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 »

Arc Capitol Insider

for the Week of November 11, 2013         Action Alert: The Arc Action Alert: Call-in Day for The Disability Treaty! Major Events This Week Health Care – Mental Health Parity Regulations to be Published This Week The Obama Administration has announced that the final regulations implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

for the Week of October 28, 2013         Action Alert The Arc Action Alert: Hearings Start Next Week – Senators Need to Hear from YOU on the Disability Treaty! Major Events Last Week Health Care – Affordable Care Act Deadlines Clarified The Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that... Read more »

Arc Capitol Insider

I am headed to the Capitol today for the first day of the Fall Veto Session. We will be concentrating on talking to legislators about rebalancing and supporting Governor Quinn’s Rebalancing Initiative. Look to our Facebook page for updates! Tony for the Week of October 21, 2013           Major... Read more »