COVID-19 Update: Access Living Employees Working from Home; Building Closed

COVID-19 Resources for the Disability Community

In light of developments in the outbreak of COVID-19 across the country, Access Living will continue to support our community in a multitude of ways, including creating and maintaining a resource list for the disability community.

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We ignite disability power and pride, provide critical services, and break down systemic barriers to create a stronger, more inclusive society.

We envision a world free from barriers and discrimination – where disability is a respected and natural part of the human experience and people with disabilities are included and valued.

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“My Brother Would Still be Alive Today.” CESSA Bill Would Create Alternative Emergency Response System for Mental/Behavioral Emergencies

Chicago — July 13, 2020 — Access Living, Chicago’s leading service and advocacy center for people with disabilities, hosted a…

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Media Alert: Responding to Mental/Behavioral Emergencies Without Police Saves Lives

During an emergency, the needs of people with mental and behavioral disabilities are too often misunderstood, leading to police killings…

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Town Hall: Emergency Response Alternatives in Illinois

Join Access Living for a Virtual Town Hall at 6 p.m. Monday, July 13 to learn about the Community Emergency Services…

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