Rescheduled: Developmental Differences Resource Fairâ„¢ @ UIC Student Center East · Mar 29, 2020

Developmental Differences

DDRF has been rescheduled to October 4, 2020. Learn more and RSVP HERE.


Our 9th annual fair is dedicated to providing Chicago families with school options, service providers and other resources that focus on serving families with children with developmental differences! Whether you have a diagnosis for your child and need comprehensive care or you are looking for services that can treat specific delays or behavioral issues, DDRF is your one-stop shop for solutions. RSVP below to expedite your check-in process. See CBS2 Chicago's coverage of last year's fair here!

New this year: Activities for kids to enjoy in the exhibitor hall such as coloring stations, sensory toys, exhibitor demonstrations, and more!

Now in a new central location!

  • - Right off the highway
  • - Two blocks from the blue line
  • - Garage parking across the street


Exhibitor List: coming soon

Event Schedule

9:00 - 10:00 Session 1: IEP 101 with Mo Buti of AiepA, back by popular demand! Sessions are for adults only whenever possible.

10:00 - 12:30 Exhibitor Hall

12:30 - 1:30 Session 2: Parent Support: Success Stories and Advice. Members of NPN's Developmental Differences Parent Support Group share the progress their children have made and their best advice for parents of children with any diagnosis. The second half of the session opens the discussion to anyone who wants to share and/or ask questions. 


What Parents Say:

  • "Felt more empowered as a mom--thank you so much!"
  • "I felt supported. I felt like I wasn't alone."
  • "...everyone I met at a booth was very kind and went above and beyond providing resources, ideas and follow-up info."


Children are welcome to visit the exhibit hall and enjoy the tabletop activities with their parents. Children must stay with parents at all times. Sessions are for adults only whenever possible.

Pictures will be taken at the event to be used by NPN in future NPN publications, web pages and other promotional material for the sole purpose of illustrating the activities at the event. Disclaimer: NPN and event sponsor assume no liability for any and all bodily injury at the event. 

Please note: All registrants' email addresses will be provided to our presenting sponsor. Recipients will be provided with the option to opt out of receiving those emails, if desired.

Businesses: Exhibitor registration is open. Please click here.


Location: UIC Student Center East
Address: 750 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, 60607
When: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM · Mar 29, 2020
Who: Members & Non-Members - Children welcome
Parking: There is $9 parking in the Halsted/Taylor parking structure at 760 W. Taylor St. Enter the parking structure on Taylor St. UIC Student Center East is walking distance from the UIC/Halsted stop on the blue line and easily accessible via the Halsted bus (#8).
Cost: Free

This event has been rescheduled. Please click HERE for updated information.

Coordinator: Amy Johnson
    • March
    • 29
    • Sunday

Event Sponsors