Events

  • Next CAC Monthly Meeting:

  • Saturday, April 19, 2014 - , 10:00 am - 12:30 p.m.
    Easter Seals School and Center for Autism Research
    1939 West 13th Street, Chicago

  • Don't miss the meeting on Saturday! This month we have "100 pounds of information packed into a 50 pound bag". Once again we have an impressive array of speakers lined up.

    Ollie Woods is the father of a teen-aged boy with autism who is committed to assisting other parents who have loved ones with autism. He and Shettima Webb will discuss their latest project,  "Heroes of Life", a free program on April 26th for families.

    Jocelyn Carroll and Alice Smith are community outreach coordinators for Community Care Alliance. They will be talking about the new Medicaid mandate. This is of particular interest to families who have a loved one who is Medicaid eligible or may soon be. Medicaid is moving to an Integrated Care Program and participants must choose from a defined list of health plans. 

    Maurice Snell is well known in the autism community.  He is a 30 year old living with autism who has graduated from college and is employed as the Development Coordinator of Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago Central Office.  His mother Jennifer Snell is a retired Chicago Public Schools teacher who serves as the coordinator of Parents Talk Autism (PTA).  Come and hear the inspiring stories of these two terrific people. 

         • 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 pebutler@chicagoautism.org
    •      • 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). 

  • AGENDA
    10:00 - 10:30am       Refreshments; Networking
    10:30 - 10:45am      "Heroes of Life", Ollie Woods and Shettima Webb
  • 10:45 - 11:15am    "The Medicare Mandate", Jocelyn Carroll and Alice Smith
  • 11:15 - 12noon       "Our Testimony", Maurice and Jennifer Snell
  • 12:00 - 12:30pm      CAC Events, Autism Community News, Questions and Comments

 

RESPITE CARE
Free respite care for children with autism is provided by professionally trained staff.  However, ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required.  Send your request to pebutler@chicagoautism.org by Thursday, April 17.  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.


PAST EVENTS:

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

 

Dec 1, 2013 THE CHICAGOLAND AUTISM CONNECTION TRAVELS TO NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY’S AUTISM AWARENESS DAY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL GAME

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

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 visitwww.weliveandremember.com.  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

click the image for information including the ticket form >>>

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

Click here for the Spring Fling Workshop Sessions

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: April 19, 2014
    • 10:00 - 10:30am - Refreshments; Networking
      10:30 - 10:45am - "Heroes of Life", Ollie Woods and Shettima Webb
    • 10:45 - 11:15am - "The Medicare Mandate", Jocelyn Carroll and Alice Smith
    • 11:15 - 12noon - "Our Testimony", Maurice and Jennifer Snell
    • 12:00 - 12:30pm - CAC Events, Autism Community News, Questions and Comments