What is IAG?
Individual Advocacy Group is a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to community- based supports and personal advocacy for
individuals with special needs. IAG provides training
programs, behavioral and individual therapies, community- based
residential programs, advocacy and case management for individuals
who have intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental health
disorders, brain injuries or physical/medical conditions. All of
IAG’s programs are community- based and all residential programs
are family scale of four or fewer people using neighborhood housing
and apartments. IAG provides its services in 21 counties in
Illinois from Chicago to the Quad Cities to Springfield, as well as
the District of Columbia and Maryland.
IAG believes that all individuals deserve and should
receive respect regardless of their history, type of disability or
severity of specialized needs. Furthermore, all individuals
must be assured of their endowed rights of community participation
and personal independence shared by all members of society.
Each individual can meet his or her personal goals, follow personal
interests, and find personal success and happiness.
Accordingly, people with disabilities can achieve personal success
and happiness if given the chance and the support.
Regardless of the impediments any person with disabilities may have
encountered along the way in life, their chance is now and the
opportunity is here to find self respect, develop a positive self
image and achieve personal goals.