Policy Positions & Legal Cases

Protecting Illinois Students from Seclusion and Restraint Practices


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

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In The News



Last Friday, veteran disability reporter Joe Shapiro of NPR broke the national story that Amtrak sent Access Living an email...

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Advocacy Alerts

Action Alert: Protect Complex Rehabilitation Technology


Dear Access Living friends and allies, Did you know that laws are in place that limit Medicare/Medicaid payments on critical...

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Press Releases & Statements

Access Living Supports Governor JB Pritzker’s Fair Tax Plan


Over the course of many years, Access Living has seen state funding for human services reduced to the point where...

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Home Services Program Victories for Illinois


March 19, 2019 - Yesterday, the Pritzker administration and SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas (SEIU HCIIMK) announced that an...

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Press Releases & Statements

Access Living Calls Upon IL General Assembly to Support Protections for Undocumented People with Disabilities


Access Living was extremely disappointed to hear Gov. Rauner announce Friday his plans to veto three immigration bills that would...

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Press Releases & Statements

Access Living Applauds New IL Law Supporting Students with Disabilities


With Governor Rauner’s signature of SB 454 this week, the needs of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students with disabilities will...

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