The Center for Disability Empowerment (CDE) is a community-based, non-residential center that is driven by the choice and direction of people with disabilities (consumers). CDE serves individuals of any age, with any disability, who are residents of Franklin and Delaware, Ohio counties. We help consumers develop highly personal Independent Living Plans, with self-set goals, priorities and timelines. CDE provides support and resources to enable consumers to meet their individual goals for living, learning, worshiping, and playing alongside people who do not have disabilities.
Center for Disability Empowerment
670 Morrison Rd., Suite 200, Gahanna, OH 43230

  Voice: (614) 575-8055
    Fax: (614) 861-0392
  Email: info@disabilityempowerment.net
Website: 
http://www.disabilityempowerment.net/
 
 


 
The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
20 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602

  Voice: (312) 341-0022
	 (800) 537-2632
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (312) 341-0295
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
1515 Fifth Avenue, Suite 420
Moline, IL 61265

  Voice: (309) 786-6868
	 (800) 758-6869
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (309) 786-2393
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
235 South Fifth Street
P.O. Box 276
Springfield, IL 62705

  Voice: (217) 544-0464
	 (800) 758-0464
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (217) 523-0720
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) helps people with disabilities receive quality services by advocating for their interests and helping them identify resources, understand procedures, resolve problems, and protect their rights in the rehabilitation process, employment, and home services.
Client Assistance Program
100 N 1st St, 1st Floor West
Springfield, IL 62702

  Voice: (800) 641-3929
    TTY: (800) 641-3929
  Email: dhs.cap@illinois.gov
Website: 
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29978
 
 


 
The mission of Equip for Equality is to advance the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. It is the only statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and disability rights education while also engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy and conducting abuse investigations and other oversight activities.
300 East Main Street
Suite 18
Carbondale, IL 62901

  Voice: (618) 457-7930
	 (800) 758-0559
    TTY: (800) 610-2779
    Fax: (618) 457-7985
  Email: contactus@equipforequality.org
Website: 
http://www.equipforequality.org
 
 


 
IPAS staff includes disability rights advocates and attorneys who have the authority to pursue appropriate legal and administrative remedies on behalf of people with disabilities, to ensure the enforcement of their constitutional and statutory rights. IPAS may be able to assist Hoosiers who have a disability and are being denied a right or are being discriminated against because of that disability.
Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services
4701 N. Keystone Ave., Suite 222
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205

  Voice: (800) 622-4845
    TTY: (800) 838-1131
Website: 
http://www.indianadisabilityrights.org/
 
 


 
Our goal is to advance the dignity, equality, self-determination, and expressed choices of individuals. Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) promotes, expands and protects the human and legal rights of people by providing them with information and advocacy...We have experience in the following areas: discrimination in education, employment, housing, and public places; abuse and neglect; Social Security benefits; Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance; housing; Vocational Rehabilitation; HIV/AIDS issues; and many other disability-related topics.
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Lansing Office
4095 Legacy Parkway, Suite 500
Lansing, MI 48911-4263

  Voice: (800) 288-5923
	 (517) 487-1755
    Fax: (517) 487-0827
Website: 
http://www.mpas.org/
 
 


 
Our goal is to advance the dignity, equality, self-determination, and expressed choices of individuals. Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) promotes, expands and protects the human and legal rights of people by providing them with information and advocacy...We have experience in the following areas: discrimination in education, employment, housing, and public places; abuse and neglect; Social Security benefits; Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance; housing; Vocational Rehabilitation; HIV/AIDS issues; and many other disability-related topics.
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service -- Marquette Office
129 West Baraga Ave., Suite A
Marquette, MI 49855-4644

  Voice: (866) 928-5910
	 (906) 228-5910
    Fax: (906) 228-9148
Website: 
http://www.mpas.org/
 
 


 
As part of Legal Aid, the Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) addresses the unique legal needs of Minnesotans with disabilities. MDLC provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities statewide on legal issues related to their disabilities.
Minnesota Disability Law Center
430 1st Avenue N, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401-1780

  Voice: (612) 332-1441
    Fax: (612) 334-5755
Website: 
http://www.mndlc.org
 
 


 
The Ohio Legal Rights Service (OLRS) is an independent state agency and the federally and state designated Protection and Advocacy system and Client Assistance Program for people with disabilities in the State of Ohio. The mission of OLRS is to protect and advocate, in partnership with people with disabilities, for their human, civil and legal rights...OLRS provides information about advocating for the rights of people with disabilities through the agency's publications and advocacy resources. OLRS also offers advocacy services that are free and confidential. Services range from information and referral, to mediation and negotiation, to legal advocacy.
50 West Broad Street, Suite 1400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-5923

  Voice: (614)466-7264
	 (800)282-9181
    Fax: (614)644-1888
  Email: intake@olrs.state.oh.us
Website: 
http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org
 
 


 
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is established under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Some services that are provided include: providing information and assistance to individuals who have a dispute with DVR; determine if your complaint can be resolved without an appeal and assist you to negotiate or mediate an end to the dispute; tell you how the appeal process works and what you need to do if you wish to handle an appeal yourself; advise you on how to word your appeal request whether you are doing the appeal yourself or with CAP's help; represent you in an appeal if their review of the case shows that your complaint has merit. If you want CAP to represent you, you should contact CAP before you file for an appeal.
2811 Agriculture Drive
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911

  Voice: (800)362-1290
    Fax: (608)224-5069
Website: 
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/cap.htm
 
 


 
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) is established under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and is administered by the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. CAP is not attached to the same department (Department of Workforce Development) as the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). CAP can provide information and assistance to individuals who have a dispute with DVR. CAP will tell you if they feel your complaint can be resolved without an appeal and can assist you to negotiate or mediate an end to the dispute. If you wish to handle an appeal yourself, CAP can tell you how the appeal process works and what you need to do. CAP staff can advise you on how to word your appeal request whether you are doing the appeal yourself or with CAP's help. CAP can represent you in an appeal if their review of the case shows that your complaint has merit. If you want CAP to represent you, you should contact CAP before you file for an appeal.
Client Assistance Program (CAP)
2811 Agriculture Drive
P.O. Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708-8911

  Voice: (800) 362-1290
Website: 
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/cap.htm
 
 
 

Last Updated on:
Mon Jul 10, 2017