Developmental Disabilities

Includes such topics as cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, Hearing Impairment, Rett Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Vision Impairment

  • One Place for Special Needs

    Begun by a parent of two children with disabilities, this website allows the disability community to share resources and make connections in their own neighborhood and gather practical information to support their children at home, school and in the community.

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  • Jewish Children and Family Services (JCFS)

    Provides trusted, innovative and individualized care and support for families of all backgrounds across Chicagoland. Services include therapy for children and adults; support for people with disabilities and their families; respite care; special education; general counseling, inclusive summer camps for children with disabilities, support for families adopting children, and more.

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  • Rett Syndrome Association of Illinois

    Welcome to the Rett Syndrome Association of Illinois. We are dedicated to developing awareness and understanding of, and furthering the advancement of research for Rett Syndrome. Rett Syndrome Association of Illinois (RSAI) serves as a support system, and provides resources for families and friends.

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  • Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

    An Illinois not-for-profit organization serving 43 counties, the foundation offers counseling, advocacy and educational services to people with epilepsy, their families, and the communities in which they live. Services include information about epilepsy, training and education, case management, programs for children and adults, support groups, legal help, and much more.

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  • United Parent Support for Down Syndrome, UPS for DownS

    Started in the Chicago area over 35 years ago, the organization prides itself on being run and organized entirely by volunteers - mostly parents and family members. Reaching far beyond the metro Chicago area, UPS for DownS provides trainings, education, information and community opportunities in order to create communities that are diverse, welcoming and inclusive.

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  • Gigi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center

    Works to change the way the world views Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. Free therapeutic and educational programming for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Local locations.

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  • Family Ideas Network for Down Syndrome, FINDS

    A McHenry County, Illinois, not-for-profit all volunteer support organization, maximizing the potential of each individual person with Down Syndrome and improving the quality of their lives by sharing ideas, exploring new concepts, and celebrating successes together. FINDS provides Bi-Monthly Newsletters, Social Events, Educational Services, and Family Support.

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  • Down Syndrome Support - South Suburbs

    The Chicagoland Buddy Walk is run by parents and families of individuals with Down syndrome. Once a year we have a 1-mile walk to support local individuals and groups involved with making a better life in the Down syndrome world. Not only do we have a beautiful walk, we also have many other family activities to enjoy throughout the day. Please check the Walk Schedule for a list of this year's events.

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