Parent Resources Special Ed

 

Advocacy and Support for Parents

American Foundation for the Blind - Midwest
401 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 350
ChicagoIL 60611 
(312) 396-4420 
E-mail: chicago@afb.net 
Web: http://www.afb.org/
Autism Society of Illinois 
2200 S. Main St.
LombardIL 60148 
(630) 691-1270 
E-mail: AUTISMILL@aol.com 
Web: www.autismillinois.org
A.S.K.
Answers for Special Kids 
Marian Casey 
1029 Hinman Ave.
EvanstonIL 60202 
(847) 733-1739
E-mail: a.s.k@attbi.com 
A networking alliance
Center for Independent Futures (CIF) 
625 Madison Street
EvanstonIL 60202 
(847) 328-2044 
New approaches for establishing partnerships & planning for the future to support and educate families of children with special needs or learning differences in EvanstonIL and neighboring communities, whether they attend public school, private school, or home school.
CHOICES for Parents 
Providing immediate access to support, information, and resources to families of children with newly diagnosed hearing loss. 
Karen Aguilar - Director 
P.O. Box 806045
ChicagoIL 60680-4121 
(312) 523-6400 
Email: choicesforparents@yahoo.com 
Web: www.choicesforparents.org
Down Syndrome Development Counsel 
P.O. Box 118
Grayslake, IL 60030 
Telephone Betsy at (847) 540-0018 
E-mail: T993@aol.com 
Web: www.theddc.org
Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago 
20 E. Jackson Boulevard
Suite 1300 
Chicago, IL 60604 
(312) 939-8622
(800) 273-6027 
(312) 939-1117 (TTY) 
E-mail: info@epilepsychicago.org
Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD) 
20 East Jackson Blvd.
Room 900 
Chicago, IL 60604 
(312) 939-3513 
(312) 939-3519 (TDD/TTY) 
Fax: (312) 939-7297 
E-mail: fredptiil@ameritech.net
Illinois Assistive Technology Project 
1 W. Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 100 
Springfield, IL 62701 
Phone: (217) 522-7985 
TDD: (217) 522-9966 (V/TDD, In-State) 
Fax: (217) 522-8067 
E-mail: iatp@iltech.org 
Web: http://www.iltech.org/
Illinois Early Childhood Intervention Clearinghouse 
830 South Spring Street 
Springfield, IL 62704 
(800) 852-4302
(In Illinois); (217) 785-1364
Fax: (217) 524-5339 
Email: clearinghouse@eosinc.com 
Statewide lending library. Library and information services regarding 
young children and disabilities. Financial aid provided to individuals with disabilities and family members to assist in attending conferences and workshops dealing with disability issues. For more information contact 
Project Director Chet Brandt.
Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
230 E. Ohio Street, Suite 400 
Chicago, IL 60611-3265 
(312) 644-0828, ext. 2210 
E-mail: ckeillor@bostrom.com 
Web: http://www.ishail.org/
Illinois Spina Bifida Association 
3080 Ogden Avenue
Suite 103 
Lisle, IL 60532 
(630) 637-1050
(773) 581-2426 
(800) 969-4722 
E-mail: ILSBA1@aol.com 
Web: www.sbail.org
Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois 
10101 S. Roberts Road
Suite 205 
Palos Hills, IL 60465 
(708) 430-7532 
E-mail: LDAofIL@ameritech.net 
Web: http://www.ldanatl.org/
NAMI Illinois 
218 W. Lawrence 
Springfield, IL 62704 
(217) 522-1403
(800) 346-4572 (In IL only) 
E-mail: AMIIL@eosinc.com 
Web: http://il.nami.org/
National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) 
1788 Second Street
Suite 200 
Highland Park, IL 60035 
(847) 432-2332 
E-mail: mail@add.org 
Web: http://www.add.org/
National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS) 
P. O. Box 4542 
Oak Brook, IL 60522 
(630) 325-9112 
Web: http://www.nads.org 
Advocacy, support & information for families & professionals.
National Lekotek Center 
2100 Ridge Avenue 
Evanston, IL 60201 
Lekotek Toy Resource Helpline:
(800) 366-PLAY TTY
(800) 573-4446 
(847) 328-0001
Fax: (847) 328-5514 
E-Mail: lekotek@lekotek.org 
Web: http://www.lekotek.org 
Lekotek is a toy-lending library for children with disabilities and their 
families.
Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) 
Family Resource Center on Disabilities 
20 E. Jackson Boulevard
Room 300 
Chicago, IL 60604 
(312) 939-3513
(312) 939-3519 (TTY) 
(800) 952-4199 (In IL) 
E-mail: frcdptiil@ameritech.net 
Web: http://www.frcd.org/

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs Division of Specialized Care for Children 
University of Illinois at Chicago 
P.O. Box 19481 
2815 W. Washington
Suite 300 
Springfield, IL 62794-9481 
(217) 793-2340 
E-mail: cnonufer@uic.edu 
Web: www.uic.edu/hsc/dscc/