ADVOCATE

An advocate is someone who pleads, supports, and promotes a cause on behalf of others or for themselves. It is speaking up for a person's needs and wants. The CTF ILLINOIS Board of Directors and its employees firmly believe that it is our organization’s responsibility to advocate on behalf of the individuals with developmental disabilities in our state. CTF ILLINOIS desires individuals be treated as equals; to be active citizens and respected in the community that they live and have the rights and responsibilities to speak up for themselves. Our goal is to advocate for them while also provide those we support with the opportunity to gain the education and empowerment necessary to self-advocate. To accomplish this goal, CTF ILLINOIS has the following Advocacy options: