Advocating with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities



The IL DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) continues the transition from 17 ISC areas to 12 areas. More detailed information on the transition can be found on the DDD website. A dedicated email address was established for individuals and families to submit questions or concerns. That email address is: The ISC information is current and available by county on the Illinois Life Span website.


The Arc of Illinois truly believes that we are all people first and because of that, regardless of any developmental or intellectual differences, everyone deserves the same rights and opportunities.

In order to do this we regularly host events that bring in family members, self advocates, and professionals in the field to educate them on the latest and best practices. The Arc of Illinois also provides updates on a daily basis on all issues involving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to this, The Arc of Illinois has many different programs that are there to provide a plethora of resources to help each family member, advocate, and professional with their questions.

The Arc of Illinois is committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices.