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City of Chicago: Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD)

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Provides listing of resources for people with disabilities residing in Illinois

Equip for Equality

http://www.equipforequality.org/

Provides advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education

Resource Guide for Persons with Disabilities

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Provides listing of disability-related resources compiled by The Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section

Brain Injury Association of Illinois

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Provides resources for individuals living in Illinois with brain injury  

Autism Society of Illinois

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Provides resources for individuals living in Illinois with autism spectrum disorder  

The Autism Program of Illinois at UIC

http://www.theautismprogram.org/services-network/network-partners/uic/

Provides clinical and community services to individuals with autism spectrum disorder

Institute on Disability & Human Development at UIC

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Provides advocacy assistance and direct community services for people with disabilities

Rush University Medical Center, Autism Resource Center

http://www.rush.edu/rumc/page-1213718660256.html

Provides referrals for families who have a child with autism spectrum disorder, links children and families with appropriate services

 

 

Toys "R" Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids - Toys "R" Us has released the 2012 Toys "R" Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids, a complimentary toy-selection guide for parents and friends of children with disabilities.  

Toys“R”Us®, Inc. announced the release of the 2012 edition of the Toys“R”Us® Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids®, an easy-to-use toy selection resource for those who know, love and shop for children with special needs. Published annually, this complimentary guide is available now in Toys“R”Us®® and Babies“R”Us® stores nationwide and online, in both English and Spanish, at Toysrus.com/DifferentlyAbled. This year, mom, TV host and philanthropist Nancy O’Dell appears on the cover alongside Saskia Vogt, an 8-year-old girl with Down syndrome.


Click here to visit the National Lekotek Center, a division of Anixter Center, website and learn more!

 

 

Anixter Center Names Rebecca Clark Interim President & CEO

Chicago, Ill. (Aug. 15, 2017) — Rebecca Clark has been named Interim CEO & President of Anixter Center, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people of all ages with disabilities. Clark first joined Anixter Center in 2015 as the Vice President of Program Development, Innovation... Read more

Tickets on Sale Now for Chicago Hearing Society’s Fall Benefit on Oct. 26

Chicago, Ill. (Aug. 28, 2017) — Chicago Hearing Society will host its annual benefit, “Raise Your Paddle for CHS!,” on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The benefit will be held at SPiN Chicago, 344 N. State St., one of the city’s newest go-to spots. Early bird tickets are available now for $75... Read more

New Focus to Close June 16, 2017

It is with great sadness that I announce the closing of our New Focus program effective June 16, 2017. New Focus cares for individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. The main funding source for New Focus, a major grant from the Employment Division of DHS, will be terminated... Read more

 

Anixter Center Success | Margaret

Anixter Center Success | Margaret

Margaret definitely knows what she wants—a job. And she also knows what it will take to get one—better job skills and her GED. Anixter Center is supporting her all the... Read more

 

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