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Access Living Youth Center

Last Update:6/6/2018
Contact:
Title:
Address:115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
County:Nationwide
Phone:312-640-2100
Toll Free:800-613-8549
Fax:312-640-2101
TDY:312-640-2102
E-Mail:
Website:www.accessliving.org
Mission
Access Living is a cross-disability organization governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities.

Access Living 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.

To this end, Access Living offers peer-oriented independent living services; public education, awareness and development; individualized and systemic advocacy; and enforcement of civil rights on behalf of people with disabilities.

Access Living recognizes the innate rights, abilities, needs and diversity of people with disabilities, works toward their full integration into community life and serves as an agent of social change.
Program Description

This website has information, comment boards, resources for college, and links for individuals with disabilities. The Access Living Youth and Education Team is dedicated to empowering young people with disabilities to:

  • take pride in ourselves and our accomplishments
  • find options and meaningful choices to live, learn and work in our communities
  • be considered full and equal members of society
  • develop self-advocacy skills to fight discrimination, the greatest barrier facing people with disabilities
  • develop skills and opportunities to have a voice in decisions that affect us
Financial
Services
Advocacy
Independent Living
On-line Community/Listserv/Social Media
Post secondary education
Spanish speaking community/materials
Spanish Speaking Staff Available
Transition to Adulthood
Youth Involvement
Counties Serviced
Nationwide
ABOUT SPECIAL KIDS RESOURCE DIRECTORY
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As a matter of policy, About Special Kids does not specifically endorse any of the resources contained on our website or in our information packets. Resources are supplied for information purposes only and ASK recommends that families explore all options for assistance before making an informed choice.