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Thrive On the Move

Thrive On the Move (TOM), formerly the Client Advocacy Board (CAB), is a group of self-advocates whose mission is to educate and showcase abilities and skills we can bring to our community, while moving beyond past barriers that came with being labeled as having an intellectual or developmental disability.


TOM strives to create relationships with new people, seek opportunities for personal growth, educate their community about their abilities, and continue to build volunteer opportunities. If you have a volunteer opportunity, please e-mail TOM.

TOM is also proud to be a member of The Alliance, a statewide team of self-advocacy groups in Illinois. 

TOM Members

Michael Hanlon, President

Brittany Kane, Vice President

Jeanne Hardesty, Secretary/Historian

Hector Renta, Treasurer

Glenee Brooks

Laura Gale

Tiffany Greene

Becky Guild

Josh Kain

Shelley McMillian

Tiffany Miller

Tasha Norris

Amanda Shumaker

Luella Thompson

Geoff White

Staff Advisors

Sally Fischell, Point of contact

Linda Gaard

Kim Oliphant

Brenda Wallace


"I feel more confident [being a part of TOM]. I wasn't very confident when I first started."

- Shelley, Self Advocate

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TOM Newsletter

It's here! The very first TOM newsletter has been designed and handcrafted by our self advocates and is ready for your viewing pleasure. Click on the newsletter image below to read. 

Contact TOM

​We would love to hear from you! Want to ask an advocate a question? Invite an advocate to your classroom to speak with students? 

Email TOM members at

TOM Staff Point of Contact

Sally Fischell

Participant Interest & Advocacy Specialist

309-344-2600 ext 1216

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