Special Needs Chicago, inc
Wheelchair accessible Transportation

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude."

Scott Hamilton

 

"Interestingly, from an identity standpoint, what does it mean to have a disability? Pamela Anderson has more prosthetic in her body than I do and nobody calls her disabled."

Aimee Mullins

 

"One always overcompensates for disabilities. I'm thinking of having my entire body surgically removed."

Douglas Adams

 

"I have Attention Deficit Disor...Hey! What's that?! Can I play with it?"

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"I choose not to place "DIS", in my ability."

Robert M. Hensel



“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”

Winston Churchill

 

"Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone."

Martina Navratilova

 

"A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities."

William Arthur Ward

 

"Limitations only go so far"

Robert M. Hensel

 

"I have a Disability yes thats true, but all that really means is I may have to take a slightly different path than you"

Robert M. Hensel

 

phone 630-668-9999

Special Needs Chicago, Inc.  -  phone (630) 668-9999  -  fax (630) 839-6000  -  info@specialneedschicago.org 

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101 Mobility

www.101mobility.com

101 Mobility serves the Chicago Area with quality mobility products including stair lifts, patient lifts, auto lifts, vertical platform lifts, commercial lifts, and ramps.  Immediate installation available in most cases. Ask about long or short term rentals.



A Place for Mom 

www.aplaceformom.com

A Place for Mom was founded 15 years ago to help families navigate the maze of senior housing options. Since then, A Place for Mom has grown to become the largest senior living referral service in the U.S. and Canada. Although our company name focuses on "mom," we help dad too!  As well as uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters - anyone who is faced with finding the best senior living options for their loved ones.



Ability Trip

www.abilitytrip.com

Accessible travel information for disabled travelers: AbilityTrip is a centralized resource for travel information – a travel guide – for the community of disabled travelers and their companions.



Aging Info Radio AM560

www.aginginforadio.com

Each week Sue Zawacki interviews expert guests and explores healthy aging, aging in place, elder care, boomer & senior lifestyles, retirement communities, wealth at retirement and related topics. She is passionate about keeping others moving forward while connecting them to help one another with education and resources.



Alzheimer's Association

www.alz.org/illinois

The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and cure for Alzheimer’s.  Since 1980, the donor-supported, nonprofit has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.  The Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties.



Autism Illinois

www.autismillinois.org

The Autism Society of Illinois (ASI) is a 501©3, “Boots on the Ground” organization and a one of the Top Ten Autism Society of America Chapters. For over 37 years, the Autism Society of Illinois’ mission is to empower individuals, families and the community impacted by autism spectrum disorders.



Bridgeway Christian Village

www.christianhomes.org

Welcome to Bridgeway Christian Village, another quality Christian Homes' community. Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood on 26 acres of beautiful property, this campus houses 13 garden homes and a 127 independent living apartments and 42 assisted living apartment complex known as Bridgeway of Bensenville, as well as a 190-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.



Companion Services of America

www.companionserve.com

At Companion Services of America our mission is to ease the burden and give peace of mind to our families by providing quality personal home care services for your loved ones as well as respite care for family members.



Disabled Online

www.disabledonline.com

The Internet portal for people with disabilities and special needs.



Elderwerks

www.elderwerks.com

Elderwerks is the most knowledgeable senior housing and care referral service in Illinois.  We partner with hundreds of options and only refer seniors to communities and providers based on their needs, wants and requirements.  We also provide CE’s for nurses, social workers and nursing home administrators.  Our 300 page Elderwerks Senior Directory is the most complex in the state and used by senior providers and services.



Extended Home Living Services

www.ehls.com

Since 1991, Extended Home Living Services (EHLS) has helped thousands of people successfully remain in their homes by creating accessible, barrier-free environments.  We specialize in designing and implementing plans that customize homes to accommodate the effects of age, accident or disability.  Our services include: Wheelchair Ramps & Lifts, Stairlifts, Accessible Bathrooms and Home Modifications.



Four Daughters Real Estate

www.mymomshome.com

Four Daughters Real Estate provides residential real estate solutions for seniors and their families, guardianships, corporate trustees and assisted living facilities.  Although our expertise is in providing real estate services, real estate is simply a vehicle for us to assist families with reaching their goals, solving life's challenges, and being able to contribute with what we know best.



Freedom Golf

www.fgagolf.org

FGA is a non-profit, charitable 501 (C) (3) organization that is dedicated to bringing joy and a sense of freedom to the special needs community through their inclusion in the game of golf.



Hands with a Heart

www.handswithaheart.net

The mission of Hands with a Heart Solutions is straightforward: When the tasks of life are overwhelming because of time or emotional constraints, we bring you extra hands. Our compassion gets you through this period of time. We help with all tasks, no matter the size - nothing you ask from us is too big or too small.



H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly)

www.homeseniors.org

H.O.M.E. helps low-income seniors maintain their independence by providing home upkeep and repair, a shopping bus and affordable housing.



Home Care and More

www.homecareandmore.net

Our staff is dedicated to deliver excellent service and commitment to our clients home care needs.  We are customer focused, promoting a sense of security, independence and well-being.



HCS Family Services

www.hcsfamilyservices.org

HCS Family Services is a compassionate not-for-profit organization which has been serving the residents of Southeast DuPage County since 1937.



Iglu Cruise

www.iglucruise.com

Resource guide put together to offer assistance to those traveling on a cruise with a disability or if traveling with someone with special requirements.



Inland Bank

www.inlandbank.com

Reverse mortgage experts helping seniors finance retirement with cash-flow options.  Contact Kandice Jacobs 708-236-5902.



Interim HealthCare

www.interimhealthcare.com

At Interim HealthCare we understand how important it is to have someone you can depend on when you or someone you love wants to stay at home to maintain the highest level of health and independence. Our mission is to improve people’s lives and that is what we do every day.



Just Walkers

www.justwalkers.com

From rollators to wheelchairs Just Walkers is a provider of premium products for all who are looking for the best mobility products for the lowest price. We understand the importance of choosing the perfect walking aid to fit your needs. With this in mind, we offer only the best mobility products, parts, and accessories including information to help in the decision making process.



Leslie Stern Design

www.lesliemsterndesign.com

With a long history of working with seniors and people with special needs, combined with her education in interior design and fine arts, Leslie Markman-Stern offers a holistic approach to creating a safe environment that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.



Les Turner ALS Foundation

www.lesturnerals.org

Help and hope for people with Lou Gehrig’s disease.



Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly

www.littlebrotherschicago.org

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.



mobileWOMEN.org

www.mobilewomen.org

mobileWOMEN.org is the creation of women in wheelchairs who were having difficulty finding answers to their questions about health, fashion, and other topics. Their mission is to bring together current and accurate information on issues of interest to their community.



My Life Home Health Care

www.mylifeathome.com

Our mission is to consistently exceed our patient expectations by providing the most professional, comprehensive, courteous and immediate home health care services available anywhere!



Muscular Dystrophy Association

www.mdausa.org

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.


 

Nash Disability Law

www.nashdisabilitylaw.com

Social Security Disability law is all we do at Nash Disability, and our disability lawyers have helped more people in the Chicago metro area win benefits than any other law firm in Chicago.



National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)

www.napochicago.com

The Chicago Chapter of NAPO provides hands-on help to those who want their lives to be better organized. We have many members who are experienced helping seniors and those with mobility challenges to simplify and declutter their environments, which greatly improves safety and quality of life.



National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners

www.nccdp.org

The Council was formed to promote standards of excellence in dementia and Alzheimer's Disease education to professionals and other caregivers who provide services to dementia clients.



New Horizons Un-Limited

www.new-horizons.org

NHU provides individuals with disabilities and their family / caregivers, information on resources and programs that can improve their lives. Through their comprehensive website, personal information, referrals and guides they assist individuals with disabilities facing unique problems to locate available resources and programs and solve major common problems faced by many, such as housing, employment, live-in aides, financial planning, etc.



Northwest Special Recreation Association

www.nwsra.org

NWSRA provides over 2,000 recreational programs annually for individuals with disabilities of all ages in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.  Programs include athletics, day camps, cultural arts, fitness, trips, special events and more.



Nursing Home Abuse Center

www.nursinghomeabusecenter.com

Nursing Home Abuse Center is an online resource with resources about nursing home abuse and elder abuse for both seniors and their loved ones.



Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

www.cancer.northwestern.edu

World-class doctors and nurses committed to providing state-of-the-art treatment, innovative clinical trial options and compassionate care in the heart of Chicago are just a few reasons to choose the Lurie Cancer Center. The Supportive Oncology Program provides emotional and practical support for patients and their families during all stages of treatment and recovery.


SeniorAdvisor.com

www.senioradvisor.com

At SeniorAdvisor.com, our mission is to equip families like yours with the best information available so you can make confident choices about senior care and services.



Senior Living Experts

www.seniorlivingexperts.com

Our complimentary services are designed to assist you in finding the BEST senior living options for your loved ones in the Chicagoland area.  Toll Free: 877.687.0450.



Senior Resource

www.seniorresource.com

Seniorresource.com serves as a focal point for senior citizens to learn about needed facilities and services.  The website is such that both seniors and their caregivers can easily explore the site and find the needed information.



Services for Adults Staying in their Homes

www.SASIathome.org

SASI supports the efforts of older adults to remain in their home.  We can provide that extra help that makes all the difference for you and your family.  SASI provides home care assistance in Chicago and the North and Northwest Suburbs.



Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois

www.sci-illinois.org

Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing information and support resources for people paralyzed by trauma and medical conditions, family members, and health care and related professionals that serve the SCI community. The office is located in LaGrange, IL, a suburb of Chicago, but the entire state is served.



Strohschein Law Group

www.StrohscheinLawGroup.com

Strohschein Law Group LLC is a boutique law firm focusing on Estate and Long Term Care Planning, including Veteran’s Benefits and Medicaid, Guardianship, Estate and Trust Administration and Probate Litigation. Our multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals help families deal with sensitive family situations with the experience you require and the compassions you will appreciate.



The SandPad

www.thesandpad.com

The SandPad is a revolutionary new ambulatory aid that allows crutch users the ability to use their crutches or canes at beaches without sinking into the sand. Don't let the sand prohibit you from beach mobility again, the SandPad makes beaches accessible again for the handiCAPABLE! 



Wisdom Eldercare

www.wisdomeldercare.com

If your parent, spouse or loved one needs help, make your first call to Wisdom. You'll immediately understand why our unsurpassed knowledge of the needs of older adults makes us the choice for one-to-one care.  630-530-2868.



Z Reverse Mortgage

www.zreversemortgage.com

Z Reverse Mortgage is a free informational resource providing honest guidance to seniors and their families on the reverse mortgage process.

SM

© 2012 Special Needs Chicago, Inc.

published October 30, 2012

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Wheelchair and ambulatory accessible transportation throughout the Chicago metropolitan area that is safe, reliable, courteous and affordable.