ACCESS TO THE NEIU
COUNSELOR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Helpful information for persons who use wheelchairs,
whom are blind or have visual impairments or otherwise need
paratransit services in Chicagoland.
The Department of Counselor Education is located on the 4th
floor of the Lech Walesa Hall (formerly the Classroom Building), 3601 West Bryn Mawr Avenue.
The building is located on the south side of Bryn Mawr Avenue as
North Central Park Avenue ends, coming from the north or driving
south from Peterson Avenue. Lech Walesa Hall at NEIU is
located on Bryn Mawr Avenue, accessed from the west from Kimball, Kedzie, or Western Avenues. Coming from the west, one may
access Bryn Mawr Avenue from Pulaski Avenue.
TAP - TAXI ACCESS PROGRAM
The Regional Transportation Authority or RTA, Taxi Access Program
(TAP) provides for a voucher system that can be used with any taxi
company in Chicago. A voucher worth $13.50 may be purchased by
eligible users for $1.75 each. A person may purchase 2-30
vouchers in a 7-day period either by mail or in person. A
regular user must first establish eligibility including an interview
with the RTA. The customer must first contact the RTA at
773-663-4357. The voucher value of $13.50 - cost of $1.75 each
- would cover a single taxi ride to NEIU from anywhere in Chicago
roughly north of Diversey coming from the south or from Skokie if
one is coming from the north. From O'Hare Airport area from
the west, if would probably cost the customer an extra $10.00 or so
if using a voucher.
Once you arrive at Lech Walesa Hall, as
you directly face the building, one goes up the curve cut onto the
sidewalk and then to the left, then making a right at the first
sidewalk proceeding up a slight incline. Proceed approximately
50 feet, as you reach the left or east side of the Classroom
Building. Once under cover (which is flat sidewalk), there will
be an automatic door opening button on the fence pole to the right.
Push this button to open the automatic door. Enter the
building and proceed down a hallway 20 feet entering the wide
open foyer area, then a left again approximately 20 feet along the
windowed wall and left about eight feet to enter the elevator.
Take the elevator to the 4th floor. As you exit the elevator
on the 4th floor, turn right (north) to the end of the hallway and
then turn left. The Counselor Education Department office is a
few doors down on the right side - Room LWH 4073.
Before entering the building or to access other
areas of the university, there will be brief periods of being
outside ranging from approximately a hundred feet to two hundred
yards, so you may want to dress appropriately to remain warm and dry
in cold or damp weather. We can also arrange for someone to
meet you at the curb to assist you to our department. Below are telephone numbers to assist you in
accessing our campus and offices:
Regional Transit Authority or RTA:
American United Cab: 773-248-7600
Dart Cab Co.: 773-866-9200
Flash Taxi Co. (accessible taxi/van): 773-561-4444
Globe Taxi Association, Inc.: 773-725-6200 or 773-725-6500
Sun Taxi: 773-736-3399
Yellow Can Co.: 312-225-8628
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