On the Radio:  Tony will be on Disability Beat Radio, Monday, June 13th at 5:30 pm. Join us for a lively discussion with Vicki Niswander on the current state of the Disability System without a state budget, the recruitment & retention of Direct Support Professionals and more.Listen here.

More on Overtime The Arc has issued a FAQ about the new Department of Labor (DOL) Overtime Rules. This FAQ was created with initial questions received from our Chapters. The answers are based on our current analysis of the DOL Overtime Rule, the related non-enforcement policy, and follow-up conversations that we have had with DOL. We will share additional information as it becomes available. Specifically, we continue looking into issues surrounding serving individuals in their own homes as well as supported living arrangements. The FAQ was authored by Nicole Jorwic, Director of Rights Policy, The Arc. Contact Nicole with any questions: jorwic@thearc.org

Retiring:  Mary Lynne Paris was honored by The Arc Board of Directors Monday with a special luncheon and a surprise gift! What a resource Mary Lynne has been for The Arc. Mary Lynne retires on June 30th. Messages can be sent directly to Mary Lynne at MaryLynne@TheArcofil.org

arc group

Mary Lynne, Janet & Sharon

New Book by Art Dykstra:  You Won’t Believe This! Understanding and Managing the Habits of Gossip by Art Dykstra, Tim Williams and Elaine Porterfield.
The focus of the book is not prohibiting gossip, but substituting positive for negative. You Won’t Believe This! is a practical guide to:

  • Understanding how and why malicious gossip happens
  • Recognizing warning signs that an organization is ripe for gossip
  • Gossip management and prevention in corporate and religious organizations
  • Coaching people to higher and better standards of behavior

There is a social power greater than the habit of gossip. You Won’t Believe This! holds
the key to unlocking the power of positive culture.


New Job for Tony DiVittorio: Tony DiVittorio, Executive Director at Blue Cap, is leaving to work at Clearbrook.

From Carl LaMell, CEO, Clearbrook: “After a comprehensive search, the Clearbrook Board of Directors and I are pleased to announce that Mr. Tony DiVittorio has been hired as Executive Vice President. It has been my great pleasure to serve as President and CEO for the past 21 years and it is with great pride that I welcome Tony to our organization.   We are committed to a smooth transition and are confident that Tony is the right person to lead Clearbrook moving forward.”

Congratulations Tony.


tony signature

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)