Posts by Erin Butler

Feature: Win for Lead-Poisoned Children

Georgetown CCF’s Say Ahhh! blog invited our Children & Families program to write a feature on Legal Council’s legislative victory that ensures children exposed to lead receive Early Intervention services. Effectively linking children with elevated [blood lead levels] to critical services, such as IDEA Part C Early Intervention (available in all 50 states), early on in their exposure…

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Staff Spotlight: Claire Mattson

Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert and growing team. Today’s Spotlight features Claire Mattson, a Healthy Futures VISTA.  What brought you to Legal Council? I got involved with Legal Council because I wanted to learn more about social and environmental determinants of health. I had been previously exposed…

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Staff Spotlight: S.T. Conner

Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert and ever-growing team. Today’s Spotlight features S.T. Conner, a Behavioral Health MLP VISTA.  What brought you to Legal Council? I align with Legal Council’s mission to serve people facing barriers to accessing services due to illness or disability. As someone who has…

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Client Focus: Nicole

Nicole was struggling in school. She couldn’t identify two digit numbers and was having a hard time communicating. She already had an individualized education program (IEP), but Nicole and her family were unsure if she was receiving all of her services. Nicole and her parents only spoke Spanish, but no one at her school could…

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Big Victory in Illinois for Lead-Exposed Children

Illinois children with lead poisoning will soon have access to critical supports and services, thanks to legislation spearheaded by Legal Council’s child health advocates. This past weekend, the Illinois General Assembly included in the budget implementation bill an amendment to the Early Intervention Services System Act that will guarantee access to Early Intervention (EI) services…

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Staff Spotlight: Jonnsebastian Orozco

Staff Spotlight is a blog series featuring a member of Legal Council’s expert team. Today’s Spotlight features Jonnsebastian Orozco, a senior law student with our children and families partnerships program. 

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