SICCS Agency name

Southern Illinois Case Coordination Services, Inc.

Providing Advocacy, Options, and Choices for people who have a developmental disability

Southern Illinois Case Coordination Services

Southern Illinois Case Coordination Services, Inc. (SICCS) advocates for people who have a developmental disability by providing accurate and unbiased information to assist in the pursuit and realization of their desired outcomes. A not-for-profit, independent agency serving an area of 31 counties, SICCS offers case coordination services at no cost to people or families.


PUNS is a database that registers people who want or need Developmental Disability Waiver services (i.e Community Integrated Living Arrangements [adults only] or Home Based Supports [adults and children]) funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Developmental Disabilities. As funding is available, people are selected from PUNS and invited to apply for DD Waiver services.

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Pre-Admission Screening

The role of the PAS process is to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws, arrange for and conduct assessments, make necessary determinations regarding eligibility for services, educate people and families, make referrals and provide linkage to appropriate and needed services.

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Independent Service Coordination

SICCS Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals (QIDP) serve as independent advocates for people who have a developmental disability. All adults with developmental disabilities—enrolled in the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waiver—receive Individual Service and Support Advocacy (ISSA) services. The ISSA advocates on behalf of the person to ensure satisfaction regarding current services; to ensure that individual needs are met and individual rights are respected; successful transition from a state-operated facility to a community residence; linkage to and participation in state offered technical assistance programs; and education, linkage, and referral to other community services.

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Finding Your Way Through The Developmental Disability System In Illinois

For a larger list of resources, visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.