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Advocacy Alerts

Urgent Illinois Alert: Help Support the Keeping Kids in School Act!

03.04.22

Access Living friends and allies:  Today, we need your help in Illinois to fight school removals targeting students with disabilities. ...

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Issues Affecting CPS Students with 504 Plans and IEPs: Listening Session for Parents (Virtual)

12.03.21

As we approach 2022, Access Living seeks to identify the needs and concerns of CPS parents and students with 504...

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Advocacy Alerts

INCIL Week of Daily Action: Support Education Services

04.07.21

As part of the Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL) week of daily action, today we'd like to...

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Advocacy Alerts

Action Alert: Support Illinois Bills for Students with Disabilities

03.22.21

Dear Access Living friends and allies, We need your help TODAY to support TWO special education bills in the Illinois...

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Press Releases & Statements

On the Passing of Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis

02.08.21

Access Living celebrates the life of Karen Lewis, educator and former Chicago Teachers Union President. Karen, who was not a...

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Policy Positions & Legal Cases

Protecting Illinois Students from Seclusion and Restraint Practices

12.02.20

We are excited to share the introduction of the Keeping All Students Safe Act (KASSA), a federal bill prohibiting seclusion...

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Press Releases & Statements

CPS Investment in First Floor Access Does Not Prioritize Needs of Disabled Students

08.25.20

CHICAGO – Today Access Living published its annual review of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) special education budget for FY2021,...

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Advocacy Alerts

Action Alert: Protect Illinois Students from Seclusion and Restraint Practices

01.30.20

Since the Chicago Tribune/ProPublica investigation on the use of isolated seclusion rooms was published in November of 2019, public outrage...

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Press Releases & Statements

Isolation Is Not Education

11.21.19

In the wake of “The Quiet Rooms” investigation by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica, Access Living is enraged and deeply...

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Press Releases & Statements

Access Living Supports Chicago Teacher’s Union’s School-level Staffing Requests

10.18.19

Access Living has been fiercely advocating for our students with disabilities in Chicago. For years, we have witnessed how our...

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