Special Services » PUNS


New requirements for Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Service (PUNS) were effective January 1, 2024.  PUNS is a statewide database that records information about individuals with developmental disabilities who are planning for or seeking services through the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Division of Developmental Disabilities. At each annual review for a student with a disability, the IEP (Individualized Education Program) team must determine if the student is registered for PUNS and if not, refer the family to a designated employee who has completed the PUNS training.  For information on PUNS, please contact one of the following trained employees:  Jennifer Bajda, Director of Special Services [email protected]; Nichole Reiser, Special Services Coordinator  [email protected]; or your building psychologist. 


IDHS: Understanding PUNS (DHS 4313) (state.il.us)