Links to Explore:

Village of Oak Park: Information for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families

As part of its efforts to help people with disabilities lead proud and productive lives, the citizen volunteers who serve on the Disability Access Commission compiled this listing of programs and services. The listing is not meant to include every service available to people with disabilities, but to focus is on services offered by the local governments and service agencies with offices in the Village or that provide services to Oak Park residents.

If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. Information from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Physical developmental delays are when children aren't doing activities (like rolling over, sitting without support, or walking) that other children their age are doing.  Developmental delays can be a sign of a serious health condition, so it's important to talk with your child's pediatrician about them.

Use this website to learn more about physical developmental delays for children ages 5 and under.  The information is meant to help you start a conversation with your child's pediatrician.  

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

The Center of Disease Control is an on-line resource for credible health information.  Its main goal is is to promote quality of life and to protect health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention. 

Allergy & Asthma Network

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is the leading nonprofit family health organization dedicated to eliminating suffering and death due to asthma, allergies, and related conditions.  From diagnosis to control, from diapers to college -- AANMA is your one-stop, family-to-family support network.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) is a professional organization with more than 6,700 members in the United States, Canada and 72 other countries. This membership includes allergist / immunologists, other medical specialists, allied health and related healthcare professionals—all with a special interest in the research and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases.

Food Allergy Resource and Education

The Food Allergy Resource and Education's mission is to ensure the safety and inclusion of individuals with food allergies while relentlessly seeking a cure.

American Lung Association: ASTHMA

Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for millions of Americans, both young and old. There is no cure for asthma, but the good news is it can be managed and treated so you can live a normal, healthy life.

American Diabetes Association

Leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. The ADA

  • funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes.
  • delivers services to hundreds of communities.
  • provides objective and credible information.
  • gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 

  • The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to searching for a cure.  Our focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately to find a cure. 

Epilepsy Foundation

The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.  NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need. 

Illinois Department of Public Health

The mission of the Illinois Department of Public Health is to promote the health of the people of Illinois through the prevention and control of disease and injury.

Illinois Department of Human Services

DHS can help you and your family meet your basic needs.  We offer a range of services to help you become healthy and self-sufficient.

Vaccination Resources