State Programs and Illinois-Specific Information

Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs – Illinois State Board of Education
Information on requirements from ISBE.


Adaptive Equipment/Assitive Technology/Home & Vehicle Modification Request Form – This cover sheet is to be completed and submitted to your Network Facilitator along with required supporting documentation for alladaptive equipment, assistive technology and minor home and vehicle modification requests


All Our Kids Early Childhood Networks (AOK Networks) – The All Our Kids (AOK) Early Childhood Network is a collaborative effort between the Illinois Department of Human Services (Maternal & Infant Health Bureau and Child Care Bureau), the Illinois State Board of Education, local health departments, family members, and other local agencies serving very young children and their families.


Augmentative Communication Checklist – From the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.


Augmentative Communication Client Assessment Report – From the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.


Building Community-Based Medical Homes for Children Learning Session – American Academy of Pediatrics, Illinois Chapter – Session #6 includes a presentation by Rose Slaght, Illinois Voices – Family to Family Health Information & Education Center.


CYBERDRIVEILLINOIS – Information for Persons with Disabilities from Secretary of State, Jesse White – Information about a variety of services available through the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office. This includes Disabled Persons Identification cards, Parking Plates and Placards, as well as other important information.


Durable Medical Equipment Information from Illinois DHS – Information from Illinois Department of Human Services on Durable Medical Equipment.


Equipment Prior Approval Request – From the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.


Find A Health Center – Federally-funded health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Health centers are in most cities and many rural areas. Type in your address and click the ‘Find Health Centers’ button to find health centers near you.


Four Prescription Policy Page – Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Information on the four prescription policy and resources for assistance.


Handbook for Providers of Healthy Kids Services – From the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.


Handbook for Providers of Healthy Kids Services – Appendices – From the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.


Handbook for Providers of Transportation Services – Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services – This handbook has been prepared for the information and guidance of transportation providers who provide services to participants in the Department’s Medical Programs.


Healthy Chicago Babies – Find health care and social services for women, infants, children, adolescents, and families in Chicago. From Chicago Department of Health.


Home and Community Based Services Waiver Programs – A waiver is a program that provides services that allow individuals to remain in their own home or live in a community setting. Illinois has nine HCBS waivers. Each waiver is designed for individuals with similar needs and offers a different set of services.


igrow – igrow is the Illinois symbol for quality evidence-based home visiting services to expectant parents and families with new babies and young children.


Illinois Transit Links – Resources for Public and Specialized Transportation Providers by County. From APTA – American Public Transit Association.


Illinois DCFS Post Adoption Resources   – Provides information on the range of supports provided.


Illinois Department of Human Services Appeal Request Form
For SNAP, Medical Assistance, Cash Assistance, and Child Care. Use this form only if you want to file an appeal (this is a request for a hearing).


Illinois Department of Human Services Q & A Document on Medical Assistance, Medicaid, Medical Card & Health Insurance – Answers to frequently asked questions including resources for “which doctors/dentists accept the medicaid card?”


Illinois DHS Waiver/ICFMR Eligibility Determination Flowchart (7/2002) – Flowchart outlining process for Waiver/ICFMR eligibility determination.


Illinois Early Intervention Training Program – The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program provides training opportunities for early intervention professionals in Illinois. We are a program of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services Bureau of Early Intervention.


Illinois Early Learning Project – Funded by the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Early Learning Project is your resource for helping a child start a brighter future today.


Illinois Health Connect – Illinois Health Connect is a new health care program of HFS (Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services). Illinois Health Connect helps you and your family to get health care and stay healthy by providing a medical home. Most people with an HFS or All Kids medical card MUST pick a medical home. The Illinois Health Connect Client Helpline will help you: *Access services. *Find providers in your region. *Find providers who are handicapped accessible. *Tell what services are and are not covered for you. *Get disease management services. *Get help with any special needs. *Make a request for a ride to your medical appointments. *Update your contact information. *File a complaint. *Answer your questions.


Illinois Healthcare Portal – The one-stop source for your healthcare needs. Making sure that everyone in Illinois has access to quality and affordable healthcare, is a top priority. The Healthcare Portal can help parents sign-up their children for our affordable health insurance program, All Kids, help seniors sign-up for one of our affordable prescription drug programs, and help women find free breast and cervical cancer screenings.


Illinois HFS Provider/Transportation Enrollment Forms – Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Provider Enrollment Forms including Transportation.


Illinois HFS Medical Program Phone Directory – Agency phone contacts.


Illinois Insurance Facts – Dependent Coverage – Parents often want or need to elect dependent coverage for their children. Effective beginning June 1, 2009, all individual and group health insurance and HMO contracts must abide by the provisions of Public Act 95-0958, a new Illinois law (215 ILCS 356z.12) that gives parents with insurance policies that cover dependents the right to elect coverage for qualifying dependents up to age 26 and up to age 30 for military veteran dependents. Here are the basic facts about the new law.


Illinois Insurance Facts – Insurance Coverage for Autism – For children diagnosed with autism, early intervention and continued treatment is critical. Effective December 12, 2008, all individual and group health insurance policies and HMO contracts must abide by the provisions of Public Act 95-1005 (215 ILCS 356z.14). This new Illinois law provides coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for children under 21, establishing an annual benefit of $36,000 for services provided pursuant to this Act. Here are the basic facts about the new law.


Integrated Care Program Information – from Illinois HFS – Information from Illinois HFS on Governor Quinn’s Integrated Care Program, September 2010.


Medicaid Pharmacy Information from Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services – Medicaid Pharmacy Information


Medicaid Redetermination Project – Information from Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services on Medicaid redetermination efforts.


Medicaid Redetermination Update (2/6/14)This release updates the Policy Memo Illinois Redetermination Project dated 2/13/13.


Medicaid Waiver Therapy Prior Approval Request Form – From the Provider Waiver Manual. Look under Authorization/Prior Approval/Termination and click on the link to this form.


Network Facilitators Contact and County Information – Information on the counties covered by each of the 7 Network Facilitators in Illinois and their contact information.


Office of State Guardian – Guide to Adult Guardianship in Illinois – This guide, available is English and Spanish, answers questions commonly asked about Illinois guardianship for persons with disabilities. If you require more detailed information, please refer to the Probate Act of Illinois or consult an attorney.


Part 113 Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled – Administrative Code – JCAR Administrative Rules for Title 89: Social Services, Chapter IV: Dept. of Human Services, Subchapter b: Assistance Programs, Part 113 Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled.


Power Mobility Devices and Custom Manual Wheelchairs- Physicians Form – From the Illinois Deparment of Healthcare and Family Services.


Save the Waiver – Information on the Illinois plan to eliminate the Medicaid Waiver for Medically Fragile Technology Dependent Children – On February 10, 2012, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) announced in a public stakeholder meeting that they would not recommend renewing the Medicaid Waiver for Children who are Medically Fragile and Technology Dependent (MFTD). This website is dedicated to saving the MFTD waiver.


State of Illinois Telephone Directory – The State Telephone Directory is available online to provide Business Listings for state agencies, boards, and commissions and contact information for designated state employees.


UIC Division of Specialized Care for Children Staff Directory – University of IL at Chicago, DSCC Staff Directory.


University of Illinois  Extension Program – University of Illinois Extension is the flagship outreach effort of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, offering educational programs to residents of all of Illinois’ 102 counties — and far beyond. U of I Extension offers educational programs in five broad areas: *Energy and environmental stewardship *Food safety and security *Economic development and workforce preparedness *Family health, financial security, and wellness *Youth development