Monarch Services

Find out how Monarch Services can help young adults with disabilities during times of transition. We offer five flexible services that promote lifelong learning and independence.


About Monarch Services

  • Monarch Academy explores your loved one’s personal interests, builds their social skills, and prepares them for the job market. We can connect them with their community through volunteerism, self-advocacy, and fun activities. Through hands-on learning experiences, they’ll learn new things and make friends. Monarch Academy operates weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Burr Ridge, Naperville, and Western Springs. If your loved one qualifies, transportation may be available. Please note this program is a private-pay service.

  • Monarch II is more structured to support your loved one if they’re on the autism spectrum. Their tailor-made schedule can include movement and sensory activities as well as community experiences. By integrating social interaction and community support, we meet the specific needs of people with autism. Monarch II operates weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Burr Ridge and Naperville. If your loved one qualifies, transportation may be available. Please note this program is a private-pay service.
  • Monarch Zoom is a virtual experience your loved one can engage with from the comfort of your home. They’ll make new friends and reduce social isolation, all while learning life skills. We check in with their emotional growth and provide “how-to” s to help them be more independent. They’ll love the interactive games and “virtual vacations” that develop social skills. Monarch Zoom is available on weekdays. Please note this program is a private-pay service.
  • Monarch Club is a social club offered after-school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Western Springs. Your loved one will go on adventures, get homework help, watch movies, play games, volunteer, and spend time with their friends. Please note this program is a private-pay service.
  • Life Coaching identifies and builds the skills your loved one needs to be happier and live more independently. We customize a program just for them, either one-on-one at your home or with others in the community. Please note they can use home-based services funding or pay privately for this program.


  • Personalized Learning: Your loved one will have the opportunity to learn new skills and knowledge that are tailored to their individual needs and interests. Whether it is cooking, gardening, or art, they will be able to pursue their passions and hobbies with guidance and encouragement from our skilled instructors.
  • Social Connections: Your loved one will be able to form meaningful friendships and relationships with other people who share their experiences and challenges. They will also have the chance to interact with the wider community and participate in various events and outings that foster social inclusion and belonging.
  • Empowered Choices: Your loved one will be empowered to make their own decisions and choices about their life and future. They will be able to express their preferences and opinions, and have a say in the planning and delivery of their services. They will also be able to access advocacy and support services that respect their rights and dignity.

About Ray Graham Association

We’re dedicated to providing the best care and support for your loved one and your family. We aim to meet each person’s unique needs, goals, and dreams while improving their quality of life. We serve nearly 2,000 people with disabilities and employ about 300 team members, empowering them to reach, grow, and achieve.


If you want to learn more about Ray Graham Association services, you can email or call (630) 620-2222.


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