Accessible Community Task Force
The Accessible Community Task Force (ACTF) is a citizen committee formed in August 2016 to compliment the efforts of the Advisory Commission on Disabilities (ACD). Whereas the ACD focuses on City of Naperville facilities, programs and operations, this task force looks beyond City-owned and operated programs/facilities to assist individuals and private companies within in the City. Areas of focus include transportation, young adult and youth initiatives, business compliance, employment, education/awareness and collaboration.
Enhance the quality of life for persons with cognitive physical, mental and developmental disabilities living, working or visiting the City of Naperville.
The three (3) E's:
EDUCATE the community on how it can help address the needs of individuals with disabilities around issues including transportation, employment, youth transition and accessibility.
EMPOWER persons with disabilities by providing them centralized and easy access to information and resources.
ENGAGE persons with disabilities by collaborating with community stakeholders in driving targeted initiatives aimed at improving access and quality of life.
The ACTF meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the lunch room of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.
For more information, contact:
Amy Emery, Strategic Projects Supervisor
Things You Should Know
In the City's 2017 Community Survey, 10 percent of households reported having someone in the household having a disability as recognized by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Person with a Disability Wallet Card
The new Person with a Disability Wallet Card is now available at any Secretary of State Driver’s Services Facility for people diagnosed with an intellectual, developmental or mental condition. This card can be presented to police during a traffic stop to help explain behavior that could otherwise be interpreted as angry, uncooperative or suspicious.
City Performance Management Goals
Naperville has set seven performance management goals toward which progress will be reported on the open data portal on the City’s website. Two of the goals are specific to individuals struggling with mental illness. They are:
- To train 20% of police officers in Crisis Intervention Team procedures for responding to mental health calls by 2019, and
- To create a Crisis Intervention Team to provide follow-up care to 75% of identified individuals with mental health conditions within 30 days of an emergency call.