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Resource Links

Disability Resources

Access Board

http://www.access-board.gov

ADA Great Lakes: The DBTAC: Great Lakes ADA Center provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA) and other related laws.

http://www.adagreatlakes.org/

Architectural Barriers

 Universal Design

http://www.adaptenv.org/index.php?option=Content&Itemid=3

Disability Resources

http://www.disabilityresource.org

Illinois Assistive Technology Program

http://www.iltech.org

Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living

http://www.incil.org

National Organization on Disability

The mission of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is to expand the participation and contribution of America ’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.

www.nod.org

New Mobility

http://www.newmobility.com

We Connect Now

Website for College Students with Disabilities

http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com/

Aging

Western Illinois Area on Aging

WIAAA is a not-for-profit organization, dedicated to serving people 60 plus, helping them to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and to remain involved and active in their communities.

http://www.wiaaa.org/

Alternatives for the Older Adult

(serves Western Illinois)

Providing Senior Services to older adults and their family caregivers: Home care management, Advocacy, Eldercare, and Caregiver Support in Western Illinois

http://www.alternativesforyou.org/

Independent Living Resource Locator

Searchable database of financial assistance resources that help pay for or reduce the cost of independent living, home modifications and assistive technology.

http://www.payingforseniorcare.com/

Children with Disabilities

Illinois Valley Transition Planning Committee - many links

(See Youth Services for more links)

Education

The McNatt Learning Center

The McNatt Learning Center, Inc., provides assessment of and training for foundational learning skills—those skills that make learning quicker, easier, and more accurate.

www.mcnattlearningcenter.com

Food

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Government

Illinois Department of Human Services

DHS can help you and your families meet your basic needs.  They offer a range of services to help you become healthy and self-sufficient.

http://www.dhs.state.il.us

Illinois General Assembly & State Legislation

http://www.ilga.gov

 

Congress

(Legislative information on the internet)

http://rs9.loc.gov/home/thomas.html

Office of Disability Rights Bureau- Attorney General’s Office

People with disabilities are entitled, as a matter of law, to fair and equal opportunities in all aspects of life.  The Disability Rights Bureau enforces State and Federal laws that protect the rights of people with disabilities to equal access to buildings, housing, and services.  The Bureau resolves accessibility and discrimination violations impacting the people of the state of Illinois through negotiation and litigation.

http://www.ag.state.il.us/rights/disabilityrights.html

Healthcare Bureau of the Attorney General’s Office

As the business of medicine has become more complex, consumers have experienced more confusion and difficulty obtaining the care and benefits to which they are entitled. To assist the consumers of Illinois with these problems the Attorney General opened the Health Care Bureau in October 1998. Since then our staff has helped to clear up more than 8,000 complaints relating to health care issues.

http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/healthcare.html

 

Illinois Attorney General’s Office - Lisa Madigan

Offers many services and advice to Illinois citizens including information and safety tips on identity theft, consumer fraud, protecting women and citizens with disabilities and seniors, crime victims, etc.

http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/index.html

Illinois Department of Human Rights

 The Department of Human Rights administers the Illinois Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (with regard to employment), familial status (with regard to real estate transactions), age, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, unfavorable military discharge, and sexual orientation.

http://www.state.il.us/dhr/

United States Department of Justice

Mission: To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

http://www.usdoj.gov/

Legal Assistance

Equip for Equality  (extremely helpful for disability-related legal issues)

Equip for Equality engages in five major programs including the Legal Advocacy Program, the Training Institute on Disability Rights, the Public Policy Program, the Abuse Investigation Unit, the Special Education Clinic/Helpline, and much more…

http://www.equipforequality.org/programs/

Prairie State Legal Services

Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for low income persons and those over 60 who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them.

http://www.pslegal.org/

 American Bar Association Center for Pro Bono

Links to information on free legal assistance with the SSI appeal process and other related civil matters.

http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/probono/home.html

 Illinois Bar Association

Find the right lawyer for right purpose and legal information.

www.illinoislawyerfinder.com

Peoria County Self-Help Center

The Peoria County Self-Help Center is a public service that provides legal information and resources to people who would like to represent themselves sin court.  The Center is housed in the Peoria Courthouse Law Library. 

http://peoria.illinoislegalaid.org

Recreation

Special Recreation Association Network of Illinois (SRANI)

This website is designed by therapeutic recreation professionals in Illinois who are passionate about bringing community based recreation programs to all the residents of Illinois who have a disability or handicapping condition.

http://www.specialrecreation.org/

Resources

Directory of Illinois Websites for People with Disabilities, Family Members, Service Providers, and Professionals http://www.equipforequality.org/resourcecenter/illinoiswebsites.php

Division of Specialized Care for Children Resources Link

A link to many, many other great links for persons with disabilities

http://www.uic.edu/hsc/dscc/index.htm

Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce 

Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce

www.ivaced.org


Spinal Cord Injury

Paraquad

http://www.paraquad.org

Transportation

 Links to Free & Low Cost Medical Transportation Services A-Z

http://www.bridges4kids.org/Disabilities/Transport.html

Other Transportation available

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS (2) - in Word

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS (2) - PDF

Wish Granting

Make-a-Wish Foundation of America
This organization which serves all 50 states, Guam, and Puerto Rico grants wishes to children in the United States with terminal illnesses or life-threatening medical conditions that create the probability the children will not survive beyond their 18th year.

http://www.wish.org/

Central Illinois Dream Factory
Grants dreams to children in the Central Illinois area (75 mile radius of Peoria, Illinois), who are between the ages of 3 and 18 years who have been diagnosed with critical or chronic illnesses.

http://dreamfactoryinc.org/