Tag: The Answer Inc

Autism Nonprofit Based In Proviso Expands To Chicago’s West Side

Thursday, February 28, 2019 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Debra Vines, the founder of The Answer, Inc., which will offer services at The Loretto Hospital in Chicago come April. | Igor Studenkov

A non-profit based in Proviso Township that supports people with autism spectrum disorder and their families, is expanding its service footprint to include the West Side.

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James Harlan, Advocate For Families With Special Needs, Dies At 71

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: James Harlan, left, with his son, Jason. | Photo submitted 

James Harlan, the president and founder of the Just for Men group, an affiliate of the Answer Inc., a prominent autism awareness nonprofit founded by his wife, Debra Vines, has died. In a Facebook post uploaded Monday, Vines said that her husband died on May 13. He was 71.

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A Local Nonprofit Delivers Higher Learning For Disabled Adults

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  

Featured image: Spectrum University student Rashae Tillman hugs Marla Skinner, Spectrum University’s director of programs during a break in the class on Jan. 13. | Sara Minor 

Several weeks ago, Candra Chavda had an epiphany. Chavda — a dance and exercise instructor with the Music N Me program, which caters to young adults with autism and other developmental disorders, ages 20 to 40 — had been having some difficulty connecting with 30-year-old Christopher Joey Gray.

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