Building Bridges to the Future: An organization which assists families and professionals in transitioning
students with disabilities to the world of adult services.
Benedictine University Moser Center: Working with young adults to further their
education. Scholarships and leadership training are
Celebrate Potential Family Entrepreneurial
Network: A research
resource and referral network in the greater Chicago Area.
Cherubim Developmental Training Program: This training program serves adults, in West Chicago, who have
intellectual and developmental disabilities. Cherubim aims to educate and equip
adults with skills that enable them to flourish in all aspects of their lives.
of DuPage: The College of DuPage
is committed to equality of educational opportunities for eligible students
Community Access Naperville: CAN supports young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
by providing volunteer services to local no profit organizations.
of Friends: A Community
based program which provides a place for teens, (aged 16 and older) and adults
with special needs, to gather socially with an emphasis on life skills and
DayOne Pact: DayOne PACT is unique among not-for-profit
agencies serving DuPage, Kane, and Kendall Counties as it is the only
life-spanning (birth to death) service coordination agency for people with
Department of Human Services DHS is an agency that assists
families in many ways including finding adult service agencies, exploring
funding for services, disability rehabilitation, and more.
Department of Rehabilitation Services: DRS works in
partnership with people with disabilities and their families. DRS' mission
it to help families make informed choices so their young adult
may achieve community participation to the greatest extent possible.
DuPage Transition Planning Committee: The DuPage
Transition Planning Committee works to improve the transition experience
from high school to a successful adult life for young adults with disabilities.
Most of the high schools, transition programs, and agencies that serve adults
with disabilities in DuPage County are active members.
Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy: ELSA is a program that offers a full-time post-secondary education to
young adults with developmental disabilities. The program includes academics,
career exploration, independent living skills, and social and
Great Lakes ADA Center: The Great Lakes mission is to increase awareness and knowledge of
the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The ultimate aim of the Great
Lakes ADA Center is to achieve voluntary compliance with the act.
Parents Alliance Employment Project: The Parents
Alliance Employment Project serves individuals residing in DuPage County who
have a documented disability that may include developmental, cognitive, mental
and physical disabilities. Professional Employment Specialists work one on one
with individuals with disabilities to provide an array of supported employment
P.U.N.S.: PUNS is the
Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services and is a statewide waiting
list of individuals with developmental disabilities that have applies for, and
are awaiting, funding and/or services.
Ray Graham Association: The mission
of Ray Graham is to empower people with disabilities by offering educational,
vocational, community, respite, early intervention, home based and residential
programs and services.
Spectrum Vocational Services (Little
Friends Inc.): Spectrum provides subcontracted services to a number of area
businesses. Jobs include hand assembly work, collating, packaging and recycling
Supported Employment Associates: Supported Employment Associates
serves as a liaison between people with disabilities and prospective or current
employers. Their mission is to provide supported employment services from
job search plans to ongoing job coaching and follow up training in a standard
Service, Inc.: Service, Inc. helps people with developmental
delays and disabilities, access choices for a better life.
Waubonsee Community College WCC's Access Center
for Disability: provides support services and reasonable accommodations to
students with a variety of disabilities. The Access Center offers Delta Sigma
Omicron chapter on campus, open to all students interested in advocating on
behalf of or working with individuals with disabilities.
WDSRA Rec and Roll: is a therapeutic based day program for individuals with a
developmental disability, aged 22+. Therapeutic recreation uses education and
recreation services to help participants develop and enhance their quality of
Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA): WIPA enables beneficiaries with disabilities to make informed choices
about work while supporting working beneficiaries to make a successful
transition to self-sufficiency.
workNet DuPage Career Center: workNet DuPage is home to several organizations
working in partnership. Job seeker services include scholarships for job
training programs, job search workshops, career counseling, a job search
resource center and more.