OUR PROGRAMS

Child & Family Connections (CFC)

Here to support you if you have concerns about the development of a child under the age of 3.



Helping Us Grow (HUG)

Home visiting for families with children birth to three, as well as pregnant women who are experiencing significant life stressors.

 

Autism Resource Center (ARC)
Providing support to people on the autism spectrum and their families.

OUR MISSION

Empowering individuals and their families through advocacy and education while creating a more inclusive community!

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What's Happening at O&A?

Interested in art exploration? Join us for a variety of art experiences over 5 weeks. Fall Session-Classes September 10, 17, 24, October 1, & 8 at 10:00am-11:00am. Sign up for 1 class or for the 5-week session!  $5 per class or $25 for 5-week session.  Scholarships available. Eligibility: Over age of 18 with intellectual or development disabilities & a resident of McHenry County. Questions email cindy.sullivan@opad.org.  For registration forms click here.  Space is limited so register ASAP!!

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Save the date! Our Annual Fall Family Festival is September 25, 2022 12:00-5:00pm at Kingston Lanes (1330 S Eastwood Dr. Woodstock IL 60098). There will be something for the entire family from kids games, tattoos, raffles, and Live performances from Kingpins and Pirates over 40. If you are interested in signing up for our Cornhole Fundraiser click on the link below. Participants will sign in at 12:30pm, $30 per person, Blind draw partners. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

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Connections is our new social group for autistic adults by autistic adults! Everyone 18 years or older with a diagnosis of autism or who self identify as autistic are welcome! This group is about creating social opportunities, finding common interests with other adults, and building new relationships. Next group meeting is on August 25, at 6-7:30pm in the Woodstock Square Gazebo 121 W Van Buren St. Woodstock, IL 60098 For more information contact Darbi Carbone at 815-477-4720 ext. 226
darbi.carbone@opad.org

Interested in learning more about autism? Join Options & Advocacy's Autism Resource Center for this free 4-part training series hosted at The Community Foundation for McHenry County: 33 E. Woodstock St., Crystal Lake.  Series Topics:

Upcoming dates:

September 8, 6-7 :30PM -- Working Side by Side: Collaborating to Create an Autism Friendly workplace

December 8, 6-7:30PM-- Topic TBD

Question : susan.perkinks@opad.org     

To register: https://forms.gle/TcfFeCWTXZtoxJyz9

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