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Community Outreach

  • Functional Needs Support Services

    The Winnebago Country Health Department is responsible for ensuring that all community residents including those with functional needs are prepared in the event of an emergency. In order to identify those who need assistance with evacuation efforts, they request the Functional Needs Voluntary Registration be completed and returned per the instructions given within the document.

  • Illinois Imagines

    The Arc is a partner agency of the Rockford Collaboration of the Illinois Imagines project.
    Illinois Imagines is a project of the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). In 2006, DHS received a three-year grant from OVW to examine and propose changes to the systems responding to women with disabilities who experience sexual violence. DHS’ grant project, called Illinois Imagines, is designed to strengthen the service delivery systems so that women with disabilities who survive sexual violence will receive a proactive, individualized, compassionate response to their experience.

    Illinois Imagines convened a project team including representatives of key agencies working in the fields of disability and sexual assault. While bringing together partners from various areas of study can be challenging, all project team members shared a common vision of justice, compassion, person-centered services, and the empowerment of all women with disabilities who have survived sexual violence.

    The project focus is to change Illinois systems to better serve women with disabilities who experience sexual violence.

    Illinois Imagines Toolkit Overview Guide

  • Winnebago County Transition Planning Committee

    The Arc is a member agency of the Winnebago County Transition Planning Committee (TPC). The TPC is a forum for discussion, planning, promotion, and development of transitional services and programming. The mission of the TPC is to empower young adults with disabilities by networking and addressing their needs that would assist in transition to their next phase of life.

  • Interested in Trainings?

    Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center
    offers trainings "to empower parents and professionals to achieve the strongest possible outcomes for students with disabilities, and to enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities."
    Some topics include: Advocacy, IEPs, Inclusion, Bullying, Behavioral Supports, etc.<

    Check out their website for more information or call
    Toll-Free : 1-866-4FMPTIC (1-866-436-7842)
    Voice/TTY: 217-347-5428