• Giving Tuesday
    Tue, Nov 30
    Giving Tuesday
    We invite you to join our GivingTuesday campaign! Help make a difference in the lives of McHenry County families by donating to Options and Advocacy. You can do this by: • Texting, GIVETUESDAYO&A to 44-321 • Visit our Facebook Fundraising page, https://www.facebook.com/donate/4848234301877453/
  • Sibshops-2021-2022
    Sat, Dec 04
    Options & Advocacy
    Sibshops is for 8-14 year old siblings of kids with special needs. They will be held the 1st Sat. of each month (Oct.-Ma7) from 9-11:30 at Options and Advocacy. For more information contact Charlie Sullivan at charliejsullivan85@gmail.com
  • Hang Out Sr.  -Virtual
    Mon, Dec 13
    Hang Out Sr. -Virtual
    This group is designed for middle & High school-aged kids with autism spectrum disorder. Hang Out Sr. is a group used to encourage members to practice appropriate interactions in a safe & supportive environment to achieve social success. FOR MORE INFO. OR TO RSVP EMAIL lauren.erickson@opad.org
  • Hang Out Jr.  - Virtual
    Tue, Dec 14
    Hang Out Jr. - Virtual
    Hang Out Jr. is a group designed to give elementary school-aged children with autism an opportunity to hang out in a supportive environment & practice social strategies. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RSVP EMAIL Lauren Erickson at lauren.erickson@opad.org
  • Buddy Break-Must RSVP to susan.perkins@opad.org
    Sat, Dec 18
    First Church
    Buddy Break-Must RSVP to susan.perkins@opad.org
    Buddy Break is a free kids/respite program where kids with special needs make new friends, play fun games, enjoy crafts, stories, music, activities and more! Siblings have fun too! Meanwhile, their caregivers get a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities for three hours.
  • Wed, Jan 12
    Options & Advocacy
    Let's Talk----Dads and Caregivers
    Join us for a focus group about your experience accessing services at Options & Advocacy. How can we best support you? RSVP to otto.corzo@opad.org or call or text 815-596-0609