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HCBS-ACT Project in Illinois

Advocates  Creating  Transformation

The Home and Community Based Services - Advocates Creating Transformation (HCBS-ACT) project will train people with developmental disabilities, their families and others in Illinois about some changes to rules about services. The training will also show people how they can advocate for their right to receive the best services and supports for them.

The HCBS-ACT project will use different ways of teaching people, including in-person trainings, webinars, video clips and other accessible resources. The HCBS-ACT project will also set up a mentoring program for self-advocates and family members to grow in leadership, so that they can teach other people about the rules.

The project is being developed in partnership with the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, through collaboration among CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership, the Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities and the Institute on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago (IDHD).

Explaining HCBS

Find out what the HCBS settings rule is, and how it will affect the supports and services that people receive.



There was a free webinar on December 6th, 2016, which shared how the HCBS Settings Rules will affect people's lives.



These videos help explain the new rules, the areas they will affect in your life and what it all means for your services.



Meet the training experts who will deliver a dynamic, engaging and insightful on-site workshops.




Do You Have Questions? CONTACT US:

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