Climate Change and Disability

Progress Center is a disability resource, information, and advocacy organization that serves Suburban Cook County. Oak Park, Illinois is included in the Progress Center service area.  Progress Center is part of a project to recruit people with disabilities to give input on issues of sustainability and climate in Oak Park. This input will be used in the development of a Climate Plan for Oak Park, Illinois. Beginning on February 17, 2022, Progress Center will co-host a series of affinity groups.  These groups will meet monthly between February and May of 2022.  At the affinity group sessions, members of the disability community and those closely connected with the disability community, will answer questions, share information and give feedback on climate issues.  There will be a maximum number of six people per group.  Participants should be Oak Park Residents, or have a close connection to Oak Park.  Progress Center is recruiting people who will be able to participate in each monthly session between February and May. Participants will be compensated with a $30 gift card for each session they attend.  If you are interested in attending, or if you would like more information, please contact Gary Arnold at