Check out local community events that serve to support families and individuals affected by autism.
Founded in 2002 as a small group of parents needing to make a difference in our community has grown to more than 200 members today. We strive to meet the demands by tapping into the strength of the community and fundraising with the help of our many volunteers.
Parent-centered training, community events for the family, family and caretaker support, awareness, recreational opportunities, website for resources, community/school collaboration, making an autism-friendly community!
Autism Friendly Community (AFC) is Autism McLean’s community outreach program— helping McLean County to be truly autism-friendly: one business, one organization, one person at a time! We partner with local businesses, organizations and individuals to expand awareness and inclusion.
As a parent with a child diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder you may be looking for answers to a thousand questions. There are quite a few resources available in McLean County, the state, and nationally for people who live and work with individuals with autism. We are hopeful that this book will help you find the ones you need as you need them.
Autism McLean is proud to offer up to five $1,000 scholarships to help support individuals with autism spectrum related disorders with their post-secondary education and training.
Join Autism McLean’s Minecraft Server! Here, children with autism and their siblings can build whatever they dream up in a welcoming and Autism-friendly community without having to worry about limited materials or fighting monsters.
Want an easy way to donate at no cost to you? Add Autism McLean as your charity through Amazon Smiles. Follow the link to add us. Thank you for making a difference!
One of the primary purposes of Autism Mclean (AM) is to ensure that individuals with autism obtain access to the community. Because it is our goal to serve the entire spectrum and community of individuals with autism we have set aside stipend money for children, adolescents, and adults in the community to ensure they have the same opportunities for recreational and social activities as their peers. Learn More
Illinois ABLE Account IL ABLE “Achieving a Better Life Experience” accounts give people with disabilities and their families greater financial independence while preserving benefits. A high-quality, low-cost IL ABLE savings and investment account can be opened by an eligible individual, or Authorized Individual, at any time, no matter what state you live in. Savings in an IL ABLE account are not counted in determining entitlement to any federal needs-based benefits. This includes such programs as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Medical Assistance (Medicaid), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), housing assistance
Have you just received a diagnosis? Know someone who has? Our Getting Started Kit, can help get you started on your journey. Each kit has A folder with fact sheets and local provider information A First Steps booklet Brochures from local organizations who can help Small gift items for local organizations All packaged in a reusable tote bag. Each kit has been assembled by an individual with autism.
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Autism McLean is here to serve as a voice for our children and adults with autism, to help create a system that will not only help support those that need to be supported, but to bring enough awareness of and about autism that our children will find acceptance and hope that with that they will find a meaningful place within our community. We are an avenue...YOU are what makes this organization what it is! Please consider a donation to help us achieve our mission!...Read more