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VOR - Speaking Out for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Advocacy - Families with Developmental Disabilities

836 S Arlington Heights Rd, Ste 351, Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007-3667

Distance: 219 Miles

(877) 399-4867


Service Details


Program that works on behalf of individuals and/or groups to make sure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible

Additional Information

Represents individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families/guardians by advocating for high quality care and human rights.

Advocates on behalf of groups and individuals in institutional, community, or home settings for:
* Parent and family participation in placement decisions
* A range of placement options, from community-based supports to institutional care
* Does research about issues impacting persons with developmental disabilities, with appropriate parental/family input
* Works with other national disability organizations and federal officials
* Provides expert testimony before elected officials, and meets with them to educate about developmental disability issues
* Serves as a resource for families seeking help with legal questions and medical benefit questions, including:
- Estate planning
- Guardianship issues
- Medicaid (Medical Assistance)

Provides access to a variety of resources for families and advocates, including:
* Advocacy Manual and Toolkit


  • Specialization
    • Developmental disabilities 
    • Family 


The families of individuals with developmental disabilities, professionals and interested individuals


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Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Toll Free (877) 399-4867

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