I have been on the road the last two days and have great information I want to share with you regarding opportunities with the Ligas Consent Decree. Yesterday, we had about 80 advocates attend our “Health Care Reform Update for Children with Special Health Care Needs.” Lots of good information there as well. More to come later….Help spread the word about our new Austim resource.Tony

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Help Spread the Word about an Amazing New Autism Resource
As a Chapter of The Arc, you are in the perfect position to help spread the word about new resources available to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through a grant from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD), The Arc has created a national resource and information center called Autism NOW for people who identify as having an autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disability. This amazing new resource provides high-quality information about issues important to people on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities, their families, and professionals through a unique Web site with searchable resources, a free Webinar series and more.
Shortly, you will receive a package from The Arc with promotional materials to help you tell your community about Autism NOW. These materials include posters, brochures and magnets you can distribute. Also, there are digital resources available to you with facts about Autism NOW and what it does, sample promotional copy to cut-and-paste into your newsletters, send out via email or post on your Website and other resources. These can be found in the For Chapters section of www.thearc.org under Chapter Resources. YOU WILL NEED TO BE LOGGED IN TO ACCESS.
Please take a moment to learn more about Autism NOW and the resources it provides and use the promotional tools provided. If you need more information, please contact Tonia Ferguson at Ferguson@thearc.org or visit www.autismnow.org.

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)