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The Arc of Iroquois County

  Agency Contact Information:
Address: Administration Office
700 East Elm Street
Watseka, IL 60970
Phone: 815.432.5288
Email: info@thearcirq.org
Website: http://www.thearcirq.org/
  Agency Contact Information:
Address: Early Intervention Classroom
1001 East Grant, Administration Building
Watseka, IL 60970
Email: info@thearcirq.org
Website: http://www.thearcirq.org/
Contact Person:

Christine McTaggart - Executive Director

  Service Profile:
Service/program name: Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA)
Description: A residential program that provides supports for adults with disabilities who choose to live in their own home in the community. Can also be provided on a limited basis for adults who are still living with their parents. Both 24 hour and intermittant levels of support are available. Person-centered services primarily focus on assisting individuals to live, work and play in natural environments. The Arc has 18 CILA's in Iroquois County. The CILA's are jlocated in Milford, Watseka, Crescent City, and Cissna Park.
Phone: 815.432.5288

Service/program name: Developmental & Vocational Skill Training
Description: Training is individually designed to meet individual needs. Program design supports people to develop the skills necessary to reach the maximum level of independence and participate more fully in the community. Training in areas such as motor development, hygiene, eating language, leisure time skills, as well as vocational training compose the core curriculum. Additional supports help individuals develop skills to make informed choices and increase their level of independence. Community integration is emphasized. Consultant services include: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Audiology, and Speech & Language Pathology. Retirement Alternative (Adult Day Care for Seniors) is also offered. An upscale consignment shop was opened in 1998 (A Second Look, 108 S. 2nd St., Cissna Park, IL 60924.)
Phone: 815.432.5288

Service/program name: Early Intervention
Description: Provides developmental therapy through home and center based services. Activities include language development, fine and gross motor, sensory, organized play and music. Parent education is supplemental with a monthly newsletter. Transportation is provided to the day care center.
Phone: 815.432.5998
Target Gender: Either
Ages Served: Birth 2 years

Service/program name: Individual & Family Support Unit
Description: Provides counseling, education and support to enable individuals to live in a community environment such as their natural home or independent living. Individuals are supported to remain an integral member of their family and community. Supports provided are based on individual need and include money management, futures planning, etc.
Phone: 815.432.5288

Service/program name: In-Home Respite
Description: In-home respite services funded by Illinois Department of Human Services provides trained caregivers to supervise and assist people with developmental disabilities in their home. Respite workers give caregivers much needed support and relief from the 24-hour responsibility of caring for a family member with a disability. Limited residential respite available for adults 18 years and older.
Phone: 815.432.5288

Service/program name: Supported Employment
Description: Helps individuals find available work opportunities in the community. Job coaching trains the worker and supports co-workers on the job site to facilitate long-term employment. Work sites can be individual or group.
Phone: 815.432.5288

Service/program name: A Second Look/Consignment Boutique
Description: an upscale consignment boutique, non-profit, in Cissna Park managed by staff of The Arc and developmentally disabled adults
Phone: 815.457.3071
Ages Served: All ages

Service/program name: Moments Remembered
Description: Moments Remembered is a dried flower wreath non profit business in downtown Watseka run by The Arc.
This business is run by the developmentally disabled adults and The Arc staff at 112 East Walnut St. Suite C Watseka, IL 815.432.4017
Phone: 815.432.4017
  General Information:
Description: Promotes opportunities for people with developmental disabilities and empowers people to choose goals with which they are satisfied.
Agency Type: Non-profit
Territory/Geographical area: Iroquois County only

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