Developmental Differences

Meet other families with similar interests while exploring great things to do around the city.  Make new friends, find playdates for your little ones, and discover new resources!

The Developmental Differences group is for parents of kids with all types of developmental differences (sensory processing disorder, autism, ADD/ADHD, PDD-NOS, mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, Down Syndrome, physical disabilities, etc.)  All are welcome to attend our monthly meetings to support each other, to ask questions and share resources, while connecting with other parents who get what it’s like to deal with special challenges for their kids.

Next Event

  Autism Friendly Dinner with Santa @ Edison Park Inn
Location: Edison Park Inn
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM · Dec 16, 2018
Who: Members & Non-Members - Children welcome
Parking: Conveniently located across from the Edison Park Metra station with easy access from the city and suburbs. Street parking also available.
Cost: Ticket prices vary and scholarships are available. Please go to for details.

Please go here for tickets and details.

Coordinator: Lenard Zohn

Autism families and supporters join Autism Eats for an autism friendly, non-judgmental dinner with Santa!

Delicious buffet of Hackney's favorites!

Goodies for the kids and fun for the entire family!

This is an external partner event. For more information and to RSVP please contact the business directly using the contact information below.

    • December
    • 16
    • Sunday

Meet the Co-Chairs

Kandalyn Hahn

Kandalyn lives in Avondale with her husband Richard and eleven-year-old son Julian. She is a historic preservationist by training and works for the City ofChicago.

Laura Baginski
Ellen Sternweiler

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