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Advancing the Human & Civil Rights of People with Disabilities in Illinois


Special Projects

Federal protection & advocacy projects

Our main programs are supported by federal Protection & Advocacy funds.  These funds allow us to advocate for people with:

  • Developmental disabilities
  • Significant mental health problems and mental illnesses, with a priority given to those living in public and private institutions and residential facilities
  • Other types of physical and mental disabilities

However, we also have several small-scale, special Protection & Advocacy projects that Congress established.  These projects allow us to advocate for a specific disability group or advocate on a specific priority issue for people across all disability types:

Other projects

Private, state and local projects

Equip for Equality has several other small-scale projects, often time-limited, which are funded by private foundations, individual contributions, state and local government and other sources.  Most of these special projects are referred to in our three-year plan and priorities.  To learn more, review Equip for Equality’s current Priorities Plan.

Illinois ADA Project

Equip for Equality manages the Illinois ADA Project for the Great Lakes ADA Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Illinois ADA Project educates people, businesses and organizations in Illinois about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Check out our Illinois ADA Project website for more information (this link will open in a new browser window or tab).


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Last updated: February 01, 2016

This website is made possible by funding support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, both the Administration on Developmental Disabilities and the Center for Mental Health Services of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; and the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of Equip for Equality and do not necessarily represent the official view of any of these agencies.

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