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Make a difference in the lives of individuals with autism through an online contribution, an in-kind or wish list donation, or through planned giving opportunities benefitting Have Dreams’ programs.

Provide Scholarships



Your support of our Sean Kelly Scholarship Fund provides program fee support to families requesting financial assistance, making it possible for children and teens with autism to receive critical intervention services through programs at Have Dreams.

Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about our Social Buddy program, and other volunteer roles to assist Have Dreams program staff as mentors in our after-school, weekend, and Special Olympics Track & Field and Aquatics programs. Serve on a committee or volunteer for one of our exciting fundraising events during the year, such as our annual spring fundraiser, our fall Golf Classic, our Team Have Dreams events, or one of our “fun-raisers” during Autism Awareness month in April.

Host a Fundraiser 

Life SCILS Participants with Sylwia & Dennis

Whether it’s Friday Jeans day at your corporate office, a downtown fashion event fundraiser, proceeds from your school fundraiser or car wash, or a holiday company party group donation, your company, school group, community organization or family, we’ll provide assistance to help you host your own, unique successful event!


Governing & YPB Boards


Learn how you can lend your professional expertise and talent to benefit Have Dreams. Have Dreams offers an array of opportunities from committee involvement, and ambassadorship of Have Dreams to the business community, to participation in governance as members of our Board. Lend your time and talent to advance our organization and build more autism awareness in the community.

Team Have Dreams

Rachel running photo

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced runners, join Team Have Dreams and support the organization through participation in area races including the Rock n’ Roll half marathon, the Chicago Marathon, and the many other area races. Team members enjoy benefits including access to expert training and coaching resources, personalized fundraising pages, and fundraising tips and inspiration during your training.