Thank you!

We would like to thank all of the legislators who voted in favor of the budget bills this past week and who also voted to override the Governor’s veto. We would also like to thank our supporters and partners who have advocated for us and called your legislators to make sure they know how important TAP, and other programs and services like it, is to the children and families of Illinois who are struggling with autism on a daily basis. We look forward to working with the Department of Human Services to ensure that we are able to continue providing
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Why not attend a conference?

This week’s blog has been one of the more difficult ones for me to write, probably because I have a specific purpose in mind that goes beyond some light reading that might be educational. This week I hope you will give some thought to attending the Living with Autism conference in Lisle this October. This is an annual conference organized by The Arc of Illinois, and it will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Lisle on October 9. TAP has worked with The Arc of Illinois as a sponsor of their Annual Convention for many years, and is a
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Bullying – A Problem That Hasn’t Disappeared

Almost everyone has had an experience with bullying in their lifetime. Some of us were bullied, others may have been bullies, and most people have seen at least one example of bullying taking place. But what is bullying? Most people from my generation (let’s call ourselves “older adults”) had a pretty simple view of bullying. Bullying was when the biggest kid in the school stole someone’s lunch, made someone cry repeatedly, or “picked on” a smaller kid. But if you look at changes in society over the last few (well, several) decades, bullying doesn’t really have a simple definition any
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