• From the mother of long-time participant, artist, actor, and friend, Tina Stringham, before moving to Florida:  "I can't thank you [Lauren] enough for all that you and The Arc has done for her.  The friendships she has made will be valued forever.  The Arc has been an exceptional organization, and I hope that each and every person reaching out to you will be as fulfilled as Tina has been."  Val Stringham


  • "Dear Pat, On behalf of the administration and staff at Ogle County Educational Cooperative, thank you for helping arrange for Laird Lambert to speak to our parents here in Byron… We know we will continue to enjoy working with you in the future." Bettina J. Wiltse, OCEC STEP Coordinator
  • "Jacki, Thanks for letting me talk. I know you are busy and time is important. Seems like talking to another adult that understands as well, was just what I must have needed. Again, thanks for all you do." Linda
  • "The ladies at The Arc always take care of me since my friend, Mr. Washborne left town." Verne
  •  "I like working with Sheila; she’s straight to the point, no nonsense."  IL Growth Enterprises Staff
  • In response to survey item "This is what I want from the Arc/Program": "Help, understanding and support, which I am getting, Thanks, Amber and The Arc."  Kathy Andersen
  • "This [Home Based Support Program] gives Jose an opportunity to go places and be out of the house.  We are happy with The Arc staff because they are very friendly."  Mercedes Plascencia