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Housing information services offered by the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) are designed to promote and identify integrated, adaptable/accessible and affordable housing for people with disabilities in the Chicago metropolitan area.
MOPD provides personal devices or equipment that will assist an individual to become more independent in their home. Provisions of equipment and instruction is based on the individual needs in the home environment.
For more information on this program please contact MOPD at 311.
The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities provides information to print and broadcast reporters, students, disability organizations and the general public about terminology and portrayal issues concerning people with disabilities.
Social Stories is a tool to help individuals with ASD (autistic spectrum disorder) better understand the nuances of interpersonal communication to interact effectively and appropriately for public events.
Practical Assistance is assistance provided to help an individual obtain a service or benefit. Assistance may include completing forms such as the circuit breaker, filing applications such as the RTA Reduced Fare application** and writing and/or explaining a letter or formal document.
Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other tasks.