State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1        AN ACT concerning disabled persons.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Disabled Persons  Rehabilitation  Act  is
 5    amended by changing Section 11 as follows:

 6        (20 ILCS 2405/11) (from Ch. 23, par. 3442)
 7        Sec.   11.    Illinois   Center  for  Rehabilitation  and
 8    Education. The Department  shall  operate  and  maintain  the
 9    Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education for the care
10    and  education of educable children with one or more physical
11    disabilities and provide in connection therewith nursing  and
12    medical care and academic, occupational, and related training
13    to such children.
14        Any  Illinois  resident  under the age of 21 years who is
15    educable but has such  a  severe  physical  disability  as  a
16    result  of  cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida,
17    or other cause that he is unable to  take  advantage  of  the
18    system  of  free  education  in the State of Illinois, may be
19    admitted to  the  Center  or  be  entitled  to  services  and
20    facilities   provided  hereunder.   Illinois  residents  with
21    severe physical disabilities under 24 years of  age  who  (i)
22    need  independent  living  skills  training  or  daily living
23    skills training and (ii) are participating in the  vocational
24    rehabilitation   program   or   attending   a  post-secondary
25    educational program or both  may  also  be  admitted  to  the
26    Center  and be entitled to services and facilities.  Children
27    shall be admitted to the  Center  or  be  eligible  for  such
28    services  and  facilities  only  after diagnosis according to
29    procedures approved for  this  purpose.  The  Department  may
30    avail  itself  of  the  services  of  other public or private
31    agencies in determining any child's eligibility for admission
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 1    to, or discharge from, the Center.
 2        The Department may call upon other agencies of the  State
 3    for  such services as they are equipped to render in the care
 4    of children with one or more physical disabilities, and  such
 5    agencies  are  instructed  to render those services which are
 6    consistent    with    their    legal    and    administrative
 7    responsibilities.
 8    (Source: P.A. 88-172.)

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