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Advocacy/Legal Services

Advocacy/Legal

 

A to Z Advocates/Consultants 
100 Carson St.
Long Point, IL 61333
815.854.2676

 

Advocates for Access
4450 N. Prospect Rd. Suite C8
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
309.682.3500

info@advocatesforaccess.com

http://www.advocatesforaccess.com

Advocates for Access is a private, not-for-profit, non-residential organization established in 1985. Advocates for Access is managed by and for people with disabilities. We are a Center for Independent Living dedicated to “Empowering People With Disabilities To Live Independently In Our Community.”  To fulfill this mission, Advocates for Access provides direct services, combined with advocacy for social change to allow greater integration of persons with disabilities into mainstream life. We serve people with disabilities, their families and the community in which they live. 

 

Autism Society of Illinois-Special Education Advocacy Program

Ron Lampen, IEP Specialist

2200 South Main Street, Ste. 203

Lombard, IL 60148

630.691.1270

ron@autismillinois.org

www.autismillinois.org

The Autism Society of Illinois offers Special Education Advocacy for individuals of children with Autism. For more information on our program email Ron Lam

 

Cahill & Associates
1155 S. Washington

Naperville, IL 60540
630.778.6500

http://www.cahillassociateslaw.com

At Cahill & Associates, our mission is to provide sound, professional advice in a warm, supportive environment.

 

Cari Levin, Special Education Advocacy and Consulting
1703 Chancellor St.
Evanston, IL 60201
847.828.9695

carilevinlcsw@hotmail.com

http://www.carilevinlcsw.com

Special Education Advocate

 

Center for Disability and Elder Law

79 W. Monroe St.

Suite 9

Chicago, IL 60603

312.376.1880

info@probonocdel.org

http://www.probonocdel.org

Founded in 1984 by the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, CDEL is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the legal rights of low-income persons with disabilities and senior citizens in Cook County.

 

Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights

100 N LaSalle St.

Chicago, IL 60602

312.630.9744

The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. is the public interest law consortium of Chicago’s leading law firms.

 

The Child and Family Law Center
1950 Sheridan Road, Suite 201
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone:  (847) 926-0101
FAX:  (847) 926-8500
Contact:  Micki Moran, J.D.
Email:  
mickim@lawforchild.com
www.lawforchild.com
www.specialneedsdivorceillinois.com
Legal services in matters of special education, guardianship, mental health law, juvenile law, and family law including divorce where there are children with special needs involved.
Serving the Great Chicago area.

 

Children’s Law Group

4732 N Talman Ave

Chicago, IL 60625

773.878.4951

http://www.childrenslawgroup.com

Our practice reflects our commitment to social and legal justice and equality, including making high-quality legal services affordable and accessible.

 

Children’s Law Group

Contact Name: Deborah Pergament

47 W. Polk Suite M-2

Chicago, IL 60605

312.663.4426

 

Educational Advocacy and Consulting

Carol Dimas

608 S. Washington #207

Naperville, IL 60540

630.624.3784

carol@educationaladvocacyandconsulting.com

http://educationaladvocacyandconsulting.com/

Education Advocacy and Consulting is an Advocacy consulting firm dedicated to assisting families whose children are in need of identification, support and assistance with services from their school districts.

 

EdPsych Solutions

Contact Name: Shari Meserve

1117 S. Milwaukee Avenue

Forum Square, Suite B-8

Libertyville, IL 60048

847.800.8781

shari.eps@gmail.com

http://www.edpsychsolutions.com

EdPsych Solutions provides expert services, specializing in Spectrum Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, Cognitive Disabilities, and Social, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. We offer ASD evaluations, educational consultation and advocacy, functional behavioral assessments, and behavioral intervention planning. Please visit our website for additional information and testimonials.

 

Equip for Equality

20 N. Michigan Ave. #300

Chicago, IL 60602

312.341.0022

http://www.equipforequality.org/

Find answers to a variety of disability related concerns, including information on how to seek individual assistance with disability-related rights issues, information on legislation and public policy that impacts the disability community, training to help you advocate for your own disability rights in a variety of circumstances, and information on ensuring that people with disabilities remain safe in the wide variety of settings where they live and work. This site also maintains a wealth of links and documents related to disability rights issues in its Resource Center.

 

Family Service Agency of DeKalb County, Inc
14 Health Services Dr.
DeKalb, IL 60115
815.758.8616

http://www.realsolutionstoday.org

The Children’s Advocacy Center of DeKalb County provides multidisciplinary teams of professionals to serve that very purpose.  These are adults who recognize the hurt of abuse and have dedicated themselves to providing help and protection without causing further suffering.  The goal is for every child to experience the sweetness and innocence of childhood without pain, abuse, and emotional trauma.  The reality is many children are robbed of this experience because of the actions of others – a fact that creates the need for the Children’s Advocacy Center.

 

Illinois/Iowa Center for Independent Living 
3708 11th St.
PO Box 6156
Rock Island, IL 61231
309.793.0090

http://www.iicil.com

The IICIL provides a number of consumer-directed services, including information and referral advocacy, independent living skills, training, and peer support, which are mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

 

Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living 
18 Gunia Drive
LaSalle, IL 61301
815.224.3126

ya@ivcil.com

http://www.ivcil.com
Advocacy is the fourth core service offered at IVCIL. IVCIL offers two types of advocacy. Individual advocacy focuses on the individual with a disability and services available within the community to assist the individual in living independently and to eventually become his or her own advocate. Individual advocacy efforts encourage persons with disabilities to assert themselves when seeking services they need. IVCIL aims to empower individuals to learn self-advocacy skills.Systemic advocacy involves working together to eliminate barriers and allow people with disabilities to fully participate in their community. Systemic Advocacy addresses the design and implementation of public policies that benefit persons with disabilities and that facilitate their inclusion in society.

 

Jewish Child & Family Services

Contact Name: Judy Katz

Elaine Kersten Children’s Center

255 Revere Drive

Suite 200

Northbrook, IL 60062

847.412.4350

judykatz@jcfs.org

http://www.jfcschicago.org

 

Lake County Center For Independent Living 
377 N. Seymour Ave
Mundelein, IL 60060
847.949.4440

info@iccil.org

http://www.lccil.org

Much of the work done at LCCIL promotes change in the lives of our consumers and community.  We inform persons with disabilities of their rights, effective methods of addressing discrimination, and the importance and ease of becoming actively involved in the legislative process.  We also encourage self-advocacy.  Your best advocate is yourself.  We can teach you strategies to be more effective advocates.

 

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation

PO Box 424

Murphysboro, IL 62966

618.684.2282

877.342.7891

http://www.lollaf.org

Our mission is to pursue civil justice for low-income persons through representation and education.

 

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation

132 S. Water, Suite 601

Decatur, IL 62523

217.423.0516

800.747.2099

http://www.lollaf.org

Our mission is to pursue civil justice for low-income persons through representation and education.

 

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation

8787 State Street Suite 2

East St. Louis, IL 62203

618.398.0574

http://www.lollaf.org

Our mission is to pursue civil justice for low-income persons through representation and education.

 

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation

80 Broadway, Suite 202

Mattoon, IL 61938

217.235.4063

800.252.4124

http://www.lollaf.org

Our mission is to pursue civil justice for low-income persons through representation and education.

 

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation

409 Harrison St.

Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

800.642.3374

http://www.lollaf.org

Our mission is to pursue civil justice for low-income persons through representation and education.

 

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation

3180 Adloff Lane Suite 2

Springfield, IL 62703

217.529.8400

800.252.8629

http://www.lollaf.org

Our mission is to pursue civil justice for low-income persons through representation and education.

 

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation

302 North First Street

Champaign, IL 61820

217.356.1251

http://www.lollaf.org

Our mission is to pursue civil justice for low-income persons through representation and education.

 

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation

509 South University Ave

3rd Floor

Carbondale, IL 62901

618.457.7800

http://www.lollaf.org

Our mission is to pursue civil justice for low-income persons through representation and education.

 

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation

310 Easton Street Suite 3

Alton, IL 62002

618.462.0029

800.642.5570

http://www.lollaf.org

Our mission is to pursue civil justice for low-income persons through representation and education.

 

Law Office of Charles P. Fox

355 W. Dundee, Suite 209

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

847.205.9897

http://foxspecialedlaw.com/

At the Law Office of Charles P. Fox we concentrate exclusively on special education law and related issues including guardianship.

 

Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago

120 S. LaSalle St. #900

Chicago, IL 60603

312.341.1070

webmaster@lafchicago.org

http://www.lafchicago.org/

At LAF we work together to provide high quality civil legal services to people living in poverty and other vulnerable groups.  Through advocacy, education, collaboration, and litigation, we empower individuals, protect fundamental rights, strengthen communities, create opportunities, and achieve justice.  In carrying out our mission, we treat everyone with compassion and respect.

 

Legal Assistance Foundation of Evanston

828 Davis St. Room 201

Evanston, IL 60201

847.475.3703

http://www.lafchicago.org

Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago (LAF) has provided free civil legal assistance to tens of thousands of low-income and elderly individuals in Chicago and suburban Cook County.

 

Leonard F. Berg, Attorney
625 S. Bellwood Drive
East Alton, IL  62024
Phone:  (618) 258-4800
FAX:  (618) 258-7301
Email:  
leonardberg@sbcglobal.net
www.lbergelderlaw.com
Legal services including special needs planning.
Insurance accepted:  No
Serving Illinois, particularly “Metro East”.

 

Mauk & O’Connor, LLP
1427 W. Howard
Chicago, IL  60626
Phone:  (773) 262-2377
FAX:  (773) 338-8397
Contacts:  Sara Mauk and Michael O’Connor
Email:  pls. go through web site
www.maukoconnor.com
Legal representation for special education issues for parents only.
Insurance accepted:  N/A
Serving the Chicago Area.

 

Michael L. Kiser, Ed.D., J.D.

4713 Seeley Ave

Downers Grove, IL 60515

630.725.0064

mike@mikekiserlaw.com

http://www.mikekiserlaw.com

Directly represent clients in a variety of situations, inclunding: telephone conferences, disciplinary meetings, eligibility meetings, IEP meetings, mediations, hearings, and meetings with educational, medical, and mental health providers.

 

Monahan & Cohen

55 West Monroe

Suite 3700

Chicago, IL 60603

312.419.0252

http://www.monahan-cohen.com

The law firm of Monahan & Cohen maintains a general practice of law with an emphasis on the legal problems of health care and human services providers and on the legal needs of children and adults, including the elderly, with mental, developmental and physical disabilities or substance dependency and their families.

 

Peck Bloom & Koenig, LLC

105 W. Adams St.

31st Floor

Chicago, IL 60603

312.201.0900

info@peckbloom.com

http://www.peckbloom.com

Peck Bloom assists families to plan for disabled children, or other family members who are, or are likely to become, disabled, and require special protection. Through the use of special needs trusts, asset planning and coordination of private and public resources, our legal team helps families to maximize resources and enhance quality of life for loved ones. We also administer Guardianship Estates for minors and disabled adults.

 

Prairie State Legal Services

1021 Clinton St.

Ottawa, IL 61350

815.434.5903

800.892.7888

http://www.pslegal.org

Our mission is “to provide or coordinate the delivery of high quality legal services to low-income individuals, families and groups.”

 

Prairie State Legal Services

102 N. Center, Suite 405

Bloomington, IL 61701

309.827.5021

800.874.2536

http://www.pslegal.org

Our mission is “to provide or coordinate the delivery of high quality legal services to low-income individuals, families and groups.”

 

Prairie State Legal Services

331 Fulton St. Suite 600

Peoria, IL 61602

309.674.9831

800 322 2280

http://www.pslegal.org

Our mission is “to provide or coordinate the delivery of high quality legal services to low-income individuals, families and groups.”

 

Prairie State Legal Services

415 W. Washington St. Suite 002

Waukegan, IL 60085

847.662.6925

800.942.3940

http://www.pslegal.org

Our mission is “to provide or coordinate the delivery of high quality legal services to low-income individuals, families and groups.”

 

Prairie State Legal Services

975 N. Main St.

Rockford, IL 61103

815.965.2902

800.892.2985

http://www.pslegal.org

Our mission is “to provide or coordinate the delivery of high quality legal services to low-income individuals, families and groups.”

 

Prairie State Legal Services

208 18th St. Suite 202

PO Box 4863

Rock Island, IL 61204

309.794.1328

800.322.9804

http://www.pslegal.org

Our mission is “to provide or coordinate the delivery of high quality legal services to low-income individuals, families and groups.”

 

Prairie State Legal Services

191 S. Chicago St.

Kankakee, IL 60901

815.935.2750

800.346.2864

http://www.pslegal.org

Our mission is “to provide or coordinate the delivery of high quality legal services to low-income individuals, families and groups.”

 

Prairie State Legal Services

102 N. Center, Suite 405

Bloomington, IL 61701

309.827.5021

800.874.2536

http://www.pslegal.org

Our mission is “to provide or coordinate the delivery of high quality legal services to low-income individuals,

families and groups.”

 

Special Needs Planning

Randi Gillespie-Director

Oak Wealth Advisors LLC

500 Lake Cook Road, Suite 350

Deerfield, IL  60015

847.945.8884 direct

866.655.2635 toll free

www.oakwealth.com

 

Rivkin & Rivkin, LLC

440 Milwaukee Ave., Suite 200

Lincolnshire, IL 60069

847.793.2484

planners@rivkinlaw.com

http://www.rivkinlaw.com

Rivkin & Rivkin concentrates its practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, planning for children with special needs, and planned charitable giving

 

Rubin Law

1110 West Lake Cook Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089
847.279.7999
Toll Free: 866.TO.RUBIN
email@rubinlaw.com

http://www.rubinlaw.com/

Rubin Law, a professional corporation, LIMITS its law practice to Special Needs Legal and Future Planning for Brian and Benjamin Rubin’s fellow Illinois families of children and adults with special needs, including all required “traditional” Estate Planning and Estate Administration (Will, Trusts, Estate Tax Planning Trust Administration, Probate and related matters). Brian and Benjamin Rubin are available to speak to groups and organizations.

 

Special Needs Alliance

1.877.572.8472

www.specialneedsalliance.org

The Special Needs Alliance is a national not-for-profit organization committed to helping individuals with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who represent them.  Our attorneys are some of the most credentialed public benefits and disability law attorneys in the country, many of whom themselves our parents and siblings of children with disabilities.

 

Steven E. Glink, Attorney at Law

3338 Commerical Ave

Northbrook, IL 60062

847.480.7749

steve@educationrights.com

http://www.educationrights.com

Steve has recommitted himself to protecting the rights of people everywhere by specializing in school law (such as special education), criminal defense, and juvenile law.

 

Strohschein Law Group, LLC

St. Charles, DeKalb and Schaumburg Offices

630.377.3271

info@strohscheinlawgroup.com

http://www.strohscheinlawgroup.com

With nearly three decades of experience, Strohschein Law Group helps clients plan for and deal with issues associated with the following specific areas of practice: Estate & Long term care planning, guardianship, estate & trust administration, probate litigation

 

Suburban Access, Inc. 
925 W. 175th St.
Homewood, IL 60430
708.799.9190
http://www.suburban-access.org

Our staff meets quarterly with an individual who has a disability and his/her family to review service plans and programs, to determine if needs are being met, and to ensure that the services provided are person-centered and address the individual’s desired goals

 

TASH

1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Suite 235

Washington, D.C. 20036

202.540.9020

info@TASH.org

www.tash.org

As a leader in disability advocacy for more than 35 years, the mission of TASH is to promote the full inclusion and participation of children and adults with significant disabilities in every aspect of their community, and to eliminate the social injustices that diminish human rights. These things are accomplished through collaboration among self-advocates, families, professionals, policy-makers, advocates and many others who seek to promote equity, opportunity and inclusion

 

The Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

1023 W. 55th St Suite 110

P.O. Box 601

La Grange, IL 60525

708.482.7090

wwilson@lagrangelaw.com

http://www.lagrangelaw.com

Bill Wilson has practiced for more than 27 years. He and his staff of lawyers concentrate in the areas of Elder Law, Medicaid and Estate Planning for families with special needs children, Probate, and advising profit/not-for-profit corporations.

 

Thomas Clark Law

1041 Home Avenue

Oak Park, IL 60304

708.990.5374

http://www.thomasclarklaw.com/

Whether you are worth $50,000 or $50,000,000, you need to consider who would make health and personal care decisions on your behalf in the event you become unable to make such decisions. While the basic tools and documents for estate planning (wills, trusts, powers and medical directives) can be found in a number of places, the value of an estate planning attorney is more than just drafting documents.

 

Timothy Hickey, Attorney at Law, LLC

Two TransAm Plaza Suite 200

Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

630.730.0029

tim_hickey@comcast.net

Tim Hickey is an attorney specializing in the areas of special needs trusts, estate planning and special education law. He has a son on the autism spectrum.

 

Voice Advocacy 
P.O Box 834
Mokena, IL 60448
815.469.4929

voice-advocacy@sbcglobal.net

http://www.specialedadvocacy.org

We help you help your special needs child.

 

Voices for IL Children 
208 S. LaSalle Street

Suite 1490
Chicago, IL 60604
312.456.0600

info@voices4kids.org

http://www.voices4kids.org/

Voices for Illinois Children champion the full development of every child in Illinois to assure the future well-being of everyone in the state.  We work with families, communities, and policymakers across multiple issue areas to help children grow up healthy, happy, safe, loved, and well-educated.

 

Waypoint Estate and Business Planning and the Law Offices of Donald G. Olsen, PC

103 Schelter Road

Lincolnshire, IL 60069

847.276.2640

info@waypointplanning.com

http://www.waypointplanning.com

Our law firm can help you set up a comprehensive estate plan which will ensure that your loved one remains eligible for important government benefits while at the same time allowing you to set aside additional assets to meet your loved ones other needs.

 

Whitted, Cleary, & Takiff (WCT) LLC

3000 Dundee Rd Suite 303

Northbrook, IL 60062

847.564.8662

http://www.wct-law.com

Lawyers and staff can help you with special education law, suspension and expulsion hearings, release of school records and confidentiality issues, guardianship, and mental health law.

 

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