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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

Autism 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.

Autism Pre-Teen Social Group 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.

Autism 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.

Tic Together 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 Tourette Syndrome.

Down Syndrome Parent Support Group This is a group where parents can celebrate the positive and get the guidance and the help they need to deal with various issues that they face raising their child with Down syndrome.

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.

GymQuest Celebrate Differences and GymQuest have partnered for a great way to spend Sunday mornings with a special needs child, their siblings and friends. Open plays are amazing and allow the children the opportunity to be themselves! Parents need to check the events calendar on the website.

Child and Family Connections Celebrate Differences and Child and Family Connections 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.

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