The Autism Program of Illinois announces new partnership to protect Illinois families

The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) today marked Autism Awareness Month and its tenth anniversary by announcing a new collaboration to help make Illinois’ highways safer for those with autism spectrum disorders and other cognitive and physical differences. At a state Capitol news conference, TAP officials announced a partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to make materials for that agency’s Yellow Dot program available at TAP centers across Illinois. Launched in 2011 by IDOT in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department on Aging, the Yellow Dot program helps first responders (police, fire
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Announcing the opening of RCADD South

We are pleased to announce the opening of the Resource Center for Autism & Developmental Delays - South Location. Be sure to visit our center with an extensive lending library of resources including books, software, games, home teaching kits and visual supports is available to parents, caregivers, teachers, and others seeking resources for young children with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental delays.
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Celebrate Autism 2013 – Easter Seals

On behalf of Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, I invite you to participate in a very special program called “Celebrate Autism!” This is an opportunity for you to share an inspirational story with dozens of parents, teachers, therapists, family members, professionals, and individuals who have been touched by autism. We will feature your story along with dozens of others on a special “Celebrate Autism” webpage filled with stories and insights which will appear in April on Easter Seals Web site (www.eastersealsandautism.com). You can share your own personal experience or talk about someone you know who is living with autism. You don’t
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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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