March 26, 2019

Resources, Advocacy and Funding for People with Traumatic Brain Injury and their Families


Working your way through the maze of advocacy, resources and funding for acquired brain injury can be a confusing and time-consuming process. This resource sheet was developed to assist you, by putting all of the information, by state and category, in one place. Feel free to print this information and keep it with your important papers–this information may help you today and you may need it in the future!

Resources for Support:

Brain Injury Association of Illinois
PO Box 64420 Chicago, IL 60664
(312)726-5699 Phone
(800)699-6443 In State
(312)630-4011 Fax
Web site:
President: Ginny Lazzara
Exec Director: Philicia L. Deckard

Resources for Advocacy:

Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Advisory Council
P. O. Box 19429
Springfield, IL 62794-9429
Phone: (217) 782-2280 (Voice)
(866) 263-1754 (TTY)

Equip for Equality, Inc.
11 East Adams
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 341-0022

Resources for Funding:

Brain Injury Medicaid Waiver Program
Office of Rehabilitation Services
Illinois Department of Human Services
400 W. Lawrence Street
PO Box 19429
Springfield, IL 62794
Phone: (217) 524-5897
Contact: Lyle VanDeventer, Program Manager

Office of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Human Services
100 South Grand Ave.
Springfield, IL 62762
(217) 782-2094
(800) 843-6154
Contact person: Director

Office of Mental Health DHS
100 S. Grand Ave.
2nd Flr.
Springfield, IL 62765
(217) 524-6995