The Answer Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, dedicated to providing support, resources, education, recreation and advocacy for families impacted by Autism & Developmental Disorders. The Answer Inc. is also committed to providing Austism and Special Needs training and awareness to the entire community.


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


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


Be a part of "The Answer" by supporting our efforts and/or becoming one of our partners.  Your support is the only way that we are able to do the wonderful things that we do.


 On Saturday, September 16, 2017 we are hosting our 10th Year Anniversary Gala Reception. Our theme this year is “Moving Forward for Autism”,  held at the Waterford Banquets in Elmhurst. The evening event includes premier appetizers, delicious carving stations, music, dancing, photo booth, great raffle and silent auction prizes such as a chance to win Hotel Stays and an array of fun and associated with our “Moving Forward for Autism”  theme.  

There are several ways that you can be a part of the success of this Gala.  First and foremost by attending the Gala, you can also be a sponsor, donate items for the Silent & Live Auction and purchase an Ad in our Advertisement book.  Enclosed you will find the Sponsorship, Donation and Ad forms. Keep in mind that the deadline for the Ad is September 5, 2017. 

Your kindness and 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.  

Your kindness never goes unrewarded my friend. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 708- 296-5651. 

With deepest appreciation,


Debra Vines

Executive Director

The Answer Inc.


As you consider becoming a partner please keep in mind that a contribution of ANY kind is greatly appreciated and a portion of all donations is tax deductible. 

We are working diligently to promote Autism and Developmental Disorder Awareness. We provide needed resources to residents throughout the community and the Chicagoland area. This is not something we can accomplish alone. With government funding being cut regularly, we rely on the goodness of people to support our efforts in enhancing the lives of those impacted by Autism and Developmental Disorders.

I pray that you take a second to browse some of "What We Do" and that you will find yourself encouraged to come out and join us on Saturday, May 6, 2017 --- as we continue in our commitment to being The Best Autism Awareness and Support Agency in the Chicagoland Area, delivering on our promise to the families that we serve.

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Check out our most recent event

2016 Harlem Nights Autism Gala

2016 Mothers of the Midwest Brunch

2016 Autism and Special Needs Walkathon

2016 Valentine's Dance

If you are simply looking for some "good works" to support in your community, you have come to the right place. Contributions from thoughtful committed citizens like yourselves allow us to fund our programming efforts and continue to provide much needed activities and outlets for Children and Parents of Children with Autism and other Special Needs.  

Click the donate 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 is a part of the community that we serve.

Forever Hopeful,

Debra Vines, Founder/Executive Director