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Friday, April 24, 2015

Reinstate Respite Care program funding for Developmentally Disabled in Illinois - ONLINE PETITION

Recieved this Change.org petition. Another avenue to support, as are so many efforts in Illinois and the drastic budget cuts the disability community in Illinois are facing.

Through this program agencies provide cost-effective, short-term, intermittent care for persons with a diagnosis of Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy or Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities. This program provides the primary caregivers the opportunity to handle the daily struggles in their lives with the comforting knowledge that their children are being well cared for in their absence. One of the primary benefits of the Respite Care program is to defer or deter costly residential placement of individuals who have a developmental disability, which is roughly$60,000.00 a year in a CILA setting or $240,000.00 in a state-operated facility.  
Respite Care is essential to maintaining family’s lives! Please do not allow so many children and families to go without service as the few dollars saved will certainly be realized in the quality of lives for far too many!

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