Tony Records, Court Monitor for Ligas, did a very detailed presentation at The Arc/TAP Convention last month. Ligas and the Governor’s Rebalancing Initiative are reshaping the disability system in Illinois. I want you to have the most up-to-date information on this transition to truly assist everyone to have a full life in the community. This is an important part of that effort.
Tony started his presentation by showing the Ligas video produced by Equip for Equality. I would highly recommend that you view that video first for background on Ligas, “A Place To Call Home:”
Here is Tony’s full presentation: Ligas Consent Decree: What It Means to You
In addition, Tony shared with us some concerns about Ligas implementation and necessary supports to class members. They include:

  1. True person-centered planning for class members
  2. Rates for community supports/services being too low
  3. Lack of medical and behavioral health supports
  4. The implementation of managed care for direct services (phase three)


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)