PARTNER PROGRAMS

200 organizations planned programs such as educational series, sporting events, arts performances, training courses and hackathons, among others in 2015. Many of these programs will continue to be offered, and expanded in 2016. While information will not be updated here, check partners’ individual websites for more information.

Types of Partner Programs:

BUILD AWARENESS: Plan a performance, a panel discussion, a public art project, an exhibit or other public-facing events (or a series) that celebrates the ADA’s progress and highlights opportunities to fulfill the promise of the ADA.

MAKE A COMMITMENT TO CHANGE THE GAME: Initiate a program, policy or action that will have lasting impact in realizing the ADA’s promise of inclusion, equality, independent living and full participation for people with disabilities.

We encourage game-changing commitments focusing on employment, education, community inclusion and technology.

ALPHABETICAL SEARCH

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

PARTNER DIRECTORY

3ARTS

AARP ILLINOIS

ABILITYLINKS

ACCESS ABILITY – JPMORGAN CHASE DISABILITY AND CAREGIVER BUSINESS RESOURCE GROUP

ACCESS LIVING OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO

ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION ALLIANCE

ADA 25 CHICAGO

ADA 25 FOR 25 CULTURAL ACCESS PROJECT

ADA LEGACY TOUR

ADOPT (ASIANS WITH DISABILITIES OUTREACH PROJECT THINK-TANK)

AFTER SCHOOL MATTERS

AIA CHICAGO

AIDS FOUNDATION OF CHICAGO (AFC)

AMERICAN BLUES THEATER

AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION: DISABILITY SECTION

ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO

ARTS ALLIANCE ILLINOIS

ASPIRE

AUDUBON CHICAGO REGION

BACKBONES

BAXALTA US INC.

BIG SHOULDERS FUND

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF ILLINOIS (BCBSIL)

BLUE1647

BODIES OF WORK (HOUSED IN IDHD)

BROOKFIELD ZOO

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (COSD)

CDW

CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT FUTURES

CENTER ON HALSTED

CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION

CHICAGO BAR FOUNDATION

CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN

CHICAGO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

CHICAGO CHILDREN’S THEATRE

CHICAGO COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS

CHICAGO CULTURAL ACCESSIBILITY CONSORTIUM

CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION (CDA)

CHICAGO DESIGN MUSEUM

CHICAGO HEARING SOCIETY (DIVISION OF ANIXTER CENTER)

CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM

CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL

CHICAGO JOBS COUNCIL

CHICAGO LIGHTHOUSE

CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AGENCY FOR PLANNING (CMAP)

CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT

CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER

CHICAGO SISTER CITIES INTERNATIONAL

CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY

CHICAGO UNITED

CHICAGO WILDERNESS

CHICAGOLAND BUSINESS LEADERSHIP NETWORK

CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CHICAGOLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION

CHINESE AMERICAN SERVICE LEAGUE

CITY CLUB OF CHICAGO

CITY COLLEGES OF CHICAGO

CITY OF CHICAGO

CITY OF CHICAGO, DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

CITY OF CHICAGO, FLEET AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT

CITY OF CHICAGO, MAYOR’S OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (MOPD)

CITY OF CHICAGO, OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY

COMMUNITY MEDIA WORKSHOP

COUNCIL FOR ADULT & EXPERIMENTAL LEARNING

DARE2TRI

DISABILITY PRIDE PARADE

DISABILITY VISIBILITY PROJECT (IN COLLABORATION WITH STORYCORPS)

DONORS FORUM

ECONOMIC CLUB OF CHICAGO

ENVISION UNLIMITED

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF GREATER CHICAGO

EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS

EQUIP FOR EQUALITY

EVANSTON ART CENTER

EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS CONSULTANT

FIELD MUSEUM

FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY

FOUNDATION FOR PM&R

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TRUST

FREEDOM GOLF ASSOCIATION

Gail Borden Public Library District

GERBER/HART LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES

GLESSNER HOUSE MUSEUM

GOLDEN APPLE FOUNDATION

GOODMAN THEATRE

GRANT PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

GRANT THORNTON LLP

GREAT LAKES ADA CENTER (A PROGRAM OF IDHD)

GREAT LAKES ADAPTIVE SPORTS ASSOCIATION

HARRIS THEATER FOR MUSIC AND DANCE

HEALTH & DISABILITY ADVOCATES

HOWARD BROWN HEALTH CENTER

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO

Hyde Park Arts Center

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ILLINOIS APSE (ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE SUPPORTING EMPLOYMENT FIRST)

ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL AGENCY

ILLINOIS COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

ILLINOIS ERC

ILLINOIS HUMANITIES

ILLINOIS TALKING BOOK OUTREACH CENTER

ILLINOIS TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION (ITF)

ILLUMINATING ENGINEERING SOCIETY – CHICAGO

INCLUSION SOLUTIONS

INSTITUTE ON DISABILITY AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (IDHD) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

ITASCA COMMUNITY LIBRARY

ITKAN

JACKALOPE THEATRE

JASCULCA TERMAN STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

JAZZ INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

JJ’S LIST

JOBS FOR DYSLEXICS

KARTEMQUIN FILMS

KENNEDY FORUM ILLINOIS

KOHL CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

LAKE COUNTY CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING (LCCIL)

LANDMARKS ILLINOIS

LCM ARCHITECTS

LEADERSHIP GREATER CHICAGO

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

LEAGUE OF CHICAGO THEATRES

LEWIS UNIVERSITY

LIFELINE THEATRE

LINCOLN PARK ZOO

LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE COMPANY

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO MUSEUM OF ART

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO’S DEPARTMENT OF DANCE

LYRIC OPERA

MANPOWERGROUP

MARIANJOY REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY

MERCYWORLDWIDE

MERIT SCHOOL OF MUSIC

METROPOLITAN MAYORS CAUCUS

METROPOLITAN PLANNING COUNCIL

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

MILLENNIUM PARK FOUNDATION

MISSION + STRATEGY CONSULTING

MOMENTA PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY – THE ACADEMY OF MOVEMENT & MUSIC

MORTON ARBORETUM

MOTOROLA MOBILITY FOUNDATION

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE CHICAGO

NAVY PIER

NORTHERN TRUST

NORTHWEST SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION (NWSRA)

ONE SUMMER CHICAGO

OPENLANDS

ORCHARD VILLAGE

OVER THE RAINBOW ASSOCIATION

PACE

PACIFIC COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE

POYNTER INSTITUTE

PROGRESS CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

PROJECT ONWARD

REACHING ACROSS ILLINOIS LIBRARY SYSTEM (RAILS)

RED THEATER

REELABILITIES FILM FESTIVAL (RAFF)

REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

REMY BUMPPO THEATRE COMPANY

REVA AND DAVID LOGAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS

RIC LIFE CENTER

ROBERT R. McCORMICK FOUNDATION

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO FASHION DESIGN DEPARTMENT

SEARCH, INC.

SHEDD AQUARIUM

SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN – CHICAGO

SKOKIE PUBLIC LIBRARY

SMART CHICAGO

SMART MUSEUM OF ART

STEEP THEATRE COMPANY

STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY

StoryCorps

SUPPORTING ILLINOIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS (SIBS)

SYLVIA HEVIA PRODUCTIONS/SABOR EVENTS

TELLIN’ TALES THEATRE

TEMPLE BETH-EL

TERRY GUEN DESIGN ASSOCIATES, INC.

THE CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST

THE CHICAGO NETWORK

THE CHICAGO URBAN LEAGUE

THE CIVIC COMMITTEE OF THE COMMERCIAL CLUB OF CHICAGO

THE CIVIC FEDERATION

THE EXECUTIVES CLUB OF CHICAGO

THE RETIREMENT RESEARCH FOUNDATION (RRF)

THE THEATRE SCHOOL AT DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

THRESHOLDS

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY

UNITED WAY OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO

US BUSINESS LEADERSHIP NETWORK (USBLN)

VICTORY GARDENS THEATER

WALGREENS

WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

WESTMONT LIBRARY

WORLD BUSINESS CHICAGO

WORLDCHICAGO

WRITERS THEATRE

Z LIFE