What is it?

Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) is a living arrangement for adults (age 18 and older) in a group home, family home or apartment where 8 or fewer unrelated adults with developmental disabilities live under supervision of the community developmental services agency.  Residents receive complete and individualized residential habilitation, personal support services and supports under the direction of a community support team within the local agency.

Note:  Regarding the Enrollment Forms

How do I Become A Provider?

  1. You must be licensed 

    1. You must FIRST attend a "New Provider Orientation" session, unless you are already licensed under another category or meet the exemption requirements.  The next orientation session is scheduled for November 19, 2014.
    2. AFTER Bureau of Accreditation, Licensure & Certification has received verification of your attendance at the "New Provider Orientation" session, or that you are already licensed, or that you meet the exemption requirements, you may then request the CILA Licensure Application.
    3. You may request CILA Licensure Application from:

      Illinois Department of Human Services
      Bureau of Accreditation, Licensure & Certification
      401 N. Fourth Street, 2nd Floor
      Springfield, IL 62702
      Phone: (217) 557-9282

      NOTE: Licensure approval does not guarantee that you will get a contract or referrals.

    4. You must have staff with required qualifications and training.
  2. When you have met the above requirements, you must submit these forms to DHS.DDDMedProv@illinois.gov or Janene.Vanbebber@illinois.gov:

  3. Once you are licensed, you will be required to work with your Pre-Admission Screening Agency/Independent Service Coordination Agency (ISC).  These agencies educate, refer, and link adults with developmental disabilities to services.
  4. Contract Information 

    Upon meeting the specified requirements above, a Community Service Agreement (CSA) and Attachment A will be sent to you, containing your specific agency information.

    NOTE:  A contract is not final until it is signed by the DHS Secretary.

  5. With an approved contract, you must submit Direct Support Person (DSP) and Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) training programs for approval to:

    Illinois Department of Human Services
    Division of Developmental Disabilities
    Bureau of Quality Management
    319 E. Madison, Suite 4J
    Springfield, IL  62701

    Attention:  DSP/QIDP Training Program 

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