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Helpful Organizations

The Disability Resource Center prides itself on being a tremendous local resource for persons with disabilities, advocates, human service providers, healthcare providers, caregivers, Personal Assistants, as well as businesses, municipalities, and educatonal institutions, etc. on all issues relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As such, we are pleased to provide additional sources of information from around the country and around the region.

Great Lakes ADA

The Great Lakes ADA Center has been a tremendous help to our Center and its consumers and community partners for over a decade. Their highly trained staff has participated in the Center’s Disability Forums, Law Series and Legislative Internships, among other key programs. Consider them your resource, too, and allow their expertise to help you know more and do more in the areas of disability rights, accessibility and equality.

The Great Lakes ADA Center staffs a toll-free information line and provides informal guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Accessible Information Technology (AIT). The Center’s Technical Assistance Specialists can answer most questions you have immediately and will research and return your call on complex questions if necessary. They may also be able to provide you with expert referrals for disability issues, which are not addressed by the ADA.

Illinois Network of Centers of Independent Living

INCIL is a statewide organization made up of 22 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Illinois. INCIL coordinates the activities and efforts of all CILs, resulting in a stronger, more unified voice to promote the needs and priorities of the CILs and the people they serve.

Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois

SILC of Illinois provide leadership, research, planning and education required to support independent living services in Illinois.

 

Illinois Assistive Technology Project

IATP’s primary focus is on education, employment, community living, information technology and telecommunications. Our mission is to enable people with disabilities so they can fully participate in all aspects of life.

 

National Council on Disability

The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress to enhance the quality of life for all Americans with disabilities and their families.

disABILITY Information and Resources

Disability Related Products/Services from Companies.

 

ARC of Illinois

The Arc of Illinois is committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices.

ARC of the United States

The Arc of the United States advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with our network of members and affiliated chapters, we improve systems of supports and services; connect families; inspire communities and influence public policy.

AAPD – American Association of People with Disabilities

The largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 56 million Americans with disabilities.

Women with Disabilities

Here you will find useful information for women with disabilities, caretakers, health professionals, and researchers.

Children with Spina Bifida

This web site is a compilation of information and resources intended to be a service to parents of children who have spina bifida.

 

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) is the oldest cross disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents over 700 organizations and individuals including: Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), individuals with disabilities, and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States.

 

Department of Human Services 211 Service

211 is an easy to remember telephone number assigned by the Federal Communications Commission to streamline access to health and human services. 211 is available on a 24-hour basis to connect residents to a wide variety of human services or social services across the state.

Forest Preserve District of Will County

The Forest Preserve District Of Will County strives to bring people and nature together. The District’s philosophy of selective management of natural areas provides the best conditions possible for the plants and animals of the preserve and you. While providing protected natural areas, the Forest Preserve District of Will County offers a place for you to learn and have fun. Click here to view our ADA Transition Plan.

 

Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation

Our purpose is to provide telecommunications access to people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened, Speech-Disabled and Deaf-Blind. We accomplish this by providing the Illinois Relay Service and issuing equipment that ranges from amplified telephones to Braille phones.

Special Connections of Grundy County

Get in touch with organizations in your area through social media!

 

Regional Transit Authority

Will County Clerk

Grundy County Clerk

Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Comission

Disability Resource

Harris Communications

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National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability