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Family Support Resources

  • Autism Response Team

    The Autism Response Team (ART) is an information line for the autism community. Its team members are specially trained to provide personalized information and resources to people with autism and their families.

    (888) AUTISM2 (288-4762) – English
    (888) 772-9050 – Spanish

  • Autism Society of America

    The Autism Society of America provides advocacy, education, information and referral, support and community at the national, state and local levels through its nationwide network of affiliates.

  • Autism Speaks

    Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Its website includes information about autism, available resources and more.

  • Autism Support of Central Illinois

    Autism Support of Central Illinois aims to improve the lives of those affected by autism in central Illinois by providing access to resources, support, educational opportunities and recreational/social activities for families.

  • Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

    The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S.  territories for substance use/addiction and/or mental health problems.

    The services locator is available through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

  • is an online resource to help you find federal benefits you may be eligible for in the United States. The Benefit Finder questionnaire can help you find benefits you may be eligible to receive – such as healthcare and medical assistance, financial assistance, loans and disaster relief –  and direct you to the agency to apply.

  • Between Friends-Domestic Violence Prevention

    Between Friends is dedicated to preventing domestic violence and ending the cycle of abuse by equipping our communities with the tools necessary for everyone to feel safe and equal in their relationships. Between Friends provides a 24-hour helpline at (800) 603-4357 and a safe, supportive environment where individuals and families in crisis can access programs including:

    • Relationship education to prevent teen dating violence
    • Counseling to empower clients to make their own decisions and choices
    • Legal assistance
    • Education and training
    • Resources for navigating conversations about an abusive relationship
    • Help for adult, teen and child survivors of domestic violence

    Programs are provided in multiple languages.

  • Bilingual Parents Video Library

    The Illinois Resource Center has put together a library of videos for bilingual parents with videos in French, Tagalog, Urdu, Arabic, Polish, Spanish and English.

    Each video showcases subjects and information relevant to parents, caretakers and community members, such as the role of Bilingual Parent Advisory Committees, financial aid for college, tenant rights, multilingual student rights and more.

  • Blueprint for Families of Loved Ones With Mental Health Issues

    Mental health challenges affect the whole family and are hard on everyone. The Caregiver Action Network provides a Blueprint for Families of Loved Ones With Mental Health Issues.

    The guide includes information on discussing mental health with doctors, screening for mental health issues, the value of knowing early diagnosis and intervention, and more.

  • Bottom Line Diaper Bank in Champaign

    The Bottom Line Diaper Bank is a collaborative effort of the United Way of Champaign County and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department.  Together they provide diapers to local programs to distribute to families and caregivers in need. Visit the diaper bank’s website for more details on how to receive help.