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Self-Directed Assistants

Home Based Support Services Program Service Facilitation

The Arc provides Self-Directed Assistance to individuals who have been awarded the Home Based Support Services Program by the State of Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities through the Medicaid Waiver Program.

What is a Self-Directed Assistant?

A professional who assists with the HBS program to:

  • Ensure health, safety, and welfare of the individual
  • Help the individual gain access to needed services
  • Improving the individual’s access to their community
  • Increase the individual’s independent living skills


Register for the PUNS waiting list by contacting an ISC agency:

Northern Illinois: Service, Inc. 815-339-0740

Developmental Disabilities Helpline: 1-888-DD-PLANS



Self-Directed Assistant Staff