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Resources for Children with Special Needs

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Sometimes we have questions that aren't so easy to answer on our own. On this page, I'll list some resources and books that might be helpful to you.

One of the most difficult aspects of parenting a child with special needs is locating the appropriate resources and service providers.  It is imperative that medical professionals, therapists, and childcare providers have a great deal of knowledge of how to approach our children.  Below is a list of resources and service providers that I have utilized and had positive experiences with over the years:
Dr. Catherine Macyko
Midwest Physician Group
9550 West 167th St.
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 873-4500
Dr. Frederic Tatel
Pediatric Dentist
16345 south Harlem Ave.
Tinley park, IL 60477
(708) 633-8700
South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA)
19910 80th Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(815) 806-0384
Trinity Services, Inc.
100 N. Gougar Rd.
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 485-6197
Pump it Up
11411 W. 183rd St.
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 479-2220
Easter Seals Child & Family Connections #12
17300 S. Ozark Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 429-8231

Here is a list of books that I have foud useful in providing information about my son't disability:
Signing: Signed English: A Basic Guide
Bornstein, Harry & Saulnier, Karen L., 1984
Son Rise: The Miracle Continues
Kaufman, Barry N., 1994
Facing Autism: Giving Parents Reason for Hope & Guidance for Help, Hamilton, Lynn M., 2000
Children with Autism: A Parent's Guide
Powers, Michael D., 1989
Nobody Nowhere: The Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic
Williams, Donna, 1992