The Ligas Consent Decree is going to have major positive implications for the Illinois Disability Service System for years to come.

  • 3,000 individuals will move off the Illinois Waiting list in the next six years. In the next 19 months, 1,000 people will move!
  • Any of the 6,000 individuals in an ICFDD, over a six year period, will be able to transition into the most integrated community-based setting of their choice!
  • The Illinois Disability System will expand by about 30%!
  • The court has ruled that this decree must be funded regardless of what our friends in the Capitol say!

The Arc has submitted its comments on the Draft Ligas Implementation Plan which will determine the face of disability services for the next nine years. Read our comments about the choice of community services, best practice, individual budgets, outreach to minorities and more by going to this link: Arc Comments on Draft Ligas Implementation Plan.
Thanks to all of you who assisted by contributing your comments to our report. 

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)