Resources

City of Springfield's ADA Compliance Coordinator
Marilyn Selby
Office of Community Relations
231 S. Sixth Street, 3rd Floor (Cross St.: E. Monroe)
(217) 789-2270, (217) 789-2269 TTY
www.springfield.il.us
Days/Hours Available
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in programs and services of the City of Springfield are invited to contact the ADA Compliance Coordinator.

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Department of Human Services
100 South Grand Ave. E. (Cross St.: 1st St.)
(217) 557-1601, (217) 557-2134 TTY
DHS Helpline: (800) 843-6154, (800) 447-6404 TTY
www.dhs.state.il.us
State agency offering a wide variety of disability and rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities of any type. Website has links to useful resources in the state and nationwide.

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Illinois Assistive Technology Program
1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 100 (Cross St.: Washington)
(217) 522-7985 V, (217) 522-9966 TTY
(800) 852-5110 V/TTY, IL only
www.iltech.org
IATP is a statewide, not-for-profit organization that provides information and assistance regarding assistive technologies and accessibility. In addition to a loan program, IATP has a demonstration center with hundreds of devices for visitors to try out. A list of assistive devices that can be borrowed is available online. IATP's newest program is the Homeownership Coalition which helps persons with disabilities to purchase, modify and maintain their own homes.

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Springfield Center for Independent Living (SCIL)
330 South Grand Ave. W. (Cross St.: Pasfield)
(217) 523-2587 V/TTY, (800) 841-6167 V/TTY
(800) 447-4221
www.scil.org
Founded in 1985, SCIL is an advocacy organization serving people with disabilities of all types in Menard, Logan, Sangamon, Christian and Montgomery counties. Core services include Information and Referral, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Counseling and Advocacy (Individual and Systemic). Except for sign language classes, services are free.

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Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL)
One West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 501 (Cross St.: Washington)
(217) 525-1308 V/TTY, (800) 587-1227 V/TTY
www.incil.org
Statewide association representing the 23 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Illinois and promoting the goal of independent living for all persons with disabilities.

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Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois (CCDI)
CCDI - Springfield Office
300 East Monroe, Suite 100 (Cross St.: S. Third)
(217) 522-7016 V/TTY, (800) 433-8848 V/TTY
www.ccdionline.org
Founded in 1985, CCDI is a cross-disability organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. In conjunction with INCIL, it sponsors an Annual Disability Rights/Independent Living Conference & Expo in Springfield, usually in April or May.

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Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland
3100 Montvale Dr. (Cross St.: Wabash Ave.)
(217) 787-9234, (800) 252-2918
www.aginglinc.org
A planning and service agency designated by the Illinois Department on Aging to develop programs and support services for persons 60 years and older and family caregivers. The agency's purpose is to help older adults live and age well. Funded services include routine health screenings, transportation, delivered meals, information and assistance, in-home respite, caregiver counseling, legal assistance, long term care ombudsman, and medication management.

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Illinois Department on Aging
Senior HelpLine: (800) 252-8966, 888-206-1327 TTY
www.state.il.us/aging
This state agency helps older citizens live independently in their own homes and communities. Information on aging services and free publications are available online or by calling the toll-free Senior HelpLine. The website also has a Directory of Agencies Serving Seniors.

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Senior Services of Central Illinois
701 W. Mason St. (Cross St.: W. Madison)
(217) 528-4035
www.ssoci.org
Offers programs that enable seniors to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Programs include information & assistance, senior healthcare assistance, money management, prevention of elder abuse and neglect, crime victim/witness assistance, mid-day meal program and senior transport. The organization also runs the Springfield Senior Center at the above address where participants can join in a wide variety of daily activities, eat lunch and also sign up for offsite group travel.

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Alzheimer's Association—Greater Illinois Chapter
2921 Greenbriar Dr., Ste C (Cross St.: S. Veterans Pkwy.)
(217) 726-5184
24/7 Helpline: (800) 272-3900
www.alz.org/illinois/

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Equip for Equality
235 S. Fifth Street (Cross St.: E. Monroe)
(217) 544-0464
(800) 758-0464, (800) 610-2779 TTY
www.equipforequality.org
Non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the civil rights of persons with disabilities in Illinois. It is the only state-wide, cross-disability organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy.

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Lincoln Library, the Public Library of Springfield
326 S. Seventh St. (Cross Street: E. Capitol)
(217) 753-4900
www.lincolnlibrary.info
The main downtown branch of Lincoln Library is a fully accessible facility that accommodates persons with sensory disabilities in a variety of ways. In addition to assistive listening devices, sign language interpreters on request and captioned videos, they have several devices for magnifying text onto a screen and a large collection of audio books.

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Mid-Illinois Talking Book Center
(800) 426-0709
www.mitbc.org
Part of a statewide and national network of libraries, this sub-regional library serves persons in central Illinois who are unable to read regular print because of low vision, blindness or a physical disability. They have books and magazines on tape as well as playback equipment. Books and magazines are mailed free to and from library patrons. Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

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Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC)
1630 S. Sixth St. (Cross St.: E. Cedar)
(217) 557-4495 V/TTY
(877) 455-3323 V/TTY
www.idhhc.state.il.us
This state agency works to assure equality, respect, accessibility and independence for all individuals with a hearing loss. Among other services, they offer an online directory or sign language interpreters.

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Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation (ITAC)
3001 Montvale Dr., Ste. D (Cross St.: Wabash Ave.)
(800) 841-6167, (800) 841-1055 TTY
www.itactty.org
ITAC provides equipment to qualified persons who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability, enabling them to use the telephone. ITAC also provides the relay service in Illinois.

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Springfield Moms
www.springfieldmoms.org
Springfield Moms is an extensive online resource network for families with kids of all ages. Their Resources A-Z index includes a comprehensive list of local organizations and services for Children with Special Needs. Useful general resources include an Events Calendar, Take Out and Delivery Restaurant Guide, and list of Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free.

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American Lung Association
3000 Kelly Lane (Cross St.: Alex Blvd.)
(217) 787-5864
Lung Helpline: (800) 548-8252
www.lungusa.org/associations/states/illinois/springfield.html
The American Lung Association provides information and support to individuals living with lung diseases such as COPD, asthma and lung cancer, while fighting their causes and funding medical research. Please call for events and programs in the Springfield area.

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Epilepsy Resource Center
232 Bruns Lane (Cross St.: W. Washington)
(217) 726-1839
www.spfldsparc.org
This center, run by Sparc, provides information assistance services, casework services, job placement, community education, and a quarterly newsletter.

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National MS Society—Greater Illinois Branch
2300 Fairway Dr. (Cross St.: W. Monroe)
(217) 523-4588, (800) 344-4867
www.nationalmssociety.org
Offers a variety of programs, services and resources for persons newly diagnosed or living with multiple sclerosis and their families. Call to learn more about what's available in the Springfield area.

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Muscular Dystrophy Association
115 N. Neil St. #100
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 351-1853
www.mda.org
Provides diagnostic clinics, therapy, equipment funding, support, research, summer camps and health care for people of all ages with muscular dystrophy or ALS. The office in Champaign, headed by executive director Amber Lannert, serves the Springfield area as well. Contact her by email at: ALannert@mdausa.org

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Sparc
232 N. Bruns Lane (Cross St.: W. Washington)
(217) 793-2100
www.spfldsparc.org
Sparc, the Springfield chapter of the Arc of Illinois, helps people with developmental disabilities improve the quality of their lives. Sparc programs include 24-hour residential support, developmental training, supported living, respite, supported employment, family support, summer camp and the Epilepsy Resource Center.

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The Autism Program of Illinois
5220 S. Sixth St. Rd. (Cross St.: Southwind Rd.)
(217) 525-8332
www.theautismprogram.org
TAP is the largest statewide network in the nation for diagnosis, treatment and resources for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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United Cerebral Palsy Association of Land of Lincoln
101 N. 16th St., Ste. 5 (Cross St.: E. Adams)
(217) 525-6522
www.ucpll.org
Adult Services include a residential program, developmental training and employment service program. Children's services include summer camps, developmental screenings, speech therapy, play group, respite, horseback riding program, and other social events.

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