Resources

At the Local Level - Illinois Programs and Websites

Regional Transportation Authority Chicago Paratransit Certification

If you have a disability that prevents you from using the fixed route Pace bus or CTA bus or train services, you may be eligible for ADA Paratransit service. 


Illinois Healthcare & Family Services - Persons with Brain Injury Medicaid Waiver Program.

Home and Community Based Services Waiver Program for Persons with Brain Injury (BI).


Illinois Department of Human Services - Department of Rehabilitation Services 

DHS's Division of Rehabilitation Services is the state's lead agency serving individuals with disabilities. DRS works in partnership with people with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education, and independent living opportunities. 


Synapse House Benefits Education & Consultation Services 

Synapse House staff happily work with members and their families to help them make the most of social services available in their area. Benefits Education & Consultation is available for a separate fee and reduced rate for Clubhouse Members.  


Brain Injury Association of Illinois 

The Brain Injury Association of Illinois (BIA of IL) is a not-for-profit, statewide membership organization comprised of people with brain injuries, family members, friends and professionals. 

At the National & International Level

International Brain Injury Clubhouse Alliance (IBICA)  

The Clubhouse day is structured around meaningful work in a work unit. Members choose to complete tasks that directly support the operations of the Clubhouse- from hiring staff, to advocating for brain injury services, to writing a newsletter article or preparing lunch. 


Brain Injury Association of America 

Advances awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.