Needing a place where it is okay to be yourself with people like yourself? Do you have an IEP, find making friends tricky, and are close to or between the ages of 13 - 23? Then, O.W.L.S. is the place for you!
WHO WE ARE
We are a group of uniquely created individuals that gather together every other Saturday. We rotate between hanging out/playing board games together in the cafe’ of the Five Seasons in Burr Ridge to various OWLS adventures such as seeing popular new movies, bowling, Pizza, Zoo trips and more.
OWLS CODE OF CONDUCT
Please remember OWLS members are expected to abide by a basic code of conduct. Parents whose kids struggle with behavior in public places and around others are encouraged to stay and participate in OWLS activities to help with their child. Kicking, hitting, spitting, biting, name-calling, hair pulling, and other threatening or hurtful behavior will be addressed. We want everyone to feel safe attending OWLS events. If your child struggles with these issues we will do all we can to help you, the parent, help your child at OWLS gatherings so that you and your child can have an enjoyable experience. Please remember we, the leaders, are not therapists, nor medical professionals. We are parents volunteering to bring kids together for friendship.