Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD)

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) MOPD works to meet the rights and needs of the more than 600,000 individuals with disabilities who live in and visit the City of Chicago. MOPD works to meet the diverse needs and rights of the more than 600,000 individuals with disabilities who live, work and visit in ChicagoMOPD promotes total access, full participation and equal opportunity for people with disabilities of all ages in all aspects of life.
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It seeks to accomplish this mission through a multi-faceted approach that includes systemic change, education and training, advocacy and direct services.

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07/29/2021

Thank you Robbie & Monique @ChiTreasurer for talking to our @1summerchicago students today about your amazing workshops, internship opportunities, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. #FreeFinancialCoach #Black&Powerful #YouthEmployment

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07/29/2021
Chicago Hispanic Newspaper, Lawndale News, Hispanic Bilingual Newspapers, Su Noticiero Bilingue » CPL Celebrates Disability Awareness Month

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In honor of Disability Awareness Month, Chicago Public Library’s Diversability Committee is offering an array of online programs for kids, teens, and adults celebrating the culture, history, and achievements of people with disabilities. Dozens of free book discussions, arts and crafts tutorials, s...

Please Share - 8/5 at 12pm  Hear about kids and the COVID-19 vaccine from two experts in this conversation and virtual Q...
07/28/2021
Kids, Vaccines and COVID-19

Please Share - 8/5 at 12pm Hear about kids and the COVID-19 vaccine from two experts in this conversation and virtual Q&A. -Featuring Brandis Friedman from WTTW as moderator and Dr. Tina Tan and Dr. Allison Arwady as experts. @msichicago
msichicago.org/COVIDtalk.

Hear about kids and the COVID-19 vaccine from two experts in this conversation and virtual Q&A.

07/26/2021
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Do you know what today is? It’s #ADA31. The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law 31 years ago on July 26, 1990. Today is also the last day to get the 1st dose of the COVID vaccine in time to be fully vaccinated for @ChiPubSchools year

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07/22/2021

Roosters “Crow” and Hens “Cluck” - The “Cock-a-doodle-dooo!” sound at @lincolnparkzoo placed our @1summerchicago students in the setting of the -Farm at the Zoo- Did you know that chickens eat cheerios, corn, grains, and crickets? #Wildlife #Ecology #ChicagoRatProject

07/21/2021

How fortunate were we to take a sneak peek at “Science Behind the Scenes” #1summerchicago #STEMCareers @msichicago is “Best in Class,” connecting people to complex scientific phenomena. #ScienceEducation #LIveHeartSurgeryOnZoom #Hero’sJourney

Applications for the Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) pilot program are due today  3pm!Propose a project th...
07/21/2021
eTOD Pilot Program

Applications for the Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) pilot program are due today 3pm!

Propose a project that all people regardless of ability to experience the benefits of dense, mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented development near transit hubs

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Applications for the inaugural ETOD Pilot Program are now open! Fill out the online application here. A PDF of the Call for Proposals is also available here.

07/21/2021

Do you know how to apply the S.T.A.R. Method for job interviews? Our MOPD @1summerchicago students do thanks to Mrs. Henderson from @ChiCityColleges! #DisabilityAccessCenter
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#Action
#Results
#IDEA #ADA #Self-Advocacy #RequestAccommodationsEarly

07/20/2021
Careers at SSA

Thank you for showing us how Social Security Administration is there to provide support every step of the way - from birth when you get your first social security card - to retirement. What a great place to work! #YouthEmployment - #Retirement

www.ssa.gov/careers

The Careers website details information about employment at SSA, including special hiring programs, programs for students, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

FYI please share, Chicago Transit Authority  is hosting a Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, July 28, from 12:00-12:45 pm...
07/19/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: CTA Career Opportunities and Second Chance Program. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

FYI please share, Chicago Transit Authority is hosting a Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, July 28, from 12:00-12:45 pm CST for job seekers to learn about CTA career opportunities and the Second Chance Program.
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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: CTA Career Opportunities and Second Chance Program. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

07/19/2021

👏Shoutout to @ChiLighthouse for dispelling common myths on disability employment to our @1summerchicago students. One factoid - People with disabilities bring a wide variety of skills to the workplace, including; creative thinking, problem-solving, & collaboration to name a few.

Great talk today w/ @MOPDChicago @1summerchicago   students on substance use prevention. All presentations are conducted...
07/19/2021
Substance Use Prevention Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Great talk today w/ @MOPDChicago @1summerchicago students on substance use prevention. All presentations are conducted in American Sign language. For more information about SUPPD or to schedule a training session visit
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#TooGoodForDrugs #PositiveChoices

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and are an important tool for ending the global pandemic. Vaccines protect you and the people around you, reducing the spread of COVID-19. Learn more at Learn more at Chicago.gov/COVIDVax.

07/19/2021
MOPD

Mark your Calendars! #ADA31 - Get Vaxxed event at @MOPDChicago on Monday, July 26 at 1:00pm-4pm. Also Get free passes to @FieldMuseum or @SFGreat_America1
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VACCINE OFFERED: Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson
Sign for a vaccine here https://tinyurl.com/mopdvax

July 26th, 2021

07/14/2021

Dankeschön! Goes to Rosa from @Dankhaus gave @MOPDChicago @1summerchicago a fantastic tour today! Now our students understand the importance of performing well during internships to gain workplace skills and make a good impression for positive job references! #YouthEmployment

07/14/2021

Thank you, @JJsList for the insightful training yesterday in #Self-advocacy for our @1summerchicago students #TransitionServices One student reflected that they learned that people with disabilities need awareness and have to be responsible for their well-being.

07/12/2021

Big ups to our Student Leaders, Ray Graham Training Center youth, @msichicago @MOPDChicago HomeMod, @AntiCruelty, EAC+ @bank_chicago & staff from @ChiPubSchools - ODLSS for starting our 1st week of @1summerchicago with a Bang! I cannot wait to see what week two will bring!

07/12/2021
Family Aide I/Hope Strong/Chicago in Chicago, Illinois | Careers at Metropolitan - Adele and Robert Stern Red Shield Center

Do you like helping others? Is assisting the disabled community your passion? @salarmychicago has Personal Assistant positions open now. For more info http://ow.ly/65Wm50DScGc

DOING THE MOST GOOD Do you want to use your skills and talents to make a lasting difference in the world? The Salvation Army is the fourth largest charity in the United States and is an international organization based on Biblical principles created to help people in need. We are mission-driven, div...

Happy Friday, This week marked the publication of the inaugural edition of our newsletter named "CHI ACCESS NEWS." Would...
07/09/2021
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Happy Friday, This week marked the publication of the inaugural edition of our newsletter named "CHI ACCESS NEWS." Would you mind sharing with your networks and asking them to subscribe to CHI ACCESS NEWS so we can stay in touch throughout the year?
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07/08/2021
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MOPD @1Summer students took a virtual tour of a Home-Mod facility that assembles ramps, porches, roll-in showers, widened doorways, & much more. The Program is for Chicago residents with disabilities, ages 0-59 years old, with low income. Apply today - http://ow.ly/mhXH50FpXJR

The Institute on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago and @chidpocc Release a COVID-19 Va...
07/08/2021
Disabled People of Color Coalition (DPOCC) Release a COVID-19 Vaccination Social Story and Resource Database

The Institute on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago and @chidpocc Release a COVID-19 Vaccination Social Story and Resource Database.

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Share with everyone who can benefit from the social stories and other information!

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and are an important tool for ending the global pandemic. Vaccines protect you and the people around you, reducing the spread of COVID-19. Learn more at Learn more at Chicago.gov/COVIDVax.

07/07/2021

👏Thank you Elliott and our friends @AntiCruelty for introducing our students to how world-class; #PetCare, #Advocacy, and #AnimalWelfare is done in Chicago! @1summerchicago #adopt

07/07/2021

We are so excited to have Sara Raposo and the team from @msichicago, who inspired our students to become #future #scientists and #innovators. Can not wait to see what the next five weeks will bring! #StemCareers

07/06/2021

We are pleased to welcome our FIRST @1summerchicago guest from The Economic Awareness Council to talk to our students regarding the importance of starting a bank account. This knowledge will empower others to avoid becoming a part of the #unbanked population.

07/06/2021

@ChicagoParks & @AbilityLab offer an adaptive sports camp for youth with physical disabilities ages 6-18. Schedule - Monday, 8/9 thru Friday, 8/13 from 9:30am-3pm at different @ChicagoPark facilities contact Dan Hermle [email protected] or (312) 835-4126.

The Arc @School's Special Education Advocacy Curriculum is providing scholarships for eligible families of color and low...
07/02/2021
Application for The [email protected]'s Special Education Advocacy Curriculum Scholarship

The Arc @School's Special Education Advocacy Curriculum is providing scholarships for eligible families of color and low-income households who reside in Comcast regions to receive free online access, Apply now!

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06/23/2021
BOOST AWARDS

36Squared Business Incubator are now accepting applications for the 2021 "Boost Awards" to help boost the success of disabled Illinois entrepreneurs. Any single awardee is eligible for up to$ 1,000 in funding - Applications accepted until 12:00 am7/2/21.

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Kids but no earned income? Use the IRS Non-Filer Sign-Up tool to get thousands $. Kids + a job? File taxes to get thousa...
06/23/2021
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06/22/2021
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06/21/2021
University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Announces Fifth Annual Summer of Social Impact

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06/21/2021
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06/17/2021
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06/15/2021
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121 N La Salle St, Rm 905
Chicago, IL
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MOPD serves five major constituencies: people with disabilities, city departments, various county and state government agencies, disability-related agaencies and organizations and the private sector. MOPD's services and programs include: Disability Resources, Employment Services, Training, Accessibility Compliance, Public Information and Education and Youth Programs.

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Telephone

+13127444602

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Does anyone know who is responsible for paving the bike path at Montrose Bird Sanctuary. There was a wheelchair in there yesterday. You already have access. Some of the best flowering trees along the hedge were taken out to make way for a wide 8 foot PAVED path. Who thinks it's OK to destroy a natural area that others love for some political message about inclusion, when you already have access? There are people in wheelchairs that use it now that are disgusted by the plan. When does destroying good things for thousands of others and doing environmental damage in the process trump preserving an international tresure? People come form all over the would to use Montrose. Destroying it for people with a tiny passing interest in a bird sanctuary at best is amazingly stupid and shortsighted. Even after it is paved I am curious how you wopuld negotiate the hill at the entrance anyway without help. And if you have help getting in, you don't need the trail paved. Getting the public disgusted does not do a whole lot to encourage public support for the disabled anyway. No one wants this, and yet it is being done. Something like 11 acres of beach was lost to climate change erosion, but here we are destroying the bird sanctuary with pavement to appease who? Take that money you are using to destroy the sanctuary and bulldoze or dredge some sand back to the beach. Meanwhile how many able bodied people are losing access while they shut it down to wreck it? What about the people that actually love it? What about all of us that are disgusted now by the damage already done bu the removal of some of the best flowering trees in the most important part of the sanctuary? You attacked the hedge to make a few people, who will probably never use it anyway, more comfortable.
Hi everyone! I am hiring Guest Service positions at The FRIENDS Experience. We are reopening on March 17th and will be in town through the end of May. Please let me know if you have any questions!
My sister is at aperion care Wilmington she is a resident of Heritage Woods in Minoka.She was taken to the hospital due too emergency in Feb. the virus broke out ,when released from hospital instead of going to her residence she was taken toAperion care Wilmington,she had no belonging ,no glasses,no shoes ,no teeth,everything was left at her apartment,they say now she owes money atHeritage which after 5months,has been denied release although therapy has finished weeks ago she has asked everyday to go home so she can get her rent paid ,but they still are holding her for no reason she needs a social worker to help ,if her check has been stopped due too amount in her account it’s because she had no check book the money is owed out to Heritage,but 6weeks ago I was told by the Director she owed 4thousand,2 weeks later 8 thousand 3weeks after that now 15, ooo. She is disabled and being put through hell on earth she has chromes and having too share a bathroom with 5 people she’s had too try too eat frozen pizza and frozen ham sandwichs for dinner she had no theeth at that time,she lost about 20 pounds she needs help ,her name is Jody Tovar’s please help she’s tested negative 5 times but the employees have got 8 with the virus ,please get her back to heritage were there is a door for her apt. and her own bathroom
it would be so nice if when you reached out multiple times somebody would at least show you enough respect to give you a phone call back I don't discuss my private matters on a public post but I've reached and reached and reached to a point I don't know what to do anymore.
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Hey everyone! Check out our research study for young entrepreneurs with disabilities! Are you a person with a disability between 18-30 years old? Are you a young entrepreneur living in Chicago who - runs your own business? - could not start or continue your business? - had to close your business? If so, are you interested in participating in an audio-recorded one-hour face-to-face or phone interview via Webex conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)? You will receive $40 as compensation after completing the interview! Call Sumithra Murthy at 312-355-1396 before MARCH 15, 2020! - Please call between 10:00am-2:00pm on Mondays through Thursdays (Central Time) #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurswithdisabilities #youngentrepreneur #disability #chicagoentrepreneurs #youthentrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #business #disabilityawareness #selfsufficient #selfemployment #microbusiness #Businessisbusiness #Disabledentrepreneur #chicago #chicagoentrepreneur #youthwithdisabilities #UIC
I’m a senior & my husband is a disabled senior. The conversation we’re hearing every day is the fear of crime. Crime in Irving Park, Lincoln Square, North Center, DePaul, Lincoln Park & on the CTA. This is new to these areas. And it’s scaring the hell out of citizens. The issue needs to be addressed ASAP by the Mayor & her Administration. We have personally paid high real estate taxes, donated to our community with time & money. We’re losing citizens at alarming rates & this will increase those numbers dramatically if we don’t feel safe on public transportation, going to work or school or running errands in our neighborhoods. This is not to take away from the neighborhoods that endure numbing crime everyday. We all wonder why their lives have always been ignored.
Our Summer Camp Registration is now open along with staff applications at https://www.tourettecampusa.com/register-summer-2019. A one-week residential camp program for children 8-16 with Tourette Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Our program is held at YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside, Illinois on the Chain of Lakes in Northern Illinois. We provide a fun-filled positive week of camp where kids can be themselves in a safe and caring community. amp will be from Sunday June 21 till Saturday, June 27, 2020. Cost is $685 but financial aid is available based on need. We also are looking for volunteer staff age 17 and older. Information also on our website as well.
So is the Redline a hopeless cause now for disabled riders or are their any plans to make it functional? Half the stations being accessible does not make an accessible line. We can get on but not off or vice versa. Nobody seems to care.
"According to the ticket, which was obtained by the Sun-Times through a Freedom of Information Act request, Pena was ticketed for parking in a handicapped spot Sept. 8, 2018, and was fined $250."
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