The Speak Up & Speak Out Summit kicked off Tuesday morning with keynote
presentation, “You Are Magnificent – Share Your Story with the World.” It rocked! The
four magnificent women presenting were: Bridget Brown, Jessica Martin, Kelly Neville
and Aubrie Westmaas.
Four Magnificent Women
The Summit was sold out with 550 people attending. This is one of the most exciting
events we plan along with the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities.
The Intellectual/Developmental Disability Work Group met for the second time on
Monday. The meeting focused upon the recommendations of the Life Choices Project
and Funding Priorities and Medically Complex Needs.
Funding Priorities included:
Increased Wages by $1.00 per hour
Increase Nursing Services
Increase CILA Administrative Costs
Funding Additional CILA Hours
These priorities would cost about $153 million. Details in the links below
The Work Group’s next meeting will be November 12th, 11:00 – 1:00.