The Going Home Coalition is a diverse statewide network of self-advocates, families, community service providers and allies. We purposefully advocate to create systems change, transition away from institutional living through increasing community capacity, and empower fair and equal choices and opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Going Home Coalition members and participating organizations serve and impact more than 30,000 people.

  • The Arc of Illinois
    • Amie Lulinski, Executive Director
    • Carole Rosen, Going Home Coalition Manager
    • Tia Nelis, Going Home Coalition Leader
    • Katherine Hamann, Family Transition Project Director
  • Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities
    • Kimberly Mercer-Shleider, Director
    • Mariel Hamer, Associate Director of Program & Policy
    • Dennis Deany, Program Specialist
  • Access Living
    • Ryan Mcgraw
    • Angel Miles
  • Blue Tower Solutions
    • Leanne Mull
  • Butterflies for Change
    • Bridget Brown
    • Nancy Brown
  • Center for Independent Futures
  • Centerstone
  • Chicagoland Autism Connection and Trailblazers
  • Community Choices
    • Sarah Demissie
    • Hannah Sheets
  • CTF Illinois – Frankfort
  • Equip for Equality
    • Stacey Aschemann
    • Cheryl Jansen
  • Garden Center Services
    • Becca Burrow
  • Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL)
    • Megan Norlin
  • Illinois Self Advocacy Alliance
    • Krescene Beck
    • Adam Wiser
  • Illinois State University, Department of Special Education
    • Kim Fisher
  • Individual Advocacy Group – Quad Cities
  • Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities
    • Kathy Carmody
  • McManus Consulting
    • Ed McManus
  • National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS)
  • New Star + Possibility Partners
  • Niswander Training & Consulting
    • Vicki Niswander
  • Progress Center for Independent Living
    • Gary Arnold
    • Clark Craig
    • Stephen Hiatt-Leonard
    • Kira Meskin
  • Pui Tak Center
    • Rosalie Der
    • Da Wen Mei
  • Ray Graham Association
  • Statewide Independent Living Council
  • Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters (S.I.B.S) Network
  • Trinity Services
  • United Cerebral Palsy – Center for Disability Services
    • Pam Heavens
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Autism Program
    • Linda Totorelli
  • University of Illinois Institute on Disability and Human Developments (UIC-IDHD)
    • Jae Jin Pak
  • Jesus Chuy Campuzano
  • Michael Grice
  • Curtis Harris
  • Bob Peterson
  • John Porter Jr.
  • John Porter Jr.
  • Barb Pritchard
  • Hector Renta
  • Vincent Smith
  • Robby Stephens