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Illinois Resource List

NFB of Illinois

Denise Avant, President
3410 North Lake Shore Drive
Apartment 4-L
Chicago, Illinois  60657
Cell: 773-991-8050
E-mail: davant1958@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.nfbofillinois.org/

NFB Parents of Blind Children

Debbie Stein, Parent Contact
Chicago, Illinois
Phone: 773-631-1093
E-mail: dkent5817@att.net

Other State Resources

Library Services:

Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service
300 South Second Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701-1796
Phone: 217-782-9435
Toll-free: 800-665-5576, ext. 5
E-mail: sruda@ilsos.net

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
Beth Hanselman, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education
Mail Code N-243, 100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois 62777-0001
Toll Free: 866-262-6663
Phone: 217-782-4321
Fax: 217-782-0372
Web site: http://www.isbe.net/SPEC-ED/DEFAULT.HTM

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: info@blindinc.org
Website: http://www.blindinc.org/

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: jdeden@cocenter.org
Website: http://www.cocenter.org/

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: pallen@louisianacenter.org
Website: www.louisianacenter.org

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 jtblibrary@nfb.org.