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Helpful Resources:
Illinois State Board of Education
Parents Rights Guide: English and Spanish
Parents against Restraint and Seclusion
The ARC of IL
Community Support Services, Inc.
Illinois Life Span Project
The Family Resource Center on Disabilities
Everyone is Welcome
Illinois Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
Illinois - TASH
Instititute of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago
312-413-1819 (Spanish)
Children's Memorial Hospital (Dept. of Psychiatry)
State Department of Education: Special Education Illinois State Board of Education Special Education Compliance Division 100 N. First Street Springfield, IL 62777-0001 (217) 782-5589 Web:
State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities 830 S. Spring St. Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 782-9696 (V/TTY)
State Education Agency Rural Representative Department of Rural Education Illinois State Board of Education 123 S. Tenth Street, Suite 200 Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 (618) 244-8383 Email: Web:
State Mediation System Illinois State Board of Education Center for Special Education 100 N. First Street Springfield, IL 62777 (217) 782-5589
State Mental Health Agency Office of Mental Health Department of Human Services 100 S. Grand Avenue, East, Harris II, 2nd Floor Springfield, IL 62762 (217) 782-3731 Email: Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth Office of Mental Health Department of Human Services 100 S. Grand Avenue, East, Harris II, 2nd Floor Springfield, IL 62762 (217) 782-3731 Email: Mental Retardation Program Office of Developmental Disabilities Department of Human Services 100 S. Grand Avenue, East, 2nd Floor Springfield, IL 62762 (217) 524-0260 Web:
State resources on National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) Web:
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Office of Rehabilitation Services Department of Human Services 100 S. Grand Avenue, East Springfield, IL 62762 (217) 782-2094; (217) 782-5734 (TTY) Email: Web:
Autism Home Support Services Press Release
For Immediate Release Contact: Kenn Miller (630-544-1211)
January 27, 2011
Northbrook, Illinois-- Autism Home Support Services (AHSS), provider of quality in-home therapy for children with autism and related disorders, is pleased to announce the relaunch of its website at
The focus of the website enhancement is to provide information to help families get answers to questions about autism, ABA therapy, who we are and what we can do. The site provides easy navigation and friendly appearance.
New are additional features and content on our staff and about
developmental disabilities
. Website users can learn about our Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Care Team Members, their background and training, as well as about our services including insurance assistance to parents in obtaining maximum benefits. The site also provides information on autism, descriptions of Applied Behavior Analysis, seven reasons to choose AHSS, answers to parent's frequently asked questions and information on our
leadership and advisors.
AHSS is currently serving clients all over the Chicago area. Please contact us to learn more about our four levels of in-home service:
· Respite Plus
· StructuredCare
· Skill Development
· Behavior Support/Remediation
Check out the site at and let us know how it works for you. What other features and information would you like to see? Let us hear from you by going to the "Get Started" tab or by posting on our
page or by calling (847) 564-0822.
AHSS is a trusted partner for the development of children with autism, providing high quality one-on-one care in the home environment supported by technology and qualified professionals. We are based out of
Northbrook, Illinois
, and provide autism support to the North Shore, Chicago and Western Suburb communities.
·                                 Family to Family Health Information Center:  Statewide Health Info resource for Families of Children and Youth with Special Needs.  Information and referral services.  Training opportunities for families and professionals.  Linkages to partners.
·                                 Illinois Life Span- free information and referral service for people with disabilities.
·                                 IllinoisCouncil on Developmental Disabilities: Consumer Involvement Program, Consumer Stipend Funds.  The Arc of Illinois, through a grant for the Illinois council on Developmental Disabilities, administers the Consumer Involvement Program and distributes consumer stipend funds to enable people with developmental disabilities and their family members to attend conferences of their choice that are directly related to disability issues.  $300 per person per year.  815-464-1832
·                                 RespiteServices:  for information about In-Home Respite and respite providers near you, contact the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) and ask for a referral to the Respite Network Facilitator in your area:  312-814-2922.  (Respite providers include Community Support Services, Almost Home Kids, Ray Graham Association, El Valor Corporation, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Trinity Services and UCP of Will Country)   You can also call GoodShepherd Center, Hazel Crest IL to be referred to the proper agency serving your community:  708-335-0020 Ext 22  (Ask for the Respite Client Manager)
·                                 FamilyResource Centeron Disabilities, Chicago, IL:  provides information, training and support to families raising children with disabilities.  Training services regarding transition services,  IEPs and school special education rights training.
·                                 Illinois Autism/PDD Training and Technical Assistance Project:  IATTAP focuses on educating and supporting children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families.
·                                 Helping Hand Center,Countryside, IL   –nonprofit providing a wide range of services for children and adults with disabilities.
·                                 Ray Graham Association, Lisle, IL  - nonprofit providing a wide range of services for children and adults with primarily intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout DuPage County and the surrounding area.
·                               CommunitySupport Services:   nonprofit providing a array of services for children and adults with disabilities living in western Cook and eastern DuPage county.  708-354-4547
·                               Aspire,Westchester IL  - non profit providing a wide range of services for children and adults with disabilities.   708-547-3550
·                               Easter Seals Chicago – nonprofit providing a wide range of services for children and adults with disabilities, including PT, OT, Speech, AT, Voc Rehab, Respite, etc. To locate an Easter Seals closest to you, access:
·                               UCP Chicago: United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago:  nonprofit serving children and adults with disability (note not specific to cerebral palsy).  Assistive Technology training and equipment exchange through Infinitec; Respite and DME equipment lending library; Autism School.
·                               SuburbanAccess:  Suburban Access, Inc. is an independent service coordination and advocacy agency that links children and adults who have disabilities with services, programs and personal supports, 
Shriners Hospital:  Located near Oak Park neighborhood,. Shriners Hospitals for Children treats children with a host of orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal conditions, spinal cord injuries, as well as cleft lip and palate.  Children are eligible for care up to the age of 18 if, in the opinion of our physicians, there is a reasonable possibility they can benefit from the specialized services available. Applicants are accepted based solely on a child’s medical needs.    773-622-5400
·                               Closing The Gap, Inc. provides assistive technology resources and training opportunities through its bimonthly (print and online) magazine, Webinars and annual international conference in October.
·                               Donka, Inc.:  A non-profit organization provides computer training to persons with physical and visual disabilities. Features include staff, student and volunteer information.
·                               Victory Reins, Peoton, Il:   therapeutic horse back riding programs.  Phone: 815-478-4879
·                               SEASPAR,(SouthEast Area Special Parks and Recreation:  Special recreation associations are formed by two or more park districts and/or villages to provide community-based recreation activities for residents with disabilities.  By working together, each agency is better able to serve its residents.   630-960-1144
·                               West Suburban Speical RecreationAssociation.  847-455-2100
·                               Gateway Special RecreationAssociation:  630-325-3857
·                               NEDSRA (NorthEastDupage  Special Recreation)
·                               Chicago Park District:  provides a diverse range of recreational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. These include the following programs and services: Adaptive Sports; Paralympic Sports; Special Olympics; recreation and leisure programs for deaf/hard of hearing and/or blind/visually impaired individuals, ranging from introductory levels to competitive sports. There are two locations with year-round programs for deaf/hard of hearing individuals. There are 16 locations that work with individuals with intellectual disabilities. One location offers programs with a primary focus to work with youth at risk. All special recreation field staff and inclusion aides are trained in behavior management and adaptive sport skills. Participant assessments are completed when requested to assure an individual with a disability will be successful in any program the Chicago Park District offers.
·                               World Sport Chicago:  nonprofit offering para olympic recreation programming to children with physical disabilities.  Also offers an Adapted Bicycle Cycling Event May 12 in partnership with Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital.
·                               Crisis Intervention:  Call United Way of Metro Chicago for an agency closest to you:  312-876-0010
·                               Legal Services:
Chicago Bar Association         312-554-2000
Council for Disability Rights  312-444-9484
Equip for Equality                  312-341-0022
Legal Assistance                     312-341-1070
Office of Attorney Genl         312-814-3000
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