Community Services

We don't just talk about making the world better, we get out and do it

At the College of Applied Health Sciences, we believe that what we do in the classroom or the lab is only the first step. We’re committed to bringing quality care and support to Chicago’s diverse and underserved communities.

ATU staff member assisting man in wheelchair with home assessment and evaluation

Assistive Technology Unit

Bringing assistive technology services to underserved individuals with disabilities

We work with children and adults to maximize their independence in their environments. As Illinois’ only mobile service delivery program, we serve individuals in their homes, schools and workplaces.

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Family Clinics staff member teaching child how to work with tablet computer

Developmental Disabilities Family Clinics

Providing comprehensive assessment services for people with developmental disabilities

Our goal is to enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. We provide family-centered, culturally competent services from a multi-disciplinary staff of professionals.

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Physical Therapy Faculty Practice

Offering expert physical therapy consultations, evaluations and interventions

If aches and paints are preventing you from doing what’s important to you, we’re here to address the problem and make sure you know how to avoid it in the future. If you want to get back to your team—on the field, in the office, or at home—we’ll help you reach your goal.

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A tradition of service, community support at AHS

Our faculty and students are constantly working to help people live the lives they choose for themselves, all in a society without barriers. As a college rooted in the ethic of public service, democratic responsibility and active participation, we’re doing good and giving back.

  • Anna and Heather Gabel

    Seeing diabetes as a gift, not a punishment

    Addressing patient-blame as a social barrier to health and fighting the stigma associated with diabetes

  • Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar and project participants

    Working together for healthier families

    Working with the community, AHS occupational therapists and nutritionists bring healthy lifestyles to Latino youth with disabilities

  • David Marquez and dance instructor teaching class of older Latinos how to dance

    Dance classes improve health for older Latinos

    David Marquez in kinesiology helps older Latinos dance their way to fitness