The Arc of Illinois Update

It is not to late to join us May 3 in Alsip for the DSP Crisis: Know Your Options – Register here! Tomorrow – May 2 – The Going Home Coalition is holding a state call in day to Governor Rauner to demand a discussion of rebalancing.  Here is some information and a script. Shirley... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Legislative Update

Don’t Miss! May 3 DSP Shortage: Know Your Options.  It is free for families and CEUs are offered for professionals. Click here for the full brochure, Click here to register online State Legislative Session Thanks also to all those who have spoken up, sent witness slips, call their legislators this session.  It has been a busy one and... Read more »

Addition! Arc of Illinois Update

Convention Thank you to all who participated in the 68th Annual Arc Convention this week.  We have more than 300 people attending and additional vendors, speakers and sponsors.  It was two great days of laughs, networking and learning.  Here are some photos to provide it!  Congratulations to all the award winners! May 3 – Don’t... Read more »

Arc of Illinois Update

Convention Thank you to all who participated in the 68th Annual Arc Convention this week.  We have more than 300 people attending and additional vendors, speakers and sponsors.  It was two great days of laughs, networking and learning.  Here are some photos to provide it!  Congratulations to all the award winners! May 3 – Don’t... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois Mid-Week Legislative Update

Yesterday was a packed day in Springfield with so many bills that they had to hold two Senate Human Services hearings.  SB354, the long term care fund, was not heard in committee. Three bills we are advocating for did move on: SB2424 – Diversion from Facilities SB3237 – OIG appeal rights for people with disabilities,... Read more »

Arc Springfield Update and Call to Action Today!

The crazy Committee Deadline week continues. TODAY – Please support the following bills by submitting witness slips.  For those family members, individuals and advocates not affiliated with an organization, you can either describe yourself (self-advocate, concerned parent, advocate etc). HB5163 – Community Care for Persons with Disabilities Act –  CLICK HERE to submit a witness slip in support... Read more »

Action Needed – Witness Slips & Follow Up from Executive Forum

Thanks to all those who joined last week’s Executive Forum!  Sorry about the late issues with the phone line. SAVE THE DATE – June 6 Executive Forum (Medicaid Managed Care) Following up from the Executive Forum: 1) Please send me a contact who might want to participate in a short term employment/subminimum wage discussion.  We... Read more »

The Arc of Illinois:  Medicaid Issues Webinar 2 and Materials

MEDICAID UPDATE Thanks to all those who were able to join us on the Medicaid and Issues with Sherri Schneider webinar today.  We apologize again for not being able to accommodate everyone who registered. HOT OFF THE PRESS -Sherri shared on the webinar: 1) Effective 3/30/18 – If the computer system that used to automatically... Read more »