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Full Text of HB2002  95th General Assembly



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1     AN ACT concerning regulation.
2     Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3 represented in the General Assembly:
4     Section 5. The Child Care Act of 1969 is amended by adding
5 Section 3.5 as follows:
6     (225 ILCS 10/3.5 new)
7     Sec. 3.5. Group homes for adolescents diagnosed with
8 autism.
9     (a) Subject to appropriation, the Department of Human
10 Services, Developmental Disabilities Division, shall provide
11 for the establishment of 3 children's group homes for
12 adolescents who have been diagnosed with autism and who are at
13 least 15 years of age and not more than 18 years of age. The
14 homes shall be located in 3 separate geographical areas of the
15 State. The homes shall operate 7 days per week and shall be
16 staffed 24 hours per day. The homes shall feature maximum
17 family involvement based on a service and support agreement
18 signed by the adolescent's family and the provider. An eligible
19 service provider: (i) must have a minimum of 5 years experience
20 serving individuals with autism residentially and have
21 successfully supported individuals with challenging behaviors;
22 (ii) must demonstrate that staff have equal experience in this
23 regard; and (iii) must have a full-time Board-Certified



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1 Behavior Analyst on staff.
2     (b) The provider shall ensure that the staff at each home
3 receives appropriate training in matters that include, but need
4 not be limited to, the following: behavior analysis, skill
5 training, and other methodologies of teaching such as discreet
6 trial and picture exchange communication system.
7     (c) The homes shall provide therapeutic and other support
8 services to the adolescents being served there. The therapeutic
9 curriculum shall be based on the principles of applied behavior
10 analysis.
11     (d) An agreeable rate shall be established by the
12 Department of Children and Family Services and the Department
13 of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Division.
14     Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,
15 2007.