East Maine School District 63

Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world

Parent Resources

American Foundation for the Blind - Midwest

Autism Society of Illinois

A.S.K - Answers for Special Kids - a.s.k. is a non-profit organization established to support and educate families of children with special needs or learning differences in Evanston and neighboring communities. 

Center for Independent Futures (CIF) - Center for Independent Futures is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities live full and more independent lives. We create sustainable solutions through community living options, personal networks, and lifelong planning and education, tailored to support individuals and families as well as schools and agencies.

Community Alternatives Unlimited - Provides services for people who are coping with both the short- and long-term effects of any disabling condition and supporting economically challenged families to improve health and wellness during pregnancy and birth.

Disability Compass - Legal Help for the Handicapped 

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago 

Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD)

Have Dreams - Have Dreams is a Chicago-area nonprofit serving children, teens and young adults impacted by autism. We offer after-school, workplace training and adult day programs, along with diagnostic and family support services. Serving ages 16 months to adulthood, we offer a broad range of programs to serve the full range of the autism spectrum.

Illinois Assistive Technology Project IATP’s mission is to increase access to and the acquisition of Assistive Technology (AT) devices and services for individuals of all ages with disabilities. IATP provides AT information and services in the areas of education, employment, community living, and IT/telecommunications.

Illinois Early Childhood Intervention Clearinghouse

Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing

Illinois Spina Bifida Association

Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois

NAMI Illinois - NAMI Illinois (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a not-for-profit membership organization created to improve the lives of individuals and families challenged by mental illness. In collaboration with NAMI National, Illinois affiliates and other like-minded organizations, we influence public policies, provide up to date education and support programs, and increase public awareness and understanding of mental illness.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS)

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

National Lekotek Center - LEKOTEK CENTERS offer therapeutic PLAY-based family sessions for families of children with disabilities structured to help children learn, develop and thrive in a world that presents them with many unique and complex challenges.

Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) Family Resource Center on Disabilities

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs Division of Specialized Care for Children