Ryan Chlada, Executive Director
5410 West 34th Street
Cicero, IL 60804
(p) 708-656-3600 x 554
The Office for People with Disabilities was created with the purpose of providing support, information, advocacy and other services to disable persons. Cicero Town President Larry Dominick has made accommodating the special needs and concerns of Cicero’s disabled community an administration priority, providing necessary funding and town personnel to properly administer the town’s programs designed for the disabled.
In addition to delivering an extensive array of services for the disabled, the Office for People with Disabilities also promotes free educational workshops for the general public on topics such as: autism, ADHD, Equip for Equality, diabetes, depression and accessing Social Security benefits and/or benefits from the Illinois Department of Public Aid. Presentations are done by doctors and people who specialize in each field.
The goals of the Office for People with Disabilities are to:
- Host informative and education workshops;
- Keep the disabled community current with the laws and their legal rights;
- Improve their living conditions and quality of life through town programs.
The Office for people with Disabilities offers the following services:
- Medical transportation assistance;
- Personal homecare assistance;
- Handicapped Parking Applications;
- Medical ID Bracelet Applications;
- Social Security Benefits Assistance;
- Medical equipment program;
- College Transition program;
- Referrals for various agencies;
- Weekly program for children and adults with disabilities;
- Special events, such as the Health Fair and Disability Awareness Month;
- Outreach programs organized by the Director working to network with other agencies in the state to help the Disabled Community further their goals and independence.
For more information, please contact us at 708-656-3600 x 537.