You're Invited to Host a

Disability Awareness Presentation!


The Lake County Center for Independent Living, a disability rights and services organization that serves Lake and McHenry counties, would like to visit your group to give a FREE disability awareness presentation.


What is the presentation about?

The presentation consists of several of our staff members with disabilities who will each spend time talking about his or her disability. They will then do an interactive activity with the children (or anyone) in order to allow them to experience what it may be like to have a disability or different ways to do certain activities.


How long is the presentation?

It usually lasts 60 minutes, but we can be flexible with the amount of time you have available.


Interested in scheduling a date?

We are available throughout the year and can format our presentation to accommodate your needs! 


To schedule a presentation or for further details, please contact:

Shanta’ Frierson

Lake County Center for Independent Living

847-949-4440 V/TTY



Center for Independent Living seeks two part-time advocates:


Youth Leadership Advocate

      (McHenry County office- McHenry IL)

The Youth Leadership Advocate travels to McHenry County schools to provide self-advocacy and leadership training to youth with disabilities.  Advocate works 25 hours per week, Tuesday-Friday.  Training and special projects occur when school is not in session. 

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and an ability to guide youth through class room activities and learning.  An Associate’s degree or 2 years of related experience is required.  Candidates must be able to travel throughout McHenry County.  Persons with disabilities encouraged to apply.


Youth Leadership Advocate, summer temporary

        (Lake County Office- Mundelein IL)

This advocate co-facilitates the Voyager program, a summer internship for youth with disabilities.  The advocate teaches advocacy and project planning skills.  This position is a temporary, summer position working up to 30 hours per week in our Mundelein office.  It is a three month position. 

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate leadership and team building skills and must have relevant work experience, experience with disabilities, and some college work.  Persons with disabilities encouraged to apply.


To apply:

1.      Email cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to

2.      All three documents must be MS Word attachments to the email.

3.      The cover letter must state: which position is desired, salary requirements, and how the applicant meets the qualifications.


Applicants must follow ALL instructions to be considered.



Afterschool Club


A time for high school and transition students with disabilities to gather and work on skills, gain confidence, and socialize.  Info and activities on leadership, employment, and self-advocacy.

When:      Mondays from 3:30-5 PM

Where:     Camp Peacock in Lake Villa

                         21777 Edgewood

                         Lake Villa, IL 60046 

(Off of Deep Lake Road, north of Grand Ave, turn east on Edgewood Ave and follow signs)

Lake County Center for Independent Living will provide instruction and support.  LCCIL staff can also assist with information on accessing transportation.

If interested: Contact Andrew Breen at 847-949-4440 Voice/TTY or via email at for more information.


The Riders Guide for the

Northwest Dial-A-Ride Demonstration Project

has been updated:




Lake County Department of Transportation



LCCIL is one of 22 consumer controlled Centers for Independent Living in Illinois which are governed and staffed by a majority of persons with disabilities.