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Family involvement is critical to the success of our program. We rely on a collaborative relationship with each family. Our school utilizes home visits to help generalize student learning. As requested, we offer family training and support to assure a successful partnership. We help families develop knowledge, skills, and in-home programming so their child can generalize skills acquired at school into the home, and participate more actively as a part of their family.
We also offer several ways that parents can become involved in the Helping Hand Center parent community.
Helping Hand Center has a thriving Family Network Program that provides a myriad of ways to become involved with the agency. From family events to fundraising for the agency, our Family Network Program is a great way to get involved in our community.
Families are also welcome to volunteer! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Carolyn Kline at (708) 352-3580, ext. 280, or at
Our Marketing Department is excited to get to know you! If you would like to receive our seasonal newsletter, The Hand Print, or our Monthly Family Communication please e-mail or call (708) 352-3580 x225.
Helping Hand's Partnership with the Family



School hours are from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The students' home school districts approve and pay for placement and provide transportation. We are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and are a partner of the Autism Society of Illinois. .
A student's primary diagnosis must be autism.