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.

Operating as usual

06/10/2021
CPD Transaction Portal

Look out for upcoming Camp Sign (kindergarten-8th grade) and Teen Leadership Camp (8th grade – High School) for Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth. Camps will begin the week of June 28 and run through the week of August 6.
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EDHS News You Can Use@ChicagoParks CELEBRATE COMMUNITY AT NIGHT OUT IN THE PARKShttps://tinyurl.com/tkfceebrREGISTER YOU...
06/08/2021
Fastest Kids in Chicago - Race to Gately | Chicago Park District

EDHS News You Can Use
@ChicagoParks
CELEBRATE COMMUNITY AT NIGHT OUT IN THE PARKS
https://tinyurl.com/tkfceebr

REGISTER YOUTH FOR "FASTEST KIDS IN CHICAGO" COMPETITION
chicagoparkdistrict.com/fastest-kids

My CHI. My Future
HELP YOUTH REDISCOVER SUMMER
MyCHIMyFuture.org

Calling all young Chicago runners! Come compete to be one of Chicago's fastest kids! The Chicago Park District is teaming up with Mayor Lightfoot and the City of Chicago, Jesse Jackson, and Operation Rainbow Push, and Chicago Public Schools to find Chicago's fastest kids. 5th - 12th-grade runners ar...

#RediscoverSummer with My CHI. My Future and find programs, events, and activities happening near you! The MCMF website ...
06/04/2021
My CHI. My Future.

#RediscoverSummer with My CHI. My Future and find programs, events, and activities happening near you! The MCMF website offers access to thousands of virtual and in-person summer opportunities for youth of all ages. Create your summer plan and visit mychimyfuture.org today! #MyCHIMyFuture

My CHI. My Future. Connecting YOU to passions and possibilities.      One Summer Chicago Featured Events One Summer ChicagoDeadline: June 11thOne Summer Chicago offers over 20,000 employment and internship opportunities to youth and young adults ages 14 to 24. Apply→ Summer Hub - ChiOneGoalUse ...

Chicago’s youth! #RediscoverSummer and find job opportunities, events, and activities happening near you! mychimyfuture....
06/04/2021
My CHI. My Future.

Chicago’s youth! #RediscoverSummer and find job opportunities, events, and activities happening near you! mychimyfuture.org

My CHI. My Future. Connecting YOU to passions and possibilities.      One Summer Chicago Featured Events One Summer ChicagoDeadline: June 11thOne Summer Chicago offers over 20,000 employment and internship opportunities to youth and young adults ages 14 to 24. Apply→ Summer Hub - ChiOneGoalUse ...

MOPD & @ChiPublicHealth  invite you for a Town Hall; Disability Feedback as Chicago Re-opens -  ASL & Real Time Captioni...
06/02/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: MOPD and CDPH Town Hall Meeting on Disability Needs as Chicago Re-opens. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

MOPD & @ChiPublicHealth invite you for a Town Hall; Disability Feedback as Chicago Re-opens - ASL & Real Time Captioning will be provided
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Submit your questions and feedback about disability needs in advance at this link: https://bit.ly/3iaxUC4

You are invited to join Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady and Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) Commissioner Rachel Arfa for a Town Hall: Disability Feedback as Chicago Re-opens Schedule: Opening Remarks by Mayor Lori...

Pls Share- You are cordially invited to the Spring @ChiPubSchools   ODLSS/MOPD 2021 Community Connections Virtual EXPO! ...
05/26/2021
ODLSS/MOPD Virtual Community Connections Expo

Pls Share- You are cordially invited to the Spring @ChiPubSchools ODLSS/MOPD 2021 Community Connections Virtual EXPO! Friday, June 4th, from 1-5p.m. Featuring:
IEP Clinics
Exhibitors
Presentations/Workshops
Raffle prizes, and much more!!!
To register - https://odlssmopdexpo.eventbrite.com

Office of Diverse Learners Supports & Services & Mayor's Office for People with Disabilites Virtual Expo / Ver Español abajo

On Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we are honored to join the Illinois Self Advocacy Alliance & A...
05/25/2021

On Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we are honored to join the Illinois Self Advocacy Alliance & AAPI Disabled leaders, advocates, & artists in paying tribute to the generations who have enriched America's history. #AAPImonth

On Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we are honored to join the Illinois Self Advocacy Alliance & AAPI Disabled leaders, advocates, & artists in paying tribute to the generations who have enriched America's history. #AAPImonth

@ChicagoDPD - We Will Chicago is recruiting up to 14 community-oriented groups - Including the perspectives of people wi...
05/24/2021
Community Partner Program

@ChicagoDPD - We Will Chicago is recruiting up to 14 community-oriented groups - Including the perspectives of people with disabilities for the First Citywide Plan. Community Partners will be paid $15,000 for their participation. Learn more -https://wewillchicago.com/community-partner-program

Información en español We Will’s Community Partner program is recruiting up to 14 community-oriented groups to assist the citywide planning process, which is being led by staff from the Department of Planning and Development, the Office of the Mayor, and other City

The Illinois Rental Payment Program is an emergency rental assistance program designed to support households in Illinois...
05/19/2021
ILRPP Announcement (ASL)

The Illinois Rental Payment Program is an emergency rental assistance program designed to support households in Illinois who cannot pay rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Use the link below for more info-
https://hodc.org/ilrpp-assistance/

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This video announces the Illinois Rental Payment Program that provides emergency rental assistance for Illinois residents. There is no voice or sound. This v...

Please share - 2021 Buddy Baseball Registration is Now Open!6/ 5 at Cubs Care Field/California Parkhttp://ow.ly/5iKX50EP...
05/18/2021
Special Recreation Programs | Chicago Park District

Please share - 2021 Buddy Baseball Registration is Now Open!

6/ 5 at Cubs Care Field/California Park
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6/12 at Archer Park
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6/ 19 at White Sox Field/Mt. Greenwood Park
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The Chicago Park District is a national leader in serving individuals with disabilities. Starting in 1965, park employees began to be trained on ways to better serve Chicago citizens with disabilities. In 1968, Chicago became the birth place of the Special Olympics with the park district playing an....

05/13/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Survey for Chicago Disability Community - Access Living

Please share - COVID-19 Vaccine Survey for Chicago Disability Community. Please take this survey to help us determine how we can best support people with disabilities to learn more about and access a COVID-19 vaccine

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Survey on COVID-19 Vaccine for People with Disabilities English We have an interest in supporting the health and wellness of people with disabilities in Chicago and Illinois. Please take this survey to help us determine how we can best support people with disabilities to learn more about and access....

MOPD thanked our two interns, Claudia Hall and Hannah Gregor for all their contributions for their hard work this year a...
05/12/2021

MOPD thanked our two interns, Claudia Hall and Hannah Gregor for all their contributions for their hard work this year at MOPD, and wish them well as they complete their social work studies at the @UChicago Thank you and Congratulations again!

MOPD thanked our two interns, Claudia Hall and Hannah Gregor for all their contributions for their hard work this year at MOPD, and wish them well as they complete their social work studies at the @UChicago Thank you and Congratulations again!

05/12/2021
Registration Form - Getting Around Chicago Focus Group

Join a virtual focus groups to share your thoughts on accessibility of Chicago streets and sidewalls.
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Please fill out this registration form to join us on Tuesday, May 25 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. to partake in a focus group discussion via videoconference about getting around Chicago neighborhoods. This focus group will be conducted in English.

FYI, please share - Bank On Chicago - Presentation RequestThis form is to request a Bank On Chicago presentation/worksho...
05/12/2021
Bank On Chicago - Presentation Request

FYI, please share - Bank On Chicago - Presentation Request
This form is to request a Bank On Chicago presentation/workshop for our organization and financial institution partners.

http://ow.ly/7GGq50EL97w

This form is to request a Bank On Chicago presentation/workshop for our organization and financial institution partners.

Applications are now open for #WeWillChicago volunteers & community partners! The City of Chicago is seeking individuals...
05/12/2021
We Will Chicago

Applications are now open for #WeWillChicago volunteers & community partners! The City of Chicago is seeking individuals & organizations to help develop the major themes, issues, and policy guidelines that will be included in our next citywide plan. https://wewillchicago.com/

Stay informed by joining We Will Chicago

05/12/2021
Family Aide I/Hope Strong/Chicago in Chicago, Illinois | Careers at Metropolitan - Adele and Robert Stern Red Shield Center

Looking for employment, with flexible hours and competitive pay? Our partnering agency @salarmychicago is currently looking for Personal Assistant’s to assist people with disabilities to gain independence http://ow.ly/TCk350DScF9

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...

Please share: Millennium Park Workoutshttp://ow.ly/ehMh50EKNb1ASL interpretation will be provided at all workouts.
05/12/2021
Millennium Park Summer Workouts

Please share: Millennium Park Workouts
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ASL interpretation will be provided at all workouts.

Kickstart your weekend with a FREE morning workout on Millennium Park's Great Lawn. Each workout is 45 minutes, with classes beginning on the hour, every hour.

05/12/2021
www2.illinois.gov

Please share - The COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Card is made possible by the Illinois Deaf and Hard
of Hearing Commission in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health

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Register for the 2021 ODLSS/MOPD EXPO TODAY!Join us on Friday, June 4th, from 1-5p.m. Featuring:-IEP Clinics-Exhibitors-...
05/07/2021
ODLSS/MOPD Virtual Community Connections Expo

Register for the 2021 ODLSS/MOPD EXPO TODAY!
Join us on Friday, June 4th, from 1-5p.m. Featuring:
-IEP Clinics
-Exhibitors
-Presentations/Workshops
-Raffle prizes, and much more!!!
http://ow.ly/5bZR50EHI7O

Office of Diverse Learners Supports & Services & Mayor's Office for People with Disabilites Virtual Expo / Ver Español abajo

chicchr: Today we recognize #MMIW Awareness Day and are sharing the proclamation issued by Mayor Lightfoot. We support C...
05/06/2021
Chicago Commission on Human Relations on Twitter

chicchr: Today we recognize #MMIW Awareness Day and are sharing the proclamation issued by Mayor Lightfoot. We support Chicago's resilient Indigenous communities and stand with them today. http://pic.twitter.com/clCqp9VPnG

“Today we recognize #MMIW Awareness Day and are sharing the proclamation issued by Mayor Lightfoot. We support Chicago's resilient Indigenous communities and stand with them today.”

FYI, reserve your spot today. @ChicagoParks will host 3 buddy baseball events on June 5, 12 and 19. Buddy baseball is an...
05/05/2021
Special Recreation Programs | Chicago Park District

FYI, reserve your spot today. @ChicagoParks will host 3 buddy baseball events on June 5, 12 and 19. Buddy baseball is an inclusive sports program designed to teach youth with and without disabilities how to play baseball. #BuddyBaseball #CubsCare

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The Chicago Park District is a national leader in serving individuals with disabilities. Starting in 1965, park employees began to be trained on ways to better serve Chicago citizens with disabilities. In 1968, Chicago became the birth place of the Special Olympics with the park district playing an....

Now that vaccination sites are open to more people, just know we have your accessibility needs covered - @ChiPublicHealt...
04/29/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Information for the United Center Mass Vaccination Site

Now that vaccination sites are open to more people, just know we have your accessibility needs covered - @ChiPublicHealth #ProtectChicago #Accessibility
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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.

04/26/2021
Chicago HomeMod Program Has Dozens Of Openings For Disabled Residents In Need Of Home Modifications

ICYMI - HomeMod featured on @cbschicago
Applications are available online or request one mailed to your home.
- You must be a Chicago resident with a disability, 0-59 yrs old with mid-low income to qualify http://ow.ly/bTuz50ExP1X or call 312-743-5767.

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The City of Chicago dedicated $1.5 million this year for home modification projects for disabled residents – and they're looking to spend the money.

Join the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative for the opening of DIS –,  an exhibition highlighting the advocacy work by Ch...
04/23/2021
Gallery at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

Join the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative for the opening of DIS –, an exhibition highlighting the advocacy work by Chicago-based Artists with Disabilities on display from May 8 - June 26. On May 8 from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST For more info checkout
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Gallery at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

We are honered to partner with  @ChicagoDOB  & the International Code Council (ICC) to offer an 8-hour virtual training ...
04/21/2021
Training on Accessibility Requirements of the 2019 Chicago Construction Codes

We are honered to partner with @ChicagoDOB & the International Code Council (ICC) to offer an 8-hour virtual training course for architects, engineers, and builders on the accessibility provisions of the 2019 Chicago Construction Codes
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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.

EDHS News Pls Share-@ChiPubSchools Preschool applications open on 4/21/21  http://ow.ly/sOF450Etss7@ChicagoDFSS is accep...
04/20/2021
Chicago Early Learning

EDHS News Pls Share-
@ChiPubSchools Preschool applications open on 4/21/21 http://ow.ly/sOF450Etss7

@ChicagoDFSS is accepting Rental Assistance Program online applications until 4/30/21 http://ow.ly/FQ1g50Etss6

@chipublib patrons can choose their true name on their library card

There is no limit to what your child can accomplish. Jumpstart your child's education with Chicago Early Learning! Enroll today for the 2020-21 School Year.

Do you have questions about MOPD programs?  Questions about the application process?  Join us for at either technical as...
04/19/2021
Grants Administration

Do you have questions about MOPD programs? Questions about the application process? Join us for at either technical assistance webinars where an overview of MOPD programs and Q &A opportunities will be offered.

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Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) – technical assistance dates

April 20, 2021 3pm-4pm
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Meeting ID: 815 1062 8348
Passcode: 601924

Every year, the City of Chicago administers a series of community development grants. These grants specifically support the City’s goals with respect to providing decent, affordable housing, expanding economic opportunity, and serving low and moderate income populations.

04/16/2021
iSupplier Home Page

Interested in partnering with MOPD? Request for Proposals are now available for the 2022-2023 calendar year. Learn about MOPD available programs here http://ow.ly/oqpL50EqOj8 your organization can find pertinent information on how to find programs, how to apply, important dates, and lastly receive technical assistance.

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) – technical assistance dates

April 19, 2021 11am-12pm
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Meeting ID: 810 9240 8487
Passcode: 179153

Chicago iSupplier, iSupplier

04/16/2021
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Please share - Visit @ChicagoBACP to nominate a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) taxicab driver for the 2020 Taxicab Driver Excellence Award. The completed form deadline has been extended through May 24, 2021! ow.ly/gjyY50EpC1A

04/15/2021
www.chicago.gov

Please share - Visit @ChicagoBACP to nominate a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) taxicab driver for the 2020 Taxicab Driver Excellence Award. The completed form must be received by April 16, 2021. http://ow.ly/trb850EpC1B

Address

121 N La Salle St, Rm 905
Chicago, IL
60602

General information

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 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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.
You are invited to participate in this important event. The information of your office is vital to the Spanish speaking disabilities community.
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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