Attention Deficit Disorder Support Learning Disabilities Association is located at 10702 Manchester Rd. in St. Louis and provides telephone referral services, parent support groups, teach in-services newsletter, resource library and advice for advocacy. For more information call 314-966-3088.

Belle Manor, located at 3rd and West B St. in Belleville, offers intermediate care for the developmentally disabled. For more information call 618-234-5657

Belleville Area Special Services Cooperative (BASS), 2411 Pathways Crossing, Belleville, offers a comprehensive program of educational, diagnostic and supportive services for children 3 through 21 with disabilities. BASS serves all St. Clair County school districts except Districts 187 and 189. Hours are from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 618-234-7918.

Cahokia Area Joint Agreement for Special Education, located at 1700 Jerome Lane in Cahokia, offers a comprehensive program of educational, diagnostic and supportive services for children 3 through 21 with disabilities. Serves children in Cahokia School District 187 and Dupo School District 196/ Hours are from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 618-332-3700.

Cerebral Palsy of Southwestern Illinois, 211 Lebanon Ave. in Belleville, offers case management, advocacy, referrals, equipment loan program, sensitivity training program, Kids on the Block puppet program, community presentations, residential services (CILA), family assistance and home based program facilitators, recreational activities
for adults and youth and a youth and adult camp. Areas served include Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair and Washington Counties. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 618-233-0210.

Challenge Unlimited, Inc., 4 Emmie L. Kaus Lane in Alton, provides employment opportunities and training for individuals with disabilities. Vocational evaluation, transitional work services, supported employment and placement services are offered. Challenge Unlimited under the Ticket-to-Work Initiative. Residential placement and training of independent living skills offered through Challenge Unlimited., affiliate company, Residential Options, Inc. Cost varies by program. Developmental Training Centers Swansea and Alton provide rehabilitation services for individuals who are mentally, emotionally and physically disabled. Hours are from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 618-465-0044 or 800-464-7100. TTY 618-465-7307.

Children's Center for Behavioral Development, 353 N. 88th St in Centreville, is a special education program for emotionally disturbed, behaviorally disordered and learning disabled children and adults. Services include physical education, art, computer literacy and vocational education classes. Case management and psychiatric services are avialable as needed. Residential services and out patient services are also available. For more information call 618-398-1152. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Community Link is located at 9815 Bunkum Rd. in Fairview Heights.  Its main office is at 1665 N. 4th St. in Breese.  Community Link provides day and residential services and supports for adults with developmental disabilities.  The day programs include daily living skills, employment and community activities.  The residential supports are through small group homes of 8 or less residents per home.  Community Link also provides Early Intervention services in St. Clair and surrounding counties.  For more information, call 618-526-8800.


Developmental Disability Services of Metro East, 2900 Frank Scott Parkway, Suite 298, Belleville, provides individual service coordination to persons who are developmentally disabled. Provides referral and linkage respite services, day programs, residential programs, educational, vocational, employment, counseling, family support and other services. Pre-screening admissions which assess individuals who are seeking admission to Medicaid funded residential services. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 618-236-7957.

East St. Louis Agreement for Special Education, 1005 State St., East St. Louis, is a comprehensive program for children with disabilities ages 3 through 21. Hours are 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information 618-583-8361.

Easter Seals Society of Southwestern Illinois, provides advocacy for disabled persons and families; information and referral, short-term individual and family counseling; medical equipment; one-to-one speech and language therapy; hearing testing and vocational and educational programs for adults. Serves St. Clair, Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison and Monroe counties. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 618-462-8170.

Employment Resource Program, 426 West Jefferson St., Springfield, provides assistance with finding low and no cost pharmaceutical; assistance with applications, scholarships and certificates; a used equipment list is distributed 4 times a year; support groups. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 800-447-4221 or 217-523-2587,

Epilepsy Foundation of Southwestern Illinois, 1931 West Main, Belleville, provides client and family support, residential services, community integrated living arrangement, community supportive living arrangement, a children's camp program and community education. Hours are 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 618-236-2181.

Freeburg Terrace, 4 Hill Mind Road in Freeburg, offers intermediate care for the developmentally disablied. For more information call 618-539-4882.

Guardianship and Advocacy Commission, 4500 College Ave., Suite 100 Alton, Ill, provides a guardian of last resort for persons with disabilities who have no family and for whom a guardian is appointed by he courts. Also provides legal advocacy for persons with disabilities and investigates complaints alleging violations of the rights of persons with disabilities. Serves St. Clair, Bond, Clinton, Madison, Randolph, Monroe, Washington, Montgomery, Fayette, Macoupin, Jersey, Morgan, Greene, Scott, Pike and Calhoun counties. hours are 8:30 a.m until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 618-474-5503. TTY 866-333-3362.

Hazel Bland Promise Center, 2900 State St., East St. Louis, serves severe and profoundly developmentally and physically children by providing education, social services, family support, homebound, transportation and meals. Serves East St. Louis, Canteen, Stites and Centreville Townships. Hours from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 618-274-3500.

Family Support Unit, 4601 State St. Suite 20, East St. Louis, is an outreach/support program that promotes independent living for the developmentally disabled. For more information call 618-271-6201.

Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Community Health and Prevention, 2501 North Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, is a one stop source of infromation and personal help for families regarding health, social, educational and developmental services, including those with physical, mental or emotional disabilities. Hours from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 800-323-4760.

Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Transitional Services, 10 Collinsville, Ave., East St. Louis. The department administers the programs of Assistance to the Aged, Blind and Disabled, Aid to Dependent Children and Project Chance as well as provides food stamps and medical assistance. Other locations include: 1220 Centreville Ave., Belleville, phone 618-257-7400; 225 N. 9th St., East St. Louis, phone 618-583-2304.

Illinois Department of Human Services Office of Rehabilitation Services, 601 High St., Belleville, provides services to persons with disabilities; assists in obtaining employment placement, counseling, training and services; chores and housekeeping, homemaker, home health and respite. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 618-235-5300.

Illinois Center for Autism, 548 Ruby Lane, Fairview Heights, Ill., provides the following services for individuals with autism: Children's Special Day School which provides educational services, speech therapy, music therapy, physical education and behaviour modification therapy for chldren age 3 through 21; Satellite inclusion which provides mental health treatment and education in two public school inclusion settings; Vocational Services which provides vocational training and employment opportunities for adult clients in the community; Client and Family Support which provides support and training for the families of persons with autisim. The Center also provides educational presentations and training for professionals. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information call 618398-7500.