TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER IV: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER h: MISCELLANEOUS PROGRAMS
PART 886 CENTERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
SECTION 886.20 DEFINITIONS


 

Section 886.20 Definitions

 

For the purposes of this Part, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

 

a) Advocacy pleading an individual's cause or speaking or writing in support of an individual which may include representation before public and/or private entities on the behalf of one's self, another individual, or a group of individuals.

 

b) Center for Independent Living (CIL) a consumer-controlled, community based, cross-disability, nonresidential, private not-for-profit agency that:

 

1) is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities; and

 

2) provides an array of independent living services.

 

c) Consumer Control pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (20 U.S.C. 701-796i) and the Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Act [20 ILCS 2405/12a], the CIL must be governed by a board of directors that is composed of a majority of individuals who are individuals with disabilities and employ, in management and decision making positions, a majority of individuals who are individuals with disabilities.

 

Pursuant to 34 CFR 364.4, this means the CIL vests power and authority in individuals with disabilities, including individuals who are or have been recipients of independent living services.

 

d) Cross-disability with respect to CILs and independent living services, that services are available to a range of individuals with significant disabilities and their eligibility for such services does not require a specific disability in order to access independent living services.

 

e) Independent Living Core Services the minimum services an organization must provide to be considered a CIL. These services are:

 

1) information and referral services;

 

2) independent living skills training;

 

3) peer counseling, including cross-disability peer counseling; and

 

4) individual and system advocacy.

 

f) Independent Living Plan (ILP) a written plan which outlines the Independent Living Services which are to be provided to an individual determined eligible to receive Independent Living Services. The ILP must be jointly developed by the individual who will receive Independent Living Services and the CIL. An ILP must be developed for each individual who shall receive Independent Living Services unless the individual specifically signs a statement waiving his/her rights to have an ILP.

 

g) Independent Living Services services in addition to the Independent Living Core Services provided by a CIL which DHS will take into consideration when approving funding or continued funding for a CIL. These services are:

 

1) counseling services, including psychological, psychotherapeutic, and related services;

 

2) services relating to the securing of housing or shelter including accommodations and modifications to any space used to serve or which is to be occupied by individuals with disabilities;

 

3) rehabilitation technology services;

 

4) mobility training;

 

5) services and training for individuals with cognitive and sensory disabilities, including life skills training and reader and interpreter services;

 

6) personal assistance (PA) services including attendant care and training from those individuals who will be providing PA services;

 

7) surveys, directories, and other activities to identify appropriate housing, recreation opportunities, accessible transportation, and other support services;

 

8) consumer information programs on rehabilitation and independent living services available, especially to minorities and other individuals with significant disabilities who have been traditionally unserved or underserved;

 

9) education and training necessary for living and participating in a community;

 

10) supported living;

 

11) transportation, including referral and assistance for transportation;

 

12) physical rehabilitation;

 

13) therapeutic treatment;

 

14) provision of needed prostheses and other appliances and devices;

 

15) individual and group social and recreational services;

 

16) training to develop skills specifically designed for youths with significant disabilities to promote self-awareness and esteem, develop advocacy and self-empowerment skills, and explore career opportunities;

 

17) services for children;

 

18) services under other federal, State, and local programs designed to provide resources, training, counseling, or other assistance of substantial benefit in enhancing the independence, productivity, and quality of life of individuals with significant disabilities;

 

19) appropriate preventive services to decrease the need of individuals with significant disabilities for similar services in the future;

 

20) community awareness programs to enhance the understanding and integration into society of individuals with significant disabilities; and

 

21) any other services that may be necessary to improve the ability of an individual with a significant disability to function, continue to function, or move toward functioning independently in the family or community or to continue employment and that are not inconsistent with this Part and the provisions of Title VII, Part B of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 701-796i).

 

h) Individual with a disability an individual who:

 

1) has a physical, mental, cognitive, or sensory impairment that substantially limits one or more of the individual's major life activities;

 

2) has a record of having such an impairment; or

 

3) is regarded as having such an impairment.

 

i) Individual with a significant disability an individual with a severe physical, mental, cognitive, or sensory impairment whose ability to function independently in the family or community or whose ability to obtain, maintain, or advance in employment is substantially limited and for whom the delivery of independent living services will improve the ability to function, continue to function, or move toward functioning independently in the family or community or to continue employment.

 

j) Part B Funding funding provided to states through the United States Department of Education - Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), under the provisions of Title VII - Part B of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 701-796i) to support and enhance independent living services within a state.

 

k) Part C Funding funding provided directly to qualifying CILs through the United States Department of Education - Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), under the provisions of Title VII - Part C of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 701-796i) to establish new CILs and to support and enhance independent living services within a state.

 

l) State Appropriated Funds those funds appropriated by the Illinois General Assembly for DHS to support and enhance Independent Living Services in the State.

 

m) State Plan for Independent Living (State Plan) the plan jointly developed by DHS and the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) (89 Ill. Adm. Code 515), and approved by Director and the Chairperson of SILC, which is submitted for review and approval by RSA. The State Plan outlines the services, goals, and objectives of the DHS Independent Living Program, as well as the plan for Independent Living Services throughout the State, and is the basis for Part B Funds received from RSA.

 

n) Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) the mandated council established pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 701-796i) and the Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Act [20 ILCS 2405/12a] and governed by DHS Administrative Rules at 89 Ill. Adm. Code 515.

 

o) Unserved or Underserved groups or populations of individuals with severe disabilities in the State, including but not limited to those groups which:

 

1) have cognitive or sensory impairments;

 

2) are members of racial or ethnic minority groups;

 

3) live in rural areas; or

 

4) are identified by DHS or a local CIL as being unserved or underserved.