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Equip for Equality

  Agency Contact Information:
Address: 20 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312.341.0022
Fax: 312.541.7544
TDD Phone: 800.610.2779
Toll Free Phone: 800.537.2632
Email: contactus@equpiforequality.org
Website: www.equipforequality.org
  Service Profile:
Service/program name: Self Advocacy Assistance
Description: Self-Advocacy Assistance offers free, one-on-one technical assistance to inform individuals about their rights, alternative options and strategies, and steps they may take to advocate on their own behalf or on behalf of a family member.

Service/program name: Legal Services
Description: Legal Services provides free legal advice and representation in administrative proceedings and federal and state court. Also engages in systems and impact litigation.

Service/program name: Training Institute on Disability Rights
Description: Training Institute on Disability Rights provides education through substantive seminars for people with disabilities and their families. Seminar topics include rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, protections against employment discrimination, guardianship and advance directives and special education rights.

Service/program name: Public Policy Advocacy
Description: Public Policy Advocacy achieves changes in state legislation, public policies and programs to safeguard individual rights and personal safety, enhance choice and self-determination, and promote independence, productivity, and community integration. Drafts and secures passage of state legislation and participates in state regulatory and policymaking processes.

Service/program name: Abuse Investigation Unit
Description: Abuse Investigation Unit works to improve the safety of recipients receiving services and to demonstrate the contribution an independent, non-governmental Protection and Advocacy System can make to enhance existing state and federal systems charged with investigating serious incidents.

Service/program name: Ticket to Work
Description: Ticket To Work assists individuals with disabilities in Illinois who receive Social Security benefits with information and advice regarding vocational rehabilitation and employment services. Provides advocacy or other services that beneficiaries with disabilities may need to secure, regain, or retain employment.

  General Information:
Description: A not-for-profit entity to implement the federal protection and advocacy system. It provides self-advocacy assistance, legal services, education, public policy advocacy, and systems monitoring.
Territory/Geographical area: State-wide (Illinois)

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Kankakee, IL 60901
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