Save the date! The Institute Executive Summit 2023, November 7-8, 2023, near Midway Airport.
The Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities enables human service organizations to improve the lives of adults living with intellectual & developmental disabilities and strengthen their networks of support.
Since its inception in 1999, The Institute has operated under the belief that every individual living with I/DD has limitless potential. As Illinois’ only member organization focused exclusively on the needs of adults with I/DD, we deliver best-in-class education, resources, and support to direct service providers that enrich the lives of more than 22,000 adults.
We’re focused on the most pressing issues our members face today.
- Medicaid Funding
- Medicaid Waiver Funding
- Staffing Trends
- Emerging Funding Models
- Value-Based Reimbursement
- National Community Service System History
- Illinois Community Service System History
- Rights and Protection Issues
- Employment Models
- Person-Centered Planning
- ICAP Administration
- Community-Based Service Design
- Support Systems Design
- Service Delivery Trends
- Data Design
- Data Analysis
The Institute is perceived by my team as having the highest ROI of any partner organization. We’re a multi-pronged organization that interfaces three different governmental entities. Our challenge is that no one industry linkage fits the bill. The Institute’s expertise is IDHS, but it has an ability to cut across audiences, work quickly, and bring together some of the best minds to discuss issues that we're facing.
Kathy is wicked smart and no nonsense. During COVID, everybody else was focused on what was happening that day and that week. She did a good job with that but also knew where we needed to go. Her thinking is always future-oriented.
I knew I needed to be around people facing similar challenges and look at things from a state-wide perspective. The Institute has its eye on the critical issues I need to be aware of and articulates those back to its members in a way that helps us stay connected and maximize our bandwidth.
Kathy’s unique leadership style enables her able to work well with agencies of all sizes. She can relate to people where they are, she’s authentic, and she’s willing to sacrifice herself for the greater good. These traits draw people to her.”
Amazing event and amazing job! Thank you for the ability to have time to get above the day-to-day fray and think! I really came away with the thought that the Institute has to be leading to the future, not shoring up the past!