News & Events
Equality for Kids Campaign
Equip for Equality is proud to announce the launch of the fourth year of a major new legal support initiative, the Equality for Kids Campaign.
Equip for Equality launched this initiative to increase the legal services, provide access to education, and address the civil and human rights for children with disabilities.
The Campaign will raise funds to provide:
- Access to Education:
Access to education is the most common fundamental legal right denied to children with disabilities. Without a proper education, children with disabilities are unlikely to lead independent, productive and successful lives as adults.
When confronted with any of the multiple barriers that face children with disabilities, most parents of children with disabilities do not know that they have rights.
Nine out of every ten parents will lose their special education hearing without an attorney
The Equality for Kids Campaign will:
Recruit, train and support pro bono attorneys who want to help protect Children with Disabilities. Legal representation at school meetings, mediation, due process hearings and in court is vital to affect change.
Staff a telephone helpline to provide legal advice, self-advocacy assistance, information and referrals;
Provide training seminars for parents and students on issues relating to special education; and
Develop a comprehensive, accessible website resource with easy to understand rights information for parents, teachers and others.
Co Chairs of the Equality for Kids Campaign
Duane Quaini, former Chairman of SNR Denton
Robert Wislow, President and CEO of U.S. Equities
Kevin Burke of Burke Wise & Morrissey
The 4th year of the Campaign runs through the end of September of 2012Results from Year 3 of the Campaign
Join us as a pro bono attorney, or donate. Please contact: Barry Taylor at 312-895-7317 or email@example.com
All contributions to the Equality for Kids Campaign qualify under the Illinois Supreme Court’s Pro Bono Reporting Rule and are tax deductible.