The Arc of Illinois advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families and community organizations to ensure that people with disabilities can live, work, learn, and play in communities across the state.
The Arc offers resources and information, supports families in their individual advocacy efforts and trains and educates people with disabilities, families and professionals among other things. Below is a list of services we also offer.
- Family & Individual Advocacy Support
The Arc of Illinois has various programs that are tailored to meet the needs of those who are in search of resources, information and support for people with disabilities.
Illinois Life Span
Provides information and resources on advocacy, supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages, their family members and other stakeholders across the state via website and toll-free help line.
Family-to-Family Health Information Center
Provides information and resources specifically for families of children and youth with any disability, special need and/or chronic illness. We focus on healthcare and benefits.
Family Support Network of Illinois
Supports individuals and families advocating for individual funding, services and community resources that meet individual needs and are key for independent living.
Ligas Family Advocate Program
Works with the State of Illinois Independent Service Coordination agencies and providers to ensure that information about all available options for services reaches consumers over 18 years of age and their families.
Family Transition Project
Supports individuals and family members of those living in large institutions to explore the possibilities of community living.