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  • ABLE National Resource Center

    ABLE Accounts, which are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families, were created as a result of the passage of the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 or better known as the ABLE Act

    The ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience Act) National Resource Center provides information and best practices related to tax-advantaged ABLE savings accounts and federal and state-related ABLE programs and activities.

  • myFace

    myFace is a nonprofit organization that provides individuals and families affected by cleft and other craniofacial differences access to personal stories, education and support.

    Resources include:

    • Information on craniofacial conditions
    • Parent resources
    • Virtual craniofacial support groups and networking opportunities
    • Educational webinars and podcasts
  • Summer Meals Program

    The Summer Meals Program and Illinois No Kid Hungry collaborate with national and state partner organizations to provide free meals during the summer for children and youth who depend on school lunches during the school year. Meals are available at locations throughout Illinois for children and youth ages 18 and under.

    To find a meal site near you:

    There is no application to receive a meal and you do not have to show proof of income.

  • Resources on Sexual Violence Against People With Disabilities for Self-Advocates, Families and Health Care Professio

    The Arc’s Talk About Sexual Violence project provides materials and practical tools to help health care professionals, people with disabilities, and their families and supporters learn about the depth of the problem, support victims and work to prevent it.

    Talk About Sexual Violence seeks to empower survivors with disabilities in the reporting process and give health care professionals the tools to more effectively identify victims, connect them to appropriate services, help build their self-advocacy skills and better prevent sexual violence.

    In addition to the “Starting the Conversation Toolkit for Self-Advocates,”  put together by Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC), resources include short training videos for healthcare professionals, tools to help guide conversations and more.

  • Swift Outdoor Accessible Recreation (S.O.A.R.) Foundation

    The Swift Outdoor Accessible Recreation (S.O.A.R.) Foundation provides an individual adaptive equipment grant for spinal cord injury survivors with paraplegia and quadriplegia.

    The grant is open to individuals of all ages and covers specific modifications or equipment needs that will help get you outdoors. Eligible items include:

    • Wheelchair outdoor tires and attachments
    • Vehicle modifications (i.e., hand controls or lifts)
    • Exercise (FES Bike, Standing Frame) or recreational equipment
    • Small home modifications (including a ramp)

    Applicants must reside in the United States. They also must demonstrate financial need and may be required to provide documentation.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Families

    The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics provides a wide range of COVID-19 vaccination and other immunization resources for families. The information is provided in an easy-to-understand format and is available in English and Spanish.

    Topics include:

    • COVID-19 treatment for children not in the hospital and at risk for severe illness
    • Mental Health During COVID-19: Signs Your Child May Need More Support
    • Tips and tricks for before, during and after your immunization visit