Support Groups in Illinois
The Autism Society of Illinois had provided this supplimental page to your local support group.
|On line forumThis is a new “message board” for autism dads in the mid-west. It’s free to join and this is a great way to find out some MAN-EVENTS going on. They are doing a fantasy football league and a golf outting and some meet ups at bars….. (throw in suggestions….)
Go to: www.coolazzdads.com
Register in the upper right hand corner.
If you have any problems, contact Rich at:
Kane County Autism Information and Support Group
|BartonvilleAspergers’s Syndrome Support Group (SEAPCO)
6000 S. Adams, Bartonville, Illinois
Group meets the 4th Thursday of every month
Contact: Lisa Bowe at 1.309.686.7065 or via email at email@example.com
Lending library, support group at Easter Seals UCP in Peoria with childcare provided.
SPEAK-Support Parents and Empower Asperger’s/Autistic Kids
C-U Autism Network for Parents and Professional
Contact Sally Mustard via email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cuautismnetwork.orgChanooka
For more information visit www.autism.meetup.com/359/
Meet other families in Grundy and Will County area with autism to talk and share strategies and more.
Sibling Support groups are forming
Eligible participants: Typically developing siblings of children and teens with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (must be at least 8 years of age)
Groups will focus on (but are not limited to):
Contact: Jessica Schultz, M.A., LCPC & Nicole Quintero, Ph.D., BCBA, at (312) 996-7457 for a telephone interview and further information.
ASA Metropolitan Chicago Chapter Support Group
Chicagoland Autism Connection
Adult (and Teen) Network. Several different groups around the Chicago area. See their Website for Meeting Dates and locations. www.chicagoautism.org
|Chicago/Southside Support Groups|
|For more information contact Miriam McCann
Phone: (773) 726-2550
Email at: email@example.com
Go to Website at: www.chicagoautism.orgMeets the 3rd Saturday of each month (except July, August and December)
10 A.M. – 2 P.M. University of Illinois at Chicago, 1747 West Roosevelt Road
(street parking on Wood Street adjacent to building)Spanish Group-S.A.L.T.O
The group meets the 3rd Saturday of each month and have sessions in spanish.
Able Kids, Inc
North Shore Suburban ASI Chapter
Downtown Chicago & Suburban Parent Support Group for Autism Adult & Teens
Autism Society of Illinois Spanish Speaking Support Group
ASA Southern Illinois Chapter Support Group
Tri-County Autism Society
Macon County Autism and Asperger’s Support Group
Evanston Autism Spectrum Adult Support Group
Northwest Illinois Autism Support Group
Aspergers Syndrome Support and Awareness of Central Illinois
ASA Northeast Suburban Chapter Support Group
ASA Chicago South Suburban Chapter Support Group
Jersey County Support Group
Group: Parents Raising Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders(ASD)
www.joliet.easterseals.com Other info: Free child care, call to make arrangements
Joliet Support Group
Kane County Autism Information and Support Group
Autism Society of Kankakee
This group meets the third Monday of each month @ Riverside Med Center at 7pm
Lake County Autism Support Group
Lake County Talking Kids Meetup Group
GRASP Chicago Chapter
East Central Illinois Autism Group
The Answer Inc.
Contact: Debra Vine at 1.708.296.5651 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
McHenry County Autism Group
Autism Network of Western Illinois, Inc
This group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6-7 pm and provide child care.
Morris Autism Meetup Group
Naperville Adult Asperger Group
Sibtime for children with siblings with special needs
Naperville Asperger Group
Bloomington/McClean County Support Group
Keshet Jewish Parents of Children with Special Needs
Autism Parent Group
Toni Rocha and Corrina Milbrandt
Ogle County Autism Parent
Autism Society of the Quad Cities
A Support Group For Caretakers
Place: Personal Growth Associates, 919 B. Plum Grove Road, Suite C
Southwest/Cook County #728:
Sharon Lake ( President )
Meets Four Times Per Year
Contact: Amy at http://autism.meetup.com/347/
ASA Central Illinois Chapter Support Group
Asperger Syndrome Support and Awareness of Central Illinois
Autism Society of Illinois Support Group contact email@example.com with any questions
The Group meets the last Monday of each month @ 7pm – 8:30pm
Poplar Creek Streamwood Library, 1405 S. Park Avenue, Streamwood
PDD Parent Support Group
Metro Family Service DuPage
. PEPS Meetings (Mount Prospect District 57 parent support groups)http://pepsdist57.ning.com/
. NSSEO Autism Parent Support Group, Mt. Prospect, www.nsseo.org , and click on Services, then Autism Support.
. The Holistic Moms www.holisticmoms.org or contact Heather Carney at 773-255-6078.
. AuTeensTM (Support Group) this is a group for teenagers on the Austim Spectrum who want to connect with and learn from others who are sharing the same experience.http://web.mac.com/brianrking/Im_An_Aspie/Home.html
. Northwest Special Education Forum The Northwest Special Education Forum was created for parents whose children learn differently. Meetings are held at the Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway (Route 14), Barrington, IL 60010. We begin at 7:00PM and most meetings last about two hours. www.specialedforum.org
Self Advocacy Council of Northern Illinois: www.sacni.org McHenry County College. For additional information and to RSVP, call or email: Nicholas Das, President; firstname.lastname@example.org 815-354-4110;
Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights (formerly Arlington Height Evangelical Free Chruch): Special Needs Parent Network first Thursday of each month. Contact Liz Sutherland at 224-764-4032, 1330 N. Douglas Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 next meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 6:30-8:00PM. Contact Wendi Serna email@example.com or 847.749.4099, 1330 N. Douglas Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Childcare will be provided if we are notified of your need ahead of time.
“Moms of Extraordinary Kids” monthly support group, meets for sharing and prayer at 10:30am the second Sunday of each month at Alpine Chapel, corner of Echo Lake Road & Miller Road in Lake Zurich. For additional information, call Alpine Chapel at 847-540-8280.
YEAR-ROUND MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP, TWO year-round ongoing monthly parent support groups offered every second Thursday evening and every third Friday morning of the month. For parents of children and adolescents with brain disorders, behavior problems or school difficulties — no formal diagnosis necessary. NAMI trained facilitators and parents Jean and Jim Jorgensen offer parents the opportunity to discuss the challenges of parenting their child, share resources and receive and offer support from fellow parents. Sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Evening Group this month on Thursday, Dec. 10, 7:30 – 9:00 PM, Kenilworth Union Church, 211 Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth, 60043. Daytime Group this month on Friday, Dec. 18, 9:30 – 11:00 AM, Wilmette Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, 60091. Lower level small conference room. Please park in St. John’s church lot across Wilmette Ave. For more information please call NAMI CCNS office at 847-716-2252 or visit web site at “namiccns.org”
16. Special Needs Support Network (SNSN) of Lake Zurich and surrounding communities. Empowering families of special needs learners to reach their full potential through support, education, networking and advocacy.” Support group for parents/caregivers of special needs children. 2nd and 4th Mondays each month. 2nd Monday (networking) 9AM-11AM at Alpine Chapel in Lake Zurich (Miller and Echo Lake Rd) – not affiliated with the church. 4th Monday (speakers) 7PM – 8:45PM at Ela Public Library in Lake Zurich (Rt. 22 and Old Rand Rd.) For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sue at 847.726.2113
17. SEMAH: Special Education MATTERS in Arlington Heights http://www.semahgroup.org/
Knowledge Safari is a social networking and review site catering to the special needs community. People can create profiles to connect with others navigating similiar paths in the special needs world. People can create and read reviews of restaurants, doctors, afterschool programs, etc with special needs in mind. www.knowledgesafari.com
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