Illinois Department of Health and Human Services:

Information for enrolling in PUNS:

Contact the Illinois Department of Human Services' (IDHS) 24 hour automated helpline:


You may speak with a representative between 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday (except state holidays)

The following is an automated number directing the caller to local DD service information:


Contact via mail at:

Illinois Department of Human Services
319 East Madison, 4N
Springfield, IL 62701

*We highly recommend you explore PUNS and enroll your child/young adult as soon as possible.

Special Education Attorneys and Advocacy

Advocates for Access, Phone: 309-682-3500,

The Arc of Illinois, Phone: 815-464-1832,

Equip for Equality, Phone: 312-341-0022,

JCFS Legal Advocacy Center: Sande Shamash, Phone: 312-673-2740

Autism Resources and Counseling:

Autism Family Center (Offices in Northbrook, Winnetka, and the West Loop) and Autism Therapies:

(phone) 312-635-8989 (email) 

(web) and

Have Dreams,

New Hope Counseling Service, phone: 630-473-8491,

Rush University Medical Center, Autism Assessment, Treatment, and Research Services, Phone: 312-942-0819

Diagnostic and Assessment Services:

Have Dreams,

Heritage Professional Associates, LTD. (offices in Wheaton, Hinsdale, and Chicago): P. 630-325-5300 (Hinsdale), P. 630-653-9700 (Wheaton), P. 312-787-8425 (Chicago),

Social and Recreation:, RAISE,

Northwest Special Recreation Association, phone: 847-392-2848,

Special Olympics,

Articles and Blogs:

Networking for college students with disabilities:

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