United Cerebral Palsy of America
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability.
As one of the largest health charities in America, the UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network.
The Family Village
The Family Village Web Site is an attempt to bring together valuable information for parents of individuals who have disabilities.
Supports and Services Controlled by Individuals
Managing the Art of Living is a project funded by the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities that provides assistance to individuals and families in developing microboards or cooperatives to assist people in directing their supports and services.
Person Centered Services Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities.
Managing the Art of Living
Managing the Art of Living is a project funded by the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities to assist individuals with developmental disabilities, their families and others to control and direct their supports and services.
Wendy Partridge is a Local Organizer based in Rockford. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
. Her phone number is 815-262-0699.
Locating a Lost Family Member
The ArcLink has a link to a search site for families searching for a family member who may have been placed in a congregate care setting or a person with a disability searching for family members.
Find professional opinions and articles of interest on important topics, links to programs and services, connect with other families, and purchase a wide range of products.
Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project
The Illinois Autism/PPD Training and Technical Assistance Project is an Illinois State Board of Education initiative which provides training and technical assistance focused on educating students with autsim and other pervasive developmental disorders (PPD).
Family Support Network
The mission of the Family Support Network is to unify individuals with disabilities and their families to advocate for funding, services, and community resources that strengthen and support the individual and the family directly by responding to their individual needs and empowering them to live in their own homes. The Family Support Network further seeks to ensure the continuation of all individual supports throughout the life span of the individual.
Exceptional Parent Magazine
Exceptional Parent Magazine’s online resource. Continuing 30 award winning years of providing information, support, ideas, encouragment and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.
Equip for Equality
The only comprehensive statewide advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, education, public policy advocacy and systems monitoring. Equip for Equality is the private, not-for-profit entity designated by the Governor to implement the federal protection and advocacy system.
Interactive resource for people with disabilities and those whose lives they touch.
Autism Program of Illinois
The TAP service network is comprised by 23 organizations that provide training, assessments, social skill groups, consultations, and other resources for individuals with autism, their families, educators and other professionals.
Arc of the US
The national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related disabiliteis and their families.
Arc of Illinois
“…committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices.”
Ableworld is a concise database of products for people with disabilities.
A Good Life
Every family that has a relative with a major disability inevitably faces the question of securing a long-term future. A Good LIfe is a practical guide to specific steps families can take.