Here’s another article on the funding crisis for community services for adults with developmental disabilities. Families waiting for services is not a new thing. The statewide waiting list has actually gone down a little, thanks the the settlement of the Ligas lawsuit. It’s still over 15,000 people though. It’s still been many years of not just no increases, but of funding cuts. It’s also been years of very late payments. There are signs of hope, though. Two people at SU were selected from the waiting list to get funding for their services. This year’s state budget proposed by Governor Quinn had no cuts to community services in it. One state institution has closed and another is in the process of closing. SU’s been incredibly fortunate to be a part of a supportive community and to have such dedicated employees.