August has arrived and there is still no state budget in Illinois. Although the Targeting Autism Project is funded by IMLS, the Illinois State Library has no authority to spend funds until an Illinois budget is approved.
Please understand that the Illinois State Library remains strongly committed to the Targeting Autism Project and to all initiatives that assist libraries in becoming more welcoming to the ASD community. In addition, the State Library has been granted a project extension from IMLS, which enables us to postpone the Targeting Autism Forum until March, 2016. The exact dates for the two-day forum will be announced once we can coordinate and confirm some of the meeting details.
Thank you for your patience and support during these challenging times.