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Marcfirst provides information and resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for the community.The following links provided cover a variety of topics of interest to families, caregivers and professionals in the developmental disabilities field.The links listed are not necessarily endorsed by Marcfirst and should be checked out thoroughly.


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Autism McLean

Help create an autism-friendly community right here in McLean County! The Autism-Friendly Campaign is a collaborative program of Autism McLean and Marcfirst.

The Arc

The Arc addresses critical issues related to rights, treatment, services and programs for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

The Arc of Illinois

The Arc of Illinois is committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices.

United Way

Mission: To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.


The Illinois Department of Human Services
Mission: to provide a full array of quality, outcome-based, person- and community-centered services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Illinois.

Rehabilitation Services Referral

Use this online form to submit a referral to the DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS).

Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington

The Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington provides one-bedroom apartments for adults with developmental disabilities. The Housing Authority works in partnership with Marcfirst. Staff from Marcfirst provides training to increase independent living skills.

Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities

The Institute is a voluntary association of organizations supporting services to persons with developmental disabilities. The Institute seeks to influence public policy development which supports these services and to engage in activities which will improve the quality of programs and services throughout the State of Illinois.

Central Illinois Down Syndrome Organization (CIDSO)

A not-for-profit organization of families and interested persons working to increase public awareness, support families, and improve opportunities for those touched by Down syndrome.


National Coalition Building Instuite
Dedicated to ending the mistreatment of every group, whether it stems from nationality, race, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, job or life circumstance. NCBI trains leaders in the skills of prejudice reduction, inter group conflict resolution, team building and coalition building.
Central Illinois NCBI Trainers (.pdf file 5kb)


Direct Support Professionals
Working to find creative solutions to the challenges of recruitment, retention and training of qualified direct support professionals.


McLean County Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Links are provided as a general information resource for the use of visitors to the web site. Inclusion of these links does not constitute the endorsement of any organization. The links provided are maintained by their respective organizations and they are solely responsible for their content.