Fact Sheets and Resources

Resources for Help with Food

11/2017
Information on SNAP and other sources of assistance with food statewide.
Resources for Help with Food


PUNS – The Basics

08/2017
The information you need to understand the basics about PUNS.
PUNS – The Basics August 2017

In Spanish
PUNS – The Basics August 2017 Spanish


Diaper Information Sheet

08/2017
Some children and youth with special needs may require diapers for a much longer time than what is considered to be typical. Others may need diapers throughout their lives. This fact sheet has information that families may find helpful in coping with this expense.
DIAPER FACT SHEET 082217


Illinois Snapshot Statistics – How Many Children in Illinois Have Special Health Care Needs? February 2017 Update

02/2017
A overview of statistical information regarding children with special health care needs in Illinois. 
Snapshot Statistics 2017 Update


Considering a Move to – or Within – Illinois?
April 2017

04/2017
Resources for families that include a loved one with special needs who are considering a move to, or within, Illinois.
Family Manual Fact Sheet – Moving to Illinois April 2017


Tools for School

08/2017
A guide to back to school check-ups for families of children with special needs.
TOOLS FOR SCHOOL 8/2017


Illinois Snapshot Statistics Update 2016

04/2016
An overview of statistical information regarding children with special health care needs in Illinois.
snapshotstatsApril2016Final


Affordable Care Act and You

06/2015
A fact sheet for families of children with special health care needs.
Affordable Care Act and You615


Family Voices of Illinois – The Family-to-Family Health Information Center of Illinois
Information About The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information Center

12/2014
Information about Family to Family Health Information Center and what we do.
Family Voices of Illinois


Churn and Families of Children/Youth with Special Health Care Needs

9/26/14
Information about Churn – a term that in health care coverage means moving from health plan to health plan based on changes in
eligibility for public or employment-based insurance. Tips on the Affordable Care Act.
ACATipSheetChurnIL91114


Guardianship – Basic Information and Resources

9/26/14
An informative document about guardianship and resources that will assist with the process.
Family Manual Fact Sheet – Guardianship Final 092314


Update – Changes to Medicaid Eligibility for Adults Age 19 and Older with Disabilities in Illinois

2/20/15
Information about the changes that occurred within Medicaid for adults aged 19 and older that have a disability.
UpdatedMedicaidEligibilityInfoFeb2015Final


Family Manual Fact Sheet – Focus on Dual Eligibles with Developmental Disabilities, August 2014

8/12/14
Information for individuals who receive health benefits from both Medicare and Medicaid.
Duals Fact Sheet


Why Oral Health Care is Important for Children with Special Needs & How to Access It in Illinois

7/28/14
Dental care information/resources.
Oral Health Tips
Oral Health Tips


Summer Memo

2/26/2013
Time to momentarily put aside the boots, mittens, snow shovels and long underwear . . . Winter is prime time for you to think about summer plans . . . don’t hesitate! Get ready now!!
Summer Memo February 2013


Arc Alert on Medicaid Changes to Dental Benefits – June 2012

6/28/2012
Due To A New Law In Illinois, The Save Medicaid Access And Resources Together Act (Smart Act) . . . On July 1, 2012, Your Dental Benefits Will Be Reduced. • Only emergency dental services for adults will be covered. • You will be able to see a dentist in the HFS Dental Program for emergencies only. See the full alert for details.
Go to article Medicaid 2012 Dental Alert Medicaid 2012 Dental Alert – Spanish


Family Manual Fact Sheet – Understanding SSDI and Medicare

3/28/2012
SSDI and Medicare also play an important role in planning for transition but are sometimes overlooked.
Go to article Family Manual Fact Sheet – SSDI and Medicare


Family Manual Fact Sheet – Special Education and Transition

3/26/2012
The “nutshell” version of essential resources for special education and transition in Illinois.
Go to article Family Manual Fact Sheet – Special Education and Transition


Family Manual Fact Sheet – Local or Mail Order Pharmacy?

3/19/2012
Information to help select a prescription plan that works for you!
Go to article Family Manual Fact Sheet – Pharmacy Questions


Family Manual Fact Sheet – SNAP: Financial Assistance for Food

3/19/2012
Information about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, formerly known as food stamps.
Go to article Family Manual Fact Sheet – SNAP (Financial Assistance for Food)


Family Manual Fact Sheet – Transition Basics for Youth with Special Needs and Their Families

3/19/2012
Basic transition tips and information.
Go to article Family Manual Fact Sheet – Transition Basics


Family Manual Fact Sheet – Transportation

3/19/2012
Transportation resources for your consideration.
Go to article Family Manual Fact Sheet – Transportation


Family Manual Fact Sheet – What is Medicare?

3/19/2012
Basic information about Medicare.
Go to article Family Manual Fact Sheet – What is Medicare


Family Manual Fact Sheet – Who’s Who In Adult Services

3/19/2012
A brief explanation of the “players” involved in the provision of adult services.
Go to article Family Manual Fact Sheet – Who’s Who in Adult Services


Family Manual Fact Sheet – Accessing Community Activities

3/15/2012
Resources to help families of youth in transition search for activity options in the community.
Go to article Family Manual Fact Sheet – Community Activities


Family Manual Fact Sheet – Financial Planning

3/15/2012
Information to help families understand the need for financial planning.
Go to article Family Manual Fact Sheet – Financial Planning


Family Manual Fact Sheet – Medicaid Waivers in Illinois

3/15/2012
A brief explanation of Medicaid waiver programs available in Illinois.
Go to article Family Manual Fact Sheet – Medicaid Waivers


Tools for School – HERRAMIENTAS PARA LA ESCUELA

9/28/2011
Queridas Familias de Niños y Jóvenes con Necesidades de Cuidado de Salud Especiales del Estado de Illinois: El Centro de Información de Salud Familia a Familia de El Arca de Illinois tiene el agrado de compartir con ustedes esta guía de chequeos necesarios para el regreso a clases. Dirigimos un agradecimiento especial por su colaboración para el desarrollo y revisión de esta guía, a los miembros del personal del Arca que pertenecen a los proyectos de Illinois Life Span y la Red de Apoyo Familiar, a los miembros de la Mesa Consultiva Familiar, de la División de Cuidados Especializados para Niños de la Universidad de Illinois en Chicago y a los Padres Asociados al Proyecto Hogar Médico de Illinois (Illinois Medical Home Project Parent Partners) Queremos señalar que la información contenida en esta guía tiene el propósito de cubrir generalidades y no substituye de ninguna manera los consejos y las directivas específicas de los proveedores de cuidados de su niño. Las preguntas sobre las necesidades de cuidado médico para su niño en el medio escolar, deben ser dirigidas al personal médico apropiado.
Go to article Tools For School – Spanish


PUNS – INFORMACIÓN BÁSICA

7/29/2011
PUNS significa Priorización de la Urgencia de Necesidad de Servicios. •PUNS es una lista de personas del Estado de Illinois, que padecen discapacidades para el desarrollo y necesitan servicios. PUNS es para toda persona que pueda necesitar ayuda del gobierno para pagar por servicios para discapacidades para el desarrollo, ahora o en el futuro. •PUNS es el primer paso para obtener servicios en Illinois. Si usted no está en la lista PUNS, usted no está en la lista de espera por servicios en el estado.
Go to article PUNS-The Basics ESPAÑOL


Illinois Medicaid Integrated Care Program Advocacy Toolkit – Spanish

7/20/2011
Herramientas para la Defensa del Programa de Cuidado Integral de Medicaid del Estado de Illinois.
Go to article Medicaid Integrated Care Toolkit – Spanish


Illinois Medicaid Integrated Care Program Advocacy Toolkit

5/31/2011
From The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information Center
Go to article Medicaid Integrated Care Toolkit Medicaid Integrated CareToolkit in Spanish


Letter to Families of Child SSI Applicants – From The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Education and Information Center

1/11/2011
You have applied for SSI for your baby or child with special needs. Just in case you are looking for more help for your baby or child, The Arc of Illinois wants to let you know that we have free services for families in Illinois.
Go to article Letter to Families


The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information and Education Center – Program Brochure

8/10/2006
Your statewide health information resource for families of children and youth with special needs!
Go to article Family to Family Brochure