The Arc has created a Community Integration Makes Sense Toolkit to use with other
advocates and your legislators.
We believe now is the time to close antiquated, costly state institutions and reinvest
those resources into community services. We are calling on the state to close 6 of the
7 state-operated institutions by 2020. The research and data prove that Illinois can no
longer afford to operate a dual-system.
The Arc has developed the “Community Integration Makes Sense Toolkit” to supply
advocates with data on developmental disabilities services, housing and community
Included in this toolkit are: