Established in 1980, Access Living is a nonresidential Center for Independent Living for people with all types of disabilities one of the first in the country. Access Livings programs and services promote the empowerment, independence and inclusion of people with all types of disabilities in every aspect of community life.
115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610

  Voice: (312) 640-2100
	 (800) 613-8549
    TTY: (312) 640-2102
	 (888) 253-7003
    Fax: (312) 640-2101
Website: 
http://www.accessliving.org
 
 


 
This web page describes accessible parking space requirements in Illinois, including number of spaces, space dimensions, and signage.
Disability Rights Bureau
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

  Voice: (312)814-5684
    TTY: (800)964-3013
Website: 
http://www.ag.state.il.us/rights/accessible_parking.html
 
 


 
"To qualify for disability license plates or a parking placard, an applicant must submit a Secretary of State Persons with Disabilities Certification form. The form must be completed by a licensed physician certifying that the applicant has one of the following six specific medical conditions that severely impairs their ability to walk ("Cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest" is no longer a qualifying disability, unless it is related to one of these conditions.): Cannot walk without the assistance of another person, prosthetic device, wheelchair or other assistive device; be restricted by lung disease to such a degree that forced (respiratory) expiratory volume (FEV) in 1 second, when measure by spirometry, is less than 1 liter; must use portable oxygen; have Class III or Class IV cardiac condition according to standards set by the American Heart Association; be severely limited in the ability to walk due to an arthritic, neurological or orthopedic condition; has permanently lost the use of or is missing a hand or arm."
Secretary of State Jesse White
Persons with Disabilities
License Plates/Placard Unit
501 S. Second Street, Room 541
Springfield, IL 62756

  Voice: (217)782-2285
	 (800)252-2904
    TTY: (800)261-5280
Website: 
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/vehicles/license_plate_guide/persons_disabilities.html
 
 


 
Advocates for Access is a private, not-for-profit, non-residential organization established in 1985. Advocates for Access is managed by and for people with disabilities. We are a Center for Independent Living dedicated to Empowering People With Disabilities To Live Independently In Our Community. To fulfill this mission, Advocates for Access provides direct services, combined with advocacy for social change to allow greater integration of persons with disabilities into mainstream life. We serve people with disabilities, their families and the community in which they live. We also work with private organizations, local communities, service providers, businesses and industries that require technical assistance in responding to the needs of people with disabilities.
4450 N. Prospect Road, Suite C8
Peoria Heights, IL  61616

  Voice: (309) 682-3500
    TTY: (309) 682-3567
    Fax: (309) 682-3989
  Email: info@advocatesforaccess.com
Website: 
http://www.advocatesforaccess.com
 
 


 
The AIDS Legal Council of Chicago exists to preserve, promote and protect the legal rights of men, women and children in the metropolitan Chicago area impacted by HIV. The Council provides direct legal services to people in need, educates the public about HIV-related legal issues, and advocates for social policies that ensure fair treatment for all people affected by HIV/AIDS.
Main Loop Office Suite 2110
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601

  Voice: (312) 427-8990
    TTY: (312) 327-1983
	 (866) 506-3038
    Fax: (312) 427-8419
  Email: info@aidslegal.com
Website: 
http://www.aidslegal.com
 
 


 
Achieving Independence and Mobility (AIM(formally DuPage CIL) ) is a non-residential, community-based, not-for-profit agency which provides advocacy and services to persons with disabilities in DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties.
3130 Finley Rd.
Suite 500
Downers Grove, IL 60515

  Voice: (630)469-2300
    TTY: (630)469-2300
    Fax: (630)469-2606
  Email: dcil@mcs.com
Website: 
http://www.dupagecil.org
 
 


 
Achieving Independence and Mobility (AIM(formally DuPage CIL) ) is a non-residential, community-based, not-for-profit agency which provides advocacy and services to persons with disabilities in DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties.
1710 Farnsworth Ave
Aurora, IL 60505

  Voice: (630)469-2300
    TTY: (630)469-2300
    Fax: (630)469-2606
Website: 
http://www.dupagecil.org
 
 


 
CDEL provides pro bono legal services through the combined efforts of a modest in-house staff and an active network of hundreds of volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and law students from top law firms and academic institutions. In this way, CDEL services a dual mission: 1) To provide Cook Countys most deserving yet underrepresented individuals with access to high quality legal services; and 2) To foster pro bono culture throughout the Chicago area legal community.
79 W. Monroe Street
Suite 919
Chicago, IL 60603

  Voice: (312) 376-1880
    TTY: (312) 908-8705
    Fax: (312) 376-1885
  Email: info@probonocdel.org
Website: 
http://www.cdelaw.org/
 
 


 
The Department of Human Rights administers the Illinois Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (with regard to employment), familial status (with regard to real estate transactions), age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, unfavorable military discharge, and sexual orientation.
222 South College, Floor 1
Springfield, Illinois 62704

  Voice: (217) 785-5100
    TTY: (217) 785-5125
    Fax: (217) 785-5106
Website: 
http://www.illinois.gov/dhr/Pages/default.aspx
 
 


 
The Department of Human Rights administers the Illinois Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (with regard to employment), familial status (with regard to real estate transactions), age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, unfavorable military discharge, and sexual orientation.
Marion State Regional Office Building
2309 W. Main Street, Suite 112
Marion, IL 62959

  Voice: (618) 993-7463
    Fax: (618) 993-7464
Website: 
http://www.illinois.gov/dhr/Pages/default.aspx
 
 


 
The Department of Human Rights administers the Illinois Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (with regard to employment), familial status (with regard to real estate transactions), age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, unfavorable military discharge, and sexual orientation.
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 10-100
Chicago, Illinois 60601

  Voice: (312) 814-6200
    TTY: (217) 785-5125
Website: 
http://www.illinois.gov/dhr/Pages/default.aspx
 
 


 
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) helps people with disabilities receive quality services by advocating for their interests and helping them identify resources, understand procedures, resolve problems, and protect their rights in the rehabilitation process, employment, and home services. Individuals with a disability who want to receive or are receiving Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services or Home Services are eligible for CAP assistance. CAP can help people obtain answers to questions and resolve issues with VR services, the Home Services Program, Centers for Independent Living, or community rehabilitation programs and workshops. CAP can also provide some guidance and advice on employment issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title I.
100 N 1st St, 1st Floor West
Springfield, IL 62702

  Voice: (800) 641-3929
    TTY: (800) 641-3929
  Email: dhscap@dhs.state.il.us
Website: 
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29978
 
 


 
CCDI is dedicated to advocating for the rights of all people with all types of disabilities. Whether it be at the local, state or federal levels, CCDI strives to keep our members informed of the most current disability rights issues and the ways they can help advocate.
3 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 1
Springfield, IL 62701

  Voice: (217)522-7016
	 (800)433-8848
    TTY: (217)522-7016
	 (800)433-8848
    Fax: (217)522-7024
  Email: ccdi@ccdionline.org
Website: 
http://www.ccdionline.org
 
 


 
Designs for Change (DFC) seeks to improve the nations 50 largest urban public school systems, beginning in Chicago. DFC applies world-class research and policy analysis to develop reforms which address the most difficult problems facing urban schools.
814 S. Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612

  Voice: (312) 236-7252
    TTY: (312) 236-7944
    Fax: (312) 236-7927
  Email: info@designsforchange.org
Website: 
http://www.designsforchange.org
 
 


 
Our goal is to educate, enrich, and enlighten the people, businesses, and organizations of Illinois regarding the ADA.
Rachel Weisberg, Illinois ADA Project Manager
c/o Equip For Equality, Central Office 
1 West Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 816 
Springfield, IL 62701

  Voice: (877)232-3601
    TTY: (800)610-2779
    Fax: (312)341-0295
Website: 
http://www.ada-il.org
 
 


 
IATP's believes that disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes a person's right to: live independently; enjoy self-determination and make choices; benefit from an education; pursue meaningful careers; and enjoy full inclusion and integration in the economic, political, social, cultural, and educational mainstream of society in the United States. IATP's primary focus is on education, employment, community living, information technology and telecommunications. Our mission is to enable people with disabilities so they can fully participate in all aspects of life.
1 West Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 100
Springfield, Illinois
62701

  Voice: (217) 522-7985
    TTY: (217) 522-9966
    Fax: (217) 522-8067
  Email: iatp@iltech.org
Website: 
http://www.iltech.org
 
 


 
The Disability Rights Bureau enforces State and Federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities to equal access to buildings, housing, and services. The Bureau resolves accessibility and discrimination violations impacting the people of the state of Illinois through negotiation and litigation.
1001 East Main Street
Carbondale, IL 62901

  Voice: (618) 529-6400 Ext. 6401
    TTY: (877) 675-9339
Website: 
http://www.ag.state.il.us/rights/disabilityrights.html
 
 


 
The Disability Rights Bureau enforces State and Federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities to equal access to buildings, housing, and services. The Bureau resolves accessibility and discrimination violations impacting the people of the state of Illinois through negotiation and litigation. In addition to the Bureau's enforcement work, the Disability Rights Bureau regularly provides technical assistance and referrals to individuals with disabilities and public and private entities seeking to comply with disability rights laws. The Bureau also conducts disability rights training programs for courts, law enforcement, and other groups upon request. The bureau is a part of the Illinois Attorney General's Office.
James R. Thompson Center, 11th floor
100 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

  Voice: (312) 814-5684
    TTY: (800) 964-3013
    Fax: (312) 814-3212
Website: 
http://www.ag.state.il.us/rights/disabilityrights.html
 
 


 
The Disability Rights Bureau enforces State and Federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities to equal access to buildings, housing, and services. The Bureau resolves accessibility and discrimination violations impacting the people of the state of Illinois through negotiation and litigation. In addition to the Bureau's enforcement work, the Disability Rights Bureau regularly provides technical assistance and referrals to individuals with disabilities and public and private entities seeking to comply with disability rights laws. The Bureau also conducts disability rights training programs for courts, law enforcement, and other groups upon request. The bureau is a part of the Illinois Attorney General's Office.
500 S. Second Street
Springfield, IL 62706

  Voice: (217) 524-2660
    TTY: (877) 844-5461
    Fax: (217) 557-5747
Website: 
http://www.ag.state.il.us/rights/disabilityrights.html
 
 


 
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) helps people with disabilities receive quality services by advocating for their interests and helping them identify resources, understand procedures, resolve problems, and protect their rights in the rehabilitation process, employment, and home services.
Client Assistance Program
100 N 1st St, 1st Floor West
Springfield, IL 62702

  Voice: (800) 641-3929
    TTY: (800) 641-3929
  Email: dhs.cap@illinois.gov
Website: 
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29978
 
 


 
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. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
235 South Fifth Street
P.O. Box 276
Springfield, IL 62705

  Voice: (217) 544-0464
	 (800) 758-0464
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (217) 523-0720
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
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. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
20 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602

  Voice: (312) 341-0022
	 (800) 537-2632
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (312) 341-0295
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
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. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
1515 Fifth Avenue, Suite 420
Moline, IL 61265

  Voice: (309) 786-6868
	 (800) 758-6869
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (309) 786-2393
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
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. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
300 East Main Street
Suite 18
Carbondale, IL 62901

  Voice: (618) 457-7930
	 (800) 758-0559
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (618) 457-7985
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
The purpose of INCIL is to facilitate the collaboration of all Centers for Independent Living in Illinois for promoting, through the Independent Living Movement, equal opportunities and civil rights for all persons with disabilities.
One West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 501
Springfield, IL 62701

  Voice: (217) 525-1308
	 (800) 587-1227
    TTY: (217) 525-1308
	 (800) 587-1227
    Fax: (217) 525-1312
  Email: adminasst@incil.org
Website: 
http://www.incil.org/
 
 


 
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. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
1617 Second Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

  Voice: (309) 786-6868
	 (800) 758-6869
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (309) 786-2393
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
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. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
300 East Main Street
Suite 18
Carbondale, IL 62901

  Voice: (618) 457-7930
	 (800) 758-0559
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (618) 457-7985
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
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. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
235 South Fifth Street
P.O. Box 276
Springfield, IL 62705

  Voice: (217) 544-0464
	 (800) 758-0464
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (217) 523-0720
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
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. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
20 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602

  Voice: (312) 341-0022
	 (800) 537-2632
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (312) 341-0295
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
This Code is intended to ensure that the built environment, including all spaces and elements of all applicable buildings and facilities in the State of Illinois is so designed, constructed, and/or altered to assure the safety and welfare of all members of society and to be readily accessible to, and usable by, environmentally limited persons. The contact information listed here is for the Capital Development Board (CDB).
Douglas Gamble
Capital Development Board
3rd Floor, William G. Stratton Building
401 South Spring Street
Springfield, Illinois 62706

  Voice: (217) 782-8530
    Fax: (217) 524-4208
  Email: doug.gamble@illinois.gov
Website: 
http://www.illinois.gov/cdb/business/codes/pages/illinoisaccessibilitycode.aspx
 
 


 
The mission of the Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living is to enlighten persons with disabilities and their families about their rights; to empower persons with disabilities to assume maximum responsibility to realize their potentials; and to enrich the lives of all in Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark counties by working toward full inclusion of each individual in our communities.
18 Gunia Drive
LaSalle, IL 61301

  Voice: (815) 224-3126
	 (800) 822-3246
    TTY: (815) 224-8271
	 (866) 822-3246
Website: 
http://www.ivcil.com/cms/publish/index.shtml
 
 


 
Your partnership with the Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) gives you access to our qualified vocational rehabilitation professionals. Here are some of the valuable benefits we can provide: Job Analysis - DRS staff can work with you to assess the requirements of your jobs and match them to the skills of our candidates. We can help identify appropriate accommodations and assistive technologies to "bridge the gap" between job needs and employee abilities. We can even help you analyze the needs of new or changing jobs to ensure that you can retain valuable employees in their current positions. Job Coaches - DRS can provide a job coaches to assist qualified individuals with disabilities in learning or re-learning how to perform their job. Training - DRS Rehabilitation Staff can provide trainings to employers on a local or statewide level, including topics related to disability awareness and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Statewide trainings are also offered each year.

  Voice: (877)761-9780
    TTY: (866)264-2149
Website: 
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=52224
 
 


 
We help people with disabilities find and keep jobs. Our goal is to help our customers find quality employment that pays a living wage and offers a chance for advancement.Our staff talk to people about their employment needs and help them find a job or get ready to go to work. They also make sure that people have the supports they need to stay on the job. This resource is a part of the Illinois Department of Human Services.

  Voice: (800) 843-6154
    TTY: (800) 447-6404
Website: 
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29737
 
 


 
IICIL provides a number of consumer-directed services, including information and referral, advocacy, independent living skills training, and peer support, which are mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In addition to these services, we also have a fully accessible computer lab, state of the art information and referral library, TTY/Amplified Phone acquisition, devices for people who have low vision or are blind, Braille and transcription, sign language and Spanish interpreters, technical assistance on disability laws and policy, Disability Awareness Training, accessibility audits, and a host of volunteer opportunities for consumers and other interested persons.
3708 11th St., PO Box 6156, Rock Island, IL 61231

  Voice: (309) 793-0090
	 (877) 541-2505
    TTY: (309) 793-0090
	 (877) 541-2505
    Fax: (309) 283-0097
  Email: iicil@iicil.com
Website: 
http://www.iicil.com/
 
 


 
Our mission is to promote pride and respect of people with disabilities by sharing the tools that are necessary to take control of one's own life. IMPACT advocates full community participation of all citizens.
2735 E. Broadway
Alton, IL 62002

  Voice: (618) 462-1411
	 (888) 616-4261
    TTY: (618) 474-5333
    Fax: (618) 474-5309
  Email: staff@impactcil.org
Website: 
http://www.impactcil.org/
 
 


 
JACIL is committed to enabling persons with disabilities to gain effective control and direction of their own lives in the home, in the workplace and in the community. The JACIL goal is to stimulate and promote a growing sense of personal dignity through individualized programs designed to provide the tools necessary for maximum independence and community participation.
220 W. Main Street, Havana, IL 62644

  Voice: (309) 543-6680
	 (877) 759-2187
    TTY: (309) 543-6680
    Fax: (309) 543-6711
  Email: info@jacil.org
Website: 
http://jacil.org/index.html
 
 


 
JACIL is committed to enabling persons with disabilities to gain effective control and direction of their own lives in the home, in the workplace and in the community. The JACIL goal is to stimulate and promote a growing sense of personal dignity through individualized programs designed to provide the tools necessary for maximum independence and community participation.
15 Permac Road, Jacksonville, IL 62650

  Voice: (217) 245-8371
	 (888) 317-3287
    TTY: (217) 245-8371
    Fax: (217) 245-1872
  Email: info@jacil.org
Website: 
http://jacil.org/
 
 


 
LCCIL is a disability rights organization governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities. We offer programs and services that promote a fully accessible society. We advocate that all persons with disabilities excercise their right to independence.
377 N. Seymour Avenue
Mundelein, IL 60060

  Voice: (847) 949-4440
    TTY: (847) 949-0641
    Fax: (847) 949-4445
  Email: info@lccil.org
Website: 
http://www.lccil.org/
 
 


 
LifeMyWay is collecting stories from every corner of Illinois so that our voices can be heard. Our mission is to show you what we can do. Look at who we are, what we like and where we want to go in life. We believe in the importance of advocating for your needs, rights and opportunities; that the best quality of life for all persons with developmental disabilities can be achieved in the community with the right supports and services; and in the infinite power of sharing your story. This resource is also an action center in "the Social Challenge" campaign against the "r" word. To join this campaign, go to http://www.thesocialchallenge.org.
409 West Huron St., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60654

  Email: info@lifemyway.org
Website: 
http://www.lifemyway.org
 
 


 
LIFE Center for Independent Living advances equality and integration of all persons with disabilities. To achieve this mission, we: promote local, state and national advocacy; educate persons with disabilities about their rights and responsibilities; provide support services; raise community awareness about disability issues.
2201 Eastland Drive, Suite 1
Bloomington, IL 61704

  Voice: (309)663-5433
	 (888)543-3245
    TTY: (309)663-5433
	 (309)663-0054
    Fax: (309)663-7024
  Email: lifecil@lifecil.org
Website: 
http://www.lccil.org
 
 


 
LIFE Center for Independent Living advances equality and integration of all persons with disabilities. To achieve this mission, we: promote local, state and national advocacy; educate persons with disabilities about their rights and responsibilities; provide support services; raise community awareness about disability issues.
741 West Washington Street, Suite 3
Pontiac, IL 61764

  Voice: (815) 844-1132
    TTY: (815) 844-1132
    Fax: (815) 844-1148
  Email: lifecil@lifecil.org
Website: 
http://www.lifecil.org/
 
 


 
To empower persons with disabilities to live independently and to promote accessibility and inclusion in all areas of life.
120 East A Street
Belleville, IL 62220

  Voice: (618) 235-9988
    TTY: (618) 235-9988
	 (618) 235-0451
    Fax: (618) 233-3729
  Email: info@lincinc.org
Website: 
http://www.lincinc.org/
 
 


 
To empower persons with disabilities to live independently and to promote accessibility and inclusion in all areas of life.
Western Egyptian Head Start Admin.
318 West Madison Street
Pontiac, IL 61764

  Voice: (618)317-4028
  Email: info@lincinc.org
Website: 
http://www.lincinc.org/
 
 


 
To empower persons with disabilities to live independently and to promote accessibility and inclusion in all areas of life.
Western Egyptian
207 West 4th Street
Waterloo, IL 62298

  Voice: (618)317-4028
  Email: info@lincinc.org
Website: 
http://www.ilcwr.org
 
 


 
The Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living is a community-based, non-residential organization, dedicated to enhancing the options available to people with disabilities so they may choose and maintain individualized and satisfying lifestyles. To fulfill this mission, NICIL offers direct services to individuals, combined with advocacy for social change, to allow greater integration of persons with disabilities to live independently within their respective communities .
412 Locust    
Sterling, IL  61081

  Voice: (815)625-7860
	 (888)886-4245
    TTY: (815)625-7863
	 (888)776-4245
Website: 
http://www.lincinc.org
 
 


 
The Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living is a community-based, non-residential organization, dedicated to enhancing the options available to people with disabilities so they may choose and maintain individualized and satisfying lifestyles. To fulfill this mission, NICIL offers direct services to individuals, combined with advocacy for social change, to allow greater integration of persons with disabilities to live independently within their respective communities .
810 S. 10th St
Oregon, IL 610611068

  Voice: (815)562-6938
Website: 
http://www.lincinc.org
 
 


 
The Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living is a community-based, non-residential organization, dedicated to enhancing the options available to people with disabilities so they may choose and maintain individualized and satisfying lifestyles. To fulfill this mission, NICIL offers direct services to individuals, combined with advocacy for social change, to allow greater integration of persons with disabilities to live independently within their respective communities.
City Hall Building 
Corner of Main and Washington
Savanna, IL

  Voice: (815) 625-7860
Website: 
http://nicil.org/
 
 


 
To empower persons with disabilities to increase their opportunities to access all aspects of community life.
1725 College Avenue
Carmi, Illinois 62821

  Voice: (618) 382-7300
	 (800) 898-3130
    TTY: (618) 382-7300
	 (800) 898-3130
    Fax: (618) 382-7301
Website: 
http://www.ofacil.org/
 
 


 
To empower persons with disabilities to increase their opportunities to access all aspects of community life.
102 Greenview Drive
Effingham, Illinois 62401

  Voice: (217) 342-5521
	 (800) 810-3184
    TTY: (217) 342-5521
	 (800) 810-3184
    Fax: (217) 342-5523
Website: 
http://www.ofacil.org/
 
 


 
To empower persons with disabilities to increase their opportunities to access all aspects of community life.
4206 Williamson Place, Suite 3
Mt. Vernon, IL. 62864

  Voice: (618) 244-9212
    TTY: (618) 244-9575
    Fax: (618) 244-9310
  Email: spud@ofacil.org
Website: 
http://www.ofacil.org/
 
 


 
Options works to dispel myths, stereotypes, and misconceptions about people with disabilities. We also work to encourage people in the community to become more aware of disability-related issues and concerns. As one of 24 centers for independent living throughout the state of Illinois, we work to: help people stay in their own homes and out of institutions, thereby maintaining independence and saving state money;change the status of people with disabilities from unemployed to employed; help people with disabilities achieve and/or maintain self-sufficiency and productive lives in our communities; help make our community more physically and attitudinally accessible for people with disabilities.
130 Laird Lane
Suite 103 Watseka, IL 60970

  Voice: (815) 432-1332
    TTY: (815) 432-1361
    Fax: (815) 432-1360
  Email: options@optionscil.com
Website: 
http://www.optionscil.org/
 
 


 
Options works to dispel myths, stereotypes, and misconceptions about people with disabilities. We also work to encourage people in the community to become more aware of disability-related issues and concerns. As one of 24 centers for independent living throughout the state of Illinois, we work to: help people stay in their own homes and out of institutions, thereby maintaining independence and saving state money;change the status of people with disabilities from unemployed to employed; help people with disabilities achieve and/or maintain self-sufficiency and productive lives in our communities; help make our community more physically and attitudinally accessible for people with disabilities.
22 Heritage Drive, Suite 107
Bourbonnais, IL 60914

  Voice: (815)936-0100
    TTY: (815)936-0132
    Fax: (815)936-0117
  Email: options@optionscil.com
Website: 
http://www.optionscil.org
 
 


 
The mission of the Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center is to build upon families' strengths, empower parents and professionals to achieve the strongest possible outcomes for students with disabilities, and to enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities.
Family Matters Parent Training & Information Center
1901 S. 4th St., Ste. 209
Effingham, Illinois 62401

  Voice: (217) 347-5428
	 (866) 436-7842
    TTY: (217) 347-5428
    Fax: (217) 347-5119
  Email: info@fmptic.org
Website: 
http://www.fmptic.org
 
 


 
The mission of the Family Resource Center on Disabilities is to improve services for all children with disabilities as their families. This mission is implemented through: parent education on the rights of their children to gain the necessary knowledge to secure these rights; parent training on self-advocacy to enable them to gain the necessary skills to be their childs best advocate; training of parent leaders, to enable them to train and educate other parents in their own community; systems advocacy to effect positive change in policy making agencies which impact children with disabilities and their families; family support and service linkage to enable families to keep their family member at home; minority outreach to reach and serve underserved minority populations. The philosophy of the Family Resource Center on Disabilities supports the concept of parent to parent information and parent to parent training, and parent/family empowerment.
20 East Jackson Blvd.
Room 300
Chicago, Illinois 60604

  Voice: (312) 939-3513
    Fax: (312) 939-7297
  Email: info@frcd.org
Website: 
https://frcd.org/
 
 


 
We provide services, which assist people with disabilities in achieving or maintaining independence. People with disabilities direct our services in that our board and staff are mandated to be at least 51% people with disabilities. Our goal is full participation in society for persons with disabilities.
1317 E. Florida
Urbana, IL 61801

  Voice: (217) 344-5433
    TTY: (217) 344-5024
    Fax: (217) 344-2414
  Email: info@pacecil.org
Website: 
http://www.pacecil.org/
 
 


 
Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for low income persons and those over 60 who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them. Our mission is "to provide or coordinate the delivery of high quality legal services to low-income individuals, families and groups."
303 North Main Street, Suite 600
Rockford, IL 61101

  Voice: (815)965-2134
    TTY: (815)965-5114
    Fax: (815)965-1081
Website: 
https://www.pslegal.org/default.asp
 
 


 
Progress Center directly assists persons with disabilities to establish lives in the community. We serve and support people with disabilities of all ages to increase and maintain independence. We also assist families and communities.
12940 S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL.  60406

  Voice: (708) 388-5011
    TTY: (708) 389-8250
    Fax: (708) 388-5016
  Email: info@progresscil.org
Website: 
http://www.progresscil.org/
 
 


 
Progress Center directly assists persons with disabilities to establish lives in the community. We serve and support people with disabilities of all ages to increase and maintain independence. We also assist families and communities.
7521 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130

  Voice: (708) 209-1500
    TTY: (708) 209-1826
    Fax: (708) 209-1735
  Email: info@progresscil.org
Website: 
http://www.progresscil.org/
 
 


 
Our mission is to promote an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by people with disabilities. We advocate for and serve Boone, DeKalb, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties from four offices.
115 N First Street
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

  Voice: (815)544-8404
    TTY: (815)544-8404
    Fax: (815)544-1896
Website: 
http://rampcil.org/
 
 


 
Our mission is to promote an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by people with disabilities. We advocate for and serve Boone, DeKalb, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties from four offices.
1022 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

  Voice: (815) 756-3202
    TTY: (815) 756-4263
    Fax: (815) 756-3556
Website: 
http://rampcil.org/
 
 


 
Our mission is to promote an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by people with disabilities. We advocate for and serve Boone, DeKalb, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties from four offices.
2155 W Galena Avenue 
Freeport, Illinois 61032

  Voice: (815) 233-1128
    TTY: (815) 233-1128
    Fax: (815) 233-0743
Website: 
http://rampcil.org/
 
 


 
Our mission is to promote an accessible society that allows and expects full participation by people with disabilities. We advocate for and serve Boone, DeKalb, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties from four offices.
202 Market Street 
Rockford, Illinois 61107

  Voice: (815) 968-7467
    TTY: (815) 968-2401
    Fax: (815) 968-7612
Website: 
http://rampcil.org/
 
 


 
As part of the Illinois and the National Independent Living Movements, the Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living is dedicated to the belief that persons with disabilities have the right and responsibility to make choices, to control the direction of their lives, and to participate fully and equally in their communities.
2135 West Ramada Lane 
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

  Voice: (618) 457-3318
    TTY: (618) 457-3318
Website: 
http://www.sicil1.org/
 
 


 
As part of the Illinois and the National Independent Living Movements, the Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living is dedicated to the belief that persons with disabilities have the right and responsibility to make choices, to control the direction of their lives, and to participate fully and equally in their communities.
32 Veterans Drive
Harrisburg, Illinois 62946

  Voice: (618)252-7233
    TTY: (618)252-7233
Website: 
http://www.sicil1.org
 
 


 
As part of the Illinois and the National Independent Living Movements, the Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living is dedicated to the belief that persons with disabilities have the right and responsibility to make choices, to control the direction of their lives, and to participate fully and equally in their
106 West Franklin Street
Sesser, Illinois 62884

  Voice: (618) 625-2303
    TTY: (618) 625-2303
Website: 
http://www.sicil1.org/
 
 


 
As an advocacy agency, Soyland Access to Independent Living (SAIL) is a community-based, non-residential Center for Independent Living (CIL). Its purpose is to promote and practice independent living for all people with disabilities. The organization strives to encourage and assist people with disabilities to gain effective control of their lives by participation in all aspects of society to their fullest extent possible, especially in performing routine daily activities. The organization promotes personal dignity of people with disabilities and develops community awareness by providing training, direct services and information.
2449 Federal Drive
Decatur, IL 62526

  Voice: (217) 876-8888
	 (800) 358-8080
    TTY: (217) 876-8888
	 (800) 358-8080
    Fax: (217) 876-7245
  Email: jwooters@decatursail.com
Website: 
http://www.decatursail.com/
 
 


 
As an advocacy agency, Soyland Access to Independent Living (SAIL) is a community-based, non-residential Center for Independent Living (CIL). Its purpose is to promote and practice independent living for all people with disabilities. The organization strives to encourage and assist people with disabilities to gain effective control of their lives by participation in all aspects of society to their fullest extent possible, especially in performing routine daily activities. The organization promotes personal dignity of people with disabilities and develops community awareness by providing training, direct services and information.
1102 W. Jackson 
Sullivan, IL 61951

  Voice: (217) 728-3186
    TTY: (217) 728-3186
    Fax: (217) 728-2299
  Email: sulsail@wireless111.com
Website: 
http://www.decatursail.com/
 
 


 
As an advocacy agency, Soyland Access to Independent Living (SAIL) is a community-based, non-residential Center for Independent Living (CIL). Its purpose is to promote and practice independent living for all people with disabilities. The organization strives to encourage and assist people with disabilities to gain effective control of their lives by participation in all aspects of society to their fullest extent possible, especially in performing routine daily activities. The organization promotes personal dignity of people with disabilities and develops community awareness by providing training, direct services and information.
1810 W. S. 3rd St. 
P.O. Box 650 
Shelbyville, IL 62565

  Voice: (217) 774-4322
    TTY: (217) 774-4322
    Fax: (217) 774-4368
  Email: sailsel@consolidated.net
Website: 
http://www.decatursail.com/
 
 


 
As an advocacy agency, Soyland Access to Independent Living (SAIL) is a community-based, non-residential Center for Independent Living (CIL). Its purpose is to promote and practice independent living for all people with disabilities. The organization strives to encourage and assist people with disabilities to gain effective control of their lives by participation in all aspects of society to their fullest extent possible, especially in performing routine daily activities. The organization promotes personal dignity of people with disabilities and develops community awareness by providing training, direct services and information.
757 Windsor Rd.
Charleston, IL 61920

  Voice: (217) 345-7245
    TTY: (217) 345-7245
    Fax: (217) 345-7226
  Email: triplec@consolidated.net
Website: 
http://www.decatursail.com/
 
 


 
SCIL's Mission: To increase opportunities for equality, integration and independence for all persons with disabilities through advocacy, services, and public education. SCILs 4 Core Services: Information and Referral; Independent Living Skills Training; Peer Counseling; Advocacy (Individual and Systemic).
330 South Grand Avenue West
Springfield, IL 62704

  Voice: (217)523-2587
	 (800)841-6167
(800)447-4221
    TTY: (217)523-2587
	 (800)841-6167
    Fax: (217)523-0427
  Email: scil@scil.org
Website: 
http://www.scil.org
 
 


 
Our Mission - To provide leadership, research, planning and education required to support independent living services in Illinois. We achieve our mission by: Identifying and reaching out to persons currently un-served and underserved by Centers for Independent Living; Increasing awareness of independent living services and the independent living philosophy; Helping existing CILs to better serve persons with disabilities; and Promoting the development of new CILs.
510 East Monroe Street - 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701

  Voice: (217) 744-7777
    TTY: (217) 744-7777
    Fax: (217) 744-7744
  Email: silc@silcofillinois.org
Website: 
http://www.silcofillinois.org/index.html
 
 
Stone-Hayes Center for Independent Living (SHCIL)



 
39 North Prairie Street
Galesburg , IL 61401

  Voice: (309) 344-1306
    TTY: (309) 344-1269
    Fax: (309) 344-1305
 
 
 
 

  Voice: (800) 526-0857
    TTY: (800) 526-0844
Website: 
https://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/trs_illinois.html
 
 


 
The Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) is dedicated to promoting the independence, productivity and inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of society. The mission is addressed by conducting research and disseminating information about disability to academicians, policymakers, businesses, government agencies, service providers and the general public. The IDHD also provides an extensive array of clinical and community service activities and, through the Department of Disability and Human Development and other academic departments, offers interdisciplinary pre-service training. The values of cultural diversity, consumer choice and self-determination are emphasized across the life span in all training, public service, and research activities of the IDHD.
640 W. Roosevelt Road MC 626 
Chicago, IL 60608

  Voice: (312) 413-8833
  Email: idhd@uic.edu
Website: 
http://www.idhd.org/
 
 


 
The mission of the Center is to promote, increase and improve opportunities for independent living and lifestyle for persons with disabilities within the six-county service area: the counties of Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike, McDonough, and Schuyler.
440 North Lafayette
Macomb, IL 61455

  Voice: (309) 833-5766
	 (888) 309-5766
    TTY: (217) 223-0475
    Fax: (309) 833-4690
Website: 
http://www.wcicil.org/
 
 


 
The mission of the Center is to promote, increase and improve opportunities for independent living and lifestyle for persons with disabilities within the six-county service area: the counties of Adams, Brown, Hancock, Pike, McDonough, and Schuyler.
639 York St., Suite 204  
Quincy, Illinois 62301-1065

  Voice: (217)223-0400
	 (800)225-0407
    TTY: (217)223-0475
    Fax: (217)223-0479
  Email: cilpd@adams.net
Website: 
http://www.wcicil.org
 
 


 
As people with disabilities and their advocates, the Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living strives for equality and empowerment of persons with disabilities in the Will and Grundy County areas.The Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living, a United Way Agency, is a cross-disability, community based organization. We are your local resource for information on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability related laws.We inform persons with disabilities of their rights, educate them about their responsibilities, provide support services, promote advocacy, and raise community awareness about disability issues.
1700 Newton Place 
Morris, IL 60450

  Voice: (815)416-6460
    TTY: (815)416-6460
    Fax: (815)729-3697
Website: 
http://will-grundycil.org
 
 
 

Last Updated on:
Thu Jul 7, 2016