Get to Know Our 7th Annual ABC Conference Exhibitors

Posted on: November 2, 2016

First and foremost, we want to thank each and every single one of our exhibitors participating in this year’s ABC Conference. It is because of their continued efforts and support that the ABC Conferences are made possible. We encourage everyone to learn more about all of our wonderful exhibitors by reading the information provided below as well as visiting their booths at the 7th Annual ABC Conference on Friday, November 18th.


Advocate Children’s Hospital

The Advocate Children’s Hospital is one of the largest network providers of pediatric services in Illinois and among the top 10 in the country. Moreover, it is internationally recognized, and it has one of the largest pediatric cardiovascular programs in the Midwest. The Advocate Children’s Hospital is designed to make children and their families feel supported and at home, from the highest level of specialized pediatric critical care to our kid-focused Advocate Children’s Medical Group.

Autism Home Support Services

Autism Home Support Services believes that with patience, time, the right approach, and a lot of hard work, every child can reach their full potential.

Core Values:
  • Positivity and Energy – Being upbeat and engaging
  • Teamwork – Collaborating with our clients and our entire team
  • Integrity – Doing what we say, saying what we do, and always doing the right thing
  • Empathy – Having compassion for our clients and each other

Bleeding Disorder Alliance Illinois

One of the greatest challenges faced by someone with a bleeding disorder is finding the right information and resources when they need it. The Bleeding Disorder Alliance Illinois (BDAI) to help meet those needs.

BrightStar Care

BrightStar Care recognizes that families looking for care don’t always know what to expect and, when it comes to our loved ones, their health and wellbeing. That is why, for those entrusts to our care, they strive to make their process as clear and seamless from start to finish.

Caravel Autism Health, LLC

Caravel Autism Health’s team of autism health professionals is dedicated to working with children with autism and their families to develop skills, create connections and instill confidence. Caravel Autism Health’s approach to ABA therapy is rooted in research and results. Our founders and therapists are committed to being the most passionate clinicians in the autism health field. At Caravel Autism Health, our mission is to change lives.

Easter Seals Dupage & Fox Valley

Easter Seals Dupage & Fox Valley’s mission is to enable infants, children, and adults with disabilities to achieve their maximum independence, and to provide support for the families who love and care for them.

Eyas Landing, Inc

Eyas Landing’s therapists are certified in Sensory Integration therapy, a proven effective treatment approach to building the foundational framework for gross motor, fine motor, speech language, self-help and academic skills. Sensory Integration involves playfully engaging the child in gradually complex sensory motor activities in order to promote improved body awareness, sensory regulation and motor coordination. Eyas Landing’s therapists are skilled in providing the “just right challenge” and have extensive training in sensory integration techniques. Their facility is equipped with state of the art sensory integration equipment, and designed to promote enhanced therapeutic outcomes.

Genesee Lake School

Genesee Lake School’s goal is to provide comprehensive residential treatment and educational/vocational services to children, adolescents, and young adults with dually-diagnosed emotional disturbances and developmental disabilities. Programmatically, Genesee Lake School’s mission is to teach individuals to live, learn, and succeed in the community.

HealthCare Associates Credit Union

HealthCare Associates Credit Union is member-owned and operated, they aim to keep costs down in order to provide above market savings rates, below market loan rates and less restrictive loan underwriting policies. In addition, HealthCare Associates delivers premier member services.

Illinois Doc Assist

Illinois Doc Assist’s mission is to help primary care clinicians screen, diagnose, and treat the mental health and substance use problems of children and youth through training, consultation and referral assistance.

Infant Welfare Society

Infant Welfare Society’s innovative healthcare model co-locates primary medical care, dentistry, optometry, child development and behavioral health services in a single central location. This “one-stop-shop” ensures barrier-free access to services and provides a multi-service healthcare home to medically underserved children and their families.

La Rabida Children’s Hospital

La Rabida Children’s Hospital provides specialized, family-centered health care to children with medically complex conditions, disabilities, and chronic illness. Through expertise, compassion, and advocacy they help children and their families reach their fullest potential, regardless of their ability to pay.

Learning Through Play Center for Child Development

Learning Through Play Center for Child Development’s philosophy is that all children have an amazing capacity to learn new skills and all children learn best through play. Their therapy approach involves assessing a child’s areas of challenge — whether cognitive, social, sensory, motor or language-related — and providing them with tools to overcome these challenges through play-based interventions.

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes’ philosophy has always been that all individuals can be taught to read and comprehend to their potential. Their sensory-cognitive instruction has proven successful for individuals with learning challenges, including dyslexia, ADHD, and autism.


Lineagen helps physicians personalize medical management for individuals with developmental delay and autism spectrum disorder by providing cutting-edge genetic testing services.

Old Town School of Folk Music

The Old Town School of Folk Music remains committed to teaching and presenting music that reflects the cultural traditions of Chicago’s diverse communities. Operating with a five year plan, the school continues to focus its resources and activities on improving and expanding artistic opportunities for people of all ages, interests, abilities and backgrounds.

Positive Behavioral Connections, Inc

Positive Behavioral Connections recognizes that every child is an individual, with unique needs and circumstances. They also recognize that you and your family have your own priorities, and they work closely with you to identify your goals and tailor a behavioral therapy program to meet your child’s and your family’s specific needs.

Sequel Youth and Family Services (NIA)

Sequel Youth and Family Servies’ mission is to prepare their clients to lead responsible and fulfilling lives by providing mentoring, education, and living support within a safe, structured, dynamic environment — whether on one of their campuses, in the community, or in their own homes.

Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to:

  • Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
  • Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.

This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay.

Skill Sprout LLC

Skill Sprout strives to provide an exceptional experience that centers on progressive best practices and an individualized, family-centered plan of care with the aim to improve the quality of life for every family we serve. Skill Sprout firmly believes they will be a beacon of progress, independence, and hope in the communities they serve.

Special Olympics Illinois

Special Olympics Illinois provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information Center

The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information Center is a free service for families of children and youth with special needs, funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and The Arc of Illinois.

A Collaborative project with Family Voices of Illinois, The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information Center is part of a national network speaking on behalf of children and youth with special health care needs.

Major Focuses:

  1. Families of children and youth with special health care needs partner in decision making at all levels and are satisfied with the services they receive;
  2. Children and youth with special health care needs receive coordinated ongoing comprehensive care within a medical home;
  3. Families of CSHCN have adequate private and/or public insurance to pay for the services they need;
  4. Children are screened early and continuously for special health care needs;
  5. Community-based services for children and youth with special health care needs are organized so families can use them easily;
  6. Youth with special health care needs receive the services necessary to make transitions to all aspects of adult life, including adult health care, work, and independence.

University of Illinois Specialized Care for Children

The University of Illinois Specialized Care for Children believes a big part of meeting the needs of children is meeting the needs of their families and caregivers. That’s why the care they coordinate is family-centered—they focus on partnering with you, listening to your needs and preferences and then tailoring a plan for how they can best help you move forward in a coordinated, confident way.