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Ability Links

The Job Opportunity Website for Persons with Disabilities and Inclusive Employers.

Autism Speaks: Transition Tool Kit 

The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.

Brain and Spinal Cord

The goal of BrainandSpinalCord.org is for the website to be the most reliable, timely and complete resource on the internet for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors.


Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations.

Disability Awareness

Founded by Chris Lenart, a public speaker who discusses life with Cerebral Palsy, education, and many other topics.

Division of Specialized Care for Children

Established in 1937, and administered by the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) is the Illinois Title V agency that provides care coordination for families and children with special health care needs.

Division of Specialized Care for Children: About Transition

Transition Information and Resources

Illinois Life Span Project: Illinois NEXT STEPS Program

Next Steps is a team training and family resource system, educating teams of parents/caregivers, consumers, and professionals to plan with and advocate for children and youth with disabilities. One important component of Next Steps is its Parents Reaching Parents (PRP) outreach and linkage. This system provides parent-to-parent linkage on disability issues, other appropriate referrals, and follow-up.

Information Connections

Information Connections is a website for parents of children with developmental disabilities and chronic diseases with a special focus on Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Down Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injury. The informative website was developed and launched by the Marianjoy Medical Library with a grant from National Network of Libraries of Medicine and is sponsored by Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. It is accessible to anyone from anywhere and it is free.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

NICHCY offers a wealth of information on disabilities. The organization serves the nation as a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth. You will also find easy-to-read information on IDEA, the law authorizing early intervention services and special education. Their  State Resource Sheets will help you connect with the disability agencies and organizations in your state.

National Lekotek Center

Helping children with special needs through toys and play.

One Place for Special Needs

One Place for Special Needs is an information network and social community that allows the disability community to share resources and make connections in their own neighborhood, and a place where those who actively work with those who have disabilities can let families learn about their products, programs and services.


Pathways.org provides FREE tools to maximize all children’s motor, sensory, and communication development. All of the Pathways.org educational materials are shared freely on their website. The navigation is designed so that information can be found by searching for specific age, topic, or type of material. All Pathways.org milestones are supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics findings.

Seguin: Adult Services

Six nonprofit agencies have combined their expertise in serving adults with develomental disabilities to form a unique partnership. Seguin Services, Park Lawn Association, Clearbrook, Helping Hand Center, Elim Christian Services and PACTT Learning Center have initiated the Building Bridges to the Future initiative to serve the needs of special education students and their families, as they face the challenges of transitioning successfully from high school to adult services.


Sibiling Support in Illinois

Social Security Association - Benefits for People with Disabilities

The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.

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