Even though the Illinois General Assembly didn’t take up our ask during the brief veto session that ended on December 1, we were heard! Legislators have been asking us questions to better understand the urgent crisis faced by IDD community providers and the people they serve. 

There is one more opportunity in early January before newly elected legislators are sworn in. This “lame duck” session lasts from January 4 through January 10. Tell legislators they must prioritize the community support system for people with disabilities with one-time supplemental funding of $56 million.

Community providers desperately need this funding and the flexibility to use it to address critical staffing shortages and rising costs until other approved funding increases can finally be implemented next year.

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