Have Dreams programs and services can help your family, whether you are facing a first-time diagnosis or your child is approaching a new transition in life. Our services help families across the spectrum and across the lifespan by understanding the culture of autism, respecting the individual, providing a safe, predictable environment, and offering meaningful learning opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential. Read what our parents and families have to say about our programs and services:
Have Dreams offers comprehensive diagnostic and assessment services for autism.
Have Dreams provides a number of autism –related interactive trainings and workshops for families and professionals across the state of Illinois including one, two and five-day seminars.
“So proud to be part of Have Dreams. A true lifesaver for families with a member on the autistic spectrum.”Jody Wilner Moran on Facebook, May 9, 2015
“It’s like they [Have Dreams] are our one-stop shop for a family with a child with autism. Whether he is three years old, 13 years old, or 23 years old. I would love for Have Dreams to be more well known, have more support, and more funding.”Terese, Have Dreams Parent
“Liam comes on Fridays to the Have Dreams in Evanston, and all week, he’s looking so forward to Friday. It’s like it’s home for him…think he would never have made the milestones he’s made without Have Dreams.”Peggy Gilger, Have Dreams Parent and Long-time Board Member
“My son participates in Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism. It’s been tremendously important to us and to Jordan, because he’s transitioning from his high school career to a career beyond high school, and he has been developing his independence skills and his job skills in this program, which are tremendously valuable.”Jordan’s Dad
“When you first get the diagnosis it’s a real scary proposition. They gave us no hope. They just said, ‘She’s autistic, I’m real sorry.’ It’s just been a really wonderful feeling to always know that this is a place that she’s accepted.”Emily's Mom