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Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Off: 217-245-9504

Fax: 217-245-2350  

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West Central Illinois Services

Pathway Services Unlimited, Inc

1201 S. Main St., P.O. Box 400

Jacksonville, IL 62650

Phone: 217-479-2300

TDD: 217-479-2300

Fax: 217-479-2305

Celebrates 40th Year Anniversary

Pathway Services Unlimited, located in Jacksonville, IL has provided services to individuals with developmental disabilities for 40 years including services in the following programs:
Pathway SchoolThe Children’s Program is approved by the State Board of Education to provide services to children (aged 3-21) with severe and profound developmental disabilities and multiple handicaps.  Classroom instruction includes communication, gross motor skills, speech and physical therapy, perceptual motor tasks, use of leisure time, socialization and self-care skills.

Day Program for AdultsSpecialized services that provide instructional programs and support to meet the special needs of adults (aged 18 and over) with severe / profound developmental disabilities, medical concerns, and multiple handicaps.  The programs promote self-sufficiency through small group instruction and individualized training.  Services are primarily conducted at one of the day program sites and are available to any individual in the designated service area.

Supported Employment:  Job development is provided for positions in the community and also one-on-one job coaching and counseling is available if deemed necessary.  
Organizational Employment Services:  The Employment Services program offers various types of work opportunities such as shaping metal clothes hangers and creating arrangements from flowers that have been dried from special occasions such as weddings or funerals of loved ones. Individuals receive scaled wages based on abilities. 
Community Living Services: Pathway Services Unlimited has established a number of community based residential alternatives specifically designed to provide individuals who have developmental disabilities an appropriate home in the least restrictive setting.  Community Living Services emphasize the well-being, skill development and concern for normalization of the residents, with focus on the development of independent living skills and community integration.  Individualized service plans are developed to increase the level of independence through an Interdisciplinary Team process to provide programs and activities aimed at maximizing choice and the potential of each resident.
RespiteThe Respite Program is a supportive service designed to give temporary care to individuals who have developmental disabilities for the purpose of providing relief to the individual and their family.  Respite services (In-home, Facility or Home Based Services) are provided to individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the service area.  Persons may be eligible for up to 180 hours of in-home respite per year.  Emergency respite is provided during periods of stress and crisis.  Vacation respite can be utilized for relaxation and regeneration for families as well as to allow the respite individual to access the community and to work on goals set up by the family or the individual.  Respite Services are available to any child or adult with a developmental disability living with a natural parent, guardian, foster parent or caregiver in the Pathway Services service area.
Family Financial Resources SupportThis program is used to increase the capacity of families to maintain a family member with a developmental disability in the home by providing financial assistance. This program focuses on three rural counties - Greene, Jersey and Calhoun).  Families may be assisted with the purchase of adaptive devices, obtaining guardianship, transportation, utilities, medical expenses, special dietary needs, rent, or other individualized expenses.
Representative Payee / Support Services Throughout the service area, a Client Services Worker provides Representative Payee Support for persons with developmental disabilities living independently in the community receiving SSI and SSDI.  In addition to the financial record keeping involved, the worker assists with budgeting and managing monetary skills.  The worker also assists community persons and their families with applications for Public Aid, SSI / SSD, and Circuit Breaker funds.  Transportation assistance is provided for persons to varied community resources (e.g.: grocery story, medical / dental appointments, Salvation Army food / toy baskets, parent / teacher conferences, etc.).
Regional Dental ServicesThe Dental Unit closely resembles a private general dental office although procedures and equipment have been modified to insure dental care for patients with disabilities.  Types of services the Dental Unit provides includes initial evaluation and treatment, preventive and restorative services, in-patient hospital-based care when necessary, oral hygiene education and follow-up examination and consultation to children and adults with disabilities.

Service Areas:  Morgan, Scott, Calhoun, Jersey and Greene Counties

 Phone/TDD: 217-479-2300

 Contact:      James P. May, Executive Director

                        Rodney D. Lefever, Deputy Director

 Office Hours:   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Monday thru Friday

 Mission Statement: The primary mission of Pathway Services Unlimited is to provide and stimulate the development of quality opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities and other physical and mental challenges.


Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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