There is a caregiver crisis in the state of Illinois.
That's the message from Stephanie Coonce at the Tuesday DeWitt County Community Coalition meeting. Coonce explains Illinois is nearly last in the spending on people with disabilities, something they see the effects of everyday.
There is a website, theydeservemore.com, where you can learn more about the caregiver crisis and Coonce hopes caregivers or family and friends of caregivers will visit the site and tell their stories and contact local lawmakers.
Coonce indicates it has been nine years since Illinois increased the earmarked funds for people with developmental disabilities and 27-thousand children and adults have a developmental disability and depend on service.