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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. 

WHO WE ARE

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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.

WHAT WE DO

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

HOW YOU CAN HELP

“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

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On Saturday, September 21, 2019 we are hosting our Annual Gala at the Waterford Banquets in Elmhurst. This year’s theme is: “Honoring the Spectrum.” The evening event includes: Master of Ceremonies, Hosea Sanders of ABC 7; entertainment by Teresa Griffin and Comedic Stylist BLT; music by Cool Black; premier buffet-style carving and food stations and desert table; dancing; photo booth; great raffle and silent auction prizes and a lot of fun associated with our “Honoring the Spectrum” theme.

There are several ways that you can help make this impactful Gala a success. First and foremost, please be a guest at the Gala for an evening of fun and festivities. We would also greatly appreciate your sponsorship of this event, your donation of items for the Silent Auction and raffle and your purchase of an Ad in our Advertisement book. Please keep in mind that the deadline for Ads is September 5, 2019.

Your generosity is an affirmation of the vital work that The Answer Inc. is accomplishing on a daily basis for special needs families and community residents - and your kindness never goes unrewarded my friend. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 708- 296-5651.

Our Latest News & Events

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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.

Our Programs & Services

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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.

CLICK HERE To Learn About Our Support Services

CLICK HERE To Learn About Our Community Education Services

CLICK HERE To Learn About Our MUSIC n ME Program

CLICK HERE To Learn About Our Spectrum University Program

Our Community-Building Partners

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We are so grateful for our partners who help us accomplish the mission of The Answer Inc. Without their support, it would be impossible for us to maintain our commitment to being The Best Autism Awareness and Support Agency in the Chicagoland Area, and to deliver on our promise to the families that we serve who are impacted by Autism/Developmental Disorders.


Partners

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES

COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES

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  • West Suburban Special Recreation Association

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  • Proviso Area For Exceptional Children

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  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC.

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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