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Independent Living Skills
We equip people with disabilities with the tools to overcome societal barriers to inclusion by imparting independent living skills, teaching economic self-sufficiency, and enabling people with disabilities to transition to autonomous community living.
Housing Peer Support Community Supports -- Independent Living
Advocacy
Our Advocacy Department includes community organizers and policy analysts who support grassroots organizing, create systemic, long-term solutions to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Community Organizing at Access Living Policy Advocacy at Access Living Ombudsman Program
Legal Services
Access Living pursues individual and class action legal work to protect the rights of people with disabilities in the areas of community integration and fair housing, and to ensure that people have the right to live in the communities of their choice.
Fair Housing Olmstead Work Examples of Access Living Legal Work and Victories Were You Discriminated Against?
Resources
Check out Access Living’s Information and Referral Directory, Resource Finder for Housing, Employment, Health Care, Personal Assistant and other resources.
Personal Assistant Finder Access Living Resource Finder View Housing Listings
Arts & Culture
The Arts & Culture Project includes a permanent collection of art by people with disabilities, and programming that includes music, art, poetry and spoken word. The project raises awareness around disability arts, community and culture, and gives voice to artists with disabilities.
Arts & Culture Calendar Art Support
Public Awareness & Outreach
Access Living is a change agent committed to fostering an inclusive society that enables Chicagoans with disabilities to live fully-engaged and self-directed lives. Through tours, speaking engagements, and workshops, learn more about Access Living and Disability Issues.
Events Calendar Tour Access Living Disability Awareness Day News