Criteria For Participation

Criteria for Participation of Individuals to be served

Rule 119.205, 31 U, 31S, 31A

Cherubim Developmental Training Program serves young adults age 18 years of age and older with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Our main focus is to address deficits in areas such as; functional skills, independent living skills, social skills, and economic self-sufficient skills. There is no minimum required skill level for members entering our program. 

All of these skills are aimed at integrating young adults in the local community such as shopping, restaurants, public transportation, businesses, workforce, and recreation. Members attending our program must live within a one-hour radius from our location. Our program hours are from 8:30am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday with a schedule of special events on some Saturdays. 

Cherubim will work with potential members to set up transportation with public transportation such as pace bus, local taxi services, and the city of Wheaton taxi services for individual with disabilities.

Cherubim’s’ director will meet with each family to evaluate the prospective individual to determine if the individual meets requirements for our program.  We will assess the Individual in the following areas:

1. Motor development - The individual demonstrates fine and gross motor skills independently or with minimal assistance. 


2. Dressing - The individual dresses self with verbal cues or minimal help such as buttoning shirts or pants, or belt buckle.


3. Grooming - The individual grooms self with verbal cues or with minimal help such as holding toothbrush, helping brush their hair, or facial shaving.


4. Toileting - The individual toilets with verbal cues only or needs little help with buttoning of pants and belt buckle.


5. Eating - The individual eats a meal with cues from staff and may need some assistance.


6. Language - The individual understands basic requests and expresses self verbally or with an alternative communication such as, communication 

board, computer or writing.


7. Productive capacity - The individual consistently maintains a productive level of 25 percent of the industrial criteria of the norm.

The Cherubim interdisciplinary team (the lead QIDP will convene the team (119.215) will prepare and implement members’ support plan based on initial assessment, ICAP, and any other assessments the guardian or individual might have available. (119.205.) The QIDP will meet monthly to revise and document any modifications to the plan and review services are being implemented. The interdisciplinary team will meet annually to reassess the member’s skills levels and write another support plan accordingly. (119.230.)

The team will have 30 days to complete the individualize support plan. Individuals will be given a copy of their rights, (119.235.) This document must be signed and filed. The support plans must be based on assessments results, reflect guardian’s goals for the individual, identify services and supports and who is responsible for these services. Goals must be measurable and have time frames for assessments and identify the person who is in-charge of assessing these goals. An ISP meeting will be held by the interdisciplinary team, human rights and behavioral management committees (119.245), to approve the plan and a copy goes to guardian and the individual. 


The following are the situations in which an individual may not continue in our program: 


  • An individual does not meet the criteria for our program or is otherwise excluded or suspended or discharged.
  • The individual or his/her guardian has the desire to stop services. 
  • The individual has mastered skills taught and are ready for the next step program. 
  • The individual has a physical or medical condition that put him in danger or any maladaptive behaviors that places the individual or other at high risk. 

Guardians and Individuals will received a ten-day written notice if they have met any of the requirements listed above. The individual may continue programming at Cherubim until an alternative placement is determined, unless the individual is at high risk to seriously hurt others or his/her self. The guardian or the individual can appeal to Cherubim as required by rule (119.235(e)).

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