Illinois Settlement in Community Integration Case

The state of Illinois reached a settlement agreement in a community integration lawsuit filed in 2005 by four individuals who lived in intermediate care facilities for people with developmental disabilities (ICF/DD) but wanted to live in more integrated settings. Under the agreement, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that choose to move from ICFs/DD will be able to move into community homes. An additional 3,000 people living at home without services will be provided with community-based services.  Two years ago, hundreds of people opposed an earlier version of the settlement agreement fearing that their family members would be forced to move. Under the settlement agreement, those who choose to live in an ICF/DD may do so. To read more about the settlement, go to the Equip for Equality website summary.

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