Family Resource Center at Milred Berry Center
8616 Northern Ave
Rockford, Il 61107
Advocate Lutheran General
Children’s Health Resource Center
1675 Dempster St., 2nd Fl.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Provides books, newsletters, magazines, videos, DVDs and CD-ROMs on health information for parents, teenagers and children.
Library hours: Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Other times may be available by appointment.
2758B Rte. 34, Ste. 327
Oswego, IL 60543
Provides a resource library of books and videos on various special needs topics.
Cost: no fee.
No wait list.
Charlie’s Gift – Resource Center Library
The Community House
415 W. 8th St.
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-7500 ext. 230
Provides books, DVDs and educational toys, loaned for 2-week periods.
Library hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Monday-Thursday). Evening hours by appointment.
Easter Seals Children’s Development Center
Family Community Resource Room
Lori Davie, Coordinator
650 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 965-6745, ext. 284 or 132
Business hours: Monday, noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays, made by appointment only.
There are books on a wide range of subjects for parents and children. There are a number of learning aids through educational games and toys that can help your child with a number of different skills. Communicative aids and visual support systems that can help your child communicate with others. All of their tip sheets are meant to help teach skills through the use of pictures, schedules, games and transition aids. The Resource Room’s Family Computer is available at no charge any time to assist you in your search for information and answers to your questions.
Cost: no charge for use of any items, schedules, articles, tip sheets or copies.
Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago Autism Family and Community Resource Center
1001 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
Facility provides books, newsletters, magazines, videos, internet access, learning tools, board maker access, laminator, DVDs and CD-ROMs on information for parents, teenagers, and children.
Library hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday, Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Please call Ms. Hood for an appointment. Evening and weekend hours available.
No fee. 2-week checkout for resources.
Parent Training & Information Center
1901 S. 4th St., Ste. 209
Effingham, IL 62401
Serving: Kankakee County
Lending library includes books and DVDs that families can borrow by requesting items on-line through their Web site or call main number.
Family Resource Center on Disabilities
Charlotte Des Jardins
20 E. Jackson Blvd., Rm. 300
Chicago, IL 60604
Provides free seminars, information and training on the special education rights of children with disabilities. Publications include training manuals on how to organize an effective parent/advocacy group, newsletter archive, pamphlets and resource lists.
Library hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment only.
Nominal fee for some publications.
Trinity Services Autism & Family Resource Center
13318 W. Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, IL 60451
Resource library provides information about various resources, services, and upcoming community events. Families can borrow books, games, toys, and other learning aids for short periods of time. Announcing Make and Take Fridays at the Resource Room! The theme for November is Math and Counting. Children will have two crafts to choose from: Counting the Turkeys or Adding Up the Turkeys.
When: Every Friday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: One project per person is free, additional projects cost $1 to $2 each.
Library hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
RCADD= Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays
10 S. Kedzie,Room 202
Chicago, Il 60612