The Arc looks forward to working with Kimberly in the years ahead.

Kimberly has great experience in our field including most recently the Transition Coordinator for the Chicago Public Schools, worked with the Center for Independent Futures and has a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.



New ICDD Director Named


Kimberly Mercer-Schleider

Chairperson Bill Bogdan requested that we share this information with you:
Good Afternoon — The Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce that Kimberly Mercer-Schleider has been selected as the new Director.  Kimberly will assume her duties on Monday, September 12, 2016.

With Kimberly’s knowledge, experience, energy and enthusiasm the Council will continue on its path of leading change in Illinois so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead full lives in their communities.  I hope you take the opportunity during the next few months to meet Kimberly and learn about her vision for the Council.

Please join us in welcoming Kimberly as the Director of the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities.



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Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
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