This spring the DHS Division of Developmental Disabilities announced the expected enrollment of 400 new participants in the Home-Based Support Services Program. This is such exciting news and the result of the hard work of so many wonderful advocates. THANKS to all of you! The Home-Based Support Services Programs offer a wide range of opportunities. Yet we so easily become mired in what we have always known and the details of “i” dotting and “t” crossing.

This May Michele Westmaas and I are updating the trainings entitled “Dreaming New Dreams; the Home-Based Support Services Programs”. We will be presenting these all day trainings in Wheaton on May 9th and Fairview Heights on May 16th. More trainings are being planned around the state for the fall. For more detailed information please go to the following link: Scroll to the date you are interested in.

These trainings are designed for participants, their loved ones, and professionals. Please join us as we “Dream New Dreams” for people with disabilities all across Illinois…

Here is link to the broshure and full program: Dreaming New Dreams.

See you in May!

Charlotte Cronin   


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)