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Adaptive Recreation | Assistive / Adaptive Technology | Counseling/Psychological Services | Education | Employment & Job Training | Respite | Sensory Friendly | Sibling Resources | Specialized | Support | Supportive Living | Therapies (ABA, Speech/Language, Music, and Occupational) | Transportation | Articles

Adaptive Recreation

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

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

Synergy Adaptive Athletics

Synergy Adaptive Athletics at WDSRA offers opportunities for people with a physical disability or visual impairment to participate in both competitive and recreational sports

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Assistive / Adaptive Technology

Creative Mobility

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

Illinois Assistive Technology Program

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

Dr. William “Bill” Kelly Resource Library

The Resource Library is a collection of adaptive equipment, technology, recreational items that are available for check out at no cost to our participants for a designated period of time.

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Counseling/Psychological Services

Centennial Counseling Center

Centennial Counseling Center provides therapy services for children and adolescents.

Family Counseling Service

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

Konick & Associates, P.C.

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

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

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

Pica & Associations

Pica & Associates provides psychological services and holistic medicine.

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Camelot Therapeutic Day School

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

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

SPARK Aurora

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.

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Employment & Job Training


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


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

Disability Works

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

Parents Alliance Employment Project

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

DONKA Empowering Abilities Through Technology

DONKA provides computer training and job readiness services to people with physical, visual, and limited learning disabilities.

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Almost Home Kids

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

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

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

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

Illinois Respite Coalition

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

Lily Garden Child Care Center

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

Little Friends-Respite Family Services

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

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

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Sensory Friendly

Stay + Play Local: Tri Cities

We focused our efforts to bring families in and around the Tri-Cities a resource guide to assist in the various needs and abilities of their children.

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Sibling Resources

Sibling Leadership Network

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

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.

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.

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Continuum Behavioral Health

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

Gigi’s Playhouse

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

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

Cerebral Palsy Guide

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

Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission

IDHHC promotes independence for individuals with hearing loss, education awareness and statewide resources.

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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)

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. Additional resources include residential living, mental health support, and the Crisis Line of Fox Valley (24 hour a day phone support at: 630.966.9393)

Bethesda Lutheran Communities

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

Clancy & Associates

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


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

DayOne Reliance

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

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

Life’s Plan, Inc.

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

Open Door Rehabilitation Center

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

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Supportive Living

Alden Village

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

Eden Supportive Living

Supportive Living facility serving people disabilities.

Weston Bridges

Weston Bridges offers independent housing for adults with intellectual, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities and bridge the gap that so many families are looking for.

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

My Recess Therapy

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

Therapy Care Ltd.

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

Treehouse Pediatric Therapy

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

Behavioral Perspective Inc.

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

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

Nexus Solutions for Autism

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

The Place for Children with Autism

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

Music Speaks Therapy, LLC

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

ASPB Therapy Pathways

ASPB Therapy Pathways provides ABA, Speech and Occupational therapies.

Caravel Autism Health

Carvel Autism Health works with children with Autism and related developmental disabilities and their families to develop skills, create connections and instill confidence.

Bertling ABA

Bertling ABA focuses on high-quality, in depth personalized support for each and every child and their family through behavior specialists.

HorsePower Therapeutic Riding

HorsePower provides creative, inspiring, and challenging therapeutic horseback riding lessons to children and adults with disabilities.

Equine Dreams

Equine Dreams provides Therapeutic Equine Assisted Activities to children and adults with special needs.

Happy Hooves Therapeutic Farm

Happy Hooves Therapeutic Farm fosters programs that aid children of all abilities.

WestSide Therapy

Westside is a family-owned and operated pediatric therapy provider for children and adolescents with special needs and developmental delays. Westside has been serving families in the Chicagoland area for more than 25 years and has 25+ locations. 

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Ride In Kane

Ride in Kane is a public paratransit transportation service providing curb to curb bus or taxi service to individuals 65 and older, individuals with a disability, and those with low income who qualify for the ​​service in Kane County.


PACE operates a fixed route bus system.

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