Disability Organizations

Alzheimer's Association

Extensive information on Alzheimer's and Dementia


Alzheimer's Support Group

Hope Prebysterian Church (by mall)
2211 Wabash
2nd Thursday of month at 6:00 pm

Alzheimer's - 24 hour helpline for advice or whatever 1-800-727-3900


America Diabetes Association

2501 Chatham Road, Suite 210
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 217 875-9011
email: adagreateril@diabetes.org


America Parkinson Disease Association




Atlas of limb prosthetics: surgical, prosthetic, and rehabilitation principles


Arthritis Foundation

Access to resources for people with arthritis and access to care.


Bipolar Support Alliance of Central Illinois

Weekly support group open to people interested in, or affected by depression or bipolar disorder. Call (217) 414-7368 or e-mail dbsacentralillinois@gmail.com for more information. Read some frequently asked questions about DBSA.

Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
First Christian Church, 700 S. 6th. Street, Springfield (downstairs Fellowship Hall)


Bipolar Support Groups



Brain Injury Association of Illinois

General information and list of support groups in Illinois
email: info@biail.org

Brain injury Support Groups in Springfield IL

Stroke/Brain Injury Group meets at Memorial Medical Center, Conference Room
Heads Up Group meets at Springfield Center for Independent Living (SCIL)
For more information on both support groups click here


Child and Family Connections

Provides education, awareness, and support for children with developmental delays.
2833 S. Grand Ave. East
Springfield, IL  62703
217 535-3100



CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity  Disorder)

Provides information for individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their families. Membership and advocacy organization offering support and education for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.
800  233-4050


COPD Foundation (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Foundation)



CCDI (Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois)

Founded in 1985, CCDI grew out of the need for a statewide cross-disability rights organization that advocated for the rights of people with disabilities. For over twenty years CCDI has worked to improve the lives of people with disabilities, and teach the skills needed to affect change through grassroots advocacy efforts.
800 433-8848

Department of Human Services-Springfield Office of Rehabilitation Services

Assists with job placement, physical restoration, vocational training. in home care programs
1125 N. Walnut
Springfield, IL  62702
217 782-4830



Diabetes Support Group and other diabetes events

Memorial Support group is for anybody with diabetes or prediabetes, a family history of diabetes and/or their support persons. For more information:


Down Syndrome Support

For support see the following web sites:


Equip for Equality

Advocates for persons with disabilities, provides information and referral on legal issues.
235 S. 5th Street
Springfield, IL
217 544-0464



IATP (Illinois Assistive Technology Program)

Not-for-profit agency that promotes the availability of assistive technology services and programs for people with disabilities. IATP serves all people with disabilities in the state of Illinois, their families, service providers, state agencies, private industry, educators, and other interested individuals, regardless of age or income. Offers low cost loans, evaluations, education, and on-site demonstration center.
One W. Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL  62701
800 852-5110 v/tty



Illinois Mental Health Collarborative
Click here for more information

Local Alzheimer's Association Affiliate:

The Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties in Illinois with offices in Bloomington, Carbondale, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford and Springfield. Offers Support Groups, Conferences and Consumers Education Program.
2309 W. White Oaks Drive, Suite E
Springfield, IL 62704
217 726-5184

HELPLINE:  800 272-3900


NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Advocacy, education and support for individuals and families affected by mental illness.
800 346-4572


National Foundation for Celiac Foundation

Information about celiac disease, symptoms list, diagnosis, treatment, related disease and more.


National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Nonprofit organization serving patients with Multiple Sclerosis in US by supporting scientific research and promoting education.


Nursing Home Abuse



PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

PTSD develops after a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm. The person who develops PTSD may have been the one who was harmed, the harm may have happened to a loved one, or the person may have witnessed a harmful event that happened to loved ones or strangers.


Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Organization

RA is a chronic inflammatory disorder that typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. Currently there are about 1.5 million Americans diagnosed with RA. RA is a systematic disease, which means in severe cases it can affect your major organs such as the heart and lungs, raising the risk of heart attack by up to 60%. By increasing awareness and including this resource on your page, millions of Americans will have the best opportunity to understand their prognosis, and improve their quality of life!
For more information on Rheumatoid Arthritis check out:

Springfield Illinois: American Diabetes Association

Support and education


Springfield Parents for Students with a Disability
To see flyer click here


Springfield SPARC

Provides advocacy and services to individuals with developmental disabilities.  Sparc programs include 24-Hour Residential Support, Developmental Training, Supported Living, Respite, Supported Employment, Family Support and the Epilepsy Resource Center.
232 Bruns Lane
Springfield, IL  62702
217 793-2100


UCP Land of Lincoln (United Cerebral Palsy of Land of Lincoln)

United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln is a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing quality services, programs and advocacy to individuals with all types of disabilities. UCP is an affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy Associations and has been accredited from the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Services include therapies, job training and placement, assistive technology, summer camps, residential support, day services, respite, case management, and advocacy.
217 525-6522

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