Saturday, 11 March 2017 21:39

The mission at Sertoma Centre is \to provide opportunities that empower individuals with disabilities to achieve personal success.\" Every day at Sertoma this mission is accomplished by those with developmental, physical, emotional disabilities and /or mental illness. Some of this success is major - like starting a job in the community or moving into their own apartment. Other successes may seem minor to others, but to an individual with disabilities, getting dressed by oneself, learning how to make change at a vending machine, or mastering a new task in the workshop is a meaningful personal success!"

Saturday, 11 March 2017 21:39

The Center on Deafness, a not for profit Illinois Corporation, began serving the deaf and hard of hearing community nearly thirty years ago and has only one mission, to serve both children and adults who have hearing impairments with additional disabilities such as mental illness or developmental disabilities. We are only one of a few organizations in the country that serves only the deaf and hard of hearing population with additional disabilities. Since its inception, the Center has had as its purpose the treatment and rehabilitation of clients who are deaf or hard of hearing, along with other disabilities, with return to the community at large or integration into the community with assistance as the goal for each client. Residential services for adults and students are based in the community using apartments, townhouses and homes to create a less restrictive more normal environment. An experienced staff trained in the area of deafness and fluent in the use of sign language provides treatment, life skills training, and vocational and social skills training to clients. Qualified, certified and licensed social work, psychiatric, nursing, vocational and educational staffs are part of the team that provides service to the population. The Center contracts with the only hospital psychiatric unit for the deaf in the State of Illinois should hospitalization be required for clients.

Saturday, 11 March 2017 21:39

Residential ServicesVISIONS offers house or apartment living in residential neighborhoods in the Chicago area for persons who have developmental disabilities. Between one and eight residents live in each CILA (Community-Integrated Living Arrangements).Independent Living Counselors support each person to maintain their home and participate in the life of their community. This means that household duties are shared (to the extent possible and appropriate) among residents. And, the person receives support to participate regularly in social activities and meaningful work. The goal is to assist the individual to become as capable and independent as possible in a learningful environment.Life Skills DevelopmentLife skills development ranges from learning basic skills for independent living, such as maintaining health and safety, to more advanced skills. These might include skills needed to find a job, maintain personal finances, and achieve self-reliance.Career ServicesVISIONS offers career services through its Career Connections program for adults with autism. With the right opportunities and necessary supports, a person who has autism can find work that fits his/her skills and adds meaning and purpose to life.Career Connections works with companies in the community to find employment for program participants. The goal is to find or develop a job that is compatible with the strengths and needs of that person. The VISIONS job coach teaches and practices with the participant the social, workplace-related and task-related skills needed for success. This occurs both before and during employment.

Saturday, 11 March 2017 21:39

UCP helps people with physical and cognitive disabilities and the economically disadvantaged. Founded in 1951, United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago first opened its doors to address the needs of children and adults with cerebral palsy. We’ve been opening doors ever since. We help a child with cerebral palsy use technology that lets her speak for the first time. We help a man unable to use his hands or arms learn to do his own laundry and prepare his own meals. We help a woman in a wheelchair roll down her new ramp and back into the community. To advance the independence of people with disabilities, enrich their lives, provide support to their families and advocate for their inclusion in every facet of community life — that’s the mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago.

Saturday, 11 March 2017 21:39

UCP helps people with physical and cognitive disabilities and the economically disadvantaged. Founded in 1951, United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago first opened its doors to address the needs of children and adults with cerebral palsy. We’ve been opening doors ever since. We help a child with cerebral palsy use technology that lets her speak for the first time. We help a man unable to use his hands or arms learn to do his own laundry and prepare his own meals. We help a woman in a wheelchair roll down her new ramp and back into the community. To advance the independence of people with disabilities, enrich their lives, provide support to their families and advocate for their inclusion in every facet of community life — that’s the mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago.

Saturday, 11 March 2017 21:39

UCP helps people with physical and cognitive disabilities and the economically disadvantaged. Founded in 1951, United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago first opened its doors to address the needs of children and adults with cerebral palsy. We’ve been opening doors ever since. We help a child with cerebral palsy use technology that lets her speak for the first time. We help a man unable to use his hands or arms learn to do his own laundry and prepare his own meals. We help a woman in a wheelchair roll down her new ramp and back into the community. To advance the independence of people with disabilities, enrich their lives, provide support to their families and advocate for their inclusion in every facet of community life — that’s the mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago.

Saturday, 11 March 2017 21:39

UCP helps people with physical and cognitive disabilities and the economically disadvantaged. Founded in 1951, United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago first opened its doors to address the needs of children and adults with cerebral palsy. We’ve been opening doors ever since. We help a child with cerebral palsy use technology that lets her speak for the first time. We help a man unable to use his hands or arms learn to do his own laundry and prepare his own meals. We help a woman in a wheelchair roll down her new ramp and back into the community. To advance the independence of people with disabilities, enrich their lives, provide support to their families and advocate for their inclusion in every facet of community life — that’s the mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago.

Saturday, 11 March 2017 21:39

UCP helps people with physical and cognitive disabilities and the economically disadvantaged. Founded in 1951, United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago first opened its doors to address the needs of children and adults with cerebral palsy. We’ve been opening doors ever since. We help a child with cerebral palsy use technology that lets her speak for the first time. We help a man unable to use his hands or arms learn to do his own laundry and prepare his own meals. We help a woman in a wheelchair roll down her new ramp and back into the community. To advance the independence of people with disabilities, enrich their lives, provide support to their families and advocate for their inclusion in every facet of community life — that’s the mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago.

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