PACE promotes the full participation of people with
disabilities in the rights and responsibilities of society.

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PACE is an organization run by and for people who have disabilities. Our board of directors must be made up of 51% persons with disabilities, to insure our services are designed by people who have disability experience and understand what our services need to be to meet similar needs. PACE is one of over 600 Centers for Independent Living in the country, 22 in Illinois. We serve 5 Illinois counties; Douglas, Edgar, Piatt, Champaign and Vermilion. Our services support the efforts of people who have disabilities to achieve or maintain their independence.

Wheelathon 2016

Join us for a 8th annual Wheelathon, and help support independence!!!

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Thank You Community Foundation

We at PACE are honored to receive a grant from the Community Foundation of East Central Illinois for the purchase of an Interactive Display









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The Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois (CCDI) is responsible for providing the leadership, education, information, and planning required to support grassroots organizing efforts in Illinois.   CCDI also hosts an annual meeting and carries out other projects as directed by the Board. The Executive Director is accountable to the CCDI Board of Directors and is responsible for administration and coordination of all of the organization’s activities. He/she communicates with partner organizations and with Illinois officials and legislators regarding the rights of Illinois residents with disabilities.

Qualifications: Personal experience with disability and commitment to the Independent Living philosophy and advocacy for the rights of persons with disabilities very important. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent disability rights/independent living experience plus at least three years administrative experience required. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, a demonstrated history of leadership, and knowledge of not-for-profit guidelines.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of at least three professional references by March 29, 2013. Applications may be sent electronically in Microsoft Word to the Search Committee to: scil@scil.org.   Applications may also be delivered or mailed (postmarked no later than March 29, 2013) to:

Search Committee

Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois

3 West Old State Capitol Plaza

Suite 1

Springfield, IL 62701

No phone calls please

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, MINORITIES AND VETERANS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.   CCDI is committed to a diverse workforce through affirmative action and equal opportunity. Accommodations available upon request for interview.

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