State of Illinois

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 General links

  Contact your State Legislator or Members of Congress - click here.

 Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program- A comprehensive community-based Suicide Prevention Program.

CALL: 800-273-TALK(8255) or TEXT 'Help' to 741741.

Find your weather forecast by zip code - click here.

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

Parent Reviews Give an Inside View - How does your school do in meeting the needs of its students? Just click on Parent Reviews on any school profile to see personal, up-close comments about schools.

 Children and Politics in Your State - click here.

  Homework Help for Kids & Teens - click here.

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - Law Enforcement support for programs preventing juvenile crime and violence.

For the substance abuse treatment facility nearest you, click here.

  For the mental health treatment center nearest you, click here.

Find K-12 school information for your state School and District Rankings - NicheSchoolMatch or RateMyTeacher.

  How to volunteer to help a child - click here.

  Reading & Literacy Help for Children -click here.

  Reading & Literacy Help for Adults - click here.

 Find help in your state or region for children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities - click here.  For resources in Spanish, click here.

  U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)

 U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

 Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

 Visit School Websites - links to over 70,000 school websites from around the country.

 Covering Kids & Families works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not enrolled. To find low-cost and free health care for children call 1-877-KIDS-NOW.

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  • State Government Website - click here.

  • Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

  • Contact List for Early Childhood Programs - click here.

  • Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk - click here.

  • Education Resources & Information - click here.

  • Literacy Resources - click here.

  • Articles of Interest - click here.

  • Miscellaneous Information & Resources - click here.

  • Things To Do & Places To See - click here.

  • Support Group Information - click here.

School house and school bell

Education Resources & Information


Department of Education -


Download your state's educational profile - click here (click on State Profiles)

Special Education Mediation Services - click here.


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)

Designs for Change
29 E. Madison, Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60602-4404
(312) 236-7252; (312) 236-7944 (TTY)
(800) 851-8728

Family Matters
2502 S. Veterans Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 347-0880; (217) 347-5428 (V/TTY)
(866) 436-7842

Phoenix Perth Institute
P.O. Box 5429
Evanston, Illinois 60401-5429
(847) 425-1967

Family Resource Center on Disabilities
20 E. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 939-3513; (312) 939-3519 (TTY)
(800) 952-4199 (In IL)

Family Support Network of Illinois
5739 W. Martindale Lane
Peoria, IL 61615-9669
(309) 693-8981

Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers
901 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62704-2790
(217) 528-9617; (800) 877-9617


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People working together

Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk


Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.


stack of books

Literacy Resources

Find State & Local Literacy Hotlines -


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Articles of Interest


IL Pension Overhaul Called Hit to Schools - Local school districts throughout Illinois would be charged an extra $149 million the next school year to pay for Gov. Blagojevich's proposal to overhaul the state's pension systems, one top official warned.


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puzzle pieces

Miscellaneous Information & Resources


Support Group: POCA of DuPage

Parents of Children with Allergies
Kellee Konieczny
Phone: (815) 603-4838


National Centers for Independent Living - Map of U.S. leads to a listing of Centers for Independent Living by state.


Pathways Awareness Foundation
150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601
(800) 955-2445 (800) 326-8154 (TTY)

Council for Disability Rights
205 W. Randolph, Suite 1645
Chicago, IL 60606-1892
(312) 444-9484; (312) 444-1967 (TTY)

State Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities (ISAC)
Department of Special Education
Illinois State Board of Education
100 N. First Street, N-243
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
(217) 782-4870

VSA arts of Chicago
Apparel Center
350 N. Orleans, Suite 680
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 527-2620; (800) 526-0844 (TTY)


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child playing in water

Things To Do & Places To See


U.S. National Parks -


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This page last updated on 08/12/2018

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