When Gov. Pat Quinn took office in 2009, the state of Illinois operated nine state-operated developmental centers/large institutions, for individuals with developmental disabilities. Never mind that 14 other reform-minded states have already moved forward to close institutions and invest in community care, which numerous studies show provide a higher quality of life.
This commentary was in the State Journal Register in Springfield:



Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
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