People with Disabilities and Their Families

Services for People with Disabilities and Their Families

Education and Support Groups for People with Disabilities and their Families

Our education and support groups for people with intellectual disabilities cover every age, every family dynamic and a wide range of topics and challenges. 


JCFS is able to offer a variety of groups. Each group focuses on a specific skill set, all groups emphasize developing peer relationships, practicing reciprocal conversation and learning from the experience of others. The menu of groups includes:

  • Financial Literacy/Money Management 
  • Dating Skills/Healthy Relationships
  • Anger Management
  • Building Resilience/Coping Skills
  • Speak Up For Yourself
Groups may be offered in West Rogers Park, Skokie or Northbrook depending on interest and facilitator availability. Home Based Waiver funding may be used for some groups. For further information and to let us know your interest, Contact Emily Tegenkamp, MA, LCSW at 773.467.3741  or You may also contact the Disability Helpline at 773.467.3838.

If you are in need of disability resources or would like additional information, you can contact the JCFS Disability Helpline at 773.467.3838 or e-mail at