The Reading Group

The Reading Group is a non-profit learning center that has been helping students improve their reading and study skills for over 40 years. Programs are offered year-round for both gifted and learning disabled (including dyslexic) students with high quality, individualized one-on-one instruction. The Reading Group staff includes educational specialists in reading, writing, early childhood development, …

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Parkland College – Office of Accessibility Services

The Office of Accessibility Services works in partnership with the college community to facilitate equal access for students with disabilities to the educational programs, services, and activities of Parkland College in accordance with federal law. Please click here to view an informational interview video about Parkland’s Accessibility Services, with captions and sign language interpreter, from …

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Illinois Radio Reader

The free Illinois Radio Reader service offers audio news and information from newspapers, magazines and more—and it’s not just for those who are blind or visually impaired. It’s for anyone who is considered print impaired—including individuals who have a medical condition or disability that makes it difficult to hold and/or read traditional books and magazines. …

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Illinois Assistive Technology Program

IATP is a non-profit organization whose mission is to increase access to assistive technology devices and services for individuals of all ages with disabilities. Please click here to view a captioned informational video about the Illinois Assistive Technology Program, with sign language interpreter, from the February 18, 2021, Third Thursday Resource Round-up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDOU-LmxMR4

Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) – University of Illinois

DRES is the disability services office at the University of Illinois campus. We are one of the leading support programs in higher education for people with disabilities and were the first in the nation to begin providing these support services. Our mission is to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity …

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Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation

CUSR advocates and provides access to a full range of recreational opportunities for people with a variety of disabilities. These opportunities include, but are not limited to, inclusion within the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts, after school programs, skill building programs, special events, trips, summer day camps, adaptive programs, and Special Olympics. The staff strive …

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Champaign County Regional Planning Commission/Early Childhood Education, A Head Start Program

Champaign County Head Start/Early Head Start – The Champaign County Regional Planning Commission is the recipient of federal funding to promote kindergarten readiness to income-eligible families in Early Head Start, which serves infants, toddlers, and expectant parents; and Head Start, which serves three- to five-year-old children. We partner with parents to assist children in developing …

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Best Buddies International at the University of Illinois

Best Buddies offers one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development programs to individuals with and without disabilities. At University of Illinois, our chapter promotes social acceptance and friendship by matching people in the CU community with IDD with UIUC students.

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