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 »

Arc and Individual Service Coordination to be Enhanced

Yesterday, Director Casey called together the Individual Service Coordination Organizations (ISC) and the state associations to discuss the Division’s plans to enhance individual service coordination within the Developmental Disability System. The intention is to strengthen self-advocate and family input into decisions that impact their lives. While little details were shared during the meeting, The... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

for the Week of November 25, 2013         Action Alert Ask Your Senators to Support Behavioral Health Care for Children of Military Families Major Events Last Week Health Care – The Affordable Care Act Deadline to Sign Up for Health Insurance in The Private Marketplace Extended The Department of Health and Human... Read more »

Arc and Annual Day in the Capitol

The Going Home Campaign will hold its annual Day in the Capitol on March 26, 2014. Make plans to attend this fantastic event and look to my mailings for more information. We will make this day of advocacy the best ever! Tony Paulauski Executive Director The Arc of Illinois 20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

for the Week of November 18, 2013         Action AlertAction Alert: Second Hearing on the Disability Treaty – Senators Need to Hear From YOUAsk Your Senators to Support Behavioral Health Care for Children of Military FamiliesMajor Events Last Week Budget & Appropriations – Budget Conference Committee Holds Second Public Meeting On November... Read more »