Resources & Links

How to Find Your Way Through the Developmental Disability System in Illinois  Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis  Find Your Representative  Apply for Food Stamps, Cash and Medical Assistance  Alternative Transportation System (A.T.S.) Best Buddies ® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.   Peoria Children’s Home is a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multiple program, social service organization.   The Community and Residential Services Authority (CRSA) is an interagency group created by the State Legislature in 1985. The CRSA is responsible for identifying and addressing barriers facing parents, professionals and providers when trying to get needed services and programs for individuals with a behavior disorder or a severe emotional disturbance and their family. Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities Equip for Equality  The St. Louis Area Foodbank is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 food distribution center for organizations that feed hungry people in 14 counties in eastern Missouri and 12 counties in southwestern Illinois. LINC Incorporated  The State of Illinois has adopted the Wraparound process and concepts as a way to strengthen the system of care for youth and families. Enter Wraparound in the Search ISBE box.  Social Security Administration The Independent Living Unit of EDC provides a full array of programmatic services. Enter Living Center in the Search box on their website.  Missouri Department of Mental Health National Association of QIDP’s American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)  The Arc of Illinois Autism  Autism The Family Support Network