“Supported Employment”


~~“The supported employment program provides supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities.  These individuals work for compensation in a variety of community-integrated work environments, in which persons without disabilities are also employed. The program is designed to promote regular interaction with persons without disabilities who are not paid care givers or service providers.

How Do I become A Provider?
1.  You must be in compliance with:
a. You must be an agency that meets the Department of Human Services (DHS) contractual requirements as outlined in the Developmental Disabilities CSA Attachment A.
b. You must be in compliance with 59 Ill. Adm. Code 120 (Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver Programs for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities). The Provider must provide services to persons with developmental disabilities pursuant to this rule, the Division's Information Bulletin, the Division's Quality Review Tools, and the Waiver Manual.
c. The Provider agrees to provide flexible hours of service to permit full or partial shift work, work on weekends, and work at night or evenings.
d. Supported Employment services shall be delivered in integrated work settings. There must be interaction with co-workers without disabilities and the public. The amount of integration should be the same as that for individuals without disabilities in comparable jobs.
e. Providers of SEP services shall ensure individuals enrolled in SEP do not receive funding from the DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) Waiver Programs or the Department on Aging Community Care or Adult Day Care Services, except Vocational Rehabilitation, without approval from the Division.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Other
  • Provider Transformation
  • Department of Human Services
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