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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Directory of Illinois Websites for People with Disabilities, Family Members, Service Providers, and Professionals

the following information is shared from Equip for Equality website...


Directory of Illinois Websites for People with Disabilities, Family Members, Service Providers, and Professionals
Equip for Equality provides this directory of resources for additional information. Inclusion in the directory should not be construed as an endorsement of any kind. We plan to keep expanding the directory, so please contact us if you would like your organization included.

Abuse and Neglect (includes Domestic Violence)

Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network
Child Care Association of Illinois
Provides Services to Abused, Neglected, & Troubled Children

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
Equip for Equality Abuse Investigation Unit
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Child Protection
Illinois Department of Human Services Office of Inspector General
Reporting Abuse & Neglect of People with Disabilities
Illinois Department on Aging Elder Abuse Prevention
Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission Human Rights Authority
La Rabida Children's Hospital
Dedicated to Caring for Children with Chronic Illnesses,
Disabilities, or Who Have Been Abused or Neglected

Life Span
Comprehensive Services to Victims of Domestic Violence

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
Reporting Abuse Within Illinois

ADA-Americans with Disabilities Act

DBTAC Great Lakes ADA Center
Illinois ADA Project

Aging and the Elderly

Alzheimer's Association – Greater Illinois Chapter
Alzheimer's Association – Central Illinois Chapter
The Beacon Show
Weekly Radio Show for People with Disabilities, Seniors, and Veterans
Broadcasts in Northeastern Illinois

Buehler Center on Aging of Northwestern University
Center for Disability and Elder Law
City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services - Senior Services Area Agency on Aging
Illinois Department on Aging
Illinois Coalition on Mental Health and Aging
Illinois Supportive Living Program
Provides Alternative to Nursing Home Care
For Low Income Older Persons & Persons with Disabilities

Meals on Wheels
Helps Meet Nutritional needs of Frail Homebound Elderly
And People with Disabilities

Refinance and Mortgage Guide for Senior Citizens
University of Illinois at Chicago/RRTC on
Aging with Developmental Disabilities


Assistive Technology

Computer Banc
Donka, Inc.
Computer Training for People with Disabilities

Equip for Equality Assistive Technology Project
The Great Lakes Accessible Information Technology Initiative
Illinois Assistive Technology Project
Illinois Center for Information Technology Accessibility
Infinitec Assistive Technology Coalition Connection
Infinitec Durable Medical Equipment Exchange
Infinitech Inc.

Children

All Kids Program
Provides Affordable, Comprehensive Health Insurance for Every Child

Almost Home Kids
Enhances Lives of Children Facing Serious & Ongoing Medical Challenges

Aspire Children’s Services
Provides Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities

Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education
Child Care Association of Illinois
Provides Services to Abused, Neglected, & Troubled Children

The Family Defense Center
Advocates Justice for Families
In the Child Welfare System

Family to Family
Statewide Health Information Resource
For Families of Children and Youth with Special Needs

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
Illinois Department of Human Services
Early Intervention Program
For Infants and Toddlers Birth to Three

Illinois Early Child Intervention Clearinghouse
IllinoisParents.org
The Illinois Provider Directory for Children with Disabilities
Illinois Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
La Rabida Children's Hospital
Dedicated to Caring for Children with Chronic Illnesses,
Disabilities, or Who Have Been Abused or Neglected

National Information Center for Children and Youth With Disabilities/Illinois State Resources
National Lekotek Center
(Family play centers and toy lending libraries for children with special needs)

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago/Division of Specialized Care for Children
Voices for Illinois Children

Civil Rights Enforcement

City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations
Cook County Commission on Human Rights
Illinois Attorney General
Illinois Department of Human Rights
Illinois Human Rights Commission
United States Commission on Civil Rights
United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
United States Department of Health and Human Services Offices for Civil Rights
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Community Integration

Advocates United
Campaign for Real Choice in Illinois
Family Support Network of Illinois
Illinois Supportive Living Program
Provides Alternative to Nursing Home Care
For Low Income Older Persons & Persons with Disabilities

Pathways Awareness Foundation
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors Program
Fosters Inclusion in Worship

Courts

Cook County Circuit Court
Cook County Circuit Court-Clerk's Office
Illinois Judicial Branch

Disability Rights and Self Advocacy

Chicago ADAPT
Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois
The Council for Disability Rights
Disability Pride Parade
Equip for Equality Disability Rights Training
Equip for Equality Public Policy Program
Illinois Self-Advocacy Alliance
lifemyway
Fosters Self Advocacy for People with Developmental Disabilities

Employment and Self-Employment

AbilityLinks.org
Links Employers to Job-Seekers with Disabilities

Chicagoland Business Leadership Network
Dedicated to Maximizing Recruitment, Employment and
Retention of Qualified Workers with Disabilities

City of Chicago Business Enterprises Owned by People with Disabilities
City of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development
City of Chicago Workforce Development
Client Assistance Program (CAP)
Advocates for People with Disabilities
In the Rehabilitation Process, Employment, and Home Services

disabilityworks
Equip for Equality Ticket to Work Project
Helps Social Security Beneficiaries Return to Work

FASTT
Offers Vocation and Employment Programs
For Adults with Autism in Southern Illinois

Goodwill Industries of Metropolitan Chicago, Inc.
Illinois Department of Employment Security
Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Vocational Rehabilitation

Illinois Growth Enterprises
Provides Comprehensive Vocational Services
To People with Disabilities in the Rockford Area

Jewish Vocational Service
Adult Employment Services
Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities
Helps Young People Exiting Special Education Find Jobs

Opportunity Secure Data Destruction
Helps People with Disabilities Work in a Viable Business Enterprise

Parents Alliance Employment Project
Offers Individualized Employment Services

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Vocational Services
We Grow Dreams Greenhouse and Garden Center
Provides Training and Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

WorkNet, Illinois' Virtual Employment One-Stop
Increases Employment Opportunities for All State Residents
Including People with Disabilities

Disability Resources

Financial Assistance and Public Benefits

All Kids Program
Provides Affordable, Comprehensive Health Insurance for Every Child

Celebrate Differences
Provides Resources and Information and
Scholarships to Students With Disabilities and Supporters

Dental Lifeline Network Illinois
Emergency Fund
Provides Immediate Financial Assistance and Related Services
To Help Low Income Individuals and Families Through a Crisis

Health & Disability Advocates
Health Benefits for Workers with Disabilities
Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Health Insurance Program for the Otherwise Uninsurable

Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department on Aging
Circuit Breaker and Illinois Cares RX

Illinois Supportive Living Program
Provides Alternative to Nursing Home Care
For Low Income Older Persons & Persons with Disabilities

Meals on Wheels
Helps Meet Nutritional Needs of Frail Homebound Elderly
And People with Disabilities

Quick Resource Guide to Help Illinois Families with Low Incomes Reach Self-Sufficiency
Social Security Administration

Guardianship

Cook County Public Guardian
Equip for Equality Guardianship Reform Project
Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission
Guardianship Resource Guide

Housing

Fair Housing Legal Clinic
The John Marshall Law School

Fair Housing Resources in Chicago
Fair Housing Resources Outside of Chicago
The Handi-Ramp Foundation
Provides Home Access to People with Disabilities
Who Own Their Own Residences

Housing Options for the Mentally Ill
Illinois Fair Housing Initiative
Illinois Tenants Union
Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing
Metropolitan Tenants Organization
Over the Rainbow Association
Resources for Community Living
Affordable Housing Options and Other Services
For People with Developmental and/or Physical Disabilities

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Information for People with Disabilities
Renting, Buying, Making Your Home Accessible, and Your Fair Housing Rights

Independent Living

Locations of Illinois Centers for Independent Living
Access Living
Advocates for Access
DuPage Center for Independent Living
Illinois/Iowa Center for Independent Living
Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living
Impact, Inc.
Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living
Lake County Center for Independent Living
Life Center for Independent Living
Living Independently Now Center
Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living
Opportunities for Access CIL (OFACIL)
Options Center for Independent Living
PACE, Inc. Center for Independent Living
Progress Center for Independent Living
RAMP Center for Independent Living
Soyland Access to Independent Living
Springfield Center for Independent Living
West Central Illinois Center for Independent Living
Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living
Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living
Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois

Key State of Illinois & City of Chicago Websites

City Clerk of Chicago
Includes Information about Chicago City Council

City of Chicago
City of Chicago Mayor's Office
City of Chicago Department of Public Health
City of Chicago Mayor's Office for People With Disabilities
Governor of Illinois
Illinois Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities
Illinois Legislative Branch
Illinois Department of Human Services
Illinois Department of Public Health
State of Illinois

Latinos with Disabilities

Calor
Serves People with Disabilities in Chicago's Latino Community

El Valor
Provides Bilingual, Bicultural Services

Equip for Equality Latinos with Disabilities Advocacy Project
Esperanza Community Services
Provides Services to People with Developmental Disabilities in Chicago
In Spanish and English

Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Services for People with Disabilities Who Are Hispanic/Latino

Pilsen Wellness Center
Provides Bilingual, Bicultural Services

Vida Independiente
Spanish-Language Radio Show About Disability-Related Topics

Legal Services Providers or Referral Services Not Within Topic Areas

American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
Bluhm Legal Clinic
Northwestern University School of Law

Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic
The Catholic Charities Legal Assistance and Resource Center
Center for Disability and Elder Law
Center for Economic Progress
Chicago Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Legal Services Center

Chicago Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, Inc.
Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc.
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
Community Law Project, Inc.
Consumers’ Guide to Legal Help in Illinois
Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS)
Directory of Pro-Bono Programs in Illinois
DuPage County Bar Association Find a Lawyer
Equip for Equality Legal Advocacy Program
Illinois State Bar Association
IllinoisLawyerFinder.com

Jewish Child and Family Services
Special Education Legal Advocacy

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation
Legal Advocacy Service of the Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission
Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago
Loyola University School of Law Legal Clinics
Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic
University of Chicago Law School

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.
Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic
Northern Illinois University College of Law

Legal Self-Help Information

Chicago Bar Association DIAL-LAW
Chicago Bar Association Public Information Brochures
Equip for Equality Advocacy and Informational Materials
Equip for Equality Disability Rights Workshops Online
Illinois Attorney General Disability Rights Publications
Illinois Legal Aid
Provides Legal Information for the Public

Prairie State Legal Services
Legal Help, Information and Publications

Self-Help Legal Center

Legal Organizations for Attorneys

Chicago Bar Association
Chicago Bar Foundation
DuPage County Bar Association
Illinois Legal Advocate
Provides Tools for Legal Aid Advocates

Illinois Pro Bono Legal Assistance for Attorneys
Illinois State Bar Association
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Long-Term Care

Illinois Citizens for Better Care
Illinois Nursing Home Residents'
Advocacy and Service Organization

Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Supportive Living Program
Provides Alternative to Nursing Home Care
For Low Income Older Persons & Persons with Disabilities

United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

News and Information Services

The Beacon Show
Weekly Radio Show for People with Disabilities, Seniors, and Veterans
Broadcasts in Northeastern Illinois

CRIS Radio
Disability Beat Radio
Broadcasts in East Central Illinois

Vida Independiente
Spanish-Language Radio Show About Disability-Related Topics

Recreation and the Arts

Adaptive Adventures
Provides Outdoor Sports Opportunities
For Children and Adults with Physical Disabilities

American Blind Skiing Foundation
Arts of Life
Artistic Community Providing Adults with Developmental Disabilities
An Environment to Experience Personal Growth

Awakenings Project
Empowers Persons with Mental Illinois Through Art

BraveHearts Riding and Therapeutic Educational Center
Camp Big Sky
Provides Accessible Fishing Camping, Boating
& Other Related Outdoor Opportunities
To Children & Adults with Disabilities

Camp Chatterbox
Therapy Camp for Nonspeaking or Severely
Speech-Impaired Children Who use Augmentative
and Alternative Communication Devices

Camp Firefly
Overnight Camp for Children with Disabilities Such as Social
Anxiety, OCD, PDD, Asperger’s Syndrome, & Autism 

Camp Hope
Summer Camp for Children and Young Adults
With Developmental Disabilities 

Camp Star
Summer Day Camp for Children with AD/HD & Related Issues

Central Athletic Association of the Deaf
Central Illinois Deaf Golfers Association
Central Illinois Riding Therapy
Dance Detour
"Diverse-Abilities" Dance Company

Diveheart
Offers Scuba Diving Activities
For Children and Adults with Disabilities

Easy Street Theater
Provides Social and Artistic Opportunities
For All Persons with Cognitive and/or Physical Disabilities

Equestrian Connection
Therapeutic Riding Program
For All Persons with Cognitive and/or Physical Disabilities

Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities
Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association
Great Lakes Deaf Bowling Association
Illinois Deaf Campers
Illinois Deaf Golfers Association
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Outdoor Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Illinois High School Association Wheelchair Basketball
Illinois Swimming, Inc. – Adapted Swimming
Institute for Therapy Through the Arts
International Center on Deafness and the Arts
Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Program
KEEN Chicago
Provides Free One-To-One Recreational Opportunities
For Children & Young Adults with Mental & Physical Disabilities

Main Stay
Provides Individualized Equine-related Therapeutic Activities

Midwest Deaf Golfers Association
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability 
Noah's Playground for Everyone
Fully Accessible Playground in Evanston

Ready, Set, Ride
Offers Therapeutic Equine Activities

RIC Fitness Center and Sports Programs
School for Therapeutic and Recreational RidingShady Oaks Cerebral Palsy Camp
Summer Camp for People with Disabilities in Homer Glen, Illinois

Special Olympics Illinois
Special Recreation Associations
Touch of Nature Therapeutic Recreation Program (Carbondale)
Tourette Syndrome Camp Organization
White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Rehabilitation

Client Assistance Program (CAP)
Advocates for People with Disabilities
In the Rehabilitation Process, Employment, and Home Services

Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Rehabilitation Services

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Schwab Rehab

Resource Guides-Disability-Related

DRM Regional Resource Directory for Illinois
Life Center of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Resource Guide for Persons with Disabilities
Resource Guide for Persons with Disabilities (Large Print)

Resource Guides-General Community Resources

AccessSI
Community Resource Directory for Southern Illinois

Community Online Resource Directory
Covers Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Jasper, Moultrie And Shelby Counties

Community Resources.net
Social Service, Health, and Disability Agencies in Chicago Area

HomeTownLocator
Local Information, Resources & Data About Illinois Cities and Towns

Human Services Guide for East Central Illinois

Service Coordination

Access Services of Northern Illinois
Independent Service Coordination for People with Developmental Disabilities

Champaign County Regional Planning
Independent Service Coordination
Serves Champaign, Ford, and Iroquois Counties

Community Alternatives Unlimited
Independent Case Management Services For People With Disabilities
Serves North Side of Chicago and Northern Suburbs of Cook and Lake County

Community Services Options, Inc.
Provides Services Coordination to People with Disabilities in Chicago

DayOneNetwork
Provides Service Coordination & Advocacy To Persons with Developmental Disabilities In Kane and Kendall Counties

Options & Advocacy for McHenry County
Pact, Inc.
Independent Service Coordination for People with Developmental Disabilities in
DuPage County

Prairieland Service Coordination, Inc.
Serves East Central Illinois

Suburban Access, Inc.
Offers Case Management and Service Coordination To People with Disabilities in South & West Suburban Cook County

Western Illinois Service Coordination, Inc.

Special Education

Answers for Special Kids
For Children with Special Needs or Learning Differences
In Evanston and Neighboring Communities

Chicago Public Schools
Designs for Change
DueProcessIllinois.org
Dedicated to Helping Children With Disabilities
Obtain an Appropriate Education

Family Matters
Family Resource Center on Disabilities
Illinois Council for Exceptional Children
Illinois Special Ed
Illinois State Advisory Council
On the Education of Children with Disabilities

Illinois State Board of Education Special Education Services
Infinitec News Group for Exploring Inclusive Education
Jewish Child and Family Services
Special Education

Special Education Legal Advocacy
Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities
Helps Young People Exiting Special Education Find Jobs

Mothers From Hell 2
Mothers on a Mission, Inc.
Community Parent Resource Center Located in Berwyn

Parent & Educator Partnership
Project CHOICES (a "least restrictive environment" initiative)
SEA200-Special Education Alliance
Enhances Education Experience for Children with Special Needs In CUSD 200

Special Ed Advocacy Center
Voice-Advocacy

Travel, Transportation, and Tourism

Access Springfield
Provides Transportation for People with Disabilites
Unable to Use Fixed-Route Bus Service

Chicago Transit Authority Accessible Services
Easy Access Chicago Guide
Information for Visitors and Residents with Disabilities

Equip for Equality Transportation Rights Project
Illinois Secretary of State's Office
Services for Persons with Disabilities

Metra Accessibility Information
Metro (St. Louis Metropolitan Region) Accessibility
Midway Disability Awareness and Assistance Program
O’Hare Disability Awareness and Assistance Program
PACE Accessible Fixed Route Bus Service
PACE ADA Paratransit Service
Peoria CityLink Paratransit Service
Quincy Transit Lines Paratransit Services
Regional Transportation Authority ADA Paratransit
Ride Transit Free Card
For People with Disabilities and Seniors

Veterans

The Beacon Show
Weekly Radio Show for People with Disabilities, Seniors, and Veterans
Broadcasts in Northeastern Illinois

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
Illinois Warriors Assistance Program
Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Program for Illinois Veterans

Vaughan Paralyzed Veterans of America (Illinois Chapter)

Voting

City of Chicago Board of Election Commissioners
Cook County Clerk's Office
Equip for Equality Voting Rights Project
Illinois State Board of Elections Voting Information

Specific Disabilities

AIDS/HIV

AIDS Foundation of Chicago
AIDS Legal Council of Chicago
Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry
Chicago House
Provides Services to People Struggling with HIV and AIDS

EdgeAlliance
Decreases Homelessness and Supports People Living with HIV/AIDS
Chicago's North Lawndale Neighborhood

Test Positive Aware Network (Includes Chicago Area HIV Services Directory)
Vital Bridges
Helps People Impacted by HIV and AIDS

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

Camp Star
Summer Day Camp for Children with AD/HD & Related Issues

CHADD of Chicago
Children and Adults with AD/HD

Kane County CHADD Support Group
Lincolnshire AREA CHADD
North Shore Satellite of CHADD
Northern Illinois Satellite of CHADD
South Suburban Chicago CHADD
West Suburban Adult Satellite ofCHADD

Autism

The Answer Inc.
Autism Awareness and Support Agency

Autism Community Connection
Autism Community Connection Yahoo Group
The Autism Program of Illinois
Autism Resource Center at Rush University Medical Center
Autism Society of America—Peoria Regional Chapter
Autism Society of Illinois
Autism Society of Illinois-Central Illinois Chapter
Autism Society of Illinois – Northwest Suburban Chapter
Autism Society of McLean County
Autism Spectrum Institute at Illinois State University
Chicago Autism Connection
C-U Autism Support Network (Champaign-Urbana)
FASTT
Offers Vocation and Employment Programs
For Adults with Autism in Southern Illinois

Illinois Autism/PDD Training & Technical Assistance Project
Illinois Center for Autism
Pay It Forward For Autism
Peer Support & Networking for Children With Autism & Their Families
Chicago Northwest Suburbs

Southwestern Illinois Autistic Spectrum Disorder Support Website

Blindness and Visual Impairments

American Blind Skiing Foundation
Center for Sight & Hearing 
Helps People with Vision and/or Hearing Loss Be Independent

The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired 
CRIS Radio
Friedman Place
A Residence for Blind and Visually Impaired Adults

The Hadley School for the Blind
Hearing and Vision Early Intervention Outreach
Serves Infants and Toddlers Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Visually Impaired

Horizons for the Blind, Inc.
Providing Accessibility Services For People who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Illinois Association for Education & Rehabilitation
Of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Illinois Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments
Illinois Council of the Blind
Illinois Deaf-Blind Services Project Reach 
[Link not working 7/25/13]
Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Services for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Illinois Eye Institute
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired
Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness
Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service
Infinitec Total Resource Guide
For Persons with Blindness or Visual Impairments

Kane Legal Clinic
Provides Legal Services to Low Income Blind or Visually Impaired People

Learning Ally/Making Reading Accessible to All-–Orland Park
Mary Bryant Home for the Blind & Visually Impaired
National Federation of the Blind of Illinois
Second Sense Beyong Vision Loss
(Formerly Guild for the Blind)

Spectrios Institute for Low Vision

Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)
UCP/East Central Illinois
UCP/Greater Chicago
UCP/Land of Lincoln
UCP/Prairieland
Shady Oaks Cerebral Palsy Camp
Summer Camp for People with Disabilities in Homer Glen, Illinois

Deafness and Hard of Hearing

Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) of Chicago
Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School
Catholic Office of the Deaf
Central Athletic Association of the Deaf
Central Illinois Deaf Golfers Association
Champaign-Urbana Deaf Catholic Ministry
Chicago Area Interpreter Referral Service
Center for Sight & Hearing 
Helps People with Vision and/or Hearing Loss Be Independent

Center on Deafness
Serves Deaf and Hard of Hearing Population with Additional Disabilities
Such as Mental Illness or Developmental Disabilities

Chicago Club of the Deaf
Provides Social Services, Educational, & Group Programs
To Deaf Children, Youth, and Adults

Chicago Hearing Society
Choices for Parents For Families of Children with Newly Identified Hearing Loss
Congregation Bene Shalom
Hebrew Association of the Deaf

Cook County Circuit Court Office of Interpreter Services
Deaf Apostolate of the Catholic Rockford Diocese
Deaf European American Association of Chicago
Great Lakes Deaf Bowling Association
Hearing and Vision Early Intervention Outreach
Serves Infants and Toddlers Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Visually Impaired

Hearing Loss Association of America
Illinois Cochlear Implant Chapter

Heartland Deaf Center, Inc. 
[Link not working 7/25/13]
Hebrew Seminary of the Deaf
Illinois Association of the Deaf
Illinois Chapter of AG Bell
Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission
Illinois Deaf-Blind Services Project Reach 
[Link not working 7/25/13]
Illinois Deaf Campers
Illinois Deaf Golfers Association
Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Services for People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Illinois Families for Hands & Voices
Supports Families with Children Who are Deaf & Hard-Of-Hearing

Illinois Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Illinois Relay 711
Deaf and Speech Impaired Communication Over Telephone

Illinois School for the Deaf
Illinois Service Resource Center
(Children who are deaf or hard of hearing and behaviorally challenged)

Illinois State University
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher Education Program

Illinois Teachers of Hard of Hearing/Deaf Individuals
Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation (ITAC)
Illinois Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Page
Infinitec Total Resource Guide
For Persons with Deafness or Hearing Loss

International Center on Deafness and the Arts
Little Egypt – Illinois Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Midwest Center of Law and the Deaf
Midwest Deaf Golfers Association
Mt. Sinai Deaf Access Program
Sertoma Speech & Hearing Center
Testing, Therapy, & Services for Children and Adults
Homewood, Palos Hills, Romeoville

West Suburban Association of the Deaf

Developmental Disabilities

See also websites in "Multi-Service Agencies" and "Service Coordination"
Abilities Plus
Serves Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
In Kewanee, Illinois 

ADDWC
Improves Quality of Life for People with Developmental Disabilities
And Their Families of Woodford County 

The Arc of Illinois
Arts of Life
Artistic Community Providing Adults with Developmental Disabilities
An Environment to Experience Personal Growth

Aspire (Westchester)
Aspire Children’s Services
Provides Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities
Avenues to Independence (Northwest Suburbs and Northwest Chicago)
Best Buddies Illinois
(Supports One-to-one Friendships Between People With and Without Mental Retardation)

Bethshan (Palos Heights)
Provides Residential Living Environments

Beverly Farms
Residential Facility for People with Developmental Disabilities
Godfrey, Illinois

Blue Cap
Blue Island Citizens for Persons With Developmental Disabilities, Inc.

Bridgeway
Provides Services for People with Disabilities
In Western Illinois

Camp Hope
Summer Camp for Children and Young Adults
With Developmental Disabilities 

CCAR Industries
Serves People with Developmental Disabilities
In East Central Illinois

The CENTER for Enriched Living (Riverwoods)
Community Center for People with Developmental Disabilities

Center for Independent Futures
Helps Give Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Skills and Opportunities to Realize Full Lives

Charleston Transitional Facility
Provides Services to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Clearbrook (Arlington Heights)
Community Link
Serves Needs of Children & Adults with Developmental Disabilities
In Southern Illinois Portion of St. Louis Metropolitan Area

Community Support Services, Inc. (Brookfield)
Countryside Association
Serves Lake and North Cook Counties

Developmental Disabilities Services of Metro East
Madison and St. Clair Counties

Developmental Services Center
Services and Supports in Champaign and Ford Counties

Esperanza Community Services
Provides Services to People with Developmental Disabilities in Chicago
In Spanish and English

Glenkirk
Serves North and Northwest Suburbs of Chicago

Good Shepherd Manor
Serves the Needs of Men with Developmental Disabilities
Momence, Illinois

Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center (Countryside)
Horizon House
Provides Services to Adults with Disabilities
Serves North Central Illinois

Illinois Advisory Council on Developmental Disabilities
Advises the Illinois Department of Human Services On Services and Supports for People with Developmental Disabilities

Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities
Illinois Department of Human Services
Division on Developmental Disabilities

Illinois Department of Human Services
Early Intervention Program
For Infants and Toddlers Birth to Three

Illinois Life Span Project
Statewide Information Resource for Advocacy Services

Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities
Supports Services to People with Developmental Disabilities

Karriem’s Developmental Services
Serves the Needs of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Markham and Hazel Crest, Illinois

Keshet
Services Children & Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities
In Integrated Education, Vocation, & Recreation Programs

Kreider Services/Arc of Lee County
Lambs Farm (Libertyville)
Serves Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Little City Foundation (Chicago Metropolitan Area)
Little Friends, Inc.
For People with Developmental, Emotional or Behavioral Disabilities
In DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will, and Western Cook Counties

Malcolm Eaton Enterprises (Carroll County)
Markland
Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
In DuPage and Kane Counties

Milestone, Inc.
Provides Services to People with Developmental Disabilities
Rockford Area

Misericordia Heart of Mercy (Chicago)
Programs and Services for People with Developmental Disabilities

Neighborhood Services
Residential Support Services for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Northern and Near West Cook County and Waukegan

New Hope Center
Provides Services in Southeast Cook County and Northeast Will County

North Center
Provides Services to People with Developmental Disabilities
North Side of Chicago

Oak/Leyden Developmental Services
Open Door Rehabilitation Center
Provides Services to People with Developmental Disabilities
Sandwich, Illinois

Opportunity House, Inc.
Provides Services to People with Developmental Disabilities
DeKalb, Illinois

Orchard Village (Skokie)
Park Lawn (Oak Lawn)
Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities
Serves DuPage and Cook Counties

Resources for Community Living
Affordable Housing Options and Other Services For People with Developmental and/or Physical Disabilities

Riverside Foundation (Lincolnshire and Vernon Hills)
Search, Inc.
Provides Services to Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Chicago, North Suburban Cook County, and Eastern Lake County

Seguin Services, Inc. (Cicero)
Shore Community Services, Inc.
Serves the North Shore and North Side of Chicago

South Chicago Parents and Friends
Southeastern Residential Alternatives, Inc.
Serves Gallatin, Saline, White, and Wabash Counties

Southstar Services
Serves the Southern Suburbs

Special Chefs
Encourages People with Developmental Disabilities To Embrace Food Preparation

The Special Needs Network
Education and Resources for Families of Individuals with Disabilities

State of Illinois Developmental Disabilities
Ensures that People with Developmental Disabilities
Get the Services They Need

Streator Unlimited
Services for People with Developmental Disabilities in Streator, Illinois

University of Illinois at Chicago/Institute on Disability and Human
Development/University Center for Excellence for Illinois

University of Illinois at Chicago/RRTC on Aging with Developmental Disabilities
VOR
The Willam B. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center
Provides Services for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Madison County

WSMRCA / Austin Special
Serves Individuals with Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities
In Chicago’s Austin Neighborhood

Down Syndrome

Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital
Central Illinois Down Syndrome Organization
Champaign County Down Syndrome Network
Chicagoland Buddy Walk
Promotes Acceptance & Inclusion of People with Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis
Down Syndrome Development Council
Lake County

GiGi's Playhouse
Down Syndrome Awareness Center

Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Association, Inc.
Lincoln Land Down Syndrome Society
Livingstone Area Down Syndrome Society
Serves the Needs of Those with Down Syndrome in North-East Central Illiinois

National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS)
Plainfield Area Down Syndrome Support Group
Riverbend Down Syndrome Parent Support Group
Provides Support and Information to Parents of Children With Down Syndrome in Southwestern Illinois

United Parent Support for Down Syndrome
Serves Chicago Metropolitan Area

Epilepsy

Center for Epilepsy - Springfield Illinois
Champaign County Epilepsy Support Group 
[Link not working 7/25/13]
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
Epilepsy Foundation - North/Central Illinois
Epilepsy Foundation of Southern Illinois

Learning Disabilities

CRIS Radio
Learning Ally/Making Reading Accessible to All-–Orland Park
Everyone Reading Illinois
(Formerly Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Learning Disabilities Association
Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois
PACE Program
Postsecondary Program for Young Adults with Learning Disabilities

Private Residential Assistance, Inc.
Supports Independent Living for People with Learning Disabilities

Professionals in Learning Disabilities 
[Link not working 7/25/13]

Mental, Behavioral, and Emotional Health

See also websites in "Multi-Service Agencies" and "Service Coordination"
Archdiocese of Chicago
Mental Illness Ministries

Asian Human Services
Mental Health Counseling and Case Management

Association House of Chicago
Offers Behavioral Health Services

Awakenings Project
Empowers Persons with Mental Illinois Through Art

Ben Gordon Center
Provides Mental Health Counseling & Substance Abuse Treatment
In the DeKalb County Area

The Bobbie E. Wright Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center, Inc.
Chestnut Health Systems (Granite City Illinois)
Community Behavioral Healthcare Association
Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)
Behavioral Health and Social Service Provider

Community & Residential Services Authority
Addresses Barriers to Needed Programs or Services
For Individuals with a Behavior Disorder or Severe Emotional Disturbance
Through Age 21

Delta Center
Provides Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling
In Alexander and Pulaski Counties

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Erika’s Lighthouse
Offers Community Programs Regarding Adolescent Depression

Heartland Human Services
Provides Mental Health Services
Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Jefferson, and Marion Counties

Heritage Behavioral Health Center, Inc.
Treatment for Emotional Disorders, Mental Illnesses, & Addictive Behaviors Decatur

Housing Options for the Mentally Ill
Human Resources Development Institute
Community-Based Behavioral Health and Human Services Organization Serving Chicago Area

Illinois Association for Infant Mental Health
Illinois Coalition on Mental Health and Aging
Illinois Co-Occurring Center for Excellence
Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Mental Health

Illinois PBIS Network
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Independence Center
Rehabilitation Center for Persons with
Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

The Josselyn Center for Mental Health
Provides Inter-Disciplinary Mental Health Services In Northern Chicago Suburban Communities

Karla Smith Foundation
Supports Families and Friends of People with Mental Illness

Mental Health Advocacy Project
Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic
University of Chicago Law School

Mental Health and Insurance Coverage for Severe and Life-Threatening Conditions
Mental Health Association in Illinois
Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago
Mental Health Association of Illinois Valley
Mental Health Association of the North Shore
Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois
Provides Mental Health Services
Logan, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon, and Scott Counties

Mental Health Summit
NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) of Illinois
New Foundation Center
Psychiatric Rehabilitation & Supportive Housing 

For People with Chronic Mental Illnesses
(Serves Northern Cook County)

North Central Behavioral Health Systems
Serves LaSalle, Ottawa, Streator, Princeton, Canton & Macomb

OCD Chicago
Pilsen Wellness Center
Provides Bilingual, Bicultural Services

Rosecrance
Provides Mental Health Services in Rockford

Thresholds Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centers
Provides Services Throughout Chicagoland Area

University of Illinois at Chicago/NRTC on Psychiatric Disability
(Promotes Self-Determination Among People with Psychiatric Disability)

WellSpring Resources
Provides Mental Health Services in Madison County

Multi-Service Agencies

Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.
Serves Chicago's South Side

Anixter Center (Chicago)
The Association for Individual Development
Services People with Developmental Disabilities & Mental Illness Kane, Kendall, & DeKalb Counties & Hanover Township in Cook County

Calor
Serves People with Disabilities in Chicago's Latino Community

Challenge Unlimited, Inc.
Provides Services in Southwestern Illinois

Community Workshop & Training Center, Inc.
Peoria Area

Cornerstone Services, Inc.
Provides Services in the Will County Area

Crosspoint Human Services (Vermillion County)
Provides Services to People with Psychiatric and Developmental Disabilities

The Douglas Center (Skokie)
Services for Adults with Mental Health Problems or Developmental Disabilities

El Valor
Provides Bilingual, Bicultural Services

Habilitative Systems (Chicago)
Provides Behavioral Health and Human Services

Macon Resources, Inc. (MRI)
Moultrie County Beacon, Inc.
Northpointe Resources, Inc. (Zion)
Pioneer Center for Human Services
Provides Services to People with Disabilities
McHenry County . (Zion)

Southwest Community Services
Serves Metropolitan Chicago, Cook, and Will Counties

Transitions of Western Illinois
Trinity Services, Inc.
Serves South and Northwest Suburban Regions of Chicago

Victor C. Neumann Association

Physical Disabilities

Easter Seals
Illinois Spina Bifida Association
Les Turner Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation, Ltd.
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Illinois
National Multiple Sclerosis Society/Greater Illinois Chapter
Pathways Awareness Foundation
(Children with movement and physical challenges)

Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois
Vaughan Paralyzed Veterans of America (Illinois Chapter)

Respiratory

American Lung Association of Illinois
Chicago Asthma Consortium
Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago

Speech Disabilities and Speech Therapy

Camp Chatterbox
Therapy Camp for Nonspeaking or Severely
Speech-Impaired Children Who use Augmentative
and Alternative Communication Devices

Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Peoria Area Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Sertoma Speech & Hearing Center
Testing, Therapy, & Services for Children and Adults
Homewood, Palos Hills, Romeoville

Tourette Syndrome Association of Illinois
Tourette Syndrome Camp Organization

Traumatic Brain Injury

The Brain Injury Association of Illinois
Champaign-Urbana Brain Injury Resource Guide
Equip for Equality Traumatic Brain Injury Project
High Five Center
Activities and Services for Adults with Brain Injuries 

[Link not working 7/25/13]
Illinois Warriors Assistance Program
Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Program for Illinois Veterans

Midwest Brain Injury Clubhouse
Community Day Program for People with Brain Injury

Other Disabilities

American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc.
Midwest Chapter

Arthritis Foundation – Greater Illinois Chapter
Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois
Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders
Childhood Stroke & Hemiplegia Connections of Illinois
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Greater Illinois Chapter
Huntington's Disease Society of America
Illinois Chapter

Illinois Chapter of the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Illinois Branch
Lupus Foundation of Illinois
March of Dimes Illinois Chapter
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, Inc.
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Illinois Affiliate

PKU Organization of Illinois
Rett Syndrome Association of Illinois
Sickle Cell Disease Association of Illinois
The Windy City / Chicagoland Apraxia Network

Other Websites

Campaign for Better Health Care
Celebrate Differences
Provides Resources and Information and
Scholarships to Students With Disabilities and Supporters

Center for Capacity Building on Minorities with Disabilities
Disability Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Donnelley Family Disability Ethics Program
Illinois Accessibility Code
Illinois Web Accessibility Standards
Jewish Child & Family Services
Adults with Disabilities and Their Families

Jewish Child & Family Services
Children with Disabilities and Their Families

JJ's List
Builds Positive and Productive Interaction
Between Business and People with Disabilities

Manual of Style for Depicting People with Disabilities
Paws Giving Independence 
Places Service Dogs Free of Charge
Serves Peoria Area

S.I.B.S. 
Supports Brothers and Sisters of All Ages in Illinois
That Have a Sibling with Special Needs

U.S. Census Bureau Illinois State and County QuickFacts

National Websites

Ability Magazine
Abledata
American Association of People with Disabilities
disAbility Information and Resources
Disability Statistics Center
Disability.gov
ElderWeb
Family Village
Independent Living USA
Job Accommodation Network Web Sites with Disability Resources
National Disability Rights Network
National Organization on Disability
NICHCY/National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Parents with Disabilities Online

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