Go here to listen to an interview on WSPL. Sherri Stephens and Ellie Eccleston talk about their work with the people we serve!
DHS dropped by unannounced for their annual survey of our Developmental Training Program today. They look at many things: clinical records, personnel records, safety and human rights committees, policies, site walk-through, staff and consumer interviews, etc. We got a perfect 100% score this year!!! Kudos to the SU Team for their dedication and hard work.
Survey analysis from parents/guardians of persons who moved out of the state institution in Jacksonville. It shows that tremendous fear at the outset of the process led to satisfaction with the outcome.
Illinois is once again near the bottom of the annual Case for Inclusion Rankings. Disability Scoop has a short article. You can get the full report and a lot of state-by-state detail at the main site. Illinois can do better in supporting people with developmental disabilities!!!
OK, sort of. Governor Quinn’s Budget Address won’t come until late March, but articles have begun. Much will depend on whether the temporary tax increase, set to expire at the end of this year, is extended or not. It seems doubtful we’ll find out until the lame duck session following the November elections. So, we’ll probably end up with a budget of which we can be confident for only the first six months of FY15, which begins July 1.
In case it should be a use, a link to a toolkit to support physicians in effectively communicating with adults who have intellectual disabilities.
Our FY13 Annual Report goes out in the mail today. It was a busy year. Check it out on the “Documents and Reports” page.
Awesome article today on Mandi. Don’t miss her booth at Food for Thought Saturday!!!
Awesome article in The Times today, part of a series running all week long as we lead up to Food for Thought this Saturday.