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 »

Arc Capitol Insider

CAPITOL INSIDER for the week of January 13, 2014 Action Alert Don’t Cut SSDI to Pay for Unemployment Insurance! Major Events Ahead Budget & Appropriations – Short Term Funding Bill Expected Congress is likely to pass a three day short term funding bill before January 15th, the last day of temporary funding for the... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Capitol Insider  for the week of January 6, 2014 Action Alert The Arc Action Alert: National Call-in Week for The Disability Treaty! Major Events this Week Budget and Appropriations – FY 2014 Spending Bills and Debt Limit Increase Expected to Take Center Stage in the New Year Congress returns this week with only a... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

Yesterday in federal court, the lawsuit to keep the Murray Developmental Center open began. The Judge has set aside three days for the hearing. Pro Murray witnesses claimed the state was violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, that the ACCT process is flawed and community living is... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

CAPITOL INSIDER for the week of December 16, 2013 Recent Major Events Budget – House and Senate Reach Budget Agreement Last week, the House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) reached an agreement on the federal budget. This agreement will help preserve programs that individuals with... Read more »

Arc Update and Capitol Insider

Yesterday I had the honor to be interviewed on Disability Beat Radio about the 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver.Today I will meet with advocates about flexible day services and ADA Paratransit Visitor issues. Wednesday Phil and I will meet with Senate Staff on Arc Legislative Initiatives for FY’2015. Thursday, I’m in Chicago for another... Read more »