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Approximately 1 in 4 adults in Illinois has a disability. I intend to work for all Illinois citizens, especially the Illinois residents that are disabled. Accessing public transportation, equal housing, and government buildings is a right of any resident of the state. I will support and sponsor legislation that will increase access for those with disabilities by creating local enforcement mechanisms for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As a mental health provider, I know the importance of supporting those with invisible disabilities. I will support funding school districts so all students across Illinois have equitable access to professional experts who are qualified to create Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and 504 plans.