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Investment Archive

Investment Index

    • Education and Early Intervention

      • Project: Breaking Down Barriers to Early Intervention for Lead-Poisoned Children

        Summary: Project will support the Bureau of Early Intervention in expanding eligibility for services to young children who have been exposed to lead. Service to these children will be piloted in 2 Child and Family Connections areas to validate and fine tune tools and trainings developed in line with best practice for service benefitting these children.


    • Employment

      • Project: New Approaches Supported Employment Team

        Summary: A Supported Employment action Team will be formed to advocate for improved supported employment options through the Division of Rehabilitation Services. Partners include Illinois Assistive Technology Program, The IL Alliance, and the Sibling Leadership Network.


      • Project: Purposefully Living

        Summary: Roxana will expand a school-sponsored Food Truck business to offer lunch to local industry. Though this experience, transition age students will gain Food Handling Certification and employment in the community.


    • Formal/Informal Community Supports

      • Project: Change Champions for Inclusive Communities

        Summary: Individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities from Chicagoland communities will be welcomed and supported in mainstream organizations and community participation aligned with their interests.


      • Project: Community Play Project

        Summary: The project will develop an inclusive theater company to involve individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities and demonstrate an inclusive community arts activity.


      • Project: Educating Consumers on the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Rule

        Summary: The Educating Consumers on the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Rule will educate individuals with developmental disabilities and/or family members to be equipped and confident to conduct training and advocacy on the new HCBS settings rule as a result of the training and mentoring received from the HCBS Advocates Creating Transformation (HCBS-ACT) project. While participating in the training on the new HCBS rule, those trained will report an increase in their knowledge about HCBS waivers, the new rule, and its impact on the service system.


      • Project: Leaning into Community Together Investment

        Summary: Individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities in Winnebago, Effingham-Coles and Waterloo-Monroe counties increase their community inclusion according to personal choice.


      • Project: Proud & Included

        Summary: ​Project to open Chicago's LGBTQ community to individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities who identify as LGBTQ. Entities and groups in the LGBTQ community to be trained on cultural competency in including people with intellectual / developmental disabilities who identify as LGBTQ. Individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities who identify as LGBTQ participate in self-advocacy training.


      • Project: Quality Lives in Geneseo

        Summary: A community provides access to typical daily life for individuals with intellectual/ developmental disorders using PATH process. Community organizations include individuals as participants, volunteers, or employees.


      • Project: The IN Project

        Summary: Individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities will mentor youth in school. Personal stories and messages will be captured and disseminated through media features. Individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities will advocate through attaining positions on community boards or commissions.


    • Housing

      • Project: Supportive Housing in Illinois

        Summary: The goal of this grant project is to identify the interest and need for supportive housing within the developmental disability community, integrate DHS/DDD staff members into the planning and implementation of supportive housing resources in Illinois, and foster creative adaptations to the supportive housing model to best meet the needs of people served by and providers of developmental disability services. As a result, CSH will create a minimum of 3 community-based supportive housing initiatives with a minimum of 30 units across the state targeted to Ligas class members or individuals transitioning from state-operated developmental centers.