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Public Act 095-0411




Public Act 095-0411
SB0284 Enrolled LRB095 05023 DRJ 29954 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Child Care Act of 1969 is amended by adding
Section 3.5 as follows:
    (225 ILCS 10/3.5 new)
    Sec. 3.5. Group homes for adolescents diagnosed with
    (a) Subject to appropriation, the Department of Human
Services, Developmental Disabilities Division, shall provide
for the establishment of 3 children's group homes for
adolescents who have been diagnosed with autism and who are at
least 15 years of age and not more than 18 years of age. The
homes shall be located in 3 separate geographical areas of the
State. The homes shall operate 7 days per week and shall be
staffed 24 hours per day. The homes shall feature maximum
family involvement based on a service and support agreement
signed by the adolescent's family and the provider. An eligible
service provider: (i) must have a minimum of 5 years experience
serving individuals with autism residentially and have
successfully supported individuals with challenging behaviors;
(ii) must demonstrate that staff have equal experience in this
regard; and (iii) must have a full-time Board-Certified
Behavior Analyst on staff.
    (b) The provider shall ensure that the staff at each home
receives appropriate training in matters that include, but need
not be limited to, the following: behavior analysis, skill
training, and other methodologies of teaching such as discreet
trial and picture exchange communication system.
    (c) The homes shall provide therapeutic and other support
services to the adolescents being served there. The therapeutic
curriculum shall be based on the principles of applied behavior
    (d) An agreeable rate shall be established by the
Department of Children and Family Services and the Department
of Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Division.
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect July 1,

Effective Date: 8/24/2007