Administrative Contact

Teri Queen
(847) 965-9040

NTDSE Parent Event Calendar

Parents Mentoring Parents

Are you new to NTDSE?
Has your child recently been diagnosed with a disability?
Do you wish you could talk to another PARENT who has a child with special needs?

We can connect you with a PARENT MENTOR!

Please call 847-966-8600 and ask to speak with one of the NTDSE Social Workers.
Teri Queen- LIFE Skills at Molloy

Useful Resources

NTDSE does not endorse or recommend providers. This list of providers has been compiled as a resource for families.

Parent's Guide

Park District Websites


Local Libraries

The following classes are offered at the Skokie Public Library
Come On In! Youth of all abilities are welcome at Skokie Public Library events. If your child has special needs, please call ahead to let us know how we can be most accommodating. If you prefer smaller programs designed specifically for youth with disabilities check out these programs:

Club Wonder Families of children ages 3-8 enjoy various programs such as music, art, storytime, movement, play, and communication. Each class is taught by a librarian, musician, or specialist from a therapy organization. Parents and siblings attend with child. Club Wonder meets on the third Sunday of the month.
Events Calendar

Rainbow Therapy Time Rainbow dog handlers work with children ages 7-12 to strengthen motor skills, learn social skills, and increase language use. Parents remain in the library while children attend the program accompanied by trained, volunteer aides. Rainbow Therapy meets on the third Sunday of the month.
Events Calendar

Friend Squad Teens ages 11-16 get to know others their age in a safe, supportive environment with the help of trained peer volunteers. Friend Squad meets on the last Wednesday of the month.
Events Calendar

Sign up at or call 847-673-7774. Skokie Public Library is located at 5215 Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077.


Community Resources


State Funding

What is the Illinois PUNS Program and Database?

PUNS (Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services) is a database of Illinois infants, children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities who have needs for developmental disability services or supports. The PUNS database helps the State of Illinois identify and plan for your immediate needs.

To complete a PUNS, contact Community Alternatives at 773-867-4000.

Miscellaneous Resources

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