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Other Trusted Professionals

Therapists at BDI Playhouse value collaboration with all individuals who are part of the child’s support team. The professionals listed below have been utilized by many of our patients and have reported positive experiences. BDI is not in legal partnership with any of these organizations, but would like to make you aware of their services. Our therapists can help determine which services and professionals are the best match for your child.

ABA providers
  • Inspire Behavioral Solutions - New Lenox

    Inspire Behavioral Solutions is a small local company operated out of New Lenox, IL. Inspire provides in-home therapy to children with a diagnosis of autism as well as other disabilities. Phone (815) 641-9187

  • ASPB Therapy Pathways - Naperville

    We are behavior analysts with specialized training in child development.  We specialize in providing services to the pediatric population, including children participating in the Illinois early intervention program.  We understand the necessary building blocks to create a solid foundation for learning and engagement.  We focus on a combination of focused teaching and natural environment training through play.   Additionally we emphasize a family system approach, empowering parents to assist their children in attaining their maximum potential. Phone (630) 548-0749

Allergist
  • Kaneland Allergy and Asthma Center - Dr. Sakina Bajowala - North Aurora

    Dr. Sakina Bajowala and her team are committed to providing the highest quality allergy, asthma & immunology care for your entire family. Phone: (630) 504 -2200

  • Dr. Cynthia Lerner - Tinley Park & New Lenox

    Dr. Cynthia Lerner is an allergist-immunologist in Tinley Park, Illinois and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area. Phone: (708) 633 -7001

  • Dr. Raymond Pongonis - Oakbrook Allergist - Oakbrook

    You can breathe easier knowing our board certified allergists, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and registered nurses have been providing relief for allergy and asthma sufferers for over 35 years. We provide the finest in allergy care with a goal of improving our patients’ quality of life. Phone: (630) 574-0460

Audiologists
  • Seratoma Speech & Hearing Center - Palos Hills

    Professional speech-language pathology and hearing diagnosis and treatment for newborns, children, adolescents, and adults. Phone: (708) 459-9517.

  • Seratoma Speech & Hearing Center - Crest Hill 

    Professional speech-language pathology and hearing diagnosis and treatment for newborns, children, adolescents, and adults. Phone: (630) 343-5159.

  • Dr. Jeanane Ferre - Oak Park 

    Dr. Ferre is a nationally recognized expert on central auditory processing disorders (CAPD), with over 35 years experience providing evaluation and intervention of CAPDs to children and adults. She established her practice in 1988, becoming one of the first audiologists in the nation to open a practice devoted exclusively to the evaluation and treatment of auditory processing disorders and has provided these services at her Oak Park office for over 25 years. Phone: (708) 848-4363

Attorneys

Clancy & Associates - Lisle

Clancy & Associates, Ltd., is a law practice limited to planning for individuals with special needs and their families.  We take time to understand your loved one with special needs' personality, circumstances and diagnosis to create a customized life plan to capture everyone's goals.  Each child and family’s needs are very different -- and we offer tailored, common sense ideas in collaboration with you, our client.  We will help you understand government benefits and how to protect your child's eligibility and structure your assets in a special needs trust for your loved one.  After reviewing the various tools available -- such as ABLE accounts, special needs trusts, estate planing ideas, and other financial and legal tools work, we will recommend a planning strategy that reflects their goals, resources and hopes for your entire family’s future security. Phone: (773) 929-9000 or katie@clancyassociates.com

Camps
  • Easter Seals 

    At Easter-seals, we believe that friendship, fun and play pave the way for a full life. That’s why we are so proud to be the largest provider of recreation and camping services for people with disabilities in the United States. Our accessible and barrier-free camping and recreation programs range from sports and fitness activities to after school play, Saturday-night socials and community outings. Children and adults of all types and levels of ability can experience the joys of singing campfire songs and making s’mores at our  residential and day camps throughout the country. Phone (800) 221-6827

  • Fox Valley Park District - Aurora

    The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management. Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 168 parks and 48 miles of inter-connected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Connected by the Fox River, our communities are tied together by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District…Where Fun Begins! Phone (630) 897-0516

  • Naperville Park District - Naperville

    The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and facilities and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields,Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center,  two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddleboat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk. Phone (630) 848-5000

  • Special Camps - Oregon, IL

    Special Camps provides opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to experience new activities, form friendships, increase independence and self-esteem in 2-week long, loving, all volunteer run summer camps. With proper supervision by trained staff and 24-hour nursing, Special Camps is a safe overnight camp for intellectually disabled kids and adults who could otherwise not attend similar camp programs due to physical, medical or intellectual limitations. Phone (630) 690-0944

Counselors
  • The Healing Center - Orland Park

    The HCSLG is a group practice that collaborates together and we offer Mental Health Counseling Services for Children, Teens, and Families. What sets our practice apart from others is that we only see kids and our therapeutic interventions are provided using ONLY evidence-based programs. We provide evidence-based programs for the following: Anxiety, Depression, Impulsiveness, Anger Management, and Social Skills. We also provide programs that are based on evidence practices for emotional regulation and aggression. Phone (708) 586-9303
  • Jennifer E. Manfre and Associates - Woodridge

    Jennifer E. Manfre & Associates provides behavioral health services across the lifespan. We are a multidisciplinary practice dedicated to fostering resiliency and providing services tailored to helping you within the most important relationships in your life. Our therapists are experienced and offer a well-rounded scope of training and clinical knowledge using empirically supported (research-based) strategies to help you and your family work through difficult times. Our treatment philosophy involves partnering with you to provide support, coaching and guidance in a safe and confidential environment. Together, we can facilitate change towards improved relationships, increased coping skills to manage life’s challenges, and overall better emotional well-being. Phone (630) 968-0792

     

     
Developmental Optometrists
  • Dynamic Vision - Developmental Optometry Evaluations and Vision Therapy - Naperville

    Our center offers neuro-optometric rehabilitation services to individuals of all ages with various vision-related impairments. Phone: (630) 536-8702

  • Behavioral Vision - Vision Therapy and Sports Vision Training - Wheaton

    Visual exercises and training to improve visual functioning and performance, reading abilities and comprehension.  Phone: (630) 909-5580

  • Family Vision - Vision Development Center - Aurora

    We are a full service vision center offering innovative vision therapy services, comprehensive vision exams for eyeglasses and contact lenses, management of ocular diseases including glaucoma, diabetes, macular degeneration and cataracts, and a state-of-the-art optical center offering the latest designs in eyewear.  Phone: (630) 862-2020. Email: info@fvdcpc.com

  • West Suburban Family Vision and Therapy - Vision Therapy - Westmont

    We’ve been doing vision therapy at our office nearly from the beginning.  With each generation mentoring the next our office has over 60 years of experience. You won’t find any other office with this much experience in vision therapy in the Chicago area. Our office has always had a high standard of care in every area of optometry. Using the latest technology with doctors who will take the time and listen our office provides the most comprehensive eye care in the area.  Phone: (630) 969-2807. Email: dmazeod@gmail.com

  • Dr. Robert Marini, FCOVD  - Vision Therapy - Palos Heights 

    We are a full scope optometric practice dedicated to providing the highest quality vision care to children and adults in a friendly, comfortable, and professional atmosphere. With a highly trained staff and state of the art equipment, we go beyond 20/20. Phone: (708) 361-2727. Email: drrobertmarini@gmail.com

    Dr. John P. Campbell, D.O.  - Vision Therapy - Palos Heights 

    We are a full scope optometric practice dedicated to providing the highest quality vision care to children and adults in a friendly, comfortable, and professional atmosphere. With a highly trained staff and state of the art equipment, we go beyond 20/20. Phone: (708) 361-2727. drrobertmarini@gmail.com

     

Gastroenterologist
  • Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine and Easter Seals - Dr. Chuck DuMont - Villa Park

    Dr. Chuck Dumont has held a long interest in complementary/alternative medicine, and for more than 25 years that interest has influenced his integrative approach to pediatrics. He supplements his pediatric practice with training in mind/body medicine, medical acupuncture, functional medicine, and homeopathy, in addition to other integrative modalities. Phone: (312) 276-1212

  • Dr. C. Allan Pratt  - Winfield

    Dr. Charles A. Pratt is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, Illinois and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Phone: (630) 933-6631

  • University of Chicago Medicine Comer, Children's at Edward - Dr. Timothy Sentongo  - Naperville

    Timothy A. S. Sentongo, MD, specializes in gastrointestinal problems impacting growth and nutrition in infants, children and adolescents. He has a particular interest in children with chronic illnesses such as short bowel syndrome, food intolerances, feeding problems and cystic fibrosis, which can lead to impaired growth and require specialized nutrition support and gastrointestinal care. Dr. Sentongo’s research focuses on improving treatment and therapies for children and adolescents with short bowel syndrome, parenteral nutrition (TPN), eosinophilic esophagitis, growth problems and nutritional deficiencies. Phone: (773) 702-6418

Hair Cuts
  • Buzzes & Beehives - Frankfort

    Buzzes and Beehives was started by a local hair stylist of 14 years and mother of 2, who realized Lincoln-Way area kids had no salon to call their own. So she decided to create a fun, entertaining, and stress-free salon just for them! At Buzzes and Beehives, parents can rest assured that their kids will LOVE their experience and leave asking to come again. Whether it’s time to cut your baby’s precious first curl, buzz your teen’s hair, or celebrate your little princess’s birthday, at Buzzes and Beehives, we have the knowledge, passion, and TLC to create an enjoyable experience for all. Phone: (815)464-1980
  • KidSnips - Naperville

    KidSnips is the Chicago area’s top hair salon for kids’ haircuts, special services, and hair products. With stylists who know and love kids, car-shaped styling chairs, and even tablets loaded with fun stuff for kids to do, we make getting a kid’s haircut an awesome experience for ALL — even wiggly, squiggly, scared, special needs — whether it’s their first haircut or their 51st. Phone: (630)848-0008
Helmets
  • Hanger Clinic - Sydney Jordt, Orthotist - Westchester

    Hanger Clinic is a leader in treating babies with cranial asymmetry, the most common type of which is plagiocephaly, sometimes called “flat head syndrome.” We have certified orthotists who are also cranial specialists all over the United States. They follow our clinical practice guidelines for the conservative treatment of plagiocephaly, which have been published as an industry benchmark. We call this our Cranial Asymmetry Protocols (CAP) program. Early detection and prevention is key to successful treatment. If you are concerned about your baby’s head shape, talk to your pediatrician or contact your local Hanger Clinic. Phone (708) 447-9860

  • Cranial Technologies - Lombard

    Cranial Technologies is the only company in the world completely dedicated to the research, diagnosis and treatment of plagiocephaly, commonly called flat head syndrome. With approximately 175,000 babies successfully treated, we are the plagiocephaly experts. Our centers are staffed with advance-practice clinicians who are Physical and Occupational Therapists, Orthotists and RNs all with treating babies as their focus. This highly-trained group monitors developmental milestones and provides education and counseling to parents. Each patient’s treatment with a custom-designed and manufactured cranial orthotic, the DOC Band, is monitored and adjusted to ensure optimal outcomes. Phone (630) 627-5383

Inclusive Recreational Programs
  • Synergy Adaptive Athletics - Carol Stream

    Live life to its fullest! Synergy offers a wide variety of year-round, specially designed, athletic programs for people with a physical disability. Email: jasons@synergyaa.com Phone (630) 384-8542

  • Western DuPage Special Recreation Association & WDSRA Park District Programs - Carol Stream

    Special recreation at WDSRA brings you fun, exciting programs put together by expert staff dedicated to making sure every experience is a positive one. You get creative, innovative programming with opportunities to create social groups and make friends. WDSRA has programs from as young as 3 years old to well into the senior years of life. There is something for every interest including: competitive and recreational athletics, Special Olympics, adaptive sports, music, dance, art, theater, social clubs, camps, trips, special events and more! Phone (630) 681-0962

  • Skills Drills & Games - Naperville

    Skills, Drills & Games is a Physical Education program designed for the student that needs additional development of basic physical skills and activities. This program is not designed for the advanced athlete or travel team player. Basic skills and techniques will be taught, focusing on throwing, catching, batting, kicking, and other motor skills. The skill segment will be followed by drills that emphasize repetition and muscle memory. Following the skill and drill sequences will be games that reinforce the day’s teachings and afford maximum participation in a fun atmosphere. Fair play, positive attitudes, cooperation, and teamwork will be emphasized. Phone (630) 717-1400

  • Children's Museum of Oak Lawn - Oak Lawn

    Children’s museums are places where children learn through play and exploration in environments designed just for them. Reflecting their diverse communities, children’s museums create playful, interactive learning experiences. In an increasingly complex world, children’s museums provide a place where all kids can learn through play with the caring adults in their lives. Our Mission is to positively impact a child's potential in life through play-based education. Phone (708) 423-6709

  • Lincolnway Special Recreation Association - New Lenox

    Since 1976, the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) has provided adaptive and special recreation services for individuals with disabilities through a cooperative agreement with Frankfort, Frankfort Square, Manhattan, Mokena, New Lenox, Peotone and Wilmington Island Park Districts. LWSRA is an integral part of the overall recreation services of each of our partners. LWSRA programs are for individuals from preschool through adult who have recreation needs that are not met by regular park district programs.
    LWSRA offers a wide variety of quality programs, including participation in Special Olympics Illinois, each season to residents of all ages and all abilities. Social programs, programs for children, trips, special events, athletic programs, and an adult day program, are some of the many choices provided in our brochure which is published three times a year. Phone (815) 320-3500

  • South Suburban Special Recreation Association - Tinley Park

    It is the mission of the South Suburban Special Recreation Association: "To promote the power of choice and to enhance the quality of life of individuals of all abilities, by providing accessible recreation in an environment that promotes dignity, success, and fun."SSSRA is a therapeutic recreation program that is an extension of seven park districts and three recreation and parks departments. It is organized to provide individuals with disabilities or special needs, the opportunity to be involved in year-round recreation. SSSRA programs are for individuals from birth through adult who receive special education services, vocational services, supported employment, or who have recreational needs not met by traditional park district programs. This could include individuals who have varying degrees of physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, emotional difficulties, hearing or visual impairments, and developmental delays. Persons residing in the SSSRA member agencies are considered residents. These agencies are: Country Club Hills Park District, Hazel Crest Park District, Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, Lan-Oak Park District, Matteson Recreational Division, Oak Forest Park District, Olympia Fields Park District, Park Forest Recreation and Parks Department, Richton Park Parks and Recreation Department, and Tinley Park - Park District. Phone (815) 806-0384

  • Southwest Special Recreation Association - Alsip

    SWSRA is a special recreation cooperative comprised of the following: Alsip Park District, Blue Island Park District, Hickory Hills Park District, Village of Merrionette Park, Midlothian Park District, Palos Heights Recreation Department, Posen Park District, and Worth Park District. SWSRA was formed in 1981 to provide year-round quality recreation programs and services for individuals with disabilities or special needs. SWSRA programs are designed to increase independence and enhance the quality of life for each individual.   A wide variety of programs are available for individuals from early childhood through adulthood.  The programs are designed to meet the individual recreation needs of any person who is in special education classes, participates in a sheltered workshop, is referred to SWSRA from a local hospital or rehabilitation center, or whose special needs restrict or prohibit their participation in traditional park district or recreation department programs.  This would include individuals who have varying degrees of physical or mental disabilities, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, attention deficit disorders, and hearing or visual impairments. Phone (708) 389-9423

  • Momentum Dance Studio - Homer Glen

    Momentum Dance Studio sees dance education as not only a way to encourage imagination and creativity, but also a means to encourage discipline, self-esteem and self-confidence. We are dedicated to promoting a love of the arts and providing a high level of professional instruction. Momentum Dance Studio has a unique and innovative, as well as dependable approach to dance instruction.We teach solid dance techniques founded in classical ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap and hip hop hand-in-hand with concepts of preparation, practice, focus, team work and conduct. These concepts are vital to child development from preschool through the critical teenage years. Many of our students, even those not planning a career in dance, stay with us through their high school years, because we celebrate all of our students, regardless of their level of achievement. Phone (708) 301-8181

  • Eagle Academy of Martial Arts - Aurora

    Our kids martial arts program teaches more than just self defense... It teaches focus & concentration, for better grades. Respect, for improved behavior. Fitness, for health & wellness. And of course, every class is a ton of fun.  Phone (630) 825-5425

  • Kidz Kabaret - Naperville

    Kidz Kabaret makes theater available to all youths with a passion for the stage. We are children’s theater by kids, for kids — offering unparalleled performance opportunities for kids of all ages and abilities. Through our loving, nurturing environment, our students learn and grow as they develop the self-confidence that will help them thrive on stage, in school and throughout their lives. Phone (630) 355-9212

  • Stephanie's Academy of Dance - Montgomery

    The Dance Academy focuses on teaching a strong technical dance education. We host an annual dance review at West Aurora High School in June and there is open observation each month for all classes. Phone (630) 896-8277

  • Apollo Music - Aurora

    Our philosophy emphasizes learning the art of music in a fun and relaxing structured environment.  We focus on the individual, helping each student reach his or her own personal goals.  This is carried out by our staff of professional instructors chosen for their ability to help students develop their creative thinking, build confidence and nurture self-expression.  Students at Apollo Music have the opportunity to explore all styles of music at any level. Phone (630) 499-1911

  • GiGi's Playhouse - Aurora

    GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley is nestled in the heart of the Fox Valley region serving Aurora, Naperville and the surrounding communities. We offer 29 programs that are educational or therapeutic in nature serving individuals from birth through adults, their families and the community. GiGi’s Playhouse Fox Valley is committed to partnering with local businesses and organizations to further the overall mission of awareness of the potential for people with Down syndrome within the Fox Valley community. Our success of offering quality programs and running a cost efficient playhouse depends greatly on our volunteers and donations- both in-kind and cash. If you’re interested in learning more about us, volunteering or sponsoring some of our programs (all of which are offered free to families), e-mail us at foxvalley@gigisplayhouse.org Phone (630) 708-7529

Marriage Support

Dr. Kelly M. Flanagan - Artisan Clinical Assocaites, LLC - Naperville

Kelly works with adults and adolescents and also specializes in family therapy and couples therapy. His areas of particular clinical interest include relationship challenges, conflict resolution and communication skills training, treatment of substance abuse and relapse prevention, depression, anxiety, trauma, and issues of self-esteem and development of personal identity. He also believes it’s important to work openly with issues of faith and spirituality if they emerge naturally during the process of personal growth.  Phone: (630) 923-6830
Neurologists
  • Dr Gurav Yadava- Yadava Pediatric Neurology - Elmhurst & Aurora

    We are a pediatric neurology specialty private practice with dedicated, experienced physicians who believe in working with our patients to maintain and improve their health. We work together to serve your entire family for the best outcome for children with neurological problems. Our physicians believe in providing comprehensive health care services to our patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We also believe in educating our patients as we work with them to achieve the best physical and emotional states possible. Each physician is certified in Pediatric Neurology and brings to our practice years of experience in their area of specialty.  Our board-certified nurse practitioners always consult with the attending physician prior to working with each patient in order to provide informed, consistent care at all times. Phone: (630)530-5577

  • Dr. Saba Ahmad - UIC Chicago-Pediatric Neurology - Chicago

    We are a pediatric neurology specialty private practice with dedicated, experienced physicians who believe in working with our patients to maintain and improve their health. We work together to serve your entire family for the best outcome for children with neurological problems. Our physicians believe in providing comprehensive health care services to our patients in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We also believe in educating our patients as we work with them to achieve the best physical and emotional states possible. Each physician is certified in Pediatric Neurology and brings to our practice years of experience in their area of specialty.  Our board-certified nurse practitioners always consult with the attending physician prior to working with each patient in order to provide informed, consistent care at all times. Phone: (312)996-7865

NeuroPsychologists
  • Stefani Neuropsychology Services - Dr. Roger Stefani PH.D. - Licensed Clinical Psychologist - Willowbrook

    Specializing in Pediatric Neuropsychology Assessments for children between the ages of 6 and 22. To assess conditions such as *Attention deficit disorders * Learning Disabilities *Traumatic brain injury/concussions *Educational disorders such as reading disorders *Higher level social communication disorders. Executive function consultation/coaching.  Phone: (630) 590-5287. Email: rstefani@stefanineuropsych.com

  • Northwest Behavioral Health Services, PC - Dr. Peter Dodzik - Licensed Clinical Psychologist - Arlington Heights

    Dr. Peter Dodzik is Board Certified in both Pediatric and Adult Neuropsychology.  He specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. His particular practice specialties include dementing disorders, ADHD, Sleep Disorders, dyslexia, pervasive developmental disorders and children with complex medical conditions such as epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, genetic and toxic/metabolic disorders. Phone: (847) 577-0904. Email: pdodzik@nwbhs.com

  • Dr. John D. Atkinson - Chicago NeuroBehavior - Orland Park

    Welcome to Chicago NeuroBehavior Specialists, LTD (CNS), a neuropsychology practice serving the Chicagoland area. Our practice specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, adults and geriatrics with various neurological and neuropsychiatric conditions. Dr. Atkinson has been in independent private practice since 1998 providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and families. He also conducts comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations with children, adolescents, and young adults. The clinical population he serves include individuals with difficulties related to brain injuries, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity disorder, Autistic spectrum disorders such as Asperger’s disorder and Pervasive developmental disorder, emotional adjustment problems and emotional behavioral problems. Phone: (708) 349-4420. 

  • Dr. Michael Appleby - Pediatric Neuropsychology - Hinsdale

    Dr. Appleby has evaluated thousands of children over the years with medical conditions affecting their developmental functioning or with developmental learning issues of unknown medical cause.  Based upon each child's individual requirements, he works closely with parents, schools, various therapeutic disciplines, and physicians to help manage the needs of his clients.  Phone: (630) 323-0211. Email: Info@DrAppleby.com

Orthopedic doctors
  • Dr. Aimee Brasher - Winfield

    Attending Physician, Orthopedic Surgery; Member, Lurie Children’s Surgical FoundationHealth System Clinician of Orthopedic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Phone (630) 933-6631

  • Dr. Joseph Janicki - Lake Forest, Chicago & Winfield

    His clinical focuses include pediatric hip disorder (hip dysplasia, Perthes Disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis), adolescent hip preservation, extremity deformity and trauma management. He leads much of the research efforts in the division and has created infrastructure and collaborations necessary to complete studies including the recruitment of four full-time research personnel. The areas of academic concentration include organizing a prospective multicenter randomized clinical trial evaluating open fracture treatment in children, creating a multicenter group focused on additional clinical trials in pediatric orthopaedics, assessing outcomes in the treatment of pediatric hip dysplasia, and evaluating pediatric bone health. Phone (800) 543-7362

Orthotic Providers

Gwen Ansier, CO - Hanger Clinic - Westchester

Gwen Ansier, CO earned a Bachelor's degree from University Of Illinois in Kinesiology and a Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics from Northwestern. Gwen has practiced for Hanger Clinic since 2007 and specializes in lower extremity pediatrics and innovative Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology. Phone: (708)516-9444 or gblunk@hanger.com

Parent Groups
  • Fox Valley Special Recreation Association - Aurora

    FVSRA proudly serves Area 2 covering the Far West suburban Illinois. Special Olympics Illinois has 18 areas throughout the state with each area responsible for providing Special Olympics sports within the communities they serve. For more information, contact Kacie Jankowski at 630-907-1114 or kaciej@fvsra.org

Pediatricians
  • DuMais Pediatrics - Dr. Brian Patrick Dumais - Orland Park

    Well-child care is the cornerstone of pediatrics, and in my visits, I focus on growth and development and prevention of illness. When a child is sick, I always do my best to see the child as soon as I can, and in most cases can see the child on the same day. Phone: (708) 364-1600

  • Dr. Kevin Germino - Orland Park

    I deliver the best care possible to every child that I see and aim to provide guidance to their parents in any area that I can. Phone: (708) 403 -8500. 

  • Children's Wellness Center - Dr. Lyna Massih - Chicago Ridge

    Lyna Massih is a board-certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She graduated from Damascus University Medical School in 1984. She completed her internship in general pediatrics at New York Medical College and residency at the University of Chicago/Mercy Hospital. Since then, she has been working as a general pediatrician in Chicago’s south suburbs. She is the proud mother of one daughter. Her special interests include development, nutrition, and skin diseases in children. Phone: (708) 636 -8747. 

  • Zalam Medical Center  - Dr. Nazam Alzalam - Bridgeview

    Zalam Medical Center welcomes families in and around the Bridgeview, Illinois, area to receive expert pediatric and pregnancy care. Under the direction of board-certified pediatrician Nazem Alzalam, MD, the team of caring providers offers expert care for women’s gynecological needs and the general health needs of their children. The team evaluates and treats children of all ages in a warm, friendly atmosphere. At Zalam Medical Center, you can benefit from quality newborn care, immunization checks, and school physicals. (708) 599-8000 

Pediatric Dentists
  • Inspire Dental Wellness - Dr. Erica Zolnierczyk - Orland Park

    Dr. Erica loves teeth! She is so passionate about teeth & helping her patients that she wants everyone to have a beautiful & healthy smile that they love. Phone: (708) 498-3543 

  • Dr. Milton Geivelis - Best Dental - Bartlett

    Achieving quality dental care shouldn't be difficult, so at Best Dental Group,  we make it simple to achieve your healthiest, most beautiful smile. Whether you are looking for information on implants, teeth whitening, crowns, or preventive care, you can learn more about all of your options from our services page.  We specialize in treating infants with breast feeding & latching problems. As well as Tongue & Lip Tie release.  For your convenience, you can download patient forms directly from our website.. Phone: (630) 830-4930 

  • Pediatric Dental Associates, P.C. - Dr. George Lin - Buffalo Grove

    At Pediatric Dental Associates, it is our goal to help children lay the foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral health. Providing exceptional quality care in a child-friendly setting, we are the premier resource for all your pediatric dental needs. Phone: (847) 537 -7695. 

  • Small Smiles - Dr. Dave - Naperville

    When it comes to your child’s oral health, trust nothing less than the best! Dr. Dave and the Small Smiles team provide exceptional pediatric dental care to infants, children, teens, and children with special needs throughout the Naperville, Plainfield, Oswego, and surrounding Illinois communities. We work hard to be a place where your child will feel safe, comfortable, and among friends. Phone: (630) 527 -8686. 

  • Treasured Smiles Pediatric Dentistry - Frankfort

    Our doctors know what a significant difference in health and self-esteem a beautiful smile can make, which is why they are dedicated to giving each of our patients the healthy smile they deserve! Phone: (815) 426 -1186. 

  • Pediatric Dentist Consultants  - Dr. Bassell Dulli - Naperville & New Lenox

    Pediatric Dentist Bassel Dulli, DDS, MS, Noor Obaisi, DDS, M.S or Katie, Naperville and New Lenox, ILpractices a full scope of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. Pediatric Dentistry Consultants has the specialized equipment, facility and staff to properly address today’s most demanding pediatric dentistry and orthodontic needs in a warm and caring environment. They have two locations: Naperville (630) 717-5437 or New Lenox (815) 717-8687

Psychologists
  • Jennifer E. Manfre and Associates - Woodridge

    Jennifer E. Manfre & Associates provides behavioral health services across the lifespan. We are a multidisciplinary practice dedicated to fostering resiliency and providing services tailored to helping you within the most important relationships in your life. Our therapists are experienced and offer a well-rounded scope of training and clinical knowledge using empirically supported (research-based) strategies to help you and your family work through difficult times. Our treatment philosophy involves partnering with you to provide support, coaching and guidance in a safe and confidential environment. Together, we can facilitate change towards improved relationships, increased coping skills to manage life’s challenges, and overall better emotional well-being. Phone (630) 968-0792

  • Elemental Center - Dr. Martin Adeoye - Orland Park & Woodridge

    Our focus is to educate families and individuals on how to cope with stressful life situations. We specialize in evaluating, diagnosing and treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Attention Deficit Disorder -ADD, Autism spectrum disorders, Floor time for Developmental Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Childhood Anxiety; OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, School Phobia, Selective Mutism, Affective Disorders; Bipolar Disorder, Dysthymia, Cyclothymia and Major Depressive Disorder, Chemical Dependency and Psychoses that afflict children, adolescents and adults. Phone (708) 364-0580

  • Dr. Jeanne Antisdel - Chicago & New Lenox

    Pediatric Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  Phone (800) 543-7362

  • Susan Myket and Associates - Naperville

    This is a place for children, adolescents, adults and families who are experiencing more than normal levels of stress and difficulty. Sometimes, it can be hard to figure out problems on your own; you can be too close to the situation.  The clinical psychologists and licensed clinicians at Susan Myket, Ph.D. & Associates have been trained to listen carefully and ask thoughtful questions. Jointly, we will work out a personalized plan to tackle problems in a practical, creative and timely manner. The therapeutic methods we employ are proven and used to give you the customized care you deserve. Phone (630) 355-9002

  • Dr. Mark McKee - Naperville

    M. Mark McKee & Associates is devoted to working with children, adolescents and their families. practice has served the Chicago suburbs and has been located in Naperville since 1992. We provide a wide range of services including consultations with expecting parents, new parents and their infants, counsel on family matters such as divorce and custody evaluation, and an array of psychological evaluations and therapeutic interventions. Phone (630) 420-9707

Special Olympics Contacts
  • Orland Park Park District - Orland Park

    The Village of Orland Park has been providing Special Olympic (SO) programming through the Recreation Department for many years. These sports programs are designed and offered for individuals with special needs. Over the years, the SO program offerings have grown to include 18 team and individual sports and four unified sports. Phone (708) 403-7275

  • Fox Valley Special Recreation Association - Aurora

    FVSRA proudly serves Area 2 covering the Far West suburban Illinois. Special Olympics Illinois has 18 areas throughout the state with each area responsible for providing Special Olympics sports within the communities they serve. For more information, contact Kacie Jankowski at 630-907-1114 or kaciej@fvsra.org

Vision Therapy
  • Dr. Robert Marini, FCOVD-  Dr's Marini &  Campbell - Palos Heights 

    Some visual conditions cannot be treated adequately with just glasses, contact lenses and/or patching, and are best resolved through a program of Vision Therapy.  Vision Therapy is an individualized, supervised, treatment program designed to correct visual-motor and/or perceptual-cognitive deficiencies. Vision Therapy sessions include procedures designed to enhance the brain’s ability to control: Eye Alignment, Eye Teaming, Eye Focusing Abilities, Eye Movements, and/or Visual Processing. Visual-motor skills and endurance are developed through the use of specialized computer and optical devices, including therapeutic lenses, prisms, and filters. During the final stages of therapy, the patient’s newly acquired visual skills are reinforced and made automatic through repetition and by integration with motor and cognitive skills. Phone: (708)361-2727

  • Behavioral Vision - Wheaton 

    After a comprehensive examination, if vision therapy is recommended, the doctor creates an individualized plan of visual exercises and activities to improve visual function. Vision therapy is a combination of in-office activities performed with therapists and at-home activities. Similarly to starting a new workout program with a trainer or learning a new instrument with a music instructor, new concepts are taught and goals are set at the in-office therapy sessions. At-home therapy exercises are then used to support and strengthen these new concepts or goals. Phone: (630)909-5580

  • Dynamic Vision Therapy - Naperville 

    The goal of neuro-optometric rehabilitation is to strengthen the connection between the brain and visual system through the concept of neuroplasticity. Treatment includes a variety of specialized tools and equipment such as therapeutic lenses, prisms, filters and digital interactive targets. Neuro-optometric rehabilitation is supported by ongoing evidence-based scientific research. Treatment plans are established and supervised by developmental optometrists. Phone: (630)536-8702

  • West Suburban Family Vision and Therapy - Westmont

    Here at West Suburban Family Vision and Therapy Center, we are a friendly, knowledgeable eye care team that focuses on unparalleled patient satisfaction. We have dedicated, compassionate therapists that deliver personalized therapy to change the lives of children and adults. Our patients will receive the most comprehensive eye exam with the latest technology and premium products. Phone: (630)969-2894

Wheelchair vendors

National Seating and Mobility 

National Seating and Mobility (NSM) was founded in 1992 with a very simple mission: to design better wheelchairs. Today, National Seating & Mobility is North America’s most experienced provider of complex rehabilitation seating, mobility and positioning systems. The company has grown from five locations to a nationwide network of respected professionals and dedicated specialists across 45 states and 141 branches. Phone (630) 495-3751

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