Arc of Illinois Update – Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  As we enter 2018, we appreciate our accomplishments from 2017 and look forward to working with you to advocate more/stronger/louder at the state and federal level, train more people throughout the state, and connect individuals, parents and families with services, supports and each other. INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING FAMILIES? There is still time... Read more »

Executive Forum Follow Up & News

FOLLOW UP FROM EXEC FORUM Thanks to those who joined the Jan 3 Executive Forum webinar.  Here is the link to the recording if you would like to listen.  Here is the power point as well. The next in-person Executive Forum meeting will be March 3 (location tba). LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE Don’t forget to register for... Read more »

Correction – Arc Lunchtime Webinars Jan 9 & Feb 13 (Recordings available)

CORRECTED: JOIN JAN 9 AND FEB 13 ARC LUNCHTIME WEBINARS! **Please note that recordings are posted following the webinar at  Also, we are not providing CEUs for these webinars. Please register for Arc of Illinois Lunchtime Webinar – Person Centered Planning in Illinois on Jan 9, 2018 12:00 PM CST at: The title of The... Read more »

Arc Life Span Monthly Family Webinar Registration – Jan 9 and Feb 6

JOIN JAN 9 AND FEB 6 ARC LUNCHTIME WEBINARS! Please register for Arc of Illinois Lunchtime Webinar – Person Centered Planning in Illinois on Jan 9, 2018 12:00 PM CST at: The title of The Arc of Illinois Lunchtime webinar scheduled for January 9th, 2018  is Person Centered Planning in Illinois. Andrea Medley, Life Choices... Read more »

Arc Executive Forum Update & Jan 3 Webinar Info

Wishing all the Arc Executive Forum members a very happy holiday and new year!  In 2018, we have a long list of opportunities to improve the service system for people with disabilities together.  I hope you have a restful holiday so we can jump into gear in January. FIRST UP: JAN 3, 10 AM –... Read more »

Arc Update 12-21-2017

The Arc of Illinois Weekly Update Please note, the Arc of Illinois will closed Dec 23 until January 2.  Only updates with significant news will be send until then.   Highlights in this update include: Federal Update State Update I/DD Home and Community Based Services News Resources and Opportunities  Upcoming Events Federal Update House and... Read more »

Federal Policy Update – Taxes, RAISE Act, Budget and More!

From the Arc of the United States: Action Alert Tax Bill Threatens Critical Programs – Act Now Major Events Ahead Budget & Appropriations/Tax Policy – House to Vote Tomorrow and the Senate on Wednesday on Harmful Tax Bill – Take Action On December 15, the House and Senate Conference Report on the Tax Cuts... Read more »

Arc Federal Update – Tax Reform, Budget, Government Shut Down?

The tax plan is moving very quickly. A final vote is expected early next week and is considered a harmful bill.  Here is an article from Politico about what is in the bill at this point. Latest Developments  12/15 –  A conference report is expected today with the negotiated changes.  See documents from Americans for Tax... Read more »

Urgent Action Need on Tax Bill

From the Arc of the United States! Tax Bill Threatens Critical Programs – Act Now Congress is expected to vote this week on a tax bill that will place critical programs for people with disabilities at great risk! The bill will reduce federal revenues so much that Congress is all but certain to move to... Read more »

CMS Vision/1115 Fast Track and Comment on Consent Decree – Dec 1

Two things I wanted to share.  First from CMS regarding the new vision for Medicaid as well as new notices about how CMS will operate with states as it relates to 1115 waiver applications (important because Il has submitted one).  Second is a notice about an opportunity to comment on a class action consent decree... Read more »