Executive Forum Leadership Conference

Join us February 6 – 7, 2019 for the Arc Executive Forum Leadership Conference. We have a wonderful lineup of speakers and topics covered over this two day conference.   See below for details: February 6, 2019 -The Arc of Illinois Executive Director, Meg Cooch, will welcome attendees and provide updates on State & National... Read more »

QIDP Training Opportunity

17th Annual QIDP Leadership Conference – January 29, 2019 8:30 – 10:15 a.m. – “Building Community Through Social Capital”  Presented by Al Condeluci, Ph.D. All individuals with disabilities and their family members (as well as professionals who are involved with the family) are interested in seeing themselves or their son/daughter/relative be successful in life.  In fact,... Read more »

Join us for the January 2019 Monthly Webinar – Living in My New House!

Please register for Illinois Life Span Program of The Arc of Illinois Monthly Lunchtime Webinar – Living in My New House! on Jan 8, 2019 12:00 PM CST at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4693032681793593089 Samantha (Sam) Kichline is a young 28 year old woman who was selected from the PUNS waiting list in 2012. She moved from her parents’... Read more »

Arc Executive Leadership Conference – February 6 – 7, 2019, Lisle

Join us Feb 6-7 at the Hilton Lisle for the Arc’s Executive Leadership Conference.  We have TWO FULL DAYS of exciting speakers this year.  Please note that the agenda is subject to change based on administration appointments and invitations. Click here for the schedule of speakers.  We hope you will join us!  Best, Meg Meg Cooch... Read more »

Short Term Funding for Money Follows the Person

Thanks to all who advocated for funding for the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, which supports people who want to move out of institutions and in the community.  Short-term three month funding for MFP passed the House as part of the IMPROVE Act. Due to a Senator’s hold on the Senate side, that bill... Read more »

Arc of Illinois Update

On behalf of The Arc of Illinois, we wish you a very happy holiday and new year.  We will start back up the weekly update in the new year as The Arc will be closed next week until January 2. Supportive Housing Know Your Options Events Hope to see many of you later today at... Read more »

QIDP Training Opportunity

17TH ANNUAL QIDP LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE JANUARY 29, 2019 DoubleTree Hotel, Alsip, IL  8:30 – 10:15 a.m. – “Building Community Through Social Capital”  Presented by Al Condeluci, Ph.D. All individuals with disabilities and their family members (as well as professionals who are involved with the family) are interested in seeing themselves or their son/daughter/relative be successful in... Read more »

Arc of Illinois Update

Money Follows the Person Passed the House – Continue the Advocacy! Last night, the short term funding of MFP in the IMPROVE Act (which also includes extending the spousal impoverishment protections to Medicaid HCBS participants) just passed the House, with only 11 nay votes!! Now we turn to the Senate and hope for a vote this week.  Senator... Read more »

Individual and Family Survey & New State of the State Illinois Summary

Two more things! Consumers and Families: Share with the Arc of Illinois about your experience with adult services over the past year.  Fill out this three question survey now! Thanks to the almost 80 people who have shared what is working and what is missing around adult services in the community.  We want to hear... Read more »

Action Alert!  Support Expansion of ABLE Act

PASS THE ABLE AGE ADJUSTMENT ACT IN THIS CONGRESS! ABLE accounts are helping people with disabilities across the country save money without jeopardizing their benefits, but there are more than 6 million people with disabilities who are not eligible to take advantage of this important savings tool because they acquired a disability after age 25.... Read more »