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Disabilities Awareness Walk and Resource Fair in Chicago


Saturday, September 14, 2019    
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Rowan Park
11546 S. Ave. L, Chicago, IL

Event Type


Walk and resource fair for families and individuals involved in the care of extraordinary children.

The third annual United Communities for Diverse Abilities’ Disabilities Awareness Walk and Resource Fair is Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Chicago’s Rowan Park.

Children, parents, family members, educators and other professionals who work with individuals with disabilities are all welcome to attend.

Participants are encouraged to wear a t-shirt representing a diagnosis. Be as inventive and creative as you wish.

The awareness walk begins at 11 a.m. and includes two to three laps around the track. Stay after the walk to receive information on:

  • Therapy
  • Health and safety
  • Programs
  • Advocacy
  • Financial assistance
  • Insurance and much more

A sensory space will also be available for children as well as a bounce house.

Scheduled activities include:

  • 10 a.m. – Zumba – Multi-Purpose Room
  • 11 a.m. – Disabilities Awareness Walk
  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Resource Fair – Gym
  • 12 p.m. – IEP Training in English – Multi-Purpose Room
  • 1:30 p.m. – IEP Training in Spanish – Multi-Purpose Room

Limited healthy snacks and additional food for purchase will be available.

UIC Division of Specialized Care for Children’s Chicago staff will also be available to explain our program and how we help connect children with special healthcare needs to services and resources.

Click on the event flyer for more details.