I have had quite a good week at The Arc. On Monday, I met again with Lore Baker,
Statewide Housing Coordinator for Long Term Care Reform, Office of the Governor,
to discuss supportive living options and the needs of individuals with intellectual
and developmental disabilities (IDD). We had a great session and continue to share
thoughts and ideas. You should look into the possibility of supportive living options.
Lore and her team are looking at new models for people with IDD.

Wednesday, The Arc Team met at our Frankfort offices to update our websites and
the way we communicate. It was a fantastic day! The Arc has so many talented people
and programs designed to assist individuals with disabilities, families and providers.
Check us out:

The Arc of Illinois
Illinois Life Span
Family Support Network of Illinois
The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information Center
Family Transition Project
Ligas Family Advocate Program (in process)
Consumer Stipend Program
The Arc of Illinois Training Department



Proposed 1115 Waiver Update

Another important aspect of the proposed 1115 are the service definitions. The Arc
has advocated for more flexible definitions for employment and community living
options. There is a work group that is now reviewing service definitions within the
1115 waiver see details below.

Here is the presentation for tomorrow’s meeting.

Service Definitions Breakthrough Group of the LTSS Subcommittee on 8/1 at 9am

You are receiving this email because you have indicated your interest in participating
in the Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Subcommittee of the GOHIT
Services and Supports Work Group.  This notice concerns the kickoff meeting of the
breakout group concerned with developing common service definitions to be used
across all agencies and programs.

If you are only interested in the larger LTSS sub-committee, or one of the other
breakthrough groups, please see the GOHIT site for more information about those
meetings.  Material from previous meetings, including minutes, agendas and
handouts, will be posted to this website as they are available.

Please join us for a meeting of the Service Definitions/ Provider Qualifications)
Breakthrough Group on Friday, August 1 from 9:00pm – 11:00pm.  This invitation
will be updated with the meeting agenda and materials prior to the meeting.

Meeting:             Service Definitions / Provider Qualifications Breakthrough Group
Attendees:         LTSS Subcommittee members with a particular interest and
commitment to the tasks of this breakthrough group

Date:                     Friday, August 1, 2014
Time:                     9:00 am to 11:00 am
Location:              Chicago: MABB at 160 N. LaSalle St., 10th Fl.  and Springfield: Il
State Library at 300 S. Second St., 4th Floor, Rooms 403 and 404.

Call In:                   888-494-4032, code: 806-832-4601#

The discussion will be open, and we will start with these questions:

·         Which services are working well now? Why are they working?
·         Which services are important services, but with major flaws?  What are the
·         Are there any services that should be eliminated?

All meetings will be accessible to persons with disabilities in compliance with pertinent
state and federal laws upon notification of anticipated attendance. Persons with
disabilities planning to attend and needing special accommodations should contact
GOHIT at least five business days prior to the meeting so that we may best
accommodate their needs.

For more information on the Alliance for Health Innovation Plan or the Governor’s
Office of Health Innovation and Transformation, please visit: http://www2.illinois.gov/gov/healthcarereform/Pages/GOHIT.aspx.

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)