Clearbrook serves individuals over a range of ages and disabilities. From children diagnosed with developmental delays at birth to the unique needs of seniors with disabilities and all ages in between, Clearbrook is a family.
Together, We are Clearbrook.
Clearbrook is home, a family, to over 8,000 children and adults impacted by intellectual/developmental disabilities. We support them—and their families—by providing support across the lifespan, helping them to live their fullest lives possible.
Clearbrook provides personalized children, community day, employment, residential, and clinical services at more than 80 locations in 160 communities throughout the Chicagoland area. We are the largest provider of home-based services in the state.
We’re proud of our deep expertise that spans six decades—allowing us to care for an array of unique needs. Clearbrook is more than a nonprofit, we are family, friends, a job, a way to give back, home.
Clearbrook began in the mid-fifties as the vision of a group of northwest suburban Chicagoland parents in response to the unmet educational needs of their children with special needs. What started as a small school in the barn of a Rolling Meadows church grew initially in response to the needs of the children first served by Clearbrook as they aged: vocational services, employment services and residential services were developed. Eventually, the educational pendulum swung back and, once again children, though now the very young, were identified as a priority population, and Clearbrook’s early intervention program was opened.
Today, Children’s Services include an array of early intervention services, a unique volunteer respite program, and an autism resource specialist. Adult Services include an array of community based residential options, day program services that include options for individuals with autism, aging adults with developmental disabilities, employment training and placement services and a full complement of clinical services. Our Home-Based Services provides services for families who prefer their child or adult family member remain in the home environment.
Our annual reports and IRS Form 990s are a chance for us to communicate our financial picture with you. We want you – the supporters that make our life-changing work possible – to give with confidence. Smart donors have taken the time to learn about Clearbrook and we are proud to report that our administrative overhead is only 11% compared to an industry average of 20%.
Our Programs and Services
Services and supports for individuals in the comfort and familiarity of their home and community.
Read About Clearbrook in the News
Step It Up for Clearbrook 5K Run/1 Mile Walk
Over 600 people participated in Step It Up for Clearbrook on Sept. 23, 2023, raising over $90,000. Clearbrook's fifth annual 5K run or one-mile walk or roll was held at Cronin Park in Arlington Heights. Participants could also choose to complete the run/walk virtually.
Clearbrook Names New CEO
"I am grateful for this opportunity to lead Clearbrook in this next chapter. I look forward to furthering Clearbrook's mission of empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities, hand-in-hand with the exceptional Clearbrook team," Smart said. "My intention is to further cultivate an atmosphere of collaboration and inclusivity within Clearbrook."