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Our Mission

Our mission at the Autism Resource Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago is to link children and families with appropriate services in order to improve the development of children with autism and related disorders. Autism spectrum disorders impact many areas of functioning, for both children and their families. Research has demonstrated the positive impact of interventions in helping to improve educational performance, socialization, language skills and sensory integration issues. However, it can be difficult to navigate the system and find the right treaters. The Autism Resource Center is here to assist children and families with this process.

The Autism Resource Center at Rush University Medical Center provides referrals for families who have a child with an autism spectrum disorder. The Autism Resource Center’s team has developed an online resource guide to help families find referrals in the following counties: Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Will, Grundy and Kankakee. The content in the Autism Resource Center’s website is updated frequently. Within each resource listed, you will find information regarding fees, whether insurance is accepted, direct Web links to the resources and information about wait lists. For more information or if you have any questions about navigating the website or finding a referral, you can call: (312) 563-2272 and our program director will assist you.

Our Team

Learn more about the Autism Resource Center Team.

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Contact Us

Please feel free to contact the Autism Resource Center for additional help finding a resource. We can be reached at (312) 563-2272. We look forward to being of assistance.
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We have compiled a list of resources for families in need of providers for various services and support. If you would like to refer any services for our consideration, please contact Natalie Forburger:

Autism Resource Center Brochure

To review or print our brochure, download here

Although our website includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, the Autism Resource Center at Rush University takes no responsibility for the content or information contained on those other sites, and does not exert any editorial or other control over those other sites.

The information on this website is provided for general reference purposes. It does not constitute medical or other professional advice and should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your child and adolescent psychiatrist or other physician. Only a qualified, licensed physician can determine the individual treatment that is appropriate for your particular circumstances. All decisions about clinical care should be made in consultation with a physician. Inclusion of information on this Web site does not constitute an endorsement of views, persons, methodologies or products. The health care providers whose information is available on the Web site are not necessarily the agents or employees of Rush University Medical Center. In consideration for use of this website, Rush University Medical Center or any other party involved in producing or delivering this website will not be liable to you for any action or nonaction that you take in reliance upon the information provided on this website. 

Autism is a complex disorder. Our website provides information and resources for families with a child with autism. If you feel your child is experiencing behavior and/or symptoms that may be associated with autism or related disorder, please contact your pediatrician or other licensed physician. A comprehensive evaluation may be necessary from many professionals, such as, a psychologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, speech therapist, etc. 

The Autism Resource Center’s referral and resource list is not an all-inclusive list and is subject to change. Each day the Autism Resource Center's team will be adding new resources and building to our website. If you have trouble finding a referral within your area, we encourage you to call (312) 563-2272 for further information. We hope that you visit our website again for any future referrals.

Contact Name
Natalie M. Forburger, LPC, Program Director
Contact Phone
(312) 563-2272
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