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The following links offer other great sources of information on a range of programs and services.

 

Disability Programs

  • Benefits Programs:
    Social Security Administration SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
    Phone for general information: 800-772-1213
    Web Site:
    www.ssa.gov

  • Disability Organizations:
    Council for Disability Rights
    205 W. Randolph, Suite 1645
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: 312- 444-9484
    TTY: 312- 444-1967
    Fax: 312-444-1977
    Web Site: www.disabilityrights.org

    Easter Seals
    National Office
    230 W. Monroe, Suite 1800
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: 312-726-6200
    Web Site: www.easterseals.org

    Family Resource Center on Disabilities
    20 East Jackson Blvd., Room 300
    Chicago, IL 60604
    Phone: 312- 939-3513 or 800-952-4199 (IL only)
    TTY: 312-939-3519
    Fax: 312-939-7297
    E-mail: frcdptiil@ameritech.net
    Web Site: www.ameritech.net/users/frcdptiil/index.html

    Family Support Network of Illinois
    5739 West Martindale Lane
    Peoria, IL 61615
    Phone: 309-693-8981
    Fax: 309-693-8962
    Email: fsn@familysupportnetwork.org
    Web Site: www.familysupportnetwork.org

    Great Lakes Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
    1640 W. Roosevelt Road
    Chicago, IL 60608
    Phone: 312-4131407
    Fax:: 312-413-1856
    Web Site: www.adagreatlakes.org

    Illinois Assistive Technology Project
    1 W. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 100
    Springfield, IL 62701
    Phone: 217-522-7985 or 800-852-5110 (IL only)
    TTY: 217-522-9966
    Fax: 217-522-8067
    Web Site: www.iltech.org

    National Center for Latinos with Disabilities
    1921 South Blue Island Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60608
    Phone: 312-666-3393 or 800-532-3393
    TTY: 312-666-1788
    Fax:: 312-666-1787
    Email: ncld@ncld.com
    Web Site: http://homepage.interaccess.com/~ncld/ 

    National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
    NICHCY
    P.O. Box 1492
    Washington, DC 20013-1492
    Phone: 800-695-0285 or 202-884-8200
    Fax:: 202-884-8441
    Email: nichcy@aed.org 
    Web Site:
    www.nichcy.org

    Pathways Awareness Foundation
    150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2100
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: 800-955-2445
    Email: friends@pathwaysawareness.org
    Web Site: www.pathwaysawareness.org

 

Disability Programs by Specific Medical Condition

 

  • Attention Deficit Disorder
    To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:

    Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (C.H.A.D.D.)
    8181 Professional Place, Suite 150
    Landover, MD 20785
    Phone: 301-306-7070 or 800-233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
    Email: national@chadd.org
    Web Site: www.chadd.org

    National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
    P.O. Box 543
    Pottstown, PA 19464
    Phone: 484-945-2101
    Email: mail@add.org
    Web Site: www.add.org

  • Autism
    To identify an autism group in your state, contact:

    Autism Society of America
    7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Phone: 301-657-0881 or 800-3-AUTISM
    Web Site:
    www.autism-society.org

  • Brain Injury

    Brain Injury Assoc. of Illinois
    P.O. Box 64420
    Chicago, IL 60664
    Phone: 312-726-5699 or 800-699-6443 (IL only)
    Email: info@biail.org
    Web Site: http://www.biausa.org/Pages/splash.html


  • Cerebral Palsy

    United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago
    160 N. Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Phone: 312-368-0380
    Email: info@ucpnet.org
    Web: www.ucpnet.org

  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
    17 North State Street, Suite 1300
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Phone: 312-939-8622 or 800-273-6027
    TTY: 312-939-1117
    Email: info@epilepsychicago.org
    Web Site:
    www.epilepsyfoundation.org/chicago/

    Epilepsy Resource Center (Serving Central Illinois)
    219 Bruns Lane
    Springfield, IL 62702
    Phone:  217-726-1839 or 800-800-6401
    Email: epilepsy@spfldsparc.org

  • Learning Disabilities

    Learning Disabilities Association of IL
    10101 S. Roberts Rd., Suite 205
    Palos Hills, IL 60465
    Phone: 708-430-7532
    Email: LDAofIL@ameritec.net
    Web Site: www.ldaamerica.org

  • Mental Health

    Mental Health Association of IL
    188 West Randolph Street, Suite 2225
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Phone: 312-368-9070
    Web Site:
    www.mhai.org

    NAMI Illinois
    218 W. Lawrence
    Springfield, IL 62704
    Phone: 217-522-1403 or 800-346-4572 (IL only)
    Email: namiil@sbcglobal.net
    Web Site: http://il.nami.org/

  • Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities

    The Arc of Illinois
    18207-A Dixie Highway
    Homewood, IL 60430
    Phone:  708-206-1930
    Fax: 708-206-1171
    Web Site: www.thearcofil.org

  • Speech And Hearing

    Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association
    230 E. Ohio Street, Suite 400
    Chicago, IL 60611-3265
    Phone:  312-644-0828
    Email: ishail@bostrom.com
    Web Site: www.ishail.org

  • Spina Bifida

    IL Spina Bifida Association
    3080 Ogden Avenue, Suite 103
    Lisle, IL 60532
    Phone: 630-637-1050 or 800-969-4722
    Email: ILSBA1@aol.com
    Web Site: www.illinoissba.org

  • Spinal Cord Injury

    Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois
    1032 S. La Grange Rd.
    LaGrange, IL 60525
    Phone: 708-352-6223
    Fax: 708-352-9065
    Email: SCIInjury@aol.com
    Web Site:
    www.sci-illinois.org

  • Visual Impairments

    American Foundation for the Blind
    11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
    New York, NY 10001
    Phone: 800-232-54563 or 212- 502-7600
    Fax: 212-502-7777
    Email: afbinfo@afb.net
    Web Site: www.afb.org

Medicaid and Health Care

KidCare
Phone: 866- 468-7543
TTY: 877- 204-1012
Web Site:
www.kidcareillinois.com

Division of Specialized Care for Children
North Cook County Regional Office
8609 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 202
Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: 773- 444-0043 or 800- 924-0623
TTY: 773- 444-0178
Fax: 773- 444-0176
Web Site: www.uic.edu/hsc/dscc/

FamilyCare
Phone: 866- 468-7543
TTY: 877- 204-1012
Web Site: www.familycareillinois.com

ICHIP
Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan
Phone: 217- 782-6333 or 866- 851-2751 (Illinois only)
TTY: 800- 545-2455
Web Site: www.chip.state.il.us

Illinois Department of Public Aid
201 S. Grand Ave. East
Springfield, IL 62763
Phone: 217- 782-1200
TTY: 800- 526-5812
Web Site:
www.dpaillinois.com


Cash Assistance for Families

Illinois Department of Human Services
DHS Main Chicago Office
401 S. Clinton St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 800-843-6154
TTY: 800-447-6404
Web Site:
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/

Child Care and Respite Care

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
100 W. Randolph, 6-200
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-6800 TTY: 312-814-8783
Day Care Information: 877-746-0829

Illinois Department of Public Aid
201 S. Grand Ave. East
Springfield, IL 62763
Phone: 217- 782-1200
TTY: 800-526-5812
Web Site: www.dpaillinois.com

Education

Designs for Change
29 East Madison, Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-236-7252
TTY: 312-236-7944
Fax: 312-236-7927
Web Site: www.designsforchange.org

Illinois State Board of Education
Special Education
Phone: 217-782-5589 or 312-814-8498
TTY: 217-782-1900 or 312-814-5821
Fax: 217-782-0372 or 312-814-3171
Web Site: www.isbe.state.il.us/spec-ed

Division of Early Childhood Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777
Phone: 217-524-4835
Web Site: www.isbe.state.il.us/earlychi

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Illinois PTA
901 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 800-877-9617 or 217-528-9617
Fax: 217-527-9490
Email: 2ptaers@ameritech.net
Web Site: www.illinoispta.org

VSA Arts of Illinois
52 Sunnyland Plaza
Washington, IL 61571
Phone: 309-745-9419
TTY: 800-526-0844
Web Site: www.vsarts.org

Other Useful State Health Agencies


Bureau of Early Intervention
Department of Human Services
222 South College, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 217-782-1981
TTY: 217-558-6482
Fax: 217-524-6248
Help Me Grow Helpline: 800-323-GROW (4769)
Web Site: www.dhs.state.il.us/ei/

Division of Developmental Disabilities
Department of Human Services

100 S. Grand, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62762
Phone: 217-524-0260 or 312-814-2735
Web Site:
www.dhs.state.il.us/mhdd/dd

DRS Vocational Rehabilitation Program
For information on VR services call the DHS Hotline: (800) 843-6154
TTY: 800-447-6404
Web Site: www.dhs.state.il.us/ors/vr

Office of Mental Health
Department of Human Services
160 N. LaSalle, S-1000
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-814-3784
Fax: 312-814-4832
Email:
dhsmhyb@dhs.state.il.us
Web Site: www.dhs.state.il.us/mhdd/mh

Office of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Human Services
100 S. Grand, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62762
Phone:  217-524-7551
Email: DRS@dhs.state.il.us
Web Site: www.dhs.state.il.us/ors

State of Illinois Deaf & Hard of Hearing Commission
1630 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: 217-557-4495 or 877-455-3323
Fax: 217-557-4492

Legal Resources

Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services CARPLS
17 N. State Street, #1850
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-738-9200
Web Site: www.carpls.org

Client Assistance Program assists individuals with information and appeals of Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS) decisions
Illinois Client Assistance Program
100 North First Street, 1st Floor West
Springfield, IL 62702-5197
Phone: 800-641-3929
Email: dhscap@dhs.state.il.us
Web Site: www.dhs.state.il.us/ors/cap/

Equip for Equality, Inc.
11 East Adams, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-341-0022 or 800-537-2632
TTY: 800-610-2779
Web Site: www.equipforequality.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago
111 W. Jackson, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-341-1070 TTY: 312-431-1206
Fax: 312-341-1041
Web Site: www.lafchicago.org

Prairie State Legal Services
975 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-965-2134
TTY: 815-965-5114
Fax: 815-965-1081
Web Site: www.pslegal.org

Child & Family Advocacy Groups

Campaign for Better Health Care
1325 S. Wabash, Suite 305
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 913-9449
Fax: (312) 913-9559
Email: cbhc-chi@cbhconline.org
Web: www.cbhconline.org

Families USA
1334 G Street, NW
Washington DC, 20005
(202) 628-3030
Fax: (202) 347-2417
Email: info@familiesusa.org
Web:
www.familiesusa.org

Illinois Maternal & Child Health Coalition
1256 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: (312) 491-8161
Fax: (312) 491-8171
Email: ilmaternal@ilmaternal.org
Web: www.ilmaternal.org

Voices for Illinois Children
208 S. LaSalle, Suite 1490
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-456-0600
Fax: 312-456-0088
Email: info@voices4kids.org
Web Site: www.voices4kids.org

Medical Associations

American Academy of Pediatrics
141 W. Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847-434-400
Web Site:
www.aap.org

Illinois Academy of Family Physicians
4756 Main Street
Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: 630-435-0257
Fax: 630-435-0433
Email: iafp@ameritech.net
Web Site: www.iafp.com

Illinois Primary Health Care Association
542 S. Dearborn, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-692-3000
Fax: 312-692-3001
Email: info@iphca.org
Web Site: www.iphca.org