ADA Great Lakes: 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.
Illinois Assistive Technology Program
Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living
National Organization on Disability
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.
We Connect Now
Website for College Students with Disabilities
Western Illinois Area on Aging
WIAAA is a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to serving people 60 plus, helping them to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to remain involved and active in their communities.
Alternatives for the Older Adult
(serves Western Illinois)
Providing Senior Services to older adults and their family caregivers: Home care management, Advocacy, Eldercare, and Caregiver Support in Western Illinois
Independent Living Resource Locator
Searchable database of financial assistance resources that help pay for or reduce the cost of independent living, home modifications and assistive technology.
Children with Disabilities
(See Youth Services for more links)
The McNatt Learning Center
The McNatt Learning Center, Inc., provides assessment of and training for foundational learning skills—those skills that make learning quicker, easier, and more accurate.
Illinois Department of Human Services
DHS can help you and your families meet your basic needs. They offer a range of services to help you become healthy and self-sufficient.
Illinois General Assembly & State Legislation
(Legislative information on the internet)
Office of Disability Rights Bureau- Attorney General’s Office
People with disabilities are entitled, as a matter of law, to fair and equal opportunities in all aspects of life. 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.
Healthcare Bureau of the Attorney General’s Office
As the business of medicine has become more complex, consumers have experienced more confusion and difficulty obtaining the care and benefits to which they are entitled. To assist the consumers of Illinois with these problems the Attorney General opened the Health Care Bureau in October 1998. Since then our staff has helped to clear up more than 8,000 complaints relating to health care issues.
Illinois Attorney General’s Office - Lisa Madigan
Offers many services and advice to Illinois citizens including information and safety tips on identity theft, consumer fraud, protecting women and citizens with disabilities and seniors, crime victims, etc.
Illinois Department of Human Rights
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.
United States Department of Justice
Mission: To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
Equip for Equality (extremely helpful for disability-related legal issues)
Equip for Equality engages in five major programs including the Legal Advocacy Program, the Training Institute on Disability Rights, the Public Policy Program, the Abuse Investigation Unit, the Special Education Clinic/Helpline, and much more…
Prairie State Legal Services
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.
American Bar Association Center for Pro Bono
Links to information on free legal assistance with the SSI appeal process and other related civil matters.
Illinois Bar Association
Find the right lawyer for right purpose and legal information.
Peoria County Self-Help Center
The Peoria County Self-Help Center is a public service that provides legal information and resources to people who would like to represent themselves sin court. The Center is housed in the Peoria Courthouse Law Library.
Special Recreation Association Network of Illinois (SRANI)
This website is designed by therapeutic recreation professionals in Illinois who are passionate about bringing community based recreation programs to all the residents of Illinois who have a disability or handicapping condition.
Directory of Illinois Websites for People with Disabilities, Family Members, Service Providers, and Professionals http://www.equipforequality.org/resourcecenter/illinoiswebsites.php
Division of Specialized Care for Children Resources Link
A link to many, many other great links for persons with disabilities
Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce
Spinal Cord Injury
Links to Free & Low Cost Medical Transportation Services A-Z
Other Transportation available
TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS (2) - in Word
Make-a-Wish Foundation of America
This organization which serves all 50 states, Guam, and Puerto Rico grants wishes to children in the United States with terminal illnesses or life-threatening medical conditions that create the probability the children will not survive beyond their 18th year.
Central Illinois Dream Factory
Grants dreams to children in the Central Illinois area (75 mile radius of Peoria, Illinois), who are between the ages of 3 and 18 years who have been diagnosed with critical or chronic illnesses.