LifeMyWay is collecting stories from people around Illinois to provide a place where we can come together, learn from the experiences of others and take action for a better future. By showcasing your talents and interests, LifeMyWay is a voice for the 200,000 people with developmental disabilities in Illinois.
Tell us what life -- your way -- is like. By sharing your story, you encourage others and empower yourself.
A Chicago-area mother started a play center for her daughter and friends who have autism. Her goal is to expand so other children with autism can have a safe environment to be themselves.
A colorful "Happy birthday to you" sign hangs on the wall at 1423 Valle Vista, but there are no celebrants wishing the birthday boy well.
Calumet City police had been called to subdue Stephon Watts 10 times in less than two years, using Tasers at least once on the 15-year-old with Aspberger's syndrome.