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:

  1. Increased Wages by $1.00 per hour
  2. Increase Nursing Services
  3. Increase CILA Administrative Costs
  4. 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.

Rate Increase Factors
Staff Ratio Analysis
Complex Needs Rates
Health Inventory

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)