Clearbrook's Home-Based Support Services Workgroup

Membership is valid for one fiscal year from July 1st – June 30th.

What is it?

The purpose of the workgroup is to offer professionals in the Illinois Home-Based Support Services Program a dedicated online venue for networking, advocacy, information-sharing and training on topics relevant to this program and the field of developmental disabilities.

The workgroup originated from the need for more peer mentoring and support and has grown to include over 80 agencies providing Self-Directed Assistance and Independent Service Coordination throughout Illinois.

Why you should join TODAY!

It is a great opportunity to keep abreast of current happenings in the field of intellectual/developmental disabilities, especially as it relates to the Home-Based Support Services Program. Other benefits of the group include being able to post questions to your peers, locate resources, and learn about training opportunities. The Workgroup has also offered over 80 informational and educational webinars on a variety of different topics including Understanding Benefits, What Exactly is Rule 51?, The Medicaid Renewal/Re-Determination Process, Future Planning, Special Education, Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, ICAP Refresher, Assistive Technology, Autism Series, ROCS Overview, and many more. Additionally, a comprehensive resource list has been created and can be accessed by members.

As a member, you are also invited to participate in Clearbrook’s Home-Based Support Services Expo for a discounted fee. This event is usually held in the Fall and offers participants an opportunity to learn about resources around the state in the areas of behavioral services, therapies, adaptive equipment, assistive technology, vehicle/home modifications, and other useful supports and services for individuals with a disability.


Annual membership includes:
• Regular updates on the HCBS and other relevant programs/services serving individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities
• Opportunity to exchange information with a large network of Self-Directed Assistant’s and ISSA’s
• Informational and training webinars
• Access to the Resource List
• Discount on Workgroup sponsored events

Annual Membership Rates

Individual/Agency – $100

Registration Info:

To register online for membership in the HBSS Workgroup, click here.
To register with a check by mail, download this form.

Contact Info
For questions or more information please contact Michelle Schwartz, HBSS Workgroup Coordinator, Phone: 847-385-5354 or