Related Links

Provided below are links that offer additional information:

Assistive Technology

Bullying / Harassment


Disability Awareness

Disability Benefits and Resources

Disability Law Agencies

Disability Organizations and Service Providers

  • ARC of Illinois
  • Community Support Systems
    Assists people with disabilities through advocacy, support, training, employment and housing opportunities in Central Illinois.
  • Council for Exceptional Children
    Advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
  • Family to Family
    The Family-to-Family (F2F) Health Information Center provides information and resources regarding healthcare and benefits specifically for families of children and youth with any disability, special needs and/or chronic illness. F2F is both a program of The Arc of Illinois and the Illinois affiliate of a national organization, Family Voices. The program is funded through a grant from the federal Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). Webinars on topics of interest are translated (voice to print) in Spanish. Additional accommodations can be arranged for participants given at least a two week notice. Toll-free numbers:  English 866-931-1110, Espanol 800-588-7002
  • Family Support Network of Illinois
    Information about family support in Illinois.
  • Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Independent Living Research Utilization
    Obtain a list of the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) in your state or city. CILs must provide services to persons with all types of disabilities and all age groups.
  • National Rehabilitation Information Center
    Collects and disseminates the results of federally funded research projects.
  • TASH
    TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.

Disability Specific Resources



APP - This app, ABA Flash Cards and Games, offers fun and simple ways for your child/student with autism to recognize emotions. You can also use your own pictures!Autism Epicenter

Cerebral Palsy



Down Syndrome



Fragile X

  • The National Fragile X Foundation
    Information and resource site for Fragile X syndrome, a hereditary conditio which causes a wide range of mental impairment, from mild learning disabilities to severe mental retardation.

Learning Disabilities




Education of Students with Disabilities

Health Information and Resources

  • Drugwatch
    Information about the risks and benefits of specific medications.


Legal Resources

  • Council of Parent Attorneys & Advocates
    An independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities.
  • Equip for Equality
    Protection and Advocacy System for persons with disabilities in Illinois.
  • Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy
    The Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission is an executive state agency created to safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities. By providing legal representation, investigating complaints of rights violations and providing state guardianship for Illinois' population with disabilities, the Commission has given voice to those who have previously gone unheard.
  • Land of Lincoln Legal Assitance Foundation
    Free legal help for low-income persons (Southern & South Central Illinois).


Literacy for Kids

Kid Zone! Audiobooks, Video books, Apps, Games, Reading

Mental Health


  • Empowering Parents
    A site that provides tips for dealing with your child's behavior.
  • Illinois Mommies Of Miracles 
    A statewide virtual support group of more than 300 moms of children who have medical complexities, life-limiting conditions, or developmental disabilities.
  • Family Engagement Framework
    "In an effort to strengthen family-school partnerships, over the past year and a half, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has been coordinating across divisions to develop a shared framework guide for engaging families. The ISBE Family Engagement Framework Guide is a tool for ISBE, school districts, and schools to use in developing and expanding school-family partnerships to support improved student learning and healthy development outcomes. This resource brings together research, promising practices, and a consolidation of key program requirements to provide districts, schools, and families with tools to assist with planning, implementation, and evaluation of family engagement

Resources for Parents of Young Children

Research-Based Educational Interventions

Response to Intervention - RtI





  • APP - This app, ABA Flash Cards and Games, offers fun and simple ways for your child/student with autism to recognize emotions. You can also use your own pictures!