Advocacy Links

ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)
This site offers the ADAAG guidelines, standards and contact information for technical assistance.

American Association of People with Disabilities
AAPD is the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 50 million Americans with disabilities.

Arc of Illinois
The history of The Arc of Illinois reflects a rich grassroots movement that actually took to task misconceptions about the abilities of people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Arc of Iroquois County
“Community centered services allow the people we support to remain active members of their family as long as possible and to participate in the life of the community. Each person may choose to receive services in their own home, a community setting…

Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois
What does CCDI do? The answer to this question is advocacy, advocacy and more advocacy! CCDI is dedicated to advocating for the rights of all people with all types of disabilities. Whether it be at the local, state or federal levels, CCDI strives to…

Equip for Equality
Find answers to a variety of disability related concerns, including information on how to seek individual assistance with disability-related rights issues, information on legislation and public policy that impacts the disability community, training…

Fair Housing Agencies
Learn where the Fair Housing Agencies are and what their contact information is at this site.

Fair Housing Laws
This site gives access to the Fair Housing Laws.

Illinois Accessibility Code
A copy of the Illinois Accessibility Code, which became effective April 24, 1997, is available at this site for download.

Illinois Imagines
The Kankakee-Iroquois County Committee for Illinois Imagines works to a) eradicate sexual abuse and sexual violence against persons with disabilities and b) educate first responders, hospitals and counseling staff about how to make their services accessible.

The Mesothelioma Center
This site offers free information literature and resources for patients and families dealing with asbestos-related illnesses, such as malignant mesothelioma.

Social Security Administration
This is the official website of the Social Security Administration. Information that you need to know is here plus frequently asked questions.

Wrightslaw
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.