This is our 10th Annual Autism Walk and Resource Fair! We hope that you will join with us in our effort to raise greater awareness and understanding about autism spectrum disorders. The CU Autism Network is a local 501c3 non-profit, that operates entirely from our fundraisers & donations.  We are grateful for the continued support from our local businesses, corporate sponsors and for all of our amazing participants & volunteers who help to make it happen! Please take a moment and browse through our website to see the various projects, programs and events that we provide our community through your generous contributions.

10th Annual Walk & Resource Fair

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Our Vision

Our hope is that empowered individuals on the autism spectrum, families, educators, and professionals will be connected to the resources and support they need to create a positive and healthy environment to best allow the individual on the autism spectrum to grow and develop to their full potential as a participating member of their community.

Our Mission

To support persons on the autism spectrum, their families, caregivers, educators, other professionals, and the public by providing opportunities for support and networking, education, training, and advocacy, along with promoting awareness and acceptance.

Upcoming Events

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Autism Walk

Stone Creek Golf Club and Attie's Bar and Grill | 2600 S Stone Creek Blvd Urbana, Il 61801
May 2019
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CUAN Making A Difference

Community Outreach

Helping people on the spectrum to make a difference in their community.

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Sensory Friendly Pop-Up Playdates

Working with local business to make our environment/activities sensory friendly

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Training and Workshops

Educating members and the community on various topics related to ASD.

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CUAN Events

Providing autism friendly experiences to the community.

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Committed To Helping Locally

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Autism Aware Program

COMING SOON!!

Creating an environment where individuals and their families impacted by autism can go to feel supported and without judgment.

Educating businesses, staff, management and the public-at-large about the needs and challenges of ASD, how to serve this population and the possible accommodations that may be needed.

The training process is tailored to each individual business/restaurants.

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Parent Out-Reach

Educating, training and providing information on ASD

To peers, parents, professionals, and the community

Raising awareness of possible issues that many affect individuals on the autism spectrum by promoting diversity, and acceptance

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Annual Walk/Resource Fair

An annual fundraising event for CUAN that brings the ASD individual and their families together in a safe non-judgemental environment. It also provides local resources family fun activities, delicious food, and fellowship

The proceeds from dedicated local businesses and sponsors will provide meetings, workshops, events, and training for individuals on the spectrum as well as their families.

Family Fun Day: Bounce Houses, Carnival Games, Food Vendors, Quiet Area Face Painters, Miniature Horses, Raffle/Silent Auction

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Testimonies

  • I wanted to make you aware of a great resource for families in the Champaign-Urbana area. Her name is Julie Duvall, and I can tell you that in the very brief period of time I have known her, she is without a doubt one of the most dedicated and compassionate people you could know in the Autism community and Champaign Urbana is lucky to have her and the CU Autism Network in the area.

    Doug Good CEO (The Place For Children With Autism)
  • I'm not sure what magic Julie did, but I know after she had her meeting with the daycare staff, the confidence level of my son's daycare teacher escalated so much and we could just tell that his teacher was really enjoying my son being in her classroom and getting him more involved in the daily routines.  My son has now successfully been in the same daycare for over a year, he has transitioned from the 3 year old room to the 4 year old room almost flawlessly and is now able to be at daycare for the first hour of his day without his ABA therapist being present.  I'm really thankful that we had the Champaign Urbana Autism Network to turn to for help and I'm really thankful that Julie was willing to invest so much time into our family.  She continues to check-in on our family's progress and she's even given me updates when she's run into my son at daycare.  I would encourage anyone who needs support navigating transitions for themselves or their child to reach out to the Champaign Urbana Autism Network.
    Ashlee Beal Parent
  • I had the privilege of working with the CU Autism Network on the beautification cleanup of Thomas Paine Elementary School.  They did an outstanding job working together with staff and students. Had everything prepared in advance to make this an easy and time efficient project.  All students contributed and had a responsibility in the beautification process. I highly recommend working with CU Autism Network.

    Jeff Hamilton Cross Categorical Teacher Thomas Paine Elementary School

Testimonies

  • I wanted to make you aware of a great resource for families in the Champaign-Urbana area. Her name is Julie Duvall, and I can tell you that in the very brief period of time I have known her, she is without a doubt one of the most dedicated and compassionate people you could know in the Autism community and Champaign Urbana is lucky to have her and the CU Autism Network in the area.

    Doug Good CEO (The Place For Children With Autism)
  • I'm not sure what magic Julie did, but I know after she had her meeting with the daycare staff, the confidence level of my son's daycare teacher escalated so much and we could just tell that his teacher was really enjoying my son being in her classroom and getting him more involved in the daily routines.  My son has now successfully been in the same daycare for over a year, he has transitioned from the 3 year old room to the 4 year old room almost flawlessly and is now able to be at daycare for the first hour of his day without his ABA therapist being present.  I'm really thankful that we had the Champaign Urbana Autism Network to turn to for help and I'm really thankful that Julie was willing to invest so much time into our family.  She continues to check-in on our family's progress and she's even given me updates when she's run into my son at daycare.  I would encourage anyone who needs support navigating transitions for themselves or their child to reach out to the Champaign Urbana Autism Network.
    Ashlee Beal Parent
  • I had the privilege of working with the CU Autism Network on the beautification cleanup of Thomas Paine Elementary School.  They did an outstanding job working together with staff and students. Had everything prepared in advance to make this an easy and time efficient project.  All students contributed and had a responsibility in the beautification process. I highly recommend working with CU Autism Network.

    Jeff Hamilton Cross Categorical Teacher Thomas Paine Elementary School

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