Arc and State of OUR State Rally

Join the Responsible Budget Coalition for a major rally in the Capitol! Tony State of OUR State Rally including the delivery of the State of OUR State Report to the Governor and Lawmakers Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 11:00AM Illinois State Capitol 301 S 2nd Street, Springfield, IL 62707 READ MORE DETAILS Tony Paulauski Executive Director The Arc of Illinois 20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209 Frankfort, IL 60423 815-464-1832 (OFFICE) Tony@thearcofil.org

Arc and New Draft HCBS Transition Plan

Advocates will once again want to provide written comments on the revised Home & Community Based Statewide Transition Plan. A little background, CMS has published new rules governing home and community based services/supports. They are a long time in coming and supported by The Arc. The new rules stress person-centered planning, employment and community inclusion.... Read more »

Arc Action Alert on Home Services

Many people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities would lose their services if the Governor does not sign House Bill 2482. Please respond today to this Action Alert. See details below. Tony Dear Access Living friends and allies, Please share. We have received clarification that the Governor must take action on House Bill 2482... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Capitol Insider Action Alert The Arc Action Alert: Parents of Children with Disabilities Should Have Paid Sick Leave Major Event Ahead Miscellaneous – Senate to Hold Hearing on “Welfare and Poverty in America” On Thursday, the Senate Committee on Finance will hold a hearing on “Welfare and Poverty in America.” Witnesses will... 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 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 »