Developmental Disabilities Services

Independent Service Coordination (ISC) provides an array of activities on behalf of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families/guardians to help them access individualized services and supports. The program’s purpose is to ensure such services and supports are responsive to the unique needs and desires of each individual and to effectively promote independence, community inclusion, and self-determination. ISC staff serve as an advocate, resource, and partner for the individual, their family, and others who are important in their lives — including service providers. ISC serves Champaign, Ford, and Iroquois counties.

Program and Services

A young man and his parents.

  • Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Service (PUNS) – Provides assistance to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are potentially in need of services now or within the next five years to register in the PUNS statewide database. Information collected allows the State to categorize needs for developmental disabilities services for individuals.
  • Pre-Admission Screening (PAS) – Provides a screening process to determine whether individuals are eligible for services funded through the Division of Developmental Disabilities, especially those programs that are under the Medicaid waiver. Individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are hospitalized are also screened to determine if nursing home services are appropriate.
  • Individual Service and Support Advocacy (ISSA) – Provides advocacy services to individuals who participate in programs funded by Medicaid waivers (Community Integrated Living Arrangements, home-based services, and community day services). ISC staff work with individuals to develop annual Person-Centered Plans, identify goals individuals have for the upcoming year, and monitor implementation of services to address their goals and service provision by provider agencies, while also determining service satisfaction. In addition, ISC staff make yearly determinations of continued Medicaid-waiver eligibility for individuals receiving services.
  • Transition Consultant Services – Provides support to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families who are nearing graduation from secondary education. Transition Consultants assist with education and support regarding the transition to adult-based developmental disability services in Illinois. They also assist individuals and families with developing a transition plan and referral/linkage to appropriate community support services.


ISC services are contingent upon a formal diagnosis of an intellectual or developmental disability or related condition with concurrent adaptive functioning limitations in three of six life skill areas (language, learning, mobility, self-care, self-direction, or the capacity for independent living) that is manifested before age 22.


Champaign County: 217-328-3313

Ford/Iroquois Counties: 815-432-0195