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Special Education Clinic Helpline

Volunteers provide legal information and advice to parents of children with disabilities about special education law, help parents draft letters, and conduct legal research on special education issues.

Why work with Equip for Equality

Equip for Equality advances the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. EFE is a statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and education, policy and legislative advocacy, abuse investigations and oversight.

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Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Completion of required training (1.5 hrs.) and then 4-hour shifts, followed by a telephone meeting with the intake manager. Volunteers are asked to commit to ongoing participation in the program.

Training and support

Volunteers must complete a 1.5 hour in-person or online training on special education law. EFE attorneys provide ongoing support.

  • Training is provided and required

Acquired skills

client counseling and interviewing

Skills and resources required

All attorneys are competent to handle this matter after the training provided.

Location

Chicago, IL

Special Education Clinic Helpline

Volunteers provide legal information and advice to parents of children with disabilities about special education law, help parents draft letters, and conduct legal research on special education issues.

Why work with Equip for Equality

Equip for Equality advances the human and civil rights of children and adults with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois. EFE is a statewide, cross-disability, comprehensive advocacy organization providing self-advocacy assistance, legal services, and education, policy and legislative advocacy, abuse investigations and oversight.

Remote Friendly Remote Friendly

Type of engagement

Fixed Time Commitment

Time commitment

Completion of required training (1.5 hrs.) and then 4-hour shifts, followed by a telephone meeting with the intake manager. Volunteers are asked to commit to ongoing participation in the program.

Training and support

Volunteers must complete a 1.5 hour in-person or online training on special education law. EFE attorneys provide ongoing support.

  • Training is provided and required

Acquired skills

client counseling and interviewing

Skills and resources required

All attorneys are competent to handle this matter after the training provided.

Location

Chicago, IL