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Autism Resource Center

  • Welcome to the Autism Resource Center!

    The mission of the Autism Resource Center is to provide access to resources, consultation and training for caregivers and educators supporting students receiving special education services in School District 54.

    Child care is not available

    A very small children’s area is available for young children who require minimal supervision to wait while you visit the center. We encourage you to access the center when your child is in school or with child care support so that you can meet with a professional at the Autism Resource Center.









    Please note that hours are subject to change. Please call the center to verify hours !

    Monday: Walk-in 1:30-6 PM

    Appointments: 1:30-6 PM

    Tuesday:  Walk-in 7 AM-7PM

    Appointments:  7AM-1:30 PM

    Wednesday: Walk-in  9:30-6 PM

    Appointments: 11:30-6 PM

    Thursday: Walk-in 8:30-5:30 PM

    Appointments:  8:30-3:00 PM

    Friday: Walk-in Services Only

    7-1:30 PM


  • Location & Contact Information

    The Autism Resource Center is housed at:

    Nathan Hale School
    Room 108
    1300 W. Wise Road
    Schaumburg, IL 60193

    For more information:

    Apryl Cano
    Autism Resource Center Specialist

    (847) 357-5055

  • End of the Year Hours

    The Autism Resource Center will have Special End of  the Year hours to conduct inventory and prepare for summer!


    Monday 5/20- 1:30-6

    Tuesday 5/21 7-7

    Wednesday 5/22– 930-6

    Thursday 5/23 CLOSED for inventory

    Friday 5/24 7-130

    Monday 5/27– Closed for Memorial Day

    Tuesday 5/28– 11:30-7

    Wednesday 5/29– 930-6

    Thursday 5/30 8:30-5:30

    Friday 5/31 CLOSED to Support Field Day

    Monday  6/3– Closed for inventory

    Tuesday 6/4-7-7

    Wednesday 6/5 930-6

    Thursday 6/6 8:30-12 , Closed in the afternoon for inventory

    Friday 6/7 Closed for a training

    Summer Hours Begin 6/10!


    Special Hours for the week of 5.13

    Monday 5.13- 1-5:00

    Tuesday 5.14 12-6

    Wednesday 5.15 9:30-6

    CLOSED Thursday and Friday to support Special Olympics

    4/30/19 Hours

    The Autism Resource Center will be open 4/30/19 from 7am-3:30 PM. Please call the center at 847-357-5055 if you have questions~!

    Special Hours 4.10 & 4.12

    Hello! We will be closing at 5 PM on 4/10 and  on Friday 4.12, we will be CLOSED  due to special staff meetings at the center!

    Autism Awareness Month at the Center!

    Stop by the SD54 Autism Resource Center during the month of April to celebrate Autism Awareness Month! Every day is Autism Awareness day at the center! This month we will be providing patrons with a special FREE giveaway when they visit the center! Stop by for a free Squish Ball, Lanyard, or Phone Charging Adaptor!

    Opening Late 3/5/19

    We are opening late due to a special parent event!  The Autism Resource Center will be open from 11:30-7PM on Tuesday 3/5/19.

    Special Hours for Conference Week

    Special Hours at the Autism Resource Center the week of Conferences:
    2/11 Monday: 1:30-6 PM
    2/12 Tuesday 2/12 11AM-7 PM
    2/13 Wednesday:  9:30-6 PM
    2/14 Thursday : 8:15-7 PM  (Closed between 11:00 and 12:15)
    2/15 Friday:  730 AM- 9:30 AM
    2/18 No School / Center Closed
    #weare54 @D54schools

    Weather Closings

    Please note that when SD 54 closes due to weather, the Autism Resource Center will also be closed . Trainings and appointments will NOT be held on days that school is closed due to weather.   Patrons are encouraged to follow School District 54 closings and to contact the center at 847-357-5055 with questions.

    Autism Resource Center Opening Late 1/14

    The Autism Resource Center will be opening late on 1/14 ! We are hosting the Northwest Suburban Autism Consortium with neighboring community agencies. Patrons may access the center and utilize resources between 2:30 and 5:30 PM this day. A drop box will be placed outside of the door if you need to drop off while we are closed for the special meeting!


    Thank You

    The District 54 Autism Resource Center would like to thank Macys of Schaumburg for their generous donation to the center. Macy’s helped to fund our upcoming  “Make and Take Adapted Book and Game Trainings “on Donors Choose! We are thrilled to have their donation, which will allow us to adapt materials for students with disabilities in District 54!  Thank You , Macys!