Accessibility Resources: Mobility & Motor skills

Part of the vision of Lake Forest Library is to "enable everyone in the community to fulfill the universal desire to learn, explore, and belong." Our series of Accessibility Resources pages lists local nonprofit organizations that provide resources and services to help you or someone you know succeed and feel welcome in Chicago's North Shore.

The list is not comprehensive and is provided for informational purposes. The Library does not endorse nor sponsor these organizations. Specific questions regarding these groups should be directed to the organization.

For information about the Library's Accessibility Collections, Homebound Services, and other supports, please visit our Accessibility page.

Mobility & Motor skills

Anixter Center

Mission Statement

Anixter Center’s mission is to provide an array of services and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and related challenges to live, learn, work, and play in the community. Our leadership team and staff are committed to moving the mission forward.

Adult Services

  • Day Services
  • Residential Services
  • Housing
  • Employment Services
  • Substance Use Disorder Assistance
  • Community Mental Health Services
  • Recovery Hub/Safe Space
  • Mental Health Outreach
  • Works with Chicago Hearing Society for Hearing, Deaf, and DeafBlind Services


Administration Office

1945 W Wilson Ave
Chicago IL 60640


Residential Office

6610 N Clark St
Chicago IL 60626


Anixter Center website

Center for Enriched Living

Mission Statement

The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life.

Adult Services

  • Social Enrichment
  • Recreational Enrichment
  • Educational Enrichment


280 Saunders Rd
Riverwoods IL 60015


The Center for Enriched Living website

Dickinson Hall

Mission Statement

The mission of Dickinson Hall is to offer adults educational, social, and cultural opportunities as well as services fostering independence, involvement, and continued personal growth in a welcoming and dynamic environment.

Adult Services

Geared towards visitors 50 and older, newly retired, or new to the area, Dickinson Hall offers a variety of programs, classes, special interest groups, trips, and other events to foster community and offer seniors an opportunity to socialize as well as:

  • Emotional Support
  • Support for Family Caregivers
  • Identifying Local Resources
  • Financial Assistance Programs
  • Medicare Assistance
  • Senior Citizen's Assessment
  • Freeze Assistance
  • Benefit Access Program
  • Scholarship Programs
  • Notary Services
  • Medical Equipment "Lending Closet"

Lake Forest and Lake Bluff residents can borrow mobility items from the Lending Closet free of charge for up to 3 months:

  • Walkers
  • Canes
  • Wheelchairs
  • Toilet Risers
  • Bath Seats
  • Transfer Benches


Grove Cultural Campus
100 E Old Mill Rd
Lake Forest IL 60045


Dickinson Hall website

Faith in Action

Mission Statement

The mission of Faith in Action is to help older adults maintain their independence and improve their quality of life. Volunteers help with many forms of non-medical assistance, such as transportation to medical and other appointments, help with shopping, reading or bill paying, minor home repairs, friendly visiting and telephone support, and respite care for family caregivers.

Faith in Action is non-sectarian. There is no charge for services, and they serve seniors of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and those residing within the Lake Forest High School District 115 regardless of their religious affiliation. This service is supported by a grant from the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Citizens Foundation.

Adult Services

  • Non-emergency transportation services in Southeast Lake County
  • Errand Service
  • Respite care
  • Social Support
  • Information and Referral


1510 Old Deerfield Rd Ste #205
Highland Park IL 60035


Faith in Action website

Great Lakes Adaptive Sports (GLASA)

Mission Statement

We strive to ‘Let No One Sit on the Sidelines’ and operate under a mission to promote and support the optimal development and well-being of youth, adults, and military veterans who have a physical or visual disability through the provision of inclusive recreation, fitness, and competitive sports activities.

Youth & Adult Services

GLASA provides programming to individuals with physical and visual disabilities. Programming can be adapted to meet the needs of individuals who use manual or power wheelchairs, in addition to those with ambulatory disabilities. GLASA serves athletes who have disabilities such as:

  • Amputation
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spina Bifida
  • Stroke
  • Visual Impairment

GLASA believes that health is a lifelong pursuit and offers programs for individuals ages 6–60+. Specialized programming is offered to injured military veterans. Additionally, programming is offered without regard to socioeconomic status. No one is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. Recreational and competitive programs are available; no prior experience is necessary to join a GLASA program.


27864 Irma Lee Circle #101
Lake Forest IL 60045


Great Lakes Adaptive Sports website

Lake County Supportive Living Program

Mission Statement

​Illinois developed the Supportive Living Program (SLP) as an alternative to nursing home care for low-income older persons and persons with physical disabilities under Medicaid. By offering personal care and other services, residents can live independently and take part in decision-making. Personal choice, dignity, privacy, and individuality are emphasized.

Adult Services

Resources and services vary by location. See the Provider Fact Sheet.

  • Intermittent Nursing Services
  • Social/Recreational Programming
  • Health Promotion & Exercise Programs
  • Medication Oversight
  • Ancillary Services
  • 24-hour Response/Security
  • Personal Care
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • Maintenance
  • Meals and snacks


  • Azpira Place in Lake Zurich
  • Barton Senior Residences of Zion
  • Heritage Woods of Gurnee
  • Oak Hill SLF in Round Lake Beach
  • Stonebridge of Gurnee
  • Victory Centre of Vernon Hills


Lake County Supportive Living Program website

Lake Forest Open Lands Association (LFOLA)

Mission Statement

Lake Forest Open Lands Association is an independently funded conservation and educational organization devoted to the acquisition and stewardship of our natural landscapes, and to ensuring all generations have a meaningful, lasting connection to nature and our land.

Youth & Adult Services

In partnership with Access Ability Wisconsin (AAW), LFOLA is the first Illinois location to host AAW's motorized All Terrain Outdoor Wheelchair. This wheelchair gives those with temporary and permanent mobility issues the ability to enjoy the trails and nature preserves with family and friends.

  • Free to use (a completed, signed waiver and $50, refundable deposit is required)

  • Option to use trailer and transport wheelchair to different locations in and around Lake County

  • Adjustable harness, lap, and leg safety belts

  • The controller offers five speeds in addition to an easy-to-use joystick for turning and backing up

  • Lights on wheelchair allow for low light use

  • Fully adjustable for different reclining, arm, and leg angles

  • About five hours of nonstop usage before wheelchair battery has to be recharged


350 N Waukegan Rd
Lake Forest IL 60045


LFOLA website

AAW website

Lake Forest Parks and Rec Adaptive Sports

Mission Statement

To facilitate the growth, development, and improvement of the Lake Forest Parks and Recreation facilities and offerings to the community.

Partners with Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association for more options. The organization is below.

Youth Services

Buddy Sports offers various programs for players with developmental and/or physical disabilities including:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Dance
  • Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing is also offered outside of Buddy Sports.


400 Hastings Rd
Lake Forest IL 60045


Adaptive Sports website

Lambs Farm

Mission Statement

Helping people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives and connect with the human spirit in us all.

Adult Services

  • Residential Services
  • Vocational Services
  • Community Employment Services
  • Wellness, Leisure, & Recreational Services
  • Home-based Support Facilitation
  • Business and Attractions


14245 W Rockland Rd
Libertyville IL 60048


Lambs Farm website

Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association

Mission Statement

To enrich the lives of people with disabilities in our partner communities through quality recreation services.

Youth & Adult Services

NSSRA runs more than 500 programs every year. Their programs can be challenging or competitive, with integral educational and social components as well as fun.

  • Youth and Adult Programs
  • Gator Athletics (Special Olympics)
  • Day camps
  • Overnight trips
  • Lead: Leisure Education Awareness and Discovery
  • Special events


1221 County Line Rd
Highland Park IL 60035


Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association website

Ride Lake County

Mission Statement

Ride Lake County is a borderless countywide paratransit service that provides seniors age 60+ and people with disabilities transportation to any area of Lake County for work, shopping, medical appointments, and more.

Adult Services

Ride Lake County is a borderless countywide paratransit service that provides seniors age 60+ and people with disabilities transportation to any area of Lake County for work, shopping, medical appointments, and more.


To book a trip, call the Pace Call Center between 5:30 am and 6:00 pm.


Ride Lake County website

Riverside Foundation

Mission Statement

Riverside Foundation will provide quality services and supports to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ensuring opportunities for individual choice and with a commitment to providing these supports in a positive caring environment.

Adult Services

  • Campus for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Group Homes for Independence and Community
  • Work & Activity Center Develops Life-skills



14588 W Highway 22
Lincolnshire IL 60069


Activity Center in Vernon Hills


Riverside Foundation website

Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County (SRACLC)

Mission Statement

The Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County provides recreation programs and services to individuals with special needs or disabilities, and their families, who reside within the boundaries of Member Agency communities.

Youth & Adult Services

  • Youth and Teen Programs
  • Teen/Adult Programs
  • Adult Day Programs
  • After School Programs
  • Outings for Seniors
  • Financial Assistance
  • Inclusion Assistance
  • Special Events
  • Special Olympics
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Vacation/Overnight Trips
  • Weekly Programs


Administrative Office

290 Oakwood Rd
Vernon Hills IL 60061


SRACLC website