The Answer Inc. is a 501c3 N.F.P. organization that is dedicated to improving and enriching the quality of life of families impacted by Autism and/or other Developmental Disorders by providing support, resources, education, recreation and advocacy.  Our goal is to de-stigmatize societies’ opinion of people with Autism and Developmental Disorder and empower families. 



Meet our awesome board members as well as some of our fantastic families and community partners, without whom we could not do the wonderful works that we do.



Learn about the wonderful programs and services that we offer to help support families dealing with Autism and other developmental disorders.


“Open Your Heart to Autism Today” by supporting our current fundraiser or by visiting our how you can help page, where you will find ways to help spread the love and the word about our efforts in the community.

Open Your Heart To Autism


Our "10TH Annual Autism & Special Needs Walk-a-Thon” took place on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at Proviso West High School, 4701 W. Harrison, Hillside, IL 

In the video above, Our CEO Debra Vines, sits down to express her eternal gratitude to all who was a part; wether as a Fundraiser, Sponsor, Vendor, Donor or Walker.

Remember that all proceeds raised during this event will be used in support of the various programs we provide for our families and community, as well as to sponsor children and adults to special needs camp for an entire week - none of which would be possible without the support of thoughtful committed citizens as yourselves.

I pray that you take a second to “Learn About Our Programs & Services” and that you will find yourself encouraged to “Open Your Heart To Autism” --- as we continue in our commitment to being The Best Autism Awareness and Support Agency in the Chicagoland Area, delivering on our promise to empower the families that we serve.

Learn About Our Programs & Services


To Learn More About Our Support Services CLICK HERE

To Learn More About Our Community Education Services CLICK HERE

To Learn More About Our MUSIC n ME Program CLICK HERE

To Learn More About Our Spectrum University Program CLICK HERE

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If you are simply looking for some "good works" to support in your community, you have come to the right place. We invite you to "Be a part of the Answer" today - because it is contributions from thoughtful committed citizens like yourself, that allow us to fund our programming efforts and continue to provide much needed resources, activities, and outlets for Children and Parents of Children with Autism and other Developmental Disorders.  

Click the "Open Your Heart to Autism" button below and we will be sure to send you a special thank you gift as a small gesture of how much your donation means to The Answer Inc and each and every mother and child that make up the community that we serve.

Forever Hopeful,

Debra Vines, CEO