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Illinois Home Care Ombudsman Program

The Illinois Home Care Ombudsman Program advocates on behalf of individuals who are receiving services through the Home and Community-Based Waiver Services Program and the Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative. Please click here to view an informational video about The Illinois Home Care Ombudsman Program – recorded from the disABILITY Expo’s Third Thursday Resource Round-up event …

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Rattle the Stars

Rattle the Stars provides suicide prevention services, including intervention training for youth and adults, consultation for suicide crisis response planning for schools, businesses, and organizations, hosting and participating in community events, providing information and resources, and institutional and political advocacy. Click here to view a captioned informational video, with sign language interpreter, from the January, 2021, …

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Client Assistance Program (CAP) – DHS/DRS

CAP helps people with disabilities receive quality services by advocating for their interests and helping them identify resources, understand procedures, resolve problems, and protect their rights in the rehabilitation process.

ARC of Illinois, The

The Arc of Illinois advocates for funding and legislation to benefit people with disabilities, and provides training opportunities for families and professionals. Illinois Life Span provides statewide information and resources focused on advocacy, services, and supports for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The Family to Family Health Information Center provides information focused on health and insurance …

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Illini Chapter, Illinois Association of the Deaf

Advocacy organization for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, with social opportunities scheduled regularly. Find us at: www.facebook.com/IlliniChapterofIAD/ Click here to view a captioned informational video, with sign language interpreter, from the January, 2021, Third Thursday Resource Round-up: Click here to view a spanish-subtitled informational video, with sign language interpreter, from the January, 2021, Third …

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Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is an Illinois not-for-profit organization serving 43 counties, offering counseling, advocacy and educational services to people with epilepsy, their families, and the communities in which they live. “The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.” …

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CU Able

CU Able is a group of parents who are passionate about helping their children with special needs by creating a safe and accepting support network within the local community. The group focuses not only on advocacy and awareness, but also tries to help its members incorporate self-care into their routine by organizing and participating in …

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CU Autism Network

We are a local 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to support persons on the autism spectrum, their families, caregivers, educators, other professionals, and the public by providing opportunities for support, networking, education, training, and advocacy, along with promoting awareness and acceptance. SUPPORT-VOLUNTEER-DONATE #cuanvillage Please click here to view an informational video about CU Autism …

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