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“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.”
FRANCIS OF ASSISI

Post-High School Options

Post-High School Options for
People with Down Syndrome

Classes on College Campuses

ELSA - Elmhurst Life Skills Academy
Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
630-617-3752
4 year program
public.elmhurst.edu/elsa

Joliet Junior College
Project Achieve
Main Campus: A-1115
Jewell Dennis
Project Achieve Coordinator
Phone: (815) 280-2455
Website

PACE – Professional Assistant Center for Education
National-Louis University
5202 Old Orchard Road.
Skokie, IL 60077
847-256-5150. ext. 2670
2 year residential program 
www.nl.edu/pace/

University of North Florida
Arc Jacksonville Academy On Campus Transition Program
Program Coordinator
Office: (904) 620-4804
Cell: (904) 338-3200
Email: coeoct@unf.edu

Next Steps at Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
PMB 40
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203-5721
NextSteps@Vanderbilt.edu

Hope College/Calvin College
100 Pine Street
Suite 235
Zeeland, MI 49464
Phone: 616.401.2678
www.RFLnetwork.org

Chicago Suburban Community Colleges

College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd. 
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-6599
630-942-2800
home.cod.edu/studentservices/special/

College of Lake County
19351 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL 60030-1198
847-223-6601
http://osd.clcillinois.edu

Elgin Community College
1700 Spartan Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123-7193
847-697-1000
www.elgin.edu/students.aspx?id=690

Oakton Community College
Des Plaines Campus
1600 East Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847.635.1600
www.oakton.edu/studentservices/disability_services/index.php

Triton College
200 Fifth Ave.
River Grove, IL 60171-1995
708-456-0300
Center for Students with Disabilities
708-456-0300, ext. 3854
www.triton.edu/Content.aspx?id=612

William Rainey Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road,
Palatine, IL 60067  
847.925.6707
goforward.harpercollege.edu/services/special/ads/programs.php

Chicago City Colleges

Richard J. Daley College
7500 S. Pulaski
Chicago, IL
773-838-7500
Student Support Services
773-838-7767
http://daley.ccc.edu/studentservices

Olive-Harvey College
10001 S. Woodlawn
Chicago, IL
773-291-6100
Office of Disability Advocacy Services (ODAS)
773-291-6345
http://oliveharvey.ccc.edu

Truman College
1145 W. Wilson
Chicago, IL 60640
773-907-4000
Special Needs Office
773-907-4725
http://truman.ccc.edu

Harold Washington College
30 E. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60601
312-553-5600
www.ccc.edu/colleges/washington/departments/Pages/Disability-Access-Center.aspx

Wilbur Wright College
4300 N. Narragansett
Chicago, IL 60631
773-777-7900
Special Needs Office
773-4821-8015
www.ccc.edu/colleges/wright/departments/Pages/Disability-Access-Center.aspx

Job Training

Cornerstone – Career Services
800 Black Rd.
Joliet, IL 60435
815-727-6694
http://www.cornerstoneservices.org/employment.asp

Jewish Vocational Services
312-673-3439
312-454-9002
847-412-4300
http://www.jvschicago.org/

Lambs Farm – Career Services Center
14245 W. Rockland Rd.
(intersection of I-94 & Rt. 176)
Libertyville, IL 60048
708-362-4636
www.lambsfarm.org/discover/mission-programs/vocational-services/

IL Employment & Training Center for DuPage County
837 S. Westmore
Lombard, IL 60148
630-495-4345, #211
www.ietc-dupage.com

Parent Alliance Employment Project
2525 Cabot Dr. Suite 302, Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: 630.955.2075 Fax: 630.955.2080 TTY: 630.955.2098
http://www.parents-alliance.org/

We Grow Dreams
1055 W. Washington St.
West Chicago, IL 60185
630-293-1404
Job training in a garden & nursery center 
http://www.wegrowdreams.org/

Sheltered Workshops & Activities

Glenkirk – Next Generation Services
800 Commericial Ave.
Northbrook, IL 60062-1821
847-272-5111
www.glenkirk.org

Shore Training Center
8035 Austin Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60201
847-581-0200  
http://www.shoreinc.org

Community Activities

ACT - Adult Community Transition Program
1910 First St., #307
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-266-0052 
http://www.anixter.org/old/act/index.htm

Center for Independent Futures
743 Main Street
Evanston, IL 60202-2202
P: 847.328.2044
F: 847.328.2665
http://www.independentfutures.com/

ELA – Enriched Lifestyles for Adults
Center for Enriched Living
280 Saunders Rd.
Riverwoods, IL 60015
847-948-7001
www.centerforenrichedliving.org

Resources for Living, Inc.
1555 Sherman, #352
Evanston, Il 60201
847-864-4051
www.resourcesforliving.org
free art, health & safety, and life skills classes at the McGraw YMCA 

Transitions

The Arc of IL Family Manual for Transition
www.illinoislifespan.org
708-206-1930