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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.

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We are moving! | Nos estamos moviendo!


While we transition, RCADD is committed to continue providing a robust online/virtual patron experience until such time that we can reopen our doors to the public in early 2024. 

RCADD West (10 South Kedzie) & RCADD South (4314 S. Cottage Grove) will be closed starting July 2023

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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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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, Room 650

Our efforts to date have included three free give away days at our RCADD West (10 South Kedzie) location culminating in the permanent closure. Our current efforts are singularly focused on preparing RCADD South (4314 S. Cottage Grove) to not only make the physical transition but to also offer similar free give away days in the months to come.

Like all good intentions this process has not come without various obstacles. In spite of these unforeseen circumstances, RCADD is committed to continue providing a robust online/virtual patron experience until such time that we can reopen our doors to the public in early 2024.

Your patience and support during this process is greatly appreciated as we eagerly await your return.

The RCADD Team


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.

Nuestros esfuerzos hasta la fecha han incluido tres días de obsequio gratuito en nuestra ubicación de RCADD West (10 South Kedzie) que culminaron con el cierre permanente. Nuestros esfuerzos actuales se centran singularmente en preparar a RCADD South (4314 S. Cottage Grove) no solo para realizar la transición física, sino también para ofrecer días de obsequios gratuitos similares en los próximos meses.

Como toda buena intención, este proceso no ha estado libre de obstáculos. A pesar de estas circunstancias imprevistas, RCADD se compromete a continuar brindando una sólida experiencia virtual/en línea a los usuarios hasta el momento en que podamos reabrir nuestras puertas al público a principios de 2024 a 1640 W Roosevelt, Sala 650

Apreciamos mucho su paciencia y apoyo durante este proceso, ya que esperamos ansiosamente su regreso.


El equipo RCADD

Tenga en cuenta: en este momento solicitamos que todas y cada una de las consultas se realicen llamando a RCADD South al 312-747-8571, ya que el número anterior asociado con RCADD West ya no está siendo monitoreado. Permítanos de 3 a 5 días para devolver las llamadas entrantes.


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.


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.


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.


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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Jan 17 2024

Understanding Autism

Wednesday, 12:00 pm–1:15 pm America/Chicago
Virtual Workshop: Zoom
Feb 21 2024

Tips and Tools for Homes and Schools

Wednesday, 12:00 pm–1:15 pm America/Chicago
Virtual Workshop: Zoom
Mar 13 2024

7 Considerations Of Autism: ASD and the IEP

Wednesday, 12:00 pm–1:15 pm America/Chicago
Virtual Workshop: Zoom
Apr 17 2024

Understanding Autism

Wednesday, 12:00 pm–1:15 pm America/Chicago
Virtual Workshop: Zoom
May 16 2024

Not So Puzzling: Autism and Social Narratives

Thursday, 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

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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

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If you are a family member or professional responsible for a child in the Early Head Start/Head Start program we invite you to visit one of our two RCADD centers for a tour. 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 centers. 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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COMING 2024: Open by Appointment Only | Seguimos abiertos SOLO CON CITA PREVIA

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

Visitors are free to use the building’s main entrance for pickup & drop off needs, as well as in Lot F4.

Any visitors expecting a visit longer than 30 minutes should utilize parking options around 1640 W Roosevelt.

Visitors may park for free in Lot F4, off Paulina attached to the Roosevelt & Ashland building. Vistors 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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