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Center for Disability Services

The Center for Disability Services aims to improve the quality of life for persons with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. CDS provides support and direct services to individuals and families impacted by the challenges of developmental disabilities, in addition to promoting community awareness and advocating for issues pertaining to those with developmental disabilities.

CDS was founded in 1955 as a school serving children with cerebral palsy. Over the years, CDS’ programs and services have expanded to serve individuals with severe, multiple disabilities including intellectual disability, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, autism and other developmental disabilities. CDS provides services in a seven county area including Will, Kankakee, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, Ford, and Iroqouis.

Press Release

Chapman selected to lead Center for Disability Services

JOLIET – The Board of Directors is pleased to announce Randy Chapman has been named President and CEO of Center for Disability Services, formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois Prairieland.

Chapman has returned to the area from Rochester, MN, where he was publisher of the Post Bulletin and Rochester Magazine. Previously, Chapman had been senior development officer at the University of St. Francis and before was publisher of the Joliet Herald-News.

“We are thrilled to welcome Randy back to the community and have him part of the CDS team,” stated Vince Portlock, CDS Board Chair. “His invaluable leadership experience, community connections and passion for helping others makes him the ideal person to lead our organization.”

Chapman always has been very active in community leadership roles, including United Way, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Joliet Area Historical Museum, Kiwanis Club of Joliet, Joliet Area Community Hospice, Silver Cross Hospital Foundation, Will-Grundy CIL, and the Will County Center for Economic Development. He and his wife Sheryl were recipients of the prestigious De LaSalle Award from Lewis University for their community service.  In 2010, Chapman was inducted into the Joliet/Will County Hall of Pride.

Contact: Gina Wysocki
(815) 744-3500

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