TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER IV: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER e: SPECIALIZED SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
PART 730 ILLINOIS CENTER FOR REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION/COMMUNITY RESIDENTIAL SERVICES FOR THE THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
SECTION 730.250 WELLNESS EDUCATION, HAPTIC ARTS, LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND OTHER PROGRAMS
Section 730.250 Wellness Education, Haptic Arts, Leisure Activities and Other Programs
Additional programs offered at ICRE-Wood to provide its clients with skills which will enhance their ability to function intellectually and socially are:
a) Low Vision Clinics, which assess a client's remaining visual functioning, determine if low vision aids, such as magnification devices, would improve the client's functioning, and teach the client how to use such devices.
b) General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Instruction, which is offered to clients having the communications skills and cognitive ability necessary to benefit from such instruction. GED instruction prepares the client to take the GED examination. To enroll in GED instruction, the client must have at least a 10th grade education. Clients with less than a 10th grade education will be provided remedial training so that they may access GED instruction upon attaining educational skills and knowledge at the 10th grade level.
c) College Prep Instruction, which consists of training that enables visually impaired individuals to pursue college training (e.g., doing research and securing readers or recorded texts). The client must have a high school or GED diploma to be enrolled in this class.
d) Leisure Time Activities include:
1) bowling; and
2) other social and recreational activities.
e) Wellness education is provided to the client in an effort to promote better overall physical and mental health and well-being. This program includes instruction to assist the client in learning and accepting self-responsibility for his/her physical, mental, emotional and social health and well-being so that he/she may function at the highest degree of independence possible, thereby integrating into society as a contributing member at his/her fullest potential. Instruction is provided in the areas of:
2) physical fitness;
3) environmental interaction;
4) accident prevention and safety;
5) medical management; and
6) stress management.
f) Senior day programming will be provided once per week for individuals who are at least 55 years old and blind or severely visually impaired. The focus of this program is to provide limited skills training with opportunity for participants to socialize and gain peer support. No residential services are available through this program.
(Source: Amended at 17 Ill. Reg. 20419, effective November 15, 1993)