Uniting Pride

Uniting Pride was founded in 2009 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to advocate for the equality, wellness, and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community in Champaign County. Since then, we have been active in the community through support and social groups, community-building events, education, clothing drives, arts festivals, political advocacy, and more. UP exists to create …

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Epilepsy Advocacy Network

The Epilepsy Advocacy Network promotes the development of facilities and services for effective treatment and rehabilitation of persons with epilepsy and coordinate the dissemination of information to the general public about epilepsy and seizure disorders in an effort to improve the public image and enhance the potential for all persons with epilepsy and other seizure …

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Blue Tower Solutions, Inc

Blue Tower Solutions engages individuals, organizations and systems to create cultures of respect, inclusion, dignity and equality for people with disabilities. The organization is currently working on projects to educate people with disabilities in Illinois about available housing resources. Blue Tower Solutions is also working  to help people with epilepsy in Central and Northwestern Illinois …

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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.

PACE, Inc. Center For Independent Living

PACE, Inc. Center for Independent Living offers services that assist people with disabilities to achieve and maintain independence. Our goal is full participation in the rights and responsibilities of society for people with disabilities. PACE is a consumer-controlled and cross-disability organization that is led by people with disabilities in all aspects of our organization. Through …

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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 I/DD. The Family to Family Health Information Center provides information focused on health and insurance issues …

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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 the Illini Chapter, Illinois Association of the Deaf  at: 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 …

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