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Disability Rights Consortium

Our speaker will be Pia Justesen, a Danish human rights lawyer and writer. Pia lived in Chicago between 2014 and 2019 and wrote an oral history book “From the Periphery – Real-Life Stories of Disability”, published by Chicago Review Press in 2020. The webinar will discuss universal topics like anger, independence, bigotry, solidarity, and love—in... Read more »

WOW Meeting – Allison Stark talking about HCBS & Other Interesting Things

Our special guest will be our very own Director of The Division of Developmental Disabilities, Allison Stark!  She will update us on all of the exciting things happening at the Division and then we will celebrate our anniversary! Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 810 6944 6373 One tap mobile +13126266799,,81069446373# US (Chicago)  ... Read more »

Autism and Special Needs Expo

To help parents and service providers better connect , Chicago Autism Network and The Answer Inc are teaming up to present the Autism & Special Needs Expo on Saturday, March 27, from 10am-1pm. At this virtual event, parents and exhibitors will be able to connect on one user-friendly app. Exhibitors will be able to personalize... Read more »

DRS Home Services Virtual Town Hall

DRS is hosting a town hall.   This is a great opportunity to self-advocate and also hear what people who use Home Services are experiencing during this time. Please share with others! TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT: Send an email to with the following information:   Full Name Address City Email Address and Phone Number... Read more »

TAP – The Autism Series

Topic # 3 Basics of Behaviors and Simple Strategies   Please register at to receive the Zoom Link. Please submit any questions you would like answered regarding the topics below. Registration is REQUIRED to receive the link.

WOW Whatever! Creating a website

WOW we will help one of our favorite presenters, Colton, create a helpful website about mental health including what is helpful and what people with disabilities want other people to know.   Starting in April 2021,  WOW meetings will be held  on Tuesday at 2 pm and at 3:30 pm.  Thursday meetings have been discontinued.... Read more »