Services for People with Disabilities
Services We Provide Related to Disabilities
Community Day Services and Developmental Training
Work Training Services
Work Placement Services
Residential Placement and Support
Personal Support Workers
Home-based Services including Self-Directed Assistance and Personal Support Workers
Assessment and Referral Services
Community Day Services serves individuals with Intellectual/Developmental disabilities. The program provides individuals with different activities that are in the community, on-site, and/or with friends. Activities focus on community inclusion, safety, independent living skills, and self-advocacy. The CDS program provides assistance with gaining, retaining, and improving adaptive skills while promoting socialization in a non-residential setting separate from the individual’s residence.
These services can be accessed by contacting HRC at (217) 463-3076 and requesting to enroll in day programs. In most cases, an assessment will be the next step toward accessing these services.
HRC provides group activities for individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities or related conditions that have no other funding source. Activities are designed to promote socialization and community inclusion while reducing caregiver stress. Group Respite activities are provided daily Monday through Friday 8 am to 3:30 pm and on scheduled evenings and weekends (dependent upon interest). HRC also provides group respite activities to youth who are in 6th grade or higher during school closures and breaks. HRC’s group respite services are provided in an age-appropriate manner.
These services can be accessed by contacting HRC at (217) 463-3076 and requesting to enroll in group respite. Participants will need to provide proof of disability. HRC can assist with obtaining this documentation in some situations.
HRC provides various levels of vocational programming from Vocational Development (Pre-employment) through community placement for persons with intellectual, developmental, learning, medical, or physical disabilities as well as substance use and mental health disorders. Participants are provided with opportunities to explore their personal vocational interests, develop skills, and receive assistance in obtaining competitive community employment. These services are provided through Supported Employment, Community-Based Employment, a “pre-employment” paid training program, and vocational training through day services programs.
These services can be accessed by contacting HRC at (217) 463-3076 and requesting to enroll in group respite.
HRC has some programs specifically for the purpose of employing individuals who have disabilities. Such individuals are competitively selected from all qualified applicants. HRC recruits for such positions directly through HRC’s traditional recruitment process via the HR department. HR can be contacted at (217) 465-1729.
HRC has several programs designed for work training opportunities for people who have disabilities. These work training activities are paid work. These are not competitive ,and individuals who wish to participate can engage in these services by calling (217) 463-3076 and requesting work training services. Individuals will need to provide proof of disability.
While HRC provides community placement for persons with intellectual, developmental, learning, medical, or physical disabilities as well as substance use and mental health disorders, many times participants choose to keep these services confidential from the potential employer. HRC is happy to honor such requests. These services are provided through Supported Employment, Community-Based Employment, a “pre-employment” paid training, and vocational training through the CDS program.
HRC offers various levels of residential services including 24-hour support in a family-like home as well as intermittent support from HRC staff for individuals living in their own homes/apartments or their family’s home. HRC residential services provide support for individuals to live as independently as possible in a way that is meaningful to them.
Contact HRC at (217) 463-3076 and request information about residential services for people with disabilities.
Through the HBS program, HRC offers personal support workers when appropriate for individuals receiving this funding. Some individuals receiving this funding choose to employ their own provider, which can oftentimes feel overwhelming to initiate and manage. HRC offers Agency-based Personal Support Workers. When you choose an Agency-based Personal Support Worker, HRC provides trained staff who can come to your home for a few hours a day or several hours per week. We can help you with learning the skills to be as independent as possible as well as providing support needed for community activities. Our staff are CPR/First Aid certified and registered Direct Support Professionals who have completed background checks and screenings.
This service is for individuals who are already receiving Home-based Services, although in some situations a fee-for-service arrangement can be made for those who cannot obtain this funding. To learn more about how to access home-based funding or a fee-for-service personal support worker, contact HRC at (217) 463-3076 and request to talk about establishing Home-based funding and personal support worker services.
Through the HBS program, HRC offers support for individuals receiving this funding. Supports include Self-Directed Assistance (SDA) and Agency-based Personal Support Workers. Through SDA, staff are here to assist families/individuals with setting up their home-based services, hiring personal support workers, maintaining Medicaid benefits, as well as medical and housing advocacy. When you choose an Agency-based Personal Support Worker, HRC provides trained staff who can come to your home for a few hours a day or several hours per week. We can help you with learning the skills to be as independent as possible as well as providing support needed for community activities. Our staff are CPR/First Aid certified and registered Direct Support Professionals.
For guidance on how to access home-based services, contact HRC at (217) 463-3076 and request to meet about accessing Home-based services.
HRC can assist individuals who have disabilities in assessing their individual needs and refer the individual to needed services. In order to obtain an assessment, contact (217) 463-3076 and request an assessment related to disability.