Ligas Settlement

The Ligas lawsuit settlement has been approved. This is great news for people with developmental disabilities who live in large residential settings. They will be allowed to take their funding with them and transition to smaller settings. Over the next few years the settlement will also require Illinois to take 3,000 people off the 21,000-person PUNS waiting list. That’s a 1/7 chance for the consumers at SU who are on that list. If they get funded, it will allow SU to get paid for their services and give them additional supports as well. Great news, but still unfortunate that positive change in Illinois has to come through legal action rather than the leadership of our elected officials.

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