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.
There is another battle over the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid, and basic healthcare for persons with disabilities. It is important for everyone to be informed, and get involved. At the following link, you will find more information about the bill, it’s status, and ways to get involved. Please read the information, and contact your elected officials!!
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.