Better late than never!
This is going to be a very interesting week for The Arc.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, the Senate Human Services Committee will hold a hearing regarding the Employment First Act, 10:00, C600 Michael A. Bilandic Building 160 N. LaSalle St.
Also on Tuesday, the State Associations will meet on the Recruitment & Retention Crisis for Direct Support Professionals. We are working on fact sheets for you use and have two bills now introduced, HB 5931 and SB 2952. Regional meetings to address this crisis are also under development.
Friday, President Terri Devine and I will meet with the leadership at Uber to discuss accessible transportation.
We are looking for individuals who have successfully transitioned out of state institutions and are now living a full life in the community. Let me know about any people who might be willing to share their success stories with us. More on this later.
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423