COMMON DEFINITIONS & ABBREVIATIONS


 

ADA -  American’s with Disabilities Act

 

CASE -  Cooperative Association for Special Education

 

CILA -  Community Integrated Living Arrangement

 

CLF -  Community Living Facility

 

COD -  College of DuPage

 

CRA -  Community Residential Alternative

 

CSLA -  Community Supported Living Arrangement

 

DD -  Developmental Disabilities

 

DHS -  Department of Human Services

 

DHS-DRS -  Department of Human Services, Division  of Rehabilitation Services (Formerly

                    ORS)

 

DHS-DDD -  Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities

 

DHS –Division of Human Capital Development  - formerly  Public Aid

 

DT -  Developmental Training

 

ED -  Emotional Disturbed

 

EMH -  Educable Mentally Handicapped

 

ICF -  Intermediate Care Facility

 

IEP -  Individual Education Plan

 

IETC – Illinois Employment and Training Center

 

ISBE -  Illinois State Board of Education

 

LADSE -  LaGrange Area Department of Education

 

LD -  Learning Disability

 

MI -  Mentally Ill

 

MR -  Mental Retardation

 

NDSEC -  Northeast DuPage Special Education Association

 

NEDSRA -  Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Cooperative

 

OT -  Occupational Therapy

 

PT -  Physical Therapy

 

PUNS – Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services

 

SASED – School Association for Special Education in DuPage County

 

SEASPAR -  Southeast Association for Special Parks and Recreation

 

SEP -  Supported Employment Program

 

SLA -  Supported Living Arrangement

 

SSDI -  Social Security Disability Income

 

SSI -  Supplemental Security Income

 

STEP – Secondary Transitional Experience Program

 

TCD – Technology Center of DuPage

 

TMH -  Trainable Mentally Handicapped

 

TPC -  Transition Planning Committee

 

WDSRA – Western DuPage Special Recreation Association

 

 

 

Information & Referral Telephone Numbers

 

Center for the Deaf

Phone: (800) 468-9211 (V & TDD)

www.jccd.us

 

Consumer Hearing and Speech Helpline

Phone: (800) 638-8255

www.asha.org

 

John Tracy Clinic on Deafness

Phone: (800) 522-4582 (V)

(213) 747-2924 (TDD)

www.jtc.org

 

National Captioning Institute

Phone: (800) 533-WORD (V)

(800) 321-TDDS (TDD)

 

Better Hearing Institute

Phone: (800) EAR-WELL (V & TDD)

www.betterhearing.org

 

Captioned Film for the Deaf

Phone: (800) 237-6213 (V & TDD)

www.captionedmedia.org

 

Job Opportunities for the Blind

Phone: (800)-638-7518 (V & TDD)

 

Job Accommodation Network

Phone: (800) 526-7234 (V & TDD)

www.jan.wvu.edu

 

American Foundation for the Blind

Phone: (800) AF-BLIND

 

American Council of the Blind

Phone: (800) 424-8666

www.acb.org

 

National Center for Youth with Disabilities

Phone: (800) 333-6293 (V)

(612) 624-3939 (TDD)

 

Spina Bifida Hotline

Phone: (800) 621-3141

www.asbha.org.au

 

Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc. (IRTI)

Phone: (800) 322-4784

www.irti.net

 

Chrysler Motor:  Adaptive Driving Aids Information and Financial Reimbursement Program/Physically Challenged Resource Center

Phone: (800) 255-9877

www.dc-automobility.com

 

Congress of Organization of the Physically Handicapped: Technical Aids and Assistance for the Disabled/Computer Technology Access for Illinois

Phone: (800) 248-2253

 

Library of Congress Handicapped Hotline

Phone: (800) 424-8567 (V)

(800) 424-9100 (TDD)

 

Orton Dyslexia Society

Phone: (800) 222-3123 (V)

 

United Cerebral Palsy Association - National Headquarters

Phone: (800) USA-1UCP (V & TDD)

 

United Cerebral Palsy Association

Washington, DC

Phone: (800) 872-5827 (V & TDD)

www.ucp.org

American Paralysis Association

Phone: (800) 225-0292 (V & TDD)

www.christopherreeve.org

 

National Spinal Cord Injury Hotline

Phone: (800) 526-3456 (V)

 

 

 

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation

Phone: (800) 541-5454 (V)

www.myasthenia.org

 

National Craniofacial Foundation

Phone: (800) 535-3643 (V)

www.ccakids.com

 

Tourette Syndrome Association

Phone: (800) 237-0717

www.tsa.usa.org

 

National Neurofibromatosis Foundation

Phone: (800) 323-7938

www.ctf.org

 

Medic-Alert Foundation

Phone: (800) 344-3226 (V)

www.medicalert.org

 

National Rehabilitation Information Center

Phone: 1-800-346-2742 (V & TTY)

www.naric.com

 

Illinois Information and Assistance (Medicare/Medicaid) Phone: (800) 647-8089

Epilepsy Foundation of America

Phone: 1-800-332-1000 (V)

 

National Tuberous Sclerosis Association, Inc. www.ntsa.org

Phone: 1-800-225-6872 (V)

Health Care Financing Administration Medicare Hotline

Phone: 1-800- 633-4227 (V)

 1-877-486-2048 (TTY)

 

National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped www.loc.gov/nls/

Phone: 1-800-665-5576 (V)

1-888-261-7863 (TTY)

 

National Information System for Vietnam Veterans and Their Families Center for Developmental Disabilities

Phone: (800) 922-9234 Ext. 401

 

Abledata

Phone: 1-800-227-0216

www.abledata.com

 

Disabled Individuals Assistance Line

Phone: 1-800-233-3425 (V & TTY)

 

 

 

Illinois Assistive Technology Project

Phone: 1-800-852-5110 (V & TTY)

www.iltech.org

 

 

DHS Client Assistance Program

Phone: 1-800-641-3929 (V & TTY)

www.dhscap@dhs.state.il.us

 

Illinois State Board of Education Help Line

Phone: 1-866-262-6663

Main # 1-217-782-4321

 

Deicke Center for Visual Rehabilitation

Phone: 630-690-9037

www.deicke.org

 

Illinois Training and Employment Center

(IETC)   www.ietc.org

Phone: 630-495-4345

1-888-367-4382

 

DuPage County Department of Human Resources, Information and Referral

Phone: 630-682-7542 (V)

630-682-6926 (TTY)

www.dupageco.org/hr/

 

DuPage Center for Independent Living

739 Roosevelt Rd, Bldg. 8, Suite 9

Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

Phone: 630-469-2300 (V & TTY)

www.dupagecil.org

 

Technical Aides and Assistance for the Disabled (TAAD)

Phone: 1-312-421-3373 (V & TTY)

 

Children’s Defenses Fund

Phone: 1-202-628-8787

www.childrensdefense.org

 

National Easter Seal Society

Phone: 1-312-726-6200 (V)

1-312-726-4258 (TTY)

1-800-221-6827

www.easter-seals.org

 

 

 

 

 

Christian League for the Handicapped

Phone: 1-414-275-6131

 

Mothers United for Moral Support

Phone: 1-877-336-5333

www.netnet.net/mums/

 

American Association on Mental Retardation

Phone: 1-800-424-3688

www.aamr.org

 

Association for Retarded Citizens

Phone: 1-800-446-1211

www.thearc.org

 

Community Option Program

Phone: 1-800-242-1060

 

Social Security Administration

Phone: 1-800-772-1213

www.ssa.gov

 

National Organization on Disability

Phone: 1-800-248-2253

1-202-293-5960

www.nod.org

 

Brain Injury Association of America

Phone: (800) 444-6443

www.biausa.org

 

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Member Services: (800) 950-NAMI

1-703-524-7600

www.nami.org

 

  

 

Parent Organizations

 


 

DuPage Family Disability Network

P.O. Box 3139

Lisle, IL 60532

www.dfdn.org

 

National Lekotek Center

3204 W. Armitage Ave.

Chicago, IL 60647

773-276-5164

www.Lekotek.org

Toy lending library with preschool mainstreaming program and computer program

 

Coordinating Counsel for Handicapped Children

20 East Jackson Blvd.

Room 900

Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: (312) 939-3513

TDD: (312) 939-3519

www.frcd.org

 

Counsel for Disability Rights

208 South LaSalle, Room 1330

Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: (312) 444-9484

www.disabilityrights.org

 

Autism Community Connection

Naperville, Illinois

www.autismcommunityconnection.com

 

Chicago Association for Retarded Citizens

8 South Michigan

Suite 1700 Chicago,IL 60603

Phone: (312) 346-6230

www.carc.info                                       

 

Illinios Society for Autistic Citizens

2200 South Main Street

Suite 317

Lombard ,IL 60148

Phone: (630) 691-1270 and (630) 963-8809

www.Autismillinois.org

 

Alliance for Mentally Ill - Greater Chicago

1536 W. Chicago Ave.

Chicago, IL 60622

Phone: 1-312-568-0467

www.namigc.org

 

Illinois  Spina Bifida Association

3080 Ogden Ave.

Suite 103

Lisle, IL  60532

Phone: 630-637-1050

www.illinoisspinabifidaassociation.com

 

Parent Association for CP (Cerebral Palsy) Children

16312 S. 66th Ct.

Tinley Park, IL  60477

1-708-532-1916

                and

3004 North Odell Avenue

Chicago, IL 60635

Phone: (312) 637-4365

 

Epilepsy Greater Chicago

17 N. State St.

Suite 1300

Chicago, IL 60602-3297

Phone: 1-312-939-8622

1-800-273-6027

www.epilepsyfoundation.org

 

Spina Bifada Association of America

4590 MacArthur Blvd NW

Suite 250

Washington, D.C. 20007-4226

Phone: 1202-944-3245

1-800-621-3141

www.sbaa.org

 

Illinois Parents of the Visually Impaired

P.O Box 7477

Springfield, IL 62791-7477

1-708-787-9728

wjb3@ihgp.att.com

               and

6145 North Nettleton

Chicago, IL 60631

Phone: (312) 774-4742