Hadley School for the Blind

www.hadley.edu
700 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
847-446-8111
Offers accredited correspondence courses for legally and totally blind people, their families, and professionals serving the blind.

Access Living

www.accessliving.org 
614 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60607
312-253-7000
This cross-disability organization fosters the dignity, pride and self-esteem of people with disabilities and enhances the options available to them so they may choose and maintain individualized and satisfying lifestyles. 

American Foundation for the Blind

www.afb.org 
1110 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
212-502-7600
Provides resource information about agencies throughout the United States and Canada serving the needs of people who are blind and visually impaired.

Blind Services Association, Inc.

www.blindservicesassociation.org 
17 N. State St., #1050
Chicago, IL 60602
312-236-0808
Volunteer-based organization that provides a range of services.

The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind

www.chicagolighthouse.org
1850 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608-1298
312-666-1331
TDD: 312-666-8874

Provides high-quality educational, clinical, vocational, and rehabilitation services for children, youth, and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Low-vision clinic available. Retail store with independent living aids and adaptive technology available.

Chicago Lighthouse CRIS Information Service

http://chicagolighthouse.org/programs-and-services/independent-living-services/chicagoland-radio-information-service-cris

312-666-1331 ext. 3678

Provides daily readings of newspapers and periodicals including news stories, sales circulars, and classified listings for radio listeners who have a wide range of disabilities. 

Chicago Lighthouse Glenview Location

www.chicagolighthouse.org/north
222 Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL 60025
847-510-6200
TDD: 312-666-8874

Provides high-quality clinical and rehabilitation services for children, youth, and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Low-vision clinic available. Retail store with independent living aids and adaptive technology available.

Spectrios Institute for Low Vision

www.spectrios.org
219 E. Cole Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-690-7115
Fax: 630-690-9037
Comprehensive program for people, of all ages, with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and other low-vision impairment. Low-vision clinic available.

DHS DRS Bureau of Blind Services

www.dhs.state.il.us
1-800-843-6154
TDD: 1-800-477-6404
Offers programs for adults with visual impairments to enable them to work and participate fully in family and community life.

Guild for the Blind

www.guildfortheblind.org
180 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601
312-236-8569
Fax: 312-236-8128
Serves visually impaired individuals, including those newly blind, with a range of activities.

Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education—Wood

www.dhs.state.il.us
1151 S. Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612
312-633-3570
TDD: 312-633-3570
Fax: 312-633-3575
Provides rehabilitation and adjustment training for adults. Services include training in daily living skills, orientation and mobility, low vision evaluations, and support groups.

Illinois Eye Institute

iei.ico.edu/home.htm
3241 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
312-255-6200
Provides low vision examinations to visually impaired individuals.

Illinois Supportive Living

www.slfillinois.com
Provides information on Illinois' Supportive Living Program - an alternative to nursing home care for low-income older persons and persons with disabilities under Medicaid.

Jalapenos in the Oatmeal

http://jalapenosintheoatmeal.wordpress.com/
Blog about vision loss by Social Worker Jeff Flodin.

JJ's List

http://www.jjslist.com
A free site for people with disabilities to review businesses and services.

Talking Books

www.chipublib.org
Chicago Public Library Talking Book Center
Harold Washington Library, 5th Floor North
400 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
800-757-4654

VisionAWARE

www.visionaware.org
A "Self-Help for Vision Loss" website providing free, practical, and hands-on information to enhance quality of life and independence for adults with vision loss, their families and friends, caregivers, and related professionals.

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