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Thank you for your interest in the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) Academy. Below you will find a list of the webinars and the continuing education courses offered at RIC at 345 East Superior Street in Chicago, Illinois.

Academy Courses

Date Session Information Cost and Registration






From MCI to Severe Dementia: Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Maximizing Function and Quality

Download the MCI to Severe Demential Course Brochure


Intended Audience:

Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Nurses

Register Now for From MCI to Severe Dementia

Academy Webinars

Date Session Information Cost and Registration







Medical Management of Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury and Its Impact on Rehabilitation


Intended Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists and Nurses

Register Now for Medical Management of Patients with TBI





Upper Limb Prosthetics: Body Powered Components and Controls


Intended Audience:

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants


Register Now for Upper Limb Prosthetics


Registration, Discounts, Cancellation

To register online for one of the courses listed in the course calendar, follow the corresponding "Register Now" link. To register by mail or by fax, download the RIC Academy printable registration form (PDF) here. Fax your completed registration (if paying by credit card) to 312-238-4451 or mail it with check payment to the address listed in the "Contact The Academy" section on the left side of this page.

Special Notice for RIC Employees and Staff at Strategic Alliances

Please note that RIC Academy courses have limited seats available for RIC employees and staff employed by our strategic alliances. To check available seats for a particular course, click the "Register Now" link which will take you to the login screen where you will be able to see the "Employee Registration" link. If all of the employee seats are filled, the link will be inactive. To add your name to the waiting list for an employee seat, please contact Mary Eugene at (312) 238-4251 or

Group Discount Policy

To qualify for group discount rates (you do not need to be from the same facility), registrants must mail, fax, or enter online the group's registrations together. Group members cannot receive the discount rate if the registrations are sent separately.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Refunds, less a 20% administrative charge, will be given if notice of cancellation is received at least 5 business days before the course's start date. RIC reserves the right to cancel or change any programs for due cause.

Cancellation of a program by RIC will result in a full refund of tuition. RIC is not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstance.

Dining, etc.

Local Suggestions for
Lunch, Dinner, Shopping, Entertainment, Sports, Services

Sprout Café (located at RIC on the 2nd floor) Salad bar, hot and cold food.


Bistro Pacific (680 N. Lake Shore Drive) - Thai Food - Reasonably Priced. 312-397-1800.

Chestnut Street Cafe (200 E. Chestnut - In the Seneca hotel) Serves breakfast and lunch. Open 6:00 am to 3:00 pm 7 days a week. A New York Style deli featuring salads, deli sandwiches and soups 312-943-0034.

Cheesecake Factory (John Hancock Building, 875 North Michigan Avenue, plaza level) Fun, crazy, busy with good food and drink.

Chipotle (291 E. Ontario) Burritos, Barbacoa and Tacos. Reasonably Priced. 312-587-7753.

Corner Bakery (676 St. Clair) Good variety of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. Fresh bread baked daily. 312-266-2570.

Dominick’s Grocery Store (255 E. Grand Avenue) There is a pharmacy in the store. The deli has excellent hot and cold selections. There is also a large bakery, a sushi bar and an olive bar. There is a Chase Bank Branch onsite along with a Starbucks coffee shop. Wi-Fi is available.

Elephant & Castle (160 East Huron - Located in the Avenue Crowne Plaza Hotel) Irish Pub, Reservations recommended 312-440-1180

Foodlife (Water Tower Place, 835 North Michigan Avenue, Mezzanine Level) Unusual food court. Great selection and quality of food. 312-335-3663.

Gino's East (162 E. Superior Street) This is it! Chicago style pizzas - what we are known for! Pizza by the slice or nice lunch specials. Long wait for lunch. Use fast food option for lunch. (Can eat there if you like or bring it back. Also an option for dinner. 312-266-3337.

Giordano's Pizza (730 North Rush Street) Good deep dish pizza! 312-951-0747.

Grand Lux Cafe (600 N. Michigan - Enter on Ontario), Casual, global cuisine, 312-276-2500.

Jimmy Johns (205 E. Ohio) Sandwiches and Salads

Markethouse (300 East Ohio – Located in the Doubletree Hotel), Contemporary American Cuisine about $40/person, 312-224-2200.

McDonalds (locations at 645 North McClurg Court and 10 E. Chicago Avenue)

M Burger, 161 E. Huron – High quality fast food, known for great burgers, shakes and fries. Mostly take out or site outside. Small counter to sit at inside.

North Pier Food Court (located in the center of North Pier, 401 East Illinois) Large variety of fast foods.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (251 East Huron Street, 2nd floor) Cafeteria that boasts a wide variety of cuisines.

Pockets (205 E. Ohio) Sandwiches, Calzones and Salads 312- 923-9898

Pompeii Little Italy (212 E. Ohio) Italian food, reasonably priced.

Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits (535 N. Michigan - Entrance is on the Grand Avenue side), 312-755-1500.

Prentice Women’s Hospital (250 E. Superior – corner of Superior & Fairbanks – entrance on Superior)

Fresh Market at Fairbanks (Prentice Women's Hospital, 250 E. Superior St., Second Floor). Offers unique and healthy dining options including Mediterranean style flatbreads baked in a hearth oven, salads and dressings prepared with fresh ingredients, sandwiches. Open 24 hours/7 days a week. Argo Tea is located on the 1st floor. Enjoy several cafe-style options including signature drink teas, specialty coffee, and bakery goods. Monday-Friday 6:00 am to 8:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Pucks (located in the Museum of Contemporary Art at 220 East Chicago Avenue) Mention that you are going to the café upon entering the building and you won’t have to pay the museum admission fee. 312-397-4034.

Quartino’s (626 N. State Street) Reasonably priced. Italian tapas and pizza (thin crust). Outside patio. (312) 698-5000

Signature Room (located in the John Hancock Center, 875 North Michigan Avenue - 95th Floor) Has a weekday breakfast and lunch menu. Great view -- overlooks entire city and lake. 312-787-9596.

Subway Sandwiches (535 N. Michigan - Entrance is on the Grand Avenue side, next to Popeye’s), 312-527-3978. Also located at 700 N. Michigan - In Chicago Place food court 312-943-7380 and at 226 E. Ontario (you must walk down the stairs) 312-266-6304.

Thai Star Cafe (660 North State Street) Good food, casual atmosphere. 312-951-1196

T.G.I. Friday's (153 East Erie Street) Nice atmosphere, great variety of food! Fast service. Good for lunch or dinner. 312-664-9820.

Treasure Island Deli and Grocery Store (680 North Lake Shore Drive, first floor) Sophisticated "Euro-American" market/delicatessen featuring imported foods, salad bar, soups, hot and cold deli items, and gourmet desserts. Take-out only.

West Egg Cafe (620 North Fairbanks - Ontario & Fairbanks) Good variety of food pleasantly served, Fast service. Casual. 312-280-8366.


Andy's Lounge (11 East Hubbard Street) Good food and live jazz. 312-642-6805.

Bice' (20 E. Delaware Street) Italian cuisine. Reservations preferred, but will take walk-ins. 312-664-1474.

Bistro Pacific (680 N. Lake Shore Drive) - Thai Food - Reasonably Priced. 312-397-1800.

Blackbird (619 West Randolph Street) American cuisine. Reservations recommended, 312-951-8900.

Carson's (612 North Wells Street) The Place for Ribs. 312-280-9200.

Coco Pazzo Restaurant (300 West Hubbard Street) 312-836-0900 & Coco Pazzo Café (located in the Red Roof Inn at 636 North St. Clair) 312-664-2777. Northern Italian.

Cheesecake Factory (John Hancock Building, 875 N. Michigan, plaza level) Fun, crazy, busy with good food and drink. 312-337-1101.

Elephant & Castle (160 East Huron - Located in the Radisson Hotel) Irish Pub, Reservations recommended 312-440-1180.

Feast (25 East Delaware) Casual Cuisine 312-337-4001.

Francesca’s on Chestnut (200 East Chestnut) Northern Italian 312-482-8800.

Frontera Grill/Topolobampo (445 N. Clark St) Mexican Cuisine – by Celebrity Chef/Mexican Cuisine King Rick Bayless. 312-661-1434

Gibson's (1029 North Rush Street) Premiere steaks, ribs, chicken and seafood. Big portions. One of the hottest spots in town, Has a piano bar, Expensive, 312-266-8999.

Grand Lux Cafe (600 N. Michigan - Enter on Ontario), Casual, global cuisine, 312-276-2500.

Harry Carry's (33 West Kinzie) Italian/American cuisine. The Chicago Cub's own Harry -"Holy Cow". 312-828-0966.

Heaven on Seven (600 North Michigan Avenue) Very good cajun foods. Reservations preferred but will take walk-ins. 312-280-7774.

Indian Garden (247 E. Ontario) Excellent indian food. 312-280-4910.

India House (59 West Grand) Indian Cuisine. 312-645-9500

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (60 E. Grand Avenue) Specializes in seafood, particularly crab and steak. 312-379-5637.

Lawry’s Steakhouse (100 East Ontario Street) Casual elegance. 312-787-5000.

Le Colonial (937 North Rush Street) Upscale Vietnamese Restaurant, Reservations preferred but will take walk-ins, 312-255-0088.

Lou Malnati’s (439 North Wells Street) Pizza, 312-828-9800

Markethouse (300 East Ohio – Located in the Doubletree Hotel), Contemporary American Cuisine about $40/person, 312-224-2200.

McCormick & Schmick's (41 E. Chestnut) Seafood Restaurant, Extensive selection of seafood flown-in fresh daily. 312-397-9500.

Mercadito & Double A (108 W. Kinzie St); Mexican Food 312-329-9555

Michael Jordan’s Steak House (505 N. Michigan Ave) 312-321-8823

Mity Nice Grill (Water Tower, 835 N. Michigan, Mezzanine Level), Sit-down restaurant located in the rear of the Food Life food court. Great selection of food. 312-335-4745.

M.K. (868 North Franklin, corner of Chestnut and Franklin) American with French accents. Expensive, but a treat. Takes reservations. 312-482-9179.

Nacional 27 (325 W. Huron) Latin American. 312-664-2727.

Nix (located in the Knickerbocker Hotel at 163 East Walton Place) 312-867-7575.

NoMi (located in the Hyatt Hotel at 800 N. Michigan) Great View, Expensive, Classy. Reservations required. 312-239-4030.

Oak Tree (located in the Bloomingdale's Building at 900 North Michigan Avenue) Huge portions. Great salads. European style. 312-751-1988.

O'Brien's Restaurant (1528 North Wells Street) Known for great steaks. Short cab ride. 312-787-3131.

Park Avenue Cafe' (199 E. Walton) Located in the Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel. Contemporary American. 312-944-4414.

Pizzeria Uno (29 East Ohio Street) This is where Chicago style deep dish pizza was born! 312-280-5120.

P.J. Clarkes (1204 North State Street and 302 East Illinois) Great hamburgers. Short cab ride. 312-664-1650.

Reza’s Restaurant (432 W. Ontario) Persian Food. 312-664-4500

Riva Ristorante (700 East Grand Avenue, Navy Pier) Northern Italian cuisine. 312-644-7482.

RL Restaurant Ralph Lauren (750 N. Michigan - Entrance is on Chicago Avenue) American Cuisine, Reservations recommended, 312-475-1100.

Ron of Japan (230 East Ontario Street) Japanese cuisine cooked right at your table! 312-664-6500.

Rosebud on Rush (720 N. Rush - Rush and Superior) Northern Italian cuisine. 312-266-6444.

Rosebud Steakhouse (192 E. Walton) 312-397-1000.

Saloon (200 East Chestnut Street) Good food, especially ribs and steaks. 312-280-5454.

Sayat Nova (157 East Ohio Street) Armenian cuisine. Walking distance. Semi-circular booths in Moorish setting -- a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience with food similar to Greek. Try Humus for appetizers! Combination plate provides ample insight into Armenian food. 312-644-9159.

Scoozi (410 West Huron Street) Popular, very good food. Reservations recommended. Long walk. 312-943-5900.

Shaw's Crab House (21 East Hubbard) Seafood. 312-527-2722.

Sol Y Nieve (Emilio's) (215 E. Ohio) Spanish Tapas 312-467-7177.

Spiaggia Cafe (980 N. Michigan) Italian - Open Tuesday-Saturday. Great city views. Excellent appetizers, gourmet pizzas and homemade pastas. 312-280-2750.

Star of Siam (11 East Illinois Street) Great Thai food. Good walk. Casual. 312-670-0100.

M Avenue Lounge (located in the Allerton Crowne Plaza Hotel – 2nd Floor, 701 N. Michigan Ave) – Cocktails and Lite Fares Menu. 312-440-1500.

Sky Lounge (located in the Avenue Crowne Plaza Hotel Chicago – 40th Floor, 160 E. Huron) – European-influenced cuisine with a great view of Chicago. Handcrafted cocktails, domestic and imported wines and delicious Sangria. 312-787-6100.

Tru (676 North St. Clair Street). Open for dinner only. Expensive, but a treat. 312-202-0001.

Vivo (838 West Randolph Street) Italian cuisine, Reservations recommended, 312-733-3379.

Wave (644 N. Lake Shore Drive) Located in the W Hotel. Reservations recommended. 312-225-4460.

Wishbone (1001 West Washington Street) Located across the street from Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios. A short cab ride. Southern food. 312-850-2663.

Wildfire (159 West Erie Street) American cuisine; everything is wood roasted. Reservations preferred but will take walk-ins. 312-787-9000.

Staying In Your Room? Order pizza from the finest - Bacino's. Will deliver. 312-263-0070 or fax your order to 312-263-4965.



Blue Chicago (locations at 536 North Clark Street 312-661-0100) Night club and blues club. Cover varies depending on the artist performing.

Buddy Guy's Legends (754 South Wabash) Cover varies depending on the artist performing. Short (10-15 minute) cab ride. 312-427-0333.

House of Blues (329 North Dearborn Street) Blues bands Tuesday thru Saturday in restaurant. Various types of music in the Club (Urban Contemporary to Rock). 312-527-2583.


Andy's Jazz Club (11 East Hubbard) Has good jazz and serves food. A lively professional crowd who enjoy jazz. Casual. 312-642-6805.

The Backroom (1007 North Rush Street) Live jazz. Upscale audience on Rush Street. 312-751-2433.

Joe Segal’s Jazz Showcase (809 S. Plymouth) 312-360-0234. Where Jazz Lives in Chicago since 1947.


The Second City (1616 North Wells Street) A short cab ride. Reviews are among the finest you'll find anywhere. A good place to go in a group. Call for shows and times. 312-664-4032.

Zanies (1548 North Wells Street) A short cab ride. First Chicago comedy club, still pulls in best national acts to its cozy confines. 312-337-4027.


Dick's Last Resort (located at North Pier, 455 East Illinois Street - at Mc Clurg and Illinois) American cuisine; has good hamburgers. Casual with a down-home southern atmosphere. Live Dixieland, jazz, rock and blues. Somewhat noisy. 312-836-7870.

Ed Debevic's (640 North Wells Street) A short cab ride back into the "Fifties". Sassy servers, great burgers served on freshly baked buns. Diner food includes meat loaf and mashed potatoes, fried chicken, Hagen Daaz malts/shakes, black cows and green river floats. Relentless rock-n-roll music, Long wait. Ed's own labeled bottled beer. A real fun place! 312-664-1707.

Excalibur (632 North Dearborn Street) Huge castle structure - bar. Has dining and dancing, game room areas and catacombs. 312-266-1944.

Hard Rock Cafe (63 West Ontario Street) American. Unbelievable assortment of rock music artifacts on the walls in a noisy, manic, "In Place". Very good burgers, chili, chicken sandwiches. Menu is somewhat limited. Take home a "Hard Rock Cafe" tee-shirt, sweatshirt, bathrobe, etc. No reservations. 312-943-2252.

Rain Forest Cafe (605 North Clark) American Cuisine with a rain forest theme. A tourist attraction, 312-787-1501.

Rock "N" Roll McDonalds (On Clark between Ontario & Ohio) End the evening with dessert (ice cream cone) and look over memorabilia from the 50's and 60's -- a trip into the past with the Beatles, regular Golden Arches menu with pizza added. A tourist attraction. 312-867-0455

Whiskey Sky Bar (644 N. Lake Shore Drive) Located in the W Hotel. "Hip and Trendy". Various artists perform during the week. Reservations Required. 312-255-4463.


Abbott Hall Book Store, 710 North Lake Shore Drive (1st Floor), Hours: 9:00-6:30 (Friday 9:00-5:30)

American Girl Place (Water Tower Place), 835 N. Michigan Avenue

Barbara's Book Store, 201 E. Huron (in Northwestern Hospital)

Bloomingdales, 900 North Michigan Avenue, Many Specialty Shops, Restaurants

Crate and Barrel, Michigan at Ontario

Nike Town (more than shoes), 669 North Michigan Avenue

Nordstrom/Shops at North Bridge, 55 East Grand

Old Navy, 35 North State

Polo/Ralph Lauren, 750 North Michigan Avenue

Water Tower Place, 835 North Michigan Avenue

Macy’s, Many Specialty Stores, Restaurants


600 North Michigan Avenue, (entrance at corner of Ohio & Rush Streets), 312-255-9340

AMC River East Theater 21, 322 East Illinois Street, 312-596-0333


Adler Planetarium, 1300 South Lake Shore Drive, 312-322-0300

Art Institute of Chicago, South Michigan Avenue at East Adams Street, 312-443-3500

Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park May 1 thru October 1, 312-294-2200

Chicago Board of Trade, 141 West Jackson Street, M-F, 9a -2p - free admission, 312-435-3500

Chicago Children's Museum, 435 East Illinois Street (At North Pier), 312-527-1000

DuSable Museum of African American History, 57th & Cottage Grove, (University of Chicago area), 773/947-0600

Field Museum of Natural History, 1200 South Lake Shore Drive, 312-922-9410

John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 South Lake Shore Drive, 312-939-2438

John Hancock Center, 875 North Michigan Avenue, 312-751-3681

Lincoln Park Zoo, In Lincoln Park, (Fullerton Avenue & Stockton), 312-294-4660

Museum of Broadcast Communications, 800 South Wells Street, 312-987-1500

Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue, 312-280-2660

Museum of Science and Industry, 57th at S. Lake Shore Drive, 773-684-1414

Willis Tower, Wacker Drive at Jackson Boulevard, 312-875-9696

Terra Museum, 664 North Michigan, 312-664-3939


Auditorium, 50 East Congress Parkway, 312-922-2110

Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 West Randolph Street, 312-782-1600

Chicago Theatre, 175 North State Street, 312- 443-1130

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, 800 East Grand (located at Navy Pier), 312-642 9122

Ford Center for the Performing Arts, 24 West Randolph Street, 312-902-1400

Goodman Theater, 170 N. Dearborn Street, 312-443-3800; 312-443-3822

Lyric Opera House, 20 North Wacker Drive, 312-332-2244

Oriental Theater – Ford Center, 24 W. Randolph, 312-977-1700

Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted, 312-988-9000

Second City Theatre, 1616 North Wells, 312-337-3992

Shubert Theatre, 22 West Monroe Street, 312-902-1500

Steppenwolf, 1650 North Halsted Street, 312-335-1650

Symphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue, 312-294-3000


U.S. Cellular Field – Home of the World Champion Chicago White Sox!, 333 West 35th Street, 312-924-1000

Soldier Field Stadium, 425 McFetridge Drive, Chicago Bears Football

United Center, Chicago Bulls Ticket Office, 312-455-4500
Chicago Blackhawks Ticket Office, 312-455-4000

Wrigley Field, 1060 West Addison
Chicago Cubs Ticket Office, 404-2827

TICKETMASTER - For tickets to local sporting events, concerts and theater, 1-800-745-3000

REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY (For Travel Information), 312-836-7000,

Post Office

355 E. Ohio Street, (Corner of Ohio and McClurg Court), 312-527-0670, 312-527-0674


Hospital/Doctor Referral
Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 24-hour emergency room services located on 251 East Erie 926-5222

Walgreens/Parkway Drug Store, 680 N. Lake Shore Drive, 312-943-2224

Walgreens Drug Store, 757 North Michigan Avenue, Open 24 hours, 312-664-8686

Updated August 8, 2012