Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (IARF) is the trade association for community agencies in Illinois. Our members serve persons with intellectual, developmental, physical and other disabilities and persons with mental illnesses.

We know that community agencies are dependent upon state funds to continue supporting people with disabilities and mental illnesses in Illinois. One of our greatest opportunities is advocating with and on behalf of our members to ensure adequate funding for community services and appropriate public policy so that people with disabilities have access to the supports and services they need.

In addition to working with the Illinois Legislature, IARF works closely with the Department of Human Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Children & Family Services, and the Department of Public Health. Our representation of over 80 community organizations providing services and supports in more than 900 communities statewide offers members a strong voice in government. IARF also works on issues of concern to individual members.

We are the "go to" resource for members. We can be your resource, too. If you have any questions regarding IARF membership, call Shelly Peters at (217) 753-1190 extension 108 or email

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors

IARF Calendar:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
9:30 AM - IARF Meeting of the Membership 2014
10:30 AM - Committee Meetings
12:15 PM - Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
All Day - NonProfit Career Month
All Day - National Depression Education and Awareness Month
All Day - National Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
All Day - National Down Syndrome Month
All Day - National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Friday, October 10, 2014
All Day - World Mental Health Day
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
All Day - IARF 39th Annual Conference & Expo
Saturday, November 01, 2014
All Day - National Long-Term Care Awareness Month
1:30 PM - Epilepsy Awareness Month
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
All Day - International Day of Persons with Disabilities
9:30 AM - IARF Annual Meeting
10:45 AM - Committee Meetings
12:15 PM - Board of Directors Meeting
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