Sarah Thompson of Paxton speaks about the ABLE Act to a small audience at the Developmental Services Center of Champaign on Monday.

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September 28, 2015

Politicians Promote Savings Plan For Disability Care

Illinois will be among the first states to implement a savings program for the lifelong care of people with disabilities. The financial planning tool is being promoted at a time when many state-funded services for those with disabilities are not being paid.


Daniel Gorog, a man with autism stands next to his father, Dan Gorog, who address a Senate committee Tuesday.

(Amanda Vinicky/WUIS)

April 22, 2015

Coins Under The Couch Cushions And False Hope

The Illinois Senate Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to sweep reserves from special state funds.  The plan is to reverse $26-million in budget cuts to state grants for programs like a tobacco quitline, and one benefitting children with autism.


U of I graduate Tatyana McFadden crosses the finish line to win the women's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon Monday.

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

April 20, 2015

McFadden Wins Boston For Third Straight Year

University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden has won her third straight women's wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon.   This comes after marathon 'grand slam' victories the last two years in Boston, Chicago, New York, and London.  


Tim Nugent, Director Emeritus of the U of I's Division of Disability Resources

(Jeff Bossert/WILL)

January 16, 2015

Innovator Nugent Getting Honorary Degree From the U of I

Tim Nugent, who made the University of Illinois a model for handicapped accessability in the late 1940's, will receive an honorary degree as part of the May 16 commencement ceremonies.


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