Answers for Special Kids
Comprehensive resource for parents of kids with special needs
Autism Home Support Services
After-school until bedtime in-home support services
Balanced Mind Foundation
Resources, support and information about Bipolar Disorder
Beyond Book Smart
Executive Function Coaching for all ages
Program that provides one-to-one relationships for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Cerebral Palsy Group provides information, resources and support for families and those affected by CP.
Child Mind Institute
The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming mental health care for children everywhere.
Center for Independent Futures
Helping individuals with disabilities realize full lives according to their hopes and dreams
Chicago Play Pro
Pediatric Developmental Therapy
A resource for articles on autism and developmental disabilities
Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois
Illinois Board of Education Special Education Handbook (pdf)
Provides education and programs to combat stigma around adolescent mood disorders.
Provides after-school programs, family and professional services and a vocational program.
The Harrisburg Project
Listing of Illinois State Board of Education approved residential placement programs
House Calls Counseling
Provides in-home therapy for children and youth who experience attachment- and trauma-related problems
National Lekotek Center
Lekotek uses interactive play experiences, and the learning that results, to promote the inclusion of children with special needs into family and community life. Click on Illinois to find a location nearby.
One Place for Special Needs
Find resources, services, products and support in your area
Advocacy group for working parents
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Support, resources and information about LD
Social skills program located in Evanston
Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement
We Connect Now
Dedicated to uniting college students with disabilities in access to higher education and employment issues.
Good resource for legal information around special education
Wrights Law Yellow Pages for Kids
Find educational consultants, attorneys, support groups and more