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1. State CHIP Program
Illinois KidCare

Illinois Department of Public Aid
201 S. Grand Avenue East
Springfield, IL 62753-0002
(866) 468-7543; (877) 204-1012 (TTY)

2. Early Intervention

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Janet D. Gully, Bureau Chief
Bureau of Early Intervention
Department of Human Services
222 S. College, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 782-1981; (800) 323-4769 (in IL only)
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Kay Henderson, Division Administrator
Division of Early Childhood Education
100 N. First Street, C-428
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
(217) 524-4835
Web & E-mail

3. Education Support

State Department of Education: Special Education
Elizabeth Hanselmen, Acting Assistant Superintendent for Special Education
Illinois State Board of Education
100 N. First Street, N-243
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
(217) 782-4870
Web & E-mail

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Illinois State Board of Education
100 N. 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62777
(217) 782-5053

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Robert F. Kilbury, Ph.D., Director
Division of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Human Services
100 S. Grand Avenue, East
Springfield, IL 62762
(217) 524-7551 (V/TTY); (800) 843-6154 (V/TTY)
Web & E-mail

Coordinator for Transition Services
Susan Walter, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator
Transition Outreach Training for Adult Living
10 Meadowlark Lane
Highland, IL 62249
(618) 651-9028
Web & E-mail

Illinois State Board of Education
Division of Special Education Services
100 N. First Street, M/C N253
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
(217) 782-5589

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Sheila T. Romano, Executive Director
Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities
830 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 782-9696 (V/TTY)

6. Mental Health Agency

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Lorrie Rickman Jones, Ph.D., Director
Division of Mental Health
Department of Human Services
160 N. LaSalle, 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(217) 785-6023; (800) 843-6154 (Hotline)
(800) 447-6404 (TTY)
Web & E-mail

7. Referral Centers

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Tamar Heller, Director
Institute on Disability and Human Development
Department of Disability and Human Development
University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-1647 (V); (312) 413-0453 (TTY)
Web & E-mail

8. Links

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Zena Naiditch, CEO/President
Equip for Equality, Inc.
20 N. Michigan, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 341-0022; (800) 537-2632 (V)
(800) 610-2779 (TTY)
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Charles N. Onufer, M.D., Director
Division of Specialized Care for Children
University of Illinois at Chicago
P.O. Box 19481
2815 W. Washington, Suite 300
Springfield, IL 62794-9481
(217) 793-2340; (800) 322-3722
Web & E-mail


Updated: August, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

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