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



Hashtag Yes We Count

The Census

The Constitution says that everyone living in the U.S. must be counted every 10 years.

Your voice

1 in 5 people
in Illinois
have a disability.

Your count

All people with disabilities must be counted. It doesn’t matter how old you are or whether you are a citizen.

You deserve to be counted! Our lives depend on it!
If people with disabilities are not counted, Illinois may lose tons of federal money.
We will lose at least $1,800 a year for each person not counted in 2020. This means the federal government will give us less money for daycare, special education, healthcare, food, energy, transportation, accessible sidewalks, and other important services.
Be counted!

In March 2020, you will get the 2020 Census form in the mail. This form tells the government to count you!

If you don’t want to mail the form, you can fill it out online or by phone. The deadline for filling out the form April 30th, 2020.

The disability community needs YOU to be counted so that we get the services we need.

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Last updated: January 23, 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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