Meet Uzi

Met Uzi

Two years ago, we introduced you to Uzi. Uzi is a nonverbal young adult with autism who was featured on HBO’s special: Night of Too Many Stars with Jon Stewart. Uzi’s story highlights many fears that parents and caregivers have about their children; once schooling and services have ended, their child’s future is uncertain. To […]

Meet Tucker

Meet Tucker

Dirty fingernails, sweaty shirts, rain, snow, and sunshine. These are magical things. For the last year, I have worked as the lead grower for the Urban Autism Solutions (UAS) Growing Solutions Farm. In this role I provide vocational training that includes landscaping, market sales, food saftey and sanitation just to name a few skills that […]

Meet Shed

Meet Shed

Shed joined our program through his West Side CPS high school, three years ago. He began his experience with us at our Growing Solution Farm where he learned transferable job skills and excelled in a structured work environment. He also gained self-confidence, Speech and Language skills and was always willing to go the extra mile. […]

12 days of growth

Support “12 Days of Growth”

Growing Solutions Farm is closed for the winter, but the growth it helps our young adults achieve needs nurturing all year long. That’s why we’ve launched “12 Days of Growth”—a 12-day social media campaign to help fund the Farm and other projects, culminating with our annual 1212 Day Open House on (wait for it) December […]


GSF in The Chicago Tribune

The company’s popularity may, in part, be due to the charitable role it’s trying to take in the community. Apologue has formed a number of partnerships with nonprofit groups, such as Growing Solutions Farm, which teaches agricultural skills to people with autism. The farm has dedicated some of its land to growing Apologue’s celery root […]

A scenic photograph of Rush Medical Center on Ashland at dusk. There are lights on in the building, and the bright lines for car headlights can be seen on the road.

Thank you from Rush

Thank-you for your 12 hours of student supervision during the Rush University Group Dynamics Assignment between 1/30/17-3/10/17. Your supervision during the Group Dynamics experience enabled the Rush University OT students to gain valuable clinical experience through group leadership, discussion, and intervention planning. This practical learning experience, provided by experienced practitioners, has helped place the Rush […]