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Progress Center Office will be closed starting on March 16, 2020

Progress Center Office will be closed starting on March 16, 2020 Starting on March 16, the Progress Center office will be closed to the public. This closure is in response to the Corona Virus concerns and recommendations coming from health agencies.  This decision was made in an attempt to keep Progress Center staff and members…

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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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Housing Waiting List to Open on November 26 at 10 a.m.

People with disabilities in search of affordable, accessible housing are encouraged to register for a Housing Waiting List that will open on November 26.  The Housing Authority of Cook County Waiting List will open on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10 a.m.  The units attached to this waiting list will be available in early December. …

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Support Progress Center with year end gift

Happy Holidays from Progress Center. Thank you for your support to make the 2019 a fabulous year.  We look forward to continuing our work in 2020, offering programs and resources that equip people with disabilities to be independent in integrated, inclusive communities. If you would like to make a year-end contribution to support our work,…

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Illinois Institute of Technology Project on Accessible Transportation

HOW MIGHT WE… make public transit more equitable for people with disabilities in the Chicago area? hello! it’s nice to meet you… We are a group of graduate students from IIT’s Institute of Design in Bronzeville. We have come to learn about the many challenges that people with disabilities face with accessing public transportation of…

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Join Progress Center and PACE on November 12 Join PACE Executive Director Rocky Donahue and Progress Center on November 12 for a Paratransit Town Hall Meeting.  The meeting will include a presentation from PACE about new technology designed to improve service, and time for statements and questions from paratransit customers. When:  Thursday, November 12 Time: …