Family life can be a challenge, regardless of who you are or your background. Questions and self-doubt can compound stress if you’re caring for a child or adult with special needs. Ray Graham Association offers families strategies to support their loved ones and integrate them into the community. Personal consultations help families to navigate service options, explore unique social and health care opportunities, and find sources of funding for people with disabilities.
Ray Graham Association ensures that, above all, the programs recommended will support the interests and priorities of every person with a disability and their family.
Ray Graham Association believes in a person-centered approach to family life and community. We work with people with disabilities and their families to address their needs, strengths, and dreams. Putting people first leads to happier and healthier families.
Home-Based Support Services
Navigating services and eligibility guidelines for people with disabilities can be exhausting and overwhelming for families. Our Support Services Planning Team advises each person and their family or caretakers to identify services to help them live at home with the people they love.
Ray Graham Association have experts to help you
- Audit expenses to maximize available funding
- Access resources for daily activities including our Community Learning Centers
- Secure a meaningful job through our Employment Services
- Arrange for behavioral counseling
- Coordinate a seamless transition from a child-based waiver to an adult-based waiver
- Acquire transportation assistance
Ray Graham Association no longer offers respite care. Please contact Service Inc. at 815-741-0800 to find the current list of respite care providers.
The Speaker Series brings families and professionals together to discuss what impacts their loved ones, families, and community. At the Speaker Series, you not only hear expert advice but can share your concerns and find support from other families. You will have an array of resources to assist your family member in a way that is best for them and you. There are three sessions a year, covering topics such as
- Navigate the Illinois Disability System
- Learn about Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medicaid, guardianship, trusts, and letters of intent
- Access services of the Department of Rehabilitation Services and Employment
- Explore innovative housing options, like our Community-Based Homes
- Examine loss and grief
- Use technology to maximize communication
If you have a question, email Family Support Offices or call 630-620-2222.