The Budgeteers are meeting right now to determine if there will be a budget agreement this year. Please call or send a message to every member of the budget group right now.
Ask them to pass a state budget before the end of May! AND support in budget negotiations the inclusion of:
Wage increase for DSPs to ensure Illinois addresses the staffing crisis that limits people with disabilities’ ability to be full participants in community life.
Support the restoration of funding for DD grants: Arc Life Span, The Autism Program, Epilepsy, Best Buddies and Respite. The Governor is proposing a 5% cut after a previous 5% cut two years ago. These services offer important connections and resources needed for families now more than ever.
Funding for the restoration of dental services for people with disabilities. The previous bill has not moved out of the legislature and there is a call to advocate for funding to be included in the budget.
Here are the list of key legislators:
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE) Meg@thearcofil.org