West Central Illinois Services
Pathway Services Unlimited,
1201 S. Main St., P.O. Box
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Celebrates 40th Year
Pathway Services Unlimited,
located in Jacksonville, IL has provided services to individuals with
developmental disabilities for 40 years including services in the following
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.
Program for Adults:
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
day program sites and are
available to any individual in the designated service area.
Job development is
provided for positions in the community and also one-on-one job coaching and
counseling is available if deemed necessary.
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:
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
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
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 /
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 Services:
The 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.
Morgan, Scott, Calhoun, Jersey
and Greene Counties
P. May, Executive Director
D. Lefever, Deputy Director
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday
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.