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Contact IL ABLE at (888) 609-8683 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IL ABLE Accounts make it possible for people with disabilities and their families to save and invest their money for expenses related to living with a disability without risking public benefits such as SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, and others. Money in an IL ABLE Account can be used to pay for a wide range of expenses related to living with a disability including education, health and wellness, personal support, and so much more. Learn more at www.illinoisable.com.
1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 300, Schaumburg, IL 60173- email@example.com, 847-944-1325
The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification credentials graduate-level certified rehabilitation counselors (CRCs) in comprehensive, evidence-based, and ethical practices to equip youth and adults with every type of disability to live self-sufficient lives.
1110 West Lake Cook Road, Suite 165 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 – firstname.lastname@example.org, 847.279.7999
Legal and future planning for Illinois families or individuals with special needs. Includes special needs trusts, Guardianship and alternatives, Powers of Attorney, benefits and navigating the “maze” of Children and Adult Services.
EP!C 1913 W Townline Rd, Peoria, IL 61615 – email@example.com, 309-691-3800
For over seventy years EP!C has provided educational, employment, residential, and clinical supports to people with cognitive differences. For over 35 years we’ve offered a unique residential program giving people the ability to choose the community they reside in. EP!C Host Homes matches adults of all ages to host families where they are supported in a home setting allowing them to become immersed in both community and home life with the help of a Provider.
Association for Individual Development (AID) 309 New Indian Trail Court, Aurora, IL 60506 – firstname.lastname@example.org, 630.966.4000
Celebrating 62 years of providing customized, consumer focused programs and services in an equitable, inclusive manner, AID works with individuals with developmental, intellectual, mental and behavioral health challenges, those who have suffered a trauma, those experiencing immediate or chronic crises and those at risk to overcome personal, behavioral, societal and environmental barriers to achieve recovery, independence, self-reliance and to live the lives they choose. Operating in 7 counties in Northern Illinois, AID is accredited by CARF and AAS. In FY2023, AID served 5200 people in community-based programs.
2001 Butterfield Road, Ste 750, Downers Grove, IL 60515 – email@example.com, 847.505.4373
For over 40 years, Molina Healthcare has been a purpose-driven company committed to improving the lives and well-being of our members, while making a positive impact in the communities we serve. Our mission, vision and values help lead every decision we make-from the CEO to our valued call center representatives.
Contact Pat Trebe, Director of Development/Community Relations, 708.888.7418, firstname.lastname@example.org
6 Lawrence Square, Springfield, IL 62704 – email@example.com, 217.321.2476
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.”
6103 Parkway Drive, Laurel, MD 20707 – firstname.lastname@example.org, 610.389.3323
iCareManager is an easy-to-use, comprehensive EHR and data management software system designed specifically for organizations servicing the specialized needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Brilliantly designed to be intuitive, iCM is easy to navigate, helping providers more efficiently manage individuals, staff, and locations.
Locations Statewide, Services Available in all Counties – email@example.com, 309.671.3044
The Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy is an agency that advocates for the rights of individuals with disabilities in the state of Illinois. We provide this service through the Human Rights Authority, Office of State Guardian, Legal Advocacy Services and our Special Education Collaborative.
555 Skokie Blvd, Ste 500, Northbrook, IL 60062 – firstname.lastname@example.org, 866.455.7377 x 106
The Illinois Respite Coalition will have information that highlights respite programs available to families throughout the state, as well as information about other helpful resources to receive and provide support to families in need of a break.
1520 Clay St, North Kansas City, MO 64116 – email@example.com
SETWorks is a leading-edge Electronic Health Records (EHR) software, meticulously designed for organizations serving individuals with disabilities. Our robust platform offers a comprehensive suite of tools that streamline documentation, enhance client management and facilitate seamless communication. By integrating innovative technology with a deep understanding of the unique needs in disability services, SETWorks empowers organizations to deliver exceptional care and support, while ensuring compliance and operational efficiency. Visit us online at SETWorks.com or stop by our booth to learn more about how SETWorks can transform the way you support and uplift those with disabilities.
Social Security Administration “Overview of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income” Presentation will provide an overview of Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) including eligibility requirements and application process. Presentation will also highlight Social Security online services.
Seguro Social- “Descripción General de la Discapacidad del Seguro Social y la Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario” Esta presentación brindará una descripción general sobre la Discapacidad del Seguro Social y la Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario (SSI), incluidos los requisitos de elegibilidad y el proceso de solicitud. La presentación también destacará los servicios en línea del Seguro Social.
For additional information about SSI please see the following link: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) | SSA
Please use the following link to learn about our online services: my Social Security | SSA
605 E Willow, Normal, IL 61761 – firstname.lastname@example.org, 815.739.2052
Provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.
333 Kennedy Rd, Suite R101, Torrington, CT, 06790
Person centered solutions your organization can use to support agency workflows, communication, compliance, organizational outcomes, and revenue management.
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. .
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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
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.
550 W. Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005 847.364.7223
- 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.
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.