Transportation for Adults with Autism

Transportation for Adults with Autism

CTA Reduced Fare & Free Ride Programs

People with disabilities ride free! If you are an Illinois resident, and currently enrolled in the Illinois Department on Aging’s Benefit Access Program as a person with a disability, you are eligible for free transit on fixed routes operated by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra and Pace.

Learn more here. 

Application here.

Hop on the bus to independence workshop
Sarah Armour, business assistant
(847) 869-0000

Learn to us public transportation for safe and independet travel. What happens during the 90-minute hop on the bus workshop? The training team works with participants to learn the on-line trip planner. Pace Suburban Bus staff takes participants on a real Pace bus to explore how it works and what participants need to know. Any public or private school, agency or service provider that works with individuals with disabilities ages 14 and older within the six county area served by Pace Suburban Bus (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, Will). What's required? A minimum of 8 participants with disabilities plus staff, supporters and/or family members; completion of a pre and post survey by staff and/or participants; availability of a classroom with internet access at your site; outside space to park a Pace bus at your site.

Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)

Travel Training Program
(312) 913-3203

Program teaches individuals with disabilities and older adults how to use CTA, Metra and Pace buses and trains. RTA travel training program offers three types of training tailored to meet each participant's needs: trip training; individual transit orientation; and group transit orientation. Travel training sessions are provided by professionals who have experience working with people with disabilities and older adults, and are knowledgeable about transportation accessibility.

Special Needs Chicago

Michelle Dacy
507 S. Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 668-9999

Provides non-emergency, door-to-door wheelchair accessible rides throughout the Chicago metropolitan area (city and suburbs).  They offer great customer service, reliability and convenience for your patients.

Ages: under 16 years - must be accompanied by an adult.