211 Lake County (formerly Human Services Resource Guide/Red Book)
The resource list via online, phone, or text for anyone living in Lake County, IL or Kenosha County, WI.
Community Alternatives Unlimited (CAU)
Helps families complete the application for PUNS (Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services), a statewide database that records information about individuals who have developmental disabilities who are potentially in need of services. Provides families with assistance in locating and applying for funding services both at home and out of home.
Family Benefit Solutions
Contact: Sherri Schneider
Meets with families to thoroughly assess their individual situation and pursue the appropriate benefit assistance program(s), personally guiding them through the application process. Benefit assistance programs may include medicaid and supplemental security income (SSI) to name two.
Illinois Department of Human Services - DRS
Home Services Program (HSP) through Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services
2740 Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (847) 244-8474
The Home Services Program (HSP) provides services to individuals with severe disabilities so they can remain in their homes and be as independent as possible.Self-referral for Home Services Program https://wr.dhs.illinois.gov/wrpublic/wr/dynamic/referral.jsf .
The SEDOL Foundation was created to help fill the expanding gap between available tax dollars, children’s and family needs and emerging technology and other enabling resources that can improve and extend the lives of those with special needs. Contact your Social Worker for more information.
Social Security Income
SSI Fact Sheet
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for more information about financial support for children and adults with disabilities.
Adult Legal Guardianship:
Guardianship presentation PSG 2.21.20
Guardianship in Lake County
Guide to adult guardianship in IL
Able Account - Illinois State Treasurer - ABLE accounts make it possible for people with disabilities and their families to save and invest for expenses related to living with a disability without losing, or losing access to, federal means-tested benefits such as SSI, SSDI and Medicaid. Earnings and withdrawals are tax-free if they are spent on a broad range of qualified disability expenses including housing, health and wellness, education and training, therapy, basic living expenses and more.
Differences between ABLE account and trusts (from Protected Tomorrows)
Building Bridges to the Future
Building Bridges to the Future (Spanish)
Application for an Illinois Person with a Disability Identification Card
Protected Tomorrows - At Protected Tomorrows, we know that caring and planning for the future of a family member with special needs is often overwhelming. We take your hand and guide you through the process of planning that future, alleviating your anxieties and transforming your uncertainty into positive action that not only secures a brighter future for your loved one with special needs, but helps you and your family member to grow on your journey together. Services include creating a life plan, online and live videos or webinars, information on special needs trust, ABLE account, guardianship and more.