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:

Share this toolkit with other advocates and get to work!

Special thanks to the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Going Home
Campaign and Morreale Communications in the development of this toolkit

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)