Welcome to the Northern Chapter of the Illinois Rehabilitation Association!
As President of the IRA Northern Chapter, I am Gail Andrews and I want to extend a warm welcome to all of you visiting our site.
The purpose of this site is to provide information to new, current and perspective members. Topics include events, programs, workshops, resources and information related to providing individuals with disabilities assistance in obtaining personal and economic independence.
The goal of our chapter is to develop and enhance strong working relationships, between professionals from various service provider agencies and entities. Through these relationships individuals with disabilities see an increase in employment opportunities. The chapter also hosts workshops which provide resources professional growth and development along with an increased awareness of issues related to service provision for people with disabilities.
The Northern chapter members include rehabilitation counselors and coordinators, job developers and other professional’s involved in programs and services for people with disabilities. The catchment area of the Northern Chapter is north of 1-80.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. Please contact me to discuss your interest in becoming a member of our organization. I am also interested in your ideas related to projects, service delivery for people with disabilities, and topics appropriate for workshops.