ICDD ANNOUNCES GRANTS FUNDED UNDER THE "LIFE LIKE ANY OTHER" CALL FOR INVESTMENT (CFI)
Center for Independent Futures
Heroes of the Game
Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives
For an overview of these projects, click on our Investment Initiatives page.
COMMUNITY INTEGRATION MAKES SENSE
Click the link below to learn more about how community integration for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities makes sense.
Illinois at the Tipping Point - Blueprint for Redesign in Illinois Update
In 2007, ICDD awarded a grant to the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) to review the state’s system for delivering services to people with developmental disabilities. The result was the Blueprint for System Redesign in Illinois.
ICDD asked HSRI to update the report and offer any new recommendations. The new report was released in May 2012. Click here to review the report Illinois At the Tipping Point - Blueprint for Redesign in Illinois Update.
Click here for a PowerPoint presentation about the the report.
CONSUMER INVOLVEMENT FUND
ICDD provides grant funding for the Consumer Involvement Fund to the Arc of Illinois. For more information, click here.
Illinois became an Employment First State when legislation was signed in July of 2013. To comply with that law and a following Executive Order in June 2014, state agencies prepared an initial Strategic Plan for how policies and procedures will need to change. A plan including timelines and goals for shifting to services that make employment a first option was submitted to the legislature in June of 2015.
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.
The Employment First Summit Report summarizes the findings from a 2012 summit, sponsored by ICDD, 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.
Illinois Emergency Management Agency Offers Emergency Preparedness Tips for People with Functional and Access Needs. Click here for additional information.