Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
121 N. LaSalle St., Rm. 104 (Cross Street: Washington)
A city department that seeks to meet the diverse needs of the more than 600,000 people with disabilities who live and work in Chicago. See their website for additional resources and upcoming programs and events.
Chicago Department on Aging
30 N. LaSalle St. (Cross Street: Madison St.)v 312-744-4016
A city department that provides older persons with access to information about programs and services available to them.
DBTAC: Great Lakes ADA
1640 W. Roosevelt Road Rm 405
Provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related laws.
Kostas Z Foundation
6101 N. Sheridan Road East, Suite 10C
Chicago, IL 60660
The Kostas Z Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide and create information, integration and participation among people with disabilities and their families and friends. It also works to encourage greater accessibility and universal design worldwide.
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
345 E. Superior St. (Cross Street: Fairbanks)
Community resource center committed to helping people with disabilities live life fully.
Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago
115 W. Chicago Ave. (Cross Street: LaSalle)
Center for advocacy and social change for people with disabilities.
Progress Center for Independent Living
7521 West Madison
Forest Park, IL
Community-based, non-profit, non-residential service and advocacy organization staffed by and for persons with disabilities.
Equip for Equality
20 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 300
Non-profit dedicated to advancing the civil rights of persons with disabilities in Illinois. It is the only state-wide, cross-disability organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy.
The Chicago Lighthouse
1850 W. Roosevelt Road (Cross Street: S. Wood)
Comprehensive provider of services to people who are blind or visually impaired.
Chicago Public Library
Talking Book Center
Harold Washington Library
400 South State Street, 5 North (Cross Street: Congress)
The Talking Book Center provides free library services and life enriching programs, creating independence for people with visual and physical impairments.
Guild for the Blind
180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700 (Cross Street: Lake)
Offers vision loss information, computer training, career counseling, introductory vision rehabilitation workshops, product store and a monthly newsletter.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission
1630 South 6th Street
This state agency works to assure equality, respect, accessibility and independence for all individuals with a hearing loss.
Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation (ITAC)
3001 Montvale Drive, Ste D
217-698-4170 (V / TTY)
800-841-6167 (V / TTY)
ITAC provides equipment to qualified deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired persons enabling them to use the telephone. ITAC also provides the relay service in Illinois.
Chicago Hearing Society
2001 N. Clybourn Ave., 2nd Floor
Provides services for children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Family Resource Center on Disabilities
20 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 300
Chicago, IL. 60604
Founded in 1969, this center seeks to improve services for all children with disabilities. It is one of 100 federally-funded Parent Centers in the US and provides training and assistance as well as serving as a resource and referral center.
Their Going Places magazine, featuring fun things to do in Chicagoland, is available free at various locations around the city. Online there's a calendar of kid-friendly events and resources for children with disabilities.
ALS Association - Greater Chicago Chapter
220 W. Huron St., Suite 4003
Easter Seals - Metropolitan Chicago
1939 West 13th Street Suite 300
Provides comprehensive services for individuals with disabilities and their families to improve quality of life and maximize independence.
Epilepsy Foundation Greater Chicago
17 N. State St., Suite 1300
Muscular Dystrophy Association-Chicago
National Center for Latinos with Disabilities
1921 S. Blue Island
Assists Latino persons with disabilities and their families to participate equally in society in an independent, purposeful and meaningful manner.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society—Greater Illinois Chapter
525 W. Monroe St. Suite 900
Paralyzed Veterans of America
2122 W. Taylor St. Rm 126(Cross Street: Damen)
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago
547 W. Jackson Suite 225