Arc Action Alert

The Senate has given us a tremendous opportunity to fund disability and human services. Last week, the Senate passed Senate Bill 2046. Included in this bill are disability services, grants, respite care, early intervention and more. This bill is now in the House of Representatives and we need the House to pass SB 2046.... Read more »

Arc and Early Intervention To Be Funded

Good day for disability advocates! The Comptroller stated she would begin funding early intervention services. I know that legal advocates were working on another court order but it is good to see this action. Advocates are set to rally in the Capitol on Thursday, Sept. 24th. And a Federal Judge ordered the state to... Read more »

Arc Action Alert

The Senate has given us a tremendous opportunity to fund disability and human services. Last week, the Senate passed Senate Bill 2046. Included in this bill are disability services, grants, respite care, early intervention and more. This bill is now in the House of Representatives and we need the House to pass SB 2046.... Read more »

Arc and State Says It Paid All Providers

In Federal Court today, Friday, the State claimed that it has paid providers per Judge Coleman’s Order. State’s Response. From the’s State response, “As of August 28, 2015, the Comptroller has paid all of the vouchers for CILAs and community-based services for July and August services, which total more than $120 million.” The process for... Read more »

Arc and Rally in South Suburbs on Budget

Rally in the Southland, 15500 S. Central, Oak Forest, IL Parents, Legislators, and Service Providers Share Harmful Impact of State Budget Impasse Oak Forest –  Needed services for citizens in Illinois will not survive much longer without a state budget. Programs such as Child Care Payments, Early Intervention, all social services including Developmental Disabilities,... Read more »

Arc and Budget Impasse Impact Letter

The Arc has signed on to this letter to the Governor and the Legislative Leaders. This matter is of the highest importance. Following letter is a sign on letter from non- profit agencies to Governor Rauner and the four legislative leaders imploring them to adopt a fully funded state budget with adequate revenue before... Read more »

Arc Take Action

TAKE ACTION – Media Outreach Letter to the Editor Campaign BACKGROUND Illinois is considering additional budget cuts that will deliver a devastating blow to an already bare-bones disability system. Recent data shows Illinois is spending $429 million annually to operate seven state institutions serving just 1,700 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Illinois can... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Capitol Insider Action Alert Act Now to Protect our Lifeline! Medicaid, SSDI Under Attack Major Event Last Week Social Security – Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act Introduced in the House and Senate Last week, the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act (SSI Restoration Act) was introduced in the Senate (S.1387) by Senators Sherrod... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Action Alert Don’t Cut Our Lifeline Action Alert Major Event Last Week Employment – Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Last week, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, which was mandated by Section 609 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, held its third meeting via webinar. ... Read more »

Arc and Choose Revenue

The Arc is a proud member of the Responsible Budget Coalition. Please respond to call to action below. Tony RBC State Budget Day of Action: Choose Revenue. Avoid Cuts. Governor Rauner’s proposed budget would devastate our families and communities. But lawmakers and the governor don’t have to make those cuts—they have a choice. Instead... Read more »