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. Summer Session-Classes June 11, 18, 25, July 9 and 16.  9-10 am or 10:30-11:30.  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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June 9th 5:30 will take place on ZOOM.  Invitado especial: Diego Valdivia-Supervisor de servicios al inmigrante en la Voz Latina YMCA.  Porfavor registrase:    Meeting Registration - Zoom

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:

 

June 9, 6-7:30PM -- Autistic Identity & Intersectionality

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

Starting June 1st, 6-7:30. Peers for Teens-Join us for a 14 week group using the Peers curriculum designed to help social motivated teens & their caregivers learn strategies for making & keeping friends.  Teens must live in McHenry County & have a diagnosis/suspicion of Autism. 

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Stefanie Sullivan Joyful Arts Classes