Illinois Association of Rehabilitative Facilities (IARF)
The Association promotes community services & supports to persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness & substance abuse problems. IARF has been the voice of human services organizations since its incorporation. The stated purpose of IARF is:

  • To assist in the development and improvement of services
  • To act as a clearinghouse for information
  • And to develop progressive methods of effective service to persons with disabilities through study, experiment and exchange of experience

The AbilityOne® Program is among the largest sources of employment, on Federal contracts, for individuals who are blind or have significant disabilities in the United States. Established in 1938, the program is administered by the U.S. AbilityOne Commission®, an independent Federal agency, with assistance from National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and SourceAmerica®

Established in 1974, SourceAmerica is one of two U.S. nonprofits designated in the Javits–Wagner–O’Day Act to support nonprofit agencies participating in the AbilityOne Program. That program provides employment opportunities for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities by providing them opportunities to produce goods and services under federal contracts.
Prior to July 1, 2013, SourceAmerica was known as NISH.

ACCSES is a network of over 1,200 organizations that provides exceptional services to people with disabilities across the United States.  The mission of ACCSES is to promote and enhance community-based solutions that maximize employment and independent living opportunities for people with disabilities.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Whether you are seeking rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for addiction and substance abuse, home and community services, retirement living, or other health and human services, you can have confidence in your choice. Providers that meet these standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.

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