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Housing, Employment, Transportation for Individuals with Disabilities

We are asking people with disabilities to complete a survey to tell us what we can do to improve services across Illinois.
 
Please answer the following questions about housing, employment, transportation, and other things that concern you. Your answers to the following questions will help us write the best plan that we can to help make things better for all people with disabilities.

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* 1. What keeps you from living where you would like to live? Is it the cost or location of finding a house/apartment? Is it finding a house/apartment that is accessible to your needs? Is it another reason? If so, what?

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* 2. Look at the reasons you listed and tell us how we can get rid of those things that make housing a problem.

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* 3. If you want to work but don’t, what keeps you from finding a job and keeping that job? Is it that you don’t know where to look? Is it that you don’t know how to talk to an employer? Is it that you don’t have the skills you need? Is transportation a problem? Are you afraid of losing your SSI? Do you need an accommodation for your disability but are afraid to ask? Is there another reason? If so, what?

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* 4. Look at the reasons you have listed and tell us how we can get rid of those things that make employment a problem.

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* 5. Do you rely on public transportation such as a bus or door-to-door service? Do you have someone in your family who takes you places? What are the biggest problems you have with transportation? Is it the cost? The availability? Knowing how to use public transportation? The service is not available during the hours that you need? Do you feel unsafe using it or is it something else?

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* 6. Look at the reasons you listed and tell us what we need to do to get rid of the things that make transportation a problem.

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* 7. What other things can you think of that make it hard for you to live in your community and be independent?

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* 8. Tell us about yourself:   (check all that apply)

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