Here are some things I thought might be of interest to you. 


Medically Fragile & Technology Dependent Children’s Waiver Extended.

Attorney Robert H. Farley, Jr. of Naperville, Illinois appeared before Federal Judge Robert W. Gettleman on July 18, 2012 concerning the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of medically fragile children in the State of Illinois.  The lawyer for the State told Judge Gettleman that there was no need to proceed on the Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction as the State of Illinois had requested the federal government for a 90 day extension of the current existing medically fragile waiver to November 29, 2012.  Accordingly, there will be no reduction or elimination of Medicaid benefits in the near future to medically fragile children.  Judge Gettleman continued the Motion for Injunctive Relief to August 17, 2012
Jacksonville Developmental Center Success Stories
Recently people began moving out of the Jacksonville Developmental Center. Four gentlemen moved into new two person homes in the Chicagoland area. Here’s a link to Seguin’s introductory page telling stories of the former Jacksonville residents in their new settings:
Once on the introductory page, scroll down to the bottom and click on the link “Read More About the New Seguin Residents!” That link will take you to this page:
Governor Quinn Answers Questions About Facility Closures Story:
Access Chicago & Disability Pride Parade This Week.
Tomorrow, Thursday, July 19th, 10 am to 5 pm, Access Chicago expo at Navy Pier . If your around please stop by our booth and say hi to Mike Kaminsky!
Saturday, July 21st, 10 am-2 pm Disability Pride Parade (for details see


Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
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815-464-1832 (CELL)