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Anixter Center - Professional Placement Program

The mission of Anixter Center is to enhance the ability of individuals living with or at risk of disabilities to live, learn, work, and play in the community. Having merged with three nonprofits (CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society, and the National Lekotek Center), Anixter Center is now the 13th largest nonprofit in Chicago.

Each year, at dozens of locations across greater Chicago, Anixter Center provides an array of effective, innovative services to more than 5,000 children and adults. These services include education, employment, life skills, communication, recreation, health care, counseling, and support.

Most of the people who receive services have a significant disability – physical, intellectual, developmental, sensory, psychiatric, or HIV/AIDS-related – and many have more than one disability. Most, about 90 percent, also have low incomes. In addition to providing services, Anixter Center advocates for the rights of people with disabilities to be full and equal members of society. The agency was founded in 1919.

Mission

To enhance the ability of individuals living with or at risk of disabilities to live, learn, work, and play in the community.