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Illinois General Assembly’s Budget Impacts MRI Programming

House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have sent the governor a budget that contains a nearly $4 billion shortfall. This is the 12th year in a row that the two leaders have passed an unbalanced budget. It is likely that only the most vulnerable of Illinois citizens will suffer in this annual legislative arm wrestling match.

MRI products available on Etsy

Did you know that you can purchase custom-made license plate signs and other artwork from MRI on Etsy? Help to support the employment of persons with disabilities and #BuyDecatur! Visit our Etsy store today: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MaconResources

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10 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog month!  Check out these top 10 reasons to adopt a shelter dog – as if you needed more convincing!  

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Shirley Paceley is Project Advisor to National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability

Paceley is one of ten national authors who wrote sections of this article: “Violence, Abuse and Bullying Affecting People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities:  A Call to Action for the Criminal Justice Community” Developed by the Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability You can access…

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Homeward Bound Volunteer-initiated Fundraiser Goes Viral

Yoga4cats, a fundraiser developed by Homeward Bound Pet Shelter volunteer Jeanette Skaluba to promote Adopt-a-Cat Month, has received international attention. The Dodo, Huffington Post, MTV News, The Chive, and Daily Mail.com (based in the UK) have all covered this event that took place at Yoga…