State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The Office of Developmental Disabilities  within
 3    the  Department  of  Human Services has adopted a vision that
 4    "People  with  developmental  disabilities  choose  from  and
 5    receive  appropriate,  accessible,  prompt,  efficient,   and
 6    life-spanning services to meet their needs"; and

 7        WHEREAS,  The Office's mission statement is to "Provide a
 8    full   array   of   quality,   outcome-based,   person-   and
 9    community-centered services and supports for individuals with
10    developmental disabilities and their families  in  Illinois";
11    and

12        WHEREAS,  It  is a goal of the developmental disabilities
13    service delivery system to  "Provide  comprehensive  services
14    and  supports  to individuals with developmental disabilities
15    and their families which encourage  active  participation  in
16    life  choices  ...  at  home,  at  school,  at  work,  and in
17    recreational activities in their community"; therefore, be it

19    ASSEMBLY  OF  THE  STATE  OF ILLINOIS, that the Department of
20    Human Services shall conduct a needs assessment survey of the
21    statewide developmental disabilities  service  system,  at  a
22    minimum, at least once every 3 years; and be it further

23        RESOLVED,  That in so doing, the Department shall develop
24    process guidelines for each of its  8  networks  to  identify
25    existing services and gaps, and shall analyze network results
26    to  identify  needed  system  changes  statewide;  and  be it
27    further

28        RESOLVED, That the Department,  upon  completion  of  the
29    survey,  shall utilize the data collected in planning for the
30    future of the service delivery system, developing  strategies
31    to  address  gaps  in  services  within each network and on a
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 1    statewide level; and be it further

 2        RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this Resolution be sent
 3    to  the  Secretary  of  the  Illinois  Department  of   Human
 4    Services.

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