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We know there is more work to be done for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Illinois – despite an even tighter state budget amidst the pandemic. Please complete this short survey by Monday, October 5, to help us determine our legislative and policy agenda moving forward.

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Promoting policy and practice that supports all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to access services and resources to pursue meaningful and valued lives

Corona Updates

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Health Care and Human Services Work Group Testimony

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FAQ Regarding Coronavirus Impact on Community Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Message from Director Stark.

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Emergency Loan Guide

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A LETTER FROM OUR DIRECTOR

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COVID-19 DD Relief Fund

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What We do

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The Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities includes organizations from across Illinois that are committed to creating a more responsive, inclusive and person-centered service delivery system for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Since 1999, the Institute has been a leader in advocating for the expansion of community services, broadening the range of options available through the service delivery system, empowering individuals and families to meaningfully participate in directing their services and creating capacity to assure the diverse needs of all people with I/DD can be met in the community.

The Institute is a forward-thinking organization that informs members on emerging practices, trends and policy affecting the Illinois community service system. The Institute prepares and supports our members to continue to grow and thrive in the changing landscape of the I/DD service delivery world through the sharing of information, training and resources that help organizations to maximize efficiency, effectiveness and engagement with all stakeholder groups. The Institute plays a vital role in serving as a bridge between member organizations and trends and issues impacting the disability community, such as managed care, emerging federal policy,constricting resources and customized support and service delivery models.

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Kathy Carmody

CEO
THE INSTITUTE

Kathy is involved in a wide array of policy and practice issues

Kathy Carmody is the CEO of the Institute Of Public Policy for People with Disabilities. Kathy has 35 years of experience in the Illinois and national I/DDarena, including leading ground-breaking research, demonstration and evaluation efforts which substantially improved the nature and quality of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as direct support, clinical and executive management roles within community agencies.

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this church, or out of this."

MICHAEL TOMS
Member

"I ground my faith upon gods word, and
not upon the church."

Jaceck Marchinski
Member

"It is better to skiing and think of god,
than go to church and think for sport.

Danniel Ford
Member

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Learn More About Joining the Institute

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Institute membership is open to Illinois I/DD community agencies interested in working toward improving and expanding the Illinois I/DD community system.  The Institute board is comprised of CEOs of member organizations.  The board meets 6 times a year at memberlocations.  Outside of board meetings,there are frequent meetings and events on topics of interest to members.

Unlike other associations, all Institute member organizations pay the same dues amount and serve as board members with full voting rights on Institute positions and issues.  Institute membership is $6,800/year; due to a substantial growth in membership over the past several years, dues has not increased since 2014.  Institute member spay reduced registration costs for conferences hosted by the Institute and have access to agency/topic-specific training and consultation.

A new benefit we offer is elite status membership inOpen Minds.  Elite membership includes unlimited access to all Open Mind scontent and resources as well as complimentary registration to national Open Minds forums, which generally cost $1,000+ per event. Institute members are overwhelmingly positive about this benefit with more than 25 CEOs attending Open Minds national events in 2019.

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