Frequently Used Community Resources

Below is a list of frequently used resources:

Mental health, employment, and family services


Connect Transit
Providing public transportation in Bloomington-Normal


Easter Seals

Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that people with autism, developmental delays and disabilities have equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Easterseals makes profound positive differences in people’s lives every day.


Equip for Equality
Advances the human and civil rights of people with disabilities in Illinois


Heartland Head Start
A unique program providing comprehensive educational, health and social services for low income pre-school age children and their families


Illinois Assistive Technology Program
Offers funding, information, assistance, training, newsletters and demonstration center


Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS)
Wide range of services to help families become healthy and self-sufficient


Dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities


Mid-Central Community Action
Helping individuals and families reach self-sufficiency


Community resource for human services; provides 24/7 crisis & information and referral hotline


Prairie State Legal Services
Free civil legal services for low income, elderly and people with disabilities


Show Bus
Public transportation for rural residents of central Illinois



Special Opportunities Available in Recreation (S.O.A.R.) is a community therapeutic recreation program serving individuals unable to successfully participate in traditional recreation programs. Leisure, social and developmental skills are emphasized to promote the highest level of recreation participation possible.


Social Security
United States Social Security Administration; social security benefits (SSI and SSDI)


United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Land of Lincoln
Educates, advocates, and provides support services to ensure life without limits for people with disabilities