Community, Advocacy, Support and Education
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Autism Home Support Services
After-school until bedtime in-home support services

ADDitude Magazine School and College Directory 2017

For ADHD/LD Students

Balanced Mind Foundation
Resources, support and information about Bipolar Disorder

Beyond Book Smart 
Executive Function Coaching for all ages

Best Buddies
Program that provides one-to-one relationships for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Cerebral Palsy Group provides information, resources and support for families and those affected by CP.

Child Mind Institute 
The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere.

Center for Independent Futures 
Helping individuals with disabilities realize full lives according to their hopes and dreams

Chicago Play Pro
Pediatric Developmental Therapy

Disability Scoop
A resource for articles on autism and developmental disabilities

Down Syndrome Inclusion Revolution

Facebook group 

Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois
Illinois Board of Education Special Education Handbook (pdf)

Erika’s Lighthouse 
Provides education and programs to combat stigma around adolescent mood disorders.

Have Dreams 
Provides after-school programs, family and professional services and a vocational program.

The Harrisburg Project 
Listing of Illinois State Board of Education approved residential placement programs

House Calls Counseling  
Provides in-home therapy for children and youth who experience attachment- and trauma-related problems

National Lekotek Center
Lekotek uses interactive play experiences, and the learning that results, to promote the inclusion of children with special needs into family and community life.  Click on Illinois to find a location nearby.

One Place for Special Needs
Find resources, services, products and support in your area

Advocacy group for working parents

Protected Tomorrows

Special needs future care planning, Special Needs Trusts and government benefit resources.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Support, resources and information about LD

Social Endeavors
Social skills program located in Evanston

Theraplay Institute 
Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement

We Connect Now
Dedicated to uniting college students with disabilities in access to higher education and employment issues.

Good resource for legal information on special education

Wrights Law Yellow Pages for Kids
Find educational consultants, attorneys, support groups and more

U.S. Dept. of Education, OCR (Office for Civil Rights) Guidance Documents: