Hire the Future is designed to provide youth ages 16-24 with employment assistance, job readiness and career development services. IDES provides youth employment opportunities through representation, training programs, and apprenticeship programs for students.
Infinite Potential Through Technology (Infinitec) brings assistive technology to people with disabilities in Illinois. Infinitec provides information about assistive technology as well as training, equipment and access to specialists and resources.
Infinitec includes information about mobility devices, home modifications, independent living, orthotics and prosthetics, adaptive toys, adaptive sports, hearing resource guides, vision resource guides and more.
Got Transition aims to help youth and young adults move from pediatric to adult health care. Its website includes frequently asked questions and resources for youth and young adults as well as parents and caregivers.
Regular checkups or health visits are a part of everyone’s life. This tip sheet helps young adults understand the importance of annual health visits during the transition to adulthood.
Registering for PUNS: Transition Skills Tips and Tools
PUNS stands for Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services. The Illinois Division of Developmental Disabilities uses the PUNS database to identify who needs services and what services they need.
Registering for PUNS is the point of entry to services in Illinois for individuals with developmental disabilities. Individuals who need help from the government to pay for needed Division of Developmental Disabilities Waiver services now, or in the future, should register for PUNS.
The Transition Tips and Tools sheets include information to help you understand and register for PUNS as well as links to brochures from the Illinois Department of Human Services.
OneSight is a nonprofit committed to ending the global vision care crisis. Through OneSight’s OnSite Voucher Program, eligible patients can receive glasses free of charge. See OneSight’s frequently-asked question page for more details.
The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) Service Network is a collaboration of five universities and 10 organizations that together operate 20 centers across the state to provide services to children, families, educators, childcare providers, and medical professionals.
Illinois Worknet provides employment information, resources and tools to help individuals with and without disabilities find a job, internship or training, create a career plan, build a resume and more.
Illinois Worknet includes Disability Works which connects and guides individuals with disabilities to benefits, services, training and employment information.
INCIL is a source of information about the accomplishments of Illinois CILs and about issues to promote independent living for all persons with disabilities.
The Sibling Support Project is a national program dedicated to the lifelong and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental and mental health needs.
The project offers support, resources, opportunities to connect with other siblings and “Sibshops” for school-age brothers and sisters of kids with special needs.