Consumer Involvement Fund Program – Consumer Stipends
Funded by the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities

The Arc of Illinois administers The Consumer Involvement Fund Program and distributes consumer stipends to enable people with developmental disabilities and their family members to attend conferences of their choice that are directly related to developmental disability issues. Click below for more information and an application form. (Document is in Adobe .pdf format and requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to read, save, and print. Download it here.)

Click the links below to download documents:
 Consumer Stipend Brochure2012
 Consumer-Involvement-Program-Spanish

The mission of the Family Support Network is to unify individuals with disabilities and their families to advocate for funding, services and community resources that strengthen and support the individual and the family directly by responding to their individual needs and empowering them to live in their own homes.

http://familysupportnetwork.org/

Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities.  Through this national network, Family Voices provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocates for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.

http://familyvoicesillinois.org/

linois Life Span (ILS) is a free information and referral service for people with disabilities.  Information is provided through this website and a toll-free phone line. ILS is a project of The Arc of Illinois—a statewide advocacy organization committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices.

http://www.illinoislifespan.org/