Disability & Rehabilitation


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

  • IL ABLE - "Achieving a Better Life Experience" accounts give people with disabilities and their families greater financial independence while preserving benefits.
  • Illinois Assistive Technology Program - IATP is a not-for-profit organization that provides information and assistance regarding assistive technologies and accessibility, including a demonstration center and loan program.
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office on Disability
  • Health Benefits for Workers With Disabilities (HBWD) is Illinois' Medicaid Buy-In program authorized under the federal Ticket to Work - Work Incentives Improvement Act (TWWIIA).