Groups start on October 16th and run on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
355 East Erie
Chicago, IL 60611
United States


SPEAK OUT!® places emphasis on speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Together, patients and their speech-language pathologist work through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises outlined in a SPEAK OUT!® Workbook.  

Upon completion of SPEAK OUT!®, patients transition to The LOUD Crowd®. This maintenance program consists of weekly group sessions led by a speech-language pathologist. The SPEAK OUT!® exercises are performed, and group members provide support, encouragement, and accountability to one another. 

Please note, you must have physician orders and schedule a speech evaluation prior to participation on SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd®.  Please call 312-238-1000 to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming Events

"We hold both free and fundraising events all year long! Whether you are a long-time donor or new to the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, don't miss these educational events."


Oct 2023



Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2023



Nov 2023



Willis Tower

SkyRise Chicago 2023


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Our Parkinson's Program

Every person with Parkinson’s disease has unique medical and therapeutic needs. Learn more about how the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab takes care of our patients and their families.