Progress Center for Independent Living Resource Page

On this page, please find information about organizations that may offer information and resources that are helpful to the disability community.

The page is divided according to Local, State, National, and International Resources.


Access Living  

The Center for Independent Living that serves Metropolitan Chicago


AIM – Achieving Independence and Mobility –

The Center for Independent Living that serves Dupage County Illinois

Voice/TTY 630-469-2300

The Cook County Department of Public Health


Address :Cook County Department of Public Health Administrative Office, 7556 Jackson Boulevard
Forest Park, IL 60130

Phone : 708-836-8600

Email :

Make Medicare Work

A coalition that includes Progress Center, Age Options, and Smark Policy Works.  As part of the coalition, Progress Center informs consumers about the new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D), ensuring people receive all the benefits they are entitled to under the program, and advocating for positive change in the program to better serve those affected.

Also, Progress Center has created a document called a “Quick Reference Guide to Medicare.” This resource is available for download. 

2019-January — Quick Reference Guide to Medicare

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) works to make Chicago the most accessible city in the nation on behalf of residents and visitors with disabilities.



Equip for Equality

The Illinois Protection and Advocacy agency


The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living

The umbrella group supporting Illinois’ 22 Center’s for Independent Living

(V/TTY) 217-525-1308



ADAPT is a national grass-roots community that organizes disability rights activists to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil disobedience, to assure the civil and human rights of people with disabilities to live in freedom.

American Association of People with Disabilities

The American Association of People with Disabilities is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.

Home is a leading online destination for caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. They offer thousands of original articles, helpful tools, advice from more than 50 leading experts, a community of caregivers, and a comprehensive directory of caregiving services. Their guide makes it easier for the elderly members with disabilities of your community and their families to discover senior living options and identify the best senior care for their needs.


Phone: (800) 973-1540

College Planning Guide for Students with Learning Disabilities   

An online planning guide for students with learning disabilities. The guide offers tools to be successful in understanding the college environment as well as the rights of and potential accommodations for disabled students.

The National Council on Independent Living

The national umbrella group for the more than 400 centers for independent living across the United States

voice: 202.207.0334

The National Disability Rights Network

The National Wide systems of Protection and Advocacy organizations


Mobility International USA

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is a disability-led non-profit organization headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, USA advancing disability rights and leadership globally. See more:

TEL: +1 (541) 343-1284

The United States International Council on Disability

The U.S. International Council on Disabilities (USICD) is a non-profit, membership, constituent-led organization committed to building bridges between American and international disability communities and cultures.

World Institute on Disability

Based in Berkeley, California, the World Institute on Disability (WID) is a nonprofit that works to fully integrate people with disabilities into the communities around them via research, policy, and consulting efforts.