Member Group Chapters

Member Group Chapters:


We can accomplish a lot when we support each other to reach our goals!

Alliance member groups receive individualized support and resources to develop and strengthen their group as well as access to our educational webinars, newsletter and events. Membership is free! With many member groups in Illinois, there’s one near you. Contact us to learn more about
joining a group or starting one of your own. Member group resources can be found HERE.

The Alliance can help by:

  • Connecting you with a group in your area
  • Sharing resources on how to start and maintain a group & tips for advisors
  • Spreading the word about local event
  • Sharing ideas about what other groups have done
  • Holding regional meetings to discuss issues, plan activities, and have fun
  • Inviting you to get involved in statewide actions to make change

Benefits of Alliance membership:

  • Possible membership on The Alliance’s Board of Directors (1 self-advocate)
  • Invitations to attend regional events and participate on planning team
  • Receive monthly newsletter
  • Contribute an article to the monthly newsletter
  • Invitation to participate on committees
  • Unlimited webinars
  • Dedicated Alliance staff support

The Alliance is made up of self-advocacy groups from around the state of Illinois. Here is a list of our current member group chapters:

Group Name / Location-

  1. Livingston County Advocates in Action (LCAA), Futures Unlimited
  2. IAG Council, IAG (Individual Advocacy Group)
  3. Personal Power Players, Piatt County Mental Health Center
  4. AIM (Advocates in Motion), Pioneer Center

Don’t see your self-advocacy group’s name? Want to start a self-advocacy group? We can help you! Please contact us at [email protected]. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Here are some photos of current and former Alliance member groups speaking UP and speaking OUT!

Advocates from Envision for Freedom share their poster board presentation at UIC


Advocates from Sertoma Centre meeting with legislators


New group Freedom Fighters posing for a picture


The Sertoma United advocacy bulletin board


Advocates from Vocational Voices speaking at a college about ‘Spread the Word to End the Word’

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