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Adult Programs

Adult Programs


Abraham Lincoln Center

Melanie Miller

3858 S Cottage Grove

Chicago, IL 60653


The center has thirty programs at 30 sites on Chicago’s south side, helping people help themselves. They formed to be the advancement of the physical, intellectual, social, civic, moral and religious interests of humanity, irrespective of age, sex, creed, race, condition of political opinion and in furtherance thereof the maintenance of institutions of learning and philanthropy.


Always Learning While Living

Barry D, Petersen II

828 Sheridan Road

Highwood, IL60040


Always Learning While Living is a day program for adults who have special needs that runs from 8am to 3pm, providing activities and interesting experiences. We focus on community activities local to our Activity Center, as well as volunteering, gardening, and activities which are personally relevant to participants.



Marcia Gordon
9901 Derby Lane

Westchester, IL 60154

Medicaid Provider: Yes

Aspire provides caring, award-winning services to more than 500 adults, age 18 and up, with developmental disabilities. Our name – Aspire – best sums up our approach. We help our participants and their families to aspire to a world of possibilities.


Association of the Developmentally Disabled of Woodford County

200 Moody St

Eureka, IL 61530


Quality, person-centered, individualized services for adults with developmental disabilities; offers community living options, home based support services, employment and training programs, and advocacy for residents in central Illinois.


Barbara Olson Center of Hope

Barbara Olson Center of Hope

3206 North Central Avenue

Rockford, IL 61101


The Barbara Olson Center of Hope has been providing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities for over 50 years. We provide a variety of vocational, employment, educational, social and habilitative services for teens and adults with developmental disabilities living in Winnebago and Boone Counties and surrounding areas.


By Your Side
Autism Language Center
Craig Martin or Matthew Croke
16W361 S. Frontage Rd. Ste. 131
Burr Ridge, IL 60527


Blue Cap-Adult Day Services (ADS)

Karen Connelly

2155 Broadway St.

Blue Island, IL 60406


Blue Cap’s Adult Day Service offers individualized support and education to persons with developmental disabilities, 18 years and older, with an emphasis on vocational training and teaching daily living skills.


CCAR Industries

Bobbie Eastin

1530 Lincoln Ave

Charleston, IL 61920


The Developmental Training program assists adults who live and work in their communities. Services are provided at four locations with one providing specialized services for older adults.

Vocational Services provide social and functional skills training, vocational skills training, and employment for adults with disabilities. Manufacturing and janitorial services are available on a contractual basis to interested businesses. An emphasis is placed on community integration.


Center for Enriched Living

ELA-Enriched Lifestyles for Adults with Disabilities

280 Saunders Road

Riverwoods, IL 60015


The Center & Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) have joined forces to provide a collaborative and innovative day program for people with developmental disabilities 22 years or older.


Challenge Unlimited Incorporated

4 Emmie L. Kaus Ln.

Alton, IL 62002


Challenge Unlimited, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in 1959 to provide work related opportunities to individuals with disabilities, which enable them to achieve their highest level of independence. For over 50 years, Challenge has been committed to the inclusion of individuals with disabilities into mainstream society.


Charleston 7th Street Day Program

Charleston 7th Street Day Program

521 7th Street

Charleston, IL 61920


The CTF Developmental Training (DT) strives to provide environments that are supportive of each individual’s unique needs and abilities, and each DT program provides skills training to enhance individuals’ daily living. The skilled support that individuals receive addresses and enhances various skills, personal goals, and training needs.


Charleston Blumenthal Day Program

Charleston Transitional Facility

914 17th Street

Charleston, IL 61920


The CTF Developmental Training (DT) strives to provide environments that are supportive of each individual’s unique needs and abilities, and each DT program provides skills training to enhance individuals’ daily living. The skilled support that individuals receive addresses and enhances various skills, personal goals, and training needs


Chicago Autism SPectrum Adult (and Teen) Network-CASPAN

Welcome to CASPAN, the Chicago Autism SPectrum Adult (and Teen) Network! Meet with local teens, young adults and adults affected by Asperger’s, autism, PDD-NOS, and related autistic spectrum and pervasive developmental issues. Both formally and self-diagnosed people attend regularly. We have several different groups around the Chicago area. We currently list support groups that meet in Barrington, Palos Hills, Naperville, Palatine, and downtown Chicago.



1835 West Central Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005


Clearbrook understands how challenging it can be to care for a loved one with a disability. Our LIFE (Living and Learning in Family Environments) Program provides home-based services for families who prefer their family members, ages three and older, receive services in their home.


Community Link

P.O Box 157

Breese, IL 62230


Community Link’s services are specifically designed for persons who, because of disability, age or other need, require training or support to engage in daily living, vocational, and leisure activities. As an innovator in human services since 1972, we address the needs of more than 500 children and adults with developmental disabilities in the Southern Illinois portion of the St. Louis metropolitan area.


Community Support Services

Community Support Services

Brookfield, IL 60513


Community Support Services, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit service agency that initiates, provides and promotes services for people with developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, in order to strengthen their independence, self-esteem, and ability to participate in and contribute to community life.


Community Workshop and Training Center Inc

Leslie Buhl

3215 N. University Street

Peoria, IL 61604


Our Central Illinois Organization provides programs and services to adults with developmental disabilities; enriching their quality of life, promoting social change, and optimizing their potential for independence.


Cornerstone Services Inc

777 Joyce Road

Joliet, IL 60436


Serves individuals with disabilities by providing residential services, career solutions, community services, and behavioral health services


Countryside Association

Joanne Kuhstoss, Site Director

1301 S. Lewis

Waukegan, IL60085


Provides developmental training during the day, supported employment, client and family support, and in-home respite care


Countryside Association

Wayne Kulick

21154 W Shirley Rd

Palatine, IL 60074


Provides developmental training during the day, supported employment, client and family support, and in-home respite


Dawn La Brose, MSW, LCSW
1101 Lake Street, Suite 405A
Oak Park, IL 60301

Therapist for Adults & Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders/Anxiety Disorders


Easter Seals Peoria-Bloomington

507 E. Armstrong Avenue

Peoria, IL 61603


For more information on Adult Services contact the Decatur Service Center at 217.429.1052.


Easter Seals DuPage and Fox Valley Region

830 South Addison Avenue

Villa Park, IL 60181


Adult Audiology-Proper hearing can be integral to your goals for a happy and involved life. Easter Seals audiologists combine the latest technology and advanced techniques with significant medical, hearing aid, and rehabilitation experience. Our highly-skilled audiologists are able to provide you with personalized services in a warm, friendly, neighborhood setting.


Easter Seals Joliet Region

212 Barney Drive

Joliet, IL 60435


Residential Living: The goal of Easter Seals residential programs is to provide options for assisted living in community settings, to maximize independence in activities of daily living, to promote the achievement of vocational potential, and to foster community integration. Services include:  24 hour residential settings, vocational counseling, social services, work, nutritional services, transportation, intermittent assistance, recreational services, case management, nursing & linkage to day services. 


Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago

Jennifer Burke

1939 West 13th Street Suite 300

Chicago, IL 60608


The goals of the Easter Seals Adult Vocational Programs are to empower each client to achieve peak work performance, increase social skills, develop an effective means of communication and foster the acquisition of functional life skills for independence in his/her community.


Elim Christian Services

13020 S. Central Ave.

Palos Heights, IL 60463


Providing opportunities to interact with people in the community is an important aspect of Elim’s Adult Services. Individuals are offered opportunities to participate in their community through various training venues, such as shopping, restaurant etiquette, recreation, leisure, cultural enrichment activities, and through volunteering at local non-profit agencies.


Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy

190 S. Prospect Avenue

Elmhurst, IL60126


The Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy (ELSA) is a four-year program that offers a full-time, post-secondary educational experience to young adults with developmental disabilities. The program emphasizes three key areas: Academics and Career Exploration; Independent Living Skills; and Social and Recreational Skills. Personal responsibility and advocacy, decision-making, time management and organizational skills are integrated across the curriculum.


Fayco Enterprises Inc

1313 Sunset Drive

Vandalia, IL 62471

618.283.0638 (Voice/TDD)

The mission of FAYCO Enterprises Inc. is to integrate people with disabilities and other life issues into the community and enrich their quality of life with choice and independence.


Futures Unlimited, Inc

210 E. Torrance

Pontiac, IL 61764


Futures Unlimited assists individuals in Livingston County as they achieve independence and develop the skills needed to live and work successfully in our community.


Garden Center Services

Burbank, Chicago and Tinley Park


Residential services, regular work program, community work services, respite, transportation, other programs: socialization, exercise, arts & crafts, shopping, cooking, Special Olympics


Gateway Services Inc

Donna Perry

406 S. Gosse Boulevard

P.O. Box 535

Princeton, IL 61356

815.875.4548 X240

Gateway Services Inc provides developmental training, home based services, case coordination, family support, community employment services, transportation, and respite.


Giant Steps Illinois, Inc

2500 Cabot Drive

Lisle, IL 60532


Canopy is a Day Program for adults with Autism. The program is based at Giant Steps and utilizes best practices developed in the day school to provide quality, individualized programming for adults over the age of 22.


Good Shepherd Manor

4129 N. State Route 1-17

Momence, IL 60954


Not-for-profit, serves the needs of men with developmental disabilities; offer residential services, vocational programs, day programs, and medical services.


Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center

Kathy Mastela

9649 West 55th St.

Countryside, IL 60525


The comprehensive Adult Services offered at Helping Hand include the following programs for individuals eighteen and older: Employment Services, Residential Housing, Clinical Services, Afternoon and Weekend Recreation, and Subcon Packing & Assembly.


Horizon House of Illinois Valley

Dan Fitzgerald

2000 Plank Rd

Peru, IL 61354


Horizon House of Illinois Valley Inc. is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization that provides a variety of services to adults with disabilities. Serving North Central Illinois, Horizon House has two administrative facilities in Peru, Illinois, and 13 small homes in LaSalle and eastern Bureau counties. Horizon House provides a variety of residential and day services ranging from full 24-hour residential support, to intermittent in-home and employment supports, as well as day services.


Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living

18 Gunia Dr.

LaSalle, IL 61301


The Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living (IVCIL) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization that assists persons with disabilities in opening doors to their independence IVCIL provides services for persons with disabilities, their families, and the community in Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam, and Stark counties.



Debbie Harris
8180 N. McCormick Blvd

Skokie, IL 60076

For a typical young adult, turning 21 often marks a milestone entering adulthood. For individuals with developmental disabilities, this milestone is often a challenging time, especially for parents. As our young challenged adults exit the entitled educational system at 22, there is far less support than what was previously provided in school.   Particularly in Illinois, where there is a massive shortage of funding and very few opportunities for them to work and live independently.  Keshet has stepped up and created it’s own GADOL Program – Giving Adults Daily Opportunities for Living.


Kankakee County Training Center

595 N. Industrial Drive

Bradley, IL 60915


K.C.T.C. operates a non-profit business whose mission is to provide adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to acquire skills necessary to become more productive, contributing members of their community.


Knowledge, Creativity, Caring, Development, Dedication (KCCDD) Inc

Mark Rudolph, Executive Director

2015 Windish Drive

Galesburg, IL 61401


KCCDD is a nationally accredited not-for-profit agency serving people in Knox and Warren Counties with developmental, cognitive and/or physical disabilities, people with life adjustment problems and senior citizens in a year-round program.



19043 Wentworth Ave

Lansing, IL 60438


LARC will provide supports and services that promote quality, dignity and choice and will assist individuals with developmental disabilities achieve outcomes of independence in their lives.


LIFE Center for Independent Living

2201 Eastland Drive Suite 1

Bloomington, IL 61704


309.663.0054 (TTY)

Advances equality and integration for all persons with disabilities: promote local, state, and national advocacy; educate persons with disabilities about their rights and responsibilities; provide support services; raise community awareness for disability issues.


LIFE Center for Independent Living

318 West Madison Street

Pontiac, IL 61764


Advances equality and integration for all persons with disabilities: promote local, state, and national advocacy; educate persons with disabilities about their rights and responsibilities; provide support services; raise community awareness for disability issues.


Little City Foundation

1760 West Algonquin Rd.

Palatine, IL 60067


Adult programs:

We aim to create a healthy and stimulating balance of work, educational experiences and recreation opportunities.  The adults of Little City participate in a wide range of programs and flourish in settings that support their individual needs.  Little City’s LifePath Adult Services provide participants ages 21 and older with activities enabling them to become more independent, productive and integrated into the community. 


Marc Center

1606 Hunt Drive

Normal, IL 61761



Moultrie County Beacon, Inc.-Lighting the Way for People with Disabilities

401 West Water St.

P.O. BOX 406

Sullivan, IL 61951


Moultrie Beacon operates on the principal that all people with disabilities and mental illness have strengths, abilities, and value to their community; the constitutional, civic and moral right to live, work, play and worship in a safe and healthy community of their choice and must be treated with dignity and respect.


Neumann Family Services

5547 N. Ravenswood

Chicago, IL 60640


Provides residential, career, day, clinical, support, medical clinic, and case management as well as, developmental training (DT) program for persons with autism


New Hope Center

1624 E. 154th Street

Dolton, IL 60419


New Hope Center, Inc. is a community service agency that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in Southeast Cook County and Northeast Will County.  Communities served include Dolton, Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Crete, Evergreen Park, Harvey, Lansing, Lynwood, Markham, Matteson, Park Forest, Riverdale, Sauk Village, South Chicago, South Holland, Steger, Thornton, and Tinley Park. New Hope Center, Inc. is a not-for-profit community-based organization, defined in Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and has received national accreditation for the provision of quality rehabilitation services through The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission (CARF).


New Opportunities Inc

1510 W. Seventh St

Granite City, IL 62040


The mission of New Opportunities, Inc. is to provide people who are developmentally challenged with opportunities that will enable them to achieve the personal outcomes that they desire.


North Center School for Handicapped Children

5104 W Belmont Avenue

Chicago, IL 60641


North Center’s Adult Day Service Program is funded by the Department of Human Services, private funds, and donations, the program serves individuals with developmental disabilities. Our staff works with clients and their families/guardians to help them develop individual Service Plans that will meet their specific needs.


NorthPointe Resources, Inc

3441 Sheridan Rd

Zion, IL 60099


NorthPointe Resources, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit provider of developmental disability and behavioral health services. Founded in 1953 by a group of concerned parents with a desire for quality programming, NorthPointe has continued to grow this vision through our belief in the power of people and community (Vocational and Residential).


Open Door Rehabilitation Center

405 South Wells St.

Sandwich, IL 60548


The mission of the Open Door Rehabilitation Center is to provide vocational, residential, day and community support services to adults with developmental disabilities such as mental retardation, Down’s Syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism, in order to increase or maintain skills in the least restrictive environment and to help people achieve their maximum potential.


Opportunity House

202 Lucas St

Sycamore, IL60178


Not-for-Profit provides job placement, supported employment, work services, developmental training, Special Olympics, recreation, residential living, and respite.


PACTT Learning Center

7101 N. Greenview Ave.

Chicago, IL 60626


At PACTT, our mission is to assist individuals with autism in becoming as independent as possible with the ability to integrate effectively into their homes and community. Our team of parents and professionals will aspire to work together to create an educational environment that meets the needs of individuals with autism utilizing a positive intervention approach in an ever improving manner.

Park Lawn Services 

10833 S. LaPorte

Oak Lawn, IL 60453


Mission is to provide services that promote independence, choice and access to community living for people with developmental disabilities.


PASSAGE -Planning Asperger Syndrome Success and Generating Experiences

Teri Dudasik

Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road

Palatine, IL 60067

Support and educational group for teenagers and adults with Asperger’s syndrome, focus of PASSAGE is teaching skills for appropriate behavior for finding a job or internship. Meets fourth Tues. of each month from 7-9pm

Resources for Living Inc

1555 Sherman Ave. #352

Evanston, IL60201



The mission of Resources for Living, Inc. is to cultivate and promote respect for people with developmental disabilities by presenting opportunities for involvement in the community, providing support and accessibility in all cases for the person and his or her family, and creating learning environments wherein he or she may evolve and achieve full potential with dignity.


RRAF: Where Reality is Respect, Appreciation and Fulfillment

613 South Main Street

Lombard, IL 60148



We are a nonprofit agency located in the western suburbs of Chicago. Our mission is to support adults with developmental disabilities and their families by providing on-site and community based day programming, in-home support, and overnight respite care.


Search Inc.

Jessica Leighton

625 Slawin Court

Mount Prospect, IL 60056

847.789.7155 X291

Search Adult Learning Services stand apart in providing individuals with a full menu of highly personalized program choices. Options include life skills training, continuing education, community integration, tutoring, creative arts, seniors programs, as well as a variety of Autism and therapeutic services. We promise a one-of-a-kind, world-class experience for each individual we serve. Group and individual counseling, art and movement therapy, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapy are offered by all Adult Learning programs. Specialized community integration activities are also available


Self Help Enterprises Inc

2300 West LeFevre Road

Sterling, IL 61081


Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises mission is to provide quality rehabilitative programs and services that promote advocacy, empowerment, and the development of independent functioning skills of individuals with disabilities, which allows for maximum participation in the community.


SHORE Community Services

4232 Dempster Street

Skokie, IL 60076


SHORE’s mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities through educational, residential, vocational and related programs provided with community integrated supports and services.


South Chicago Parents and Friends Inc

Angelica Sandoval

10241 S. Commercial

Chicago, IL 60617


South Chicago Parents and Friends, Inc. incorporated in 1971 and began providing services to children with mental retardation in 1976.  Our Cap Center, located in Chicago’s southeast side, provides services to residents of South Deering, East Side, Hegewisch, South Chicago, South Shore, Pullman and Roseland communities. Our mission is simple: South Chicago Parents & Friends supports persons with developmental disabilities, enabling them to become productive, valued members of society.  To accomplish this goal, South Chicago Parents & Friends services allow individuals with disabilities to learn, work, play, and live just like other members of the community.


Southwest Community Services, Inc

6775 Prosperi Drive

Tinley Park, IL60477


Our mission is to provide services that empower individuals with diverse disabilities to maximize their development and independence.


Special Recreation of Illinois

The Special Recreation Associations Network of Illinois (SRANI) is a network of therapeutic recreation agencies. Special Recreation Associations provide community-based special recreation services to children and adults with disabilities. These agencies are members of the Illinois Therapeutic Recreation Section of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA).It is the mission of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association to be an advocate in providing quality park, recreation and conservation education, resources and services to professionals and citizens throughout the state of Illinois. Behind every great community is a great park and recreation department.  The members of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association continually advance their professional careers through education and certification, networking opportunities and access to resources in order to better serve their communities and residents.


Specialized Training for Adult Rehabilitation (START)

P.O. Box 398

20 North 13th Street

Murphysboro, IL 62966


Today START provides six different rehabilitation programs and serves a client base of over 150 individuals.


Tazewell County Resource Centers (TCRC)

21310 Illinois Route 9

Tremont, IL 61568



TCRC, Inc. provides an array of services that are designed to promote independence, increase self-sufficiency, and strengthen individuals and families.


The Douglas Center

3445 Howard Street

Skokie, IL60076


The mission of The Douglas Center is to assist adults living with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in improving their independent living skills and enrichment of their quality of life. Agency includes a work center program, developmental rehabilitation services, vocational skills training, seniors program (for adults with developmental disabilities who are 55 years or older), and janitorial training skills.


Trinity Services

100 Gouger Road

Joliet, IL 60432


Adult Learning programs serve adults over the age of 21 from Trinity’s residential programs as well as persons living with family members or served by other agencies. Curricula range from teaching basic skills for independent living–health and safety, for example–to more advanced skill needed to find a job maintain personal finances, and achieve self-reliance. There are several Adult Learning centers in Joliet, Frankfort, New Lenox, and Wilmington. Trinity serves more than 400 people in Adult Learning programs


UCP Seguin Services

3100 South Central Ave

Cicero, IL 60804


Seguin Services has merged with United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago. We are now know as United Cerebral Palsy Sequin of Greater Chicago, which is a not-for-profit agency serving individuals with disabilities in metropolitan Chicago and beyond.


William M. BeDell Achievement & Resource Center

400 South Main

Wood River, IL 62095


William M. BeDell Achievement & Resource Center strives to provide the highest quality of services and programs to children and adults who have a developmental disability that reside in Madison County.


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