Connecting with IL Families
Connect with Illinois Duchenne Families on Facebook through our Connect Program. You will need to request to be added to the group first.
Accessibility & Recreation
- Glencoe Beach
This is a beautiful beach with great accessibility and picnic shelters. They use their own golf carts to take you down to the beach area when handicapped parking by the beach is full.
- Equip for Equality, Inc.
Equip for Equality’s mission is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with disabilities in Illinois.
11 East Adams, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60603
- Illinois Department on Aging
The Adult Protective Services Program (APS) works to prevent abuse, neglect, exploitation, and self-neglect of adults age 60 or older and people with disabilities age 18-59 living in the community.
Department of Education
- Illinois State Board of Education
Department of Special Education
100 N. First Street, N-243
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
Early Intervention Services (Infant and toddler)
- Department of Human Services
Division of Community Health and Prevention
Bureau of Early Intervention
Janet Gully, Chief
222 South College, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62704
Early Intervention Services (Ages 3 to 5)
- Center for Educational Innovation and Reform
Early Childhood Division
100 North First Street, E-230
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
PTI (Parent Training and Information Centers)
- Family Matters (ARC Community Support System)
1901 S. 4th St., Ste 209
Effingham, IL 62401
- Family Resource Center on Disabilities
20 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 300
Chicago, IL 60604
Health & Well-Being
- Illinois All Kids Children’s Health Insurance Program
Provides health insurance to children under age 19. Eligibility based on family size and income. Some families pay monthly premiums based on income.
All Kids information
- Persons with Disabilities Home and Community Based Services Waiver Programs
Program provides services to eligible adults and children with disabilities that meet Nursing Facility Level of Care criteria. Services provided to help individuals remain in their home or community include personal assistant, home health aide, nursing and homemaker care as well as specialized medical equipment and environmental (home) adaptations for accessibility.
Persons with Disabilities information
- Medically Fragile/Technology Dependent Children Waiver
Children who meet the state’s disability criteria and require Nursing Facility or Hospital Level of care may receive services allowing them to remain at home or within the community. Services include environmental (home) modifications for accessibility, specialized equipment and supplies and respite services.
Medically Fragile/Technology Dependent Children information
University of Illinois Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (FREE care coordination)
- Support Waiver for Children and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Eligible children and young adults ages 3-21with developmental disabilities and meet Intermediate Care Facility for persons with Developmental Disability level of care are provided services allowing them to remain at home. Services include home and vehicle modifications for accessibility, adaptive equipment and behavioral intervention and support.
Support Waiver for Children and Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities information
Equipment Donation and Loaner Programs
- The Kids Equipment Network
Pediatric DME Program
With a volunteer team of therapists, assistive technology specialists and manufacturer representatives, The Kids Equipment Network provides child with appropriately adapted durable medical equipment for their unique need. They accept donated used equipment.
Adaptable Equipment for Children with Special Needs | TKEN
- Riddick’s Ride Foundation
Riddick’s Ride provides a way to communicate with and educate others about children with complex medical needs. They have a lending garage where you can borrow durable medical equipment free of charge.