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SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, February 20, 2016

Barbara Olson Center of Hope


Sensory Ball

6:00 pm
Prairie Street Brewhouse
200 Prairie Street
Rockford, IL 61107

This formal event will be held at the historic Prairie Street Brewhouse and include a full-course dinner, dancing to the music of Clutch Cargo and silent auction - all while being surrounded by sensational sensory lights, sounds and supports used by the participants attending Barbara Olson Center of Hope!

For more information, please contact the Center at (815)964-9275.

  • Advocacy at the State level!

    Sep 28, 2015

    BOCH parents Cheryl Kinsinger, Autism Speaks 18th District Advocacy Chair, and Merry Klemm, Autism Speaks 17th District Advocacy Co-Chair, and their respective sons, Lance and Eric, met with Rockford State Representative Litesa Wallace, on Wednesday, September 23rd in Representative Wallace's home office.

    Merry and Cheryl stressed the importance of passing a state budget and the need to reduce the number of persons on the PUNS waiting list as well as emphasizing that community is where we need to invest scarce state resources because community living is less expensive than institutions and the quality of life is dramatically better and safer for clients.

    Thanks so much to these wonderful parents and advocates for community services for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. WE appreciate all you do!!!