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Date(s) - 05/14/2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Please register for Illinois Life Span Lunchtime Webinar – The Many Functions of the Independent Service Coordination Agency (ISC) on May 14, 2019 12:00 PM CDT at:

The Role of the Independent Service Coordination Agency (ISC) and Its Many Functions: PUNS and Transition to Community Based Waiver Services, presented by Juan Aponte from Community Alternatives Unlimited

This webinar will cover
• History of CAU, service area and population
• How to find your ISC agency
• The role of an ISC
• Eligibility criteria for DHS-DD services and the Pre Admission Screening (PAS) process in the State of IL
• What is PUNS and What should a parent/guardian do while waiting for PUNS selection
• What types of services are available under PUNs or Crisis criteria

Presented by Juan Aponte, M.S., QIDP – Juan is a Director of Services with Community Alternatives Unlimited, an Independent Service Coordination (ISC) providing case management services to families of individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in Lake County, Northwest Cook County and Northside of Chicago, IL. During his 29 year tenure at CAU, Juan has worked very closely and diligently with many service providers and families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Juan has also received extensive training in autism in the states of Indiana and Illinois. Juan continues to work closely with the Illinois Department of Human Services – Division of Developmental Disabilities (IDHS-DDD), Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and several local school districts, residential and vocational providers in the Chicago/Metro area for the purpose of advocating and securing necessary supports and services for families and individuals with special needs. His areas of expertise include advocacy, crisis case management and transition planning for families and individuals with autism and behavioral challenges transitioning from special education into adult services. Other special projects of interest include CAU Presentations, PUNS Outreach, working with Hispanic families and Networking with school districts and adult service providers.

Please note – there are no CEUs provided for our lunchtime webinars.