PACE promotes the full participation of people with
disabilities in the rights and responsibilities of society.
PACE is an organization run by and for people who have disabilities. Our board of directors must be made up of 51% persons with disabilities, to insure our services are designed by people who have disability experience and understand what our services need to be to meet similar needs. PACE is one of over 600 Centers for Independent Living in the country, 22 in Illinois. We serve 5 Illinois counties; Douglas, Edgar, Piatt, Champaign and Vermilion. Our services support the efforts of people who have disabilities to achieve or maintain their independence.
2017, INDEPENDENCE 5K
Saturday, April 15th
Meadowbrook Park – Urbana
This year, PACE has re-imagined our annual Wheelathon, and turned it into the Independence 5K, a family-friendly 5K for runners, wheelers, and walkers. The Independence 5K will raise money to ensure that PACE can continue helping people grow and maintain their independence.
You’ll also be able to visit THE DISABILITY EXPERIENCE PATHWAY,” and learn some American Sign Language, experience different types of vision loss, and learn facts about disability.
Thank You Community Foundation
Thank you to the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois for the $7,000 grant which will allow us to begin a program to demonstrate pieces of hi-tech equipment for the blind and visually impaired. Check back for pictures of the equipment, and details about demonstrations!!
Changes afoot at PACE
When you drop by our office you will be noticing some changes…
The history of the disability movement is displayed at PACE: We have pictures spanning the last century of disability history, and want you to come by and connect with the Independent Living movement.
We have a brand new room for the amplified phones, and this room will soon be the home of hi-tech equipment geared at the blind and visually impaired, as well as those with reading disabilities.
Soon, we will also have a dedicated room for Deaf consumers to make videophone calls in private.