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.

 

Local

Access Living  

The Center for Independent Living that serves Metropolitan Chicago

312-640-2100

www.accessliving.org

 

AIM – Achieving Independence and Mobility –

The Center for Independent Living that serves Dupage County Illinois

http://aim-cil.org/

Voice/TTY 630-469-2300

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.

https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mopd.html

312.744.7050

 

State

Equip for Equality

The Illinois Protection and Advocacy agency

https://www.equipforequality.org/?gclid=CjwKCAjwgabeBRBuEiwACD4R5ulnQmxPIr7jT0_w2OHiS_QJcPUOoUSeKXuqCE4Nlb7rGggjDoXXxRoC9V4QAvD_BwE

312-341-0022

 

The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living

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

https://www.incil.org/

(V/TTY) 217-525-1308

 

National

ADAPT

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.

http://adapt.org/

 

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.

https://www.aapd.com/

 

The National Council on Independent Living

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

https://www.ncil.org/

voice: 202.207.0334

 

The National Disability Rights Network

The National Wide systems of Protection and Advocacy organizations

http://www.ndrn.org/en/

 

International

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

https://www.miusa.org/

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.

http://www.usicd.org/template/index.cfm

 

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.

https://wid.org/