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Champaign Resources

  • CaringInfo

    CaringInfo, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, provides free resources to educate and empower patients and caregivers to make decisions about serious illness and end-of-life care and services.

    The site provides guides and resources about topics including advance directives, palliative care, caregiving and hospice care.

  • Advance Directives

    CaringInfo provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file.

  • Verizon COVID-19 Response

    Verizon COVID-19 response, following the FCC agreement to waive late fees, no cutoff service, etc.

  • “Consider the Alternatives: Decision-Making Options for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities”

    As youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are making plans to attend college, it is more important than ever that families become fully informed about guardianship as well as less-limiting alternatives. This brief, written by Think College partners at PACER Center, defines some of the options and possible ramifications. It also suggests ways to promote self-determination no matter which option is chosen.

  • National Resource Center on Supported Decision-Making

    The National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making is dedicated to protecting everyone’s right to make choices. Supported decision-making is a way people with disabilities can make their own decisions and stay in charge of their lives while receiving any help they need to do so.
    The National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making can help you find information on supported decision-making, connect you with people and organizations that may be able to help you, and answer your questions.
  • Illinois Legal Aid Online

    Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) provides plain-language, 24/7 tools in three languages so families can understand and assert their legal rights. ILAO helps people who are unable to find or afford attorneys open opportunities for justice. Its resources can help with crises such as eviction, debt, food insecurity, domestic abuse, deportation and divorce.

    The ILAO also provides resources to help with guardianship, education, health and benefits and more.

  • Illinois ABLE

    Illinois ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) accounts make it possible for people with disabilities and their families to save and invest for expenses related to living with a disability without losing, or losing access to, federal means-tested benefits such as SSI, SSDI and Medicaid. Earnings and withdrawals are tax-free if they are spent on a broad range of qualified disability expenses including housing, health and wellness, education and training, therapy, basic living expenses and more.