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  1. Article number 1 - ICED Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  2. Article number 2 - NEW Videos: Disability Employment Initiative
  3. Article number 3 - We want YOU to serve on ICED
  4. Article number 4 - Disability Awareness Presentation
  5. Article number 5 - State Employee Rights
  •  2017 ICED Awards Photo

    ICED Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    On October 26, 2017 more than 70 people joined ICED for its Annual Awards Ceremony in Honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The program, hosted by the Illinois Interagency Committee for Employees with Disabilities (ICED), included a proclamation from Governor Bruce Rauner declaring October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Illinois. Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti highlighted this year's NDEAM theme of "Inclusion Drives Innovation".

    The Award for Outstanding Employee of the Year went to John Eckert of the  Illinois Department of Aging. The Legal Advocacy Services (LAS) Team at the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission was awarded the Advocate of the Year Award
    ​.  Special performances were provided by: Bharatanatyam Indian Dance Performer, Sutikshna Veeravalli and Chicago Blues Vocalist and Guitarist, Charles "Chuck-A-Luck" Crane. The Master of Ceremonies was Horacio Esparza from Progress Center for Independent Living and The "Vida Independiente" Radio Program. Approximately 15 organizations and government entities joined ICED as exhibitors in the job and resource fair that took place as part of the celebration. More information in the Program and Press Release below.

  •  DEI Video Project

    NEW Videos: Disability Employment Initiative

    ICED is a proud collaborator of the ​Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) Video Series.

    These videos are helpful in navigating the job search and employment processes as an individual with a disability​ and as an employer. Check out these short videos on a variety of helpful topics!


  •  Current members of ICED

    We want YOU to serve on ICED

    If you enthusiastic about engaging in efforts to promote access, independence, and opportunities for State employees with disabilities, then we highly encourage you to join the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities (ICED)!

    All interested candidates must submit nominate themselves for an appointment to ICED by the Governor. The time commitment includes bi-monthly meetings and other activities related to ad-hoc working groups.

    More information at: Search for 
    "Employees with Disabilities, Interagency Committee on". 

  •  National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    Disability Awareness Presentation

    Gary Arnold, Public Affairs Manager of Access Living in Chicago and the President of Little People of America, made a presentation to the Department of Human Rights about Disability Awareness.

  •  Employment Resources

    State Employee Rights

    One of ICED’s roles is to inform State employees with disabilities about rights and resources through this website, publications, and educational programs. This site provides information about reasonable accommodations​ and finding a state job.


The Inte​ragency Committee on Employees with Disabilities (ICED) was created by statute ​in 1974 to support State of Illinois employees with disabilities. 

The Committee holds regular meetings to plan activities that promote and expand access, opportunity, and independence within State employment. The Committee is a forum for the dissemination of information on disability matters and as a place where issues of general concern for State of Illinois employees with disabilities can be raised. 

Learn more about current ICED members​, how qualifying State of Illinois employees can join the Committee, or how to participate in a meeting.  The Committee can be reached by visiting the Contact Us​​ page.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​