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1st Illinois Special Ed News
Curt Sahakian, Esq., Editor
4843 Howard Street
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 676-2774
Email: 1stIllinoisSpecial | at |
Free Electronic Newsletter with Notices of Local Special Education Workshops and Resources for Illinois Parents. Don't have time to wait? Email us and we'll answer your questions.

2 E Newsletter
Mailing: P.O. Box 582, Glen Ellyn, IL 60138
Street: 985 Clifton Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 790-2252; (630) 790-2267 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Helping twice-exceptional children meet their potential.

A Big Blast, Inc.
Rhonda Penzell
2210 Linneman St.
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 650-8161; (847) 987-3940; (847) 730-5393 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Gymnastics Therapy, taught by a licensed OT, insurance eligible. We offer Buddy recreation programs: cheerleading,martial arts, tball/kickball/soccer, tot gymnastics and camps.

A to Z Advocates/Consultants
Linda Zavada
100 Carson St.
Long Point, IL 61333
(815) 854-2676
Email: zavada | at |
Certified elementary teacher with 28 years teaching experience and 16 years parenting experience an ADHD/Bipolar child will consult/advocate for special-needs children in central IL. Free 30-minute consultation.

A+ tutoring and advocacy
Katie Coss
585 Kimer court
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
(815) 503-9109
Email: katiecoss | at |
Autism specialist working with children & parents. Certified teacher offering tutoring and life-skill coach (play-dates, birthday parties, ect.) for children with autism ages 3-15.

ABA Chicago, Inc.
Selma Martinez, M.S.Ed., BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
30 E Huron #1106
Chicago, IL 60611
(847) 997-7157
Email: ABAChicago1 | at |
ABA/Verbal Behavior Consultation

Acacia Academy
Kathryn Fouks
6425 South Willow Springs Road
La Grange Highlands, IL 60525
Email: nfouks | at |
A private therapeutic day school for grades 1-12, offering accredited programs for students of all performance levels.

Academic Associates Learning Center
Toni Kackert
129 Flinn Street
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 461-5272
Email: toni | at |
Children learn to read with the most effective phonics course without the use of sight words or pictures. Offering one-on-one instruction and free reading assessment.

Academic Associates Reading Clinic
Steve or Robin Blaha
570 Forum Dr.
Roselle, IL 60172
(630) 307-0777
Email: academicassociates1 | at |
One-on-one reading instruction for students at any stage of reading ability. Our course is the most effective for teaching all students to read, especially those with learning disabilities. We offer a free reading assessment and consultation.

Academic Testing
R.V. Moran
P.O. Box 707
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 373-0147
Email: schoolpsychologist1 | at |
Case Management for children with special needs. Includes consultation for IEP concerns as well as academic and aptitude testing in the south suburbs near Chicago.

Achieve Beyond
Susan Parker
1221 Farmington Lakes Drive
Oswego, IL 60543
(815) 730-1818; (815) 730-0808 (fax)
Email: infoillinois | at |
Provider of in-home and in-clinic ABA services.

The Achievement Centers, Inc.
Kathryn Fouks
6425 South Willow Springs Road
La Grange Highlands, IL 60525
(708) 579-9040; (708) 579-5872 (fax)
Email: nfouks | at |
A diagnostic and tutorial clinic that services students of all ages in all subject areas during afterschool hours, evenings, and Saturdays.

Action Advokids
Cindy L. Asselstine
612 Bayview Point
Schaumburg, IL 60194
(847) 882-1225
Email: addvokids | at |
Advocacy services for parents of children with special needs, as well as, parent advocacy training.

Addis Greenberg & Schultz, LLC
707 Skokie Boulevard
Suite 540
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 412-1863; (847) 412-1831 (fax)

ADHD Awareness Coach
Lyn Purpura, CEC/ACC
2109 Hemlock Dr.
McHenry, IL 60050
(815) 385-2552
Email: lyn | at |
Professional Speaker and expert coach advocating for successful learning for all children.

Advanced Case Management, LTD.
Catherine J. Oliver, RN, C, MSN
1951 Merritt Lane
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 615-9410; (847) 615-9391 (fax)
Email: cjo | at |
Our case management and advocacy services include: Observations at school or home, risk assessment, IEP development, care coordination, parent education, medication management, and problem solving.

Advanced Vision Center
Dr. Ingryd H. Lorenzana
19 E. Scahumburg Rd.
Scahumburg, IL 60194
(847) 891-8003; (847) 891-8045 (fax)
Email: DrL | at |
Developmental Optometrist providing diagnostic and therapeudic vision services for pediatric and Adult patients.

Advocates for Access
Dorothy Anello
4450 N. Prospect Rd., Suite C8
Peoria Heights, IL 61616
(309) 682-3500; 309-682-3989 (fax)
Email: info | at |

AIT for You
Terrie Silverman
524 E Jefferson St
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 569-7828; (262) 569-1011 (fax)
Email: terries | at |
Auditory Integration Training (AIT) is a ten day, non-invasive therapeutic technique which trains people to hear all frequencies more evenly, to improve in the processing of auditory input, etc.

Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School
A Choice for Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
2020 E Camp McDonald Road
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 297-4660; (847) 297-3208 (fax)
Email: aehiholly | at |

Alexian Brothers Neurosciences Institute
Contact: Amy V. Davis, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Hoffman Estates and Elk Grove Village, IL
(888) 365-5240
Email: amy.davis | at |
Dr. Davis is a board certified pediatric neuropsychologist who specializes in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning of children (18 months to 18 years) presenting with neurological, psychiatric, medical, and or/ learning disorders.

Beverly E.S. Alfeld, MA, MFA
Academic Performance Specialist
698 Exmoor Terrace, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 459-9518; (815) 327-9118 (fax)
Email: Jamlady10 | at |
Parent Advocate and Parent of a Special Needs Child. Educator with 23 years of experience in teaching and advocacy. Classroom evaluations, file review, and expert witness services.

All About Kids Dentistry
Mary Ellen/Robin
1845 E. Rand Road #203
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 870-0475; (847) 870-7908; (847) 870-7837 (fax)
Email: vursitti | at |
We are a pediatric dental practice well trained to address special needs of children and strive to achieve a positive dental experience with each appointment.

Almost Home Kids
Deborah A. Grisko
7S721 IL St Route 53
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 271-9155; (630) 271-9186 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Almost Home Kids provides Respite and Transition Care Services for children who are medically fragile.

American Foundation for the Blind - Midwest
401 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 350
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 396-4420
Email: chicago | at |

Margot Andersen, MSW
2758 Charlie Court
Glenview, IL
(847) 272-4090
Email: margotandersen | at |
Providing families with educational advocacy for 14 years. Evaluate reports, IEPs, attend school meetings and provide parent guidance. Parent of children with special needs.

Applied Behavioral Consultants, LLC
Candace Bohn
10620 Brooks Lane
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
(708) 268-4042
Email: abconsultantsllc | at |
Applied Behavioral Consultants, LLC provides in-home ABA/VB programs and creates behavior plans for aggression by conducting functional assessments.

ARC Community Support Systems
Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center
Debbie Einhorn, Director
2502 S. Veterans Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
(866) 436-7842; (217) 347-5119 (fax)
Email: info | at |
This parent center serves all of Illinois outside of the 8 county Chicago area. Workshops and trainings are available throughout the state.

The Arc of Illinois
1820 Ridge Road, Suite 300
Homewood, IL 60430-1739
(708) 206-1930
Email: tony | at |

Asperger Syndrome Support & Awareness of C.I.
Diana Noble
101 Resina Drive
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 891-6611
Email: d.noble | at |
We help educate families,bring awareness,give emotional support,and build a strong relationship between the families, schools, community and medical professional providers.

Aspire Children's Services
Kathy Ruffulo, Director
1815 Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 236-0979; (708) 236-5161 (fax)
Email: kruffulo | at |
Therapy and support services to children from birth to age 8 who have developmental delays and disabilities, and their families.Parent education and suppport included as well as parent-child groups for moms and dads.

Autism Community Connection
Naperville, IL
Email: autismcc | at |
Yahoo Group:
ACC coordinates outings for ASD children in the Naperville area. We are a parent/professional support and advocacy group with extensive resources on our website.

Autism Home Support Services Inc.
Kenn Miller
85 Revere Drive, Suite AA
Naorthbrook, IL 60062
(847) 564-0822; (847) 205-1970 (fax)
Email: contact | at |
Autism Home Support Services provides respite care and skill teaching support in the home. ABA is the cornerstone of our care.

Autism Society of America Central Illinois Chapter
P.O. Box 8781
Springfield, IL 62791-8781
(877) 311-7703 (phone & fax number)
Email: info | at |
We have support group meetings the 1st and 3rd Wed. of each month at The Autism Project, 928 S. Spring St in Springfield from 7:15pm - 8:15pm.

Autism Society of Illinois
2200 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 691-1270
Email: AUTISMILL | at |

A.S.K. - Answers for Special Kids
1111 Forest Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 733-1739; (847) 733-0739
Email: answersforspecialkids | at |
A networking alliance to support and educate families of children with special needs or learning differences in Evanston, IL and neighboring communities, whether they attend public school, private school, or home school.

Jeanne D. Beckman, Ph.D.
Developmental and Licensed Clinical Psychologist
P.O. Box 544
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-1251
Email: techpsych | at |
Author of family-friendly technology book for LD, ADD, CP, autism, gifted, and other disabilities. LD, ADD testing, tech & inclusion evaluations, consultations and training.

Behavioral Consultant and Speech-Lang Pathologist
Kathryn Kunkel
3290 Julie Lane
Montgomery, IL 60538
(773) 677-4925
Email: akkunkel | at |
SLP and board certified behavior analyst. Available to provide/develop home based ABA/VB programs that promote communication development for children on the autsim spectrum.

Belle Center of Chicago
Beth Valukas, Executive Director
1754 West Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 878-7868; (773) 878-7869 (fax)
Email: beth | at |
The Center provides educational and therapeutic services (Speech, OT, PT) to support the inclusion of children with disabilities in programs with their typically developing peers.

Blazing Prairie Stars
contact person: Christina Foster
47W635 Beith
Maple Park, IL 60151
Email: BlazingPS | at |
Horse-assisted therapy: hippotherapy (PT, OT, speech); therapeutic riding; experiential learning groups for children.

Larry Bowman
Children's Therapy & Rehab Specialists
1225 S. Rand Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
(847) 550-8049; (847) 550-6054 (fax)
Email: LarryB | at |

Brady Speech-Language Pathology
Arnell A. brady
1424 E. 53rd st. Suite 307
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 493-4000; (773) 493-4003 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Speech-Language pathology services: Interactive Metronome, Brain Fitness program, EEG-Neurofeedback/Pseudopalate system, Fast ForWord, and Cognitive assessment & training.

Brain Balance Achievement Center
Tim Carr
1101 South Milwaukee Avenue, Suite #105
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 821-1328; (847) 821-1419 (fax)
Email: contactus | at |
We work with kids that have neurological and learning disorders such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Aspergers, Tourette's, and other related disorders.

Brain Injury Association of Illinois
1127 South Mannheim Road, Suite 213
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 344-4646; (800) 699-6443 (in IL only)
Email: info | at |

BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Ctr.
Marge Tautkus
7319 Maxon Road
Harvard, IL 60033
(708) 485-5629; (815) 943-7483
Email: mtautkus | at |
Provide therapeutic horseback riding lessons and recreational therapy to adults and children with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

Bridges for Autism Foundation
Marcia Brown
PO Box 102
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 444-0019; (847) 219-3302; (847) 444-0038 (fax)
Email: mbiordib | at |
We are non-profit organizaton committed to providing education and financial resources to families with children on the autism spectrum.

Burkhardt Services and Neurohealth Associates
Reid Schwartz, Ph.D.
34 Country Club Drive
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
(708) 917-0755; (708) 747-7667; (708) 747-8599 (fax)
Email: reidmschwartz | at |
1. Neuropsychological testing/independent evaluations 2. Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Spectrum Assessments 3. School intervention IEP, 504, and RTI consultation 4. Counseling and parent support

Jill Burstein MA, CEP, Independent Educational Consultant
30 W. St. Andrews
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 940-9080; (847) 940-5507 (fax)
Email: Collegefinderjb | at |
Providing post-secondary and colleges placements for students with learning differences.

Mary Denise Cahill, Esq.
Attorney at Law
1155 S. Washington Street Suite 106
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 778-6500; (630) 778-0722 (fax)
Email: mdcahill | at |
Mary Denise Cahill is an attorney who focuses her practice on assisting parents of children with disabilities, including providing educational advocacy, guardianship and estate planning.

CAL Reading Clinic (Center to Advance Literacy)
(630) 880-0750
Email: Charmaine | at |
One-on-one reading instruction for individuals of all ages and abilities. By appointment only. Training in Phono-Graphix for teachers and other interested individuals.

The Camelot Schools
Palatine Residential Treatment Center
1502 N. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067
(866) 847-5600; (847) 359-5600; (847) 359-9575 (fax)
Treating the adolescent with emotional, behavioral and mental illness with special emphasis on the child with developmental disabilities.

Palatine Campus -- Therapeutic Day School
1502 N. Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067
(866) 847-5600; (847) 359-5600; (847) 359-2759 (fax)
Educating and Treating Special Education adolescent.

Naperville Campus --Therapeutic Day School
1415 Bond Street, Suite 147
Naperville, IL 60563
(866) 355-0277; (630) 355-0200; (630) 357-7903 (fax)
Educating and Treating Special Education child and adolescent.

DeKalb Campus
509 Oak Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
(866) 787-4144; (815) 787-4144; (815) 787-4145 (fax)
Educating and treating the autistic child.

Camp Firefly - JCFS
Melissa James
255 Revere Dr, Ste 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 412-4396; (847) 412-4360 (fax)
Email: CampFirefly | at |
Our week long overnight camp at Camp Chi near WI Dells, is for 9-12 year old boys/girls with social disorders like Asperger's, autism, or OCD.

Camp STAR (Summer Treatment for ADHD and Related Issues)
800 Clavey Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
(312) 996-3582
Email: azoromski | at |
Therapeutic day camp for children with ADHD, oppositional disorders, aggression, learning issues and the social challenges caused by high-functioning Autism/Asperger’s syndrome.

Capstone Clinical Research
1117 S Milwaukee Ave. B7
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 549-7214; (847) 549-7371 (fax)
Email: mgreenbaum | at |
Psychiatric clinical trials for childhood mental health disorders (ie-ADHD, Depression, Bipolar). Full evaluation and study treatment at no cost to patient. Board certified Child and Adolescent psychiatrist.

Cawn / Krantz & Assoc., Ltd.
Sherri Cawn M.A. CCC-SLP/L
650 Academy Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 480-8890
Email: sherrislp | at |
Providing a wide variety of consultation, evaluation, and treatment services to help children and families affected by developmental challenges in Illinois. We offer Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists and Clinical Developmental Psychologists.

Celebrate Differences
Rebecca Christiansen
2758 B Rt 34, Ste 327
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 885-3006
Email: info | at |
Supports individuals with disabities by providing resources and information to families,communities and health care providers. Provides scholarships to disabled individuals, their siblings and peers.

Center for Enriched Living
Donna Garfield, Director of Program Services
280 Saunders Road
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 948-7001; (847) 948-7621 (fax)
Email: donna | at |
The Center for Enriched Living provides skill development and education for greater independence, community integration, recreation and social programs for people with developmental disabilities.

Center for Independent Futures (CIF)
625 Madison Street
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 328-2044
new approaches for establishing partnerships & planning for the future

Center for Speech and Language Disorders
Mary Catherine Brady
606 N Michigan
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 530-8551
Email: info | at |
CSLD is a not-for-profit organization located in Elmhurst and Chicago. CSLD provides speech therapy and evaluation, parent support group and community education.

Lillian Chen-Byerley, MS, OTR,/L, RCTC
171 Lagoon Drive
Northfield, IL 60093-3509
(847) 446-9484
Email: fourchen | at |
Highly specialized, experienced pediatric occupational therapist utilizing an eclectic approach incorporating multiple neurodevelopmental theories (certified in sensory integration, NDT, Tomatis, IM, EI) which support current neurosciences and neuroplasticity.

Chicago Children's Clinic, LLC
Robert E. Daniels, Ph.D.
1333 N. Kingsbury St., Ste. 100
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 587-1742; (312) 224-1661
Email: rdaniels | at |
Assessment of Children and Adolescents with Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, or, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Consultation for IEP Development, Individual and Family Psychotherapy.

Chicago Education Project
1375 Remington Rd. Ste A-D
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 884-7030
Email: ChicagoEducationProject | at |
Chicago Education Project provides ABA/VB and RDI services to children and families with Autism, PDD, behavioral disorders and special learning disabilities.

Chicago Reading and Dyslexia Center
410 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 614
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 360-0805
Adults and children learn tools to overcome problems with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, and related struggles with reading, writing, math, coordination and organization.

Child & Family Connections #14
Jamie Capitelli
2016 N. Knoxville
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 999-7006
Email: jgibbs | at |
Serving children ages birth - 3 in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Henry & Stark Counties. Assisting families with screening, resources, and finding services for children with delays or disabilities.

Child and Family Connections #18
Jeannette Waters
3130 Chatham Road, Suite B
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 793-3990 ext 210; (217) 793-3990; (217) 793-3991 (fax)
Email: JeanetW | at |
Early Intervention for children birth to 3 years old with any developmental delays. Free developmental screenings. To refer a child call: 1-888-217-3505.

The Child and Family Law Center of the North Shore
Micki Moran
1950 Sheridan Road Suite 106
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 926-0101; (847) 926-8500 (fax)
Email: mickim | at |
We are a law firm providing legal assistance to families and children with disabilities in a variety of areas, including but not limited to special education advocacy. We represent families and kids exclusively.

Childhood Stroke & Hemiplegia Connections of Illinois
Mary Kay Ballasiotes
P.O. Box 356
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 854-4058
Email: mkbee | at |
Family support and information group for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, hemiparesis, hemiplegia, diplegia and/or pediatric stroke. Meetings are usually held in Downers Grove.

Child's Voice School
Dr. Michele Wilkins
180 Hansen Court
Wood Dale, IL 60191
(630) 595-8200; (630) 595-8282 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Child's Voice is a private school that helps children who are deaf or hard of hearing birth to age 7 learn to listen and talk to be successful in the mainstream.

Children's Health and Education Project
Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
100 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 630-9744 (ext. 227); (312) 630-1127 (fax)
Email: azimmerman | at |
We brought the litigation in Illinois that established the right to Early Intervention (birth to 3) services for Illinois infants and toddlers. We provide information to parents about their EI rights and can also provide individual representation in EI matters. Our services are free of charge.

Children's Law Group
Deborah Pergament
47 West Polk, Suite M-2
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 663-4426; (312) 566-0956 (fax)
Email: dpergament | at |
We are a practice concentrating in legal issues related to children. We serve the metropolitan Chicago area (city and suburbs in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will, and McHenry Counties).

Children's Therapy & Rehab Specialists
Email: lbowman | at |
Children's Therapy & Rehab Specialists is the single source for pediatric therapy needs. Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy, also a Member of American Academy of Pediatrics.
Office Locations & Contacts:
2531 Technology Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 836-6260; (847) 962-4986; (847) 836-6269 (fax)
2592 Grand Ave.
Lindinhurst, IL 60046
(847) 265-1460; (847) 962-4986; (847) 265-1650 (fax)
424 N. Rand Rd.
N. Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 756-2680; (847) 962-4986; (847) 756-2682 (fax)

CHOICES for Parents
Providing immediate access to support, information, and resources to families of children with newly diagnosed hearing loss.
Karen Aguilar - Director
P.O. Box 806045
Chicago, IL 60680-4121
(312) 523-6400
Email: choicesforparents | at |

Circles Behavior Consultation Services
Circles Behavior Consultation Services
Kim Williamson
2416 E Washington, Suite G
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 662-5050; (630) 303-9704 (fax)
Email: circlesbcs | at |
Applied Behavior Analysis services for children and adults with autism and other developmental, learning, and behavior disorders.

Lara A. Cleary, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Whitted Cleary & Takiff
3000 Dundee Road Suite 303
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 564-8662; (847) 564-8419 (fax)
Email: lcleary | at |
Special education law firm.

Client Assistance Program
Illinois Client Assistance Program
100 N. First Street, 1st Floor West
Springfield, IL 62702-5197
(217) 782-5374 (V/TTY)

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services
Randy Berman
863 Interlaken Drive
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
(847) 726-8500; (847) 307-7961 (fax)
Email: tutor | at |
Club Z! offers LD instruction and support programs right in the student's home. We find special students achieve greater benefits when tutoring is performed in-home.

College Living Experience
7337 N. Lincoln Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
(800) 486-5058
Email: sroth | at |
College Living Experience is a post-secondary academic program that provides intensive assistance with academic, independent living and social skills to college students with special needs as they transition to become independent responsible adults.

Cognitive Solutions Learning Center, Inc.
Ari Goldstein, Ph.D.
2413 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, Il. 60614
(773) 755-1775
Email: ari | at |
We are a full service learning center providing one on one therapy and tutoring, learning disability evaluation, and parental advocacy.

Matthew D. Cohen, Esq.
Attorney at Law
225 West Washington Street, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60606 USA
(312) 419-0252
Email: mdcspedlaw | at |

Communication Clubhouse
Sue Kelly
2901 Finley Rd
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 495-6800; (630) 495-8200 (fax)
Email: theclubhousenews | at |
The Clubhouse is a leading provider of comprehensive pediatric therapy services for children who are developmentaly challenged. We offer indivdual and group services to children.

Community Alternatives Unlimited (CAU)
8765 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 867-4000
helps families access state-funded programs

Community Therapy Services
Carol Hrodey, Clinic Director
40W310 LaFox Road, Suite 1AB
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 893-7995
Email: info | at |
Pediatric Speech-Language, Occupational, and Physical Therapies.

Connections Day School
Catherine Carey
31410 Hwy. 45
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 680-8349
Email: ccarey | at |
Private special ed. school 1st-12th grade for students with emotional and behavioral issues; students are generally referred by their home school district and that district pays tuition due to disability.

Counseling Connection
Betty Lindquist
31480 Hwy 45
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847)680-2715; (847) 680-3832 (fax)
Email: blindquist | at |
Private group practice of child psychiatrists, psychologists,social workers specializing in treating children, adol. and their families. Specialty areas include child psychiatry, neuropsychological testing, ADD clinic and aspergers clinic, etc.

Alexandra Conroy, Financial Advisor for Special Needs
Waddell & Reed, Inc.
1 Oak Hill Center, Suite 102
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 789-0044 ex. 120
Email: aconroy | at |
Alexandra Conroy helps families with children with special needs build the resources necessary to support their children in living happy and safe lives.

Consultants for Disability Rights, Inc.
Bobbie Reguly
106 East Jackson Street
Petersburg, IL 62675
(217) 632-3742; (217) 632-2612
Email: breguly | at |
We provide advocacy services to parents of children with disabilities at a very reasonable hourly fee; also offer an early conflict evaluation service which has as its goal the early resolution of disputes...

The Cove School
Dr. Robin Johnstone
350 Lee Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 562-2100
Email: rjohnstone | at |
The Cove School offers highly individualized instruction to students K-12 with Learning Disabilities. Students are both private pay and tuitioned out by their public schools.

Creative Growth Center
Hilary Holsteen
9N755 Nesler Road
Elgin, IL 60124
(847) 888-4347
Email: creativegrowthctr | at |
A program dedicated to providing equine (horse) assisted psychotherapy, learning, and horseback riding lessons for all ages. Riding lessons available for special needs or those needing a sensitive approach to lessons.

Dr. Frank Cushing
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified School Psychologist
Glenwood Testing Center
2823 Glenwood Avenue
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 968-5342
Email: frank | at |
Provides Independent Educational Evaluations of Children age 2-21 with Autism, Learning Disabilities, MR, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, or Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Consultation for IEP Development and testimony...etc.

Dale Davison, ADHD Coach
922 Seminole Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 920-1010
Email: dale | at |
Strategic Life Coaching helps to manage symptoms of ADHD/ Executive Functioning difficulties. Prioritize, get started, stay focused, motivated and accomplish what you need to do with the support of your coach.

Day By Day Family Solutions
Judy Katz, MS
3128 Hemlock Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 899-1551
Email: judy | at |
Coaching family members to teach your child with autism or related disorders day by day activites in your home, in the community, and in school.

DayOne Reliance Incorporated
Bonnie McCrary
1551 E. Fabyan Parkway
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 208-5555; (630) 879-9098 (fax)
Email: bmccrary | at |
A non-profit organization providing education on multiple trust options to families of individuals with special needs without jeopardizing government benefits or entitlements.

Deliberate Success
2604 Arden Drive
Champaign, IL 61821

(217) 403-0837; (773) 230-2676
Email: Sherry | at |
Deliberate Success is devoted to providing Educational Consulting for individuals and groups. Deliberate Success programs are based on individualized strategies and approaches that re-ignite the passion within and allow you to orchestrate your own Success...On Purpose and By Design. Sherry Hudson has over 30 years of experience in special education.

Designs for Change
29 E. Madison, Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60602-4809
(312) 236-7252; (312) 236-7944 (TTY); (800) 851-8728
Email: dfcl | at |

Developmental Links for Children, LLC
Sharon Basten
1566 W. Algonquin Road #144
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
(847) 833-2106
Email: sharon | at |
Consultation; Allows for collaboration with schools, childcare and other community programs. Development of school programs & IEP development. Assessments and RDI services.

Discovery Program of IL LLC
Lori Entzminger M.Ed. PCET
1654 Kautz Road
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 234-2459
Email: lentzminger | at |
I am an experienced educational therapist for children with LD. I provide individual and group therapy either at their school or on alternate sites.

Dore Achievement Center
Kim Dollenmaier
1340 Remington Road Suite U
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(224) 265-4382; (847) 207-1334
Email: kim.dollenmaier | at |
The Dore Program is a clinically proven, medication-free, solution for AD/HD, dyslexia, Asperger’s and other learning differences. Dore, developing skills for life.

Double J Riding Club
Cindy Johnson
10545 W. 74th Street
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 528-4674
Email: doublej | at |
We provide recreational riding for special needs' children, in private or small group settings as needed. Kids have fun while improving motor and sensory skills.

William Draper and Associates
P.O. Box 278
Hillsboro, IL 62049-0278
(217) 851-3105; (217) 532-5641 (fax)
Email: williamdraper | at |
A fee-based advocacy service providing information, referral, and advocacy support to families with children ages birth through early adult transition having special educational needs.

Dyslexia Institutes of America
Andrew Wright
500 E Diehl Road, Suite 120
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 505-4917; (630) 505-4918 (fax)
Email: PaulaB | at |
Provide diagnostic assessment and therapy for adult and child clients suffering from dyslexia.

Dyspraxia USA
2502 N. Clark St, Suite 223
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 248-3476; (630) 335-3227
Email: dyspraxianfp | at |
The first organization in the United States to provide support,awareness and understanding for Dyspraxia.

Eagle's Nest
Trudy Capoccioni
Willow Creek Community Church
67 E. Algonquin Road
South Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 855-9571
Email: RCapoccion | at |
Support group for parents of special needs children meeting twice/month for support & spiritual growth. Children's program provided during meeting. Siblings welcome. Saturday afternoon.

Early Childhood Autism Academy -JCFS
Judy Katz
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 412-4380; (847) 412-4350; (847) 412-4360 (fax)
Email: judykatz | at |
We provide 3-6 year olds the latest innovative therapeutic methods, evdienced-based educational practices and individualized attention five hours a day year-round.

* Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region
Diana Dixon
830 S. Addison Ave.
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 620-4433; (630) 620-1148 (fax)
Email: dldixon | at |
Located in Villa Park, Naperville and Elgin, Easter Seals enables children and adults with disabilities to achieve maximum independence and provides support for their families.

EdPsych Solutions
Shari Meserve
2225 Lakeside Drive
Bannockburn, IL 60015
(847) 582-1182 Ext. 3; (847) 800-8781; (847) 582-1687 (fax)
Email: shari | at |
We offer comprehensive Psycho-Educational Assessments, Consultation and Advocacy Services. We specialize in Learning Disabilities, Behavioral Issues, Tourette Syndrome and the Associated Disorders.

Educational Consultation & Evaluation Services
Deana Khoshaba, Psy.D.
1675 W. Dempster St.
Yacktman Pavilion
Dept. of Developmental Pediatrics, Third Floor
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 318-9067; (847) 723-9519
Email: deana.khoshaba | at |
Independent Educational Evaluations, Multidisciplinary Assessments, Educational Consultation, In-Home Behavioral Coaching, and Psychotherapy, serving children ages 3-21.

Educational Services
John A. Hosterman, Ph.D.
1229-B Green Bay Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
(847) 256-1290
Email: jahphd | at |
Our services include psychoeducational testing for learning disabilities and ADHD, and educational remediation and tutoring. All ages, K-adult.

Educational Tutoring and Consulting
Carol Dimas
608 S. Washington #309
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 624-3784; (630) 428-2854; (630) 428-2854 (fax)
Email: etc_cd | at |
I am an educational consultant and certified Illinois teacher in regular and special education, K-12. I work as an advocate assisting families in the special education process.

EleMental Learning In-Home Tutoring
Lori Skurka
3931 Highknob Circle
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 355-5112
Email: finance | at |
We are a Naperville-based provider of private in-home tutoring services. Serving the entire Chicagoland area.

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
20 E. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 939-8622; (800) 273-6027; (312) 939-1117 (TTY)
Email: info | at |

Epilepsy Resource Center
Linda LoBue, Program Manager
1315 W. Lawrence Avenue
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 726-1839; (800) 800-6401; (217) 726-9957 (fax)
Email: llobue | at |

Equal Opportunities
Tammera L. Lawson
48 Pembrooke Rd
Montgomery, IL 60538
(630) 966-0927; (630) 319-8246; (630) 966-0927 (fax)
Email: tammera2526 | at |
Paralegal with over 12 yrs specialization in special education processes. Comprehensive services are offered. Geographic regions primarily covered are Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties. Initial consultations are complimentary.

Essential Elements
Amy Arnoff
1108 N. Mill St. Suite 6
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 725-1049
Email: aarnoff | at |
Relationship Development Intervention Program Consultant, remediate the core deficits of autism and kids with social deficits

The Estate Planning Law Group
Kirsten Izatt
600 W. Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 871-8778; (630) 871-8788 (fax)
Email: kirsten | at |
Special Needs Trusts, Guardianship, Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts. Request more information at

Everyone Is Welcome, Inc.
Mark W. Doyle
712 Westfield Drive
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 302-0970; (866) 817-1884 (fax)
Email: EIWelcome | at |
Educational Advocacy and Educational Consulting services since 1996. Work with families to navigate through the complexities of Establishing and Funding Special Needs Trusts.

Families Empowered To Change
Elizabeth Berndt
5320 W. Elm St.
McHenry, IL 60050
(847) 961-5353; (847) 655-6100 (fax)
Email: info | at |
We provide support and education to McHenry County parents of children with complex emotional and behavioral challenges.

Family Benefit Solutions, Inc.
Sherri Schneider
1020 Milwaukee Avenue #101
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 279-8506; (847) 279-8507 (fax)
We help families investigate, obtain, and maintain all available benefit assistance programs including: Medicaid, KidCare, SSI and SSDI.

Family Ideas Network for Down Syndrome
Michael Fisher
P.O. Box 1441
Crystal Lake, IL 60039-1441
(815) 444-8672
Email: michael | at |
We are a family support group providing educational opportunities, speakers and newsletter serving families of kids with Down Syndrome in McHenry County, IL.

Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD)
20 East Jackson Blvd., Room 900
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 939-3513; (312) 939-3519 (TDD/TTY); (312) 939-7297 (fax)
Email: fredptiil | at |

Family Resource Center at Mildred Berry Center
Robin Garvey
8616 Northern Avenue
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 332-6064; (815) 332-8003
Email: rgarvey | at |
Free parenting and mental illness education courses, support groups, lending library, computer workstations for research, and family-to-family interaction. You are not alone. We can help.

Family Support Network of Illinois
5739 W. Martindale Lane
Peoria, IL 61615-9669
(309) 693-8981
Email: ccronin | at |

Family Support Services
Bonnie Lane Groner
420 Frontage Road
Northfield, IL 60093
(847) 441-6034; (847) 651-1554; (847) 441-6035 (fax)
Email: bonniegroner | at |
Transition planning for mentally ill adolescents preparing to accept graduation from secondary school. Services include identifying needs, educational and vocational opportunities, housing and resource referrals.

Tessa Forte, M.A.
1236 Chicago Ave. #301
Evanston, IL 60202
(630) 781-5992
Email: tessaforte | at |
Experienced Learning Specialist available for one-on-one sessions to develop skills and strategies based on individual learning needs. Available to draft IEP's and liason with schools on how to better serve the student.

Charles P. Fox, Esq.
Attorney at Law
3710 Commercial Avenue, Suite 6
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 205-9897; (847) 205-9840 (fax)
Email: cfoxatty | at |
Charles Fox is an attorney who concentrates his practice in the area of special education law on behalf of families at IEP meetings and due process hearings.

Fox Valley M.U.M.S. (Moms United for Moral Support)
Debbie Nardone or Candice Hadley
Email: gr8kidss | at | or candicehadley | at |
MUMS is a Parent-to-Parent organization for parents or care providers of a child with any disability, disorder, chromosomal abnormality or health condition.

Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities
Nancy Winkelman
P.O. Box 1636
Warrenville, IL 60555-7636
(630) 588-8543
Email: nwinkelman | at |
Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities is a NARHA Premier Accredited Center which provides therapeutic horseback riding for people with special needs.

From Advocacy to Action
3710 Commercial Ave. Suite 6
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 205-9897; (847) 205-9840 (fax)
Email: spedadvocate | at |
Pam, a Special Education Advocate and parent of two children with a disability, provides advocacy services to families regarding the IEP process.

Galena Parent Advocates
c/o Lynn Gallagher
320 Elk Street
Galena IL 61036
(815) 777-2796
Email: galenaadvocate | at |

Gemini Neurohealth Associates
Reid Schwartz, Ph.D.
34 Country Club Drive
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
(708) 917-0755; (708) 747-7667; (708) 747-8599 (fax)
Email: reidmschwartz | at |
1. Neuropsychological testing/independent evaluations 2. Psychoeducational testing 3. School consulation for IEP, 504, RTI services 4. Counseling for children and parents

GiGi's Playhouse Too
10052 S Bode Rd, Unit D
Plainfield, IL 60585
(847) 778-7529
Email: info | at |
GiGi’s Playhouse Too is a Down Syndrome Awareness Center that offers activities and resources to individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community.

Steven Glink, Esq.
Attorney at Law
3338 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 480-7749; (847) 480-9501 (fax)
Email: steve | at |
Attorney representing students in all facets of school law, including but not limited to special education. Protects the rights of parents & children in juvenile court.

Diane Gould, LCSW, BCBA
1866 Sheridan Road Suite 207
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 917-5385
Email: dgould847 | at |
I specialize in providing therapeutic services to children with special needs and their families. Family support, psychotherapy, and behavior analysis are combined to strengthen families.

Debbie Gross and Associates
3255 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 502
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 253-5352 Ext. 2
Email: tmeer3 | at |
I have extensive experience with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and families. I have over a decade of experience with special education and special needs children, particularly children, (and their families) on the Autism spectrum.

Rachael Gross, Esq.
Attorney at Law
1609 Sherman Ave., Suite 203
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 226-5032; (847) 736-7978 (fax)
Email: rachaelgross | at |
A law firm dedicated to helping children and young adults with special needs obtain appropriate educational services.

Guitar Lessons for Special People
James Digirolamo
15404 Kilpatrick Ave
Oak Forest, IL 60452
(708) 687-8459
Email: jbass440 | at |
I'm a musician & private/group lesson instructor with over 20 years of experience working with children on many developmental levels including special needs students with physical and cognitive delays.

Hammortree Financial Services
Annette Hammortree
145 S. Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 788-7420; (815) 788-7430 (fax)
Email: ahammortree | at |
Annette is a parent of a child with Cerebral Palsy, and a Financial Planner, specializing in providing special needs life planning to families for over 15 years. Dedicated to wealth preservation and asset protection.

Lisa Landis Hannum, MJ, MAT - Educational Advocate
345 New Mills Court
Schaumburg, IL 60193-1711
(847) 985-6437
Email: AdvocateIDEA | at |
Lisa will assist parents in reviewing test results, advocating in schools. and creating effective IEPs to match a child's strengths and deficit areas.

Jennifer L. Hansen, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Whitted Cleary & Takiff
3000 Dundee Road Suite 303
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 564-8662; (847) 564-8419 (fax)
Email: jhansen | at |
Special education law firm.

David Alan Harley, Esq.
Attorney at Law
The Hancock Center
875 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 416-0882; (312) 794-8601 (fax)
Post Office Box 347
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
(847) 858-5186; (847) 235-1680 (fax)
Email: dharley | at |
Harley Law provides counsel in the following areas of the law: Education, Special Education & Student Issues; Labor & Employment; Litigation; Mental Health; Disabilities; Civil Rights; & Admin. & Gov't Agency.

Cynthia Hays, PhD PC
15 Spinning Wheel Road Suite 14
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-4881; (630) 323-4882 (fax)
Email: drcynthiahays | at |
Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for ages 4-21. Assessments for ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and emotional/behavioral concerns. Consultation, recommendations, and participation at school meetings.

Helping Hand Advocacy Services
Talitha Mueller
642 Maple Lane
Batavia, IL 60510
(773) 425-0532
Email: Talitha.Mueller | at |
We provide advocacy services to support the educational needs of special students and empower parents in the process.

Helping Hand School for Children with Autism
Becky Couper
9649 W. 55th Street
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 352-3580
Email: becky.couper | at |
The Helping Hand School for Children with Autism is a therapeutic day school that serves children with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum.

Timothy A. Hickey, Attorney At Law, LLC
Suite 300
Two TransAm Plaza
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(630) 730-0029
Email: tim_hickey | at |
Tim Hickey is an attorney who concentrates his practice on representing families with their IEPs, due process hearings, estate planning, special needs trusts, and guardianships.

Hope Delivery Systems, Inc.
Kelly Sansone
710 W Buena Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(312) 985-7723; (312) 284-4566 (fax)
Email: ktsansone | at |
Licensed Clinical Social Workers to provide Social Skills Groups for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

Hope Magazine Online
10944 S Artesian
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 253-7403
Email: editor | at |
An online magazine for people of ALL abilities. Personal Stories, Professional Articles relating to special needs. Directory Services for Providers and Businesses.

406 W. Wood
Bloomington, IL 61701
(630) 584-0970
information & advocacy

Illinois Assistive Technology Project
1 W. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 100
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 522-7985; (217) 522-9966 (V/TDD, In-State); (217) 522-8067 (fax)
Email: iatp | at |

Illinois Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project
1590 S Fairfield Ave.
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 889-739; (630) 620-9473 (fax)
This project, funded by I.D.E.I.A. funds, provides training, technical assistance, consultation and support for schools and families with children with autism spectrum disorders.

Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Kathi Wagner
751 Roosevelt Road, Suite 116
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 469-6900; (630) 469-6810 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Dedicated to the study and remediation of dyslexia and to the support and encouragement of individuals with dyslexia and their families.

Illinois Early Childhood Intervention Clearinghouse
830 South Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62704
(800) 852-4302 (In Illinois); (217) 522-4655; (217) 522-4670 (fax)
Email: clearinghouse | at |
Statewide learning library. Library and information services regarding health, educational, disability and developmental concerns of infants and young children and their families. Free quarterly newsletter, Early Intervention for Illinois parents. Interactive web site. For more information contact Project Director, Chet Brandt

Illinois Families for Hands & Voices
P. O. Box 9366
Naperville, IL 60567
(630) 378-1346 (TTY); (888) 482-4281
Email: Support | at |
Parent-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families that have children who are deaf/hard of hearing without bias towards communication modes and methodologies.

Illinois Federation of Families
1616 West Main St., Suite 101
Marion, IL 62959
(800) 871-8400
Dian Ledbetter, Director
We provide assistance, advocacy, and support to families with children diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders. We're statewide with parent advocates positioned across the state.

Illinois Life Span
Mike Kaminsky
18207-A Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL 60430
(800) 588-7002; (708) 206-0810 (fax)
Email: Mike | at |
The Illinois Life Span Project is a free information and referral service for people with developmental disabilities. Assistance provided via our website and toll-free hotline.

Illinois Parents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Laurie Jerue
3104 Treesdale Court
Naperville, IL 60564
(630) 922-3232
Email: IPADDUnite-owner | at |
Yahoo group focused on the needs of parents with adult or teenaged children with developmental disabilities in Illinois. Resources, monthly guest experts, and networking.

Illinois Parents of Bi-Polar Children
John Moses
7622 Creek Trail
San Antonio, Texas 78254
(469) 417-0017
Email: jwmoses | at |
Online Parents Bi-Polar Support Group

Illinois Policies & Procedures

Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association
230 E. Ohio Street, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60611-3265
(312) 644-0828, ext. 2210
Email: ckeillor | at |

Illinois Spina Bifida Association
3080 Ogden Avenue, Suite 103
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 637-1050; (773) 581-2426; (800) 969-4722
Email: ILSBA1 | at |

Illinois/Iowa Center for Independent Living
Direct Services Team Member
3708 11TH Street
P.O. Box 6156
Rock Island, IL 61204
(309) 793-0090; (309) 283-0097
Email: iicil | at |
We are a non-profit organization geared toward making a independence a priority for persons of all ages with disabilities. We provide advocacy and outreach to help people achieve independence.

Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living
Marla Michalak, Youth Advocate
18 Gunia Drive
LaSalle, IL 61301
(815) 224-3126 Ext. 23; (800) 822-3246; (815) 224-3576 (fax)
Email: ya | at |
Youth Services. A non-profit organization providing support groups, information, referral & linkage, educational advocacy and trainings for children and their families from Age 0-21. Serving LaSalle, Bureau, Marshall, Putnam and Stark Counties.
Arpy Sahakian
4843 Howard Street
Skokie, Illinois 60077
(847) 676-9792
Email: arpy | at |
Information site for Illinois Special Ed parents. We also provide free websites for Illinois parents groups and organizations. Have a question... Email us and we'll answer back.

Imagine Pediatric Therapy
Dahlia Fahmy
606 W. Roosevelt, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 588-5050
Email: dfahmy | at |
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation for children with special needs.

Individualized Resources and Consulting, LLC.
2416 Bradley Place
Evanston, IL 60202
(224) 622-8334
Email: individualizedllc | at |
Information, guidence and advising parents, families and community structures with educational information and services on special education, navigating the educational system and general educational needs.

Institute for Family Development
Dr. Zavodny, Director
15010 S. Ravinia Ave., Suite 19
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 403-3200
Email: ifd | at |
Assessment of Children, Teens & Adults with Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Behavior Disorders. Individual and Family Psychotherapy and Educational Advocacy services.

Integrated Pediatrics
Eola Rd
Aurora, IL 60503
(630) 566-8658
Email: info | at |
Integrated Pediatrics Inc. (IPI) provides occupational therapy services to children of all ages with any special needs. Please contact IPI for additional information.

International Renewal Institute, Inc.
Kathleen Bellanca
310 Keystone Ct.
Glencoe, IL 60022
(877) 474-4900; (847) 790-6411; (847) 835-4209 (fax)
Email: kjb | at |
Enabling meaningful cognitive connections inside and outside the classroom. Feuerstein's Dynamic Assessment of Structural Cognitive Modifiablity and Feuersteins Instrumental Enrichment Programs for all learners.

JCFS Therapeutic Day School
3145 W. Pratt Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60645
(773) 467-3900; (773) 467-3999 (fax)
Email: TherapeuticDaySchool | at |
The JCFS Therapeutic Day School serves K-12th grade students diagnosed with a variety of disabilities, including ED, Autism, LD, EMH, TBI, & SLP.

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)
Nanette Karoll
300 Revere Drive, Suite 205
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 412-4300; (847) 412-4314 (fax)
Email: leslieglazer | at |
A non-profit, nonsectarian agency that provides job placement, career counseling, quality employment and training services to Chicago area residents ages 16 and up.

Richard Jezioro Social Work Services
34930 N. Highway 45
Lake Villa, IL 60046
(224) 730-1497
Email: RichardJezioroLCSW | at |
I am a certified school social worker who works with students with educational and behavioral "difficulties." My services include counseling, educational consulting, behavioral training/management.

Kallison Educational Consulting
Michael & Randee Kallison
639 Woodhaven Drive
Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 877-0291
Email: kallisonconsulting | at |
We are a husband and wife team and have 21 years of combined experience providing behavioral consultation, academic tutoring, and advocacy in the areas of special education.

Mary Keenan, M.S.O.T.R./ L. C.R.C
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 328 3211
Email: mcky2004 | at |
Occupational Therapist with 20 years experience with ability / disability issues and treatment, post masters degree coursework in disability law. Focus from school issues to developmental concerns.

Thomas E. Kennedy, III
Attorney at Law
112 Front Street
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 474-5326; (618) 474-5331 (fax)
Email: tkennedy | at |
Representation of families for over 25 years; special education, 504, and general education; representation at IEP's, due process hearings, and court.

Kiddy Comfort Zone Day Care Center for special needs children
Kimberly Collins
6441 W. North Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 386-8367
Email: kcollins3 | at |
G-tube, Foley Cath., Trach, Oxygen dependent and other special needs or care.

Kids Can Do, Inc. Children's Therapy Center
Erica Von Behren
19100 South Crescent Dr., Suite 101
Mokena, IL 60448
(708) 478-5400; (708) 478-5300 (fax)
Email: info | at |
For over 20 years, KidsCanDo has provided pediatric speech-language, occupational, and physical therapy for children facing medical and developmental challenges; Facing challenges, Embracing Dreams.

Kinetic Konnections
Cara Lindell
1420 Reanaissance Dr St 308
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 390-8348
Email: clindell | at |
We provide Kinetic Bridging, a unique, hands-on therapeutic intervention that simultaneously impacts coordination, sensory and cognitive processing. We treat a wide variety of clients.

Michael L. Kiser, Ed.D., J.D.
Attorney at Law

4713 Seeley Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 725-0064; (630) 963-0565 (fax)
Email: mike | at |
Attorney representing Illinois special education and other P-12 and college students. Master's in special education and Doctorate in education in addition to law degree.

Lake County Center for Independent Living
Karen Blatcher
377 N. Seymour Ave.
Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 949-4440; (847) 949-4445 (fax)
Email: karen | at |
A non-profit organization serving persons of all ages with disabilities in Lake County. Providing advocacy, information and referral, Employment Skills and Independent Living Skills Training.

The Learning Curve of Wisconsin, Inc.
Connecting Resources in Education for Students with Special Needs
Wendy E. Handrich
1463 St. Andrews Drive
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 567-9044
Email: learningcurvewi | at |
Wendy Handrich, the president of The Learning Curve of Wisconsin, Inc. has eleven years of experience in public school administration and fifteen years of special education teaching.

Learning is Fun!
Dr. Delia Ross
928 Forest Dr.
Elgin, IL
(847) 915-5072; (847) 915-5070 (fax)
Email: prncsindn | at |
Academic services for students K-8, who have Autism, Learning Disabilities,and Downs Syndrome. Experienced special education teachers provide remediation in reading, math and writing.

Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois
10101 S. Roberts Road, Suite 205
Palos Hills, IL 60465
(708) 430-7532
Email: LDAofIL | at |

Learning is Fun
928 Forest Dr.
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 915-5072 or 5071
Email: prncsindn | at |
Cetified teacher and parent with 30 years of special ed/elementary ed experience will do tutoring for special needs children, ages 3-21 years of age. Specialize in low-incidence populations, MI, Autism, and LD. Will also take at-risk students.

Learning Techniques, Ltd.
Dawn Hillstrom
1600 Ravinia Pl.
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 460-3933
Email: dawnhillstrom | at |
Educational Therapy, specializing in dyslexia and other learning disorders. Sessions are one to one. We also do ACT preparation, study skills, and advanced reading and writing skills.

Cari Levin, LCSW, Special Education Advocacy and Consulting
1609 Sherman Ave., Suite #203
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 828-9695
Email: carilevinlcsw | at |
I provide special education advocacy and consulting, as well as support groups and supportive counseling for parents. I have over 20 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker.

Lincolnshire Area CHADD Chapter
Wanda Wiebke-Chirnside
6 Harvest Glen Court
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047
(847) 438-6220
Email: wlwiebke | at |
CHADD is a support organization for children and adults with AD/HD.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes - Chicago/Oak Park
Nancy Kulacki
137 N. Oak Park Avenue, Suite 212
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 660-1860; (708) 660-1861 (fax)
Email: | at |
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is an organization dedicated to helping children and adults learn to their potential. Lindamood-Bell’s research-based instruction teaches reading, language comprehension, and math.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes - Deerfield
Karen Rappaport
405 Lake Cook Road, Suite 207
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 412-1841; (847) 412-1842 (fax)
Email: | at |
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes is an organization dedicated to helping children and adults learn to their potential. Lindamood-Bell’s research-based instruction teaches reading, language comprehension, and math.

Local Interagency Council #16
Jamie Capitelli
320 E. Armstrong
Peoria, IL 61603
(888) 482-4300; (309) 672-6360; (309) 671-5586 (fax)
Email: jgibbs | at |
Organization in which families, local service providers and community members meet to support a family centered system of services for children with special needs in Peoria, Tazewell, & Woodford Counties.

Local Interagency Council #45
Jamie Capitelli

2016 N. Knoxville
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 999-7006
Email: jgibbs | at |
Organization in which families, local service providers & interested community members meet to support a family centered system of services for children with special needs in Henry & Stark Counties.

Lisa S. Lombard Ph.D.
332 N. Scoville Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 655-0063
Email: drlisalombard | at |
Psychological services to children and families experiencing learning disabilities and emotional concerns. Evaluation of cognitive functioning, giftedness/twice exceptional. Therapy/consultation for emotional concerns, school readiness, anxiety.

Gina C. Lopina, Tutor
316 E. 16th Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 306-7645; (815) 693-4923
Email: GLopina | at |
Tutor; specialization in dyslexia; trained in Wilson Language/Orton Gillingham methods. M.A. in special education and reading endorsement.

Lotriet Family Chiropractic
Dr. Luke Lotriet
13717 South US Rt. 30, Suite 123
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 327-3540; (815) 828-0965 (fax)
Email: drlukelotriet | at |
We have experience working with adults and children with disabilities.

Loving Care Agency
Kathleen Lenzmeier
2400 East Devon Ave., Suite 150
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(866) 253-2553; (847) 298-0859; (847) 298-2569 (fax)
Email: rolexson | at |
Our team of nurses provide pediatric clinical expertise, skilled nursing, professional support, coordination of care, and school nursing services. We work with Medicaid plans, HMO/PPO and other commercial insurances.

Lisa Lowry, LCSW
Psychotherapist, private practice
741 Woodbine
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 337-0799
Email: lowry.lisa | at |
15 years private practice experience. Works with parents and children struggling with ADHD, mood dysregulation, Autistic spectrum disorders and provides social skills groups. Also facilitates parent support groups.

Lutheran General Children's Hospital
Marjorie A. Getz, Ph.D.
1675 W. Dempster Street
Dept. of Developmental Pediatrics
Yacktman Pavilion, Third Floor
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 318-9067
Email: marjorie.getz | at |
Independent Educational Evaluations, Educational Consultation & Evaluation Services; Reading Disabilities Specialist; Differential Diagnosis of Specific Learning Disabilities, etc.

LYNX Therapeutics
Ingrid Kenron
9436 Ozark Avenue
Morton Grove, IL 60053
(847) 791-1631; (847) 966-1562 (fax)
Email: IngridKenron | at |
LYNX Therapeutics pediatric therapy, north shore chicago, serves children with ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, SPD, Down Syndrome, CP, brain injury, OCD, Tourette Syndrome, learning disabilities.

Making Connections
Barb Duffy, Parent Advocate
Chicago, IL
Email: Advocate226 | at |
A former special education teacher, currently a parent advocate for four years. Working in Chicago and suburban areas to ensure appropriate services of children with initial placements, 504s, or IEPs. Expertise in Learning Disabilities and ADHD.

Megan Martin's Tutoring/Advocate Services
Concord Ln
Schaumburg, IL 60193
(815) 739-3371
Email: megan.martin1978 | at |
I am a special education teacher with 8 years experience. I can advocate and tutor.

Mary Lyon School
Sophia Rodriguez
2941 N. Mcvicker
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 534-3120; (773) 534-3120
Email: sophia.rodriguez | at |

Sara E. Mauk, Esq.
Mauk & O'Connor, LLP
1427 W. Howard St.
Chicago, IL 60626-1426
(773) 262-2377
Email: semauk | at |
Firm represents low-moderate income parents in special education disputes with local school districts throughout northern Illinois.

McCabe Speech and Language Services
Stephanie Newell McCabe
1740 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 869-2615; (847) 668-2067; (847) 869-4881 (fax)
Email: stephaniemccabe | at |
Provide speech-language services, specializing in Myofunctional Disorders (tongue thrust, etc), articulation issues, spoken and written language disorders.

MCK Educational Associates
Linda McCarthy Klawitter
10100 South Longwood Drive
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 613-9106
Email: lmcklawitter | at |
Advocate with 35 years school based experience as a teacher, school psychologist, and special education administrator. Specialization in programs and services for gifted students.

Mental Health Association in Illinois
188 W. Randolph Street, Suite 2225
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 368-9070
Email: jholcomb | at |

Merrill Lynch Special Needs Network
Stephen M. Parlier, CFM
33 W. Monroe Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 269-5157
Email: Stephen_M_Parlier | at |
Steve is a Certified Financial Manager specifically trained to handle the complex needs of children and families with disabilities.

Gary L. Michaels, Advocate
308 E Main
Peotone, IL 60468
(309) 531-2053
Email: glmike123 | at |
I attend IEPs, resolution meetings, mediation, will file a Due Process request. I'm a parent, I have 12 yrs experince.

Midwest Learning
Christene Eggie
14 Sterling Pkwy.
Genoa City, WI 53128
(262) 203-2331
Email: midwestlearning | at |
Certified SLANT ( instructor providing multi-sensory reading instruction for struggling readers.

Milestones - For Kids' Success
Janet Puderbaugh
2901 Finley Rd. Suite 101
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 792-1800; (630) 792-1801 (fax)
Email: jpuderbaugh | at |
Multidisciplinary pediatric therapy team providing clinic and community-based therapy services, comprehensive evaluations, group opportunities, and free developmental screenings, Helping each child achieve their Milestones.

Miss Gina's Little Music Makers
2104 Oak Leaf Lane
Lake Villa, IL 60046
(630) 247-3335
Email: ginaryan79 | at |
Inclusive music and movement playgroup for children 1-4. Two thirty minutes classes (1-2) or 45 minute classes (4-5). Parents accompany child.

MJT Educational Assessments
Marjorie Thorsness
40 South Clay St.
Suite 204W
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 789-0423 Ext. 2; (630) 323-6175 (fax)
Email: mthorsness | at |
We provide complete cognitive/educational assessments for children. Following assessment, a complete educational profile/report is provided with school recommendations for remediation and accommodations.

Mothers From Hell 2
Kimberly Morrell
PO Box 62
Peru, IL 61354
(815) 224-4568
Email: flykimmie | at |
MFH2 is an internet based support and advocacy organization. Check out our website & join our listserv for tons of humor, advice and support.

Mothers on a Mission, Inc.
Cathy Bedard or Anita Johnson
3434 Lombard Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 217-3196; (773) 287-4290 (fax)
Email: cathybedard | at |
Providing families raising a child/children with a disability with support and resources. Will attend IEP meetings, help with guardianship and connect with resources.

NAMI Illinois
218 W. Lawrence
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 522-1403; (800) 346-4572 (In IL only)
Email: hollymac | at |

National Adult Literacy & Learning Disabilities Center (NALLD)

National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS)
P. O. Box 4542
Oak Brook, IL 60522
(630) 325-9112
advocacy, support & information for families & professionals

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
1788 Second Street, Suite 200
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 432-2332
Email: mail | at |

The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
James Rimmer, PhD
1640 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 711
Chicago, IL 60608-6904
(800) 900-8086; (312) 355-4058 (fax)
Email: ncpad | at |
A national clearinghouse for information on physical activity for persons with disAbilities. Search our databases to access information on national accessible programs and other resources.

National College of Education
PACE Program
National Louis University
5202 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077
(224) 233-2670
Email: cburns | at |
PACE is a two-year post-secondary prgoram offered by National Education f Education (NCE) at National-Louis Univerity in Skokie, IL. It integrates form instruction in academics, career preparation, life skills, and socialization into a curriculum to prepare students with independent living.

National Lekotek Center
Diana Nielander
2001 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 528-5766; (800) 366-PLAY; (773) 276-8644 (fax)
Email: lekotek | at |
A nationally recognized non-profit organization with a national network of affiliates dedicated to promoting the inclusion and development for children with special needs through play experiences and the learning that results.

National Parent Information Network Illinois (NPIN)

Navigation Education Services
Mary Cray Farnsworth
PO Box 671
Normal, IL 61761
(309) 838-9745; (815) 671-4043 (fax)
Email: mary | at |
Helping parents and professionals navigate the Special Education system and IEP process. Services and supports rendered by a parent-teacher-advocate.

New Connections Academy
Tom Dempsey, principal
865 East Wilmette Road
Palatine, IL 60074
(847) 359-8690
Email: tdempsey | at |
Private therapeutic day school for children with high functioning autism, first grade through high school. Funding comes through students home school district for special ed. services.

NOFAS Affiliate of Illinois
Ajeet Charate
Trinity Services, Inc.
18100 Oak Avenue
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 774-0327; (815) 723-4894; (815) 774-0443 (fax)
Email: acharate | at |
The Illinois affiliate, collaborates with individuals, organizations, and agencies to promote awareness, education, prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and intervention for individuals and families affected by FASD.

Norb Hansen Photography
230 Annapolis Drive
Vernon Hills IL 60061
(847) 845-2440
Email: nhansen | at |
We specialize in photographing kids with special needs. Our service is in-home and on-location and we work around your time and needs.

North Shore Pediatric Therapy
Deborah Michael
1308 Waukegan Road, Suite 103
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 486-4140; (847) 589-4140 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Multidisciplinary pediatric clinics in Chicago and Northern Suburbs of Glenview and Highland Park including OT, PT, Speech, ABA, Social Work, Nutrition and Academics.

Northern Illinois Satellite of CHADD
Eric Tivers, Coordinator
PO Box 1661
Round Lake, IL 60073
(224) 636-3742
Email: etivers | at |
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD.

Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA)
Dawn Schaefer
3105 MacArthur Blvd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 509-9400 (TDD); (847) 509-1177 (fax)
Email: info | at |
As a partnership of twelve park districts and municipalities, NSSRA provides recreation programs for adults and children with disabilities in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

Northwestern University Learning Clinic
Frank Van Santen
2240 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-3560
(847) 491-3184; (847) 467-1198; (847) 467-7141 (fax)
Email: f-vansanten | at |
The Learning Clinic offers a continuum of services for individuals who are experiencing learning difficulties. These include psychoeducational diagnostic evaluation, individual remediation, and subsequent advocacy.

Laura O'Connor, Special Education Advocate
Whitted Cleary & Takiff
3000 Dundee Road Suite 303
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 564-8662; (847) 564-8419 (fax)
Email: loconnor | at |

Michael A. O'Connor, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Mauk & O'Connor, LLP
1427 W. Howard St.
Chicago, IL 60626-1426
(773) 262-2199
Email: mikeoc | at |
Firm represents low-moderate income parents in special education disputes with local school districts throughout northern Illinois.

Office of State Coordinator of Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities
Illinois State Board of Education
100 N. First Street, C-418
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
(217) 782-3370
Email: sfull | at |

One Place for Special Needs
Dawn Villarreal
P.O. Box 9701
Naperville, IL 60567
(630) 536-8386
Email: info | at |
National information network for families with disabilities helps you find events, organizations, services and families with special needs in your neighborhood.

OT Outcomes
Marget Wincent, OTR, Director
c/o Kids Connection
2011 Dean St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-7030
Email: wincent | at |
Enhancing a child's occupation through sensory integrative methods, OT evaluations (birth-16yo), Therapeutic Listening programs and Interactive Metronome program. (Parent of an adult with DS).

Deborah W. Owens, Esq.
Attorney at Law
120 E. Ogden, St. 8
Hinsdale, Il. 60521
(630) 789-5856; (630) 789-9503 (fax)
Email: DOLaw120E | at |
Ms. Owens has work as an attorney for parents of disabled children since 1986 in school related as well as guardianship issues . She is a former therapist/school social worker. She also represents children involved with the Juvenile Court, as well disputes over child custody, visitation and support.

PARA's Peach Tree Speech & Developmental Center
350 Houbolt Road Suite 101
Joliet, IL 60431
(815) 725-9992; (815) 725-9993
Email: office | at |
We specialize in providing speech-language, feeding, developmental, motor and sensory intervention to meet individual needs. Experienced therapists with expertise in helping children with varied needs are available.

Paraclete Services
4615 Tile Line Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
(815) 455-7010 (phone/fax)
Email: paracleteserv | at |
George Ackron, Executive Director, Advocate in Disability Law
I have been providing results oriented advocacy services in IL for 25 years. Specializing in Special Ed. and SS Disability Representation.

Parent & Educator Partnership
Merle Siefken
25 S. Washington Street, Suite 106
Naperville, IL 60540
(877) 317-2733; (630) 428-3979; (630) 428-4055 (fax)
Email: msiefken | at |
Parent & Educator Partnership is a Parent Mentor Project initiated by the Illinois State Board of Education which supports children with disabilities and their families in the educational system.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers
901 S. Spring Street
Springfield, IL 62704-2790
(217) 528-9617; (800) 877-9617
Email: il_office | at |

Parent-2-Parent for Special Students
Email: SpecEdParents | at |
(847) 803-3114 Cheryl Mix (For the NW Suburban Cook County Area)
A support/advocacy group for parents and friends of students with disabilities. Currently we have 3 chapters, one in IL and two in WI. There are NO membership fees to belong.

Family Resource Center on Disabilities
20 E. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 939-3513; (800) 952-4199 (in IL)
Email: frcdptiil | at |

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI)
Family Resource Center on Disabilities
20 E. Jackson Boulevard, Room 300
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 939-3513; (312) 939-3519 (TTY); (800) 952-4199 (In IL)
Email: frcdptiil | at |

Parents as Partners
Gary Michaels
308 E. Main
Peotone, IL 60468
(708) 258-6613; (309) 531-2053; (708) 258-6613 (fax)
Email: glmike123 | at |
Provide advocacy services for families that have children in special education. Attending IEP's ect. including filing of Due Process.

Partners in Counseling of Lake County Ltd
Lauri Haibeck, LCSW
135 N. Greenleaf, Suite 204
Gurnee, IL 60031
(847) 672-6540; (847) 793-1202 (fax)
Email: partnersincounseling1 | at |
We are a multidisciplinary group of clinically licensed social workers and parents of successful special needs children. We have extensive formal and "in the trenches" knowledge of the special education process.

Pathways Awarness Foundation
150 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
(800) 955-2445; (800) 326-8154 (TTY)
Email: friends | at |
Pathways is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about early detection, early invention and inclusion. We provide resources to parents and healthcare professionals.

Pediatric Alternatives in Creative Therapy
Monica Cioffi
755 South Milwaukee Avenue Ste 284
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 573-4390; (847) 549-6942 (fax)
Email: mcioffi | at |
We are an outpatient pediatric program for ages birth through 18 years. Our services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and massage therapy.

Pediatric Neuropsychology
Nichole Dawson, PhD
40 S. Clay, Suite 204W
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 789-0423 ext. 2
Email: sndaws | at |
Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children with neurocognitive and learning impairments, development of individualized intervention plans, support for parents in school advocacy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Judy L. Katz OTR/L
109 PIne Street
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 945-5119
Email: JLKOTR | at |
This practice specializes in working with children with sensory processing, and developmental issues, from 18 months of age through adolescence. Interactive Metronome is also offered.

The Pediatric Place - Crystal Lake
Shauna Henry, MOT, OTR/L
1095 Pingree Rd Suite 119
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(847) 458-8890; (847) 458-8889 (fax)
Email: shauna.henry | at |
We provide physical, occupational and speech therapy evaluation and treatment for children of various ages and diagnoses.

The Pediatric Place - Oak Park
Summer Perkins, MS, CCC-SLP
1011 West Lake Street, Suite 216
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 386-8971; (708) 386-9018 (fax)
Email: summer.perkins | at |
We are a pediatric rehabilitation center, located in downtown Oak Park. We provide physical, occupational, and speech/language therapy in a family-centered environment.

The Pediatric Place - St. Charles
Angela Kisner, MPT
3815 East Main Street, Ste B
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 584-7530; (630) 584-7762 (fax)
Email: angela.kisner | at |
We provide pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy. Conventiently located by Charlestowne Mall. In-network with most insurance plans.

Sharon Pelletier, MEd, LCSW
6601 W. North Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
5301 Dempster, Suite 310
Skokie, IL 60077
(708) 574-9475
Email: spelletierLCSW | at |
Provide assistance to children with disabilities and their families. Services include individual, family, group therapy; advocacy, consultation, etc. Over 30 years experience working in schools.

People First of Illinois
P.O. Box 4294
Bloomington, IL 61702-4292
(815) 623-7590
promotes self-advocacy for people with disabilities

Pershing Early Learning Center
Aissa Norris
2912 N. University Street
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 876-8923; (217) 876-8327; (217) 876-8322 (fax)
Email: anorris | at |
We are a servicing agent for Macon-Piatt Special Education and Decatur, District #61 Prek and Prevention Initiative for children ages birth to 5 years.

Pfeiffer Treatment Center
Thom Schindel
4575 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 505-0300 ext. 216; (630) 836-0667 (fax)
Email: Thom.Schindel | at |
A nonprofit medical facility that specializes in education, research and the nutritional treatment of biochemical imbalances. These imbalances often manifest with symptoms related to mood, thought, learning, and behavior disorders.

Dr. Laurie Philipps & Associates
1655 N. Arlington Heights Rd Suite 302E
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 754-9343; (847) 483-9345 (fax)
Email: drlphilipps | at |
Pediatric Psychology & Neuropsychology Services, Testing and treatment of learning, behavior, social, emotional, and developmental issues in children, adolescents & young adults.

Plainfield Township Disabilities Committee
S. Cammack & G. A Villasenor
22525 W. Lockport Road
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 436-8303; (815) 436-5117 (fax)
Email: gavillasenor | at |
Community Support group providing special needs resources, developing educational and informational resources at our monthly meetings w/guest speakers and visiters willing to participate w/in the community.

PowerToolz, Inc.
Jamie Powers
10S520 Whittington Lane
Naperville, IL 60564
(708) 567-8123; (630) 369-8087 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Our services provide families with the tools they need on an outpatient basis. Free Screenings, Evaluations, ABA Therapy, Behavior Support, Computer Interventions, & Social Skills groups.

Precision Education
Catherine Whitcher
3714 Pandola Avenue
Joliet, IL 60431
(800) 432-0170
Email: info | at |
Precision Education provides practical solutions for special education issues. By providing awareness, education and action we empower parents, schools and service providers to enhance a child's education.

Professionals in Learning Disabilities (PLD)

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Division of Early Childhood Education
100 N. First Street, E-230
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
(217) 524-4835
Email: hhenders | at |

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Division of Specialized Care for Children
University of Illinois at Chicago
P.O. Box 19481
2815 W. Washington, Suite 300
Springfield, IL 62794-9481
(217) 793-2340
Email: cnonufer | at |

Programs for Children and Youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Division of Services for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Office of Rehabilitation Services
100 W. Randolph Street, Suite 8-100
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-2939; (312) 814-3040 (TTY)
Email: dhsdbh06 | at |

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Bureau of Early Intervention
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 19429
Springfield, IL 62794-9429
(217) 782-1981; (800) 323-4769 (in IL only)
Email: DHSVR50 | at |

(CHOICES) - Children Have Opportunities in Inclusive Environments and Schools
6S 331 Cornwall Road
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 778-4508
promotes educational inclusion

Propionic Acidemia Foundation
1963 McCraren Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
(877) 720-2192
Email: paf | at |
The Propionic Acidemia Foundation is dedicated to finding improved treatments and a cure for Propionic Acidemia by funding research and by providing information and support to families and medical professionals.

Protected Tomorrows
Carl M. Mook
1958 Aberdeen Court
Sycamore, IL 60178
(815) 787-2200
Email: cmook | at |
Protected Tomorrows, Inc helps families plan a safe, fulfilling life for their loved ones with special needs.

Protected Tomorrows
Mary Anne Ehlert
LifeCare Center
103 Schelter Rd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847) 522-8086 ext. 210; (847) 522-8081 (fax)
Email: mehlert | at |
Advocates for special needs individuals and families involving healthcare, special education, job coaches, residential, ssi/medicare/medicaid, trusts/guardianship.

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Equip for Equality, Inc.
11 E. Adams, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 341-0022; (800) 537-2632; (800) 610-2779 (TTY)
Email: contactus | at |

Carla Oldham, Exec. Director
560 Waterbury Drive
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 991-1157
Email: PROUDDparents | at |
All Disability non-profit organization that does education and trainings throughout Illinois. Speakers also available for in-services, parent groups and seminars.

Purposeful Connections, LLC
Susan Hudkins, RDI CC
660 Orchard Lane
Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 913-7869
Email: therdimom | at |
Providing RDI consulting to families and children affected by the Autism Spectrum through a systematic targeted curriculum for remediating the core deficits of ASD.

The R.A.C.E. School
290 N. Rand Rd., Suite D
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
(847) 726-7270
Email: theRACEschool | at |
Private school for children with autism, Applied Behavior Analysis- Verbal Behavior

Rainbow Center, Inc.
Debra Denniger-Bryant, OTR/L, BCP
2275 Church Road
Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 898-2200; (630) 898-5555 (fax)
Email: info | at |
Physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, Handwriting Without Tears, FastForWord, Therapeutic Listening. Early Intervention and DSCC provider. In-network for most insurance plans.

RAMP (Center for Independent Living)
RAMP provides services and advocacy to children through adults with disabilities to realize that there are no limits to what they can do.
Belvidere Location
Jennifer Jacky
530 S. State Street, #103
Belvidere, IL 61008
(815) 544-8404; (815) 544-1896 (fax)
Email: jjacky | at |
Rockford Location
Rhonda Barrigas
202 Market Street
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 968-7467; (815) 968-7612 (fax)
Email: rbarrigas | at |
Dekalb Location
Tina Vavra
115 N. First Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-3202; (815) 756-3556 (fax)
Email: tvavra | at |
Freeport Location
Tiffany Vondra
2155 W. Galena Avenue
Freeport, IL 61032
(815) 233-1128; (815) 233-0743 (fax)
Email: tvondra | at |

READ Educational Center
Choices for children who are Dear of Hard of Hearing
(Also known as Alternatives in Education for the Hearing Impaired)
Holly Trueblood, Executive Director
2020 E. Camp McDonald Road
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

Reading and Dyslexia Solution of Central Illinois
Founder, Susan Smarjesse
920 South Spring Street, Suite 2200
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 789-7323; (217) 744-3905
Email: ssmarj | at |
We offer individualized, unique correction using a dyslexic's natural visual talents while eliminating the root cause of reading, comprehension, listening, math, and ADD/ADHD problems.

Reading Right Resources
Nancy Baron
741 New Mexico Trail
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 894-9970
Email: drnbaron08 | at |
Dyslexia/Reading Specialist. Impessive results when others have failed. Reading instruction in your home. SBRR methods. File review, referral to other resources as needed.

Reading Tutor of Fox Valley
Marcia Gutiérrez, M.Ed.
(847) 841-7749
Email: QuiltedTales | at |
Certified Phono-Graphix reading tutor offers multi-sensory, phonic approach to reading for all grade levels, adults and ESL.

Regional ADA Technical Assistance Agency
Great Lakes Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center
University of Illinois/Chicago
Institute on Disability and Human Development
1640 W. Roosevelt Road (MC/626)
Chicago, IL 60608-6902
(312) 413-1407 (V/TTY); (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)
Email: gldbtac | at |

Rebecca Rice, LCSW, R-DMT, Therapeutic Services
3641 Bernay Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 420-0734
Email: r.rice1 | at |
Rebecca is a licensed clinical social worker and registered dance/movement therapist who specializes in working with children with special needs and their families.

Malcolm C. Rich, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Whitted Cleary & Takiff
3000 Dundee Road Suite 303
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 564-8662; (847) 564-8419 (fax)
Email: mrich | at |
Special education law firm.

Rimmele Reading Clinic
Eileen Rimmele, MSW
1525 Patch Avenue
Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 761-0511
Email: rimmele | at |
Private reading tutoring utilizing a brief, multi-sensory approach. Assessments and individualized lesson plans for Kindergarteners to adults. Parents encouraged to observe.

Larry R. Rivkin, Esq.
185 Milwaukee Ave., Suite 235
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847) 793-2484; (847) 793-2485 (fax)
Email: planners | at |
Law firm concentrating in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, planning for children with special needs, and planned charitable giving.

Gina L. Robuck, M.Ed.
Solutions-4-Kids, Inc.
17110 Oriole Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 805-3439; (708) 342-0907 (fax)
Email: glrobuck | at |
Former School Psychologist with over 10 years experience working with preschool – high school students in the public schools who now provides consultation and advocacy to parents who have children with special needs. Specific expertise with dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and ADHD. References available.

Judith O. Roman M.A. CCC-SLP / Kid's Talk
517 Warren Road
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 832-1102
Email: joakroman | at |
Providing evaluation and treatment of pediatric speech and language disorders by a Board Recognized Specialist in Child Language; NDTA and extensive experience.

Michelle L. Rosen, Ph.D.
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
3255 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 502
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 604-4047; (847) 329-9831 (fax)
Email: mrosenphd | at |
Pediatric neuropsychological evaluation, and diagnostic educational assessment, of children, adolescents, and young adults with learning disabilities, ADHD, TBI, and other neurological and learning disorders.

Alan I. Rosenblatt, M.D.
Specialist in Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics
4801 W. Peterson Avenue, Suite 204
Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 481-1818; (773) 481-1919 (fax)
Email: airmd | at |
Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician providing evaluation and management of developmental delays, language / motor / sensory integration disorders, LD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum, MR, CP. Psychopharmacology, multidisciplinary care coordination, ages 0-21 years.

RRR Educational Services
Suzanne Grinnell
2740 Odlum Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60194
(630) 303-1128
Email: scootr_g | at |
Certified special education teacher provides instruction using researched-based instructional programs such as Wilson Reading, Lindamood Bell Visualizing/ Verbalizing (comprehension) as well as academic support in all school subjects.

Brian Rubin, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Suite 165
1110 West Lake Cook Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-1997
(847) 279-7999; (866) To Rubin; (847) 279-0090
Email: Brian | at |
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Attorney and parent of son with Autism, limits practice to Estate Planning, Guardianships and related matters for his fellow families of children with special needs.

RVM Exemplary School Consulting
R.V. Moran
P.O. Box 707
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 373-0147
Email: presidentgsusenate07 | at |
Educational Diagnostician for learning and behavior problems such as ADHD, private and confidential. Recommendations made,IEP advocacy, teacher training and parent workshops available.

The School Solution
Karen Mabie, Ed.S., NCSP
P.O. Box 49
Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 242-0865; (847) 835-0345 (fax)
Email: kmabie | at |
Helping families find a safe and healing placement for their children (ages 10-24) struggling with learning, emotional, or behavioral problems.

Theresa M. Schultz, Ph.D.
TMS Psychological Services
Dr. Theresa M. Schultz
1515 N. Harlem Ave. Suite 304
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 383-3405; (708) 383-3406 (fax)
Email: tschultz | at |
Therapeutic interventions for children/adolescents with developmental disabilities, neurological disorders (e.g., Tourette's Syndrome), ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and/or other psychological or socio-emotional difficulties.

Mary Schwartz LCPC
155 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 507
Chicago, IL 60601
(708) 912-0755; (708) 747-7667; (708) 747-8599 (fax)
Email: maryschwartz | at |
Assessment, counseling, psychotherapy for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral, mental health problems; consultation for parents.

Self Advocacy Council of Northern Illinois
Cathy Christensen, Advisor
1312 S. Fleming Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 382-1530
Email: clchristensen100 | at |
The Self Advocacy Council of Northern Illinois is dedicated to the belief that all people with disabilities are capable of--and should be--directing their own lives. With the necessary supports, everyone can be a Self Advocate.

Anne E. Sharrard, Esq.
Attorney at Law
418 Burr Oak Drive
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 347-7958
Email: asharrard | at |
I represent clients in Social Security disability claims, and I have a special interest in childhood disability claims. Free consultations. No fees unless you win. I am also willing to advocate for families at IEP meetings.

Tammy Shults, Esq.
Judi Ray, Esq.

Shults & Ray, LLC
Attorneys at Law
205 W. Cherry St.
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 529-8501
Tammy Shults tshults | at |
Judi Ray judiray1 | at |
Providing services to parents of special education children at IEP meetings, due process hearings, etc. Jackson, Williamson, Perry, Saline, Pope, Union, Franklin, Johnson, Randolph counties.

Tuula Snow
208 S. Oppyville Rd.
Watseka, IL 60970
(815) 432-6427; 815-432-2786 (fax)
Email: thnkfinn | at |
Providing educational advocacy for children and their families in all aspects of special education through phone consultations and attendance at IEP meetings.

SNSN Special Needs Support Network of Lake Zurich
Sue Schulte
20 Dorchester Ct.
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047
(847) 726-2113
Email: snsn | at |
Support group for parents of special needs children. Meet 2 times monthly. 2nd Monday 9AM | at | Alpine Chapel and 4th Monday 7PM | at | Ela Library.

Patrick Stura, Esq.
Attorney at Law
6767 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 209
Niles, IL 60714
(847) 647-7000
Email: pstura | at |
Chicagoland attorney specializing in special education advocacy, guardianship, special needs trusts and student discipline. Serving families in Chicago and the suburbs. Home visits available.

South Suburban Chicago CHADD Chapter #390
17922 State Line Road
Lansing, IL 60338
(708) 80CHADD; (708) 802-4233

South West Special Recreation Association
12521 S. Kostner
Alsip, IL 60803
(708) 389-9423; (708) 389-6458 (fax)
Email: LChesa | at |
An extension of eight park districts, SWSRA provides recreational programs, special events, trips, and other services to people with disabilities.

Southern Region Parent Resource Center
P.O.Box 1005
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 242-8674; (618) 242-8675; (866) 81SRPRC
Email: srprc | at |
We cover the Southern 34 counties in the state. We provide advocacy for families and kids with special needs and anyone else who needs help finding resources in their community. We are connected to all the 11 LANs in the Southern Region as well. Director is Lisa Johnson cell# (618) 315-0257.

Special Ed Advocacy Center
Jill M. Dressner
1935 South Plum Grove Road PMB #274
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 736-8286; (847) 397-7011; (847) 397-7011 (fax)
Email: seac | at |
The Special Ed Advocacy Center is a non-profit whose mission is to ensure that children with disabilities in the receive all appropriate educational services.

Special Education Advocacy and Consulting
Cari Levin, LCSW
1703 Chancellor St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 828-9695; (847) 328-7287
Email: carilevinlcsw | at |
I am a liscensed clinical social worker with 17 years of experience working with families and children with special needs. I am also a parent of a child with special needs.

Special Education Child Advocacy
Janet M. Varchetto
271 N. Oaklawn Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 993-1937; (630) 993-1938 (fax)
Email: jmvarchetto | at |
Consulting and Advocacy Services for families of children with special needs.

Special Education Solutions
Colleen Doherty, LSW
2744 West 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60655
(773) 445-7259; (773) 445-2364 (fax)
Email: colleendoh | at |
Special Education Consultation: Advisory Consultation, Supported Training,School Meeting Attendance,Procedural Hearing Representation.Variable Fee Scedule,Sign Language Interpreter and Limited English Interpreter Services.

Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County-Waukegan (SRSNLC)
Julie Martin
2000 Belvidere St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 360-4762; (847) 360-4760
Email: jmartin | at |
SRSNLC-Waukegan provides year round recreation programs to individuals with special needs.

* Special Connections
Skokie, IL 60076
(312) 914-0591
Email: Contact | at |

The Special Education Resource Group (SERG)
Elmhurst, IL
Email: sergmail2000 | at |
SERG is a PTA organization of District 205 parents of children with special needs.

Special Needs Consulting
Jennifer Penzenik
1531 W. Fargo #2E
Chicago, IL 60626
(847) 757-4550
Email: info | at |
I provide consulting and tutoring for school aged children with disabilities. My goal is to help children have more independence, increased choices, more effective communication, and positive behavior in the home environment.

Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County (SRACLC)
John Buckner
290 Oakwood Road
Vernon Hills, IL 60048
(847) 816-4866, (847) 816-4876
Email: jbucknersraclc | at |
An extension of six park district and villages, SRACLC provides year round community based recreation services to individuals with disabilities and their families.

Spectrum Consultation Services
Liz Warner, MS, LCPC
7 Glen-Ed Professional Park
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 692-0336; (618) 692-0353 (fax)
Email: spectrumpsychservices | at |
Private practice specializing in Asperger's Syndrome, HFA, PDD-NOS, ADHD. Services offered include evaluation, school consultation, Social Skills Training Groups, inservices to schools or other agencies

Speech 4 Kids
Kynda Pottorff
RR 3 Box 948
Fairfield, IL 62837
(618) 847-5437; (618) 847-5438 (fax)
Email: speech4kids | at |
Speech Therapy services to children 0-12 in a child-friendly facility with an Old West theme. We work with private insurance, Medicaid and private pay.

Speech & Language Connections
Basha Ontiveros M.S. CCC-SLP
2412 E. Washington St., Suite 4B
Bloomington, IL 61704
(309) 663-4172; (309) 830-5925
Email: bashao | at |
Children's center specializing in speech therapy, dyslexia testing and tutoring, social skills training, VBA and behavior therapy for autism spectrum. We accept some forms of insurance, all staff fully certified and licensed.

Kari Adkins
2225 Lakeside Drive
Bannockburn, IL 60015
(847) 234-0688; (708) 712-5961; (847) 234-0687 (fax)
Email: kari | at |
A mulit-disciplinary clinic servicing children and teens with special needs. Services include speech, social groups, adademics, school advocacy, teen center, music therapy and assessment.

Gina L. Spielman, LCSW & Associates
123 Washington St., Suite 221
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 212-7048; (630) 385-8570 (fax)
Email: gs | at |
Licensed professional counseling services with child & family specialty. Cognitive-behavioral techniques, art/play therapy & more! ADHD, adoption issues, eating disorders, PTSD, anxiety/depression, bipolar, self-esteem, stress & anger.

Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois
1032 S. La Grange Road
LaGrange, IL 60525
(708) 352-6223; (877) 373-0301
Email: sciinjury | at |

Kathy Hollowich
1000 South Illinois St.
Belleville, IL 62220
(618) 825-3970; (618) 825-3966; (618) 825-3999 (fax)
Email: khollow | at |
Provide training, technical assistance and/or support for anyone who teaches, provides services or parents a child with a disability, ages 3-6, in the lower southern 38 counties.

State Department of Education: Special Education
Illinois State Board of Education
Special Education Compliance Division
100 N. First Street
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
(217) 782-5589

State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities
830 S. Spring St.
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 782-9696 (V/TTY)

State Education Agency Rural Representative
Department of Rural Education
Illinois State Board of Education
123 S. Tenth Street, Suite 200
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
(618) 244-8383
Email: mholt | at |

State Mediation System
Illinois State Board of Education
Center for Special Education
100 N. First Street
Springfield, IL 62777
(217) 782-5589

State Mental Health Agency
Office of Mental Health
Department of Human Services
100 S. Grand Avenue, East, Harris II, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62762
(217) 782-3731
Email: dhsmhyb | at |

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Office of Mental Health
Department of Human Services
100 S. Grand Avenue, East, Harris II, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62762
(217) 782-3731
Email: dhsmhyb | at |

State Mental Retardation Program
Office of Developmental Disabilities
Department of Human Services
100 S. Grand Avenue, East, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62762
(217) 524-0260

State resources on National Institute for Literacy (NIFL)

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Office of Rehabilitation Services
Department of Human Services
100 S. Grand Avenue, East
Springfield, IL 62762
(217) 782-2094; (217) 782-5734 (TTY)
Email: ilvr | at |

Stepping Stones Therapy Inc.
Paula Hamilton
710 Hanover Ct.
Oswego, IL 60543
(630) 618-0024; (630) 844-9980 (fax)
Email: paulalhamilton | at |
I am an ASHA certified speech language pathologist who has experience working with early intervention and school age children.

Courtney N. Stillman
Monahan & Cohen
225 W. Washington St., Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 419-0252; (312) 622-0870; (312) 419-7428 (fax)
Email: cstillman | at |
Special education law, estate planning and guardianship services

Linda M. Strohschein
Strohschein Law Group, LLC
40W310 LaFox Road, Suite I-2
St. Charles, IL 60175
(630) 377-3241; (630) 377-3244 (fax)
Email: linda | at |
Boutique estate planning law firm focusing on Wills & Trusts, Guardianship, Special Needs Planning, Estate Administration, Elder Law and Probate Litigation

Susan Sciara
817 Bradwell Rd.
Inverness, IL 60010
(630) 338-7051
Email: smsciara | at |
Academic support, social skills training, life skills training, behavior intervention, ABA Therapy for children ages 4 - 21 by a certified master's level Special Education teacher who was formerly a mental health professional.

Summit Center Early Learning Program
Karen Romano
799 S. McLean Blvd.
Elgin, IL 60123
(847) 488-9207
Email: kmundt | at |
Summit Center offers a year round educational program for children with autism ages 3-9.This is an intensive program that utilizes an eclectic approach based on individual needs.

Synergy Therapeutic Group
Chandana Dash
101 East Main
Du quoin, IL 62832
(618) 542-8950; (866) 495-0086; (618) 542-8746 (fax)
Email: subrat | at |
We provide Physical & occupational therapy services for children 3 yrs and up. We specialize in sensory disorders.We emphasis on family, caregiver & school involvement.

Neal E. Takiff, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Whitted Cleary & Takiff
3000 Dundee Road Suite 303
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 564-8662; (847) 564-8419 (fax)
Email: ntakiff | at |
Special education law firm.

Joni Beth Taylor, Esq.
Attorney at Law
1004 Walnut Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 684-8668
Email: jonitaylor | at |
Serving downstate Illinois - Assisting parents of children with disabilities in: Social Security Claims; Guardianship cases after the child turns 18

Technology-Related Assistance
Illinois Assistive Technology Project
1 W. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 100
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 522-7985(V/TTY); (800) 852-5110 (V/TTY, in IL only)
Email: wgunther | at |

Alana (Lonni) Glickson
1825 Montgomery Ct
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 940-1825; (847) 217-1825; (847) 940-8398 (fax)
Email: tskills | at |
Private tutoring and counseling practice providing compensation strategies for junior high and high school students with all tyes of learning issues. Behavior modification for students and families to better facilitate successful outcomes.

Therapediatrics, LLC
Linda Silber
200 N Fairway Drive, Suite 208
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 996-6666; (847) 996-6665 (fax)
Email: pedsotone | at |
Occupational therapy, Handwriting groups,Speech Therapy, feeding groups, Physical Therapy, kids ball group, Interactive metronome, social skills, family counseling

Therapy-Learning Clinic
Virgnia Middendorff
1090 Jefferson Street
Carlyle, IL 62231
(618) 594-5561
Email: TLClinic | at |
Providing diagnostic and therapeutic services to students who are falling behind in school. Primary interests are in the scientific, neurological areas of apeech and language-based disorders.

Eric Tivers, LCSW, MSSW
P O Box 1661
Round Lake, IL 60073
(224) 636-3742; (847) 886-7251 (fax)
Email: etivers | at |
Serving individuals and families with Autism, Asperger's and ADD/ADHD. Providing a strength-based, family-centered approach to teaching self-awareness, social understanding, and organizational strategies for school, home and life.

Tourette Connection
S. Meserve or Maureen Goldin
Tourette Syndrome Association
800 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL
(847) 800-8781; (630) 790-8083
Email: shari | at |
We offer a monthly "drop-in" group for anyone connected to tourettes (parents, self, teachers, etc.). The group also sponsors social events for the families.

Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. of Illinois
800 Roosevelt Road
Building A, Suite 10
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 790-8083; (877)TSAIL-55; (630)790-8084 (fax)
Email: tsail2001 | at |
The Tourette Association, Inc. of Illinois is a voluntary, non-profit organization providing support, information, and public awareness since 1976.

ToyLend, a Lekotek program of UCP
Illinois Center for Rehabilitation & Education
1960 W. Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 433-3216
Offers a toy lending library & play groups for children birth to 16. Also offers a parent resource center and support.

Transitions Clinical Services, Inc.
Yvonne D. Anderson
2625 Butterfield Rd., Suite 101W
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 574-2010
Email: ydatjg | at |
Strengths-based, comprehensive mental health services and substance abuse treatment for children/adolescents and their families. Specialties include depression, anxiety, dual diagnosis, ADHD, LD, trauma, and transition issues.

Transitions Developmental Therapy
Bianca D. Rodriguez
1503 Spyglass circle
Palos Heights, IL 60463
(708) 296-5990
Email: Biancadrodriguez | at |
I provide a warm, engaging environment, and believe in a partnership between therapist, parent, and child. I supply families with dynamic, interactive, comprehensive treatment programs.

Tri County Special Recreation Association
16028 127th Street
Lemont, IL 60439
(630) 257-6787 Phone; (630) 257-6944 (fax)
Executive Director: Sandra M. Olson, CTRS, CPRP

Uniquely Me and ADHD
Lyn Purpura
2109 Hemlock Dr.
McHenry, IL 60050
(815) 385-2552
Email: lyn | at |
Group Coaching for parents of children with ADHD or other disorders.

United Cerebral Palsy (UPC)
160 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 368-0380
assistive technology training

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago
Lisa Dyer
7550 W. 183rd St.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(312) 464-1608; (708) 444-8460; (312) 464-1646 (fax)
Email: ldyer | at |
Information, resources and referrals; Training and education; Assistive Technology Exchange Network - a computer recycling program; Assistive Technology Coalitions - regional coalitions of schools Early intervention training programs, etc.

United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois
310 E. Adams
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 528-9681
Email: DMOSSINC | at |

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Institute on Disability and Human Development
University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-1647; (312) 413-0453 (TTY)
Email: braddock | at |

UPS for DownS
Sandy Pazerunas
1070 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193
(847) 895-2100; (847) 705-0715
Email: info | at |
A parent directed, non-profit organization offering support, education and encouragement for parents, families and others who love and care about persons with Down syndrome.

Janet M. Varchetto, Advocacy
105 S. York Rd., Suite 440
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 279-3336; (630) 279-3338 (fax)
Email: jmvarchetto | at |
Janet M. Varchetto has been providing consulting and advocacy services to families of children with special needs for 20 years.

Varsity Tutors - Chicago
2003 Pratt Ct.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 840-2442
Email: chicago | at |
Varsity Tutors - Chicago is a private in-home tutoring service that prides itself on hiring the smartest, most effective tutors.

VIP Captioning
442 Windsor Dr.
Oswego, IL 60543
(773) 733-3851
Email: vipcaptioning | at |
We provide realtime translation for the deaf and hearing impaired in school settings, meetings...we can work on-site or remotely and are able to write a class, a meeting and it will translate instantly on a laptop for a student to read.

Brad Bradley
P.O. Box 834
Mokena, IL 60448
(815) 469-4929; (800) 469-2844; (815) 469-6807 (fax)
Email: voice-advocacy | at |
The organization provides special ed training, support and advocacy. Advocates work under the direction of an attorney and are available on a sliding fee scale. We also provides training to become an advocate.

VSA arts of Chicago
Merchandise Mart, Suite 493
200 World Trade Center Chicago
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 527-2620; (800) 526-0844 (TTY)
Email: vsaarts | at |

Nathan S. Wagner, Psy.D.
636 Church Street, Suite 507
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 492-1608; (847) 492-1609 (fax)
Email: wagner.psyd | at |
Assessment and treatment for children and adolescents with Asperger's Disorder and high functioning autism, as well as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Wanzenberg and Associates Educational Consulting
Matthew Wanzenberg, Ph.D.
386 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 3SW
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 545-0234; (630) 926-6385
Email: IEPGuardians | at |
Provides special education strategy and advocacy for families, advanced transition planning, educational and vocational testing services, therapeutic and legal referrals services, placement assistance.

Priya Warman, P.C.
Attorney at Law
7501 Lemont Rd., Suite 20
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 664-7777
We provide a large range of legal services to families with special needs. We believe in compassionate, assertive and affordable advocacy.

Imy F. Wax & Associates
1320 Carol Lane
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 945-0913
Email: imy | at |
Web: http:///
Providing educational, clinical, and alternative placements both traditional or special needs to children, teens or adults. I help find the schools, and theraputic/residential and lifeskills programs.

Website Supplied Access News Association
Joel Sheffel
P.O. Box 3221
Oak Park, IL 60303
(708) 383-6258
Email: joel | at |
Website listing information for individuals with disabilities who wish to live independently in the area of their choice.Website has been visited by over 227,000 persons as of November 29, 2010.

Wee Speech, P.C.
Julie Levin M.S., CCC
8833 Gross Point Rd., Suite 307
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 329-8226; (847) 329-8252 (fax)
Email: weespeech | at |
Private, family centered clinic providing evaluation, speech therapy, physical therapy and social work services to children birth to 16.

Lori Weiner & Associates
146 Stonegate Road
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
(847) 204-9287
Email: missw | at |
Coaching and advocacy for parents, families and students relating to IEP, LRE and FAPE issues for children with emotional and behavioral disabilities.

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association
Steve Eckelberry
116 N. Schmale Rd.
Carol Stream, IL 60188
(630) 681-0962; (630) 681-1262 (fax)
Email: info | at |
An extension of nine park districts, WDSRA provides recreational programs, special events, trips, and other services to people with disabilities.

Brooke R. Whitted, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Whitted Cleary & Takiff
3000 Dundee Road Suite 303
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 564-8662; (847) 564-8419 (fax)
Email: whittedlaw | at |
Special education law firm.

Dawn Williams, M.Ed.
Educational Diagnostician
Dawn Williams
2122 14th Street
Peru, IL 61354
(815) 223-9638
Email: dtwill6 | at |
Educational Diagnostician for gifted, LD, language processes, academic skills and multiple complexities that affect learning child through adult. Teacher training and parent workshops available.

Janel Williams
Visual Academics
P.O. Box 9068
Aurora, IL 60598
(630) 898-0600
Email: visualacademics | at |
Math and Reading Comprehension Workbooks for students with Autism and other learning disabilities, including students who are nonverbal or cannot write. Grammar Skills also.

Kiya Willis, M.A.
Autism Service Provider
P.O. Box 5311
Naperville, IL 60567
(630) 639-1655
Email: kiya.willis | at |
To provide comprehensive home programs for children, using the Relationship Development Intervention (RDI)approach to remediate the core deficits of Autism.

Windy City Learning Specialist
Lisa Drucker
233 E. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 415-0488; (312) 642-0511 (fax)
Email: windycitylearningspecialist | at |
A special educator that believes in your child. I can provide tutoring and support tailored to your needs not mine. 110% committed and will support you!

Woodallkids Outreach Program
Bethany Covington
P.O. Box 1556
Wheaton, IL 60187
(972) 800-3712; (214) 614-4650 (fax)
Email: bethany | at |
A non-profit foundation providing affordable assessments, individual parent-training and ongoing consultation for parents of children 18 months to six years old with Autism and developmental disabilities.

WyzAnt, Inc.
Daniel Breiner
1714 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(877) 999-2681
Email: info | at |
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Zimmerman Tutoring and Advocacy
Vicki Zimmerman
6335 Tate Road
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 965-1463
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I am a certified special education teacher who provides academic tutoring and advocacy for students of all ages with special needs in your home.

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