 5:00-6:15 p.m. (by invitation only)

Cocktail/Networking: 6:15-7:00 p.m.
General Meeting/Presentation: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Presenter: Tom DiMatteo, MD
Presentation Title: Climbing our Everest: Meeting the Challenge of Mental Health Shortages by use of Integrative Care and Telepsychiatry?

October 24-29, 2016
Location: New York Hilton Midtown and Sheraton New York Times Square, New York, NY. Important links:
Registration (opens August 1)
To become a member of ICCCAP, one must join both AACAP and ICCAP. ICCAP/AACAP focuses on providing child and adolescent psychiatrists the resources they need in order to promote mentally healthy children, adolescents, and families. By joining, you will become part of a member community comprised of over 9,000 child and adolescent psychiatrists from the United States and abroad. 
ICCAP advocates for children, adolescent, families, and members. Our focus is on children's mental health and the implementation of parity as well as preventing psychologists efforts to get prescribing privileges.

9/20/2016 UPDATE: The state of Illinois offers people with autism spectrum disorders and mental illnesses including bipolar and schizophrenia and their caretakers to have a state issued identification card. This card will help first responders to better understand the individual's needs and promote appropriate and safe handling of potential confrontation and crisis situations. This is a card that does not get individuals off for disobeying the law. It facilitates a different approach to the immediate situation. These cards can be applied through the the State of Illinois. The idea was initiated by a parent of an autistic young man who was learning how to drive. State Rep.Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego is the primary bill sponsor.
UPDATE: Bill HB549-IL (Managed Care Act-Step Therapy) passed on August 12, 2016. This bill addressed the problems with prior authorization that concerns multiple step drug trials before using doctor recommended medication, retrying old drugs because the patient has changed insurers and changing drugs that are now on the revised formulary. 

Effective Date: January 1, 2018
The Alliance is looking for interested parents to participate in a statewide Parent Advisory Board (PAB) (PAB application). 
Application Deadline: September 30, 2016
For more information, please contact Ulanda Hunter, MS. Training & Development, Project Director/Peer Supporter, Youth & Family Peer Support Alliance, 121 E. Congress, Suite 4, Rantoul, IL 61866,
(217) 530-1550
Fax: (217) 666-7248 

Helen Beiser, MD
Resident Membership Award (application form)

The Jay G. Hirsch Memorial Award
For more information, please contact