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


EFE’s Recent Work

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Service Animal in the workplace

As a result Helpline intervention, Keri Keri is now able to bring her seizure alert dog to work, which ensures her safety on the job.

Returning to Work

After Angela was forced to take medical leave following a workers’ compensation surgery, Helpline staff negotiated her immediate return to work. Angela is now back doing a job that she loves.

Reviewing Medical Support

Lily’s therapist made statements in her reasonable accommodation paperwork that led her employer to have concerns about her ability to do her job. Helpline staff helped Lily and her therapist write a second, clarifying letter, which resolved Lily’s employer’s concerns and resulted in her receiving all requested.

Self Advocacy Assistance

Calling the Helpline gave Roxanne the tools she needed to successfully advocate for her herself when requesting the reasonable accommodation of teaching courses online.

Job Application assistance

A job applicant with cerebral palsy was able to take a pre-employment test with assistive technology after a Helpline attorney wrote a letter to his employer.


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Last updated: October 09, 2020

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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