Licensed Adult Services
The Illinois Department of Human Services oversees licensed services for people with developmental disabilities in IL. Although the process is complicated, DHS provides information online that helps you get started exploring service options for yourself or a family member with a developmental disability.
See IPADDUnite Facebook groups below to participate in discussions on topics of interest to Illinois parents of adults with developmental disabilities (or search Facebook for IPADDUnite).
How to Find Your Way through the Developmental Disability System in Illinois
Visit http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=85197 for basic information about service options, eligibility, the PUNS list, funding, choosing a service provider, and more.
Provider by Service Type
Visit http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=56772 to see lists of providers by service area, such as Developmental Training, Supported Employment, Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA).
Developmental Disability Services
Visit http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=81789 for links to several topics: frequently asked questions, information about Medicaid waivers that fund services for people with developmental disabilities, several types of available services.
What Services May Be Available?
Visit http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=32253 to explore various types of services. You can use the office locator at the bottom of the web page by selecting Developmental Disability Services as the Type and your county, and your Independent Service Coordination (ISC) agency information will be displayed.