Illinois Funding and Support Resources

  • Illinois Parents

    Helps link parents directly to local programs, services, and community agencies to support them in their roles as primary caregivers of their children and as major contributors to their children's growth, development, and learning.

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  • Illinois Department of Human Services

    IDHS' Division of Developmental Disabilities provides services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The PUNS (Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services) statewide database records information about individuals with developmental disabilities who are potentially in need of services. In Illinois, enrolling in PUNS is the first step to the individual receiving state funded disability services outside the educational setting. See Understanding PUNS-DHS 431: A Guide to Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services for more information.

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  • Family Support Network

    A program of the ARC of Illinois, the FSN works to unify individuals with disabilities and their families to advocate for funding, services and community resources that strengthen and support the individual and the family directly by responding to their individual needs and empowering them to live in their own homes and seeks to ensure the continuation of all individual supports throughout the life span of the individual.

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