Review Have Dreams
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Have Dreams

Category: School/College/Vocational, Service Provider/Agency, Disability-Aware Business
Phone number: (847) 685-0250
Location: 2020 Dempster Road, Evanston, IL 60202
* this business has multiple locations
M-F 9:00AM 6:00PM

Nearest Transportation Stop: Dempster Purple Line/Dempster Pace Bus
Resource organization serving children, teens and young adults with autism. With offices in Park Ridge and Evanston, Have Dreams offers individualized after-school programs, vocational, life skills and transition to employment programs, along with diagnostic and family support services. Our continuum of services support individuals from early childhood through adulthood, and offer a broad range of programs to serve the full range of the autism spectrum. Programs for children and teens include Special Olympics, Technology Club and a nationally recognized Film & Multimedia camp. Transition to adult services include Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism at Northwestern University and Have Dreams Academy, as well as a variety of programs that focus on developing critical soft skills for employment, internship experiences and life skills. Have Dreams also provides best-practice autism training for professionals and individual, in-home and school consultative services.
Disability Aware Features:
  • Adaptive technology
  • Hires or would like to hire qualified individuals with disabilities
  • Offer products or services for people with disabilities
  • Physically accessible
  • Trained staff
  • Volunteer opportunities for people with disabilities
Review Have Dreams
This business has 1 positive and 0 negatives.
7:55am 03/14/10

Our son, who is on the autism spectrum, participated in HAVE Dreams programs for a few years when he was younger, and I have followed the organization's progress in the years since then. Founded by parents and professionals, HAVE Dreams is one of the most effective organizations anywhere that serves children, adolescents and young adults on the spectrum. The staff is competent and compassionate; the organization is in a beautiful space, and is always innovating and improving its programs to adapt to the newest research on effective interventions for those with ASD. While there has been a waiting list for the past few years, HAVE Dreams recently opened a new site in Evanston. If you are the parent of a child on the spectrum, you should explore HAVE Dreams!

Disability Awareness:   Welcoming, Talked directly to the person/people with disability, Friendly, Gave choices, Gave extra time, Respectful, Helpful with assistance or accommodation, Flexible service