Residential Program


Austin Special Chicago operates CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement) group homes in Chicago. Each CILA house provides services to eight or fewer adults who are unable to live independently, but are capable of community living with an appropriate level of supervision, assistance, and supportive services. Staffing consists of direct service staff who are scheduled around the clock whenever residents are home, as well as a full-time manager at each house. Many residents attend the Austin Special Developmental Training Program during the day and go on outings together on evenings and/ or weekends. The CILA program offers individualized guidance and intensive training to clients, based on their abilities, dreams, and desires, in the skills of daily living, money management, medication administration, community integration, and others. Residents receive 24-hour supervision and are encouraged to live as independently as possible.


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