At the February meeting, participants enjoyed presentations by Dawn Akelis of the Chicago Children's Theatre's Red Kite Project and by Amanda Stetzer and Christiana Shafer of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders.

CAC Updates:

    Thanks to the following companies for their generous donations to the "Night of the Stars" Dinner Dance:

    All Blown Up Balloon Creations • Aveda Institute • Better Images Barber Salon • Chicago Bears, • Chicago Bulls • Chicago Cubs • Chicago White Sox • Chiropractic Care • Coopers Hawk Winery, Orland Park • Costco Wholesale • Goodman Theater • Dr. Temple Grandin • Hilton Oak Lawn and Whitney’s Café • Lou Malnati’s, Chicago • Paula Kluth • Marcus Theaters Corp. • Method Home Products • NBC 5 Chicago • Panera Bread – South Holland • Park Cleaners • Performance Mailers Inc. • Seaway National Bank • Sidley Austin LLP • Southwest Airlines • Trader Joe’s Chicago Loop • Urban Oasis

Upcoming Events:

Next CAC Monthly Meeting:  Sat. March 15, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Easter Seals School and Center for Autism Research
1939 West 13th Street, Chicago

Our presenters this month are Katie Hench and Christopher Flint of Infiniteach who will be discussing a brand new computer app that they have designed for individuals with autism.

CAC meets on the third Saturday of each month from September through June with the exception of December.  At each meeting we provide one or more speakers on a topic of interest.


Saturday, April 5 - 15th - Annual "Spring Fling for Autism Awareness" Resource Fair


Saturday, July 26 - Summer Picnic and Waterpark Party


Saturday, November 1 - 10th Annual "Night of Stars" Dinner Dance



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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