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Below, is a list of resources Wonder Works employs to fulfill its mission. We invite you to check them out and see how they can be of use to you.

Salt the Sandbox
Is a website devoted to helping children pursue their deep interests in the world around them. Created and maintained by Eric Gyllenhaal, a museum supporter and contributor since we opened our doors back in 2003. His insights, inspiration and practical knowledge has helped the museum in countless ways. Please visit him at

Parenthesis Family Center
Parenthesis Family Center (a 501c3 organization) offers just the right resource to meet your family's needs. Whether you are a single parent, a teen parent, new to the community, new to parenthood or just overwhelmed by the demands of your busy family the information or service you might need is just a phone call or email away! Please learn more at

Oak-Leyden Developmental Services
Oak-Leyden was founded in 1956 by concerned families who joined to form the Oak Community School in Oak Park, Illinois. Here, young adults with developmental disabilities learned the skills they would need to live as independently as possible within home and community settings. Over the years, the Oak Community School grew to include a wide range of vocational and residential services for adults; and therapy, educational and family support for infants and young children with developmental disabilities. Please learn more at

At the Collaboration for Early Childhood, we provide the resources and connections vital to every child's opportunity for success in learning and in life. Work with us to create a bright future for our community. Please learn more at

UCP Sequin
UCP Seguin believes in a world where children and adults with disabilities achieve their potential, advance their independence and act as full members of the community. We strive to make this world a reality--in Illinois and beyond, for people at every stage of life--by leveraging technology to provide innovative training and educational programs, family support, employment, life-skills training and residential services. Please learn more at