Community Resources

Champaign County Christian Health Center provides low cost healthcare for the community.

Community Choices  

Community Choices is a cooperative that partners with each individual in their pursuit of independence, opportunity and choice by offering quality self-directed supports that may be able to help with this life changing process. 

Eden Supportive Living  

Eden Supportive Living provides housing and accommodations for individuals with a physical impairment.

Elliott Counseling 

Elliott Counseling provides counseling services to a variety of individuals. The friendly staff makes people feel welcome when entering the building and they

Division of Rehabilitation Services 

DRS is a state-funded institution that provides students with disabilities extra aid in classroom preparation, job seeking, and continued employment.


PACE is an organization run by and for people who have disabilities. They are focused on providing technology and additional help to community members. 


Parkland Resources


Blackboard Ally is new for Spring 2021. Blackboard Ally allows you to select documents for your classes in a variety of formats including Audio mp3, Electronic Braille, HTML, ePub, and BeeLine Reader. Just right click the "A" next to the document and you will find a variety of formats available for you to try.

Cobra Connection is a widget on the Cobra homepage. It covers the basics of what is expected when using Cobra, such as emailing an instructor, how to navigate the course content, discussions, Dropbox, and quizzes. It also covers virtual meetings on other platform like Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

ReadSpeaker is a text-to-speech software that enhances the learning experience for students. With ReadSpeaker the content in Cobra can be read aloud and the text is highlighted for those who want to follow along, regardless of the device or where you may be. This makes content more accessible and reviewing the content can be a more enriching experience. Users do not need to download anything. The software is built-in to Cobra Learning.

Text Aid is an additional feature through ReadSpeaker that allows quizzes and exams to be read aloud.  Text Aid is available in Cobra Learning but requires you to download the extension to be used in Cobra.

The Learning Commons

At the Learning Commons, we offer support services, create a stimulating, low-anxiety learning environment, encourage student learning, and assist students in successfully adapting to academic and social expectations. We introduce personal and academic growth opportunities that promote student academic persistence.

Offer Parkland faculty, staff, and administrators comprehensive academic support that enhances their respective learning and teaching styles.Parkland College Career Services 

At career services, students come for help with exploring their interests, skills, and values, to select college majors and career goals. Services include assistance with resume writing, interviewing skills, and other job search strategies.

Parkland College Counseling

Parkland College Counseling provides short-term, solution-focused, and confidential mental health counseling available for currently enrolled students. Students experiencing significant distress are seen as soon as possible.


TRiO is a federally funded program designed to support and encourage students through various free services such as tutoring, academic counseling, financial literacy, and more. Students who get accommodations through Accessibility Services are eligible for membership at TRiO.