Other Resources in Illinois

Advocacy and Legal

Access Living
310 South Peoria Street
Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 226-5900
Fax: (312) 226-2030
TTY Number: (312) 226-1687
Email: generalinfo@accessliving.org
Contact: Marca Bristo
Housing location service; skills training program; advocacy, information and referral; deaf services; peer counseling, independent living skills program; American Disabilities Act Information Unit; domestic violence unit for disabled battered women; education coordinator for grammar school children.

Council for Disability Rights
205 West Randolph Street
Suite 1650
Chicago, IL 60606-1820
Phone: (312) 444-9484
Fax: (312) 444-1977
TTY Number: (312) 444-1967
Email: cdrights@interaccess.com
www.disabilityrights.org
Contact: Jo Holzer
Information and referral, self-advocacy training, legal services, job placement, disability awareness. Special education advocacy service.

Countryside Association for the Handicapped
21154 West Shirley Road
Palatine, IL 60074
Phone: (847) 438-8855
Fax: (847) 438-9698
TTY Number: (847) 336-0845
Contact: Janice Janovic
Support service for developmentally disabled individuals and their families, advocacy, life skills training, referral services, community and family education programs.

Designs for Change
6 North Michigan
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 857-9292
TTY Number: (312) 857-1013
Advocacy for improving public schools at the local level. Focus on special education, training for local school councils.

Disabled Persons Advocacy Division
Office of the Illinois Attorney General
State of Illinois Building
100 West Randolph Street, 13th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-3399
TTY Number: (312) 814-3374
Advocacy with state agencies, legislative advocacy, enforcement agency for environmental barriers act.

Du Page Independent Living Center
739 Roosevelt Road
Building 8, Suite 109
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: (630) 469-2300
Fax: (630) 469-2606
TTY Number: (630) 469-2300
Email: dcil@mcs.com
Contact: Gregg Newberry
Information and referral, peer counseling, independent living skills, training, advocacy, deaf services, personal assistance program.

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, The
20 East Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60604-2203
Phone: (312) 939-8622
Phone 2: (800) 273-6027
TTY Number: (312) 939-1117
Email: info@epilepsychicago.org
Information and referral, epilepsy education for individuals and families, parent support self-help groups, consumer support groups, advocacy, counseling, case management, adjustment and vocation counseling, job search skills training, public education programs, low cost drug membership program, children’s camp, adult retreat, social activities.

Family Resource Center on Disabilities
20 East Jackson Boulevard
Room 300
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 939-3513
Fax: (312) 939-7297
TTY Number: (312) 939-3519
www.frcd.org
Contact: Charlotte Des jardins
Provides advocacy training and consultation to parents and publications available on special education.

Guardianship Service Associates
41A South Boulevard
Oak Park, IL 60302-2720
Phone: (708) 386-5398
Fax: (708) 386-5970
Information and counseling on guardianship issues, limited provision of guardianship.

Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission
P.O.Box 7009
Hines, IL 60141-7009
Phone: (866) 274-8023
Fax: (7098) 338-7505
TTY Number: (312) 793-7505
www.state.il.us/igac
Advocacy to investigate complaints of rights violations by health care providers; services for mentally ill, developmentally disabled and/or physically handicapped persons., Office of State Guardianship serves as guardian to disabled adults.

Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-2080
Fax: (312) 814-7141
TTY Number: (312) 814-7151
Advocate for citizens with developmental disabilities to promote independence, integration, productivity, and inclusion into the community.

Legal Clinic for the Disabled
710 North Lake Shore Drive
3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 908-4463
Legal services and advocacy for Cook County residents.

Technical Aid and Assistance to Disabled Center
1950 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 421-3373
Phone 2: (312) 421-3464
Consumer advocacy with special emphasis on applying computer technology to needs of disabled people, operates the T.A.A.D. Center with computer equipment for disabled people.

Care and Other Assistance

Association for Individual Development
309 West New Indian Trail Court
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 844-5040
Phone 2: (773) 561-7040 (Hotline)
Fax: (630) 844-2065
Email: dbuckley@the association.org
Educational services, vocational, training and placement, respite service, residential services and therapy for individuals with diverse disabilities.

Center for Enriched Living*
280 Saunders Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015
Phone: (847) 948-7001
Fax: (847) 948-7621
Email: cei@interaccess.com
Enrichment, friendship, and skills for independent living, young people and adults with developmental disabilities.

Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens
8 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 346-6230
Fax: (312) 346-2218
TTY Number: (312) 346-6489
www.chgoarc.org
Early intervention program (age birth-3), day care and school facilities, vocational training centers including assessment, sheltered workshops, transitional employment and competitive job placement, community living facilities, supported living arrangements, foster care, respite care.

Community Counseling Center of Chicago
4740 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 769-0205
Fax: (773) 769-0344
Comprehensive outpatient mental health services for children and adults, after-care for formerly hospitalized persons, outpatient services, medical services, ethnic services, emergency counseling services, rape victim services, alcohol and substance abuse program, child and family counseling, children’s outreach program, adult day care program.

Dentistry for Handicapped
Illinois Foundation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Suite 280
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 440-8976
Home visitation dentistry services for home-bound disabled people.

Du Page Independent Living Center
739 Roosevelt Road
Building 8, Suite 109
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: (630) 469-2300
Fax: (630) 469-2606
TTY Number: (630) 469-2300
Email: dcil@mcs.com
Contact: Gregg Newberry
Information and referral, peer counseling, independent living skills, training, advocacy, deaf services, personal assistance program.

DONKA, Inc.
400 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: (630) 665-8169
Computer training for physically disabled and visually impaired, computer and adaptive equipment provided.

Early Intervention
P. O. Box 19485
Springfield, IL 62794-9485
Phone: (800) 634-8540
TTY Number: (800) 634-8540
Information and referral service for children with disabilities, up to age 3.

Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center
1230 North Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 896-1961
Fax: (630) 869-6257
Physical, occupational and speech therapy for children and adults, infant program, summer camp, equipment loan.

Easter Seal Society of Du Page County
830 South Addison Street
Villa Park, IL 60181
Phone: (630) 620-4433
Fax: (630) 420-1148
TTY Number: (630) 620-4436
Outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy, audiology services, equipment loan, integrated day care center, assisted technology program.

EHS Home Health Care Service
2311 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60521
Skilled nursing, physical, speech and occupational therapy, hi-tech services, home health aides, medical supplies, medical social services.

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, The
20 East Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60604-2203
Phone: (312) 939-8622
Phone 2: (800) 273-6027
TTY Number: (312) 939-1117
Email: info@epilepsychicago.org
Information and referral, epilepsy education for individuals and families, parent support self-help groups, consumer support groups, advocacy, counseling, case management, adjustment and vocation counseling, job search skills training, public education programs, low cost drug membership program, children’s camp, adult retreat, social activities.

Garden Center for the Handicapped
8333 South Austin Boulevard
Burbank, IL 60459
Phone: (708) 636-0054
Fax: (708) 636-7955
Day care for handicapped young adults 21 and over, residential facility.

Glenkirk
3504 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 272-5111
Fax: (847) 272-7350
www.glenkirk.org
Contact: Alan Spector, President
Infant program; school for children who are severely and profoundly retarded and multiply handicapped (ages 3-21); respite care, foster care, vocational training center, residential services, group homes, supported living program and long-term care, supported employment program; habilitation training in residential setting: living skills, behavioral, social, and recreational skills for all ages.

Good Shepherd Center
2220 Carroll Parkway
Flossmoor, IL 60642
Phone: (708) 957-5703
Fax: (708) 957-5739
TTY Number: (708) 957-5995
Promotes growth through play for disabled children, toy-lending library, in-home respite.

Graham, Ray Association for People with Disabilities
2801 Finley Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Phone: (630) 620-2222
Early intervention adult day treatment programs, residential services for children and adults including intermediate care and supported living programs, respite care, psychological services, vocational, recreational services.

Guided Tour, The
7900 Old York Road
Suite 114B
Elkins Park, PA 19027-2339
Phone: (215) 782-1370
Fax: (215) 635-2637
Email: gtour400@aol.com
www.guidedtour.com
Contact: Irv Segal, Ari Segal
Travel program for people with learning and physical disabilities, summer camping for adults over 17, seashore programs. Professionally supervised domestic and international travel and vacation programs for persons with developmentally and physical challenges. Since 1972, summer seashore programs and adult camps in the Pocono Mountains. Also Camp lee Mar, 450 Route 590, Lockawawen, PA 18435

Illinois Early Childhood Intervention League
830 South Spring
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: (800) 852-4302
Fax: (217) 524-5339
TTY Number: (217) 785-1364
Library, information on child development and disabilities, referral.

Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Grotto-Handicapped Dentistry of Illinois
923 West Wellington Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 883-7063
Phone 2: (773) 883-7095 (Genetics)
Specialized dentistry program for people with physical and/or mental disabilities, children and adult psychiatric services, physical therapy.

Institute for Therapy through the Arts
300 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL 60093
Phone: (847) 446-3822
Fax: (847) 446-3876
Email: tedrubenstein@tncns.com
Uses the arts as tools for healing and teaching children, music, art, dance and drama therapy for people with disabilities.

Lincoln, Abraham Center
3858 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653
Phone: (773) 373-6600
Fax: (773) 373-6612
Respite care programs for developmentally disabled and mentally ill individuals, supported living program, 24-hour supervision residential facility, vocational training, living skills and self-help education, counseling for emotionally disturbed children and adults, treatment programs for developmentally and physically disabled ages 3-21.

Lekotek
2100 Ridge Road
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 328-0001
Phone 2: (800) 366-7529
TTY Number: (847) 328-0001
Email: lekotek@lekotek.org
www.lekotek.org
Toy-lending library for children with special needs and their families.

Little Friends
140 North Wright Street
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: (630) 355-6533
Therapeutic programs for disabled children and adult, vocational evaluation, training and placement, residential services.

Misericordia/Heart of Mercy
6300 North Ridge Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: (773) 973-6300
www.misericordia.org
Residential care, education, and training programs for mentally retarded children.

North Center for Handicapped Children
5104 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: (773) 777-4111
Speech, physical, and occupational therapy, living skills training, pre-vocational training, field trips, recreational activities, after school program, respite services, family support services.

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 908-6000
Fax: (312) 908-4300
Inpatient and outpatient medical and rehabilitation services for children and adults with neurological and orthopedic disabilities, Allan J. Brown Center for Alternative Communication Systems, vocational services, drivers education program, pain clinic, pulmonary clinic, arthritis unit.

Seguin Services to the Developmentally Disabled
3100 South Central Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804
Phone: (708) 863-3803
Residential services, vocational training, job support, case management services, occupational, speech, and physical therapy, psychological services.

Education and Vocational Resources

Access Living
310 South Peoria Street
Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 226-5900
Fax: (312) 226-2030
TTY Number: (312) 226-1687
Email: generalinfo@accessliving.org
Contact: Marca Bristo
Housing location service; skills training program; advocacy, information and referral; deaf services; peer counseling, independent living skills program; American Disabilities Act Information Unit; domestic violence unit for disabled battered women; education coordinator for grammar school children.

Association for Individual Development
309 West New Indian Trail Court
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 844-5040
Phone 2: (773) 561-7040 (Hotline)
Fax: (630) 844-2065
Email: dbuckley@the association.org
Educational services, vocational, training and placement, respite service, residential services and therapy for individuals with diverse disabilities.

Center for Learning
National Louis University
2840 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 256-5150, ext. 2724
Fax: (847) 256-1057
Email: webmaster@clal.org
www.clal.org
Contact: Center for Learning
Address faxes to the attention of “Center for Learning”. Psycho-educational evaluations for children, adolescents and adults. Individualized remedial academic programs, individual counseling.

Center for the Rehabilitation and Training of the Disabled
2032 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 929-8200 (Intake)
Fax: (773) 929-8895
TTY Number: (773) 922-8120
Vocation evaluation, rehabilitation and placement programs including work activities, work adjustment training and skill training, speech and occupational therapy, comprehensive residential programming, respite care services.

Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens
8 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 346-6230
Fax: (312) 346-2218
TTY Number: (312) 346-6489
www.chgoarc.org
Early intervention program (age birth-3), day care and school facilities, vocational training centers including assessment, sheltered workshops, transitional employment and competitive job placement, community living facilities, supported living arrangements, foster care, respite care.

Countryside Association for the Handicapped
21154 West Shirley Road
Palatine, IL 60074
Phone: (847) 438-8855
Fax: (847) 438-9698
TTY Number: (847) 336-0845
Contact: Janice Janovic
Support service for developmentally disabled individuals and their families, advocacy, life skills training, referral services, community and family education programs.

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, The
20 East Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60604-2203
Phone: (312) 939-8622
Phone 2: (800) 273-6027
TTY Number: (312) 939-1117
Email: info@epilepsychicago.org
Information and referral, epilepsy education for individuals and families, parent support self-help groups, consumer support groups, advocacy, counseling, case management, adjustment and vocation counseling, job search skills training, public education programs, low cost drug membership program, children’s camp, adult retreat, social activities.

Glenkirk
3504 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 272-5111
Fax: (847) 272-7350
www.glenkirk.org
Contact: Alan Spector, President
Infant program; school for children who are severely and profoundly retarded and multiply handicapped (ages 3-21); respite care, foster care, vocational training center, residential services, group homes, supported living program and long-term care, supported employment program; habilitation training in residential setting: living skills, behavioral, social, and recreational skills for all ages.

Habilitation Systems
415 South Kilpatrick Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone: (773) 261-2252
Fax: (773) 854-8300
Sheltered workshops, vocational evaluation and training for the developmentally disabled, infant development program, day school program for disabled children.

Joseph Academy
8257 Harrison Street
Niles, IL 60648
Phone: (847) 966-1080
Day school program for 10-21 year olds with behavioral, emotional, and learning disorders. Diagnostic services, individual, group and family counseling, pre-vocational work training, adaptive physical education, transportation to and from home.

Lincoln, Abraham Center
3858 South Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653
Phone: (773) 373-6600
Fax: (773) 373-6612
Respite care programs for developmentally disabled and mentally ill individuals, supported living program, 24-hour supervision residential facility, vocational training, living skills and self-help education, counseling for emotionally disturbed children and adults, treatment programs for developmentally and physically disabled ages 3-21.

Misericordia/Heart of Mercy
6300 North Ridge Avenue
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: (773) 973-6300
www.misericordia.org
Residential care, education, and training programs for mentally retarded children.

Molloy Education Center
8701 Menard
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone: (847) 966-8600
Email: ntdse.k12.il.us
Public school program for children with mental or physical handicaps, early childhood program ages 3-5, early intervention ages 0-3.

Park Lawn School and Activities Center
10833 South Laporte Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Phone: (708) 425-3344
Day school program for the developmentally disabled ages 3-21, adult program including sheltered workshop and supported employment, residential program for developmentally disabled adults, occupational, speech, and physical therapy, social services and health services, parent association.

Seguin Services to the Developmentally Disabled
3100 South Central Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804
Phone: (708) 863-3803
Residential services, vocational training, job support, case management services, occupational, speech, and physical therapy, psychological services.

Thresholds, The
2700 North Lakeview Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 281-3800
Fax: (773) 281-8790
TTY Number: 773-989-8992/1875
Vocational evaluation, job readiness and job placement services, residential program, school services, The Bridge Deaf Program, drop-in center, young adult program.

This page last updated on January 10, 2003.