The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities holds various public events throughout the year, in addition to representing the department at City of Chicago events. 

On this page we will share information about upcoming MOPD events. Unless otherwise specified, MOPD events are open at no cost to our Chicago community. 

We also maintain an Accessible Events Calendar collecting events throughout the City. If you have an event you'd like to add to our calendar, please email

Don't Miss the February Access Forum!

 The MOPD presents the February Access Forum on February 7, 2024On February 7th, the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities invites you to the February Access Forum—a hybrid learning event featuring valuable information regarding transportation, civil rights, benefits and entrepreneurship for our disability community. The Forum will be held from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Central West Community Center, 2102 W. Ogden Ave., and online via Zoom. 

Please find the schedule below, then register at this link.  



9:05-9:15   Commissioner Arfa Welcome Remarks 

9:15-10:00   Chicago Regional Transit Authority – Services and New Initiatives 

10:00-10:45   Equip for Equality – Know Your Rights 

10:45-11:30   MOPD Benefits Counseling Program – SSA Work Incentives (How SSI and SSDI may be affected by work)

11:30-12:15   Department of Procurement Services – Breaking Down the BEPD (Business Enterprises Owned by People with Disabilities Program) 

12:15-1:00   MOPD 101: Programs and Services


Download the February Access Flyer link here: February Access Forum Flyer

This venue is accessible. ASL Interpretation and CART captioning will be provided. To request any other accessibility measures, please contact Jocelyn Romasanta by phone: (312) 746-5743 or by e-mail: If you have any other questions regarding this event, please e-mail