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This Group is open to McHenry County Caregivers of individuals with delays, disabilities, or other neurodivergent learning differences. There will be hot topic discussions, sharing, and networking opportunities. Register for the upcoming Caregiver Conference. For more information and questions contact Angela Krambeer at

Sibshops are workshop groups for 8-14 year old siblings of kids with special needs. Groups meet monthly from October-May on the first Saturday of each month from 9am-11:30am! This group is open for registration and will occur as long as we can meet safely in accordance to the CDC and the McHenry County Health Department. Participants will be expected to answer basic COVID health questions and to wear a mask. For more information, contact Winter Noe at

For registration forms in English click here or Spanish click here.

Respite is one of the most common resources requested by family and one of the most challenging to find. This is why Options & Advocacy and First Church of Crystal Lake are so pleased to announce that there is a FREE respite opportunity available right here in McHenry County!

The purpose of Discovery Group is to offer an opportunity for adults on the autism spectrum to build friendships with one another. The group engages in discussions about life, goals, and strategies and occasionally hosts guest speakers. For more information, contact Darbi Carbone at!

Social Skills groups utilize multiple Social Thinking curricula and strive to teach children and adolescents on the autism spectrum the importance of understanding themselves and their peers! Next Social Group is on Tuesday May 23, 5-6:30pm. To RSVP or for more information, contact Darbi Carbone at

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