June 19, 2012
Illinois Information and Stats
Even though Illinois ranks at the bottom for services for people with physical/mental challenges, there are still several programs that can benefit people in the area. Approximately 1,516,000 people are diagnosed with a physical/mental challenge in the state. 413,000 are presently not employed.
An organization called the Illinois Assistive Technology Program is centered on such areas such as education and community-living. This organization prides itself on helping people with physical/mental challenges succeed in every area of life.
United Cerebral Palsy Foundation (UCP) helps people with Cerebral Palsy open doors to become more self-reliant. They can help this population gain a stronger voice by providing them with assistive technology. They were formed in 1951.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Illinois is dedicated to spreading awareness about seizure-related conditions. Through research and activism, staff there hopes to find a cure. They also want to insure people with the condition lead regular lives.
Makes Me Ill: http://www.disabled-world.com/news/america/illinois/