A special statement concerning our national tragedy

Last Friday, the unimaginable events that transpired at Sandy Hook Elementary School forever changed our society and left our nation mourning for the unnecessary loss of so many young lives. As a network, we offer our deepest sympathies to the families of Sandy Hook. As a community, we are heartbroken. As a nation, we must now collectively seek a cause for these events and subsequently address the complex issues that lead to such tragedies. However, we cannot stress enough, the importance that the media, public and our elected officials approach these issues with the level of thoughtful, evidence-based care that
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A letter from Tara Glavin-Javaid

This past week has been a very difficult one for children and families across our nation. Words cannot express the sorrow that we feel for the victims of last Friday’s tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families who have suffered this unspeakable loss. Unfortunately, this tragedy will also be especially difficult for the families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Recent media coverage has created a misleading perception of those in our community who live with Asperger’s syndrome. As a result, we will undoubtedly need to work harder to provide critical support for individuals
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December Center Spotlight – Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago

Happy Holidays from the staff of Easter Seals Metro – Chicago. In recent months we have had a significant increase in Family and Educator Consultations with new clients being referred from early intervention providers, diagnostic clinics, and school administrators. In November, we hosted an Open House for families, teachers and professionals to come and check out our new space and learn more about our program. We had an amazing turn out and would like to thank our fellow Network Partners who were able to join us! For the past few years the Chicago Children’s Museum has chosen The Autism Program
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