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About Our Programs & Events

Many parents of children with autism and developmental differences express difficulty in securing adequate and reliable childcare. What if you had the opportunity for a monthly “night out” with free childcare provided by behavior therapists?

Each month, Gather Chicago helps to sponsor a “Parents’ Night Out” or “date night” for parents in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. These events started as a way to support parents of children with autism and developmental differences. The events are carefully planned by our team with engaging activities.

During the events, you drop your child off at our space, and you will have a few hours to go to dinner, run errands, get an overdue mani/pedi, or just relax and enjoy “you time!”

The childcare for the events is provided by highly trained behavior therapists who work with children with autism and developmental difference every day. Working with children is their passion! The events also maintain a low child-to-adult ratio to ensure individualized care.

The cost to host the events would be significant, but we are committed to providing opportunities like this to families free of cost.

We are always adding to our resources!

We will continue adding to this page as we discover valuable resources for parents. If you have any ideas or would like to see a resource added to our page, please let our team know. We would love to hear from you!

About the organization

Gather Chicago is a non-profit organization for parents in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs who have children with autism or related developmental differences. Our organization is committed to sponsoring free monthly events for parents and create a community in the city. At each of our events, parents have an opportunity to communicate and connect with other parents, build a network of support, and access resources on autism and developmental milestones. During the events, Gather Chicago also offers free childcare provided by therapeutic professionals with extensive experience in the field. To learn more about our organization and upcoming events, contact us or call (773) 630-4400.

May Parents' Night Out

Enjoy a night out - or just relax!
Thursday - May 17, 2018    5:30PM - 8:30PM

Learn MoreOur Instructor Mandy Working with the Kids
Kids Being Entertained while Parents Enjoy the Night Out

Our behavior therapists plan a fun night of events for our Parents’ Night Out!