Educational Services & Support Groups
The UnLIMBited Potential – Amputee Support Group at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) exists for the purpose of developing a network of individuals, knowledge, experiences and resources to provide aid, advice, and assistance to the physically challenged and their families. Find out more about UnLIMBited Potential here.
This group provides education and support for any person with chronic lung disease. Monthly meetings are sponsored by the Chicago Lung Association. Speakers present topics related to lung health and disease. Social support is provided per group participants. Trips are occasionally offered. For more information, call the Center for Pulmonary Rehabilitation at 312-238-6096. Find out more about the Breath of Life Club here.
Chenny Troupe is an organization that provides dog-assisted therapy at RIC's 345 E. Superior facility. For more information, call Therapeutic Recreation at 312-238-6168. Find out more about the Chenny Troupe here.
The goal of this group is to provide a supportive setting and experience in which the head-injured population can address psychosocial and adjustment issues related to their disability. For more information, call 312-238-5381. Find out more about the Head Injury Patient Support Group here.
The Legal Clinic provides pro-bono legal assistance to people with disabilities. It is located in downtown Chicago at 79 W. Monroe St. For more information, call 312-376-1880. Find out more about the Legal Clinic for the Disabled here.
This group addresses the psychosocial aspects of multiple sclerosis in a structured outpatient setting. Education, recreation and peer support are offered towards ameliorating social and emotional isolation and adjustment problems, which is the primary goal of the group. The group process provides a forum for interpersonal support while enhancing knowledge and use of leisure time. For more information, call 312-238-5381. Find out more about the Multiple Sclerosis Support Group here.
This program, run by the RIC LIFE Center and Access Living, offers peer support for people with a variety of disabling conditions. For more information, see the LIFE Center Web site or call 312-238-5433. Find out more about the Peer Visitor Program here.