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  • Fun4theDisabled

    Fun4theDisabled is a community created by, for and about people with disabilities to help everyone live their best lives. Fun4theDisabled  creates video and content highlighting opportunities for people with disabilities in the community, connecting them with organizations, programs and events that provide accessibility in inclusive and fun ways. You can find all videos on the Fun4theDisabled YouTube channel.

    Fun4theDisabled also offers video tours of Chicago-area sites, including the National Museum of Mexican Art, Navy Pier, Lincoln Park Zoo and more.

  • UIC College of Dentistry Inclusive Care Clinic in Chicago

    The Inclusive Care Clinic (ICC) from the University of Illinois Chicago’s College of Dentistry offers comprehensive, preventative and integrated (multidisciplinary) dental treatment for patients 15 years or older with a wide range of physical and developmental disabilities. The ICC serves individuals with autism, physical disabilities, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and behavioral and other conditions.

    The clinic includes:

    • A sensory room
    • A wheelchair lift
    • Private treatment rooms
    • Noise-cancelling headphones
    • Personal entertainment tablets
    • Weighted blankets
  • Project SUN in Kankakee County

    Project Strong and Unified Network (Project SUN) is a family-driven, youth-guided and community-based system of care in Kankakee County. Project SUN provides resources, training and community education about children’s behavioral health and other child and family wellness topics. Its services include:

    • Helping families navigate their children’s mental, emotional and behavioral health systems of care through trained staff and volunteer Community Navigators
    • Supporting families on their journey by training peer parent mentors and companions and offering appreciation events for caregivers
    • Assisting parents and youth to gain the skills necessary to actively participate in their care planning and delivery
    • Offering professional development training for mental, emotional and behavioral health service providers
    • Providing community education with a focus on children and their families
  • Jill’s House Weekend Adventures

    Jill’s House House Weekend Adventures (JHWA) and Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva, Wis., provide a two-day camping experience for kids and teens ages 6 to 17 with intellectual disabilities in the Chicagoland area. The program designs activities around campers’ needs. These activities include playing games, having cookouts, enjoying nature and making new friends.

    The camp cannot support certain health and behavioral conditions. Please visit JHWA’s website for the specific eligibility requirements and intake application process.

  • Endeavor Health Mobile Dental Clinic

    Endeavor Health (formerly Northwest Community Healthcare) Mobile Dental Clinic offers family dental care for residents without access to a dentist due to financial barriers in Elk Grove, Palatine, Schaumburg or Wheeling Townships. Individuals must meet income guidelines and not have private dental insurance.

    The clinic does not accept walk-ins. It may charge a copay for adult visits. Children’s services are free. To be eligible for services, patients must:

    • Reside in Elk Grove, Palatine, Schaumburg or Wheeling Townships
    • Undergone screening by their township before making an appointment
    • Have an income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level or be on General Assistance or Medicaid

    See the Mobile Dental Clinic flyer in English and Spanish for enrollment details and a contact number for each township.

  • The Center for Chronic Illness

    The Center for Chronic Illness (CCI) is a nonprofit organization offering support and education to promote well-being and decrease isolation for people affected by chronic illness. CCI offers adults and teens living with chronic illness a variety of support groups and programs focusing on emotional well-being, health education and community. ​CCI provides:

  • Creative Healing for Youth in Pain

    Creative Healing for Youth in Pain (CHYP) is a nonprofit organization serving youth between the ages of 13 and 24 who are experiencing pain, feelings of isolation and loneliness. CHYP provides educational resources, peer connection and exposure to creative healing experiences to help bridge the gap between common healthcare barriers such as cost, geographic location and long wait times for appointments. Resources are available for both youth and their parents.

    CHYP resources include:

    • Information on the science of pain
    • Strategies for breaking the pain cycle
    • On-demand webinars for youth and parents
    • Monthly open Zoom meetings for youth (ages 13 to 24)
    • Small group and Zoom meetings for parents
    • Summer camp
  • After 22 Transition Program for Adults With Disabilities

    After 22 is Richard J. Daley College’s comprehensive transition program for adults with disabilities ages 18 and older. The After 22 Pilot Program connects adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to career training, educational opportunities and jobs. This program also teaches students life skills, provides them with coaches and mentors, and allows them to experience social and extracurricular activities.

    Students who complete this program will earn a Career Advancement Certificate from the college (not an academic degree).

    To enroll in After 22, students must have been ensured a free public education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), have a documented intellectual disability, have a high school diploma or GED, and be 18 or older.

  • Adolescent Suicide Postvention Resources Hub

    The Adolescent Suicide Postvention Resources Hub provides articles, books and other comprehensive resources to support adolescents and their communities as they navigate the grieving process and find a path towards healing. Resources are available for individuals, communities and school districts.

    “Postvention” is a term to describe best practices after a suicide. The Adolescent Suicide Postvention Resources Hub offers information on topics including:

    • Communicating and understanding postvention
    • Parent resources and support groups
    • 24/7 support