Arc of Illinois

The Arc of Illinois advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families and community organizations to ensure that people with disabilities can live, work, learn, and play in communities across the state.

Contact us today by filling out the form below!

​​Learn more about the IRC and our progress by accessing our newsletter. Click HERE to see updates and more.​

IL Department on Aging

The mission of the Illinois Department on Aging is to serve and advocate for older Illinoisans and their caregivers by administering quality and culturally appropriate programs that promote partnerships and encourage independence, dignity, and quality of life.

​​​​​Interested in getting Respite Care Provider training free and online? Click here to go to our training website for more information.​​

​Need emergency funding assistance? Click on the graphic above to learn about emergency funding stipends​.

IL Resources at a Glance

IL Parent Training and Information Centers

Serves families of individuals aged 0-22 with all disabilities. They help families obtain appropriate education and services; provide training to parents and professionals; resolve internal problems in families, schools and various agencies; and connect children with disabilities to community resources that address their needs.


Toll-Free Statewide Respite Phone: 866-ILL-RESP 866-455-7377 ext. 101 for english

or ext. 103 for Spanish-speakers

Fax:  (224) 616-3054


Located Statewide
Email: ilrespitecoalition@gmail.com

Updated May 2024 by the  Illinois Respite Coalition

From respite and referral services, to statewide training opportunities, the IRC is here to help caregivers and their loved ones across the state and lifespan. Founded in 1998 as a grassroots organization, the IRC has been and continues to strive to meet caregivers' expressed needs through services, referral and advocacy. 

For more information, use the contact form below.

In every community across Illinois, family members are becoming caregivers for their loved ones. 
The Illinois Respite Coalition is here to help.