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.
The Center for Independent Living that serves Metropolitan Chicago
AIM – Achieving Independence and Mobility –
The Center for Independent Living that serves Dupage County Illinois
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.
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
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.
The National Council on Independent Living
The national umbrella group for the more than 400 centers for independent living across the United States
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: https://www.miusa.org/about
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.