The Arc of Illinois represents the 220,000 infants, children and adults with intellectual and
other developmental disabilities (I/DD) in Illinois and their families. We have over 10,000
individual members and 55 organizations in Illinois.

The Arc’s greatest concern in Fiscal Year 2015 is the need for new revenue. Developmental
Disability Services and all of Human Services cannot sustain further cuts. What is needed is
new revenue.

Both the House and the Senate plans call for $2.38 billion in cuts. This could result in $719
million in cuts to Human Services. The fallout of that level of cuts would be tragic for infants,
children and adults with I/DD and others who rely on Medicaid and community services/

There is no room for cuts in the Developmental Disability System’s budget, which already
ranks 46th in the nation for spending on community services.


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)