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Organizations (Illinois)

 

Access Living  

Committed to inclusion, independent living and empowerment for people with disabilities.

Anixter Center

Provides services and support for individuals with disabilities and related challenges to live, learn, work and play in the community.

Best Buddies Citizens

Blind Service Association

One of the Chicago area’s most experienced and established volunteer–based organizations helping to improve the lives of people living with visual impairments.

Chicago ADAPT 

Chicago Department of Human Services

Chicago Lighthouse  

For people who are blind or visually impaired

Common Place Family Learning Center

Offers Adult literacy programs and Youth education programs for the under served

Community Alternatives Unlimited

Serves the North Side of Chicago and the Northern Suburbs of Cook and Lake Counties. Provides medical case management for indigent pregnant women and children; persons in nursing home facilities with medical and emotional needs, and individuals with disabilities.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

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Eden Supportive Living

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Offers a continuum of services that maximizes personal choices, enrichment, employment, and self-sufficiency for persons with disabilities.

Emergency Fund

The Emergency Fund provides immediate financial assistance to help Chicagoans through a crisis or transition.

Erie Family Health Center

Delivers high-quality, culturally-sensitive, bilingual health care to more than 53,000 medical patients.

Esperanza

 Offers Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) homes as well as other services to the differently able community.

Equip For Equality

The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois.

Family Resource Center on Disabilities

Firman Community Services

One of the premier social service agencies in the nation

Gateway To Learning  

Special Education & Learning Center 

GRASP (Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome PARTNERSHIP) Chicago Chapter

INCIL (Illinois Network for Centers for Independent Living)

Jewish Child & Family Services  

A wonderful organization that provides "help, healing, and caring services infused with Jewish values to strengthen lives in the community"

Mayor's Office of People with Disabilities

Our Place

Their mission is to support teens and adults with developmental disabilities so that they can live meaningful, productive, socially connected lives in their home community.

Pathways

Pathways is a six-week summer program that is open to blind and visually impaired students aged 10 -18. Some of the activities that are available are: triathlons, swimming, yoga, sailing, visiting cultural sites and participating in the performing arts.

Pediatric Aids Chicago Prevention Initiative

Pilsen Little Village Community Mental Health Center

Presence Health  

Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois. They offer more than 150 locations around the state, in communities large and small, so health care access is convenient.

Progress Center for Independent Living 

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Resurrection Hospital

Second Sense

Providing resources and training for people with vision loss (vision rehabilitation). They offer client-centered training in a supportive environment, teaching new skills, building confidence and helping clients realize their value.

TRILOGY INC.

Assists people in their recovery from serious mental illness by helping them discover and reclaim their own capabilities and life direction.

Trinity

Located in Joliet, Illinois, Trinity provides a Community Living Program, which offers community homes and apartments for 1 to 8 individuals who have developmental disabilities.

 

Organizations (National)

 

Abilities Expo

Offers access to the latest technologies and resources for ALL disabilities, informative workshops on issues that most resonate with the Community and fun activities like adaptive sports, dance, assistive animal demos and more.

The Ability Center (OH) 

Ability First (CA) 

Adapt  (CO) & (TX)

Organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action to assure the civil and human rights.

Adaptive Design

They ensure that children with "disabilities" receive the customized adaptations they need to achieve their full developmental, social, and academic potential.

ADA S. MCKINLEY COMMUNITY SERVICE

ADdiction center

Goal is to provide addicted people and their loved ones with the information, support and resources they need to find hope and healing in recovery.

American Academy Of Home Care Physicians  

"We envision a health care system in which any patient who needs it can receive comprehensive primary medical care in their own home"

American Cancer Society

Offers free cancer screenings

American Foundation For The Blind

American Lung Association  

Best Buddies

Creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Building For America's Bravest

Aimed at raising funds to build custom designed, specially adapted homes for the most catastrophically injured American service members.

Bureau of Primary Health Care

They will help you find a clinic that will give you medical care, even if you have no medical insurance or money.

Center For Disability Rights (NY)

Cerebral Palsy Group

Provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy.

CEREBRAL PALSY GUIDE (FL)

Offers educational materials to families and individuals affected by cerebral palsy, including information about different therapies, treatment options, and financial resources.

Disability Advocates (MI) 

Disability Funders Network

Disability Link (GA)  

The center for rights and resources

Disabled World  (US) & (UK)

Drug Abuse

Offers an in-depth listing and support group of both local and national drug abuse programs.

Drug dangers

Committed to providing information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.

Family Caregiver Alliance  

Free Wheelchair Mission  

Institute For Human Centered Design

A international non-governmental educational organization (NGO) committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design.

KIT (Kids Included Together)

KIT provides best practices training to help communities, businesses, and child care & recreation programs include children with all kinds of disabilities and special needs. 

NAMI (National Mental Health Association) 

National Disability Rights

A nonprofit  organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy Systems and Client Assistance Programs. Both networks work as the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.

National Institutes Of Health

New Vista (NV) 

Empowering the intellectually challenged  

No Barriers (CO) 

They provide transformative experiences that empower people to embrace a “no barriers” mindset and discover the potential that lies within themselves and the world.

Numotion

Committed to serving the lifelong needs of customers through individualized health and mobility solutions.

Partners For Sight

Offering children with special needs an all expense paid trip to Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park.

PREVENT BLINDNESS AMERICA

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness touches the lives of millions of people each year.

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

The Viscardi Center (NY)

Providing a lifespan of programs and services that educate, employ and empower children and adults with disabilities.

World T.E.A.M Sports  

Nonprofit organization chartered in North Carolina and headquartered in Holbrook, New York and has organized all kinds of athletic events for disabled and able bodied citizens – mountain climbing, white water rafting, biking, and more.

 

Organizations (International)

 

Action Ability - Leonard Cheshire Disability (UK)

Sport fundraising and advocacy for the disabled communities  

Alfie - The Alliance for Inclusive Education (UK)

Led by disabled people and supported by allies that include parents, educators and Head Teachers. 

Disability Now! (UK)

Disabled People Against Cuts (UK)

"We will not tolerate further erosion of our living conditions or our human rights, nor will we sit quietly while they try to take our rights away."

Enable Scotland  

Leading the way in Scotland learning disabilities

ESCIP Trust India 

Empowering Spinal Cord Injured Persons

Follow Your Dreams  (UK)

Focuses on children’s abilities, growing and developing skills through the delivery of creative and interactive events, dreams and workshops.

Mencap  - The Voice Of Learning Disability (UK)

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign (UK)

Nimbus Disability Consultancy  (UK)

Royal National Institute For The Blind (UK)

Scope (UK) 

Sense - For Deafblind People (UK)

Stay Up Late  (UK)

Committed to promoting the rights of people with learning disabilities to live the lifestyle of their choosing.

Transport For All (UK) 

United Response  (UK)

Voice Ability (UK)

 Supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts.