Events Calendar

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Registration for the 2019 “Lead On!” Gala

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Join us on Monday, June 10 for Access Living's annual “Lead On!” Award Gala in the Aon Grand Ballroom of Chicago's iconic Navy Pier.

Welcome to the Chicago Mayoral Candidates Disability Forum!

As the race for Chicago’s Mayor ramps up, Chicago-based Access Living, will host a forum for candidates. The event will feature questions submitted by voters focused on the candidates’ experience with disability rights, laws and access enforcement; plans for the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities; increasing access to healthcare, transportation and education, and creating a welcoming and accessible city.
2018 Sip & Savor

2018 Sip & Savor Fall Fundraiser

Join us for red wine tasting and some sweet and savory fall treats as we celebrate Access Living’s youth employment program. All proceeds go towards operating support for Access Living’s programs and services.

Access Chicago from the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Chicago’s premier exposition of products and services for people with disabilities

Become Job Ready and Gain Advocacy Skills in Just 10 Weeks

Free Trainings at Progress Center for Independent Living

Job Readiness Trainings and Legislative Advocacy Trainings at Progress Center

Personal Assistant Training

Once a month at Access Living

Information about Access Living Personal Assistant Referral Training.

Disabled Americans Want Work Now (DAWWN)

4th Thursday of each month from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

At this time, DAWWN is not meeting. For employment related work at Access Living, contact the office about the Job Empowerment Club.
DAWWN fights for employment rights related to vocational rehabilitation and other employment programs.

Stepping Stones

A peer support group for people with disabilities who have just moved out of institutions and into their own homes through the Access Living Community Reintegration program.

Cross Disability Support Group

The Cross Disability Support group at Access Living provides a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding and self-discovery. Through peer support, people with disabilities can find a safe place to get together to share their concerns and solve problems about everyday issues that affect their lives.

The Disability Rights Action Coalition for Housing, (DRACH)


A monthly meeting of housing advocates who work to enforce and implement the housing rights of people with disabilities.
The group meets the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month.

Task Force on Attendant Services

Task Force on Attendant Services (TFAS, pronounced “tough ass”) : People with disabilities and personal attendants mobilize together for the right to home and community based services.