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Law Enforcement - First Responder

Autism Awareness Training
Keywords: First Responders, Police Officers, Law Enforcement, Training, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

This webpage provides information for firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, police officers and other first responders in completing the Prevent Educate autism awareness training.

Protocol for Law Enforcement: Responding to Victims with Disabilities who Experience Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
Keywords: Police officers, Law Enforcement, Victims

"The purpose of this protocol is to effectively guide law enforcement responding to domestic violence and sexual assault victims with disabilities through model guidelines, investigative procedures, and legal considerations."

First Responders
Keywords: First Responders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Police officers/Law enforcement

This webpage, created by the Autism Society of Illinois, compiles various resources and information for both individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and first responders during emergency situations

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Legal Professionals

Juvenile Justice Program
Keywords: Juvenile justice, Children, Legal

This project by Equip for Equality "provides legal assistance to students with disabilities who are court-involved, court-diverted, or at-risk of court involvement. We help ensure that the students’ schools are providing appropriate special education services and are not unfairly punishing the students for behavior that is related to their disability."

Juvenile Justice Project
Keywords: Juvenile justice, Children, Legal

This project by Equip for Equality "provides legal assistance to students with disabilities who are court-involved, court-diverted, or at-risk of court involvement. We help ensure that the students’ schools are providing appropriate special education services and are not unfairly punishing the students for behavior that is related to their disability."

Mandatory Reporting - Elderly/Disabled
Keywords: Victims, Legal, Reporting, Abuse, Neglect

This webpage lists the mandatory reporting laws in the state of Illinois

Protocol for Prosecutors
Keywords: Prosecutors, Legal, Victims

"The purpose of this protocol is to effectively guide prosecutors in responding to domestic violence and sexual assault victims with disabilities through model guidelines, pretrial examples, and legal considerations."

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Victim Advocates

Disability Guidebook: Criminal Offenses Against People with Disabilities
Keywords: Victims, Legal, Rights

This webpage provides information about crimes committed against people with disabilities.

Mandatory Reporting - Elderly/Disabled
Keywords: Victims, Legal, Reporting, Abuse, Neglect

This webpage lists the mandatory reporting laws in the state of Illinois

Equip for Equality (Northeastern Illinois)
Keywords: Advocacy

"The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with disabilities in Illinois."

The Arc of Illinois
Keywords: Advocacy

"The Arc of Illinois is committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices."

Domestic Violence Services Program for People with Disabilities
Keywords: Victims, Advocacy

The Domestic Violence Services Program in Chicago, IL is a free, confidential service that provides support, information and access to resources for people with disabilities who experience domestic violence.

The Coalition Against Sexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities (CASACD)
Keywords: Victims, Advocacy

The Coalition Against Sexual Abuse of Children with Disabilities (CASACD) located in Chicago, IL aims to influence thoughtful and inclusive decisions that affect the systemic responses to cases of sexual abuse involving children with disabilities, promote primary prevention strategies and explore ways to exact policy change.

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Disability Advocates

Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP)
Keywords: Juvenile, Children, Families/Parents

Created by Equip for Equality's Legal Advocacy Program, "this fact sheet will answer questions about Behavioral Intervention Plans and give parents ideas about how to help their children who have behavioral difficulties in school before they get into serious trouble."

Disability Guidebook: Criminal Offenses Against People with Disabilities
Keywords: Victims, Legal, Rights

This webpage provides information about crimes committed against people with disabilities.

Equip for Equality (Northeastern Illinois)
Keywords: Advocacy

"The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with disabilities in Illinois."

The Arc of Illinois
Keywords: Advocacy

"The Arc of Illinois is committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices."

Blue Tower Training
Keywords: Victims, Training, Advocacy

Blue Tower Training provides training and other resources for people with disabilities who have experienced victimization and violence.

Illinois Imagines
Keywords: Victims, Advocacy

Illinois Imagines is a statewide project to improve services to women with disabilities who have been victims of sexual violence. The project is directed by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Illinois rape crisis centers, disability service agencies and self-advocates. Collaborative teams have been established in 30 communities across the state.

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Self-Advocates

Disability Guidebook: Criminal Offenses Against People with Disabilities
Keywords: Victims, Legal, Rights

This webpage provides information about crimes committed against people with disabilities.

Equip for Equality (Northeastern Illinois)
Keywords: Advocacy

"The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with disabilities in Illinois."

The Arc of Illinois
Keywords: Advocacy

"The Arc of Illinois is committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices."

Blue Tower Training
Keywords: Victims, Training, Advocacy

Blue Tower Training provides training and other resources for people with disabilities who have experienced victimization and violence.

Illinois Imagines
Keywords: Victims, Advocacy

Illinois Imagines is a statewide project to improve services to women with disabilities who have been victims of sexual violence. The project is directed by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Illinois rape crisis centers, disability service agencies and self-advocates. Collaborative teams have been established in 30 communities across the state.

Domestic Violence Services Program for People with Disabilities
Keywords: Victims, Advocacy

The Domestic Violence Services Program in Chicago, IL is a free, confidential service that provides support, information and access to resources for people with disabilities who experience domestic violence.

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