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Anixter Center is offering the QIDP Certification Course to the public (Qualitied Intellectual Disabilities Professional). The classes are scheduled for Wednesday mornings from 9am to 1pm at 6610 N. Clark Street starting August 8th with the final class on October 3rd; and the Final Exam due by October 10th.
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Welcome to Anixter Center

In 2019 we will be celebrating our 100-year anniversary of serving others. Check back here for more details on our year-long celebration.

We are an experienced leader in helping children, teens and adults with disabilities live, learn, work and play in the community. Each year Anixter Center and its division—Chicago Hearing Society (CHS)—help more than 6,000 children, teens and adults by providing employment, residential, educational, health and social/recreational services. Each program focuses on helping our clients become inovlved in the community. What makes us truly unique are the array of services we offer plus our ability to help people at every stage of life—children, teens, young adults and older adults.

Our clients span the age spectrum, from birth to 90+, and represent all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Most have a least one disability and many have more than one. While we serve people of all income levels, the vast majority of our clients have incomes significantly below the poverty level.

As the parent organization, Anixter Center itself provides a broad range of programs for those who have physical, developmental, cognitive, psychiatric or sensory disabilities. These Anixter Center programs include: a literacy program for adults with disabilities; 24-hour supervised residential homes; substance use disorder programs for those who are deaf; and employment programs to help people with disabilities find jobs.

We offer many more programs that support people with disabilities in a variety of ways.

  • Community Support
  • Educational Services
  • Job Training
  • Employment/Business Services
  • Health and Behavioral Health Services
  • Residential and Housing Support

Meet the People of Anixter Center

Advocating for All Abilities

Anixter Center CEO Dr. Teresa Garate talks to Art Newman of NBC 5 Chicago about our May 16 Access for All Benefit.

Art Therapy

The Anixter Center's art therapy program is giving people with disabilities the ability to soar. NBC 5's LeeAnn Trotter introduces us to one artist who's thriving.

 

 

QIDP (Qualitied Intellectual Disabilities Professional) Certification Course

Anixter Center is offering the QIDP Certification Course to the public (Qualitied Intellectual Disabilities Professional). The course will cost $750.  The classes are scheduled for Wednesday mornings from 9am to 1pm at 6610 N. Clark Street starting August 8th with the final class on October 3rd; and the Final Exam due by October 10th. Interested Applicants can complete... Read more

Anixter Center Holds Toy & Furniture Sale Saturday, March 3, 2018

Free Admission; Nearly 1,000 Items on Sale Chicago, Ill. (Jan. 24, 2018) — A large selection of toys, books, games and office furniture will go on sale 9 am to 2 pm Saturday, March 3, at Anixter Center, 2032 N. Clybourn Ave., in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The toy sale features items for... Read more

Anixter Center to Honor Alexander Pissios at its 2018 Gala on May 3

7th Annual Benefit to Be Held at Stage 18 Chicago Chicago, Illinois – (Jan. 12, 2018) — Anixter Center, a leading nonprofit in the Chicago area serving people with disabilities, will roll out the red carpet as it honors Alexander Pissios at its 2018 Gala on Thursday, May 3. Themed “Sharing Strengths, Building... Read more

 

Anixter Center Success | Margaret

Anixter Center Success | Margaret

Margaret definitely knows what she wants—a job. And she also knows what it will take to get one—better job skills and her GED. Anixter Center is supporting her all the... Read more

 

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