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Anixter Center is offering the QIDP Certification Course to the public (Qualitied Intellectual Disabilities Professional). Classes will occur every Friday from 2pm to 6pm beginning on January 25, 2019 and ending on March 22, 2019.
Learn more about the QIDP Certification Course

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Welcome to Anixter Center

Anixter-100th-Ann-Logo-FNL-00000003This year we are celebrating our 100-year anniversary of serving others. Read our story “Anixter Center Celebrates a Century of Service”. Please join in our celebration at our Century of Service Gala at Wrigley Field on May 15th. 

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.

 

 

Anixter Center Celebrates a Century of Service — Chicago Nonprofit Has Been Serving People in Need for 100 Years

This year, Anixter Center, one of the largest nonprofit organizations serving those with disabilities, behavioral health challenges and people who are Deaf, celebrates its 100th year anniversary. The organization has an interesting history and evolution of service that will be shared throughout the year… In 1918, thirteen women founded an orphanage... Read more

A Century of Service — Anixter Center’s Annual Benefit Celebrates 100 Years

Anixter Center, a leading nonprofit in the Chicagoland area serving people with disabilities, hosts its annual benefit, “A Century of Service,” on Wednesday evening, May 15 at Wrigley Field’s 1914 Club. The spring gala, which is part of Anixter Center’s year-long celebration of its 100th year anniversary, will honor the Anixter... Read more

QIDP (Qualitied Intellectual Disabilities Professional) Certification Course

QIDP Training – NEXT OFFERING BEGINS JANUARY 25, 2019 - PLEASE REGISTER BY 1/17/2019 The Department of Human Services has mandated this 40-hour Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) training as a requirement for all QIDPs. Anixter Center's course meets the DHS standards of instruction. Anyone is welcome to apply for the course, but applicants... 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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