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Transition: Independence Resources

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  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

    (English) (Spanish)

  • Becoming Self-Reliant: Skills Tips

    Self-Reliance for Children: (English) (Spanish)

    Self-Reliance for Teens: (English) (Spanish)

  • Bedwetting: Skills Tips

    (English) (Spanish)

  • 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.

  • Central Illinois Public Transit

    Central Illinois Public Transit provides reliable and timely transportation that is wheelchair-accessible and compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The program serves the counties of Christian, Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Montgomery, Moultrie and Shelby.


  • Chores: Skills Tips

    Chores for Children: (English) (Spanish)

    Chores for Preteens:  (English) (Spanish)

    Chores for Teens:  (English) (Spanish)

  • Communication Wallet Card

    The Secretary of State’s Office offers an Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Communication Wallet Card to help notify law enforcement that a person may have difficulty communicating. Applicant’s may request the wallet card at any Illinois Secretary of State Driver’s License Facility.

    The wallet card is available to notify law enforcement in advance that a person may require alternative methods of communication in order to respond to and communicate with an officer.

  • Decision Making & Problem Solving: Skills Tips


    Decision making for Children: (English) (Spanish)

    Decision making for Teens: (English) (Spanish)

  • DuPage County Transition Planning Committee

    The DuPage County Transition Planning Committee puts together a guide to help students and their families with the process of transitioning from the public school system to adult services by providing information about resources in DuPage County that are available after high school.

  • Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy (ELSA)

    This four-year program offers a full-time, post-secondary educational experience to young adults with developmental disabilities. Ages 18-28 high school graduates with disabilities can earn certificates in academics, independent living skills and social/recreational skills.

    190 Prospect Avenue
    Elmhurst, IL 60126-3296
    (630) 617-3752