Recently another 1500 names were selected by lottery from the PUNS list (Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services). This is a list of children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities who need services or supports from the State of Illinois. The list is used for planning, budgeting and delivering services to those in need. The current waiting list for services tops 20,000 individuals.
Accordingly, getting a PUNS services notification letter is a big deal for families in need that have waited a long time. Nemo is aware of several families who were recently selected and now wonder what it means to them.
There will be a telephone conference TONIGHT (Wednesday, November 7, 2012) at 7pm (CST) for those whose name was selected and wish to discuss options going forward. The discussion will be facilitated by staff from the Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives (IAMC) http://www.iambc.org . While the IAMC is not a PUNS agency, they are usually very well-informed. Nemo would attend if not for a previous engagement.
For more information contact Vicki Niswander, Executive Director, IAMC, 217-586-4552. firstname.lastname@example.org Those who wish to attend can call in at 605-477-3000, passcode 501904. The web link is https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/84a0e766/17767787