Annual Water Park Outing: July 20th, Aurora, IL. - SPLASH Country 6 to 8pm

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Check out our video of training, family outings and annual events supported by our UIC Community Engagement Grant, donations and Fundraisers

COE Community Engagement Grant

Annual Gala click here

Painted with a Purpose (June 29, 2019)

CAC had a great and relaxing special (end of the year) monthly meeting as we like to thank all the families that came out for the event.

Thanks to Exquisite 365 for their service to make this a great event. And finally a special thanks to UIC for the grant to have events like this for our caregivers, parents, self- advocates and little ones.

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June 22, 2019 - SKATE PARTY - PHOTOS!

6/3/19: Chicagoland Autism Connection says Congratulations again to all of our 2019 Summer Camp Scholarship winners who attended our ice cream social today!

A special Thank You to Shawn Michelle Homemade Ice cream for allowing us to host this function in such a great establishment. CAC would also like to thank our chair and co-chair Lashan Harrell and Jessica Faulkner for their hard work on this initiative!!

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Summer Camp Scholarship Winners.   

Chicagoland Autism Connection (CAC) would like to announce the winners of our 2019 Summer Camp Scholarships designed to help families offset cost for camp this summer!

The winners were selected based on the application essays or picture stories on why the applicant wants to attend Summer Camp. Some applications were rejected for failure to complete the entire application but we hope to offer this again next year!

A special thank you to our co chairs, Ms. Shea Harrell and Mrs. Jessica Faulkner!

A special invitation will be sent to our winners with instructions on where and how they can pick up their award in the next few days!

$200 Winners
1. Beth K
2. Sylvia Carter S
3. Carrie T
4. Joe C
5. Letia K , Brent Symone Letia

$100 Wimners
1. Jacqueline Hallom P
2. Sandra H
3. Erica Campos
4. Elaine R , Elaine H
5. Sri C
6. Susan
7. Christina V
8. Sonja Abrams W

Congratulations! to all of our winners!!!

💙The Chicagoland Autism Connection Board of Directors💙

First Autism Advocacy Day


Governor signs Proclamation  April 2, 2019
First World Autism Awareness & Acceptance Day in Illinois 



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