Personal Advocacy


SCIL works with each consumer on an individual basis. Becoming an independent person often requires advocating for oneself. SCIL staff make it a priority to address needs that may require advocacy. To become a self-advocate, individuals need to be educated about current laws that address the rights of individuals with disabilities. SCIL staff support the consumer by attending meetings and providing a presence to adequately serve the needs of the individual. Some of the areas SCIL can assist an individual with advocacy are:

    • Workplace accommodations for a disability
    • Appropriate accommodations for test-taking for employment or educational placement
    • Securing services through another state or local agency
    • Accessibility barriers in the individual's neighborhood, workplace and community

For more information, call SCIL, 217 523-2587 v/tty.


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