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Helpful Links

A number of useful resources for the local disability community are listed below. If you know of any other organizations not listed here please let us know!

ADDitude Magazine School and College Directory 2017

For ADHD/LD Students

Autism Home Support Services

After-school until bedtime in-home support services.

Balanced Mind Foundation

Resources, support and information about Bipolar Disorder

Best Buddies

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

Beyond Book Smart

Executive Function Coaching for all ages

Center for Independent Futures

Helping individuals with disabilities realize full lives according to their hopes and dreams

Cerebral Palsy Group

Provides information, resources and support for families and those affected by CP.

Chicago Play Pro

Pediatric Developmental Therapy

Child Mind Institute

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

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.

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

The Harrisburg Project

Listing of Illinois State Board of Education approved residential placement programs

Theraplay Institute

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

U.S. Dept. of Education, OCR (Office for Civil Rights) document

Restraint and Seclusion 2016

U.S. Dept. of Education, OCR (Office for Civil Rights) document

Bullying 2014

We Connect Now

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

Wrights Law Yellow Pages for Kids

Find educational consultants, attorneys, support groups and more


Good resource for legal information on special education

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