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IDHD Director featured in Going Home documentary

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2016 20:00:00 CST

The Illinois UCEDD director and distinguished professor, Tamar Heller, is featured in a documentary titled, “Going Home: A Full Life in the Community.”  It makes the case for community living and for closure of large state institutions in Illinois. The film cites research conducted at the UCEDD and is partially filmed in its building. The research cited is from “State of the States” (University of Colorado and University of Illinois at Chicago) and from the Illinois UCEDD evaluation of the Jacksonville Developmental Center closure.

Visit the website to view the documentary: http://www.goinghomeillinois.org/