ALAN G. RYLE & COMPANIES
4102 Belmont Point, Champaign, IL 61822
(217) 398-6529 (V) * 1-800-880-6571 (V)
This group of companies offers a variety of residences for adults with developmental disabilities, including intermediate care facilities, apartments, community integrated living arrangements (CILA), and group homes.
CHALLENGE UNLIMITED, INC.
205 W. Dodge
Rantoul, IL 61866
For more than 50 years, Challenge Unlimited, Inc., formerly known as Specialized Services, has been committed to the inclusion of individuals with disabilities. As a CARF accredited Community Rehabilitation Program provider, the organization serves hundreds of individuals though its community rehabilitation programs, community integrated living options and contract services and production. Headquartered in Alton IL, Challenge Unlimited is a partner of choice for individuals with disabilities and businesses throughout Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin.
44 E. Main St., Suite 409
Champaign, IL 61820
Community Choices is organized as a cooperative where adults with developmental disabilities and their families support each other. Members of the cooperative share information and resources. Community Choices provides services open to both members and non-members including Community Living, Customized Employment, and Family Support. Members have additional access to Social Opportunities.
CTF ILLINOIS ADVOCACY CENTER
701 6th Street
Charleston, IL 61920
CTF ILLINOIS Advocacy Center is another opportunity for customized employment. This new program offers individuals the ability to provide leadership, training and advocacy for other individuals with intellectual and development disabilities while raising their voices as advocates in their communities, region and state. Individuals coordinate advocacy efforts through established partners while also creating and utilizing their own resources for research, information sharing, workshops, training and outreach. Individuals learn to use a variety of tools in their advocacy efforts such as social technology, newsletters, letter writing, videos, photos, radio and podcasts. The Advocacy Center is a place where individuals learn and use their voice to raise awareness on the issues of individuals with disabilities.
CUNNINGHAM VOCATIONAL OPTIONS PROGRAM
1301 N. Cunningham Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802
Cunningham Children’s Home in Urbana provides vocational education services through their Vocational Options Program. Eligible unemployed youth who are out of school and between the ages of 18 and 25 may receive the training and support needed to make a successful transition into the work force. Eligible individuals will learn positive coping and life skills, identify realistic vocational goals, and develop the skills to meet those goals. For more information or to see if you are eligible, contact Mary Garman, Vocational Options Coordinator, by phone at 217-337-9047 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now in its 121st year, Cunningham remains an exemplary child welfare and educational services agency that provides therapeutic intervention and caring support to more than 300 youth and their families in our community.
340 Bryan Avenue
Danville, IL 61832
DD Homes is a quality-focused network dedicated to providing exceptional service to
adults with developmental disabilities and other cognitive impairments within a highly
respectful, activity-rich, well-managed and caring environment. We are committed to
creating a home that advances a sense of independent living. Our top priority is providing quality care and advocacy for every individual we serve. We have homes nestled into communities throughout the state. Our professional staff is skilled in assisting individuals and families during the admission process. We offer specialized nursing care services and equipment to meet individual needs.
DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES CENTER (DSC)
1304 W. Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821
DSC has a longstanding reputation for providing quality services to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities throughout Champaign County since its inception in 1972 when a group of parents got together to create day options for their loved ones. DSC proudly provides services and supports to approximately 1200 people annually, one person at a time. Adult services and support include training in areas such as independent living skills, employment and residential options, social skills, recreational opportunities, transportation and community access. An emphasis is placed on independence and community opportunities to enhance quality of life as defined by the individual choosing services offered by DSC. Areas of support for adults include Case Management and Family Support, Employment Services, Day Program and Residential Services. The Family Development Center offers infants, children and families services and support such as speech therapy, physical therapy, daycare consultations, weekly play group and a Family Resource Center.
DHS/DIVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES
1307 N. Mattis Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821
DHS/Division of Rehabilitation Services is the state’s lead agency serving individuals with disabilities. DRS empowers people with disabilities through:
• Vocational Rehabilitation Services - assists people with disabilities in preparing for, finding, and maintaining quality employment.
• Home Services - provides services to individuals with the most significant disabilities so they can remain in their homes and live as independently as possible.
• Educational Services - operates three residential schools for children with disabilities: Illinois School for the Deaf (Jacksonville), Illinois School for the Visually Impaired (Jacksonville), Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education-Roosevelt (Chicago).
• Specialized Services - designed for Persons who are Blind or Visually Impaired, Deaf or
Hard of Hearing, and Persons with disabilities who are Hispanic/Latino.
EDEN SUPPORTIVE LIVING
222 N. State St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Eden Supportive Living is a lifestyle designed for people with physical disabilities ages 22-64 who expect a better quality of living. At Eden, a person can live amongst their peers in exciting neighborhoods, while taking comfort in knowing there are licensed health professionals available to assist with daily living activities or health emergencies. A monthly fee covers everything: rent, utilities, three daily meals, housekeeping, laundry, assistance with transportation, personal care, and even medical reminders. Qualified residents eligible for financial assistance under Medicaid may be able to receive financial assistance for their care at Eden.
GREAT LAKES ADA CENTER
1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., Room 405
Chicago, IL 60608
Our mission is to provide guidance, training, and information on the Americans with
ILLINOIS ENACTUS (EN-ABLE-ING ENTREPRENEURS)
309 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL, 61820
Enactus is a project-based student organization at UIUC focused on social entrepreneurship. This particular project, En-ABLE-ing Entrepreneurs, is helping individuals in the Champaign community start a small business. This project aims to provide an outlet for creativity while also bridging the unemployment gap.
ILLINOIS SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE - JESSE WHITE
41 West 162nd Street
South Holland, IL 60473
The Secretary of State’s Office provides information on the Parking Program for Persons with Disabilities and other programs and services offered to seniors, disabled
veterans, and people with disabilities.
INDIVIDUAL ADVOCACY GROUP*
1289 Wyndham Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
A group that advocates for individuals with special needs.
QUALITY MED TRANSPORT*
3515 N. Cunningham Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802
Non-emergency medical transport.
SWANN SPECIAL CARE CENTER
109 Kenwood Rd., Champaign, IL 61821
Swann Special Care Center is a home for children and adults who have severe and profound developmental disabilities. The staff consists of skilled professionals, paraprofessionals, and trained nursing assistants who, with other support staff, provide a caring atmosphere in which residents’ physical, medical, nutritional, educational, emotional, and social needs are met.
UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY – LAND OF LINCOLN*
101 N. 16th St.
Springfield, IL 62703
Serving people with all types of Developmental Disabilities, we provide a range of services including case management, employment services, transitional services, toy lending, medical transport and advocacy, day training and residential. We serve 27 counties in central Illinois with offices in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, and Springfield.
Vocational & Residential Services