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April 7, 2018 - Light it Up @ Brookfield Zoo

April 14, 2018 Spring Fling

Chicagoland Autism Connection attends Autism Eats Chicago first event at Chief O'Neils - 2017


August 13, 2016 - Bud Billiken Parade
CAC had a blast of a time at the 87th Annual Parade Bud Billiken.

  • July 17, 2016 Hats Off for Autism & July 23, 2016 Disability Parade

  • CAC proudly supported “Hats Off for Autism”, an event presented by The Answers Inc. and Special Needs M.O.M. organizations. CAC President, Kim Johnson-Evans was the keynote speaker.

  • The following week, CAC Board and fellow members participated in the 2016 Disability Parade, held in downtown Chicago.

July 9, 2016 Annual Picnic and Water Park Party

  • Our Annual Picnic and Water Park Party was a huge success, as we had over 170 people at the event.



Cool temperatures could not dampen the enthusiasm of 63 CAC family members and friends as they enjoyed hay rides, airbrush tattoos, the Southern Comfort ride, marshmallow toasting, the petting zoo, and pony and horse riding on Sunday, October 5th.  It was difficult to tell who was having the most fun - the children or the adults.  The Silver Stallion Ranch, also known as the Black Cowboy Ranch, is owned by Stanley and Donna Robinson and has been bringing a little bit of cowboy to inner city families for twenty-two years. Thanks to the Robinsons for hosting us.

2013 Spring Fling Resource Fair


2012 Night of Stars" Dinner Dance

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14th Annual "Spring Fling for Autism Awareness" Resource Fair ~ April 6th

 Members of the "A Team" Social and Recreational Club and Family at the monthly bowling outing
2012 Spring Fling for Autism Awareness Resource fair
  2011 "Night of Stars" Dinner Dance
October 2011 meeting.
Mary Crissman of Little Friends Autism Center was the guest presenter at the October meeting. Her workshop was titled "Teaching Independent Skills Using Nonverbal Prompts"

September 2011 Meeting
Dr. Richard Smith (Chicago Public Schools, Chief Officer - Office of Special Education and Supports) and Cassie Wells (CPS Specialized Services Administrator) 

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Autism Roundtable April 11, 2011
(l to r) Dr. Richard Smith (Chicago Public Schools Chief Officer of Special Education and Supports), Mary Richardson-Lowry (President - Chicago Board of Education), Paul Eric Butler (President, Chicagoland Autism Connection), and Mo Buti (CPS Administrator of Autism and Intellectual Disabilities) at the Chicago Public Schools sponsored "Autism Roundtable"
April 2nd 12th Annual "Spring Fling for Autism Awareness"
Resource Fair held at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences attended by close to 300 people.
     November 6, 2010 6th annual "Night of Stars" Dinner Dance held at the Hilton Oak Lawn Hotel and Conference Center

Wanda Satkas (CAC Board Chairman), Holly Robinson Peete (actress, author, mother of a child with autism, co-founder of the Hollyrod Foundation), and Paul Eric Butler (CAC President)