Help us spread the word about this opportunity for individuals and families!



Stipends are still available for Consumers to attend a Conference of their choice!
The Arc of Illinois’ Consumer Involvement Program, funded by the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, provides financial assistance in the form of a consumer stipend to people with developmental disabilities and their family members to participate in conferences related to developmental disabilities. It is the intent of the program for the participants to use the information they receive, by attending a conference of their choice, to make a change in their life or help their family member make a positive change in their life, including learning to become a better advocate.

We would appreciate if you could share this information with individuals with developmental disabilities and families. Below are some examples of types of conferences that we have provided funding for registration fees and other expenses.

Cerebral Palsy
Down Syndrome
Fragile X Syndrome
Rett Syndrome
Williams Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
DUP15q Conference
Batten Disease
Transition Conference …and many more!

This link is the Consumer Stipend Fund Brochure with all the information on how the program works and also the application to receive the funding.

Please contact Sharon at 815-464-1832 or with any questions.

This is a great opportunity for Self-Advocates and families to attend a conference or training that they would otherwise not be able to attend.

Thank you for sharing this exciting information.

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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)