Arc and Rauner Transition Committee Releases Report
The Rauner Transition Team released a very vague and transition report on Saturday, “Building A Better Illinois”. There really no specific budget or action goals.
Here is the Developmental Disability section and recommendations on page 38:
Developmentally disabled. Illinois can improve the effectiveness of the care it provides
to the intellectually and developmentally disabled (ID/DD) population in several ways.
Since each ID/DD resident has unique care needs, the state should provide person-
centered assessment when it initiates care to ensure that individuals are receiving the
proper assistance. Where appropriate, the use of community care should be offered
to individuals who express a preference for this treatment option. Traditionally,
employment has been viewed as an outcome of care rather than a fundamental aspect
of care programs. Therefore, the state should seek to increase employment programs
for the ID/DD population.
Later in the report mention is made of reducing the waiting list, the 1115 Waiver and
Tony Paulauski Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423