Arc Update on the Closing of Mabley and Jacksonville

    Leaders in The Arc:   Once again we are faced with the closing of state institutions. This time the Governor has decided to close Mabley in Dixon and the Jacksonville Developmental Center. Lincoln was closed in 2002. Last year, Howe was closed. The number of people living in Illinois state institutions continues to... Read more »

Arc Action Alert on Combating Autism Bill

        Leaders in The Arc:   This is an important bill related to developmental disabilities as well as autism and the LEND Program at the Institute for Disability & Human Development at UIC! I was briefed on this bill at our national convention last week.  We need Senator Kirk and Durbin... Read more »

Arc and DHS Indirect Cost Link

  Leaders in The Arc:   Phil Milsk represented The Arc on the CSA Workgroup. I just discovered that this information has not been sent to you by DHS! Let me know your thoughts. Tony Paulauski The Arc of Illinois Dear CSA Workgroup: Thank you all again for partnering with us to get the last... Read more »

Arc US Convention Review

Leaders in The Arc: It was a busy and productive Arc Convention in Denver this past weekend. Our Illinois Delegation was very active with presentations and awards! Nancy Webster, a Past President of The Arc of Illinois, is now Vice President of The Arc. I attended “Building The Arc’s Organizing & Advocacy Capacity” to learn... Read more »

Arc Health Care Reform Seminar

  Leaders in The Arc:   Plan to join us on Thursday, October 6, 2011, for a very informative seminar, “Update on Health Care Reform for Children with Special Needs”, featuring prominent national, state and local speakers. Implementation and state-level planning of the Affordable Care Act is now underway. Learn more about health coverage changes... Read more »

Arc is Back

             Leaders in The Arc:   I got back from a great Arc Convention in Denver last night and ready for a busy week. Last Friday I was contacted by the Governor’s Office. They want to meet with The Arc and other advocates to talk about the closing of Mabley and Jacksonville today so... Read more »

Arc and Human Services Commission to Meet in Chicago

    The Human Services Commission is meeting in Chicago, Friday, Sept. 8th.  The Commission is seeking testimony on cuts to made in the FY 2012 State Budget and gathering input on human services for the Budgeting for Results process. See details below. Tony Paulauski The Arc of Illinois 815-464-1832 Skip to Content hsc.illinois.gov... Read more »

Arc and State Hearings on Budget and Reforms

  Leaders in The Arc:   Rep Sara Feigenholtz, House Chairperson of the Appropriation Human Services Committee has called a hearing for Friday, Sept. 16th, 10:30 a.m. Room C-600, 6th Floor, Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle, Chicago.   The Subject matter will be FY’12 Budgetary impacts on Medicaid, IT developments and strategies within Human services agencies,... Read more »