CPS has announced numerous cuts to special ed positions, and today we learned from Access Living that CPS is consolidating some self-contained classrooms and informing parents via letter that their children will start at a new school in the fall.

If you are a parent who needs assistance in this area, below are some resources:

Non-Profit Organizations

Chicago Medical-Legal Partnership for Children (Attorney) (must be referred by medical source) 180 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 2110 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: 312.605.1974 Website: www.aidslegal.com

Equip for Equality (Attorney) (must meet eligibility requirements) 20 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60602 Phone: 312-341-0022

JCFS Legal Advocacy Center (Attorney) 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 800 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312.673.2740 Website: www.jcfs.org/node/147

Legal Assistance Foundation (Attorney) (must meet eligibility requirements unless student is a foster child through DCFS) 120 S. LaSalle, Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312.341.1070 Website: www.lafchicago.org


Educational Advocacy and Consulting (Advocate) 50 S. Main Street, Suite 200 Naperville, IL 60540 Phone: 630 624-3784 Website: www.educationaladvocacyandconsulting.com

Family Resource Center on Disabilities (Advocate) 20 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 300 Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: 312.939.3513

Jean Kulczyk (Advocate) 102 Willow Dr. Waukegan, IL 60087 Phone: 224.730.0303 Email: advocate4kids@gmail.com

North Shore Pediatric Therapy (Advocate) 950 Lee Street Des Plaines, IL 60017 Phone: 877.486.4140 Website: nspt4kids.com

Pam Labellarte (Advocate) From Advocacy to Action 231 Bingham Circle Mundelein, IL 60060 Phone: 847.401.5053 Email: plabellarte@gmail.com Website: www.fromadvocacy2action.com

Attorneys (some do low bono and sliding scale)

Law Offices of Charles P. Fox (Attorney) 355 West Dundee, Suite 209 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 Phone: 847.205.9897 Website: www.foxspecialedlaw.com

Children’s Law Group (Attorney) 142 E Ontario St, Ste 525 Chicago, IL 60611 Phone: 312-265-1055 Email: dpergament@childrenslawgroup.com Website: www.childrenslawgroup.com Christine 

K. Wee, Esq. (Attorney) 1155 W Armitage Ave. Chicago, IL 60614 Phone: 617.869.2983 Email: christinekwee@icloud.com

Matt Cohen & Associates (Attorney) 155 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 715 Chicago, IL 60601 Phone: 866.787.9270 Website: www.mattcohenandassociates.com

Mauk & O’Connor (Attorney) 1427 W. Howard Chicago, IL 60626 Phone: 773.262.2377 Website: www.maukoconnor.com 

Law Office of Maureen Graves (Attorney) Phone: 714.378.5100 Email: maureen@maureengraves.com

Sabrina Shafer, Esq. (Attorney) Breaking Autism, Inc. Phone: 847.849.7917 Email: sshafer@breakingautism.com Website: www.breakingautism.com Law 

Office of Sandra E. StrassmanAlperstein (Attorney) 113 N. McHenry Rd. #134 Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 Phone: 847.293.9311 Website: www.spedlaw4kids.com Whitted,

Takiff & Hansen 3000 Dundee Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062 Phone: 847.564.8662 Website: wthlawfirm.com