• Next CAC Monthly Meeting:

  • Saturday, October 17, 2015 - , 10:00 am - 12:30 p.m.
    Easter Seals School and Center for Autism Research
    1939 West 13th Street, Chicago

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.        Refreshments, Networking

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon       Celebrating Progress through ABA Therapy: Why and how to access services in 2016. ABA Midwest Education, LTD with Janice M. Pellecchia, MA, Psychology, BCBA, President & Senior Behavior Analyst, Bryan Murphy, MA, BCBA and Shannon Riemersma, MSW, BCBA

Noon. - 12:30 p.m.      News and Events in the Autism Community

  •      • Free parking lot; enter on Hastings Street, one block south of 13th Street. 
         • Use the parking lot entrance to the building; the other entrances are locked
         • Registration for this meeting is not required but is recommended; send your notice       to
    •      • CPDU's are available for Illinois educators who pre-register; include a note in your registration email
    •      • 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). 


Free respite care for children with autism is provided by professionally trained staff.  However, ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required.  Send your request to  by Friday, January 15, 2016.  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, Nov 7th, 2015 11th Annual Night of the Stars


+Saturday, July 25th Picnic and Water Park Party


+Saturday, June 20th CAC Monthly Meeting at Easter Seals School, 1939 West 13th St. in Chicago


Sunday, June 21st “A Team” and “Junior A Team” Bowling



Sat. June 6th, 2015 - 2nd Annual CAC Benefit Golf Outing " Come Tee Off With Us"

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April 18, 2015 - 16th Annual Spring Fling for Autism Awareness


Sunday, Oct 5th - Field Trip to the Silver Stallion (Black Cowboy) Ranch


Saturday, Nov 1st, 2014 - “Night of Stars” Family and Friends Dinner Dance

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Saturday, June 07, 2-14 Benefit Golf Outing


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



Nov. 2nd, 2013 ~ 9th Annual Night of Stars Family & Friends Dinner Dance
6:00-11:00 p.m. - Hilton Oak Lawn 94th and Cicero, Oak Lawn

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 Oasi

Congratulations to Wanda Bethel Satkas on her selection as the "State of Illinois Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities' 2013 Advocate of the Year".  Wanda, co-founder of CAC and for many years the CEO, was recognized at a ceremony in Springfield this past May.  Additionally, Wanda is among a group who will be honored by Creativity United at the "We Dream in Color" event on Sunday, July 21st at the DuSable Museum.  This program celebrates individuals who have learned to embrace their color to enhance the lives of others.  There will be food and a roster of tremendous entertainers.  Tickets are $100 (VIP Meet & Greet), $50 (General Admission), and $35 (Show Only).  For tickets and additional information call (773) 621-3372 or  The VIP Meet & Greet is at 5:00 p.m., the Reception is at 5:15 p.m., and the Show begins at 6:30 p.m.  Let's show up and thank Wanda for her many years of hard work on behalf of the autism community!!

July 27th Waterpark Party

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8th Annual "Night of Stars" Dinner Dance

Saturday, November 10, 2012
6:00-11:00 p.m. - Hilton Oak Lawn
94th and Cicero, Oak Lawn

14th Annual "Spring Fling for Autism Awareness" Resource Fair ~ April 6th

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Saturday, April 6 ~ 7:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
3857 West 111th Street, Chicago

~ April 13th...

CHICAGOLAND AUTISM CONNECTION (CAC) & THE “A” TEAM HOST A FAMILY OUTING TO MEDIEVAL TIMES Saturday, April 13, 2013 @ 4:30 PM. (Bus pick-up at 3:00 p.m.)

Sunday, June 9th...

CHICAGOLAND AUTISM CONNECTION (CAC) & THE “A” TEAM HOST A FAMILY OUTING TO SHEDD AQUARIUM Sunday, June 9, 2013 @ 2:00 PM entry/Oceanarium, 3:30PM aquarium, and 4:00PM special exhibition. (Bus pick-up at 1:00 PM sharp)

CAC Monthly Meeting: Jan. 16, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m - Refreshments, Networking
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Celebrating Progress through ABA Therapy: Why and how to access services in 2016.
Noon - 12:30 p.m. - News and Events in the Autism Community 
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