The Arc of Illinois and the Going Home Campaign are calling on the state to close 6 of the
7 state-operated institutions by 2020.

The research and data prove that Illinois can no longer afford to operate a dual-system.

The Arc has developed this white paper, “Community Integration Makes Sense” to supply
advocates with data on developmental disabilities services, housing and community

Additionally, we have been working on a proposal based on economics and social justice to
invest in community programs so people with all disabilities have the opportunity to live in
the community just like you and me.

The Arc has compiled several reports and sources for you to better understand how Illinois
ranks nationally with disability programs and to share this message with policy makers.  I am
confident that policy makers will clearly see the benefit of downsizing state institutions and
investing in Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA’s).


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)