Circle of Support, Inc. offers Family CILA, Intermittent CILA, Adult and Children Home- Based Waiver programs which are funded by the IL Department of Human
Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities.
We provide services to both children and adults through the Illinois Department of Human Services and through private customized services. Our services also encompass consultation from the following professionals:psychologists, behavior therapists, and registered nurses.
We support individuals with developmental disabilities such as: intellectual disabilities, down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy and dual diagnosis (intellectual disability and mental health problems).
The service involves teaching children behavior management, sensory activities, social and communication skills, home skills, and leisure activities. The agency works with school personnel to assist the child to achieve his/her established IEP (individual educational plan) objectives. This program provides direct staff support in the home on an intermittent basis.
In the adult program the individual may be living with their family or living on their own or with a roommate. The goal is to enhance the life of the person with special needs in order to attain independence in different life skills. The Direct Support person teaches/trains the individual in the following areas: positive behavior management, hygiene/grooming, meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, self medication, social skills, money management, grocery shopping, medical appointments, etc. We also assist in applying for social security, link card, and other benefits.