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Posted on Aug 29, 2017 in Autism, Children, Counseling, News, Parenting, Resources, Self Esteem, Social Skills, Teens, Therapy

Social Skills Groups Begin September 17, 2017

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders are invited to join one of our Social Skills Groups, which will begin a 10-week session on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the Naperville office. The Social Skills Groups will provide: Evidenced-based interventions that will teach a specific skill each week utilizing various teaching modalities Evidenced-based interventions that will teach a specific skill each week utilizing various teaching modalities Curriculum based on Michelle Garcia Winner’s approach to teaching social skills Individualized goals for each child to develop and practice within the home and community A foundation for developing friendships with same aged peers Three age-appropriate groups are available: Elementary Social Skills Group will meet from 11:00am until 12:00pm Middle School Social Skills Group will meet from 1:00pm until 2:00pm High School Social Skills Group will meet from 2:30pm until 3:30pm Bi-weekly parent training opportunities will also be available. Groups will be facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Stafiej and will meet at the Naperville location, 24024 Brancaster Drive. Fee is $90.00 per student. More Information For...

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Posted on Oct 8, 2014 in Food Pantries, News, Resources

Food Pantries

The resources listed on this page are provided as a service to visitors of this website. If you know of other local food pantries, please share by emailing the information to us. National & State Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest) http://www.feedingamerica.org 35 E. Wacker Dr., #2000, Chicago, IL 60601 Food bank locator by zip code. 800-771-2303 312-263-2303 Greater Chicago Food Depository http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/site/PageServer?pagename=member_need_food 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL 60632 Enter zip code to locate food pantry, soup kitchen or shelter. Service Area: Chicago and Cook County 773-247-3663 Illinois Food Bank Association http://www.feedingillinois.org Enter a zip code or county for local listings Northern Illinois Food Bank http://solvehungertoday.org/ 600 Industrial Drive, St. Charles, IL 60174 Enter zip code to locate food pantry, soup kitchen or shelter. Service Area: Boone, Dekalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Will, and Winnebago counties 630-443-6910 Cook County Townships Bremen Township http://brementownship.net 15350 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Forest, IL 60462 Frankfort Township http://www.frankforttownship.com 11008 W. Lincoln Highway, P.O. Box 782,...

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Posted on Oct 5, 2014 in Magazines, Resources

Magazines

Some suggested magazines:   Exceptional Parent Magazine – http://eparent.com/ FamilyFun Magazine –  http://www.parents.com/familyfun-magazine/ Highlights For Children – https://www.highlights.com/ Parent & Child – http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/collection/parent-child-magazine Parents – http://www.parents.com/parents-magazine/ Pediatrics for Parents...

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Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Foster Care & Adoption, Resources

Foster Care & Adoption

Foster Care and Adoption These links will take you outside of the Agor Behavioral Health Services, Inc. website. These resources are not intended to replace therapy or counseling. They are provided as a an educational resources for our clients and site visitors. Illinois Mentor – http://www.thementornetwork.com – Illinois Mentor offers both adoption and medically supervised foster care services. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois – http://www.lssi.org – LSSI offers both adoption and foster care services. Adoption services focus on placing children of all ages, some with special medical or emotional needs, in a permanent, loving home. Foster Care services focus on placing children who have experienced neglect or physical, emotional or sexual abuse in a loving and secure home for varying lengths of time. LSSI also works with children who have special medical or emotional needs. Online Foster Care and Adoption Resources 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Foster Parents – http://adoption.about.com/od/celebrationinspiration/a/fosterresolutio.htm The Challenges of Foster Care – http://adoption.about.com/od/fostering/a/fostcarechallen.htm – Article discusses what it means to be a foster parent. The...

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