Transitioning out of High School

Congratulations, you are almost done! Transitioning out of high school is an important step in your life and it is important you prepare yourself for this change. Please visit the counseling department's section of the Lake View website for more information on schools and Choices Planner.  We will post Transition Fairs as we get them.  The following organizations will help you take the final steps here at Lake View High School. We try to keep this list current, so if you encounter an error or know of another organization, please keep us updated.

TRANSITION FAIRS

COMMUNITY AGENCIES

Access Living
310 S. Peoria, Suite 201
Chicago, IL 60607
312-253-7000
www.accessliving.org

Ada McKinely Community Services
725 S. Wells, Suite 1A
Chicago, IL 60607
312-554-0600
http://www.adasmckinley.org/   

Advocates United
1740 W. McDonough St.
Joliet, IL 60436
815-741-0800
http://www.advocatesunited.com/index.htm

ASK (Answers for Special Kids)
1029 Hinman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
847-733-1739
www.answersforspecialkids.org

Anixter Center
2032 N. Clybourn
Chicago, IL 60614
773-929-8200
http://www.anixter.org/

American Foundation for the Blind
401 N. Michigan Ave., # 308
Chicago, IL 60611
(312)396-4420
www.afb.org

American Council of the Blind
(800)424-8666
www.acb.org

About Face USA - Chicago
P.O. Box 969
Batavia, IL 60510
888-486-1209
Aboutfaceusa.org

Alliance for Technology Access
2175 E. Francisco Boulevard, Suite L
San Rafael, CA 94901
800-455-7970
www.ataccess.org

American Brain Tumor Association
2720 River Rd., Ste. 146
Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-827-9910
800-886-2282
www.abta.org

American Printing House for the Blind
http://www.aph.org/

Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired
http://www.aerbvi.org

American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
301-652-2682
www.aota.org

American Physical Therapy Association
111 N. Fairfax St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
800-999-2782
www.apta.org

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
800-498-2071
www.asha.org

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
8730 Georgia Ave. Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
240-485-1001
www.adaa.org

Audio Books For Free
www.AudioBooksForFree.com

ADAPPT
Attention Disorders Association of Parents & Professionals Together
Oak Forest, Il 60452
708-361-3387
www.adappt.org  

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-337-5220
www.agbell.org

Austin Special
5414 W. Diversey
Chicago, IL 60639
773-282-4744

Avenues to Independence
1841 Busse Highway
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-299-9720
http://www.avenuestoindependence.org/

Bridges….. School to Work
(Marriott Foundation)
901 W. Jackson, Suite 204
Chicago, IL 60601
312-432-6240
http://marriottfoundation.org/foundation/default.mi

Brain Injury Association of IIL
1127 Mannheim #213
Westchester, IL 60154
708-344-4646
800-699-6443
www.biausa.org

Blind Service Association
22 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
312-236-0808

Chicago North LDA Chapter
3701 N. Ravenswood, Ste. 252
Chicago, IL 60613
773-296-9824
http://www.ldaamerica.org/

CARC-Westtown Training Center
8 S. Michigan – 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
312-346-6230

CARC
1801 N. Spaulding Ave
Chicago, Il 60647
773-276-0444

Clearbrook Center for the Handicapped
2880 Central RD
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
847-870-7711

CHOICES for Parents
P.O. Box 806045
Chicago, IL 60680-4121
312-523-6400
http://www.choicesforparents.org/

Council for Exceptional Children
http://www.cec.sped.org

Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Il
300 E. Monroe, STE. 100
Springfield, IL 62701
800-433-8848
217-522-7016
www.ccdionline.org

Council for Disability Rights
205W. Randolph, Ste. 1645
Chicago, IL 60606
312-444-9484
www.disabilityrights.org

Compassionate Friends
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
630-990-0010
877-969-0010
www.compassionatefriends.org

DBSA – Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
730 N. Franklin St. Ste. 501
Chicago, IL 60610
312-642-0049
800-826-3632
www.dbsalliance.org

Designs for Change
29 E. Madison, Ste. 950
Chicago, IL 60602
312-236-7252
www.designsforchange.org

Everyone is Welcome, Inc
3 S. 2nd St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
630-584-0970
http://www.eiwelcome.com/

Equal Access to Software and Information
http://www.rit.edu/~easi/

Family Resource Center
20 E. Jackson Boulevard, 3rd Fl.
Chicago, IL 60604
312-939-3513
www.frcd.org

Family Matters
2502 S. Veterans’ Dr.
Effingham, IL 62401
217-347-0880
866-436-7842
www.fmptic.org

Family Voices of Illinois
8331 Kimball Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076-2926
773-274-8683
888-950-8683
http://www.familyvoices.org/states.php?state=IL

Family Support Group
Community Mental Health Council
8704 S. Constance Ave.
Chicago, Il 60617
773-734-4033 X111
www.thecouncil-online.org

Goodwill Industries
1001 W. Van Buren, 5th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60607
312-491-2900
http://www.goodwill.org/page/guest/about

Habilitative Systems, Inc.
451 S. Kilpatrick Street
Chicago, IL 60644
773-261-2252
http://www.habilitative.org/

HEATH Resource Center – National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities
800-544-3284
www.heath.gwu.edu

HANDS
2501 W. 103rd St
Chicago, IL 60655
773-239-6662

Human Resources Developmental Institute
222 S. Jefferson
Chicago, IL 660661
312-441-9009
http://www.hrdi.org

 

I AM CARES
3333 W. Arthington, Suite 139
Chicago, IL 60624
773-265-3300

Illinois Dyslexia Association
751 Roosevelt Rd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-469-6900
www.interdvs.org

Illinois Parents of the Visually Impaired
C/O Lighthouse for the Blind
1850 Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
312-666-1331
www.thechicagolighthouse.org

Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness
407 S. Dearborn, #1000
Chicago, IL 60605-1117
312-922-8710
http://eyehealthillinois.net/

Illinois Family Support Network
5739 W. Martindale Lane
Peoria, IL 61615
309-693-8981
www.familysupportnetwork.org

Illinois Federation of Families
1616 Main St., Ste. 101
Marion, IL 62959
800-871-8400
www.iffcmh.net

Illinois – TASH
2745 E. Broadway, #101
Alton, IL 62002
847-465-575 X5049
www.tash.org/chapters/illinois/index.htm

Institute for Family Development
P.O. Box 1145
Orland Park, IL 60462
708-361-4878
www.institute_for_development.com

Jewish Vocational Services
2020 W. Devon
Chicago, IL 60659
773-761-9000
http://www.jvschicago.org/

Job Accommodation Network
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6080
Morgantown, WV 26506-6080
800-526-723
www.jan.wvu.edu

Learning Disabilities Association of IL
10101 S. Roberts Road #205
Palos Hills, IL 60465-1556
708-430-7LDA
www.ldanatl.org

Oak/Leyden Developmental Services, Inc.
411 W. Chicago Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
708-524-1050
http://www.communityresources.net

Misericordia
6300 N. Ridge
Chicago, IL 60660
773-973-6300
http://www.misericordia.org/

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
1788 2nd St.., Ste. 200
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-432-2332
www.add.org

National Center for Latinos with Disabilities, Inc
1921 S. Blue Island
Chicago IL 60608
http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013
800-695-0285
http://www.nichcy.org/

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) - Chicago
1536 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
312-563-0467
www.namigc.org

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition
www.ncset.org

National Council on Independent Living
1916 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 209
Arlington, VA 22201
703-525-3406
www.ncil.org

NAMI Illinois
218 W. Lawrence
Springfield, IL 62704
800-346-4572
http://illinois.nami.org

National Association of the Deaf
http://www.nad.org/

National Federation of the Blind
http://www.nfb.org/

National Library Service for the Blind and physically Handicapped
http://www.loc.gov/nls/

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
23000 Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL 60614
773-880-2035
www.ocfchicago.org

Open Doors Organization
2551 N. Clark St.
Suite 301
Chicago, IL 60614
773-388-8839
www.opendoorsnfp.org

Parents of At Risk Kids
5939 Janes Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60516
630-964-0487

Pathways Awareness Foundation
http://www.pathwaysawareness.org/

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
http://www.ric.org/

Self Help for the Hard of Hearing
P.O. Box 10023
Chicago, IL 60610-00023
312-248-7154
http://www.shhh.org/

Sertoma Centre, Inc
4343 W. 123rd St.
Alsip, IL 60627
708-371-9700
http://www.sertomacentre.org/

Shore Training Center
8035 N. Austin
Morton Grove, IL 60053
847-581-0200
http://www.shoreinc.org/training.htm

St. Mary of Providence
4200 N. Austin
Chicago, IL 60634
773-725-2062
http://www.cmswr.org

Step Out USA, Inc.
www.stepoutusa.org

Spectrum Vocational Services: A Division of Little Friends, Inc.
2302 Wisconsin Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-852-7520
http://www.littlefriendsinc.org/spectrum.asp

South Chicago parents & Friends of Retarded Children
10241 S. Commercial Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617
773-734-2222

Thresholds Weekly Family Support Group
4219 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
773-472-9802

Technical Alliance for Parent Center
c/o PACER Center

8161 Normandale Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55437-1044
800-537-2237
952-838-2237
http://www.pacer.org/

Toughlove – Midwest Region
6111 Springside
Downers Grove, IL 60516
800-926-KIDS

The ARC of Illinois
18207 A Dixie HWY
Homewood, IL 60430
708-206-1930
http://www.thearcofil.org/

The ARC Support & Outreach Services
3354 N. Paulina, Ste. 205
Chicago, IL 60657
773-871-0016

Victor C. Neumann Association
2354 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
773-769-4313
http://www.neumannassociation.org/

Voice
P.O. Box 834
Mokena, IL 60448
815-469-4929
800-469-2844

West Side Mentally Retarded Children’s Aid/Austin Special
5414 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639
773-282-4744
http://wsmrca.org/

YIELDD
Youth Information, Education and Leadership for Developmental Disabilities

312-253-7000 x196
West Town Center
1279 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60622
773-394-2165
www.chasisystems.org