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Autism & Developmental Resources: RCADD

Participants at an RCADD Workshop

The Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays provides support for those who care for, teach and serve children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or other developmental delays. RCADD serves families currently enrolled in an Early Head Start or Head Start program as well as others throughout the Chicagoland area.

RCADD offers support at no cost to our patrons in the form of resources, referrals, training and ongoing consultations for families and professionals.

site locations

We have moved!

 

Our new location is at 1640 W. Roosevelt, Room 650 on the UIC Campus.  We are open by appointment only.  Call 312-413-4441 to make an appointment.

RCADD West (10 South Kedzie) & RCADD South (4314 S. Cottage Grove) are now closed.

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  • 10,000 + visits to RCADD lending library and resources room visits

  • 450 + parents, providers, and caregivers trained through RCADD workshops

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3/15/24

“EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN”

RCADD FINDS MIDDLE GROUND AT UIC!

The Resource Center for Autism & Developmental Delays is happy to announce the opening of our new center site at 1640 Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, IL 60608 Room 650. Our new campus location is centrally located between both previous RCADD sites to provide a citywide equitable access to services. We have a new phone number (312-413-4441) and a new email address (rcadd@uic.edu)!  Onsite service scheduling will begin April 1, 2024.

WHAT’S OLD…

RCADD patrons will have access to the same selection of services.

  • ACCESS TO THE LENDING LIBRARY
  • INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS
  • VISUAL SUPPORT CREATION
  • STATEWIDE REFERRALS
  • IEP ADVOCACY
  • WORKSHOPS

WHAT’S NEW…

RCADD patrons will find various new policies have been enacted.

  • RCADD WILL NOW REQUIRE PATRONS TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR ALL ONSITE SERVICES
  • APPOINTMENTS MAY BE REQUESTED BY EITHER CALLING THE CENTER AT 312-413-4441
  • ALL SERVICE INQUIRES WILL BE RETURNED WITHIN 5 – 7 BUISNESS DAYS
  • FREE PARKING WILL ONLY BE PROVIDED TO THOSE PATRONS WITH A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT
  • RCADD DOES NOT HAVE A DESIGNATED CHILDREN’S WAITING AREA
  • THE PRACTICE OF MAILING MATERIALS HAS ENDED

3/15/24

“TODO LO VIEJO ES NUEVO OTRA VEZ”

¡RCADD ENCUENTRA UN TÉRMINO MEDIO EN LA UIC!

El Centro de recursos para el autismo y los retrasos en el desarrollo se complace en anunciar la apertura de nuestro nuevo centro en 1640 Roosevelt Rd. Chicago, IL 60608 Sala 650. La ubicación de nuestro nuevo campus está ubicada centralmente entre los dos sitios RCADD anteriores para brindar un acceso equitativo a los servicios en toda la ciudad. ¡Tenemos un nuevo número de teléfono (312-413-4441) y una nueva dirección de correo electrónico (rcadd@uic.edu)! La programación del servicio en el sitio comenzará el 1 de abril de 2024.

¿QUÉ ES VIEJO…?

Los usuarios de RCADD tendrán acceso a la misma selección de servicios.

*ACCESO A LA BIBLIOTECA DE PRÉSTAMO
*CONSULTAS INDIVIDUALES
*CREACIÓN DE SOPORTE VISUAL
*REFERENCIAS A TODO EL ESTADO
*DEFENSA DEL IEP
*TALLERES DE TRABAJO

QUÉ HAY DE NUEVO…

Los patrocinadores de RCADD encontrarán que se han promulgado varias políticas nuevas.

*RCADD AHORA REQUIERE QUE LOS USUARIOS HAGAN UNA CITA PARA TODOS LOS SERVICIOS EN EL SITIO
*LAS CITAS SE PUEDEN SOLICITAR LLAMANDO AL CENTRO AL 312-413-4441

*Tenga en cuenta: no hay ningún especialista en discapacidades que hable español en el lugar.

*TODAS LAS CONSULTAS DE SERVICIO SERÁN DEVUELTAS DENTRO DE 5 A 7 DÍAS HÁBILES
*SOLO SE PROPORCIONARÁ ESTACIONAMIENTO GRATUITO A AQUELLOS CLIENTES CON CITA PROGRAMADA
*RCADD NO TIENE UN ÁREA DE ESPERA DESIGNADA PARA NIÑOS
*LA PRÁCTICA DE ENVÍO DE MATERIALES HA TERMINADO

3-6-24

The Resource Center for Autism & Developmental Delays (RCADD) continues to make progress in transitioning to our new University of Illinois site location at 1640 W. Roosevelt.

We appreciate your ongoing patience and support as we complete the final leg of our journey.  We are happy to report that we plan to open sometime this April.  Please stay tuned to our newsletter, as we will be announcing an opening date soon!

Sincerely,
The RCADD Team

3-6-24

El Centro de recursos para el autismo y los retrasos en el desarrollo (RCADD) continúa avanzando en la transición a nuestra nueva ubicación en la Universidad de Illinois en 1640 W. Roosevelt.

Agradecemos su paciencia y apoyo continuos mientras completamos el tramo final de nuestro viaje. Nos complace informar que planeamos abrir en algún momento de este mes de abril. ¡Estén atentos a nuestro boletín informativo, ya que pronto anunciaremos una fecha de apertura!

Atentamente,
El equipo RCADD

12-20-23

Services and assistance in Spanish will no longer be available after 12-21-22. Spanish materials are still available, but we encourage you to call on behalf of Spanish speaking families to access resources for them. We strongly encourage our Spanish-speaking patrons to continue using our services, and to bring another family member or friend who may be able to translate on your behalf. We will be using Google Translate to correspond to any email messages in Spanish.

12-20-23

Los servicios y la asistencia en español ya no estarán disponibles después del 21 de diciembre. Los materiales en español todavía están disponibles, pero les pedimos que llamen en nombre de las familias que solo hablan español para acceder a los recursos para ellos. Todavía queremos que familias que hablan español que continúen usando nuestros servicios y que traigan a otro familiar o amigo que pueda traducir para ellos. Usaremos Google Translate para corresponder a cualquier mensaje de correo electrónico en español.

2-2-23

Weekly limit of 10 printed pages and 10 laminated pages total.

This includes if you have us print material OR bring in your own material to be laminated.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

2-2-23

Límite semanal de 10 páginas impresas y 10 páginas plastificadas total.
Esto incluye si nos pide que imprimamos material O si trae su propio material para laminar.
Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.

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Jun 3 2024

Comprendiendo el Autismo y Apoyos Visuales

Monday, 12:00 pm–1:15 pm America/Chicago
Virtual Workshop: Zoom
Jun 11 2024

Tips and Tools for Homes and Schools

Tuesday, 12:00 pm–1:15 pm America/Chicago
Virtual Workshop: Zoom

Watch trainings now! Check out our Youtube channel

Amazing work, very prompt to answering emails and collaborating with me to find the perfect materials for my student to learn and continue growing!  Can’t wait to come back for more!

RCADD Patron  |  2021

Support for Families & Professionals Heading link

If you are a family member or professional responsible for a child in the Early Head Start/Head Start program we invite you to make an appointment to visit RCADD for support. While visiting our center you can take advantage of the following complimentary support offerings:
  • Resources

    Our lending library provides a variety of materials including books, games, software and visual supports for use at home or school. Our materials are designed to teach social skills, reduce anxiety, promote communication, and help to clearly define expectations for children.

    We invite families and caregivers to take advantage of the variety of complimentary resources available at our center. Through our RCADD Lending Library we provide books, software, games, and visual supports that are designed to help children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays improve language development and communication, social skills, academic achievement, sensory processing and assist with the activities of daily living.

    You’ll also have access to our computers, color printer, laminator, Velcro and manipulatives to aid you in creating adapted books, behavioral charts, schedules, and other activities to help support children’s goals.

  • Referrals

    We serve as the link to relevant services, resources and trainings including assessments, support groups, recreational activities, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respite services, advocacy, social skills groups, trainings, upcoming community opportunities and assistance with understanding your child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).

    If your child has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay or if you are concerned that your child is exhibiting some of the early warning signs of autism, the staff at the Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays can assist you with identifying the appropriate resources and referrals for your specific needs.

    We provide basic case management and referral information to connect families and professionals with the following services and resources:

    • Assessments
    • Support Groups
    • Recreational Activities
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
    • Advocacy
    • Social Skills Groups
    • Parent/Professional Trainings
    • Upcoming community opportunities

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Open by Appointment Only

1640 W Roosevelt, Room 650 DHSP, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Only those with appointments will be given parking passes for Lot F4.

Only visitors with appointments will be given parking passes to Lot F4. Visitors must request a parking pass upon visiting RCADD.

Street parking is on Roosevelt just south of Ashland. There is also free street parking on Ashland just east of Roosevelt. Both of these areas are two blocks away from 1640 W Roosevelt.

Metered parking, managed by the City of Chicago, is offered on Paulina which is the side road just next to the building. There is also a UIC parking structure located on Paulina two blocks away from the building.

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