We had a very productive Executive Forum meeting on Wednesday hosted by Steve Boisse,
Executive Director of PACT, Inc in Lisle.
The Executive Forum meets monthly to discuss important disability issues around community
services/supports. These meetings are for our Executive Director’s, their representative, Arc
Board and Staff. It is a great opportunity for networking. Executive Forum meetings are also
broadcast through Go To Meetings.
I wanted to share with you the handouts and PowerPoint Presentations of each of our
speakers at the Executive Forum. We had five presentations:
“Division of Developmental Disabilities Proposed Budget,” Reta Hoskin and Dan Blair,
Division of Developmental Disabilities. Reta and Dan gave a summary of the DD
Proposed Budget and explained Federal Balancing Incentive Program (BIP) which
incentives transformation of long term care. This amounts to $33.935 million for the DD
System. Here is a fact sheet on BIP and its implications for the Governor’s proposed state
budget and DD System.
“Life Choices: New Case Management Project”, presented by Greg Fenton, Deputy
Director, Division of Developmental Disabilities. The Division of Developmental Disabilities
is redesigning person centered planning through this new project. It is an investment of
the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities with consultation by the National Assoc. of
State Directors of Developmental Disability Services. This will also be a presentation at our State Convention, April 23-24, Hilton, and Lisle.