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Autism Home Support
85 Revere Dr. Suite AA
Northbrook, Il 60062

309 New Indian Trail
Aurora, Il
Medicaid Provider: Yes

Abraham Lincoln Center
3888 S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, Il 60653

Aspire Children’s Service
“Taking Time” Respite Program

Paula Cox
1815 Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 236-0979
Cook County
Provides in-home respite services to assist people with developmental disabilities and their families. Only open to families who have children receiving therapy at Aspire.
Ages: 0-8.
Private and public insurance accepted.
Wait list.

Chicago Assoc. for Retarded Citizens (CARC) 
8 S. Michigan Avenue Ste.1700
Chicago, Il 60603
Medicaid Provider: Yes

Chicago Parent & Friends 
10241 S. Commerial Ave
Chicago, Il 60617

1835 W. Central
Arlington Heights, Il 60005
Medicaid Provider: Yes

Community Support Services
Brookfield, Il
Including Zip Codes: 60469.60471.60472.

Easter Seals Joliet Region
212 Barney Drive
Joliet, Il 60345

Easter Seals Metro Chicago
14 E Jackson St. Suite 900
Chicago, Il 60345

El Valor 

1850 W. 21st St.
Chicago, Il 60608

The Children’s Place Association

Gloria Gordon
3059 W. Augusta Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 826-1230
Cook County
Provides respite services to children with special needs.
Ages: 0-12.
Cost: none; funded by DHS.
No wait list.

Coach Care Center
Ask for case manager
7 S. 721, Route 53
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 271-9155
DuPage County
Respite Care
The respite care program welcomes children for time periods from overnight to 14 days each year. The child will be provided with highly skilled clinical care and recreational activities in a secure and therapeutic environment, while their parents/caregivers tend to personal or family issues. Families may choose respite care for variety of circumstances: open nursing shifts, parent illness or need for surgery, vacations, family emergencies and much needed sleep/rest.
Ages: 0-22.
Private (Atena, BCBS) and public insurance accepted.
Possible wait list. Please call for more details.

Community Support Services
9021 Ogden Ave.
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 354-4547
Cook County
Provides in-home respite services to assist people with developmental disabilities and their families (3 hr. maximum). They work with each participant to develop self-esteem, independent living skills, social skills and greater participation in community life. They provide family members a break from care-taking, which helps reduce stress and improves family functioning. Respite services are available to any child or adult with a developmental disability and their family, who lives within their service area. For more information.
Ages: 3 and up.
Wait list (call to inquire).

Countryside Association for People with Disabilities
Julie Hedlund, coordinator
21154 W. Shirley Road
Palatine, IL 60074-2028
(847) 540-3704
Cook County
Provides home-based respite services that are designed to help maintain children or adults with disabilities in their home environment as an alternative to residential placement. Provides relief to family members who care for individuals or when emergencies occur that take care-givers away from the home for short periods. Respite seeks to maintain and support routines that have been established in the home. Workers are skilled at promoting daily living skills, offering recreational activities and encouraging appropriate social skills. 12 respite hours per month. Service area: Northern, Cook, and McHenry County.
Ages: 0 and up.
Cost: none; state funded (until 12/09).
Current wait list – 100 people on list. Call to inquire.

Shayna Green
3504 Commercial Ave.
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 400-8540, ext. 559
Cook County
Program combines home-based services and the supported living services. Services include: HBS Services Facilitator, personal support workers, day services, respite care, skilled nursing, behavioral services, counseling, speech, physical and occupational therapies, transportation, adaptive equipment and accessibility modifications. Eligibility: DD diagnosis.
Ages: 0 and up.
Cost: none; funded by DHS (until 12/31/09).
6-week wait list.

Good Shepherd Center for Exceptional Children
Dawn Dixon
17314 Kedzie Ave.
Hazelcrest, IL 60429
(708) 335-0020, ext. 22
Cook County
Provides short-term home-based respite services for persons with developmental disabilities in their natural, guardian, or foster family home. Must be a resident of South Suburban Cook County.
Ages: 0-18.
Cost: none; state funded.
No wait list.

Illinois Respite Coalition
4015 North Oak Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
Phone: (630) 207-8479
FAX: (773) 205-3630
DuPage County
Web Site:
The Illinois Respite Coalition is an organization dedicated to spreading the awareness of lifespan respite for caregivers of individuals of all ages and disabilities in Illinois. The IRC is able to assist caregivers statewide by connecting them to resources in their area, providing training on respite topics, and having funding available for emergency respite. The Emergency Respite Program is available to caregivers who are not receiving state-funded respite services and who are facing an emergency situation. The program is able to provide temporary, monetary assistance (amount dependent on situation) for caregivers to hire a trained respite worker of their choice to care for their loved one while they attend to their crisis.#

Jewish Child and Family Services
216 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 700 (main office, plus satellite locations in Chicago, Buffalo Grove, Skokie and Northbrook)
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone:  (855) 275-5237
Cook County
Web Site:
Jewish Child & Family Services provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for children, adults and families of all abilities and backgrounds each year.
JCFS is part of the following insurance networks:  BCBS PPO Network, Aetna PPO Network, Humana HMO, Humana PPO Network.
Direct insurance billing may be available for other insurance companies after verification of coverage has been completed.  Insurance reimbursement is based on eligible services of the client’s benefit plan.
Serving Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.

KGH Consulting, Inc.
Melissa Menn, MSW
3100 Dundee Road, Suite 704
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 498-5437, ext. 20
Cook County
KGH Consultation and Treatment is looking for care providers for respite care. Day and weekend hours available. Each care provider will need to be certified in First Aid and CPR, pass a background check and complete a KGH basic training on children with special needs. If you are a parent interested in seeking this service, there will be a yearly fee which will include unlimited Respite Care referrals for a year. Contact Melissa Menn for more information. Download brochure.
Pay: $15-$20 per hour, depending on experience.
No wait list.

Lifeskills Training Center for Children with Autism (LTCCA)
Saturday Respite Program
for Adolescent’s diagnosed with Asperger’s and
for Children diagnosed with Autism
Erica Sokol, Respite Coordinator
Where: Little Friends, Inc.
851 Bloomingdale Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(815) 401-6241
DuPage County
Saturday Respite Program provides your child with age-appropriate, socio-recreational activities with other children during the day.
When: Your child will receive one Saturday per month of Respite Services.
Ages: five to 18
Cost: $30.00 per Saturday

Little Friends, Inc.
Lifeskills Training Center for Children with Autism
Saturday Respite Program
Lauren Friedrich, Respite Coordinator
851 Bloomingdale Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 355-6533
DuPage County
Respite program for adolescents with Asperger’s or high functioning autism. Program provides age-appropriate socio-recreational activities geared toward client’s interests. Activities include: going out to lunch, picnics, movies, zoo, bowling, laser tag, arcades, walks, museums, games, etc. Parents are responsible for picking up their child at the end of the day.
When: Meets last Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ages: 12-18.
Cost: $30 per Saturday.
No wait list.

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
Greer Ann Hamblet, program coordinator
4840 W. Byron St.
Chicago, IL 60641
(847) 390-1422 or (630) 664-8876 (emergency)
Cook County
Provides respite services for caregivers in Metro Chicago, Will, Kane and McHenry Counties. Respite services provide caregivers with the peace of mind, knowing that when they have an emergency or need a short break, their loved one is provided with care in a licensed, caring facility.
Respite hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ages: 0 and up.
Cost: none; state funded.
Possible wait list.

Marklund Respite
Julie Pandya
164 S. Prairie Ave.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 529-2871, ext. 3242
DuPage County
Lifespan Respite Program provides qualified help to families who have loved ones with developmental disabilities living at home. Highly-trained staff can come into the family’s home to care for the individual or the individual can enjoy a temporary stay at the Marklund Philip Center for Children in Bloomingdale. To find respite near you.
Ages: 0-21.
Cost: 6 hours free from DHS grant. $8 hourly rate (for additional hours).
No wait list.

Meetup Mothers of Autism
Summer babysitting at my house or at yours. If you need to run errands, have to work, or are just going out with your significant other, please contact us through the group web site.
For more information, contact Shari or Ginger.
Cost: $8 per hour.

NIA Comprehensive Center Intermission
Adrianne Lawson, Respite Supervisor
1808 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60616-1611
(312) 949-1808, ext. 19
Cook County
Provides home-based respite care. Family can receive up to 7-10 hours per week per individual. Also provides vacation respite services (up to 5 days/24 hrs.).
Ages: 0 and up.
Cost: none; state funded.
1-year wait list.

North Center
Linda Parker
5104 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
(773) 777-4111
Cook County
Provides home-based respite care services for children and adolescents with autism. 15 hours per month per individual.
Ages: 0 and up.

Jefferson County Comprehensive Services 
Mt. Vernon, Il 1.618.242.7300

CoACH Care Center A.K.A Children CoACH House 
Naperville, Il

Naperville Il

Right At Home SW Suburbs 
Naperville, Il

Interim Health Care 
Normal, Il

MACR Center 
Normal Il 1.309.451.8888

Glenkirk Respite 
Northbrook, Il

National Respite Locator

Chapel Hill Training-Outreach Project, Inc

Pathways Services Unlimted, Inc 
767 South West St.
Jacksonville, Il 62650

232 Burns Lane
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone:  (217) 793-2100
FAX:  (217) 793-2127
Provides residential and vocational services to the intellectually and developmentally disabled.
Insurance accepted:  Medicaid/Medicare

Coleman Tri-County Services 
P.O Box 869
Harrisburg, Il 62946

Delta Center Inc.
1400 Commercial Ave.
Cairo, Il 62914

William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center
400 South Main Street, P.O. Box 349
Wood River, IL 62095
Phone:  (618) 251-2175
FAX:  (618) 251-6294
Providing support groups, speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy.
Insurance accepted:  No

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