Assistive Technology Evaluation Resources in Illinois

AdaptAbility
9355 Dielman Industry Drive
St. Louis, MO 63132
314-432-1101
AdaptAbility's tech staff includes rehab technologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists who provide assessments, recommendations and adaptations.

Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
711 S. Vienna Street
Ruston, LA 71270
318-257-5055
800-290-2344
318-255-4175 fax
The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists is a membership organization of rehabilitation professionals working in the field of driver education / driver training. They have a searchable membership directory for Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists.

Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood
Western Illinois University

27 Horrabin Hall
Macomb, IL 61455
309-298-1014
The Center for Best Practice in Early Childhood is part of Western Illinois University's Department of Special Education. They provide training to local school district teams in computer access and environmental controls for young children.

Centers for Independent Living
(located throughout Illinois)
CIL's can provide information, referral and some assistive technology services. Call IATP (800-852-5110v/tty) for the center nearest you.

Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind
1850 W Roosevelt
Chicago, IL 60608
312-666-1331
The Chicago Lighthouse specializes in technology for individuals who are blind. A technology resource lab demonstrates a variety of adaptive computer equipment.

Disability Research Network
426 W Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62702
800-447-4221
Housed at the Springfield Center for Independent Living, the Disability Research Network links to databases of assistive technology and disability information.

Donka, Inc.
400 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
708-665-8169
Donka, Inc. is a not for profit computer training program for persons with physical disabilities and visual impairments donkainc@aol.com.

Illinois Easter Seal Society and Agrability Unlimited
2715 S Fourth
Springfield, IL 62705
217-525-0398
Various Easter Seals chapters around the State provide information on accessibility issues. The Agrability program focuses on assistive technology information and services related to farming.

Illinois Assistive Technology Program
One West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 100
Springfield, IL 62701
217-522-7985 v
217-522-9966 tty
800-852-5110 v/tty (Illinois only)
IATP provides information and assistance on technology for people with disabilities as well as device demonstration and training to service providers. Our Assistive Technology Specialists offer home, school and workplace AT evaluations on a referral/fee for service basis.

Impact
2735 E Broadway
Alton, IL 62002
618-462-1411
Impact provides information/advocacy about technology for people w/disabilities and related services. They also market some of the devices most requested to improve access for all.

Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
6501 N Sheridan
Peoria, IL 61614
309-671-2905
IPMR can provide a variety of assistive technology services.

Northeastern Illinois Assistive Technology Consortium
Laremont School

18180 Gages Lake Road
Gages Lake, IL 60030
847-548-2577
Offers augmentative communication evaluations, computer access and other educationally related assistive technology for 0-21 in Lake County, Waukegan District 60 and North Suburban Special Education District. Has a demonstration and loan center.

Northern Illinois Center for Adaptive Tech.
3615 Louisiana Road
Rockford, IL 61108
815-229-2163
NICAT specializes in computer accessibility and environmental controls. It offers a demonstration center as well as assessment and recommendation services.

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Technology Center, Room 1543
345 E Superior
Chicago, IL 60611
312-238-2998
312-238-6040 fax
RIC offers rehabilitation engineering services, wheelchair & seating assessments. The Institute specializes in augmentative communication and environmental control.

Rehabilitation Engineering Program
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1207 S Oak
Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-4613
UIUC's Rehabilitation Engineering Training Program provides assessment, design, and fabrication services. Services may be free of charge if performed as a student project.

St. James Medical Center
Assistive Technology Center @ Adventurecare

608 N. Ladd
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-3763
Serves people of all ages in central Illinois. Evaluations: computer access, augmentative communication, environmental controls, seating and mobility, activities of daily living, learning accommodations, job accommodations.

Six Degrees of Freedom
20 Danada Square West - Suite 255
Wheaton IL 60187
(630) 752-9670
(866) 451-6363
(630) 752-9672 FAX
www.6degreesoffreedom.com
Carmen P. DiGiovine, PhD., ATP, RET
Six Degrees of Freedom provides clinical rehabilitation engineering and assistive technology services to individuals with disabilities in educational, residential, workplace, outpatient clinic, and community settings, including evaluation, implementation, and follow-up services. Areas of service include commercial, custom, and hybrid applications of assistive technology such as seating and wheeled mobility, augmentative and alternative communication, computer access, wheelchair transportation, and accessibility & universal design.

Southwest Cooperative
6020 W 151st St.
Oak Forest, IL 60452
708-687-0900
The Cooperative focuses on children in their school district, but can assist with neighboring districts. Offers evaluations for computer access, augmentative communication, school site and environment. Offers some fabrications and modifications.

TAAD Center
1950 W Roosevelt
Chicago, IL 60611
312-421-3373
The TAAD Center offers demonstrations and hands-on access to a wide range of adapted computer equipment.

UIC Assistive Technology Unit
University of Illinois at Chicago

1640 W Roosevelt
Chicago, IL 60608
312-413-1555
The UIC UAP ATU offers a variety of technology services. Specialties include home accessibility, worksite, communication, computers, wheelchairs and controls.

United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois
122 S Fourth
Springfield, IL 62701
217-528-9681
Chapters of United Cerebral Palsy around the State can provide information and referral for a variety of assistive technology services.

Will-Grundy Access Technologies
2415A W. Jefferson St
Joliet, Illinois 60435
Area served: Will County
815-729-0162 v
815-729-2085 tty
815-729-3697 fax
wgaccesstech@ameritech.net


Information Updated March 2010
Please send updates and corrections to iatp@iltech.org