The Answer Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to providing support, resources, education, recreation, and advocacy for families in the greater Chicago area that are challenged with supporting family members with Autism & Developmental Differences.  In addition to providing essential resources & services for parents and caregivers, our agency strives to help contribute to the continued growth, educational and recreational inclusion for the children and relatives specifically impacted.


Meet our awesome board members as well as some of our fantastic partners and community collaborators, without whom we could not do the wonderful things that we do.


Learn about the wonderful programs and services that we offer to help support families dealing with Autism and other special needs.


Be a part of "The Answer" by supporting our efforts and/or becoming one of our partners.  Your support is the only way that we are able to do the wonderful things that we do.


The Answer, Incorporated, once again, is proud to present another classic evening of entertainment, in its 8th Annual, Harlem Nights Gala Fundraiser.

The affair is set for Sunday, September 11, 2016, 5:00 p.m. at the elegant Carlisle Banquets, located at 435 E Butterfield Road, in Lombard, Illinois.

The Harlem Nights Gala Fundraiser of The Answer, Inc., celebrates the wealth of talent that permeated New York during the Harlem Renaissance period.

As we focus on programming that addresses educational and recreational needs for special needs children and adults, we hope to capitalize on the prominence of the Apollo to create our own “stars and legends” in the young people we seek to reach with developmental challenges.

I pray that you take a second to browse some of "What We Do" and that you will find yourself encouraged to come out and join us on Sunday, September 11th, 2016 --- as we continue in our commitment to being The Best Autism Awareness and Support Agency in the Chicagoland Area, delivering on our promise to the families that we serve.

NOTE: Sponsorship Packages --- Add Book Spaces --- VIP Tables are available... or, simply be sure to get your advance price ticket today.


Check out our most recent event

2016 Autism and Special Needs Walkathon

2016 Mothers of the Midwest Brunch

2016 Valentine's Dance

If you are simply looking for some "good works" to support in your community, you have come to the right place. Contributions from thoughtful committed citizens like yourselves allow us to fund our programming efforts and continue to provide much needed activities and outlets for Children and Parents of Children with Autism and other Special Needs.  

Click the donate button below and we will be sure to send you a special thank you gift as a small gesture of how much your donation means to The Answer Inc and each and every mother and child that is a part of the community that we serve.

Forever Hopeful,

Debra Vines, Founder/Executive Director