Adult Programs

Access Living Cross Disability Support Group
115 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-640-2159, Contact: Carleda Johnson, Independent Living Skills Coordinator
Provides a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding and self-discovery.  Through peer support, people with disabilities can find a safe place to get together to share their concerns and solve problems about everyday issues that affect their lives.

Adult Day Services throughout IL
A list of programs that provide Adult Day Services throughout the state.  Consult the individual program listings on the website for more info about each program.  

Anixter Center Adult Community Transitions
Highland Park
Phone: 847-266-0052

Connect to Community
P.O. Box 1922
Palatine, IL 60078
Designed to be community-centered and self-directed, their goal is to empower individuals to envision the life they want to live, and then assist them in making that vision a reality.  At the center of their mission is employment.  

Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126
Phone: 630-617-3752
The Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy (ELSA) is a four-year, post-secondary certificate program for young adults, ages 18-28, with differing abilities.  ELSA is an on-campus program following the academic calendar of Elmhurst College. Students may attend on a full-time or part-time basis. Focus areas are: Academics & Career Exploration, Independent Living Skills, and Social & Recreation Skills.  

Esperanza Community Services Coleridge Adult Day Program
520 N. Marshfield Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 312-243-6097

Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education - Roosevelt (ICRE-R)
1950 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Illinois 60608
Phone: 312-433-3100
A residential school for students with severe physical disabilities and other health impairments.  Their mission is to provide the training and services necessary to assist each student to achieve his/her highest level of independent living.  ICRE-R offers a two year comprehensive Transition Program that provides young people with physical disabilities, ages 18-22 years old, instruction and opportunities to make a successful transition to adult life. 

Illinois Spina Bifida Association Chicagoland Adult Resource Guide
An online resource guide for adults with spina bifida in the Chicagoland area.   

Illinois Dept. of Human Services Division of Rehab Services Home Services Program
Phone: 800-843-6154
Provides services to individuals with disabilities so they can remain in their homes and be as independent as possible.    

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
People who have spina bifida and are biological children of Veterans with qualifying service in the Republic of South Vietnam or Republic of Korea may be eligible for various VA benefits, Click on the link to find out more.