Mar
26
10:00 am10:00

NPN Developmental Differences Resource Fair

  • DePaul College Prep

The 6th Annual Developmental Differences Resource Fair is dedicated to providing Chicago families school options, service providers, and nonprofits in one place that focus on serving parents of children infant through 8th grade with developmental differences. Categories of needs include, but are not limited to, developmental delays (ie., speech, motor skills), sensory processing disorder, autism, ADD/ADHD, PDD-NOS, mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, Down Syndrome, and physical disabilities. The focus is for families with children from pregnancy to 8th grade. This event is FREE & open to the public. RSVP is recommended to help you expedite your check in process. You do not need to print your eticket. Get more event details here.

Autism Walk
May
14
8:00 am08:00

Autism Walk

  • US Cellular Field

Join the ReachABA team at the 2016 Walk Now for Autism Speaks!

Autism Speaks Walk is an inspirational and impactful opportunity to raise money and awareness to help change the future for all those who struggle with autism. Participating in Autism Speaks Walk empowers you to make a difference and provides you with an opportunity to honor someone with autism. Everyone is touched by autism in a different way. Join us and share your personal story as we unite our communities and raise funds to:

  • - Fund biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and possible cure for autism
  • - Raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society
  • - Bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder
  • - Bring together the autism community as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to take action
5th Annual NPN Developmental Differences Resource Fair
Mar
13
10:00 am10:00

5th Annual NPN Developmental Differences Resource Fair

  • DePaul College Prep Gymnasium

The 5th Annual Developmental Differences Resource Fair is dedicated to providing Chicago families school options, service providers, and nonprofits in one place that focus on serving parents of children infant through 8th grade with developmental differences. Categories of needs include, but are not limited to, developmental delays (ie., speech, motor skills), sensory processing disorder, autism, ADD/ADHD, PDD-NOS, mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, Down Syndrome, and physical disabilities. The focus is for families with children from pregnancy to 8th grade. This event is FREE & open to the public. RSVP is recommended to help you expedite your check in process. You do not need to print your eticket. Get more event details here.

Autism and Special Needs Seminar
Nov
14
9:00 am09:00

Autism and Special Needs Seminar

  • Building M, Conference & Business Center

ABOUT THE SEMINAR
Expert speakers and more than 35 vendors with tables displaying products and services will be at Family Time Magazine’s annual Autism & Special Needs Seminar Saturday, November 14th, 2015 at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, in Palos Hills. The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Building M on the campus. This event’s goal is to give parents insights and the answers that they have been searching for.

With a variety of speakers and exhibitors, attendees will be offered unique resources and beneficial information. Caroline O’Connell, Family Time Magazine’s publisher, founded the seminar in 2009 after seeing a need to provide more resources to families with loved ones with autism and other developmental disabilities.

“Anyone with a child or family member with autism or other developmental disabilities will want to make sure they attend this year’s seminar,” O’Connell said.

“The speakers we have lined up for this year are all experts in their respective fields and will offer vital information for families. Many of the speakers have spoke at the national level. There’s a lot of diversity among this group of experts.”

 Autism Speaks at Blue Man Group Chicago
Oct
4
4:00 pm16:00

Autism Speaks at Blue Man Group Chicago

  • BRIAR STREET THEATRE

On Sunday, October 4th at 4pm Blue Man Group and Autism Speaks are thrilled to be partnering to provide individuals with autism a slightly modified version of the show. 

These slight changes include reducing sound levels at select moments during the performance and making headphones available upon request. 

Blue Man Group will also be creating a calming environment in the lobby with bean bags, dim lights and quiet corners for anyone seeking a sensory break from the rock and roll fun of the show! 

As part of a national partnership between Blue Man Group and Autism Speaks, all tickets will be sold at their most affordable price of $49 a piece and a portion of the proceeds from every ticket purchased will be donated back to Autism Speaks. 

Click here to buy tickets online. For phone orders call 773-348-4000 and mention the Autism Speaks performance.