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Summer Hours
The Resource Room will be open Mon. - Fri. 10 am - 3 pm
CLOSED on Saturdays during the Summer
Call if you need to stop by during times we are not open. 
We might be able to accommodate you.

Resource room number: 217.244.1395
Our friends just call us TAP.  We focus on facilitating collaborations between agencies, schools, and individuals that enhance the community’s capacity and quality of services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families.  Find more information about TAP on our website or follow us:
Preparing Children with Autism for Summer 
By: Brittany Fichter
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders struggle with changes, particularly in their daily schedules. We’ve discussed how children with Autism need extra support during the holiday season. Now we’re going to discuss how we can support them throughout the summer. Read more here
2101 N Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61822
 JUNE 10 from 5pm - 8 pm
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Help support research by participating in these studies:

Seeking participants for Infant Brain Imaging Study: Brain development in Autism
to identify symptoms of autism sooner.

Infants 0 - 6 months old and at least one older full sibling diagnosed with autism. Expectant parents encouraged to contact us.
Travel to St. Louis when infants are 6, 12, and 24 months
infants complete developmental testing and MRI scan
Reimbursement for study related expenses and $100 compensation per visit. 
Contact us: Lisa Flake 888.845.6786 or email
Visit for more information.

Attention Siblings-in-Law

A study opportunity for individuals who are married to a spouse who is a brother/sister to a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Anonymously share your experiences, thoughts and feelings of being a sibling-in-law by accessing the link below. Survey will take approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete. Questions?
Click Here



Free Autism Webinars

TAP Webinars Click Here
May 30 Let's Learn About ABLE Accounts
June 13 Early Detection, There is Nothing to Fear
June 20 The Basic Tenants of ABA Services and Beyond
June 27 A Look At Alternative Interventions

Monarch Center for Autism offers free monthly webinars, presented by experts, on autism-related topics including Behavior, Transition Planning, Mental Health, Visual Supports, Technology, and more. 
All webinars are recorded, archived, and available on our website.
Please join us for an upcoming webinar. Details and registration are  on our website.  

The Child and Family Law Center Free Webinars/Presentations 
Click Here
Click Here to register


Autism in the News

Resources within Reason

Many free resources and toolkits to help children with learning and attention issues
Click Here

Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources
Click Here

Autism Certification Center
ASD Strategies in Action: Real-Life, Practical, Evidence-Based
Many Faces of Autism - a free course that will introduce you to characteristics of ASD

Click Here

OAR Organization for Autism Research publishes and provides free resources to support families, educators, and clinical professionals. This page includes a complete list of all of the resources we offer to individuals and families at no cost.
Click Here

Autism Speaks Tool Kits are free resources on topics ranging from toilet training and new diagnoses to housing and post secondary education
Click Here

Area Support Groups

Which one is for you?

CU Autism Network
Facebook group

CU Able
Facebook group.
Parent Network Meeting
Where: Stephens Family YMCA, Community Room
Description: Open meeting/discussion for all parents of kids with disabilities.  Meet other parents who "get it".  Childcare is free for YMCA members, $5.00 for non members.
Puzzled Minds 

Danville area support group for families and professionals.    For more information contact

Adults on the Spectrum
This groups meets once each month to  talk and socialize together. Members currently range in age from the early twenties to the fifties. All are welcome!
Every second Saturday 1- 2:30 in the lobby of Christopher Hall
Check out Facebook page.

Vermilion-Iroquois Disability Connection 
 Meets every last Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm at Hoopeston First Church of God. 
Call or text Margo -(815)471-0828
Facebook page

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