Arc Capitol Insider

Heading to the Capitol today. Tony Action Alert Action Alert – Oppose Language from CMS That Will Restrict Access to Important Medications for People with Disabilities Major Events This Week Social Security – House to Hold Hearing on Preventing Fraud in SSDI On Wednesday, February 26th the House Committee on Ways and Means, Social... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Wednesday, the Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on on FY15 revenue and spending pressures: 1. Presentation from COGFA- State of Illinois Economic and Revenue Outlook. 2. University of Illinois Institute for Government and Public Affairs Fiscal Futures Project- Revenue Outlook and the Impact on Future Fiscal Years.  Thursday, the Administration will hold another... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

New Arc resource on CMS new rules on Long term services and supports below. Tony Capitol Insider for the week of February 10, 2014 Announcements Autism – Local Police Departments Can Access Funds to Pay For Voluntary Tracking Devices For Kids With Autism.  The Department of Justice has announced that local police departments can... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Capitol Insider for the week of February 3, 2014 Action Alert Tell Congress: Don’t Cut SSDI to Pay for Unemployment Insurance! Announcements Health Care – New Affordable Care Act Resource Available The National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative has released the first of several fact sheets entitled “Comparing Health Plans’ Benefits and Coverage Summaries.”  This... Read more »

Arc Action Alert on Candidates for Governor

TAKE ACTION NOW Momentum is building to deprive people with disabilities the opportunity to live in a community of choice. Senators Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, both candidates for Illinois Governor, have vowed to keep state institutions open. State Treasurer Dan Rutherford and businessman Bruce Rauner, also gubernatorial candidates, want to conduct an assessment... Read more »

Arc Alert Take Action on Facebook

I need you to take action right now and ask 5 other advocates to do the same. Everyone can live in the community! Our people are not to be used as pawns for candidates in this election! We know everyone can live a full life in the community! Act now! CALL TO... Read more »

Arc Day at the Capitol and More…

DAY IN THE CAPITOL SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 26TH The Arc will once again partner with the Going Home Coalition for our annual Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 26. Registration will begin at 10:00 with our Rally beginning at 11:00 in the State Capitol. Last year 300 self-advocates and Governor Quinn rallied around... Read more »

Arc and SILC Executive Director Position Opening

POSITION AVAILABLE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL OF ILLINOIS The Statewide Independent Living Council (“SILC” and sometimes the “Council”) of Illinois is responsible for providing the leadership, education, information, and planning required to support independent living services in Illinois. The SILC is specifically responsible for developing and monitoring the implementation of the State... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

On Monday, the NEIL Task Force met to discuss regional transportation recommendations. My comments were around promoting universal accessibility and making statewide ADA visitor policies compatible. Tuesday, I was in Alsip for our annual “Q” Leadership Conference. Another sold out event promoting best practice. The Senate Appropriations I and II  Committees will be holding... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Below summary on the Dept of Justice finding the the State of Rhode Island violated the ADA by not providing day services and workshops in the most integrated. Tony for the week of January 22, 2014 Action Alert Tell Congress: Don’t Cut SSDI to Pay for Unemployment Insurance! Major Events This Week Medicaid – ... Read more »