Illinois Resource List

NFB of Illinois

Denise Avant, President
3410 North Lake Shore Drive
Apartment 4-L
Chicago, Illinois  60657
Cell: 773-991-8050
Email: [email protected]

NFB Parents of Blind Children

Eliza Ellett, Parent Contact
Phone: 847-530-9809
Email: [email protected]

Other State Resources

Library Services:

Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service
300 South Second Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1796
Librarian: Sharon Ruda
Library Code: IL1A
Telephone: 217-785-0022
Toll Free (In state): 800-426-0709
Fax: 217-782-6062
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Rehabilitation Services:

Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services
Bureau of Blind Services
809 Commercial Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 62703
Phone: 217-785-3887

Children's Services:

Illinois State Board of Education
Department of Special Education
Specialized Programs
David Andel, Division Administrator
100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001
Toll Free: 866-262-6663
Phone: 217-782-5589
Fax: 217-782-0372

NFB Training Centers

BLIND, Incorporated (Blindness: Learning in New Dimensions, Incorporated)

Dan Wenzel, Executive Director
100 East 22nd Street South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: 612-872-0100
Toll Free: 800-597-9558
Fax: 612-872-9358
Email: [email protected]

Colorado Center for the Blind

Julie Deden, Director
2233 West Shepperd Avenue
Littleton, Colorado 80120
Phone: 303-778-1130
Toll Free: 800-401-4632
Fax: 303-778-1598
Email: [email protected]

Louisiana Center for the Blind

Pam Allen, Director
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, Louisiana 71270
Phone: 318-251-2891
Toll Free: 800-234-4166
Email: [email protected]

For more information about blindness, please contact the Jacobus tenBroek Library of the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute at 410-659-9314 or send an email to [email protected].