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


COVID-19 and People with Disabilities

While our offices are closed to protect staff and clients, we are continuing to provide legal services and self-advocacy assistance through our phone lines and email during normal business hours. Our teams are working remotely so we can continue to operate and serve clients. If you have a case with Equip for Equality, your attorney is staying on top of it.

If you have any questions about our COVID-19 response policy or how it may affect services, please reach out to us via phone (Toll Free 800-537-2632) or email (

Know Your Rights During the Coronavirus Epidemic

People with disabilities may be more vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19 as many have health complications, rely on school-based supports, live in group settings, or depend on care staff for support. Even during a crisis, people with disabilities have the right to be productive, independent and successful in all aspects of their lives. If you have questions about your legal rights during this time, please contact us.

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Last updated: October 04, 2022

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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