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Legal or Advocacy Assistance


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 provides a complete list of disability resource information called, Special Services Guide for Persons with Disabilities and Parents of Children with Special Needs. For more information regarding this list, you may contact 1-800-252-2904.​

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 (ARC Community Support System)
2502 South Veterans Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
217-347-5428 voice
217-347-5119 FAX
866-436-7842 Toll-Free
E-mail: info@fmptic.org or deinhorn@arc-css.org
Website: www.fmptic.org

 Least Restrictive Environment Clearinghouse

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

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