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Disability Organizations


Chicagoland Business Leadership NetworkIllinois’ only business-led, business-focused organization that addresses specific needs relating to the inclusion of people with disabilities from a talent, customer, supplier diversity and community perspective. A program of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the CBLN is an approved affiliate of the U.S. Business Leadership Network.
Illinois Network for Centers of Independent LivingCILs are non-residential, community based organizations, directed and managed by persons with disabilities, dedicated to the philosophy that all people with disabilities have the right and the responsibility to make choices to control the direction of their lives and participate fully and equally in their communities.
disabilityworksdisabilityworks, an exciting initiative from the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and the City of Chicago, is designed to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities throughout Illinois.
Great Lakes ADA CenterGreat Lakes ADA Center is a great resource for ADA information through free technical assistance for all stakeholders and ADA training. The website contains numerous resources and the Center offers numerous learning opportunities.
Health and Disability Advocates (HDA)Seeks to assure that low-income older adults, children and adults with disabilities lead secure and dignified lives. HDA advocates for policies that promote economic security and provide health coverage.
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic OpportunityThe Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is the lead state agency responsible for improving Illinois' competitiveness in the global economy. Guided by an innovative regional approach, DCEO administers a wide range of economic and workforce development programs, services and initiatives designed to create and retain high quality jobs and build strong communities. DCEO leads the Illinois economic development process in partnership with businesses, local governments, workers and families.
JJ’s ListJJ's List strengthens economic ties between businesses and people with disabilities for the benefit of both. They also offer Disability Awareness Training for Businesses
and Communication Skills Training for People with Disabilities.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)JAN is a program of the U.S. Department of Labor and an excellent resource for finding information concerning reasonable accommodations, including fact sheets with accommodation ideas and technical assistance specialists.


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The Illinois ADA Project does not control the websites listed on this page and is not responsible for their content. We offer these links as further sources of information to our readers. This list is not meant to be exhaustive.



Last updated: February 17, 2023

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