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Parent Support Groups for Parents of Children with Disabilities

At Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley, we believe that the whole family needs support and services. We offer a number of parent support groups for parents and family members of children with special needs.

Coffee Talk Tuesdays

Join us on Tuesdays at our Villa Park Center from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the staff lounge.  All parents and their children are welcome to come, sit, chat and drink coffee.  Please contact Sharon Pike with any questions or call 630.620.4433.

Parents with Adults Group

This group meets the first Monday of the month at the Villa Park Center. The group is for any parents who have children 14 years or older who have transition questions.  For questions, please email Cara Long or call 630.620.4433.

Special Needs Dads Network

Are you a Dad of a Special Needs Child? The Special Needs Dads Network is a group of dads who meet once a month at Tommy Nevins Pub in Naperville. The vision of the group is to offer a forum in a casual setting for Dads of disabled children to meet others in similar situations, learn about different services provided and expand our professional networks. The group has occasional speakers to discuss various topics ie, special needs trusts, therapy providers and other organizations.

The group typically meets on the first Tuesday or Thursday of each month at Tommy Nevin's Pub Naperville location in the Library Room from 7:00pm-9:00pm.  The meeting dates may change due to speaker and the groups availability so be sure to contact Matt Latourette at Matt.Latourette@Yahoo.com for the most current schedule.  NOTE: THE SPECIAL NEEDS DADS NETWORK IS NOT DIRECTLY AFFILIATED WITH EASTER SEALS DUPAGE AND THE FOX VALLEY REGION 

IEP Support

Need help with your IEP?  Dr. Meghan Burke from the University of Illinois has offered to meet with families to review and improve their child's IEP.  Dr. Burke has her PhD in Special Education - Severe Disabilities and offers a wealth of knowledge.  For more information or to sign up for a meeting with Dr. Burke, contact Cara Long.

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