Options & Advocacy for McHenry County is celebrating its 20th year of providing services and supports to infants, children and adults with developmental delays and disabilities.  We opened our doors in 1994 with two full-time and two part-time staff members and an annual budget of $125,889.  Today we have thirty full-time employees and our budget is over one million dollars.

Our Child & Family Connections program is the system point of entry for children under the age of three who are experiencing a delay in their development.  We are one of 25 such offices that cover Illinois.  Our Community Access Coordination program is the system point of entry for anyone over the age of three who has a developmental disability and is seeking services or supports from the Illinois Division of Developmental Disabilities.  We are one of 18 independent service coordination agencies that cover Illinois.  Our Autism Support Program serves children and adults who have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.

All of our programs provide service coordination services, educational advocacy and other supports which are centered on the individuals and families that we serve.  Our playgroups, support groups, and Sibshops program demonstrate our deep commitment to the families of McHenry County.

Thank you for supporting us for 20 years!  We cannot continue our good work without the assistance of a caring and giving community!  Please consider how you can help us move into our next 20 years of service


Cindy Sullivan

Executive Director

Upcoming Events

all-day Hang Out
Hang Out
Apr 25 all-day
Time: TBA
all-day Hang Out Jr.
Hang Out Jr.
Apr 25 all-day
Time: TBA
10:00 am Healthy Kids Day
Healthy Kids Day
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Healthy Kids Day, Saturday April 25th, 10AM at the YMCA of Crystal Lake, free for O&A families Learn more
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