In mid-November 2008, the Division of Developmental Disabilities sent letters to 255 individuals - 75 adults and 180 children - inviting them to apply for community services funded by the Medicaid Home and Community-Based waivers for people with developmental disabilities. The individuals were selected from the statewide Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS) database.

The following tables show the distribution of individuals by selection category, age, geography and by length of time on PUNS.

Table 1:  By Selection Category

CATEGORY #
Adults needing waiver services (including CILA and HBS) and living at home with a caregiver who is age 75 or older 3
Adults needing waiver services (including CILA and HBS) immediately 18
Residents of an ICF/DD who are requesting waiver CILA services 4
Adults needing HBS services and living at home with a caregiver who is age 60 or older 25
Adults who are 22 years old, have left special education and need HBS services 21
Adults needing HBS services immediately or within one year 4
Total Adults 75

Table 2: Child Selection By Selection Category

CATEGORY #
Children needing HBS services immediately or within one year 60
Children needing HBS services who have been on PUNS longest 51
Children needing HBS services - random selection 69
Total Children 180

Table 3: Selection By Age of Applicant

AGE RANGE #
Applicant is aged 60 or older 1
Applicant is aged 50-59 11
Applicant is aged 40-49 12
Applicant is aged 30-39 11
Applicant is aged 29 or younger 40
TOTAL ADULTS 75
Applicant is aged 16-17 45
Applicant is aged 8-15 97
Applicant is aged 3-7 38
TOTAL CHILDREN 180
Statewide Total - Children and Adults 255

Table 4: Selection By Network

NETWORK #
Central 26
City of Chicago 53
North Central 36
North Suburban 65
Northwest 19
South Suburban 31
Southern 25
Statewide Total - Children and Adults 255

Table 5: Selection By Independent Service Coordination/Pre-Admission Screening Agency (ISC/PAS)

NAME OF ISC/PAS AGENCY #
Access Services of Northern Illinois 20
Central Illinois Service Access, Inc.  16
Champaign County Regional Planning 11
Community Alternatives Unlimited  59
Community Service Options/Rock Island County 5
Community Service Options 33
DayOne Network, Inc. 7
Developmental Disability Services of Metro East 14
Great River Service Coordination 9
Livingston County Mental Health Board 3
West Central Service Coordination 7
Options & Advocacy of McHenry County 5
PACT, Inc. 17
Prairieland Service Coordination 7
Service, Inc. of Will, Grundy & Kankakee Counties 17
Southern Illinois Case Coordination 11
Suburban Access, Inc.  11
Western Illinois Service Coordination 3
Statewide Total - Children and Adults  255

Table 6: Selection By Length of Time on PUNS

LENGTH OF TIME #
Six months or less 21
More than six months, less than one year 35
More than one year, less than two years 14
More than two years, less than three years 32
More than three years, less than four years 148
More than four years 5
Statewide Total - Children and Adults  255

Table 7: Selection by Race

Race #
African American 39
Asian/Pacific Islander 11
Caucausian 196
Unknown 9
Statewide Total - Children and Adults 255

Table 8:  Selection By Ethnicity

Ethnic Origin #
Mexican 7
Puerto Rican 1
Other Hispanic 5
Not Hispanic 239
Unknown 3
Statewide Total - Children and Adults 255

Table 9:  Selection By Diagnosis

Diagnosis # %
Autism Spectrum disorder 107 42.0
Cerebral Palsy 10 3.9
Epilepsy 20 7.8
Mild Mental Retardation 55 21.6
Moderate Mental Retardation 32 12.5
Severe Mental Retardation 15 5.9
Profound Mental Retardation 7 2.7
Unspecified Mental Retardatoin 82 32.2
Unknown Diagnosis 255 100

Note:  Because some individuals have more than one diagnosis, the sum of individual diagnoses is more than the number of individuals selected.