It May Get Even Harder To Access Community-Based Services For Those With IDD (03/06/24)

Rose, advocates raise concern over Pritzker's funding proposal for disability services (02/27/24)

The push to invest in disability services in Illinois (02/21/24) 

GOP lawmakers push for more group home service hours (01/26/24)

Lawmakers, advocates protest funding cuts for developmental disabilities (01/19/24)

Illinois must provide more funding for people with disabilities (05/24/23)

Advocates say Illinois' system to help people with developmental disabilities needs fixing (05/02/23)

Letters: Illinois’ community provider system is horribly underfunded. That puts people like my son at risk. via Chicago Tribune (04/11/22)

Letter: State budget short of needs for the disabled via Daily Herald (03/28/22)

Speak Out: My son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as an infant. via Daily Southtown (03/22/22)

Voice of the People: State must do more to help services like Cornerstone via Daily Journal (03/12/22)

Disability worker pay lags via Illinois Times (03/10/22)

Advocates want $246M for developmental disability services in Illinois via WGEM (03/09/22)

Target raising wages up to $24 an hour for some workers via NBC News (02/28/22)

Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Deserve More via Northwest Herald (02/01/2022)

Survey Finds Disability Service Providers On The Brink via (10/01/21)

Town Hall | 'Now is the time to finally make humane treatment of our citizens with developmental disabilities a priority via The News-Gazette (05/25/21)

Letter to the Editor: Stop underfunding programs for those with disabilities via Effingham Daily News (05/20/21)

Letter to the editor: State must resolve under-funding of disabilities services via The Journal-Courier (05/18/2021)

Letters: How Illinois can better serve adults with disabilities via Chicago Tribune (05/17/21)

Budget seen as failing disabled via Chicago Tribune (05/12/21)

Providers say Pritzker’s budget for adults with disabilities falls short of solving long-standing problems via Chicago Tribune (05/11/21) 

Lawmakers seeking funding for IL programs helping people with disabilities via WAND17 (04/15/21) 

Mental health funding proposal too close to call in Milton Township via Daily Herald (04/09/21)

Illinois’ shortchanging of disabled services risks judicial ire, advocate says via The Center Square (04/05/21)

Nonprofit groups that care for disabled people say state of Illinois needs to step up via Chicago Sun-Times (04/02/21)

Illinois ‘unlawful’ underfunding leaves thousands with developmental disabilities waiting in line for services via WCIA 3  (03/30/21)

Families of adults with special needs face unique challenges during pandemic via TODAY (06/17/20)

People With Disabilities Find The Coronavirus Has Cut Them Off From Their Caregivers via NPR Illinois (06/16/20)

‘Clearly undervalued’ health care support workers in line for a boost in pay via The Daily Southtown (05/30/20)

Meet 3 people who quarantined with clients in group homes via The Herald-News (05/29/20)

Today’s heroes: The 120 union workers literally living at their jobs while caring for developmentally disabled people via Capitol Fax (05/15/20)

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are struggling during the pandemic via Daily Herald (05/13/20)

Forget 24/7, it’s now 24/30 — or longer — for some who take care of developmentally disabled: ‘Basically, we are their family’ via Chicago Sun-Times (05/12/20)

Little City Direct Support Professional volunteered to quarantine with resident via Daily Herald (04/11/20)

The Crisis Before This Crisis That Can No Longer Be Ignored via Medium (04/23/20)

Clearbrook Receives Outpouring of Support from Community via Daily Herald (04/20/20)

It’s time to recognize the essential value of direct support professionals via MinnPost (04/17/20)

Looking for masks to protect yourself from coronavirus? Here's where to buy, how to properly wear via ABC 7 (04/16/20)

A health care worker chose to quarantine with a disabled man who has covid-19. For that, he gets $4 more an hour and has to reuse masks and gowns. via Washington Post (04/15/20)

‘I Don’t See This as a Job’: Group Home Manager Quarantines with Residents After COVID-19 Diagnoses via WTTW (04/14/20)

Column: COVID-19 and people with disabilities: Chicago-area care workers show how love conquers fear via Chicago Tribune (04/10/20)

Home Health Care Workers For Those With Special Needs Face Big Challenges With COVID-19 via CBS (04/09/20)

Coronavirus help: Volunteer moves in to care for COVID-19 patient with disabilities via ABC 7 (04/01/20)

The Silent Heroes: Nonprofit staff for individuals with special needs go above and beyond via Daily Herald (03/31/20)

Commentary: Recognizing the unsung heroes of COVID-19 via Peoria Journal Star (03/27/20)

Fixing the disability workforce crisis via The Hill (03/02/20)

Even with a court order, families struggle to find services for developmentally disabled adults: ‘We have great programs, you just can’t get into them.’ via Chicago Tribune (01/08/20)

Our sorry state via Capitol Fax (12/03/19)

Nearly 20,000 adults with developmental disabilities are waiting for help from the state to live on their own via Chicago Tribune (12/03/19)

Rebecca Clark Talks Home Services in Illinois via Chicago's Morning Answer (10/09/19)

Disability Rights Advocates: Staffing Crisis Will Worsen Despite Rate Increase In State Budget via Illinois Public Media (06/17/19)

Higher minimum wage prompts demand from social service providers via Capitol Fax (06/06/19)

Future housing for people with autism discussed by McLean County group via The Pantagraph (05/22/19)

‘I can’t live forever,’ 74-year-old mom of disabled daughter worries via The Chicago Sun-Times (05/10/19)

Joliet disability service workers say they need more funding via The Joliet Herald-News (05/10/19)

Group pushes for bill to pay caretakers $20 an hour via Illinois News Network (02/21/19)

Minimum wage hike could hurt workers with disabilities, says president of Ray Graham Association via DuPage Policy Journal (02/18/19)

Minimum wage hike necessitates higher wages for skilled workers, groups say via WQAD (02/08/19)

Disability services lag in Illinois via Crain's Chicago Business (01/21/19)

Steans seeks to remedy shortage of direct support workers via Senator Steans News Release (04/27/18)

Reforms promised but group homes still suffering from problems via Chicago Tribune (02/23/18)

Another door closing for disabled adults in Illinois via Chicago Sun-Times (02/09/18)

Pols in Springfield keep letting down disabled people and their families via Chicago Sun-Times (02/01/18)

Easterseals’ adult programs ending in Chicago, Tinley Park via ABC 7 (01/31/18)

Easterseals Closing Down via WGN Morning News (01/31/18)

Day program's closing like a gut punch to family of autistic man via Chicago Sun-Times (01/29/18)

Disabilities need not limit dreams via Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette (01/02/18)

Put money into staff who enrich the lives of New York’s most susceptible: Editorial via Kaplan Herald (01/02/18)

2018: New Year, New Laws in New York State via WWNY TV 7 (12/31/17)

What State Budget Cuts Mean For Montana’s Developmentally Disabled via Montana Public Radio (12/29/17)

Retiring Trinity CEO: ‘I have a heart for people with disabilities’ via Daily Southtown (12/28/17)

Good Deed: Coalition thanks Jimenez, Manar for supporting those with disabilities via The State Journal-Register (11/10/17)

Coalition praises Burke for support of wage increase via The Beverly Review (10/31/17)

1 Raise for Illinois Caregivers Approved, Another on Hold via AP (9/11/17)

Raises coming for some state-funded caregivers via The State Journal-Register (9/9/17)

Illinois neglects promised pay increase to caregivers via WAND (9/5/17)

RELEASE: Caregivers for people with disabilities still empty-handed (9/5/17)

Thank you for the state budget via Belleville News-Democrat (7/22/17)

Measure called a must for continuing help to disabled in Illinois via Sangamon Sun (7/21/17)

Voice of the Reader: Continue to make good via The Southern Illinoisan (7/19/17)

Lester: Suburban caregivers get small boost in pay, but fight wages on via Chicago Daily Herald (7/17/17)

Letter: Budget provides much-needed caregiver wage increase via The State Journal-Register (7/15/17)

State budget provides funding for Joliet social service agencies via The Herald-News (7/14/17)

Illinois passes first budget in years, elicits reactions from around the state via WQAD (7/6/17)

Staffing shortages shrink already low supply of housing for disabled via Chicago Sun-Times (6/26/17)

Families Send Distress Call Over State Budget via NPR Illinois (6/8/17)

State budget impasse victims rip Rauner, who says Democrats using them as ‘props’ via Chicago Tribune (6/8/17)

Impact of the State Budget Situation on Well-being via WTTW-TV (6/8/17)

Illinois Hearing on Citizens in Need via WGN-TV (6/8/17)

The human cost of no Illinois budget (6/6/17)

List: Costs and consequences of Illinois’ budget crisis via Reboot Illinois (6/5/17)

6 examples of how the state budget mess hurts in suburbs via Chicago Daily Herald (6/2/17)

Illinois must address urgent need to support those with disabilities in extended session; House takes no action on SB955 (Press Release) (5/31/17)

Illinois Caregiver System Hangs By Thread, Provider Warns via CBS Chicago (5/30/17)

Mark McHugh of Envision Unlimited on Chicago’s Morning Answer with Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson via AM 560 (5/26/17)

Budget Crisis Impacting Disability Services in the Area via 1340 WJOL (5/24/17)

Give them a raise! Shoddy pay for caregivers shows state’s neglect of people with disabilities via The Chicago Tribune (5/24/17)

Low wages to blame for shortage of caregivers for people with disabilities via KWQC (5/19/17)

Mahomet house looking for staff via The Mahomet Citizen (5/18/17)

Caregivers to earn higher wage after bill passes state senate via The Chicago Crusader (5/15/17)

Illinois Senate $15 Hourly Wage For Developmental Disability Health Care Workers via Northern Public Radio (5/15/17)

The Space Between Us: Service-givers for people with disabilities deserve more via Rochester Post-Bulletin (5/15/17)

Social services declining; Joliet mayor notices via the Herald-News (5/14/17)

Shortage of caregivers for people with disabilities intensifies statewide via The Chicago Tribune (5/12/17)

It’s Just a Bill via CapitolFax (5/11/17)

Illinois Senate passes bill to give caregivers a living wage (Press Release) (5/10/17)

Senate Bill to Raise Minimum Wage  for DSPs Advances via Fox 55 Illinois (5/10/17)

Disability Support Professionals Demand Better Pay via WTVO ABC 17 Rockford (5/8/17)