They Deserve More Takes Action

Advocates say Illinois’ system to help people with developmental disabilities needs fixing. Advocates want the money to help stop the exodus of workers providing services for that community. CBS 2 Investigator Dana Kozlov reports.

Horton Group Spotlights The Institute

This week, at The One Thing Podcast by The Horton Group, our host, Jason Helfert, talks to our guest, Kathy Carmody, Chief Executive Officer of The Institute on Public Policy for People with DisabilitiesOpens a new window. This organization’s mission is to promote policies that advance the civil rights and independence of people with disabilities. They work with policymakers, disability advocates and other stakeholders across the entire state of Illinois.

They Deserve More Takes Action

Advocates and family members in Illinois urge the State to provide one-time supplemental funding of $56 million for support of funding and increased staffing. Hear how one family has been impacted by shortages. Hear how the lack of funding and staffing shortages around the state has impacted MaryAnn Ogilvie and her son David.

National ANCOR Recognizes Kathy Carmody

Chicago, IL – Kathy Carmody, CEO of the Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities was recognized with a national award from ANCOR, the leading voice in Washington for providers of community-based services that empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to live and work in the community.

SSI COLA Letter from UCP

The Social Security Administration announced Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 8.7 percent in 2023.

Little Friends/Awake Labs Pilot Project

Little Friends works to help make the lives of those they serve with I/DD better. Story published by Positively Naperville and written by Mike Briggs.