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



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Children with disabilities – regardless of their academic, medical, physical or behavioral needs – have the right to a free appropriate public education. Our Special Education Clinic is here to help you be an active partner for your child, know your legal rights, answer your questions and provide support.


Learn about your child’s legal rights and the school’s dutiesUse our website and printed materials to help answer your questions and get direction on what to do and how to do it. Here are some of the topics you can learn about on our website:

Get help

Call our Special Education Helpline.  Our Helpline services are free and it’s easy to contact us using our toll-free number:
866-KIDS-046 (866-543-7046).

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Last updated: September 08, 2023

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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