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.
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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-Services
In addition, illinoisable.com is an organization whose goal is to help people "build financial wellness without risking much-needed federal government benefits."
Early Intervention Programs
DuPage County's office website: www.dayonepact.org/
Will County's office website: www.svcincofil.org/?page_id=543
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/
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
Sampling of recently passed diversity- and inclusion-related legislation
HB0026 Internet Accessibility
HB0040 Special Ed Maximum Age through end of school year after age 22
HB0053 Investigates racial bias in Artificial Intelligence
HB0121 Prohibits work discrimination based on work authorization status
HB0132 Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act
HB0376 Asian American History
HB1063 Criminal Law - Changes in IL Sexually Transmissible Disease Control Act
HB1838 Prohibits discrimination based on association with someone with a disability
HB2790 Public Defender for immigration
HB2908 Elected Chicago School Board
HB2914 DCFS Racial Disparities Report
HB3803 Fair Patient Collection Action