Groups -- Disabilities

Blind / Vision Impaired

Champaign

Autumn Fields Low Vision Group
This group provides education and support to people with low vision or vision loss. Open to all with guest sign-in at the front desk. Newsletter and resource information are available. Veterans and all are welcome. Free parking. For a private appointment call PACE, Inc. Meets 1st Friday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Autumn Fields Savoy, Activities Room, 65 E. Airport Rd., Savoy.
Call: PACE (217) 344-5433, X18 (voice), (217) 689-0289 (video phone) or (217) 344-5024 (TTY)
Email:
Local Website: pacecil.org
Write: Low Vision Support Group, PACE, 1317 E. Florida Ave., Urbana, IL 61801-6044 facebook: www.facebook.com/PACE-Inc-Center-for-Independent-Living

Eagle's View Vision Loss Support Group (Rantoul) (2000 F,P)
This group provides education and support to people with vision loss who are residents of Eagle's View or who live in the Rantoul area. For a private appointment call PACE, Inc. Newsletter and resource information are available. Free parking; walking required. Veterans and all are welcome. Please call ahead of time to confirm meeting time/dates. Usually meets 3rd Fri. on even-numbered months, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Eagle's View, 200 W. International Dr., Rantoul.
Call: PACE (217) 344-5433, X18 (voice), (217) 689-0289 (video phone) or (217) 344-5024 (TTY)
Email:
Local Website: pacecil.org
Write: EV-Low Vision Support Group, PACE, 1317 E. Florida Ave., Urbana, IL 61801-6044 Facebook: www.facebook.com/PACE-Inc-Center-for-Independent-Living

Low Vision Support Group - East Central Illinois (1989 F,P/L)
This group is a life and goal-oriented group that provides support and education to people with low vision and their family members. This group is technology-rich for those wanting to learn more about computers, cell-phones, etc. from others. Newsletter and resource information are available, as well as one-on-one appointments. Free parking, members may bring snacks, but not required to participate. Meets 1st Wed., 1:30-3:00 p.m., PACE, Conference Room, 1317 E. Florida Ave., Urbana.
Call: PACE (217) 344-5433, X18 (voice), (217) 689-0289 (video phone) or (217) 344-5024 (TTY)
Email:
Local Website: pacecil.org
Write: ECI-Low Vision Support Group, PACE, 1317 E. Florida Ave., Urbana, IL 61801-6044 Facebook: www.facebook.com/PACE-Inc-Center-for-Independent-Living

Rural Champaign County Special Ed Cooperative (RCCSEC)
This group only provides phone support and a lending library for parents of children who are visually impaired.
Call: Pam Golden (217) 220-1336 (cell)
Email:
Local Website: rccsec.org
Write: Pam Golden, Rural Champaign County Special Ed Cooperative, 807 N. Mattis, Champaign, IL 61821

Windsor of Savoy Vision Loss Support Group (2012 F,P)
This low vision support group provides education and support to people with vision loss who are residents of the Windsor of Savoy or surrounding Savoy area. Newsletter and resource information are available. Meeting room is on the east side, near entrance. For a private appointment call PACE, Inc. Free parking; walking required. Veterans and all are welcome. Meets 1st Fri., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Windsor of Savoy Retirement Community, 401 Burwash Ave., Savoy.
Call: PACE (217) 344-5433 (voice), (217) 689-0289 (video phone) or (217) 344-5024 (TTY)
Email:
Local Website: pacecil.org
Write: WOS-Low Vision Support Group, PACE, 1317 E. Florida Ave., Urbana, IL 61801-6044 Facebook: www.facebook.com/PACE-Inc-Center-for-Independent-Living

Douglas

Douglas County Vision Loss Support Group (2016, F,P/L)
This support group is for those in Douglas County who are experiencing vision loss, as well as their friends and families. People share thoughts, struggles, triumphs, obstacles, and adjustments to vision loss. Meetings include referrals, information, peer counseling, and coping skills. Meeting dates/times based on accommodation availability. Location/s to be determined. Call ahead to confirm meeting dates/times or for a one-on-one appointment.
Call: PACE, Inc. (217) 344-5433
Email:
Local Website: pacecil.org
Write: Douglas-VIN, PACE, 1317 E. Florida Ave., Urbana, IL 61801-6044

Edgar

Edgar County Low Vision Group (2014 F,P/L)
This group provides education and support to people with vision loss. Newsletter and resource information are available. For a private appointment call PACE, Inc. Free parking; walking required. Check Library for meeting room; there is an elevator available. (Bathroom requires key from front desk on main floor.) Veterans and all are welcome. Please call ahead of time to confirm meeting date/time. Meets every other month on the 4th Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Paris Public Library, 207 S. Main St., Paris.
Call: PACE (217) 344-5433, X18 (voice), (217) 689-0289 (video phone) or (217) 344-5024 (TTY)
Email:
Local Website: pacecil.org
Write: Low Vision Support Group, PACE, 1317 E. Florida Ave., Urbana, IL 61801-6044

Piatt

Piatt County Vision Loss Support Group (2000 F,P/L)
This group is for Monticello and Piatt County residents who are experiencing vision loss. The group addresses new ways to accomplish old tasks, such as reading, writing, and cooking. People share thoughts, struggles, triumphs, obstacles, and adjustments to vision loss. Transportation is available. Please call ahead to confirm meeting date/time. Free parking; Veterans welcome. Meets 1st Tues., 1:30-3:00 p.m., at the Maple Point Supportive Living, Education Room, 1111 N State St, Monticello, IL. For transportation, call Julie Glawe, Faith in Action (217)762-7575.
Call: John Nation (217) 762-8117 or PACE (217) 344-5433
Email: -
Write: John Nation, 603 Cedar Lane, Monticello, IL 61856 or Piatt-VIN PACE, 1317 E. Florida Ave., Urbana, IL 61801-6044

Vermilion

Vermilion County Vision Loss Support Group (2016 F,P/L)
This group is for Danville and Vermilion County residents who are experiencing vision loss, as well as their friends and families. People share thoughts, struggles, triumphs, obstacles, and adjustments to vision loss. Meetings include referrals, information, peer counseling, and coping skills. Free parking; Veterans welcome. Group meets quarterly, date/time based on room availability, in the Danville Public Library, or other location, as determined. Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion, Danville. Call ahead to confirm meeting date/time/location.
Call: PACE (217) 344-5433
Email:
Local Website: pacecil.org
Write: Vermilion-VIN PACE, 1317 E. Florida Ave., Urbana, IL 61801-6044

VIPIO (Visually Impaired Persons Inspiring Others) (1991 F,L)
This group provides education and support services to people with low vision. Meetings include guest speakers. Free parking. Meets 4th Mon. (except May) at 1:30-3:30 p.m., Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion, Danville. .
Call: PACE (217) 344-5433, X18 (voice), (217) 689-0289 (video phone), or (217) 344-5024 (TTY) or Leslie Boedicker, Danville Public Library (217) 477-5227
Email: -
Local Website: pacecil.org
Write: VIPIO-Low Vision Support Group, PACE, 1317 E. Florida Ave., Urbana, IL 61801-6044 or Outreach Coordinator, Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion, Danville, IL.