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 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: wdsra.com
Northern Will County SRA: nwcsra.org
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/
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. Valley 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 bolingbrookparks.org/about/accessibility/.
In addition, 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- and Inclusion-related Legislation
2021 Legislative Highlights
HB0026 Internet Accessibility
HB0040 Special Ed Maximum Age through end of school year after age 22
HB0053 Investigates racial bias in Artificial Intelligence
HB0120 Allows for modest uniforms in sports
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
HB3922 Establishes Juneteenth as a state holiday