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Clinical Services at Rush Autism Resource Center Team
Louis J. Kraus, MD  
Louis J. Kraus, MD 

Louis J. Kraus, MD
Section chief, Woman’s Board
Professor of child and adolescent psychiatry

Louis Kraus, MD, completed medical school at the Chicago Medical School and did his psychiatry training at Northwestern University. He completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He is board certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry.

Much of Kraus’ work focuses on the interface of child and adolescent psychiatry and the law, educational work and advocacy for children. Kraus is active in the following professional organizations: treasurer for the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Assembly, representative to the American Psychiatric Association for Child Psychiatry to their Assembly and a delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) for the past 14 years. He is a member of the Council of Science and Public Health at the AMA. His lectures and writing focus on issues dealing with autism, delinquency and advocacy. Kraus is medical director for the Easter Seals Therapeutic Schools, where children and adolescents with autism receive services. He is in charge of the psychiatric services through Rush at the Orthogenic School, a residential school in Hyde Park. Kraus also consults with approximately 15 school districts in Chicago and the northern suburbs, as well as the Department of Justice related to civil rights violations of incarcerated children.





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Autism Resource Center
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(312) 563-2ARC


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