Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

UPDATED: November 1, 2018

One of LSSI’s guiding principles is that each adult (18+) with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities should have a plan to live successfully in their community. With that in mind, LSSI provides person-centered services that range from residential to community-based living, as well as programming at our Shady Oaks Developmental Training Center. All of LSSI’s Intellectual/Developmental Disability housing and programs are licensed by the State of Illinois.


Intermediate Care

o A facility providing 12-hours of nursing care and a higher level of support for those who require more assistance with their personal care.

Autism Home

o Located in Aurora, Illinois

Homes for Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Weight Conditions (CILA)

o Homes with structured routines around food, food accessibility, and fitness.
o Appropriate for individuals with Prader-Willi Syndrome
o Located in Beardstown, Dixon, and Aurora in Illinois

CILA Homes

o Homes with a supportive environment to help achieve the highest level of independence possible.
o Residents attend developmental programs and participate in community activities
o Located on Chicago’s Northside and Sterling, Illinois

Anderson Apartments

o Individual apartments with Intermittent CILA supports
o Located in Stockton, Illinois


Intermittent CILA

o Community living with wrap-around supports based on the individual’s needs


Developmental Training Center

o A program that teaches and reinforces life skills through interactive, hands-on activities

  • Languages:
  • English
  • Will work with Translators as needed
  • Insurances Accepted:
  • Call for Fee
  • Medicaid
  • Private Insurance


Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
1001 E. Touhy Ave. #50
Des Plaines, IL 60018
United States



1 (888) 610-5774



Dante Steward

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