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Recent News

CHA Offers One Form for Three Waitlists (Oct. 27-Nov. 24)
Reviewed October 2014
The Chicago Housing Authority Waitlist Lottery Registration will be open from Monday, Oct. 27, through Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. This is the first time individuals can apply for these three lotteries (Housing Choice Voucher-formerly Section 8- Family Public Housing, and Property Rental assistance) on one registration form.

Home and Community Ombudsman Program at Access Living
Reviewed October 2014
A Home and Community Ombudsman Program has been launched by Access Living to assist persons with disabilities who have problems with their personal care attendants, their Care Coordinators, with their living conditions.

Breast Cancer Awareness, National Disability Employment Awareness, Health Literacy Awareness
Reviewed October 2014
October is a busy month for health awareness! It’s the month for Breast Cancer Awareness, National Disability Employment Awareness, and Health Literacy Awareness. Here are the resources we are featuring this month at the RIC LIFE Center.

Healing Art -- RIC Patient Exhibition
Reviewed September 2014
This free art exhibition at the Adler School showcases artists who have participated in RIC art therapy services and continue to make art in the process of healing and rehabilitation.

“LIfe Itself” Features Roger Ebert’s Life
Reviewed August 2014
“Life Itself,” a documentary movie about the life of movie critic Roger Ebert, is now in movie theaters across the country. It is featured in a FacingDisability.com blog on a website that Thea Flaum, producer of the famed Ebert-Siskel television show, created to provide videos of individuals who are affected by disabilities.

Recent Resources

Culinary Care
Reviewed October 2014
Culinary Care provides nourishing meals to persons who have been affected by cancer by partnering with Chicago area restaurants.

Personal Decision
Reviewed October 2014
This online booklet, provided by the Illinois State Medical Society, gives information on living wills, powers of attorney for health care, mental health treatment preference declarations, and organ donations.

Assisted Living Directory
Reviewed October 2014
The Assisted Living Directory provides facilities information and senior care sites for all states and features many of the assisted living sites and other resource information for seniors and families on their YouTube channel.

www.enabled.in - Disability Resource Hub for India
Reviewed October 2014
www.enabled.in is a website providing information on assistive technology and products for persons with disabilities in India and around the world.

Disability History Museum
Reviewed October 2014
The virtual Disability History Museum provides an array of stories, history lessons, and photographs and artwork to convey how cultural values, individuals’ sense of identity, and laws and policies have shaped the disability movement and families of persons with disabilities over time.



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