• Advocacy Resources
    Within Will County and the Chicago-land area, there are several agencies and services designed to advocate and assist individuals with disabilities and their families. The purpose of advocacy services is to assist individuals and their families with various concerns, needs, and when difficult situations arise. Advocates can be a great resource and can be a great support to an individual with a disability and their families.  
    Questions to think about or ask service providers:
    1. What has been your experience regarding advocating for individuals with disabilities?
    2. Does your service have any fees?
    3. How assistance is provided (face-to-face, consultative, etc…)?

Advocacy Links

  • Advocates United

    Advocates United

    They provide advocacy services and support groups. Services also include information and referrals for individuals and their families.

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  • Ability Links

    Ability Links

    AbilityLinks is an advocacy program that matches job-ready people with disabilities to employers through technology. They also provide ongoing educational programs an support resources to help people with disabilities and employers learn to work together.

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  • Family Resource Center on Disabilities

    Family Resource Center on Disabilities

    Services center on advocacy issues for special education, individual/family support services, educational advocacy, family support, support groups, and transition services.

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  • The Arc of Illinois

    The Arc of Illinois

    The Arc of Illinois is committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices.

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  • Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living

    Will-Grundy Center for Independent Living

    Operating since 1985 provides assistance for special needs. This organization provides advocacy, help in explaining and filling out forms. Information referrals, peer counseling. The center also can locate and secure housing in appropriate setting.

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  • Secondary Transition Experience Program

    350 Blair Lane, Door #13
    Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    Phone: (630) 679-1210
    Fax: (630) 679-1069

    Línea Telefónica en Español:
    (815) 886-2700 ext. 6477