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Ready for Business?  Want to start your own business but not sure how?  This guide offers many great tips, suggestions, resources, and ideas to get your started!  Don’t forget that NICIL team members can help you with this important life goal.  Ask us how!

Ready for Business Guide 2013-updated

Individual Education Plan (IEP) – Thanks to our friends at Family Matters!  They have been kind enough to allow NICIL to give you some important information that every parent or guardian should have for a student.  We encourage you to print out this important information and empower yourself on how best to support your student.  Don’t forget we are here to help too!  Ready or Not Article

Housing – Here is a new resource by NICIL!  We are happy to introduce our new Housing Guide.  This housing guide covers the NICIL five (5) county area of:  Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, and Whiteside counties.  Please read the entire document to understand the housing in our region!  2016 NICIL Housing Guide

State ID or Driver’s License – Did you know that NICIL can assist you with finding resources in the NICIL five (5) county area?  We have all kinds of tools just like this one: Did you know that if you are a persons with disabilities or 65 + years you are eligible for a one time free State of Illinois ID that is valid for 10 years?  Secretary of State-A Guide to Services

We have many more resources to help you lead your independent life.  Call us!

Not sure what resource you need? Overwhelmed on where to turn, let us help.  Call us at 815-625-7860 or email us at frontdesk@nicil.org

General Information
Our Hours:
Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Due to the budget impasses

Our Location:
412 Locust
Sterling, IL 61081

Phone: 815-625-7860
TTY: 815-625-7863
Toll Free: 888-886-4245
Fax: 815-625-7876

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