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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

DIRECTOR

The Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (Council) is accepting applications for the position of Director. The Director will assume leadership of an organization whose mission is “to help lead change so all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities exercise their right to equal opportunity and freedom”.

The Council is seeking an energetic leader with knowledge and experience in a public policy and a proven track record of collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders related to systems change for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Strong candidates must be well versed on key federal and state legislation affecting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The ideal candidate will possess considerable knowledge and experience of current philosophy and best practices in providing services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Applicants must have extensive knowledge and experience in management, best practices and issues related to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The position requires a Master’s degree or equivalent education and experience in psychology, social work, intellectual and developmental disabilities, education or a related field. Click for the full job announcement. Resume, cover letter and official college transcripts should be sent to the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, Attn: Janinna Hendricks, 830 South Spring Street, Springfield, IL 62704 email: Janinna.Hendricks@illinois.gov by May 6, 2016. The Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Spotlight

COMMUNITY INTEGRATION MAKES SENSE

Click the link below to learn more about how community integration for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities makes sense.

 

Click for a  tipping point PowerPoint presentation about the the report.

CONSUMER INVOLVEMENT FUND

ICDD provides grant funding for the Consumer Involvement Fund to the Arc of Illinois. For more information Login and, click here.

EMPLOYMENT FIRST

Illinois became an Employment First State when legislation was signed in July of 2013. To comply with that law and a following Executive Order in June 2014, state agencies prepared an initial Strategic Plan for how policies and procedures will need to change. The full strategic plan is in development by 5 workgroups of state agencies, people with disabilities, and advocates.

The Employment First Summit Report summarizes the findings from a 2012 summit ICDD sponsored and lays out a series of recommendations for turning the vision of Employment First discusses at the summit into reality. See page of Investment Initiatives.

ILLINOIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY RESOURCE

Illinois Emergency Management Agency Offers Emergency Preparedness Tips for People with Functional and Access Needs.
Click here for additional information.

What's New

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

Educating Consumers on the Home and Community Based Services Waiver Rule

Speak Up and Speak Out

The Council uses a web based system called DD Suite. All proposals will be submitted using this system. For information and instructions on the DD Suite system, click here: www.DDSuite.org

Use the Help button in the upper right hand corner and look under "accounts and organizations" to create an account or join an existing organization.

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR WAY THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SYSTEM.

Through a Council investment called the Life Choices Initiative, easy to follow materials were developed to help you navigate what may seem like a very complex system. Please take a look and see what you think.

Guide to Developmental Disabilities System

 

We are pleased to share our accomplishments. Please click above.