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



Photo of Sue Peterson Celebrating Her New Standup WheelchairAdvocate for Yourself

Learn how to stand up for yourself and become a self-advocate.


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Learn how to be your child’s advocate at school.  Learn how working with the school and keeping good records will help your student succeed.

Man sitting in fetal position in the cornerReport Abuse & Neglect to Authorities

Become familiar with the different agencies in Illinois that investigate allegations of abuse or neglect against people with disabilities.

Photo of Capitol Building U.S. CongressAdvocate for Policy Reform or Legislation

Did you know that YOU can help shape the policies, rules and laws that affect people with disabilities?  Read about what you can do to be an effective advocate for change.


Photo of Pro Bono Attorneys - Todd Solomon and John GrossbartJoin our Pro Bono Attorney and Law Student Initiative

We encourage attorneys, law school graduates and law students to join our pro bono initiative and make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.


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Want to keep up with what’s going on at Equip for Equality?  If so, our E-News is just what you need.  We’ll send you periodic emails about our activities and our take on issues involving disability rights.  Signing up is super easy using our short E-News subscription form.

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Do you have ideas about the type of issues we should consider, trainings we can offer, or materials we should publish?  We would love to hear from you!

Last updated: October 11, 2021

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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