Autism Awareness Month – A look at TAP events around Illinois

  Join us throughout April as the The Autism Program celebrates Autism Awareness Month. Across the state, TAP network partners are offering a full schedule of fun and exciting events designed to celebrate the individuals we serve, increase public awareness of autism spectrum disorders, and provide valuable resources to the parents of children with autism. Below you will find events categorized by your region of Illinois Jump to Northern Illinois Jump to Central Illinois Jump to Southern Illinois Or view our complete online calendar   Northern Illinois Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:30am – Rockford Area Autism Conference Where: Linda K.
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March Center Spotlight – Trinity Services, Inc.

Happy March! Trinity Services’ Autism and Family Resource Center is revving up for Autism Awareness Month with special events and increased legislative advocacy! March is an exciting time for Trinity Services as we rev up for Autism Awareness Month and work diligently to protect autism services for families in Illinois.  This past month, several of us traveled to Springfield to meet with our TAP partners and advocate for autism service. Our team included Kelly Vinquist, Ashley Barnish, Sherry Ladislas, and Loretta Durbin. During our visit, we met with legislators to discuss the impact of TAP services in the community, TAP’s
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New CDC autism survey reflects the experience of TAP network partners in Illinois

A new survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may indicate that official autism prevalence rates of 1 in every 88 school age children, may be understated. The report, released yesterday by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, indicates that the prevalence rate may be as high as 1 in every 50 school age children. While more research is needed, the survey of nearly 100,000 families does reflect the experiences of The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) network partners. We have long suspected that the CDC’s prevalence rate of 1 in 88 is understated based
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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum Autism Awareness Celebration

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum has generously offered free admission to youth with autism spectrum disorder and one accompanying parent/adult chaperone in celebration of Autism Awareness Month. In order to receive the free admission you must contact TAP at 217-525-8332 before March 22. We will not be able to add any additional guests after that date. Please note that you must be on the list…no free admissions will be granted on the day of the event. Siblings or other family members will be charged the full admission price. Staff of the TAP Service Center at The Hope Institute
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Autism Awareness Night with the Rockford IceHogs

The Rockford lceHogs are pleased to host the inaugural Autism Awareness Night on Saturday, March 30, 2013! Tickets are just $15 with $5 from every ticket purchased through this order form, online or by mentioning Autism Awareness Night by phone will be donated to help The Autism Program (TAP) Service Center, a program of Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago – Rockford Region. If your group purchases 25 or more tickets each member of the group will be given an exclusive lceHogs water bottle! Click here to download the order form!
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