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The following information provides links to various state and federal agencies as well as to service providers and other related links. These links are intended to be a resource; by providing these links, the Council is in no manner endorsing these organizations or guaranteeing the accuracy of the information provided via these links. If your organization is not currently listed and you would like to be considered to be added, please contact Vanessa Morris at

The publications section is broken down into specific categories. Click on any category below to go directly to it.

Federal & State Legislative Bodies
Legal Assistance
Government Agencies
Specific Disability
Advocacy Organizations
Parent & Training Information Centers
Inclusive Education
Assistive Technology
Online Resource Guides
Other Resources


Illinois General Assembly

U.S. Congress


Equip for Equality

Legal Advocacy Service of the Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission

Prairie State Legal Services

United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

United States Department of Health and Human Services Offices for Civil Rights


Administration on Developmental Disabilities

City of Chicago Mayor's Office for People With Disabilities

Illinois Department on Aging

Illinois Department of Human Rights

Illinois Department of Human Services

Office of Developmental Disabilities
Office of Inspector General
Office of Mental Health
Office of Rehabilitation Services

IIlinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

Illinois Office of the Attorney General

Illinois State Board of Education Special Education

University of Illinois, Division of Specialized Care for Children


Autism Society of Illinois

The Brain Injury Association of Illinois

The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

Illinois Center for Autism

National Association for Downs Syndrome (NADS)

Illinois Spina Bifida Association

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago


The Arc of Illinois

Illinois Lifespan Project (The Arc of Illinois)

Centers for Independent Living List of the 24 Illinois Centers from Website of Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois

Chicago ADAPT

Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois

The Council for Disability Rights

Family Support Network of Illinois

Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living


Illinois Voices

Health and Disability Advocates

Voices for Illinois Children


Designs for Change

Family Matters

Family Resource Center on Disabilities


InFinitec News Group for Exploring Inclusive Education

Least Restrictive Environment Clearinghouse

Project CHOICES (a "least restrictive environment" initiative)


Illinois Assistive Technology Project

Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation (ITAC)

InFinitec Inc.

National Lekotek Center (Family play centers and toy lending libraries for children with special needs)


Resource Guide for Persons with Disabilities (From Website of Chicago Bar Association)

National Information Center for Children and Youth With Disabilities/Illinois State Resources




Accessible Traveler’s Database

The Arc of the United States

All Kids

The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Center for Research on Women with Disabilities

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates

The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000

Disability Research Institute University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc.

Families USA

Great Lakes ADA & IT Center

Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet

Health Benefits for Workers wtih Disabilities 

IDEA Regulations

Illinois Direct Support Professional Workforce Initiative

Illinois Governor's Office

Inclusion Press

Information on Federal Grant Opportunities

International TASH

Internet Resources for Special Children

Job Accommodation Network

LaRabida Children's Hospital

Lowtech Disability Resources

National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
(Links to other State and Territorial Councils on Developmental Disabilities)

National Council on Disability

National Information Center for Children & Youth with Disabilities

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

National School Board Attorneys

Not Dead Yet

The Pacer Center

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

Protection and Advocacy

Special Format Library

The Self-Determination Bulletin, Information for Parents and Families

Training Resource Network, Inc.

UCP Organizations

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago, All Learners Home Page

University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Disability and Human Development/University Affiliated Program in Developmental Disabilities for Illinois

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Justice ADA Information Site

Virtual Assistive Technology Center

West Suburban Access News Association

The White House

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

World Institute on Disability