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Purchase of Assistive Technology Consumer Stipend Program

The Arc of Illinois, through a grant from the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, administers the Consumer Stipend Program and distributes consumer stipend funds to enable people with developmental disabilities and their family members to attend conferences of their choice that are directly related to developmental disability issues.

Due to the pandemic, there is a need for trainings, important meetings and conferences to be virtual. This program will now allow stipends to pay for the assistive technology needed to attend virtual events.

The application is for individuals with developmental disabilities and families to apply for technology needed to stay connected in these difficult and unprecedented times. 


Who can apply?

  • Illinois resident
  • A person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability
  • Family members of a person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability
  • A guardian/foster parent of a person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability

What can I apply for?

  • iPads and other tablets
  • Laptops
  • Apps for tablets
  • Software
  • Other assistive technology that will help you stay connected

How much can I apply for?

  • Determined on a case by case basis depending on the technology needs


  • You may only apply one time for a purchase of technology per individual/family

How do I apply?

  • The application form must be completed and returned to The Arc of Illinois.
  • The application must be filled out by the person needing the technology or the family.
  • The need for the equipment must specifically relate to having a developmental disability. 
  • Stipends are not approved retroactively for previously purchased equipment.
  • Once your application is approved, you order your device, send The Arc of Illinois the receipts and we will send a check for the amount approved and on receipts. If you cannot pre-pay please let us know. Email Karin@thearcofil.org or call 815-464-1832.

Any questions? Call 815.464.1832 ext 1010

Completed applications can be submitted online or faxed to 815.464.5292

This communication is supported in part by grant number CFDA 93.630 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.


The Arc of Illinois
9980 190th St, Suite C,  | Mokena, Illinois  60448
815.464.1832 | info@thearcofil.org

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