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Thank you to our exhibitors for participating in our 3rd Annual ABCD Conference. Due to their support, the conference is made possible. Please take some time to learn more about our exhibitors by reading the information provided below, as well as visiting their booths at the 3rd Annual ABCD Conference on Friday, April 28th! More information about the conference, including registration, can be found in the conference brochure or on the ABC Conference homepage.

3rd Annual ABCD Conference Exhibitors (to date)

The Arc of Illinois – Family to Family Health Information Center

The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information Center is the Family Voices State Affiliate Organization. Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through this national network, Family Voices provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocates for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care. The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information Center is a free service for families of children and youth with special health care needs, funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and The Arc of Illinois.

Genesee Lake School

Genesee Lake School’s mission is to provide thorough 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.

Illinois DocAssist

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

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse

The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Clearinghouse identifies and collects research-based and best-practice early intervention information to share with families and is operated by the Early Childhood and Parenting (ECAP) Collaborative at the University of Illinois. The EI Clearinghouse is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Program provides a collection of services for families of children from birth to age 3 who have disabilities or developmental delays or who are at risk of having developmental delays. Families are the key to successful early intervention. Their mission is to provide families with the information they need to support their children’s growth and development.


Lineagen helps physicians personalize medical management for individuals with developmental delay and autism spectrum disorder by providing cutting-edge genetic testing services. Lineagen makes genetic testing accessible to everyone, from patient to provider, by combining simple non-invasive sampling, and advanced testing technology with dedicated service and support. Whether it’s understanding test results or navigating the insurance process, Lineagen helps every step of the way.


At Marklund, it is their goal to help each individual rise above their limitations, reach their highest potential and live as full a life as possible.


NowPow connects people to high quality community resources. From stress management to smoking cessation, fitness classes to family planning, they collect and share detailed information on the services everyone needs to do good, stay well and live long.

Pandas Physicians Network – PPN **

Pandas Physician Network’s goal is to help medical professionals understand, diagnose and treat PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) and PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) by providing to them quality research, diagnostic and treatment tools.


Progenity partners with clinicians to offer advanced diagnostic tests that help patients and their families Prepare for Life. They offer pediatric genetic testing for the diagnosis of developmental delays and intellectual disability with genetic counselors to support providers and patients.

Shire Pharmaceuticals

With a legacy of strategic thinking, transparent behavior, concern for patients and caregivers, and a deep commitment to doing what is right, Shire Pharmaceuticals has always been courageous enough to do things differently.

Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis

Shriners Hospitals for Children provide high quality pediatric orthopaedic care to children, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Their hospital and clinic specializes in treating children with orthopaedic conditions in an environment designed to put children at ease.

UIC – Division of Specialized Care of Children

UIC – Division of Specialized Care of Children, since 1937, has been helping Illinois children with special needs reach their full potential. They believe a big part of meeting needs of children is meeting the needs of their families and caregivers.


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For more information about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Elise Groenewegen
Manager, Child Development Initiatives
1400 W Hubbard, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60642
312/733-1026, ext. 204
Fax: 312/733-1791