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REMINDER! No programs August 13th - September 4th.
Fall session begins after Labor Day the week of September 5th!

    Register Now: Have Dreams Academy's Fall Session

The Fall session of Have Dreams Academy (HDA) runs from August 28th to December 15th. HDA is our on-the-job workforce training program for adults ages 18 and up with Autism Spectrum Disorder. To apply, schedule an intake appointment by emailing and click below for more information.

Take a step towards your future with Have Dreams Academy...

Back-to-School Tips

We sat down with Andrea Franckowiak, Have Dreams Program Director, to get some tips regarding the transition from summer to back-to-school. Here are some of her tips for your own transition tool kit...

It's NOT TOO LATE to sign up!


Save the Date & Donate:
Houseful of Charity

Save the date for a new Have Dreams "fun-raiser" on Saturday, September 30th! The Houseful of Charity is a one-day sale of beautiful home furnishings staged in a local
home for sale. We are accepting furniture donations and home accessories in excellent condition. To donate, contact Kelly Passaneau at 
and click below for more information!

Omron Volunteers
Spruce Up Have Dreams

Employee volunteers from Omron visited Have Dreams’ Park Ridge location to refresh the entrance and outdoor play area used by participants’ families. Working alongside Have Dreams Life SCILS participants and staff, these wonderful volunteers made the day of work a lot of fun for everyone!


Pictured left to right: Have Dreams parent Katie McGinnis with Colleen Kempner and Molly Nick
Dream Team:
Katie McGinnis, Molly Nick and Colleen Kempner

Have Dreams parent Katie McGinnis teamed up with her family members Molly Nick and Colleen Kempner to run her first race: the Humana Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half-Marathon. She ran the race in July to raise funds for Have Dreams. "This is the first time I have run more than four miles at once!" says Katie.

Find out more about Katie, Molly, and Colleen...

Have Dreams' mission is to help individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) learn, function independently, and socialize so that they may realize their full potential and develop into contributing members of their communities.

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515 Busse Hwy.
Suite 150
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Ph: 847.685.0250
Fax: 847.685.0257
2020 Dempster St.
Evanston, IL 60202
Ph: 847.905.0702 
Fax: 847.905.0684

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