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

Effective June 30, 2022, the Client Assistance Program services were redesignated and are now provided through Equip for Equality (EFE). Their contact information is listed below.

Voice - 1-855-452-2725 (1-855-ILCAP-25)

TTY - 1-800-610-2779



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).
  • ICTW School-to-Work Transition Guide - Designed to assist in transition-aged students and their families as they plan for the transition from school to adult life by providing clear and up-to-date information about the transition process, with a focus on transition from school to work. The intent of the guide is to promote clarity and greater understanding for Illinois students, parents/guardians, teachers, school administrators, guidance and vocational rehabilitation counselors, and other school-based and adult services providers.