July 23, 2019
On July 1, the Independent Service Coordination Program (ISC) in the RPC’s Community Services Division was pleased to welcome 19 new staff to its team.
The ISC program supports individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families/guardians to access individualized services and supports. The program aims to ensure that the variety of services and supports it provides are responsive to the unique needs and desires of each individual, while effectively promoting independence, community inclusion, and self-determination.
Funded through the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities, the RPC’s ISC program has expanded to cover a total of 13 counties across Illinois.
Counties now covered include:
Clients receiving individual service and support advocacy (ISSA) services will grow from approximately 400 clients to over 1,500.
The new staff on the ISC team bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities to the RPC. Several of them have been providing ISC services with other organizations for over 10 years. The RPC also received an expansion in funding through the Champaign County Developmental Disabilities Board to do Person-Centered Planning, with three new staff members being added thanks to that funding.
The RPC is thrilled to welcome the new staff members to the team and we look forward to the ongoing success of the program.