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Recent News

MOMENTA Dance Troupe Performs a New Work
Event Dates: Nov 1, Nov 2, Nov 8, Nov 9, 2014
The MOMENTA Dance Troupe will be performing in November. Tickets available from SeeChicagoDance.com. Call 708-848-2329 for any special needs.

Faces and Facts of Disability: SSA
Reviewed November 2014
This new website from the Social Security Administration (SSA) seeks to dispel misconceptions about the Social Security disability program. There are links from the home page to various governmental agencies and support services.

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.

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.

Recent Resources

Pain After Spinal Cord Injury
Reviewed November 2014
This narrated slideshow from the Model Systems explains pain after SCI.

Spinal Cord Injury 101
Reviewed October 2014
The video chapters take you through the initial stages of what to do when a loved one has recently sustained a spinal cord injury, explains the anatomy of the spinal cord, offers an explanation of spinal cord injury types and classifications, tests and procedures, and resources for support.

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.

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