CHICAGOLAND-AUTISM-CONNECTION LogoPresented by Chicagoland Autism Connection (CAC)


Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

To register for this event, please visit: http://cac2017springfling.eventbrite.com

Bogan Technical Computer High School 3939 West 79th Street Chicago, IL. 60652

10:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.-Opening Program

11:00 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.- Breakout Sessions I

12:25 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. – Exhibitor Browsing/Panel Discussion

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Breakout Sessions II

Resource Fair ends promptly at 2:45 p.m.

The Spring Fling provides valuable information for parents and families of individuals with disorders & other developmental/intellectual disabilities, supports professionals, and increases public awareness.

For more information, contact us at 773-329-0375 or email us at kevans@chicagoautism.org.

*A Special thank you to Mrs. Aziz Sims, Principal of William J. Bogan High School and her staff for their generosity in agreeing to host our event for the last 3 years! Their commitment to the disability community and creating community awareness is recognized & appreciated! FREE ADMISSION Exhibitors/Breakout Sessions

Informative/Educational Breakout Sessions
CPDU credits for Educators/Professionals
Autism Friendly Exhibitors from across the State of Illinois

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, Snagglebox.com, 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:

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 www.thearcofil.org/events or check out the brochure here.

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

Spring Fling for Autism Awareness

Spring Fling for Autism Awareness Conference and Resource Fair

Saturday, April 5, 2014 6 English Language Workshops
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 4 Spanish Language Workshops
Over 30 Vendors

Spring Fling For Autism AwarenessThe 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.

Bogan Computer Technical High School (see session titles on back of page)
3939 West 79th Street, Chicago
(southeast corner of 79th
and Pulaski) Free CPDU credits available

Register at http://chicagoautism.eventbrite.com
For additional information, visit www.chicagoautism.org or call 773-329-0375