Disabled Peoples' International
The purpose of Disabled Peoples' International (DPI) is to promote the Human Rights of People with Disabilities through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development. DPI is a grassroots, cross-disability network with member organizations in over 158 countries, over half of which are in the developing world.
Equip for Equality
Equip for Equality's mission is to advance the human and civil rights of people with physical & mental disabilities in Illinois. It is the only comprehensive statewide advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, education, public policy advocacy and systems monitoring. Equip for Equality is the private, not-for-profit entity designated by the governor to implement the federal protection and advocacy system.
The Social Security and Disability Resource Center
The Social security disability resource center provides information on the federal disability benefit programs, SSD (social security disability, mandated under title II of the social security act) and SSI (supplemental security income, mandated under title 16), in addition to answering questions about social security retirement benefits and providing resource links on topics such as medicare.
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