Resources

  • AbilityLinks – The job opportunity website for people with disabilities and inclusive employers
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – JAN: The Job Accommodation Network homepage
  • DBTAC – Great Lakes ADA Center – The DBTAC: Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related laws
  • https://www.illinoisworknet.com/Pages/default.aspx – The Illinois workNet Portal System was launched in June 2005 by the Governor’s Illinois Workforce Innovation Board (IWIB) as the state’s workforce development portal. Since then, Illinois workNet has evolved to not only continue as the online source for local and statewide resources and tools to help individuals, employers, and workforce/education partners achieve their training and employment goals, but also as the source for facilitating statewide programs.
  • Equip for Equality – Illinois’ statewide protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities
  • Health and Disability Advocates – Health & Disability Advocates (HDA) is a national organization, based in Chicago, Illinois, that uses ultiple strategies to promote income security and improve healthcare access and services for children, people with disabilities and low-income, older adults
  • Illinois Assistive Technology Program – Promoting independence through the use of technology
  • Illinois Braille and Talking Books Library
  • Illinois Council of Developmental Disabilities – The Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (ICDD) is dedicated to leading change in Illinois so that all people with developmental disabilities are able to exercise their rights to freedom and equal opportunity
  • Illinois Deaf and Hard Of Hearing Commission – Assuring Equality, Respect, Accessibility and Independence for All Individuals with a Hearing Loss
  • Illinois Department of Human Services
  • Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL) – The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living, the statewide association representing the 22 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Illinois. INCIL is an authoritative source of information about the accomplishments and needs of Illinois CILs and about issues most critical to promote independent living for all persons with disabilities
  • Independent Living Research Unit (ILRU) – The ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) program is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living
  • National Council on Disability (NCD) – The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency, composed of 15 members appointed by the President, by and with the consent of the U.S. Senate
  • National Organization on Disabilities – The mission of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life
  • Nursing Home Abuse Center
  • Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) – The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) oversees grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling, medical and psychological services, job training and other individualized services
  • SILC Publications
  • Social Security Administration
  • US Department of Justice ADA Home Page
  • Illinois Department of Employment Security