Here are some updates I thought you might be interested in.

Phil Milsk, Arc Governmental Affairs Consultant; Katherine Hamann, Arc Transition
Project and Director I had a fabulous meeting with Senator Heather Steans. We
discussed progress on Rebalancing, the State Budget and Direct Service Professional
Wages and possible new legislative initiatives. Here we are with the Senator!

 Phil, Katherine, Senator Steans and Tony

Nicole Jorwic has been appointed as a Senior Policy Advisor and Manager of the
Employment First Initiative. She is a great advocate for people with disabilities and
will do a great job of moving Employment First forward. Congratulations Nicole!

Director Sheila Romano was awarded The Arc’s President Award at our State
Convention. We have a video of her acceptance speech at the convention click here
to view the President’s AwardPresentation.

The Arc of Illinois Living with Autism Conference is ready to go on Thursday, October
9th, at the Hilton Hotel, Lisle IL. Speakers include Arthur Fleischman, Linda Hodgdon
and Barbara Doyle. Click here for Program and Registration Information.

The Arc is also hosting an Update on Health Care Reform for Children and Adults
with Special Needs, Tuesday, October 21st at the Doubletree Hilton in Alsip. Speakers
include: Stephanie Altman, J.D., Kathy Chan, Lorrie Rickman Jones, Ph.D., Captain
Jim Lando, M.D., Tony Paulauski and Charles W. Watkins. Click here for Program and
Registration Information.

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)