We in Illinois are lucky to have so many great advocates. The Arc of Illinois honored Katie Arnold at our State Convention. Katie is the first Executive Director of the National SIBS Leadership Network. Take a look at Katie’s comments.

Tara Conley & Katie Arnold at The Arc Convention!
You make me proud Katie and congratulations! This video was produced by Bob Sandidge at CreativeCore.
Care Campaign News Coverage
It was a powerful day of legislative hearings in the Capitol on Wednesday. We need to do everything we can to provide a fair wage for direct support staff.

WCIA-TV: Advocates want better pay for disabled’s support staff – Little City’s Shawn Jeffers and parent Colleen Clifford are quoted

Gatehouse newspapers (Springfield, Peoria, Rockford, Galesburg, Macomb and several more dailies): Union pushes for community caregivers’ wage increase – Janet Stover, Art Dykstra, Sen. Hutchinson, John Porter, DSPs Yolanda Woods, Shatriya Smith and Lisa Hoffman are quoted.


The Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives is hosting a training for individuals who would like to become a facilitator for PATH in September 10-12.
PATH is a positive, person-centered planning process that assists people with disabilities in taking charge of their own lives with the support of those who care about them. This training is for parents, professionals, and people with disabilities. Plan to join us for a 3 day event you’ll never forget! PATH Registration Information

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)