Arc of Illinois

The Arc of Illinois (please click here) works with individuals and families affected by intellectual disabilities in Illinois to provide them access to services available.

The Arc’s telephone number is (815) 464-1832. 



Advocate Adult Down Syndrome Clinic

The Advocate Adult Down Syndrome Clinic (please click here) is a collaboration between NADS (National Association for Down Syndrome) and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.  The Adult Down Syndrome Center was founded in 1992 and is one of the few clinics in the world devoted to adolescents and adults with Down Syndrome.

The Adult Down Syndrome’s telephone number is (847) 318-2303.




The Autism Program of Illinois

The Autism Program of Illinois (please click here) is a statewide network of more than 30 agencies and universities devoted to meeting the needs of children with autism and their families.

The Autism Program of Illinois’s telephone number is (217) 525-8332.




Equip for Equality

Equip for Equality (please click here) is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.

Equip for Equality’s telephone number is (312) 341-0022.




Family Support Network of Illinois

The Family Support Network of Illinois (please click here) strives to unify individuals with disabilities and their families to advocate for funding, services, and community resources that strengthen and support the individual and the family. 

Family Support Network of Illinois’s telephone number is (309) 693-8981.




Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

OIG (please click here) investigates allegations of abuse or neglect of individuals who receive mental health services or developmental disability services in programs that are operated, licensed, certified or funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services, as well as allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of adults with disabilities (18-59 years old) who live in private homes.  OIG also trains people who work with adults with disabilities, conducts random checks to ensure that programs take corrective actions resulting from investigations, and makes site visits to state psychiatric hospitals and developmental centers to assist in preventing abuse and neglect. 

OIG’s hotline number is (800) 368-1463. 



Suburban Access, Inc.

Suburban Access, Inc. (please click here) assists individuals with developmental and other disabilities and their families find services in the eighteen township areas of South and West Suburban Cook County.  Through the activities of individual service coordination, case management, advocacy, assessment, consultation and community education, Suburban Access seeks to promote choices, inclusion and independence for these individuals.

Suburban Access’ telephone number is (708) 799-9190.




West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSR)

West Suburban Special Recreation’s (please click here) mission is to provide superior recreation services for persons with disabilities.  WSSR is dedicated to serving consumers with first class program opportunities, responsive program outreach, distinctive customer service, reliable transportation, professional/caring staff and a safe and fun environment.  WSSR is focused on the individuals and their opportunity for fun.

West Suburban Special Recreation’s telephone number is (847) 455-2100.