These videos, fact sheets and resources will support you in your disability journey.
VIDEO: SSDI AND DISABLED ADULT CHILDREN
VIDEO: YOUR RIGHT TO A CIVIL ACTION IN FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT
VIDEO: HOW SPECTOR & LENZ ATTORNEYS CAN HELP YOU
VIDEO: SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN
SENIOR RESOURCE GUIDE
The Senior Citizen Resource Guide provides access to information about services that may be of interest to seniors. This page offers referrals to legal and self representative (Pro Se) assistance available throughout Cook County, and provides links to other governmental entities that provide services relevant to seniors.
How long will it take to apply for Social Security Disability benefits?
Should I give up after being denied benefits?
Get the answers to these and other questions with this one-page, two-sided fact sheet.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN YOU GET SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI)
“This booklet explains some of your rights and responsibilities when you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. We suggest you take time now to read this booklet, and then put it in a safe place so you can refer to it in the future.”
NATIONAL CENTER ON DISABILITY AND JOURNALISM: DISABILITY STYLE GUIDE
What is the proper way to write or speak about a person with a disability? How about a person without a disability? What does “people first” language mean? This important publication by NCDJ.ORG provides authoritative answers.
NCDJ.ORG PREFERRED LANGUAGE GUIDE FOR DOWN SYNDROME
Once in common useage to describe persons having intellectual or cognitive disabilities, the word “retarded” is now considered derogatory and should not be used. This one-page guide clearly explains the preferred language for referring to those having Down Syndrome.