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Also see the Presentation Copies link for more information on SSI, Guardianship, etc.


  • Meets Monthly, ususally on the third Thursday of the month at 9:30am
  • Meets at Center for Enriched Living at 280 Saunders Road, Riverwoods, IL 
    60015, 847.948.7001
  • Membership and attendance are open to anyone with an interest in
    developmental disability issues.

APSE:  Association for Persons in Supported Employment

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Adult Downs Syndrome Center

The mission of the Adult Down Syndrome Center is enhancing the well-being of adolescents, 12 and older, and adults with Down syndrome using a team approach to provide comprehensive, holistic, community-based health care services.

COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVES UNLIMITED (CAU)  Note:  as of 11.15.12, the website was under consturction.

Local PAS (Pre-Admission Screening Agency) 
8765 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631-2793

  • Community Alternatives Unlimited (CAU) is a private not-for-profit organization, incorporated in the state of Illinois as a 501(c)3. CAU is the first case management agency in Illinois that provides independent case management services to individuals with a wide range of disabilities, including developmental disabilities, mental health needs, hearing, visual and physical impairments.
  • CAU provides case management services to several niche markets including individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health needs, and child welfare challenges.
  • PAS stands for Pre-Admission Screening.  PAS services are provided by agencies that act as the "front door" for entry into the developmental disabilities system. 

CHOICES:  College fair for Students with Disabilities who are college  bound.  Also has other resources for college planning.  Check out the website daily for updates and other info on the fair.  See you at CHOICES!

DRS-DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATIVE SERVICES  DRS collaborates with many partners throughout the state in order to offer a wide range of coordinated transition services that are designed to help young people with disabilities become productive, self-sufficient adults.

GLENKIRK  Glenkirk provides quality, lifetime supports and services that empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully in all areas of community life.  Glenkirk offers a variety of residential, day and employment programs, as well as respite, behavioral and home-based services.


Also contact:  

Probate Division
Daley Center
50 W. Washington
12th Floor



NORTHPOINTE  NorthPointe Resources, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit provider of developmental disability and behavioral health services.

OPTIONS  A transition fair aimed at high school students and their families.  The goal of Options is to connect students and their families with resources that are essential for their future. 

OUR PLACE OF NEW TRIER TOWNSHIP  The mission of Our Place of New Trier Township is to support teens and adults with developmental disabilities so that they can live productive, meaningful lives in their home community with family and friends.

PUNS DATABASE Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS)

Contact Community Alternatives Unlimited (see above)

Important to register today even if you may not access services until the future.



SOCIAL SECURITY  http://www.ssa.gov/

Benefits for Children with Disabilties http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10026.html

Supplemental Security Income    http://www.ssa.gov/ssi/

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/work - The Work Site, for all things Ticket to Work (TTW) Information

http://www.chooseworkttw.net/wise/jsp/wise.jsp - You can register for one of the monthly, national Work Incentives webinars

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/m-wise-webinars.cfm - WISE Webinar archive site where you can view/download any past webinar

http://www.chooseworkttw.net – The new Ticket to Work website

http://www.ssa.gov/redbook/eng/main.htm - Direct link to the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Red Book (has every thing a student, parent and teacher needs to know about SSA)

http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/index.html#Disability – Link to all Social Security publications; this site also has ordering information whether requesting materials by email or phone.

http://www.facebook.com/choosework - Their new Choose Work Facebook Page

http://www.disability.gov – Federal site for more than 50 federal organizations that communicate, promote, and/ serve the disability communities.

STATE OF ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES The Illinois Division of Developmental Disabilities provides services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

VISIONS  Transition Planning for Parents