Illinois Health & Disability Advocates (HDA) - "Ready for Business Guide: Self Employment for People with Disabilities "


“The purpose of this guide is to assist individuals with disabilities, and their supports, by providing resources that are available for assistance during the development of a business concept and preparation for future growth of the business. Starting a business is a complex and difficult process for anyone with a dream of being self-employed. Understanding the steps needed to be considered before starting the process can even be complicated! Please keep in mind that this guide is not intended to be a ‘How to Start a Business Guide.’ Rather, it is meant to be used as a tool for accessing resources to help a person take the first steps to starting a business.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building
  • Other
  • Customized Employment
  • Self-Employment
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities; Health & Disability Advocates (HDA); Illinois Assistive Technology Program; Open Doors Organization