Okay folks, I need you to step it up! An important vote is about to take place on the closing
of the state institution in Centralia, the Murray Developmental Center. Institutions like Murray
are no longer needed in Illinois.
The Rebalancing of the Disability System offers people with disabilities the opportunity to live in
a community of their choice. The disability system has been studied extensively resulting in many
states, including Illinois to eliminate or downsize state institutions and invest in a community system
that offers people with disabilities equality, opportunity and improved quality of life. The rebalancing
process in Illinois is thoughtful and thorough in assisting individuals and their guardians to make
informed decisions utilizing customized, person-centered planning. Illinois is doing the right thing!

Show your support of community and rebalancing by signing our Going Home Petition.

Just ask Katherine and her sister Margaret about living in the community!

Please share this with other advocates!

Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
815-464-1832 (CELL)