The Council maintains a library of the following resource materials. To order a publication (free of charge), please contact the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities Springfield Office.
In addition, the Council has developed a library of resources available in the field of developmental disabilities for you to check out. Click here to download this resource on best practices.
The publications section is broken down into specific categories. Click on any category below to go directly to it.
Community, Supports, & Inclusion
Community, Supports, & Inclusion
Blueprint for System Redesign in Illinois. Human Services Research Institute. 1/08.
Body & Soul. Welcome Change Productions. 2008. DVD
Building Capacity among Pediatric Residents to Promote Health Advocacy among Persons with
Developmental Disabilities. 2008
Building a Comprehensive System of Family Supports in Illinois: The State of the State. Human Services Research Institute. 1/92
Council on Quality & Leadership in Supports for People with Disabilities - El Outcome Measures, Participant Materials. The Council. 1997
Council on Quality & Leadership in Supports for People with Disabilities - El Outcome Measures, Trainer Preparation Process. The Council. 1997
Decide: (I Decide) A Real Life Guide to Discovering Your Personal Power. Illinois Voices. 2007.
The Initiative has created two versions (family and individual) of a toolkit designed to provide easy-to-use tips and strategies to help people to find, choose and keep high quality Direct Support Professionals. Anyone can download a copy of either or both versions of "Find, Choose, and Keep Great Direct Support Professionals FREE using the links below. To obtain a hard copy of either Toolkit, please click here.
View/Download the Family Version of the DSP Toolkit.
View/Download the Individual Version of the DSP Toolkit.
Faces of Change: ICDD 2008 Progress Report. Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities. 2008
Family Futures Planning Project: Training, Support, and Advocacy Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families. Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens. 2/02.
Financing Services to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in the State of Illinois. National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services. September 2003.
Future Planning Resource Guide for Families and Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Illinois. Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens. 6/02.
Gap Analysis: Services and Supports for People with Developmental Disabilities in Illinois. Human Services Research Institute. 2/08.
Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities Overview - Video. 1999.
Inclusion Resource Manual. Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago. Fall 2006.
Inclusion Resource Manual. Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago. Fall 2006 - Spanish Version.
Messages of Hope and Possibilities. Macon Resources. 3/09.
Pathways to Self Advocacy. EmployAlliance WSSCCIF. 2009.
Power Forward: ICDD 2009 Progress Report, Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities
Services and Funding for People with Developmental Disabilities in Illinois: A Multi-state Comparative Analysis. David Braddock and Richard Hemp. June 2008.
Speaking For Myself. 2/02
Review of Promising Practices in Services and Supports for People with Developmental Disabilities. Institute on Disability and Human Development, College of Applied Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago. January 2005.
Unmet Needs Project: A Research, Coalition Building, and Policy Initiative on the Unmet Needs of Infants, Toddlers, and Families. University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Disability on Human Development and Erikson Institute, Irving B. Harris Infant Studies Program. 5/02
Vision: ICDD 2007 Progress Report. Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities. 2007
The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000.
The ADA and Persons with Cognitive Disabilities - Participant Manual Cornell University 12/95
The ADA and Persons with Cognitive Disabilities - Trainer's Curriculum. Cornell University 12/95
Guidebook of Laws and Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities. Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. 2000. English and Spanish copies are available.
Helping Families Understand Options in Planning for Their Family Member with a Disability. Life's Plan, Inc. 1/02.
Las Familias Que Ayudan Entienden Opciones En Planear Para Su Miembro De La Familia Con Una Inhabilidad. Life's Plan. 1/02
Planning for an Individual with a Disability While Protecting Entitlements. Life's Plan, Inc. 2/02.
Analysis of Transportation Pilot Projects in Five Communities. Karlan & Associates. 2001
Improving Transportation Opportunities For People with Disabilities in Illinois. Karlan & Associates. 2001