Provided below are links that offer additional information:
Bullying / Harassment
Disability Benefits and Resources
Disability Law Agencies
Disability Organizations and Service Providers
- ARC of Illinois
- Community Support Systems
Assists people with disabilities through advocacy, support, training, employment and housing opportunities in Central Illinois.
- Council for Exceptional Children
Advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
- Designs For Change
- Connecting the disability community to information and opportunities.
- Family Support Network of Illinois
Information about family support in Illinois.
- Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities
- Independent Living Research Utilization
Obtain a list of the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in your state or city. CILs must provide services to persons with all types of disabilities and all age groups.
- National Rehabilitation Information Center
Collects and disseminates the results of federally funded research projects.
TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.
Disability Specific Resources
- The National Fragile X Foundation
Information and resource site for Fragile X syndrome, a hereditary conditio which causes a wide range of mental impairment, from mild learning disabilities to severe mental retardation.
Education of Students with Disabilities
Health Information and Resources
- Council of Parent Attorneys & Advocates
An independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities.
- Equip for Equality
Protection and Advocacy System for persons with disabilities in Illinois.
- Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy
The Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission is an executive state agency created to safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities. By providing legal representation, investigating complaints of rights violations and providing state guardianship for Illinois' population with disabilities, the Commission has given voice to those who have previously gone unheard.
- Land of Lincoln Legal Assitance Foundation
Free legal help for low-income persons (Southern & South Central Illinois).
- Prairie State Legal Services
Free legal help for low-income persons (Northern & North Central Illinois).
- Empowering Parents
A site that provides tips for dealing with your child's behavior.
- Illinois Mommies Of Miracles
A statewide virtual support group of more than 300 moms of children who have medical complexities, life-limiting conditions, or developmental disabilities.
- Family Engagement Framework
"In an effort to strengthen family-school partnerships, over the past year and a half, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has been coordinating across divisions to develop a shared framework guide for engaging families. The ISBE Family Engagement Framework Guide is a tool for ISBE, school districts, and schools to use in developing and expanding school-family partnerships to support improved student learning and healthy development outcomes. This resource brings together research, promising practices, and a consolidation of key program requirements to provide districts, schools, and families with tools to assist with planning, implementation, and evaluation of family engagement
Resources for Parents of Young Children
Research-Based Educational Interventions
Response to Intervention - RtI