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Legal or Advocacy Assistance

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This listing includes many resource centers that provide legal or advocacy services to families of children with disabilities, usually free or at low cost to the client. Upon request, your school district will provide you with local information regarding free or low-cost legal services.

The Secretary of State (SOS) provides a disability resource entitled, "A Guide to Services, Serving Senior Citizens, Persons with Disabilities and Veterans." Please contact the following SOS phone number at (312) 814-3676 to request a copy of this resource.​

Local Services

Statewide Services

Illinois Parent Training/Information Centers​​

 ​ Region 1 ​ includes the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will

​Family Resource Center on Disabilities
20 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 300
Chicago, IL 60604
312-939-3513 voice / 312-939-3519 TTY & TDY
312-939-7297 FAX
800-952-4199 IL only
E-mail: frcdptiil@ameritech.net
Website: www.frcd.org​​

 Region 2 includes the remainder of the state

Family Matters Parent Training & Information Center
1901 S. 4th St., Ste. 209
Effingham, Illinois 62401

217-318-3516 Voice
217-318-3516 Fax
866-436-7842 Toll-Free

E-mail: info@fmptic.org​ or deinhorn@fmptic.org
Website: www.fmptic.org​

 Least Restrictive Environment Clearinghouse

LRE Clearinghouse
160 N. Wacker Drive, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
312/372-7160
1-800 573-3383
email: LRE4kids@aol.com​​​​​

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