Serving Lake & McHenry Counties


March 16th Special Event hosted for families of adult children with disabilities

State Senator Mary Edly Allen and State Representatives Laura Faver Dias and Joyce Mason to host an upcoming event, “Getting Answers: An Information Forum for Families of Adults with Disabilities,” that will run from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at the Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee.

This informational event was created for families and caregivers of an adult child with disabilities. Attendees will hear from experts from residential agencies, day programs, lawyers, independent service coordination agencies and other experts. It will also be an opportunity to share their own experiences.

A local business, Rockin’ the Spectrum, will also be providing a sensory break room on site. The event is free, but registration is required. Tickets are available here. For all inquiries, please call the Senator’s office at 847-548-5631 or visit the website.

For everyone’s safety we are restricting access to both LCCIL offices (Mundelein and McHenry). We are open to the public by appointment and as always are serving folks in the community as well! You can contact us the way you always have; our phone number(s) and emails are the same. Please call us at 847-949-4440 or email us at if you would like to receive information or services.

Vulnerable populations continue to be cognizant of the risks of COVID-19 and its variants. Suggestions for persons with disabilities and older adults can be found here: LCCIL has been distributing free testing kits to the individuals we serve. If you are a person with a disability or a family member of a person with a disability and are in need of testing kits please contact us at 847-949-4440 or send an email to us at LCCIL through its partnership with the federal Administration on Community Living (ACL) does currently have testing kits available for free distribution.

LCCIL Helping You to Prepare for Emergencies

The recent pandemic has taught us that we aren’t as prepared as we thought. To help with this, LCCIL is working to prepare individuals with disabilities and their families with the tools needed to be ready for a disaster, emergency or pandemic. If you would like to learn more, feel free to contact Claudia Mancera at: 847-949-4440 ext. 212 or via email at

May everyone continue to stay well and be kind!

Lake County Center for Independent Living's Mission

...LCCIL empowers people with disabilities to lead self-directed lives as valued members of the community.

Who We Are . . .

Lake County Center for Independent Living, serving Lake and McHenry counties, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, disability rights organization. We exist to ensure that all people with disabilities have the tools they need to live independently. Governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities, we are a consumer-controlled organization, which means the services we provide are those chosen by our consumers. To learn more, click our ABOUT US page.