Advocates in the Going Home Coalition sent the following letter to the candidates running
for Governor in the primary.
The Rebalancing of the Developmental System offers people with disabilities the opportunity
to live in a community of choice. The disability system has been studied extensively resulting
in 13 states and the District of Columbia eliminating or downsizing state institutions and
investing in a community system that offers all people with disabilities an improved quality of
The rebalancing process in Illinois is thoughtful and thorough in assisting individuals and
their guardians to make informed decisions utilizing customized, person-centered planning.