Resources & Links

How to Find Your Way Through the Developmental Disability System in Illinois

https://www.dsagsl.org  Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis

https://www.votesmart.org  Find Your Representative

https://www.dhs.state.il.us  Apply for Food Stamps, Cash and Medical Assistance

https://www.swic.edu/community/senior-programs/ats/  Alternative Transportation System (A.T.S.)

https://www.bestbuddies.org/illinois 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.

http://www.chail.org   Peoria Children’s Home is a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multiple program, social service organization.

http://crsa.illinois.gov   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.

https://www.agingwithdd.org/ Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities

http://www.equipforequality.org/ Equip for Equality

http://www.stlfoodbank.org  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.

http://www.lincinc.org/ LINC Incorporated

http://www.isbe.net  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.

http://www.ssa.gov/  Social Security Administration

http://ehs.siu.edu The Independent Living Unit of EDC provides a full array of programmatic services. Enter Living Center in the Search box on their website.

http://dmh.mo.gov/  Missouri Department of Mental Health

http://www.qddp.org/ National Association of QIDP’s

http://www.aamr.org American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

http://www.thenadd.org/ The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)

http://www.thearcofil.org/  The Arc of Illinois

http://www.autismone.org/ Autism

http://www.havedreams.org/  Autism

http://www.familysupportnetwork.org/ The Family Support Network