What does the Ligas Consent Decree mean for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families?

Former Governor Pat Quinn expressed his intent to make providing disability services to individuals in Illinois a priority. He made these comments in his budget address during the time the Ligas Decree occured:

“Illinois lags behind the rest of the nation in the utilization of person-centered community-based care which has been demonstrated to allow people with developmental disabilities to lead more active and independent lives.” “We will comply with all consent decrees.” “We will provide individualized care.”

To learn more about the Ligas Consent Decree and what it means for services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities in Illinois, please click on the links below.