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  • Next CAC Monthly Meeting:

  • Our next parent support meeting will be held on Saturday, April 16th at the Beverly Branch of the Chicago Public Library located at 1962 West 95th Street. Meeting time is 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, April 16, 11:00 am - 1:00 p.m.
    PLEASE NOTE LOCATION & TIME CHANGE FOR THIS MEETING!
    Beverly Branch of the Chicago Public Library
    1962 West 95th Street (Damen Avenue) , Chicago, IL. 60643
    11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Guest Speakers: Julisa Medrano and Ernest Love from TSA CARES & Duane Lewis  from Erasermitt®

  • AGENDA
     
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.            Refreshments, Meet & Greet

    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 noon         Guest Speakers:Julisa Medrano and Ernest Love from TSA CARES &                                               Duane Lewis  from Erasermitt®

    12:30 noon - 1:00 p.m.          News and Events in the Autism Community

      •      • CPDUs are available for Illinois educators who pre-register; include a note in your registration email to: kevans@chicagoautism.org.
      •      • Children 17 and under are not allowed in the general meeting but are welcome in respite.  Persons 18 and over w/ASD who find the meeting overstimulating are also welcome in respite (See details below). 

       

    RESPITE CARE
    Free respite care for children with autism is provided by professionally trained staff. However, ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required. Send your request to kevans@chicagoautism.org by Friday, April 15th. Include your name and the name and age of your loved one with autism. We limit respite care size to 20 to ensure safety and personalized care.


Saturday, April 30, 2016

“Dancing for Autism” New Jerusalem Grand Lodge & Queen Esther Grand Lodge are hosting a dance to support Autism Awareness at the Grand Ballroomlocated at 6351 S. Cottage Grove.   A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Chicagoland Autism Connection to help us offset administrative cost associated with our programs, advocacy, social outings and other events.   This event will have free refreshments, a cash bar and vendors.  CAC will have a table at this event.  We want to thank New Jerusalem Grand Lodge & Queen Esther Grand Chapter in advance for their support and generous donation.  A special note of thanks to Parent/Supporter/ Bro. Carlos Payne for selecting our group to receive the donation.   Tickets are $15.00 (You can purchase tickets at our next monthly meeting scheduled forSaturday, April 16, 2016 or contact us:  773-329-0375for more information.  PURCHASE TICKETS TODAY AT THE CAC MEMBERSHIP TABLE

Saturday, May 14, 2016
SIGN UP FOR THE WALK AT THE CHICAGOLAND AUTISM CONNECTION/AUTISM SPEAKS WALK TABLE TODAY!!!
Chicagoland Autism Connection (CAC) will host a team for the 2016 Autism Speaks Walk at Soldier Field.  We encourage you to walk with us on Saturday, May 14thfor another opportunity to bring awareness to the community.  If you are unable to walk, please sign-up to volunteer at our booth during the resource fair!  T-Shirts  from CAC are available for purchase for $10!  Walkers raising over $150 individually will receive a free commemorative t-shirt from Autism Speaks.  You can create your own team within our team!  More information on transportation and other details will be made available following the Autism Speaks kickoff meeting in late March.  “The Autism Speaks Walk is an inspirational and impactful opportunity to raise money and awareness to help change the future for all those who struggle with autism. Participating in Autism Speaks Walk empowers you to make a difference and provides you with an opportunity to honor someone with autism. Everyone is touched by autism in a different way.”  A special note of thanks to Jill Payne, Parent and Supporter for spearheading the team this year! Stay tuned for more details.  Registration for the walk is open now! http://www.autismspeakswalk.org/chicago/2016cacsupporters.  
GET YOUR T-SHIRT AT THE MONTHLY MEETING!!!

June 4th, 2016 3rd Annual Benefit Golf Outing

CAC GOLF OUTING 2016:

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Upcoming Events

 

April 16, 2016 - CAC Monthly Meeting

April 30, 2016 - “Dancing for Autism”

May 14, 2016 CHICAGOLAND AUTISM CONNECTION/AUTISM SPEAKS WALK

June 4 - 3rd Annual Benefit Golf Outing

The "A" Team and Junior "A" Team Bowling is back

 

We are there for families when they are given the news that a loved one has been diagnosed with this lifetime disorder.

We are there for families when they need a shoulder to lean on.

We are there for families when they need someone to simply listen. 

We are there for families when they need advice - when they need to draw upon the experiences of other families who have gone through what they are presently experiencing - when they need the reassurance that yes, things will get better - that there is hope.

 

 

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