Access Living Programs offer these core services:
Information and Referral
Information about any disability–related subject, and referral to other resources when needed
Ongoing direct, nonviolent action in support of disability rights, at the individual, community and national level
Independent Living Skills
Real–life training on practical know–how for living independently, from budgeting to traveling, from personal assistant management to job seeking, and more.
Real problem–solving skills and support for all kinds of issues, with other people with disabilities who understand exactly what it's like.
Access Living's goals underscore our commitment to ensure that people with disabilities are able to equally and fully take part in all aspects of community life. Everything we do is intended to:
Strengthen our mandated core services: information & referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, and advocacy
Focus on leadership development for people with disabilities
Increase our influence in the political arena in a non–partisan way
Become more effective and innovative as a resource and advocate to move people with disabilities toward economic empowerment and independence
Enhance our organizational capacity and commitment to reaching underserved populations
Take the lead to assure full compliance with provisions of the U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead decision throughout Illinois