Disability & Rehabilitation

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.


Independent Living


  • Educational Services - serves children and youth with disabilities at three residential schools - Illinois School for the Deaf, Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, and Illinois Center for Rehabilitation & Education-Roosevelt - and offers Next Steps training and support for parents of children with disabilities.

Disability Benefits

  • Disability Determination Services - determines the eligibility of people to receive benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Child Services

Advocacy & Customer Service

If you have applied for or are receiving services from the DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and have concerns or complaints, please contact the Client Assistance Program.

To report abuse or neglect of a person with a disability, please call 1-800-368-1463 V/TTY. 

More Information & Resources

DHS Office Locator

DHS Help Line

  • 1-800-843-6154 or Email Us
  • 1-866-324-5553 TTY