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III. Taking Action


With your guide you can sort through your options creating your unique plan. As your loved one grows, and your needs change remember we are here for you.

Professionals & Advocates, Therapies & Therapists:
Here are some local children's therapists that may be able to help you navigate your
parenting journey. Note that the Blare Foundation is not affiliated or receiving any
financial benefit from any of these individuals. Please let us know if you have any
feedback or questions. 

Nicole Schlechter

Karlyn Carpenter

Pam Labellarte

Wanda Malone Educational Services

Authentic Expression LLC – Speech Therapy Services

Beth Deiter - C.I.T.Y. of Support, Inc

TherapyWorks | Pediatric Therapy Services | Speech, OT, PT

Matt Cohen and Associates | Law and Practice

Lydia Dawley | Click. Speak. Connect.

Heidi Rabe | Speech Language Pathologist

Pediatric InterActions LLC

IATP - Illinois Assistive Technology Program

Personalized Parental Trainings:

Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley | Classes

PrAACtical AAC: Jill Senner | Classes, Online Blogs, Presentations. 

Parent Support Groups:

Today, there are an abundance of parental support groups via Facebook, Instagram and other online sources available through special education specialists.  Many religious communities offer support and training which is open to all.  Talk with your BLARE guide to discuss ones which best meet your needs.

Children in Therapy and You - C.I.T.Y. of Support, Inc.
Illinois AAC | Facebook Groups


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