Fun Fair for Children with Special Needs

Corner Stones Autism ServicesFun Fair for Children with Special Needs

Hosted By Corner Stones
Autism Services

Come join in on the fun!
Bring the whole family!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Chicago Park District
Horner Park
2741 W. Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Banquet Hall (Basement Level)

Activities at the Fun Fair include:
Bounce House
Face Painting
Party Characters
Ball Pit
Games, Activities, and much more!

Lunch will be provided for all who attend

Have questions about the event?
Call Jamilah Rahim at (312)912-1901 or email her at



These screening will be conducted by graduate students under the supervision of a developmental pediatrician and special educator. Parents will answer questions about their child’s development in order to find out if they are at increased risk for an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Each screening will take about 15 minutes. Information about resources will then be provided to families. A diagnosis not be made during this event, but children found to be at increased risk for Autism will be referred for further evaluation.

WHEN: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Project Org & Design 1401 East 79th St. Chicago, IL 60619
Registration: Call Dr. Dodds 312-413-1536

Seeking African American Parents of Children with Autism for FREE Parent Advocacy Training!

Seeking African American Parents of Children with Autism for FREE Parent Advocacy Training!

What: We are looking for African American parents of children with autism who want to participate in a six-week training to learn more about advocating for services!! Cost: FREE! You will also receive $75 for your time & participation!

When: Saturdays only. October 15th – November 19th 9:30am-12:30pm

Where: South Side Chicago Public Libraries (King Branch, Hall Branch, South Shore Branch)

For more information please contact: Jamie Pearson,, or Hedda Meadan,, 217-333-0260.

The Arc of Illinois Living with Autism Conference

The Arch logoThe Arc of Illinois
Living with Autism Conference

October 6, 2016
Hilton Hotel, Lisle, IL
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. “Great Minds Don’t Always Think Alike” Steve Silberman
-This presentation will take a deep look at the hidden history of autism and the promise of a future in which everyone is given the support they need to reach their maximum potential.

10:45 – 12:15 p.m. “Living a Good Life and Power of Community” Emily Colson
-Join Emily as she shares her inspirational journey with her son Max, who is 25 years old and diagnosed with autism. Come and be inspired by the creative ways she has engaged both Max and the greater community.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon (included in registration) & Networking

1:30 – 4:00 p.m. “ABA and Autism: The Who, What, Where and Why” Jennifer Klapatch, Ph.D., BCBA-D
-Learn a brief overview of the history of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as a treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and specifically what ABA as a treatment for individuals with ASD looks like (and what it doesn’t look like!)

-6 CEU’s available for professionals

-6 CPDU’s available for teachers
-There is an additional cost of $10 per person

For more information or to register for the conference click here
To view the full brochure click here

There is financial assistance available for self-advocates and families.

If you have any questions please call our office at (815) 464-1832.

16th annual Spring Fling for Autism Awareness Conference and Resource Fair

CHICAGOLAND-AUTISM-CONNECTION LogoChicagoland Autism Connection presents the
16th annual “Spring Fling for Autism Awareness” Conference and Resource Fair

Saturday, April 18, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bogan Computer Technical High School
3939 West 79th Street, Chicago
(southeast corner of 79th and Pulaski) Free CPDU credits available

The Spring Fling provides valuable information to parents and families of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, supports professionals, and
increases public awareness. The program features breakout sessions on topics of interests, exhibitor tables, and lots of opportunities for networking. This is a free event, with workshops conducted by experts from diverse areas of work in the autism field. Advance registration is recommended but not required.

We regret that child care is not available.

English Language Workshops Spanish Language Workshops

Over 30 Vendors
Register at
For additional information, visit or call 773-329-0375

Town Halls on Adult Services

Autism Speaks LogoAutism Speaks Chicago invites you to attend the
Adult Services Town Hall and Resource Fair to learn more about Housing, Residential Supports, and Community Living for Adults with Autism

Thursday, February 19, 2015
DePaul University – Cortelyou Commons
2324 North Fremont Ave | Chicago | IL 60614
6:30pm Networking and Adult Services Resource Fair
7:30pm – 9:00 pm Moderated Panel Discussion with
Local Residential Service Leaders and Advocates
and Audience Q&A

This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.
To register please visit:
For more information, please contact
(224) 867-8573

Preparing Your Child with Sensory Issues for the Holidays

Dealing with Sensory Overload during the holidays imagePreparing Your Child with Sensory Issues for the Holidays

Presenter: Bec Oakley

Bec is a writer who lives in a pretty part of Australia with trees and beaches and various wingy things that don’t like her very much. Before homeschooling her fantastic teenage boys, her career meandered through psychology and autism research before taking a sharp turn into the glamorous world of data analysis. Bec and her sons all have autism, as well. Along with the articles and resources you’ll find on her award-winning blog,, she has written a series of children’s storybooks in conjunction with the Help A Child Grow Fund to benefit kids and young people with disabilities.

Join us for a Webinar on November 25

In this FREE webinar you will learn how to help your child prepare for family gatherings, parties, gift-giving and receiving, changes in routines, and the chaos that can exist during the winter holidays.

Title: Preparing Your Child with Sensory Issues for the Holidays
Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM CST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Autism Speaks’ Early Access to Care

Autism-Speaks LogoIs my child learning as quickly as other children?
Why isn’t my child speaking yet?
Is my child behaving normally?

Join us on Saturday, October 18, 2014
for a FREE 1 hour appointment

LOCATION: Educare Chicago
5044 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL

To schedule your appointment Call: Mary Rios at (224) 567‐8573 or
Register online: events

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The Arc of Illinois “Living With Autism” Conference

The Arc of Illinois “Living With Autism” Conference 

Arc LogoOctober 9, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, IL.

The Arc of Illinois “Living With Autism” Conference will be taking place on October 9, 2014 at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle, IL. This conference will examine topics relating to a variety of issues that will help families, professionals, and individuals living with Autism.

The featured keynote speaker is Arthur Fleischman, author of “Carly’s Voice” and the parent of Carly, who is non-verbal and has severe Autism.

Arthur will discuss his family’s journey with Carly and her amazing breakthrough in communication. Carly’s story has been featured on 20/20, Larry King, Travis Strork of CBS, The Doctors, Holly Robinson Peete, and she has even befriended Ellen DeGenerous!

Barbara T. Doyle, MS will present “Tips and Tricks for Supporting People with Autism Spectrum Disorders Everywhere!”

Parents, friends, families, educators, therapists and anyone working in the adult services delivery system can pick up some ready-to-use support strategies that will help them become a more effective support person to any individual on the Autism spectrum.

Linda Hodgdon, M. Ed., CCC-SLP will present “Capturing the Benefits of Visual Strategies.”

Participants will learn how to best capitalize on the strengths of students with Autism, Asperger’s and related communication challenges by using visual strategies.

*Six Continuing Education Credits for professionals will be available at this conference.

*Financial assistance is available for family members and self advocates.

Register online at or check out the brochure here.

For questions, please contact our office at (815) 464-1832

Testing and Related Education Forums

Wednesday, April 23, 7 – 8 pm:

Good Morning Mission Hill film screening
Francis Parker School, 330 W Webster, followed by a panel discussion on democratic education.

Thursday April 24, 6 – 9 pm:

DePaul School of Education Spring Forum,
DePaul Student Center, Room 120, 2250 N Sheffield.
Imagine a public school with a portfolio-based constructivist approach to teaching and learn, staff based decision-making and governance, modeled on democratic and progressive education principles, fostering active and engaged learning, with a broad and rich curriculum.

Saturday, April 26, 10 am to noon,

Chopin Theater, 1543 W. Division St.:
A Quality Education for Every Child, a Talk with Pasi Sahlberg
Raise Your Hand is sponsoring a talk by Pasi Sahlberg, the author of Finnish Lessons:What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland

Tuesday, April 29 at 6 pm

 More Than a Score testing forum, Changing the Stakes on Testing. Union Park, 1500 W Randolph.More here: