SUPPORTIVE HOUSING INSTITUTE FINALE
The Corporation for Supportive Housing will host the first Supportive Housing Institute finale focused on creating integrated affordable and supportive housing solutions designed to incorporate the needs and desires of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event is FREE.
To RSVP, please email Stephanie Sideman at email@example.com or 312-332-6690, ext. 25.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
10:30 am-3:30 pm
Prairie Capital Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza, Room B11A
Springfield, IL 62701
COUNCIL FUNDED REPORT OF PUNS SYSTEM RELEASED
Click here for the final report of the listening tour that focused on the Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS) system. The listening tour was designed to get feedback from individuals, families, service coordinators, providers and policymakers on how the PUNS process is working and what changes need to be made to make the system more efficient and effective.
COUNCIL RELEASES 2013 PROGRESS REPORT
Click here for a copy of the report.
Click here for the report in Spanish.
A recommendation of the Employment and Economic Opportunity for Persons with Disabilities Task Force (established by legislation in 2009) is for Illinois to become an Employment First state. Employment First simply means employment in the community would be the first and preferred option for individuals with disabilities receiving publicly funded services in Illinois. To enact that recommendation, the Task Force held an invitation-only Summit on January 31, 2012 with ICDD support. The summit included a cross-section of individuals with disabilities, family members, policymakers, disability professionals, and educators.
The Employment First Summit Report summarizes the findings from the summit, and lays out a series of recommendations for turning the vision of Employment First discusses at the summit into reality. The Executive Summary contains a summary of the recommendations developed as a result of the summit. The Full Report contains much greater detail on these recommendations, along with extensive documentation of the proceedings, links to a wide variety of resources within the text, and an extensive series of resources in the appendix.
A Better Bottom Line: Employing People with Disabilities is an initiative of the National Governor’s Association and Illinois’ Governor’s Office has committed to the Taskforce to keep it and Illinois informed as this national initiative unfolds. Change on many fronts will be needed to make Illinois an Employment First state. Interest in seeing people with disabilities employed by our Governor is a welcome validation of what the Task Force envisions for Illinois.
Illinois Emergency Management Agency Offers Emergency Preparedness Tips for People with Functional and Access Needs. Click here for a copy of the press release with additional information.