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Listing: Youth with Disabilities Community Resources in Chicago

Media Type

Online Resource

Reviewed Date

Jan 2, 2023


This select group of agencies provides support to parents and youth with a disability in the Chicago area.

Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago
Services for teens with disabilities including a support and action group and participation in city–wide events. Family Resource Center on Disabilities
115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
(800) 613-8549

Chicago Children's Advocacy Center
Children with disabilities have special considerations when preventing, recognizing and responding to abuse. The advocacy Center helps with these challenges.

1240 S. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 492-3700 

Chicago Parent - Special Needs
Ideas and parenting assistance for children of Chicago.
332 S. Michigan Ave., 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604 | 708.386.5555

Family Resource Center on Disability
Information, family support, transition workshops, special education rights training, training for parent leaders and links to other resources.
11 E. Adams St. Suite 1002
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-939-3513

Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education
Residential program that prepares young people with severe physical disabilities for adult life through a comprehensive program of education and training; part of the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services.
1950 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, Illinois 60608

(312) 433-3100

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
Links to resources, and a curriculum–based tool to help young adults plan for life after high school.

Mayor of Chicago - Job Shadow for High School Students with a Disability
Job Shadow Day is a national program that is coordinated on the local level by MOPD and Chicago Public Schools.


This content is for informational purposes only and may not be comprehensive. Information contained does not imply an endorsement from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and does not replace the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.  See  for further details.

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