Illinois – The Prairie State

City of Chicago – Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
See also Multi-Service Agencies
Advocacy & Legal Rights
Chicago Adapt
Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois [updated 8/27/01]
Council for Disability Rights
Equip For Equality
Great Lakes Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center
Illinois Department of Human Rights
Illinois Department of Human Services – Client Assistance Program (CAP)
Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission [added 8/27/01]
AARP in Illinois
Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA)
ElderWeb: Illinois
Illinois Department on Aging
Chicago Department on Aging
Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Association – Chapters in Illinois
American Art Therapy Association
Very Special Arts of Chicago
Very Special Arts of Illinois
Assistive Technology
Central Illinois Access
Illinois Assistive Technology Project (IATP)
Techplaces (for children)
Autism Society of Illinois
Autism Society of Southern Illinois (ASOSI)
Illinois Center for Autism
Blindness and Visual Impairments
Catholic Guild for the Blind
Chicago Public Library’s Talking Book Center
Illinois Department of Human Services – Blind Services
Illinois Parents of the Visually Impaired (IPVI)
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired
Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center
National Federation of the Blind of Illinois
Voices of Vision Talking Book Center
Brain Injury
The Brain Injury Association of Illinois
Cerebral Palsy
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago
United Cerebral Palsy of the Land of Lincoln
Easter Seals Children’s Development Center
Family Resource Center on Disabilities
Family Support Network of Illinois
Family T.I.E.S. Network
NICHCY State Contact Sheet
University of Illinois at Chicago, Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC)
Voices for Illinois Children
See also Developmental Disabilities, Education
Communication Disorders
Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Project Reach
Deafness and Hearing Impairments
Chicago Hearing Society
Illinois Department of Human Services – Division of Services for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Illinois School for the Deaf
Illinois School for the Deaf
Illinois Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals
Developmental Disabilities
The Arc of Illinois

Association for Retarded Citizens of Rock Island County
Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens
Peoria Arc

Community Support Services

Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center


Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities

Shore Community ServicesDown Syndrome

National Association for Down Syndrome

Riverbend Down Syndrome Parent Support GroupEducation

Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education (formerly Macomb Projects)

Illinois School for the Visually Impaired

Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education-Roosevelt (ICRE-R)

Illinois State Board of Education – Special Education

Inclusion Now!

A Parent’s Guide to Special Ed / Special Needs (The Council for Disability Rights)

Project Choices

See also ChildrenEducation, Higher

Illinois State University, Office of Disability Concerns

University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD)

University of Illinois at Chicago – Disability Services

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Division of Rehabilitation-Education ServicesEmployment

Illinois Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities

See also Vocational RehabilitationEpilepsyEpilepsy Foundation of North/Central IllinoisFinancial Assistance

Illinois Department of Human Services – Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled (AABD)

SSI CoalitionHeart DisordersAmerican Heart Association – Midwest AffiliateHorticultural TherapyChicago Botanical Garden – Horticultural Therapy [added 5/12/01]Huntington’s DiseaseHuntington’s Disease Society of America – Illinois ChapterIndependent Living


Centers for Independent Living
Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services – Centers for Independent Living
Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living
Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois

Central Illinois Center for Independent Living (Peoria & Canton)

DuPage Center for Independent Living (Glen Ellyn)

Fox River Valley Center for Independent Living (Chicago)

Illinois/Iowa Center for Independent Living

Impact (Alton)

Lake County Center For Independent Living (Mundelein)

Linc (Belleville)

Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living

Regional Access & Mobilization Project Inc. (RAMP) (North Central Illinois, including Boone, DeKalb, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties)

Soyland Access to Independent Living (SAIL) (Decatur)

Springfield Center for Independent Living (Springfield)

Stone-Hayes Center for Independent Living (Galesburg)

Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living (Joliet & Morris)Learning Disabilities

The Cove School

Illinois State Resources (LD OnLine)

International Dyslexia Association – Illinois Branch

Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois

Chicago Learning Disabilities Association

Professionals in Learning Disabilities

State Resources Literacy and Learning Disabilities (NALLD)LeukemiaLeukemia & Lymphoma Society – Illinois ChapterLymphomaLeukemia & Lymphoma Society – Illinois ChapterMental Illness

Mental Health Association of Illinois

NAMI Illinois

University of Illinois at Chicago – National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric DisabilityMental RetardationSee Developmental DisabilitiesMovement DisordersPathways Awareness FoundationMultiple SclerosisNational Multiple Sclerosis Society – Chicago/Greater Illinois ChapterMulti-Service Agencies

Anixter Center

Easter Seals – Illinois

Easter Seal Society of Metropolitan Chicago

Seguin Services

Transitions of Western Illinois

Trinity ServicesPhenyleketonuria (PKU)PKU Organization of IllinoisRehabilitation

Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities

Illinois Department of Human Services – Rehabilitation ServicesRespite ServicesNational Respite Locator Service – Illinois Respite ProgramsSocial SecurityIllinois Dept. of Human Services – Disability Determination ServicesSpeech DisordersSee also Communication DisordersSpina Bifida

Illinois Spina Bifida

Illinois Spina Bifida Association of Central Illinois

Wabash Valley Spina Bifida AssociationSpinal Cord InjurySpinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois [link updated 5/3/02]Spinal Muscular AtrophyFamilies of Spinal Muscular AtrophySports and Recreation

Chicagoland Fishing Has No Boundaries

Special Olympics Illinois

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services – Adapted Varsity SportsTransportationProject ACTION Accessible Traveler’s Database – Illinois CitiesVeteransIllinois Department Of Veterans’ AffairsVocational Rehabilitation

AgrAbility Unlimited: Disability Services for Farm Families in Illinois

Illinois Department of Human Services – Vocational Rehabilitation

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