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About The Hope Institute for Children and Families

Founded in 1957, The Hope Institute for Children and Families is a nonprofit organization providing educational, residential and clinical services to children ages 5–21 with multiple developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders.

At Hope, we support children and families to reach safety, optimum growth, independence and joy.

The Hope School Learning Center

Established in 1957 as a groundbreaking concept for children with developmental disabilities, The Hope School Learning Center has evolved into a specially-designed 40,000-square-foot facility combining excellent teaching with state-of-the art technology to allow students with autism and developmental disabilities to achieve their maximum potential.

The Hope Institute Learning Academy

The Hope Institute Learning Academy (HILA) is an innovative elementary school on Chicago’s near west side. HILA provides choice, challenge and confidence to its students through a best-practices approach. This K-5 elementary school offers parents and families a school that values, celebrates, and supports students of all backgrounds and learning styles to reach their optimum level of success in an inclusive and supportive environment.

The Hope Institute Autism Clinic

The Hope Institute is a leader in providing services to children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. With the rate of autism on the rise, diagnostic screenings and evaluations are a priority. Other services provided at the clinic include a pre-school program, social skills groups, family therapy and training programs for educators, health care providers and first responders. A family and community resource room allows parents, professionals and caregivers to check out training materials and educational games free of charge.

For more information on the Hope Institute for Children and Families, please visit: www.thehopeinstitute.us

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