Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

VOR's Laurie Stengler Testifies for Choice

Laurie Stengler, VOR member from Illinois, represented VOR during Illinois House and Senate Appropriations Committee hearings during the week of April 9, 2013. Her testimony targeted (and opposed) proposed funding cuts to public developmental centers (ICFs/MR) and specifically called for continued funding for Murray Developmental Center which the Governor has said he will close.

Laurie's brother-in-law is a resident of Murray and she is a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by families of affected residents at developmental centers across the state, and the Illinois League of Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled, a VOR affiliate and the statewide organization for developmental center residents and their families.

Read Laurie's testimony.