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The Department of Human Services (DHS) assists individuals and their families to live healthy and independent lifestyles.
Central Illinois Service Access (CISA) “Provides support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Their services include advocacy and education, an early intervention program, adult activity center and community living services with in-home supports.”
The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) ”The Division of Rehabilitation Services is the state's lead agency serving individuals with disabilities. DRS works in partnership with people with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education, and independent living opportunities. If you have a disability, the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services may be able to help you find a job.”
Central Illinois Down Syndrome Organization (CIDSO) was established in 1974 as a non-profit organization advocating for families and individuals who had been touched by Down syndrome. CIDSO provides support for families in many ways including; resources to help guide them, educational opportunities, social support and creating public awareness for Down syndrome individuals.