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  • 211

    United Way supports 211, a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    A toll-free call to 211 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve and lives. You can find information about supplemental food and nutrition programs, shelter and housing options, utility assistance, disaster relief, employment and education opportunities, and more.


    This database contains information on more than 25,000 assistive technology products including detailed descriptions, pricing, and company information for each product.

  • Accessible Playground Equipment

    This website lists companies that provide handicap accessible, playground equipment, accessories and components and products.

  • American Youth Soccer Organization VIP Program

    The American Youth Soccer Organization Very Important Players (AYSO VIP) Program provides a quality soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to successfully participate on mainstream teams.

    VIP teams may include:
    •  Blind or visually impaired
    •  Amputees or with conditions that impair mobility
    •  Mentally or emotionally challenged
    •  Autistic
    •  Down syndrome
    •  Cerebral Palsy

    If you are ready to have your child play or would like more information please contact your local AYSO Region. To find your Region contact AYSO National Office at (800) 872-2976   or email

  • Americans with Disabilities Act – ADA

    Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Amtryke

    The majority of these trykes are purchased by volunteer members of the AMBUCS organization and donated free of charge to financially-needy children.

  • Bus Training from RAMP

    RAMP helps people with disabilities learn how to use public transportation in Rockford and Belvidere through a cooperative effort with the Rockford Mass Transit District.

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    A resource to search Medicaid Waivers for each state.

  • Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs in Emergencies

    Information from the CDC on caring for children in a disaster.

  • Communication Cards for Individuals with Hearing Losssun-icon

    The Illinois Deaf & Hard of Hearing Commission developed the Communication Card to provide individuals with hearing loss a simple way to inform others of their communication needs and list the name and contact information of their preferred communication provider.  You can create your very own personalized Communication Card on their website.