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Disability News: Illinois

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Information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting the State of Illinois.

Illinois Disability Resources

Illinois Assistive Technology Program

IATP's primary focus is on education, employment, community living, information technology and telecommunications. Our mission is to enable people with disabilities so they can fully participate in all aspects of life -

Autism Society of Illinois

Mission is to improve the lives of Illinois individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders -

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago

Founded in 1951, United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago first opened its doors to address the needs of children and adults with cerebral palsy. We've been opening doors ever since. We help a child with cerebral palsy use technology that lets her speak for the first time -

Epilepsy Foundation of North/Central Illinois Iowa & Nebraska

The Epilepsy Foundation North Central Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research -

Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL)

The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living, the statewide association representing the 23 Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in Illinois -

Mental Health America of Illinois

Since 1909, Mental Health America of Illinois (MHAI) has worked to promote mental health, prevent mental illnesses and improve the care and treatment of persons suffering from mental and emotional disorders -

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Illinois Chapter

The Greater Illinois Chapter is comprised of all the Illinoisans who have joined the movement to create a world free of multiple sclerosis and the work that they do through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Volunteers, staff, healthcare workers, researchers, donors, advocates and partners together represent the Greater Illinois Chapter and all the many ways it's possible to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS -

Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois

The mission of SCIA is to serve as a comprehensive resource center for individuals who have been paralyzed due to trauma or conditions of the central nervous system, their families, health professionals, policy makers and others interested in spinal cord injury. Activities of SCIA address major areas such as prevention, medical care, rehabilitation, research and other aspects of living with a spinal cord injury -

Statistics: Illinois Disability

Latest Illinois Publications

  1. Disability Advocates Call to Close State Institutions
    Disability rights advocates call on Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois lawmakers to close 6 out of 7 state operated institutions by 2020.
  2. Illinois Closing Equity Gaps in Education Courses
    Illinois will partner with the Lead Higher Initiative to close equity gaps for lower income students and students of color in high schools most rigorous courses.
  3. Has Chicago's $3.2B Public Housing Makeover Successfully Re-integrated the Poor?
    Integrating the Inner City: The Promise and Perils of Mixed-Income Public Housing Transformation.
  4. Federal Judge Orders Illinois to Pay Services for People with Developmental Disabilities
    State of Illinois must begin paying for services that support persons with developmental disabilities.
  5. Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Seniors & Disabled Livelihood
    Proposed budget cuts to supportive living threaten livelihood of 3,000 seniors and persons with disabilities - Short-sighted vision will increase costs to illinois.

Full List of Illinois Documents (38 Items)


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