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Get Involved

Interested in being a part of CAYR Connections?

Subscribe to our mailing list, attend a meeting or event, join a committee, or make a donation at the link below!


Sign up for Email Updates

We promise not to sell your information or send you spam. Usually we email about 1-2 times per month. 

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Join a Committee

Committees are made of board members and volunteers, and usually meet once per month on Zoom. See below for more information about our committees!



  • plans fundraising campaigns

  • organizes fundraising events

  • applies for grant funding



  • plans events

  • develops & runs programs

Communications Committee

  • plans marketing & outreach 

  • creates multi-platform content 

  • connects with other organizations 

Attend a Meeting or Event

Check out all of our upcoming events on the "Events" page

  • Jun 13, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Virtual Meetup
    A virtual meetup for parents and caregivers of neurodivergent kids and teens. All are welcome!
  • Jun 15, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM CDT
    Oak Park, 255 Augusta St, Oak Park, IL 60302, USA
    The Chicago Neurodiverse Social Club hosts a monthly support group meeting at the OPPL. This isn't an official CAYR event, but we love that this group exists and want to promote it!
  • Jun 20, 2024, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Panera Bread - Elmwood Park, 7400 W North Ave, Elmwood Park, IL 60707, USA
    Help support our mission by ordering Panera between 4-8pm on 6/20 and showing your flyer or entering the code FUND4U at the kiosk or online checkout. CAYR will receive 25% of the sales, which we'll use to fund our programming!
  • Jun 22, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM CDT
    Virtual Meeting
    A time for board members, volunteers, and community members to come together and discuss what's new with the organization, what's coming up, and goals for the future.
  • Jun 22, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
    Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624, USA
    The Chicago Neurodiverse Social Club is open to any adult (18+) who identifies as neurodivergent. This isn't an official CAYR event, but we love that this group exists and want to promote their events! Please RSVP to this event on Meetup. The link to RSVP will take you to the Meetup page.
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Make a Donation

Your donations to our fundraising campaign on Betterworld are tax-deductible, and provide us with much needed funds to cover operating expenses for our programs and events. No donation is too small! 

Thank you to our corporate sponsors! 

Lakeview Speech Logo
Iris Krieg & Associates Logo
Pinegate Road Logo
Mama Kat's Sweets Logo
Let's Roam Logo
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