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Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Illinois and our local city, township, and county municipalities provide a number of resources for a wide variety of people. Please contact the below organizations directly for more details on their services, and feel free to contact us if you we can help you navigate any of these resources.

 

If you know of any other resources we should add, please let us know us know by contacting us at info@RepYangRohr.com.

NaperPride

NaperPride is a group that focuses on the LGBTQ+ community in Naperville and hosts events and discussions. Learn more about them at their website: www.naperpride.org

Naperville Neighbors Unite

The NNU is a group that aims to build an inclusive community and runs events foster that sense of community. Take a look at their Facebook page here:

www.facebook.com/NapervilleNeighborsUnited/?ref=page_internal

Early Intervention Programs

The Illinois Early Intervention Program is for families who believe their child under 3 may have a delay in development. For more information, visit their website or this guide for parents

DuPage County's office website: www.dayonepact.org

Will County's office website: www.svcincofil.org/?page_id=543

Special Recreation Associations

Special Recreation Associations provide inclusion services in addition to recreation programs for people of all ages with disabilities. 

Western DuPage SRA: www.wdsra.com

Northern Will County SRA: www.nwcsra.org

Caring Hands

Naperville's Caring Hands program is to give Naperville residents the option of providing information about their or  their loved ones' disabilities to first responders. This helps first responders to be able to better assist them during emergency, or non-emergency, situations. Visit their website here to learn more: www.naperville.il.us/services/naperville-police-department/programs-and-services/caring-hands

Disabilities Resources

The City of Naperville has a page on their website (www.naperville.il.us/services/accessibility-resources) that has a wide variety of resources available to those with disabilities, many of which are not limited to Naperville residents.

Warrenville also has a page with resources for their residents, visit it here at www.warrenville.il.us/413/Senior-Disabled-ServicesValley View School District has a variety of resources (www.vvsd.org/domain/470). Bolingbrook Park District has inclusion services and a list of inclusive playgrounds which can be found at www.bolingbrookparks.org/about/accessibility.
 

In addition, www.illinoisable.com is an organization whose goal is to help people "build financial wellness without risking much-needed federal government benefits."

Developmental Disabilities Services Rate Study

This study was done by Guidehouse and was presented in 2020. In this report, Guidehouse recommends new rate methodologies for a variety of services that are offered to people with developmental disabilities in Illinois. To read the report, visit this link.

Diversity & Inclusion Legislative Highlights

Legislation from 41st District

2023

  • HB3931 Illinois State Police database for those with disabilities

2021-2022

  • HB2616 Procurement CD exemption for assistive technologies

  • HB3208 Income Tax ABLE contributions

  • HR0244 Correctional Reform Week

Legislation Passed Into Law

To view the legislative highlights of a specific year, please click on the associated year below.

  • HB0042 Autism Awareness License Plate Decals

  • HB1286 Allows for multiple-occupancy restrooms to be all-gender restrooms

  • HB1591 Repeals regulations on marriage to protect same-sex marriage 

  • HB3224 Includes parents in special education transition plan information 

  • HB3680 School IEP accommodation emergency plans

  • HB3690 Training for teachers, administrators, and school support personnel

  • HB3768 Adds North African and Middle Eastern to racial classifications

  • HJR0020 Affirm Equal Rights Amendment

  • HR0279 AAPI Heritage Month

  • SB0099 Higher education disability verification process

  • SB1463 No court fees for minors

  • SB1623 Underground Railroad Task Force

  • SB2247 Any entity may contribute to an ABLE Account

  • SB0250 Budget - Approximately $240 million increase to better serve Illinoisans with developmental disabilities including:

    • $2.50/hr Direct Support Professional wage rate increase

    • $12.5 million in re-appropriated one-time funds for staff recruitment

    • $26 million for PUNS services

    • $27.6 million in rate adjustments for home-based services

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