The hearing today begins at 3:00 p.m. with our press conference beginning at 2:30. It should be a very long night probably 5-6 hours of testimony.Advocates will be holding a press conference before the COGFA Closure Hearing on Murray Developmental Center supporting the rebalancing of the disability system. Speakers at the press conference include: Tony Paulauski, Moderator; Cheryl Jansen, Equip for Equality, “Civil Rights & Deinstitutionalization;” Robert Gould M.S., UIC, “Research Findings on Deinstitutionalization;” Father of a Former Resident at Murray; Diana Braun, Self Advocate, “You Can Do It;” and Mike Egbert, Opportunity for Access CIL.

Here is my testimony on Closing Murray Developmental Center.

Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
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