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Caregiver Recommended Providers

This resource was created as a part of the Illinois Partners in Policymaking® program through a grant from the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, and compiled by Sara Zielinski (Director of Occupational Therapy Services). Caregivers were asked to fill out a survey where they could recommend providers/services that support their loved ones and the disability community. These providers are not endorsed by HLC Therapy Group, and are solely recommendations provided by caregivers. (Updated June 2024)

This product is supported in part by grant number CFDA 93.630 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.


Back to Basics Pediatrics SC, Dr. Christine Poulos​, Algonquin

Well Rooted Pediatrics, Crystal Lake

CardinaLight Health + Wellness, Crystal Lake

Next Generation Pediatrics, South Elgin

Dentists, Orthodontists, & Oral Surgeons

Algonquin Kids Dentistry

Blue Coral Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Dr. Klarck, Crystal Lake

Janis Dental, Dr. Janis, Cary

Children's Dentistry Group, Lake Zurich

Once Upon a Smile, Pediatric Dentistry, Hoffman Estates

Oaks Dental Center, Dr. Kumar, Crystal Lake

Malcolm Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Malcolm, Belvidere

Milestone Inc., Dental Clinic, Rockford

First Smiles Dental, Dr. Weinstein, Crystal Lake

Kids First Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Karsten, Elgin & Schaumburg

Advocate Children's Medical Group, Dr. Lubas, Oak Lawn

ABC Dentistry & Orthodontics, Schaumburg

Country Club Dental Care, Dr. Lagrange, Woodstock

Hoffman Orthodontics, Dr. Hoffman, Crystal Lake

Kubik Orthodontics, Dr. Kubik, Crystal Lake

STC Orthodontics, Dr. Cruz, Willowbrook

Northwest Oral & Maxillofacial, Dr. Chemello (wisdom teeth)

Otolaryngologists (ENT)

Eye Care

Lurie Children's Hospital

Johnson Eye Care, Dr. Schoepke, Cary

Shopko Optical, Dr. Herba, Crystal Lake

Marengo Vision Center, Dr. Thomas, Marengo

Precision Eye Care, Dr. Morfoot & Dr. Beyer, Algonquin

Behavioral Vision, Dr. Sypherd, Crystal Lake

Kaye Eyecare, Huntley

Advanced Eyecare Clinic, Dr. Rocks, Lake in the Hills

Wheaton Eye Clinic, Dr. McIntyre

Premier Eye Care & Surgery, Ltd.


Premier Wellness Care Chiropractic, Crystal Lake

Pecatonica Chiropractic Center, Dr. Pospischil, Pecatonica

Belrichard Family Chiropractic, Dr. Belrichard, Algonquin

Mission 516 Chiropractic, Lakewood

Catalyst Family Chiropractic, Lake in the Hills

Evolve Chiropractic, Huntley

A to Z Chiropractic, Crystal Lake

Advanced Chiropractic Health Center, Dr. Chapple, Roselle

Registered Dietitian

Olive Branch Nutrition, Mia Greco, Crystal Lake

Cosmetologist (Hairstylist)

HLC Therapy Group Sponsored Haircuts

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids, Amanda, Algonquin

Hair by Rachel Sherman

Kid Snips, Mirjeta Fej, South Barrington

Beardsley's Barber Shop, Jerry, Huntley

Salon Cora, Laney Kirkpatrick, Crystal Lake

Salon C, Alysha, Crystal Lake

Favorite Parks/Playgrounds

Discovery Zone, Deicke Park, 11419 South Rt. 47, Huntley

Kaper Park, Georgetown & Cimarron Dr, Cary

SEBA Park, 151 N Water St, South Elgin

Indoor Play Places

Kid's World & Cafe, Algonquin

Millie's Playland, Crystal Lake

The Treehouse Play Cafe, Lake Zurich

Play Cloud, Round Lake

Urban Air, Crystal Lake

Kohl Children's Museum, Glenview

Kids Empire, Algonquin

Glo-bowl Fun Center, Marengo

Rockin' the Spectrum, Spring Grove

Grocery Stores

Target (Adult Special Needs Carts)

The Fresh Market, Crystal Lake

Trader Joe's (Big selection of GF)

Community Activities

Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)

Kingston Lanes Bowling and Sports Lounge, Woodstock

Trinity Academy of Gymnastics, Open Gym, Lake in the Hills

Crystal Lake Gymnastics Training Center, Open Gym, Crystal Lake

Gigi's Playhouse, Hoffman Estates

Gigi's Playhouse, McHenry

Woodstock Water Works Pool (zero depth and family bathrooms)

Sunburst Bay Aquatic Center: Cary Pool (zero depth and family bathrooms)

Randall Oaks Zoo, West Dundee

Lee's Martial Arts Academy, Crystal Lake

Adaptive Bikes

The Bike Rack, St. Charles

Mental Health Providers

Senese Counseling, Play-Based Therapy, Crystal Lake

Kim Wilson, Play Therapist, Crystal Lake

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