I wanted to share with you some of the fact sheets The Arc developed as a part of our preparation for our meetings with White House Staff.Key areas discussed and fact sheets:

  1. Health Care
  2. Community Living
  3. Education
  4. Family Support, Lifespan Respite, Aging & Disability Recourse Centers
  5. Managed Care & Long Term Services

On Thursday afternoon I was one of twelve State Exec’s that met for three hours with top level CMS staff on managed care and and long term care. This was an excellent give and take dialog extremely important matters to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disablities. While this train is moving very fast from state to state, The Arc remains very concerned about the lack of expertise and experience managed care organizations have in our area. I shared the Illinois experience and our concerns about moving community services under the umbrella of managed care.

Here are some pictures of our White House Briefing.

Here is our Arc Illinois Delegation: Dan Strick, Tony, Nancy Webster, Terri Devine, Dorelia Rivera & Bob Okazaki!

This is Jack Lew, the President’s Chief of Staff!

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)