Disability and Immigration Taskforce of Illinois

 

The Disability and Immigration Taskforce of Illinois

 

Michelle Garcia

Manager of Organizing and Community Development

mgarcia@accessliving.org

(312) 640-2194

The Disability and Immigration Taskforce of Illinois (DITI) strives to:

  • Empower and support immigrants, refugees, and/or asylees with disabilities and their families to access culturally and linguistically appropriate services
  • Create systems change through advocacy, education, training, and sharing resources that are inclusive of all communities

Get Involved with DITI

Join the Taskforce by attending the DITI monthly meeting via Zoom. Meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month from 10am to 12pm. Contact the Immigration and Latinx Community Organizer for details.

Survey Responses Needed from Illinois Immigrants with Disabilities

Deadline: Monday, July 26

The DITI has created a survey for immigrants with disabilities who live in Illinois. While there is information available about immigrant groups and disability groups, it’s very hard to find data about immigrants who are also people with disabilities. The DITI survey covers topics such as housing, personal assistant needs, public charge, and more. The information collected will ONLY be utilized by the DITI to determine the needs of immigrants with disabilities and their support persons. The survey is available in five languages, as follows:

English

Spanish

Polish

Arabic

Chinese

All survey responses are due by Monday, July 26

DITI was established by Chicago area disability and immigration advocates in the fall of 2019, with the help of national partners and the Ford Foundation.