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CCAR Industries is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded by a local parents’ group in 1969.  Our mission is to provide community-based services and supports that enhance the quality of life of East Central Illinois citizens with developmental disabilities and/or other functional limitations throughout their lifespan.  Our team is dedicated to providing high quality, individualized services to program consumers and their families.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any ideas or if you would like more information about our agency!


CCAR Industries is pleased to announce its accreditation by CARF International, for a period of three years, for Community Housing and Community Integration services. This is the thirteenth consecutive accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to CCAR Industries. The Three-Year accreditation is the highest level that CARF awards to an accreditated program. An organization receiving CARF accreditation voluntarily submits to a rigorous peer review process and demonstrates to a team of on-site surveyors that its services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

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Lyla McGuire, Executive Director, reviews CARF documents upon their arrival.

In a letter to CCAR Industries, CARF International stated:

. . . CCAR Industries’ programs are outstanding, well organized, and well administered. The organization provides excellent services to the consumers served. The consumers served are highly complementary of the organization and its staff members. CCAR Industries’ services involve the consumers and other stakeholders in service plans and direction of the programs. CCAR Industries has used the CARF standards as a tool for continuous quality improvement. The organization is in substantial conformance to the CARF standards. The organization appears to have in place a commitment and accountability process that ensures that the CARF standards will continue to be maintained.

CCAR Industries has earned a Three-Year Accreditation. All involved, including the consumers served, their families, and staff members, are complimented for the positive efforts they have made in the pursuit of international accreditation . . .

CCAR Industries is a not-for-profit organization that provides services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and other functional limitations in East Central Illinois. We were founded by a local parents organization in 1969. Currently, we serve approximately 350 area individuals.  We employ approximately 181 full and part-time staff members who continue to espouse the CCAR philosophy of Care, Compassion, Acceptance and Respect.  For additional information about our agency or accreditation, contact Executive Director Lyla McGuire.

Statement Released by the Illinois Comptroller’s Office

Release date:  September 16, 2015

CHICAGO – Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger announced Wednesday that her office is setting up accounts and will immediately begin making payments to Early Intervention providers as soon as it receives vouchers from the Department of Human Services (DHS).

Munger learned from her Nonprofit Advisory Council last week that Early Intervention services were “slipping through the cracks” of consent decrees requiring payments during the budget impasse, and she contacted DHS officials to discuss what payment options were available. After looking more closely at several active consent decrees, DHS and the Comptroller agreed that Early Intervention services were covered and they immediately began setting up the processes for making payments to providers.

“I know the tremendous benefits that Early Intervention services can provide to our delayed and disabled infants and toddlers, and I was extremely concerned when I learned many providers would likely be suspending their vital therapeutic services at the end of this month,” Munger said. “My office is working today to set up the accounts and we will immediately begin making payments to Early Intervention providers as soon as we receive vouchers from DHS so we can avoid further hardships.”

Early Intervention providers, who work on development strategies with disabled infants and toddlers, are the latest group in a growing list of organizations to be penalized by the ramifications of the budget impasse, now in its third month. Munger announced last week that the current $6.2 billion bill backlog is expected to grow to $8.5 billion by the end of December if the impasse continues.

“It is time for members of the General Assembly to sit down with the Governor to find common ground and pass a balanced budget so we can fund our critical priorities,” Munger said.


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