Disability Related Resources Links

The Arc
Mission StatementThe Arc of the United States advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Courage Cards & Gifts
Courage Cards & Gifts are a nonprofit holiday greeting card company featuring fine art imprinted holiday cards. Courage Cards & Gifts is dedicated to promoting the work of artists with disabilities.

Disability.gov features comprehensive information from 22 federal agencies, as well as educational institutions, non-profit organizations and state and local governments. Topics covered on the site include: benefits; civil rights; community life…

Disability Link
A disability community with free personal adds, a chat, forum and more.

Disaboom.com offers everything from features on health and living to world news, classifieds, and social networking.

Illinois Network of Centers of Independent Living (INCIL)
The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living, the statewide association representing the 23 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Illinois.

The Institute on Disability and Human Development
The website of the Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD) in the Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Information about the online tax products and services available through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for taxpayers with disabilities. See tax-related videos in English and American Sign language here.

The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
The mission of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities is to provide information, education, and training to build knowledge, develop skills, and change attitudes that will lead to increased independence and productivity.

Mobility Works
Wheelchair Vans Designed For You and Your Family
New and Used Wheelchair Accessible Vans for Sale at 3 Illinois Van Showroom Locations

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is united to build a future of hope and recovery for all people whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness.

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
As a membership organization, NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.

National Organization on Disability (NOD)
The mission of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.

State of Illinois Secretary of State
This site allows a myriad of tasks that need to be done through the Secretary of State’s office to be done on-line.