Community Resource List

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Adaptive Recreation

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

https://www.sralab.org/services/adaptive-sports-fitness-program

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab offers sports opportunities to people with physical disabilities of all ages.

 

Synergy Adaptive Athletics

http://www.synergyaa.com/

Synergy Adaptive Athletics is a collaborative program between NEDSRA and WDSRA which offers opportunities for people with a physical disability or visual impairment to participate in both competitive and recreational sports.

Assistive/Adaptive Recreation

Creative Mobility

https://www.thebikerack.com/articles/creative-mobility-homepage-pg396.htm

Creative Mobility puts a positive spin on adaptive bikes to enable people to go where they have never gone before.

 

Illinois Assistive Technology Program 

https://iltech.org/how-we-help/information-and-assistance/

Illinois Assistive Technology Program provides free information and assistance on assistive technology.

Counseling/Psychological Services

Centennial Counseling Center

https://www.centennialcounseling.com/

Centennial Counseling Center provides therapy services for children and adolescents.

 

Family Counseling Service

https://www.aurorafcs.org

Family Counseling Service provides services for all ages going through difficulties.

 

Konick & Associates, P.C.

https://www.konickandassociates.com

Konick & Associates provides a variety of services for Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, anxiety, stress and more.

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

https://www.namikdk.org

NAMI provides mental health education, support, and advocacy for individuals, family members and communities.

 

Pica & Associations

https://www.pica-associates.com/

Pica & Associates provides psychological services and holistic medicine.

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Education

Camelot Therapeutic Day School

https://cameloteducation.org/our-schools/therapeutic-day-schools/camelot-tds-of-naperville

Camelot Therapeutic Day School of Naperville provides academic and therapeutic services for children, adolescents and young adults, ages five through 21with extraordinary needs.

 

C.O.R.E Academy

https://menta.com/core-academy-aurora/

C.O.R.E Academy is committed to developing innovative strategies for children with disabilities.

 

SPARK Aurora

https://www.sparkaurora.org/

SPARK (Strong, Prepared and Ready for Kindergarten) is an education initiative of Fox Valley United Way that helps underserved Aurora families with children ages birth through five.

Employment & Job Training

AbilityLinks

https://www.abilitylinks.org

AbilityLinks helps individuals with disabilities find jobs by connecting applicants to a network of employers that value disability inclusion.

 

AutonomyWorks

https://www.autonomy.works

AutonomyWorks employs people with Autism Spectrum Disorder to deliver exceptional business services, while building independent lives for employees.

 

Disability Works

https://www.illinoisworknet.com/disabilityworks

Disability Works provides career employment training services and connects individuals with disabilities to resources.

 

Parents Alliance Employment Project

https://parents-alliance.org/

Parents Alliance Employment Project improves the quality of life for people with disabilities through individualized employment services.

Respite

Almost Home Kids

https://www.almosthomekids.org

Almost Home Kids provides a bridge from hospital to home for children with medical complexities by educating families, coordinating community-based medical and social services, and respite care.

 

BrightStar Care

https://www.brightstarcare.com/kane-county

BrightStar Care provides a personalized approach to care, case management, and disability assistance for clients through quality home care, pressure relief, respite care, etc.

 

Buddy Break

https://chapelstreet.church/masterpiece-ministry/buddy-break/

Buddy Break is a free respite care program where children with special needs and their siblings have fun and make new friends.

 

Community Support Services

https://www.cssservices.org

Community Support Services provides individual or group respite with professional, supervised support.

 

Illinois Respite Coalition

http://www.illinoisrespitecoalition.org/home.html

Illinois Respite Coalition is dedicated to spreading the awareness of lifespan respite of caregivers of individuals with special needs.

 

Lily Garden Child Care Center

https://www.easterseals.com/dfv/our-programs/childrens-services/lily-garden/

Lily Garden Child Care Center offers Full and Part-Time and drop-in child care.

 

Little Friends-Respite Family Services

https://www.littlefriendsinc.org/respite-program

Little Friends’ Respite Family Services offers caregivers’ time for rest and relief from challenges associated with raising a child with special needs.

 

Ray Graham Association

https://www.ray-graham.org

Ray Graham Association offers families strategies to support their loved ones and integrate them into the community.

Respite Care Resources

https://respitecr.com/

Respite Care Resources connects you to compassionate and experienced special needs focused caregivers.

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Sibling Resources

Sibling Leadership Network

https://www.siblingleadership.org

Sibling Leadership Network provides siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support, and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families.

 

Sibling Support Project

https://www.siblingsupport.org

Sibling Support Project is dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special developmental, health, and mental health needs.

 

Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters, Inc.

https://www.sibsnetwork.org

Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters, Inc. has a mission to provide support to siblings of people with disabilities in Illinois by connecting them with information, networking opportunities, and resources in order to enhance the quality of life for their entire family.

Specialized

Continuum Behavioral Health

https://autismspectrumalliance.com/

Continuum Behavioral Health addresses the needs of those who present signs or symptoms associated with behavioral disorders and related developmental disabilities.

 

Gigi’s Playhouse

https://gigisplayhouse.org/

GiGi’s Playhouse offers free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.

 

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

https://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/

Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of children with cerebral palsy.

 

Cerebral Palsy Guide

https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/

Cerebral Palsy Guide helps families find medical options, emotional support, and financial assistance through legal claims.

Support

AIM-CIL

https://aim-cil.org/

AIM-CIL (Achieving Independence and Mobility Center for Independent Living) provides leadership through training, community development and advocacy to enable persons with disabilities to fully participate in family, social and community life.

 

Association for Individual Development (AID)

https://www.aidcares.org/

AID is a leading provider of developmental disability and behavioral health services that address the unique needs of individuals throughout every stage of their lives.

 

Bethesda Lutheran Communities

https://bethesdalutherancommunities.org/

Bethesda provides services and support to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities find a sense of community and belonging.

 

Clancy & Associates

https://www.clancyassociates.com/

Clancy & Associates is a full service special needs law firm dedicated to planning for individuals with special needs and their families.

 

DayOne PACT

https://www.dayonepact.org/        

DayOne PACT provides service case management, trust and guardianship services for people with disabilities in Illinois.

 

DayOne Reliance

https://www.dayonereliance.org/

DayOne Reliance provides assistance to families in planning a secure future for their family member, sibling, child or aging parent with a disability.

 

Easter Seals DuPage and Fox Valley

https://www.easterseals.com/dfv/who-we-are/

Easterseals enables infants; children, and adults with disabilities to achieve their maximum independence, and to provide support to families.

 

Life’s Plan, Inc.

https://www.lifesplaninc.org/

Life’s Plan, Inc. assists families by crating special needs trusts.

 

Open Door Rehabilitation Center

https://odrc.org/

Open Door Rehabilitation Center strives to provide opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through residential services and day programs.

Supportive Living

Eden Supportive Living

https://www.edenslf.com/

Supportive Living facility serving people disabilities.

 

Alden Village

https://www.aldenvillage.com

Alden Village provides comprehensive medical services for individuals with developmental disabilities and other medically complex conditions.

Therapies (ABA, Speech/Language, Music, and Occupational)

My Recess Therapy

https://www.myrecess.com/

My Recess Therapy is a pediatric sensory-based clinic focused on Occupational, Speech, and Physical Therapies.

 

Therapy Care Ltd.

https://www.therapycare.com/

Therapy Care provides pediatric and adult services for Speech/Language and Occupational therapies.

 

Treehouse Pediatric Therapy

https://www.treehousepediatric.com

Treehouse Pediatric Therapy provides ABA, Speech/Language, and Occupational therapies.

 

Behavioral Perspective Inc.

https://bpiaba.com/

BPI focuses on intensive, client-focused programming and advanced staff development. With continued support from staff and their families, children can reach their goals of maximized independence and an improved quality of life.

 

By Your Side: Autism Therapy Services

https://byyoursideac.com/services/

By Your Side provides ABA, Speech/Language, and Occupational therapies.

 

Nexus Solutions for Autism

https://www.nexussolutionsforautism.com

Nexus Solutions for Autism provides ABA therapy, parent support and social skills group.

The Place for Children with Autism

https://theplaceforchildrenwithautism.com/

The Place for Children with Autism provides ABA therapy for children ages 2-6.

 

Music Speaks Therapy, LLC

https://musicspeakstherapy.com/

Music Speaks Therapy strives to enhance the health, function and well-being of individuals through music.

Transportation

Ride In Kane

https://www.geneva.il.us/640/Ride-In-Kane-Program

Ride In Kane is the City of Geneva sponsored paratransit transportation for those living within the city limits.

 

PACE Bus

https://www.pacebus.com/riders-disabilities

PACE operates a fixed route bus system.

Articles

Careers & Degrees in Healthcare: A Guide for Students with Disabilities: https://www.edumed.org/resources/students-with-disabilities/

Resources and Support for College Students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, or Dyscalculia: https://www.edumed.org/resources/college-students-with-dyslexia/


Scholarships & Resources for Students with Visual Disabilities:

 https://www.edumed.org/financial-aid/visual-disability-scholarships-resources/

 

Career Guides for People with Disabilities:

https://novoresume.com/career-blog/disability-career-guide

 

Education on link between addiction and autism:

https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/resources/autism-and-addiction/

 

Memory Care:

https://www.caring.com/senior-living/memory-care-facilities/illinois

 

Resource Guide for STEM Students with Autism:

https://techbootcamps.utexas.edu/blog/resource-guide-stem-students-autism/

 

Autism In Adults:

https://damorementalhealth.com/autism-in-adults/

 

Cerebral Palsy:

https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/cerebral-palsy/birth-injury/