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Chicago

May 15, 2014

On May 6, 2014, families, professionals, and educators gathered together at the inaugural “Parent to Parent Town Hall Meeting” sponsored by Autism Speaks and held at Wood Oaks Jr. High School in Northbrook, Illinois.

October 25, 2013

Psychologist and author David Royko, the son of legendary late Chicago newspaper columnist Mike Royko, has publlished an e-book entitled The Chronicles of Ben-- Adventures in Autism.  The book compiles Royko's writings about his son Ben, who is severely affected with autism.

October 24, 2013

On Monday evening, Autism Speaks held its sixth Small Business Town Hall meeting, hosted by Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The Chicagoland autism community showed its recognition of the dire need for appropriate employment opportunities for adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

Advancing the Role and Impact of Small Businesses in Employing Adults with Autism

Autism Speaks Small Business Town Hall meetings are designed to help spread the word about small businesses employing individuals on the autism spectrum and engage members of the community in a dynamic discussion about the opportunities that small businesses have in their local areas. 

Wednesday, October 23rd
7:00PM

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, Autism Speaks to Young Professionals (AS2YP) Chicago hosted its first annual Light it Up Blue reception, Illuminate at the Joffrey Ballet Tower at 10 E Randolph in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Figure 1: Illuminating the Joffrey Ballet

Pilot Program Focused on Improving Services in Four Regions; Seeking Grants Proposals from Innovative Service Providers in South Florida, Chicago, Southern California and St. Louis

In an effort to increase its impact at the local level, Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, to

September 12, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (September 12, 2012) – In an effort to increase its impact at the local level, Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today issued a request for applications for its first Family Services Chapter Grants, a pilot program that seeks to directly support the innovative work of autism service providers in four key geographic chapters of Autism Speaks: South Florida, Chicagoland, Southern California and St. Louis.