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State Resources - Illinois

The resources listed below provide information and referral or direct services to deaf and hard of hearing children in our state.  They will be able to answer your questions about deafness and related information, or refer you to the most appropriate organizations and services in your area.  This is not a comprehensive list, but rather a starting point to help you identify the different types of services available statewide.  The State Office of Special Education provides information about local elementary and secondary programs for deaf and hard of hearing students.

STATE SCHOOL
Illinois School for the Deaf
125 South Webster Avenue
Jacksonville, FL  62650
TTY/V:  217-479-4200
FAX:  217-479-4209
Web site:  http://morgan.k12.il.us/isd/

DEAF-BLIND SERVICES
Helen Keller National Center, Region 5
485 Avenue of the Cities, Suite #5
East Moline, IL  61244-4040
V/TTY/VP:  309-755-0018
FAX:  309-755-0025
Web site:  http://www.HKNC.org

STATE OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL  62777
TTY:  217-782-1900
V:  217-782-4321
FAX:  217-782-0372
Web site:  http://www.isbe.net/spec-ed/

STATE OFFICE ON DEAFNESS
Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission

1630 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL  62703
TTY/V:  217-557-4495
TTY/V:  1-877-455-3323
FAX:  217-557-4492
Web:  http://www.idhhc.state.il.us/

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Illinois Department of Human Services

Office of Rehabilitation Services
100 South Grand Avenue East, PO Box 19429
Springfield, IL  62762
TTY:  1-800-447-6404
V:  1-800-843-6154
Web site:  http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29737

RESOURCE AND SERVICE CENTERS ON DEAFNESS
Chicago Hearing Society
2001 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL  60614
TTY:  773-248-9174
V:  773-248-9121
FAX:  773-248-9176
Web site:  http://www.chicagohearingsociety.org

Gallaudet University Regional Center - Midwest Region
Sheri Cook, Director
John A. Logan College
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, IL  62918
V/VP  618-565-0054
E-mail:  mailto:Sheri.cook@jalc.edu
Web site:  http://www.jalc.edu/gurc

POST-SECONDARY PROGRAMS
Northern Illinois University
Center for Access-Ability Resources
University Health Services, Fourth Floor
DeKalb, IL  60115
V:  815-753-1303
FAX:  815-753-9570
Web site:  http://niu.edu/disability/   

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