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Bill Bogdan, Disability Liason to Illinois Secretary of State
The New Freedom Awards
Bill Bogdan, Disability Liaison to Illinois Secretary of State
Bill Bogdan is the ...
Bill Bogdan is the disability liaison for the Illinois secretary of state's office.
says the system was created to crack down on fraud.
As drivers renew their placards, they're being told about the new requirement.
To get the parking meter exemption, people will need to provide documentation from a physician.
says only 10 to 15 percent of disabled drivers are expected to qualify.
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William Bogdan serves as the disability liaison to Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, and is responsible for the coordination, development, and implementation of programs and services for persons with disabilities for the office.
As the disability liaison, Bill is responsible for Secretary White's initiative to reduce the fraudulent use of placards and disability license plates under the Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities.
The initiative includes a public education campaign, and training programs directed towards medical professionals, and law enforcement officials about the provisions of the program.
Bill has been appointed as Chair of the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (ICDD) by Governor Pat Quinn in August 2010.
In addition, Bill currently serves on the Illinois Elevator Safety Advisory Board, and is immediate past president of the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois.
He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Diveheart Foundation, and is President of the Hall of Fame for Divers with Disabilities
graduated with honors from of DePaul University
in June of 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Business).
was named the DePaul University
School for New Learning 2001 recipient of the Arthur Weinberg Social Activist Award for a video he
produced entitled Exercising Your Rights Through Advocacy, and was also the recipient of an Award for Excellence.
CCDI | Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois
Secretary of State Disability Liaison Bill Bogdan was also on hand for the disabled parking placard crack down.
In 2002 Bogdan was also part of similar parking stings in downtown Chicago and at Soldier Field parking during a Bears game.
said, "The cooperation between the Chicagoland Speedway, the Joliet Police Department
and the Secretary of State on this has just been great."
In the past the Secretary of State has initiated placard stings, but Bogdan
says the speedway and the Joliet Police department
took the initiative this time.
Bogdan is a former CCDI Board President and he was recently appointed again to the position of Past-President.