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Contact IL ABLE at (888) 609-8683
IL ABLE “Achieving a Better Life Experience” Accounts give people with disabilities and their families the ability to save for disability-related expenses while preserving public benefits such as SSI and Medicaid. An IL ABLE Account can be opened by an Eligible Individual or an Authorized Individual at any time. Learn more about IL ABLE at www.illinoisable.com.
Early Intervention Clearinghouse 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
The Early Intervention Clearinghouse (EIC) is the statewide lending library for professionals, self-advocates, and families in Illinois. The EIC loans books, audiobooks, assessment kits, and other materials to individuals, for free. Our materials relate to early childhood, early intervention, autism, and disabilities. We also loan iPads and WIFI hotspots, for free, to families to access early intervention by live video visit. We create tipsheets, resource guides, and blog posts about early intervention and other issues. .
1110 West Lake Cook Road, Suite 165 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 847.279.7999
Rubin Law, A Professional Corporation’s law practice is limited to “Legal and Future Planning” for our fellow families of individuals with special needs, including intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or mental illness. “Legal and Future Planning” is not one thing we do, it’s the only thing we do; it’s not one area of our practice, it’s our only area of practice. Brian Rubin, Past President of The Arc of Illinois, and Benji Rubin, a member of the Board of Directors of The Arc of Illinois, are respectively, the father and the brother of Mitchell Rubin, who has Autism.
5220 S 6th St Rd, Suite 2400 Springfield, IL 62703 217.953.0894
As the largest comprehensive statewide program in the country dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with ASD and their families, TAP provides a variety of resources and services. As a collaboration of agencies, TAP is able to offer services that respond to the unique needs of different communities across Illinois.
EP!C 1913 W Townline Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
EP!C – Empowering People. Inspiring Capabilities – is a community of friends, staff, and community members working together to provide individuals with cognitive differences and their families with the residential, educational, clinical, and career supports tailored to each person’s abilities and needs.
901 Warrenville Rd, Suite 500, Lisle, IL 60532
Life’s Plan Incorporated is an Illinois Non-Profit Trust Agency that helps families and individuals with disabilities set up and manage Special Needs Trusts.
Life’s Plan offers Individuals with Disabilities options/choices in the selection of type of trust (Pooled/Individual) and Trusteeship in setting up managing their account. There are affordable options in setting up a Special Needs Trust with our pooled trusts (1st Party and 3rd Party). In addition, we can offer individual trust management to families who have set their own trust document as Sole or Co-Trustee. We have that expertise with over 35 years’ experience in Special Needs Trust Management.
Special Needs Trusts insure families that their love one with disabilities is receiving all the critical lifetime supplemental care needs they need without jeopardizing state and federal benefit program that often provide for housing and primary care needs.
Life’s Plan also offers presentation programs and materials to educate teachers, professionals, attorneys, individuals with disabilities and their families in understanding the critical importance of special need planning. Life’s Plan Inc. also offers annually charitable grants to individuals here in Illinois for self-sufficiency purposes.
Low Minimums ($10,000) to start a Life’s Plan Pooled Trust, where other trustees will require a $500,000 to $1,000,000 minimum.
Feel Free to contact Scott Nixon, Executive Director – 630-628-7189 or by email at email@example.com
- Life’s Plan Brochure
- Individual Trustee Services.
- Handbook for Trustees
- Handbook for Trustees – Spanish
Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: JAZZ), a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing medicines for people with serious diseases — often with limited or no options. They have a diverse portfolio of marketed medicines and novel product candidates, from early- to late-stage development, in neuroscience and oncology. They are a leader in sleep disorders and epilepsy; further developing in movement disorders and PTSD; and focused on hematologic malignancies and solid tumors.
Within these therapeutic areas, they are identifying new options for patients by actively exploring small molecules, biologics, innovative delivery technologies and cannabinoid science. Jazz is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has employees around the globe, serving patients in nearly 75 countries.
For more information, please visit www.jazzpharmaceuticals.com and follow @JazzPharma on Twitter.
ACES$ Financial Management Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Northeast Pennsylvania Center for Independent living, is a consumer-directed payroll management solution for Medicaid recipients and their caregivers. As a Center for Independent Living we have decades of experience serving seniors as well as people with disabilities. CIL’s ACES$ Financial Management Services empowers consumers by handling the administrative employer functions of payroll for them. Additionally, the experience is simple and convenient for personal service workers. ACES$ is highly regarded by consumers for our efficient onboarding process as well as our outstanding customer service. Notably, ACES$ delivers a great cost savings to Medicaid programs and the States with which we work.
1835 W Central Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Clearbrook empowers adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities to live their fullest lives possible. We’re proud of our deep expertise that spans six decades – allowing us to care for an array of unique needs. With a staff of 900+ and more than 60 locations across Chicagoland, Clearbrook is proud to report that 89% of every dollar raised goes directly into our programs and services.
Contact Pat Trebe, Director of Development/Community Relations, 708.888.7418, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Star’s mission is to provide choices and opportunities for persons with disabilities and their families through a culture of innovation and caring to enrich their lives and maximize their independence. New Star serves over 500 children and adults each day whose lives are impacted by disabilities. Our service area reaches those living in and around the Chicagoland area and Northwest Indiana.
1755 Park St, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563 877.486.4140
North Shore Pediatric Therapy is an interdisciplinary therapy practice with several locations throughout Chicagoland. We offer services for children with autism and developmental disabilities including psychological testing, applied behavior analysis (ABA), mental health, speech therapy, feeding therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Contact us at 877.486.4140 or email us at email@example.com.
1811 High Grove Lane, Naperville, IL 60540
We provide home and community based services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We offer many unique services and customize each program to meet the individual’s skills, needs, interests, preferences and environments.
Our website: http://www.premiercareconsulting.com
Link to Home Support: http://www.premiercareconsulting.com/home-services
Link to MyDay: http://www.premiercareconsulting.com/myday
Link to MyClub: http://www.premiercareconsulting.com/my-club
901 Warrenville Road, Suite 500 Lisle, IL 60532
Ray Graham Association is a non-profit organization that serves nearly 2,000 people with disabilities and their families throughout DuPage County and the surrounding area through five service areas: Residential, Employment, Life Skills, Recreational, and Family Support. RGA’s mission is to create opportunities that empower people with disabilities to Reach, Grow, and Achieve.
Blue Tower Solutions, Inc. co-directors and consultants work across the country improving systems and services for people with disabilities. Our work in Illinois includes the Epilepsy Support, Education and Resources project for people in Central and Northwest Illinois in partnership with the Division of Developmental Disabilities and Streator Unlimited. Stop by and say hi and learn about all of our exciting work!
Welcome to Caroline’s Birdie Tweets! Each Birdie Tweet is handmade with love to delight bird watchers of all ages. Our mission is to help people with disabilities like Caroline. We love to donate to nonprofit organization fundraisers and senior centers. Caroline is learning job jills and having fun!
901 Warrenville Road, Suite 201, Lisle, IL 60532 773-929-9000
At Clancy & Associates, Ltd., we help families protect and empower their loved ones with a disability through comprehensive planning. Our full-service approach identifies opportunities and secures solutions and benefits for our clients. We “keep watch” for families so they can attend to the daily priorities of their loved one’s life, and we take pride knowing that families feel relief under our care. Our services include Special Needs and Estate Planning, Government Benefit Assessments, Guardianship, Transition Planning, Life Planning, and IEP counseling.
100 N First Street, Springfield, IL 62777 217.782.2438
The Community & Residential Services Authority’s (CRSA) mission is to promote a network of resources for Illinois youth with social and emotional health conditions to receive timely and appropriate access to the services they deserve.
DayOne Reliance Inc is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in 2007. We provide education and personalized case management opportunities to families of individuals with special needs through multiple Trust options without jeopardizing government benefits or entitlements.
20 N Michigan Ave, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60602
Equip for Equality (EFE) is now running the Client Assistance Program (CAP). Learn how CAP can help you advocate for meaningful employment services from the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and independent living services from Centers for Independent Living (CILs). We’ll also share about EFE’s free legal services ranging from special education to anti-discrimination to community integration.
- Independent CAP Brochure (English)
- CAP Brochure (Español)
- Fact Sheet: PABSS and DRS
- Fact Sheet: Best Practices for your First Job
- Transition Services (Parent Flyer)
- Transition Plans Getting Your Child Ready for Life After High School
1640 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608
The Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD ) including the Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program provides academic programs, community education, clinical services, evaluations services, and technical assistance with a mission of breaking down barriers and promoting equity for people with disabilities. We will be offering the following information:
- DHD/IDHD Annual Report on our activities
- Academic programs (undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs)
- Co-Op Career Experience for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
- Family Clinic and the Assistive Technology Unit referral information
- Great Lakes ADA webinars
- Upcoming events of Bodies of Work cultural and arts programs
- IDHD Community Partners: Grupo Salto and Chicagoland Disabled People of Color Coalition (DPOCC), and National Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) and The Coalition for Autistic and ND Students (CANS)
- IL LEND website
The Human Rights Authority is an agency that investigates rights violations committed against individuals with disabilities by disability service providers. The agency uses advocacy to assure facilities such as hospitals, CILAs, nursing homes, vocational programs, and special education programs provide individuals with rights provided to them by law. Additionally, the agency has started a special education program that specializes in assisting parents in navigating special education services.
1520 Kensington Rd. #212, Oak Brook, IL 60523
For over 40 years, Molina Healthcare has been a purpose-driven community committed to improving the lives and well-being of others. We strive to make a positive impact in communities and bring high-quality healthcare to all.
550 W. Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847.364.7223
Pace Suburban Bus is the premier suburban transit provider, safely and efficiently moving people to work, school, and other regional destinations. Pace’s family of public transportation services offer affordable and environmentally responsible transit options for the residents of 284 municipalities in Cook, Will, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. The backbone of Chicago’s suburbs, Pace serves tens of thousands of daily riders. One of the largest bus services in North America, Pace covers 3,677 square miles, an area nearly the size of the state of Connecticut and about 15 times the size of the City of Chicago. Pace’s innovative approach to public transportation gives the agency a national reputation as an industry leader.
- Pace Suburban Bus (Main Home Page) – https://www.pacebus.com/
- About Pace – https://www.pacebus.com/about
- Passenger Safety – https://www.pacebus.com/safeandsecure
- How to contact Pace – https://www.pacebus.com/contact-pace
- Pace Suburban Bus ADA Paratransit Service Information – https://www.pacebus.com/sub/paratransit/default.asp
- Accessible Fixed Route Bus Service – accessible fixed routes | Pace Suburban Bus (pacebus.com)
- Pace Advantage Van Program – https://www.pacebus.com/vanpool-programs-advantage-van
- Pace Suburban Bus “Hop on the Bus” Training Information – https://www.jjslist.com/pages/hop_on_bus_training/200.php and https://www.pacebus.com/hoponthebus
- Pace Suburban Bus On-Board Newsletters – Newsletters | Pace Suburban Bus (pacebus.com)
- Pace Suburban Bus Career Opportunities – https://www.pacebus.com/careers
The Arc of Illinois was awarded the 2023 REV UP grant from The American Association of People with Disabilities. Learn about the importance of voting, register to vote by mail or find your polling place, check your voter information and empower yourself!
*You must bring 2 forms of identification if you are registering to vote which can include: Social security card, Illinois state ID, Birth certificate, Valid U.S. passport. Public aid ID card, Employee or student ID, Credit card, Illinois driver’s license, Utility bill in applicant’s name, Mail postmarked to the applicant
S.I.B.S. (Supporting Illinois Brothers & Sisters) is the official Illinois chapter of the Sibling Leadership Network. Our booth will provide resources for siblings, including for sale The Sibling Survival Guide.
The Supportive Housing Providers Association knit’s its membership into a strong advocacy voice at both the state and federal levels of government. We are committed to advocating for the resources necessary to develop and operate supportive housing and the supportive services critically necessary to support the resident’s success in maintaining their housing. We offer our membership training and workshop opportunities related to the best practices of supportive housing development, operations, and the delivery of evidence-based practices of supportive services. SHPA strongly believes in the inclusion of Person’s with Lived Expertise in all aspects of our work and services, “Nothing For Us, Without Us”. Therefore, SHPA offers Peer Leadership Development providing an opportunity for Person’s with Lived Expertise to engage in SHPA activities and offer a platform for “Telling Their Truth.”
2820 McFarland Rd, Rockford, IL 61107 815.965.3455
The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties serves over 200 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families each month through a wide variety of programs, services and activities including: Resource and Referral, Guardianship Assistance, Home Based Support Service Facilitation, Money Management/Rep Payee, Counseling Skills Training, Social Activities, Outreach and Education, and Advocacy.
Stop by our booth for arts and crafts made by participants of Project Art. The Arc of Winnebago, Boone and Ogle Counties will have greeting cards and bookmarks featuring art made by our artists, prints, and a selection of artwork for sale.
333 Kennedy Rd, Suite R101, Torrington, CT, 06790
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