Inclusive Services

Resources

For more information about anything on this page, contact the Inclusive Services Coordinator at (630) 279-8696 or email reference@elmlib.org.

Individuals with Visual Impairments & Other Disabilities

  • Chicago Lighthouse: In addition to being the home of CRIS radio, the Chicago Lighthouse is a not-for-profit agency committed to providing the highest quality educational, clinical, vocational and rehabilitation services for children, youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired, including deaf-blind and multi-disabled.
  • Spectrios Institute for Low Vision: Spectrios provides a comprehensive visual rehabilitation program that includes a low vision evaluation, counseling, and teaching the skills of daily living and the use of technology.
  • Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center: Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center is one of four subregional libraries working with the Illinois State Library in Springfield to serve readers throughout Illinois.
  • Second Sense: Second Sense offers alternative perspectives for living with vision loss. Working together, we tailor our training and support to help every person realize their potential.
  • Instant Immersion. American Sign Language
    Combining extensive background material with practical language instruction, this is the user-friendly way to start signing.
  • Ask us about the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. If you are eligible, we can help you register for this service, which provides digital audiobooks and players, Braille books and other assistive devices to its members. For more information contact the Inclusive Services Coordinator at 630-279-8696 or email reference@elmlib.org.

Websites for Caregivers of Children and Adults with Disabilities

Resources for Seniors

  • DuPage Co. Senior Citizen Services
    Information and referral for eldercare, housing, legal, financial, public aid, transportation, healthcare and more.
  • Metropolitan Family Services
    Counseling for seniors 60 and older; caregiver support; support groups.
  • Prairie State Legal Services
    Free legal services for older adults. Call toll-free (888) 965-7757
  • Elmhurst University Senior Friends – (630) 617-6146
    Program allows 55+ adults library borrowing privileges, discounts on theater, art, athletic events, reduced-fee course audits and more.
  • Senior Resources Phone List
    Numbers for Meals on Wheels, home repair, recreation, etc.