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Campus Resources

Many departments all over campus support the needs of students with disabilities attending SIU. 

Community Resources

Personal Assistants

The Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living (SICIL) recruits and maintains lists of prospective personal assistants (PA) for students who require assistance with activities of daily living. SICIL and the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) can also advise students on the amount of PA care they may need. Students are responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, paying and replacing PAs. DRS may pay for the services of PAs; students are encouraged to contact their local DRS Offices to open cases. Local contact information is:

Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29736
618-565-2835 (Murphysboro Office)

Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living
http://www.sicil1.org/personalassistantprogram.html
618-457-3318

Wheelchair Repair

Alpha Complex Rehab & Mobility Services (Home and/or Office Evaluations)

Attention:  Jim Howe
301 Rushing Drive
Herrin, Illinois  62948
(618) 998-9250 (Office)

(618) 984-2625 (Jim’s Cell)

(618) 997-1385 (Fax)

Website – alphadme.com

Email – alpha.rehabpmd@gmail.com 

Family Home Health (Sales and Repairs in Office Only)

104 N. 14th Street
Herrin, Illinois  62948
(618) 942-4807
Website - http://www.facebook.com/fhhcse
Email -  familyhomehealth@hotmail.com

FEE-FOR-SERVICE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY

Jackson County Mass Transit

http://www.jacksoncounty-il.gov/government/departments-a-z/jackson-county-mass-transit

618-549-0304
Toll-free in Jackson County: 866-884-7433 (RIDE)

Rides must begin and end in Jackson County

Taxis
  • Ace Transportation, 618-549-8294
  • Yellow Cab, 618-457-8121