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.

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 not yet scheduled, but will be posted here.
    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) 557-9289

    4. You must have staff with required qualifications and training.
  2. Once you are licensed, you will be required to work with your Independent Service Coordination Agency/Pre-Admission Screening Agency (ISC/PAS).

    These agencies educate, refer, and link adults with developmental disabilities to services.

  3. When you have individuals who have chosen you for services, you must submit these forms to DHS.DDDMedProv@illinois.gov or Janene.VanBebber@illinois.gov:

  4. 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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