July 2019

February 16, 2023

College Network

https://collegeautismnetwork.org About: The College Autism Network links varied stakeholders engaged in evidence-based efforts to improve access, experiences, and outcomes for college students with autism What They Do Advocacy: We empower college students with autism by amplifying their voices within the academic community and by providing free access to materials designed to […]
February 15, 2023

Increasing Housing Opportunities for Differently-abled clients

Check out our Special Needs Planner, Stephanie Thompson, as she joins with two realtors from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago to discuss how to make housing more inclusive, from building accessible homes to learning how to better serve clients who are differently-abled or have special needs. Check out the video here. […]
February 15, 2023

Advocacy in healthcare

AASPIRE offers this link to provide to healthcare providers for additional information and supports. You can learn more by visiting their dedicated link at https://autismandhealth.org/
January 27, 2023


Join the SNMS for some Super Bowl fun. Squares are $20 a piece and will benefit the squad for future events. Payouts are as followed 1st-$200 2nd-$250 3rd-$200 Final-$350 Click SIGN UP HERE to sign up and choose your squares. Payments can be made to our Venmo account…Either scan image […]
January 27, 2023


IRIS (Integrated Referral Intake System) is here to help make a change in your community. They assist families getting them connected to the services and resources they need. It’s a great way to bring community partners together to make something better. IRIS is a great place to turn to for […]
January 22, 2023

ABA therapy

SOOOO many opinions on ABA therapy. This post is NOT to influence whether or not to seek treatment, it’s simply to offer some quick resources I’ve stumbled upon: 1.) BACB website: this site will offer variety of information and literature regarding specifics on ABA therapy and certification process/criteria. BACB was […]
September 9, 2022

Respite care for your loved ones

As a family caregiver, there will be times when the stress of life becomes overwhelming. You are working a full-time job, taking care of your own children, and then you are also the caretaker of an aging parent or relative. You might even feel like you are being pulled in […]
September 7, 2022

PUNS (Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services) IL residents only

What is PUNS?? P.U.N.S (Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services) is a database of Illinois infants, children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities who have needs for developmental disability services or support. The PUNS database helps us identify and plan for your immediate needs. ​ How do I sign-up […]
April 9, 2022

Kids’ Waivers List

Ever heard of Katie Beckett? Or PUNS or Waiver Programs? If you are like me, it can be overwhelming and downright confusing. Why do I need to enroll my kiddo in these waiver programs? Do we even qualify? What does it do exactly? Where do I even start? Did you […]
July 8, 2019

Sensory Friendly Movie Day

What an incredible experience witnessing families watching a movie without judgement or worries about too much noise or not enough light. I wish I could host these every day all day!