The UIC Center for Literacy opened its second Resource Center for Autism & Developmental Delays (RCADD) location on May 31st. A community reception featured Commissioner Evelyn Diaz of the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services presiding over the ribbon cutting.
RCADD programs encourage early intervention by sharing an extensive lending library of books, software, games, home teaching kits and visual supports with parents and teachers. “Parents often don’t know where to turn when first learning their child has ASD. It is a real challenge for parents with limited resources,” said Dr. Maureen Meehan, Director of Community Literacy Programs.
RCADD is a partnership with the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services, the Hope Institute for Children and Families, and The Autism Program of Illinois.
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