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Note: The groups with a star (*) next to their names sponsored an advocacy training program by Pete and Pam Wright.

1st Illinois Special Ed News
Curt Sahakian, Esq, Editor
4843 Howard Street
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 676-2774
E-Mail: 1stNewsQuestions@IllinoisSpecialEd.com
Web: http://www.IllinoisSpecialEd.com/1stIllinoisSpecialEdNews.htm
Free Electronic Newsletter with Notices of Local Special Education Workshops and Resources for Illinois Parents. Don't have time to wait? Email us and we'll answer your questions.

A to Z Advocates/Consultants
Linda Zavada
100 Carson St.
Long Point, IL 61333
(815) 854-2676
E-mail: zavada@bwsys.net
Certified elementary teacher with 28 years teaching experience and 16 years parenting experience an ADHD/Bipolar child will consult/advocate for special-needs children in central IL. Free 30-minute consultation.

Action ADDvoKids
Cindy L. Asselstine, Lay Advocate
1014 North Plum Grove Road, Suite 118
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
Work: (847) 882-1225 Fax: (847) 882-0921

Addis, Greenberg, Schultz & Elizer, L.L.C.
707 Skokie Boulevard
Suite 540
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 412-1863
Fax: (847) 412-1831
Web: www.agselaw.com

Advanced Case Management, LTD.
Catherine J. Oliver, RN, C, MSN
1951 Merritt Lane
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 615-9410; Fax: (847) 615-9391
E-mail: cjo@interaccess.com
Web: http://www.advancedcasemanagement.com
Our case management and advocacy services include: Observations at school or home, risk assessment, IEP development, care coordination, parent education, medication management, and problem solving

Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School
A Choice for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
2020 E Camp McDonald Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
phone (847) 297-4660
fax: (847) 297-3208
E-mail: aehiholly@aol.com
Web: www.aehi.org

Nancy R. Baron
Baron Educational Associates
741 New Mexico Trail
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 420-7152
E-mail: brnnanc@aol.com
Tutor, lay advocate and educational consultant to parents to gain services for their children. Over 30 years experience in special education as teacher and parent. Licensed teacher of multisensory structured language specializing in dyslexia and other reading and writing difficulties. I will be happy to answer your questions and refer you to other qualified professionals as necessary.

Beverly E.S. Alfeld, MA, MFA
Academic Performance Specialist
698 Exmoor Terrace, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 459-9518; Fax: (815) 327-9118
E-mail: Jamlady10@aol.com
Web: http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/jamlady10/bizcard/
Parent Advocate and Parent of a Special Needs Child. Educator with 23 years of experience in teaching and advocacy. Classroom evaluations, file review, and expert witness services.

American Foundation for the Blind - Midwest
401 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 396-4420
E-mail: chicago@afb.net
Web: http://www.afb.org/

ARC Community Support Systems
Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center
Debbie Einhorn, Director
2502 S. Veterans Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
toll free (866) 436-7842
Fax: (217) 347-5119
E-mail: info@fmptic.org
Web: www.fmptic.org
This parent center serves all of Illinois outside of the 8 county Chicago area. Workshops and trainings are available throughout the state.

Autism Society of Illinois
2200 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 691-1270
E-mail: AUTISMILL@aol.com
Web: www.autismillinois.org

A.S.K. - Answers for Special Kids
Marian Casey
1029 Hinman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 733-1739; (847) 733-1739
E-mail: a.s.k@attbi.com
A networking alliance to support and educate families of children with special needs or learning differences in Evanston, IL and neighboring communities, whether they attend public school, private school, or home school.

Blazing Prairie Stars
contact person: Christina Foster
47W635 Beith
Maple Park, IL 60151
E-mail: BlazingPS@msn.com
Horse-assisted therapy: hippotherapy (PT, OT, speech); therapeutic riding; experiential learning groups for children

Jennifer L. Bollero, Esq.
825 W. State St. #103D
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 845-8370
fax: (630) 845-8371
E-mail: jlbesq@juno.com

Charmaine Boswell
Lombard, IL 60148-1660
(630) 880-0750
E-Mail: Charmaine@boswellreadingclinic.com
Website: www.boswellreadingclinic.com
Licensed Trainer/Independent Reading Therapist offering private tutoring for individuals of all ages. Also available to train individuals and schools in the Phono-Graphix program.

Brain Injury Association of Illinois
1127 South Mannheim Road, Suite 213
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 344-4646; (800) 699-6443 (in IL only)
E-mail: info@biail.org
Web: www.BIAUSA.org/illinois/bia.htm

Cahill & Associates
Mary Denise Cahill
1155 South Washington Street, Suite 106
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 778-6500 (office); (630) 778-0722 (fax)
E-mail: mdcahill@sbcglobal.net
Mary Denise Cahill is an attorney who focuses her practice on assisting parents of children with disabilities, including providing educational advocacy, guardianship and estate planning.

The Camelot Schools

Palatine Residential Treatment Center
1502 N. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067
Toll Free: 866-847-5600
Local: 847-359-5600
Fax: 847-359-9575
Treating the adolescent with emotional, behavioral and mental illness with special emphasis on the child with developmental disabilities.

Palatine Campus -- Therapeutic Day School
1502 N. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067
Toll Free: 866-847-5600
Local: 847-359-5600
Fax: 847-359-2759
Educating and Treating Special Education adolescent.

Naperville Campus --Therapeutic Day School
1415 Bond Street, Suite 147
Naperville, IL 60563
Toll Free: 866-355-0277
Local: 630-355-0200
Fax: 630-357-7903
Educating and Treating Special Education child and adolescent.

DeKalb Campus
509 Oak Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
Toll Free: 866-787-4144
Local: 815-787-4144
Fax: 815-787-4145
Educating and treating the autistic child.

Center for Independent Futures (CIF)
625 Madison Street
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 328-2044
new approaches for establishing partnerships & planning for the future

Center for Speech and Language Disorders
195 W. Spangler Suite B
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 530-8551
E-mail: info@csld.org
Web: www.csld.org

Central Illinois Center for Independent Living
614 W. Glen Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
(309)682-3500 Voice/TTY
(309)682-3989 Fax
E-mail: cfelker@cicil.org

Children's Clinic, LLC
Robert E. Daniels, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
1333 N. Kingsbury, STE. 306A
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 312-587-1742
Fax: 312-944-8796
E-mail: childrensclinic2001@yahoo.com
Assessment of Children and Adolescents with Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, or, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Consultation for IEP Development, Individual and Family Psychotherapy

Children's Therapy & Rehab Specialists
Larry Bowman
1225 S. Rand Rd.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
(847) 550-8049; Fax: (847) 550-6054
501 North Riverside
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 360-8871; Fax: (847) 360-9104
Children's Therapy & Rehab Specialists specializes in all aspects of Physical Therapy, OccupationalTherapy and Speech Therapy strictly for children, adolescents and teens.

The Child and Family Law Center Ltd.
105 Revere Drive , Suite C
Northbrook, IL 60062
Contact Name: Micki Moran or Joe Scally
847- 559-9897 ( facsimile )
E-mail: mickimoran@lawforchild
We are a law firm providing legal assistance to families and children with disabilities in a variety of areas, including but not limited to special education advocacy. We represent families and kids exclusively

CHOICES for Parents
Providing immediate access to support, information, and resources to families of children with newly diagnosed hearing loss.
Karen Aguilar - Director
P.O. Box 806045
Chicago, IL 60680-4121
(312) 523-6400
E-mail: choicesforparents@yahoo.com
Web: www.choicesforparents.org

Client Assistance Program
Illinois Client Assistance Program
100 N. First Street, 1st Floor West
Springfield, IL 62702-5197
(217) 782-5374 (V/TTY)

Matthew D. Cohen, Esq.
Monahan & Cohen, Attorneys at Law
225 West Washington Street, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60606 USA
E-mail: mdcspedlaw@earthlink.net
Web: www.monahan-cohen.com

Community Alternatives Unlimited (CAU)
8765 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 867-4000
helps families access state-funded programs

Community Therapy Services
Contact person: Cheryl Denz
2700 Keslinger, Suite B
Geneva, IL 60134
E-mail: info@commtx.com
Web: www.commtx.com
Provider of pediatric speech, occupational, physical, and music therapies. Hanen programs, Fast ForWord, free developmental screenings, social skills groups, preschool groups.

Kristina Conlin
10115 Old Orchard Ct.
Skokie, IL 60076
(812) 219-8730
E-mail: nwuphd@netscape.net
4th year PhD student in Learning Disabilities at Northwestern University
Experienced clinician in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, math, and nonverbal functioning.

Consultants for Disability Rights, Inc.
Bobbie Reguly
106 East Jackson Street
Petersburg, IL 62675
(217) 632-3742 or (217) 632-2612
E:mail: breguly@aol.com
We provide advocacy services to parents of children with disabilities at a very reasonable hourly fee. In addition, we offer an early conflict evaluation service called Early Conflict Evaluation which has as its goal the early resolution of disputes while enhancing partnerships between parents and districts

Deliberate Success
217-403-0837 or cell 773-230-2676
2604 Arden Drive
Champaign, IL 61821
E-mail: Sherry@DeliberateSuccess.com
Web: www.deliberatesuccess.com
Deliberate Success is devoted to providing Educational Consulting for individuals and groups. Deliberate Success programs are based on individualized strategies and approaches that re-ignite the passion within and allow you to orchestrate your own Success...On Purpose and By Design. Sherry Hudson has over 30 years of experience in special education.

Designs for Change
29 E. Madison, Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60602-4809
(312) 236-7252; (312) 236-7944 (TTY)
(800) 851-8728
E-mail: dfcl@aol.com
Web: www.designsforchange.org/

Down syndrome Development Counsel
P.O. Box 118
Grayslake, IL 60030
Telephone Betsy at (847) 540-0018
E-mail: T993@aol.com
Web: www.downsyndromedevelopmentcounsel.com

Easter Seal DuPage
830 S. Addison
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 620-4433; Fax: (630) 620-1148; TTY: (630) 620-4436
E-mail: kevan@dupaeeasterseals

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
20 E. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 939-8622; (800) 273-6027
(312) 939-1117 (TTY)
E-mail: info@epilepsychicago.org

Epilepsy Resource Center
219 Bruns Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 726-1839 (V/TTY); (800) 800-6401
E-mail: epilepsy@spfldsparc.org

Everyone is Welcome
Mark W. Doyle, Founder
3 South 2nd Street
St Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-0970 ; Fax (630) 584-7130
E-Mail: eiwelcome@aol.com
Web: IllinoisSpecialEd.com/EveryoneIsWelcome.htm
Child advocacy and expert witness services since 1996

Family T.I.E.S. Network
830 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 544-5809 (V/TTY); (800) 865-7842
E-mail: ftiesn@aol.com
Web: www.taalliance.org/ptis/fties

Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD)
20 East Jackson Blvd., Room 900
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 939-3513
(312) 939-3519 (TDD/TTY)
Fax: (312) 939-7297
E-mail: fredptiil@ameritech.net

Family Support Network of Illinois
5739 W. Martindale Lane
Peoria, IL 61615-9669
(309) 693-8981
E-mail: ccronin@flink.com
Web: www.familysupportnetwork.org/

Charles P. Fox
Law Offices of Charles P. Fox
20 N. Clark Street #1725
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 606-0221; Fax: (312) 372-6067; Cell: (312) 933-4588
E-mail: cfoxatty@earthlink.net
Charles Fox is an attorney who concentrates his practice in the area of special education law on behalf of families at IEP meetings and due process hearings.

Fox River Valley Center for Independent Living
Kristen Sensor
730 West Chicago Street
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 695-5818 (V); (847) 695-5868 (TTY); (847) 695-5892 Fax
E-mail: frvcil@mindspring.com
Web: frvcil.com
We provide free services to children with disabilities and parents with IEP's, skills training, independent living skills and serve Kane, Kendall and McHenry counties.

Fox River Valley Center for Independent Living
Candy Sue Radke
8 East Galena Blvd., Suite 201
Aurora, IL 60506
630/264-4349 (V/TTY)
630/264-7490 Fax
E-mail: frvcil@mindspring.com
Web: frvcil.com
We provide free services to children with disabilities and parents with IEP's, skills training, independent living skills and serve Kane, Kendall and McHenry counties.

Galena Parent Advocates
c/o Lynn Gallagher
320 Elk Street
Galena IL 61036
(815) 777-2796
E-mail: galenaadvocate@hotmail.com
Web: www.galenaparentadvocates.com

Law Offices of Steven Glink
3338 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
(847) 480-7749 (voice)
(847) 480-9501 (facsimile)
E-mail: steve@educationrights.com
Web: www.educationrights.com

State Capitol, Room 207
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-0244 (V/TTY)
E-mail: governor@state.il.us
Web: www.state.il.us/gov

406 W. Wood
Bloomington, IL 61701
(630) 584-0970
Web: http://www.illinois-tash.org
information & advocacy

Illinois Assistive Technonogy Prohect
1 W. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 100
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (217) 522-7985
TDD: (217) 522-9966 (V/TDD, In-State)
Fax: (217) 522-8067
E-mail: iatp@iltech.org
Web: http://www.iltech.org/

Illinois Autism/PDD Training and Techncial Assistance Project
1301 W. Cossitt Ave.
LaGrange, IL 60525
(708) 354-5730
Web: www.illinoisautismproject.org

Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
751 Roosevelt Road, Suite 301
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-6900
E-mail: ilbranch_ida@ameritech.net
Web: http://www.interdys.org/

Illinois Due Process

Illinois Early Childhood Intervention Clearinghouse
830 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62704
(800) 852-4302 (In Illinois); (217) 785-1364; Fax: (217) 524-5339
Email: clearinghouse@eosinc.com
Statewide lending library. Library and information services regarding young children and disabilities. Financial aid provided to individuals with disabilities and family members to assist in attending conferences and workshops dealing with disability issues. For more information contact Project Director Chet Brandt.

Illinois Federation of Families
1616 West Main St., Suite 101
Marion, IL 62959
(800) 871-8400
Web: www.iffcmh.net
Dian Ledbetter, Director
We provide assistance, advocacy, and support to families with children diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders. We're statewide with parent advocates positioned across the state.

Illinois Parents of Bi-Polar Children
John Moses
7622 Creek Trail
San Antonio, Texas 78254
(469) 417-0017
E-mail: jwmoses@sbcglobal.net
Web: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Illinois_Parents_of_BiPolar_Children/
Online Parents Bi-Polar Support Group

Illinois Policies & Procedures
Web: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/spec-ed/policy&procedures.htm

Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association
230 E. Ohio Street, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60611-3265
(312) 644-0828, ext. 2210
E-mail: ckeillor@bostrom.com
Web: http://www.ishail.org/

Illinois Spina Bifida Association
3080 Ogden Avenue, Suite 103
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 637-1050; (773) 581-2426
(800) 969-4722
E-mail: ILSBA1@aol.com
Web: http://www.illinoisspinabifidaassociation.com/

Illinois/ Iowa Center for Independent Living
Direct Services Team Member
3708 11TH Street
P.O. Box 6156
Rock Island, IL 61204
(309) 793-0090; (309) 283-0097
E-mail: iicil@iicil.com
Web: www.iicil.com
We are a non-profit organization geared toward making a independence a priority for persons of all ages with disabilities. We provide advocacy and outreach to help people achieve independence.

Arpy Sahakian
4843 Howard Street
Skokie, Illinois 60077
(847) 676-9792
E-mail: arpy@deck9.com
Web: IllinoisSpecialEd.com
Information site for Illinois Special Ed parents. We also provide free websites for Illinois parents groups and organizations. Have a question... Email us and we'll answer back.

Law Offices of Steven Glink
3338 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 480-7749 (v)
(847) 480-9501 (f)
E-mail: steve@educationrights.com

Michael L. Kiser, Ed.D., J.D., Attorney at Law
4713 Seeley Avenue, Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 725-0064/Fax (630) 963-0565

E-mail: mlkiser@attbi.com
Attorney representing Illinois special education and other P-12 and college students. Master's in special education and Doctorate in education in addition to law degree.

Tammera L. Lawson
Parent/Child Advocate
48 Pembrooke Rd.
Montgomery, Illinois 60538
(630) 966-0927
E-mail: tammera2526@aol.com
Professional advocate serving Kendall, Kane, DeKalb, Will and DuPage counties.

Law Office of Deborah W. Owens
120 E. Ogden, St. 8
Hinsdale, Il. 60521
(630) 789-5856; Fax: (630) 789-9503
E-Mail: DOLaw120E@AOL.com

The Learning Curve of Wisconsin, Inc.
Connecting Resources in Education for Students with Special Needs
Wendy E. Handrich
1463 St. Andrews Drive
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 567-9044
E-mail: learningcurvewi@charter.net

Wendy Handrich, the president of The Learning Curve of Wisconsin, Inc. has eleven years of experience in public school administration and fifteen years of special education teaching. She provides practical, research-based programming suggestions to school teams that address student needs while capitalizing on the strengths of a child. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, her services help parents, schools, attorneys and agencies engineer comprehensive, seamless and efficient educational programming for students with special needs. The Learning Curve of Wisconsin provides services in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois
10101 S. Roberts Road, Suite 205
Palos Hills, IL 60465
(708) 430-7532
E-mail: LDAofIL@ameritech.net
Web: http://www.ldanatl.org/

Lifeline Family Resource Center
525 N. Main St.
Elburn, Il. 60119
(phone) 888-365-1584
(fax) 630-365-1715
E-mail: Bberndtprs@aol.com
A place to call when you are overwhelmed or just don't know who to call first. Our staff provides linkage to resources, provides wraparound facilitation training to parents, provides training to build parent/professional partnerships.

Lincolnshire Area CHADD Chapter
Wanda Wiebke-Chirnside
6 Harvest Glen Court
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047
(847) 438-6220
E-mail: wlwiebke@hotmail.com
Web: www.chadd.org
CHADD is a support organization for children and adults with AD/HD.

Making Connections
Barb Duffy, Parent Advocate
Chicago, IL
Email: Advocate226@aol.com
A former special education teacher, currently a parent advocate for four years. Working in Chicago and suburban areas to ensure appropriate services of children with initial placements, 504s, or IEPs. Expertise in Learning Disabilities and ADHD.

Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA)
Dawn Schaefer
3105 MacArthur Blvd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
Voice/TDD: (847) 509-9400; Fax: (847) 509-1177
Email: info@nssra.org
Web: www.nssra.org
As a partnership of twelve park districts and municipalities, NSSRA provides recreation programs for adults and children with disabilities in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

Renee H. Matlock & Associates
Frankfort, IL
E-mail: rhmatlock@ameritech.net
Web: www.reneehmatlockandassociates.com

Mental Health Association in Illinois
188 W. Randolph Street, Suite 2225
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 368-9070
E-mail: jholcomb@mhai.org
Web: http://www.mhai.org/

Mothers From Hell 2
P.O. Box 19
German Valley, IL 61039
Web: www.mothersfromhell2.org

NAMI Illinois
218 W. Lawrence
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 522-1403; (800) 346-4572 (In IL only)
E-mail: AMIIL@eosinc.com
Web: http://il.nami.org/

National Adult Literacy & Learning Disabilities Center (NALLD)
Web: http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/ld/states/il.html

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
1788 Second Street, Suite 200
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 432-2332
E-mail: mail@add.org
Web: http://www.add.org/

National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS)
P. O. Box 4542
Oak Brook, IL 60522
(630) 325-9112
Web: http://www.nads.org
advocacy, support & information for families & professionals

National Center for Latinos with Disabilities
1915-17 S. Blue Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 666-3393 (V); (312) 666-1788 (TTY)
(800) 532-3393 Information and Referral Line
E-mail: ncld@ncld.com
Web: http://homepage.interaccess.com/~ncld/

The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
James Rimmer, PhD
1640 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 711
Chicago, IL 60608-6904
Toll-Free: (800) 900-8086 to speak with an information specialist
Fax: (312) 355-4058
E-mail: ncpad@uic.edu
Web: www.ncpad.org
A national clearinghouse for information on physical activity for persons with disAbilities. Search our databases to access information on national accessible programs and other resources.

National Lekotek Center
2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Lekotek Toy Resource Helpline: (800) 366-PLAY TTY: (800) 573-4446
(847) 328-0001; Fax: (847) 328-5514
E-Mail: lekotek@lekotek.org
Web: http://www.lekotek.org
Lekotek is a toy-lending library for children with disablities and their families

National Parent Information Network Illinois (NPIN)
Web: http://npinil.crc.uiuc.edu/

Natural Ties
1015 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 475-5501
Web: http://www.naturalties.org
promotes friendships between college age students & people with

Office of State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities
Illinois State Board of Education
100 N. First Street, C-418
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
(217) 782-3370
E-mail: sfull@isbe.net
Web: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/

4615 Tile Line Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
phone and fax: (815) 455-7010
George Ackron, Executive Director, Advocate in Disability Law
I have been providing results oriented advocacy services in IL for 25 years. Specializing in Special Ed. and SS Disability Representation.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers
901 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62704-2790
(217) 528-9617; (800) 877-9617
E-mail: il_office@pta.org

Parent-2-Parent for Special Students
Email: SpecEdParents@aol.com
IL - (847) 803-3114 - Cheryl Mix (For the NW Suburban Cook County Area)
A support/advocacy group for parents and friends of students with disabilities. Currently we have 3 chapters, one in IL and two in WI. There are NO membership fees to belong.

Family Resource Center on Disabilities
20 E. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 939-3513; (800) 952-4199 (in IL)
E-mail: frcdptiil@ameritech.net
Web: www.frcd.org

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
Family Resource Center on Disabilities
20 E. Jackson Boulevard, Room 300
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 939-3513; (312) 939-3519 (TTY)
(800) 952-4199 (In IL)
E-mail: frcdptiil@ameritech.net
Web: http://www.frcd.org/

Pathways Awarness Foundation
150 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
(800) 955-2445; (800) 326-8154 (TTY)
E-mail: friends@pathwaysawareness.org
Web: http://www.pathwaysawareness.org/
Pathways is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about early detection, early invention and inclusion. We provide resources to parents and healthcare professionals.

People First of Illinois
P.O. Box 4294
Bloomington, IL 61702-4292
(815) 623-7590
Web: http://www.peoplefirstofillinois.org
promotes self-advocacy for people with disabilities

Pfeiffer Treatment Center
Kim Qualtier
4575 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 505-0300; (630) 836-0667 (fax)
E-mail: pss@hriptc.org
Web: www.hriptc.org
A nonprofit medical facility that specializes in the research, education, and nutritional treatment of biochemical imbalances. These imbalances often manifest with symptoms related to mood, thought, learning, and behavior disorders.

Professionals in Learning Disabilities (PLD)
Web: http://www.pldonline.org/

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Division of Early Childhood Education
100 N. First Street, E-230
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
(217) 524-4835
E-mail: hhenders@isbe.net
Web: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Division of Specialized Care for Children
University of Illinois at Chicago
P.O. Box 19481
2815 W. Washington, Suite 300
Springfield, IL 62794-9481
(217) 793-2340
E-mail: cnonufer@uic.edu
Web: www.uic.edu/hsc/dscc/

Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Division of Services for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Office of Rehabilitation Services
100 W. Randolph Street, Suite 8-100
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-2939; (312) 814-3040 (TTY)
E-mail: dhsdbh06@dhs.state.il.us

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Bureau of Early Intervention
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 19429
Springfield, IL 62794-9429
(217) 782-1981; (800) 323-4769 (in IL only)
E-mail: DHSVR50@dhs.state.il.us

(CHOICES) - Children Have Opportunities in Inclusive Environments and Schools
6S 331 Cornwall Road
Naperville,IL 60540
Web: www.projectchoices.org
promotes educational inclusion

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Equip for Equality, Inc.
11 E. Adams, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 341-0022; (800) 537-2632 (V)
(800) 610-2779 (TTY)
E-mail: contactus@equipforequality.org
Web: http://www.equipforequality.org/

RAMP, Inc. (Regional Access & Mobilization Project)
773 W. Lincoln Blvd, Suite 304
Freeport, IL 61032
815-233-1128 v/tty
815-233-0743 fax
E-mail: rampcil@rampcil.org
Web: www.rampcil.org
RAMP is a Center for Independent Living that provides services to persons with disabilities of all ages. All CIL's provide advocacy, peer support, independent living skills training, and Information & Referral. RAMP also has a youth education & advocacy program that provides rights training for parents and students, advocacy at IEP's and other school meetings, linkage to community resources, and more. RAMP services Winnebago, STephenson, Boone and Dekalb Counties. Has access to all other CIL contacts across the state.

READ Educational Center
Choices for children who are Dear of Hard of Hearing
(Also known as Alternatives in Education for the Hearing Impaired)
Holly Trueblood, Executive Director
2020 E. Camp McDonald Road
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

Regional ADA Technical Assistance Agency
Great Lakes Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
University of Illinois/Chicago
Institute on Disability and Human Development
1640 W. Roosevelt Road (MC/626)
Chicago, IL 60608-6902
(312) 413-1407 (V/TTY); (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
E-mail: gldbtac@uic.edu
Web: http://www.adagreatlakes.org/

Rimmele Reading Clinic
Eileen Rimmele, MSW
1525 Patch Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
E-mail: rimmele@msn.com
Private reading tutoring utilizing a brief, multi-sensory approach.
Assessments and individualized lesson plans for Kindergarteners to adults. Parents encouraged to observe.

Rebeccah G Rodgers
Parent/Child Advocate
2624 S Lincoln Ave
Springfield, Illinois 62704
(217) 793-0405
E-mail: rgrodgers@angellove.org
Professional advocate serving Sangamon, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Menard and Cass counties.

The Law Offices of Brian Rubin & Associates
Brian Rubin
Suite 165
1110 West Lake Cook Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089-1997
Phone: (847) 279-7999 - toll free Illinois (866) To Rubin
Fax: (847) 279-0090
E-mail: Brian@BrianRubin.com
Web: www.SpecialNeedsFuturePlanning.com
Web: www.BrianRubin.com
Web: www.4SNFP.com
Attorney and parent of son with Autism, limits practice to Estate Planning, Guardianships and related matters for his fellow families of children with special needs.

SSI Coalition for a Responsible Safety Net
205 W. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60606-5013
(312) 223-9600
Web: http://www.ssic.org

South West Special Recreation Association
12521 S. Kostner
Alsip, IL 60803
(708) 389-9423; Fax: (708) 389-6458
E-mail: LChesa@aol.com
An extension of eight park districts, SWSRA provides recreational programs, special events, trips, and other services to people with disabilities.

South Suburban Chicago CHADD Chapter #390
17922 State Line Road
Lansing, IL 60338
phone: (708) 80CHADD or (708) 802-4233
Web: http://www.earthbliss.com/sschadd

ToyLend, a Lekotek program of UCP
Illinois Center for Rehabilitation & Education
1960 W. Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 433-3216
Web: www.ToyLend.org
Offers a toy lending library & play groups for children birth to 16. Also offers a parent resource center and support.

Tri County Special Recreation Association
16028 127th Street
Lemont, IL 60439
(630)257-6787 Phone; (630) 257-6944 Fax
E-mail: lemontparkdistrict.org/tricounty
Executive Director: Sandra M. Olson, CTRS, CPRP

Tuula Snow
208 S. Oppyville Rd.
Watseka, IL 60970
Phone: 815-432-6427
Fax: 815-432-2786
E-mail: thnkfinn@prairieinet.net
Providing educational advocacy for children and their families in all aspects of special education through phone consultations and attendance at IEP meetings.

Southern Region Parent Resource Center
P.O.Box 1005
Mount Vernon,IL 62864
(618) 242-8674, Fax (618) 242-8675 phone, Toll Free (866) 81SRPRC

E-mail: srprc@hotmail.com
We cover the Southern 34 counties in the state. We provide advocacy for families and kids with special needs and anyone else who needs help finding resources in their community. We are connected to all the 11 LANs in the Southern Region as well. Director is Lisa Johnson cell# (618) 315-0257,

* Special Connections
Skokie, IL 60076
(312) 914-0591
E-mail: Contact@special-connections.org
Web: specialconnections.org

The Special Education Resource Group (SERG)
Elmhurst, IL
E-mail: sergmail2000@yahoo.com
SERG is a PTA organization of District 205 parents of children with special needs.

Special Kids, Special Families
Buffalo Grove, IL
For information call Susan Bauer at (847) 913-1978
E-mail: ALLSB5@aol.com
A parent group providing support, education and advocacy to parents with special needs children.

Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County (SRACLC)
John Buckner
290 Oakwood Road
Vernon Hills, IL 60048
(847) 816-4866, (847) 816-4876
E-mail: jbucknersraclc@aol.com
Web: www.sraclc.org
An extension of six park district and villages, SRACLC provides year round community based recreation services to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois
1032 S. La Grange Road
LaGrange, IL 60525
(708) 352-6223; (877) 373-0301
E-mail: sciinjury@aol.com
Web: http://www.sci-illinois.org/

State Department of Education: Special Education
Illinois State Board of Education
Special Education Compliance Division
100 N. First Street
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
(217) 782-5589
Web: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/

State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities
830 S. Spring St.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 782-9696 (V/TTY)
Web: www.state.il.us/agency/ipcdd/

State Education Agency Rural Representative
Department of Rural Education
Illinois State Board of Education
123 S. Tenth Street, Suite 200
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8383
E-mail: mholt@isbe.net
Web: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/

State Mediation System
Illinois State Board of Education
Center for Special Education
100 N. First Street
Springfield, IL 62777
(217) 782-5589

State Mental Health Agency
Office of Mental Health
Department of Human Services
100 S. Grand Avenue, East, Harris II, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62762
(217) 782-3731
E-mail: dhsmhyb@dhs.state.il.us

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Office of Mental Health
Department of Human Services
100 S. Grand Avenue, East, Harris II, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62762
(217) 782-3731
E-mail: dhsmhyb@dhs.state.il.us

State Mental Retardation Program
Office of Developmental Disabilities
Department of Human Services
100 S. Grand Avenue, East, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62762
(217) 524-0260
Web: www.state.il.us/agency/dhs

State resources on National Institute for Literacy (NIFL)
Web: http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/ld/states/nalld_states.html

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Office of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Human Services
100 S. Grand Avenue, East
Springfield, IL 62762
(217) 782-2094 (V); (217) 782-5734 (TTY)
E-mail: ilvr@rehabnetwork.org
Web: www.state.il.us/agency/dhs/vr.htm

Law Office of Joni Beth Taylor
Office located on the courthouse square
Jackson County, Illinois
1004 Walnut Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
E-mail: jonitaylor@earthlink.net
Serving downstate Illinois - Assisting parents of children with disabilities in: Social Security Claims
Guardianship cases after the child turns 18

Technology-Related Assistance
Illinois Assistive Technology Project
1 W. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 100
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 522-7985(V/TTY)
(800) 852-5110 (V/TTY, in IL only)
E-mail: wgunther@iltech.org
Web: http://www.iltech.org/

The Arc of Illinois
1820 Ridge Road, Suite 300
Homewood, IL 60430-1739
(708) 206-1930
E-mail: tony@thearcofil.org
Web: http://www.thearcofil.org/

The Cove School
350 Lee Road
Northbrook, IL
(847) 562-2100
Web: http://homepage.interaccess.com/~cove

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Institute on Disability and Human Development
University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-1647 (V); (312) 413-0453 (TTY)
E-mail: braddock@uic.edu

United Cerebral Palsy (UPC)
160 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 368-0380
Web: http://www.infinitec.org
assistive technology training

United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois
310 E. Adams
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 528-9681
E-mail: DMOSSINC@aol.com

VSA arts of Chicago
Merchandise Mart, Suite 493
200 World Trade Center Chicago
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 527-2620; (800) 526-0844 (TTY)
E-mail: vsaarts@msn.com

West Suburban Access News Association.
Mr. Joel Sheffel
P.O. Box 3221
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 261-2808; Fax: (708) 383-6291
E-mail: info@wsana.org
Web: www.wsana.org
Prints a monthly newsletter with information on disability related issues. Website informs and educates on many different fronts.

West Suburban Parent Support Group for Down Syndrome
1404 Middlebury Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
Call Beth Spenadel for Membership Information: (630) 942-0310
E-mail: treasurer@westsuburbansupport.org
Web: www.westsuburbansupport.org.
Our non-profit group serves parents (in the west suburbs of Chicago) who have children with Down syndrome. We provide support through speakers, social events, mom's events, and informal meetings.

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association
Steve Eckelberry
116 N. Schmale Rd.
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 681-0962; Fax: (630) 681-1262
E-mail: info@wdsra.com
Web: www.wdsra.com
An extension of nine park districts, WDSRA provides recreational programs, special events, trips, and other services to people with disabilities.

Whitted & Cleary LLC
Brooke R. Whitted
Lara A. Cleary
3000 Dundee Road, Suite 303
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 564-8662; Fax (847) 564-8419
Email: whittedclearylaw@aol.com
Web: http://www.whittedclearylaw.com

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