Illinois

Here you will find a list of local resources and information compiled by our community. Please note that the information on this list is not necessarily endorsed by Apraxia Kids.

WALK FOR APRAXIA

The Walk for Apraxia is the signature fundraising event for Apraxia Kids. It brings together those touched by apraxia, uniting families and professionals in a community of support. At the heart of the Walk for Apraxia is the celebration of our Apraxia Stars. Each child with apraxia receives a medal in recognition of the hard work that goes into finding their voices. Join us at your local event and discover a network of support!

Walk for Apraxia Events in Illinois:

Chicago Walk for Apraxia

FACEBOOK SUPPORT GROUPS

Apraxia Kids is proud to offer online support groups to ensure that no family feels alone in their journey. It can be comforting and empowering to know that you are supported and that you can both give and receive help. 

Online support groups in your area:

Chicago

Community Resources

University Speech Clinic

Find out if there is a University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic near you that serves individuals who have trouble communicating.

DePaul University
Center for Students with Disabilities
Chicago, IL

University of Eastern Illinois
University Speech and Hearing Clinic
https://ahs.illinois.edu/slp-clinic

Midwestern University Speech-Language Institute
Illinois Clinic – Downers Grove, IL
https://www.mwuclinics.com/illinois/services/specialty/speech-language

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Support Services

Learn more about the programs and services that improve the well-being of individuals and families in your area!

Illinois Action for Children
https://www.actforchildren.org
1340 S. Damen, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60608
312.823.1100
summersa@actforchildren.org

Aspire Chicago
https://www.aspirechicago.com
3235 West Montrose
Chicago, IL 60618
773-878-7868
info@aspirechicago.com

C.I.T.Y. of Support
https://www.cityofsupport.org
800 E. Northwest Highway, Suite #109
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
224-409-7150
hello@cityofsupport.org

Clearbrook’s Child and Family Connections
https://www.clearbrook.org
1835 West Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-870-7711
info@clearbrook.org

The Friendship Circle Illinois
https://www.fcil.org
2095 Landwehr Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
847-943-9770
info@fcil.org

Helping Hand Center
https://www.hhcenter.org
9649 W. 55th Street
Countryside, IL 60525
708-352-3580
info@hhcenter.org

Little City
https://www.littlecity.org
1760 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
847-358-5510
nfo@littlecity.or

NSSEO (Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization)
https://www.nsseo.org
799 W. Kensington Rd.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
847-463-8100

NWSRA (Northwest Special Recreation Association)
https://www.nwsra.org
3000 W. Central Road, Ste. 205
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
847-392-2848

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Click here for National Support Services Resources.

Speech Therapy/Speech Tablet

Discover available funds in your area that may be used for speech therapy and/or assistive device software for communication.

Variety
https://www.usvariety.org/chapters/
323-954-0824
erica@usvariety.org

Illinois Assistive Technology Program
https://www.iltech.org
1020 S. Spring St.
Springfield, IL 62704
217-522-7985
iatp@iltech.org

The Apraxia Connection
https://www.theapraxiaconnection.com
info@theapraxiaconnection.org

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Click here for National Speech Therapy/Speech Tablet Resources.

Parent Resources

See parent resources that provide useful information about services that are available in your community and that may benefit different aspects of you and your family’s lives.

 

Family Matters
https://www.fmptic.org
1901 S. 4th Street, Suite 209
Effingham, IL 62401
info@fmptic.org
(866) 436-7842

Family Resource Center on Disabilities
https://www.frcd.org
20 E. Jackson Boulevard, Room 300
Chicago, IL 60604
info@frcd.org
(800) 952-4199 (in IL)

Chicago Parent Magazine
https://www.chicagoparent.com
332 S. Michigan Ave. 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
708-386-5555

Learning Disability Association
https://www.ldaillinois.org
10101 South Roberts Rd, STE 205
Palos Hills, IL 60465
708-430-7532

 

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Insurance

Discover information on ways to navigate the tricky subject of insurance in your state.

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Fun for All

Learn more about the available activities in your community from culture to art, to leisure and sports.

Playground for Everyone
https://www.www.cityofdanville.org/parks.html
900 E Winter Ave.
Danville, IL 61832

Cosley Zoo
https://www.www.cosleyzoo.org/
1356 N. Gary Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187
630-665-5534

DuPage Children’s Museum
https://www.dupagechildrens.org/
301 N. Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540
630-673-8000

Funtopia
https://www.funtopiaworld.com/glenview/
2050 Tower Drive
Glenview, IL 60026
224-432-5435
glenview@funtopiaworld.com

GiGi’s Playhouse
https://www.gigisplayhouse.org/
2350 West Higgins Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
847-885-6149
info@gigisplayhouse.org

Sensory Garden Playground
https://www.playforalldupage.org/
2751 Navistar Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
630-690-4880

Chicago Children’s Museum
https://www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org/
700 E. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Brookfield Zoo
https://www.czs.org/Brookfield-ZOO/Home
8400 W. 31 St.
Brookfield, IL 60513
708-688-8000

Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure Park
https://www.goape.com/location/illinois-chicago/
1100 Ogden Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558
800-971-8271

Kohl Children’s Museum
https://www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org/
2100 Patriot Blvd.
Glenview, IL 60026
847-832-6600

Lincoln Park Zoo
https://www.lpzoo.org/
2001 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
312-742-2000

The Chicago Treehouse
https://www.thechicagotreehouse.com/
985 S. Rand Rd.
Lake Aurich, IL 60047
847-438-8887

We Rock the Spectrum
https://www.werockthespectrumedwardsville.com/
1015 Century Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025
618-307-5834

MNASR (Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation)
https://www.mnasr.org
6820 W. Dempster Street
Morton Grove, IL 60053
847-966-5522

NEDSRA (Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association)
https://www.nedsra.org/en/
1770 W. Centennial Place
Addison, IL 60101
630-620-4500
nedsra@nedsra.org

NISRA
https://www.nisra.org
285 Memorial Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
815-459-0737
info@nisra.org

NSSRA (Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association)
https://www.nssra.org
3105 MacArthur Blvd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
847-509-9400
info@nssra.org

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Education & Schooling

Learn about educational opportunities and resources that will promote achievement, educational excellence, and equal access.

UIC Specialized Care for Children Illinois
https://www.www.dscc.uic.edu
800-322-3722

Child’s Voice
https://www.childsvoice.org
1846 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-516-5720

Erikson Institute
https://www.erikson.edu
451 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654
312-755-2250
admission@erikson.edu

STARNET Chicago
https://www.starnetchicago.org
2651 W. Washington 2nd Flr
Chicago, IL 60612
773-553-5596
starnet@cps.edu

Homeschool Resources

Statewide Homeschool Associations
Illinois Christian Home Educators (ICHE)
Faith Based – https://iche.org

Illinois H.O.U.S.E.
http://www.illinoishouse.org

Local Support Groups
Arlington H.O.U.S.E Homeschool Group
http://www.arlingtonhomeschoolers.com/

CHARIS (Aurora/Sugar Grove)
https://mycharis.org/

Chicago Homeschool Discussion Forum
https://www.facebook.com/groups/508686889193748/

Chicagoland Homeschool Network
http://chicagolandhomeschoolnetwork.com/

Family of Christian Home Educators (Madison County)
http://www.foche.us/

Greater Peoria Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/155041751278291/

H.E.A.R.T. (Bolingbrook)
http://heartofbolingbrook.org/index.html

Lake County Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LakeCountyHS/

QCA Secular Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/qcasecularhomeschool/?ref=br_rs

Quad Cities Homeschool Coalition
https://www.facebook.com/groups/334022040077147/

 

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Early Intervention

Find early intervention services provide supports to babies and young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families.

 

Early Intervention
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=30321
401 South Clinton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607
1-800-843-6154

Illinois Early Intervention Information
https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=31183
823 East Monroe
Springfield, IL 62701
217-782-1981

 

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Click here for National Early Intervention Resources.

Advocacy

Know your rights and learn how to advocate for your child.

The Great Lakes ADA Center
https://www.www.adagreatlakes.org/
University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 West Roosevelt Road, Room 405
Chicago, IL 60608

Equip for Equality
https://www.equipforequality.org
20 North Michigan Ave., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60602
312-341-0022

Illinois Special Ed
https://www.illinoisspecialed.com
4884 Spinnaker Lane
Dekalb, IL 60115
978-660-5004
support@illinoisspecialed.com

The Arc of Illinois
https://www.thearcofil.org
9980 190th Street, Ste C
Moneka, IL 60448
815-464-1832

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