Three Progress Center supporters holding the Progress Center Banner at the Disability Pride Parade

Support the Work of Progress Center on #GivingTuesdayNow

Support the Work of Progress Center on #GivingTuesdayNow As the Stay at Home Order in Illinois transitions into May, Progress Center continues to provide services and support for people with disabilities throughout Suburban Cook County.  Since the middle of March, when staff started to work remotely, and people around Cook County and Illinois began to…

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Covid-19- Advocacy Efforts

Across the country, there are efforts happening on the local, state, and Federal level to protect people with disabilities amidst the Covid-19 Health Pandemic and to secure resources for people with disabilities. Some groups are organizing under the #Weareessential hashtag. Weeks of Action: This was developed by the American Association of People with Disabilities —…

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Emergency Home Services Support in April and beyond

Emergency Home Services Support in April and beyond Stay at Home Ordinance in Illinois:  Illinois Governor Pritzker issued a Stay at Home Ordinance that applies to the entire State of Illinois.  This is a link to that Executive Order .  The ordinance is effective through April.  The order requires all Illinois residents to stay at…

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Stay at Home, Covid-19 Resource Page — October 2020

Stay at Home, Covid-19 Resource Page — October 2020 This page will include a list of resources that may be relevant to Progress Center Consumers, members of the Progress Center Community, and to members of the disability community in the midst of the Covid-19 Health Crisis. October 2020: Progress Center’s office remains closed to the…

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Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Town Hall

In Honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, please join the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township and the Oak Park and River Forest Developmental Disabilities Consortium for an Advocacy Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, March 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is geared toward parents,…

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Progress For All — The Progress Center Newsletter: Spring 2020

Linked to this page, please find the latest issue of the Progress Center Newsletter — Progress For All.  This issue features: Information about the 2020 Census The latest installment of the Institution Chronicles News about the Public Charge A Consumer Interview Images from the 2019 Liberty Gala Information about threats to Social Security and more.…

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The 2020 Census and the Disability Community

The 2020 Census and the Disability Community Above Photo:  Two friends smiling together in a parking lot. The young man driving is disabled. Photo credit: Kali9.  Photo from Getty Images The Disability Collection This year, 2020, is a Census year in the United States. The Census is a count of how many people live in…

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Happy Holidays — Progress Center Holiday Hours

Happy Holidays from Progress Center. Progress Center wishes all a safe and joyous season and New Year. Thank you to all in the community for your support and participation in 2019. Progress Center will be closed in recognition of the holidays.  The Progress Center office in Forest Park and Blue Island will be closed between…

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