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" When Ryan first joined book club he refused to read at all. Slowly he became more comfortable but would only read when others his their faces behind a book. To see him now fills me with joy, He's happy to read to the group and proud of how far he's come. For a child with Autism, this is a huge success. Its been life changing for us all."

Allen, father of book club participant, Ryan

PROGRAMS

Parent Support Group This group exists to support, encourage and share information with other parents. Everyone is welcome to this group including teachers, caregivers, doctors and anyone who has been touched in some way by Autism.

Pre-Teen Club Welcomes pre-teens with Autism between the ages of 9 to 12 years old. The social group was formed to help facilitate social interaction and help with other issues.

Teen Club The Autism Teen Club is for Teens on the Autism spectrum ages 13 – 19 and provides a place for teens to have positive social experiences with their peers in a safe, comfortable atmosphere.

Sibling Workshops Workshops are offered to siblings twice a year. Siblings will enjoy lively, relaxed events that emphasize a kids-eye view of sibling issues.

Day One Pact and Celebrate Differences have partnered to bring the 3 and under playgroup, which meets Tuesdays – six week sessions and offered twice a year. The group allows the children to socialize and learn to play together while the parent, grandparent or care - taker network in another room.

Next Chapter Book Club Our Next Chapter Book Club offers young adults an opportunity to socialize out in the community and to gain, or continue, their skill of reading.

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All of our support groups are parent facilitated.


A not-for-profit organization, Celebrate Differences is incorporated in the State of Illinois and files as a qualified 501(c)(3) organization with the Internal Revenue Service, Id 20-5007373. 

5375 Route 34, Ste 4 - Oswego, IL 60543   |   630.885.3006