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Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
The PUENTES Program
3040 N. Wilton
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 296-7340
Cook County
Twelve-month early intensive home-based treatment for young children with autism. The program begins with intensive parent training at the center, followed by therapy in the home three times per week with parents actively involved in the child's treatment. Over the 12-month period, consultation with the child's school program is initiated to assure that the child is doing well in all environments. Following the PUENTES program, children move from individual treatment to social groups where they can utilize their communication and social skills with peers. The full range of services is available in Spanish-English.
Private and public insurance accepted.
Ages: 3-7
Possible wait list. Call to inquire.

A.E.R.O.
Autism Dynamics Beginnings Program
7600 S. Mason Ave.
Burbank, IL 60459
(708) 496-3330
Cook County
Half-day education program designed for children who exhibit severe to moderate delays in one or more areas of development. Program utilizes the principles of applied behavior analysis for skill acquisition and behavior management and TEACCH for communication and structure.
Ages: 3-6
Child must be screened first and given a case study evaluation with parent consent in order to enter the program.
No wait list.

Aspire Children's Services
Early Intervention Services
The Eamon Shannon Center
contact: Kathy Ruffulo
1815 S. Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 236-0979
Cook County
e-mail: kruffulo@aspireofillinois.org
Provides pediatric therapies and specialized services that help infants and toddlers, improve their functioning in order to reach important developmental milestones. Early intervention services are home-based or facility-based. Services include: developmental evaluations; developmental, occupational, physical and speech and language therapy; parent-child groups for speech, feeding or overall child development; and family education and support throughout the year.
Ages: birth to 3
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Chicago Spectrum Solutions
Cindy Johnstone
Home-based services for greater Chicago
(617) 835-1174
email: info@chicagospectrumsolutions.com
We create customized solutions to help tackle common household routine problems such as breaking down multi-step directions, creating personal space awareness, compliance with non-preferred activities, etc.
Ages: 3-9.
Cost: determined on a case-by-case basis.
Insurance not accepted.
No wait list.

Child and Family Connections (#2)
Program of Lake County Health Department
Donna Nace
2424 Washington St., Suite 210
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 377-8900
Serving: Lake County
Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays. If a child is determined eligible, an individual family plan is developed to address the child’s delay with services being provided primarily in their home.
Ages: 0-3
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Child and Family Connections (#4)
DayOne Network
Steve Hoffman
1551 E. Fabyan Parkway
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 879-2277
Serving Counties: Kane and Kendall
Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays. If a child is determined eligible, an individual family plan is developed to address the child’s delay with services being provided primarily in their home.
Ages: 0-3
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Child and Family Connections (#5)
PACT, Inc.
Lorri Orr
555 E. Butterfield Road, Suite 201
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 960-9700
Serving Counties: DuPage and Cook
Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays. If a child is determined eligible, an individual family plan is developed to address the child’s delay with services being provided primarily in their home.
Ages: 0-3
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Child and Family Connections (#6)
Tracy Martin
Rachel Wood
1835 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 385-5070
Serving: Cook County North Suburban
Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays. If a child is determined eligible, an individual family plan is developed to address the child’s delay with services being provided primarily in their home.
Ages: 0-3
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Child and Family Connections (#7)
Suburban Access, Inc.
Laverne Whitaker
4415 W. Harrison St., Suite 201
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 449-0625
Serving: Cook County Central Suburban
Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays. If a child is determined eligible, an individual family plan is developed to address the child’s delay with services being provided primarily in their home.
Ages: 0-3
Private and public insurance accepted.
Wait list for speech and language therapy services.

Child and Family Connections (#8)
Easter Seals Society of Metropolitan Chicago
Marlene Stroube
9455 S. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 233-1799
Cook County
Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays. If a child is determined eligible, an individual family plan is developed to address the child’s delay with services being provided primarily in their home.
Ages: 0-3
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Child and Family Connections (#9)
Hektoen Institute for Medical Research
Cook County Children’s Hospital
Grace Ortiz
1901 W. Harrison St.
Fantus Clinic – Room 209
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 864-6575
Serving Counties: Cook County Central/West
Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays. If a child is determined eligible, an individual family plan is developed to address the child’s delay with services being provided primarily in their home.
Ages: 0-3
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Child and Family Connections (#10)
La Rabida Children's Hospital
Carol Muhammad
950 E. 61st St.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 324-7434
Serving: Cook County Southeast
Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays. If a child is determined eligible, an individual family plan is developed to address the child's delay with services being provided primarily in their home.
Ages: 0-3
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Child and Family Connections (#11)
Maria Cajigas
945 W. George St., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60657
(312) 942-7800
Serving: Cook County
Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays. If a child is determined eligible, an individual family plan is developed to address the child’s delay with services being provided primarily in their home.
Ages: 0-3
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Child and Family Connections (#12)
Peter Byrne
17300 S. Ozark Ave., North Bldg.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 429-8231
Serving: Cook County
Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays. If a child is determined eligible, an individual family plan is developed to address the child's delay with services being provided primarily in their home.
Ages: 0-3
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Child and Family Connections (#15)
2300 Glenwood
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 730-2617
Serving Counties: Grundy, LaSalle, Kankakee and Will
Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays. If a child is determined eligible, an individual family plan is developed to address the child’s delay with services being provided primarily in their home.
Ages: 0-3
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Child and Family Connections (#25)
Options and Advocacy
365 Millennium Drive, Suite A
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
(815) 477-4720
McHenry County
Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays. If a child is determined eligible, an individual family plan is developed to address the child's delay with services being provided primarily in their home.
Ages: 0-3
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Community Therapy Services, PC
Carol Hrodey, MS, OTR/L, Clinic Director
40W310 LaFox Road, Suite 1AB
St. Charles, IL  60175
(630) 444-0077
Kane County
e-mails: info@ctspediatrics.com or cdcts@ctspediatrics.com
Offers free developmental screenings for children. Please call for an appointment.
Ages: 0-5
Private and limited public insurance accepted; Blue Cross Blue Shield network provider.
Possible wait list for after school hours.

Good Shepherd Center
17314 S. Kedzie Ave.
Hazel Crest, IL 60429
(708) 355-0020
Cook County
Provides home and center-based services for Early Intervention including physical, occupational, speech and developmental therapy, parent support and sign language for families. Free infant and toddler development screenings; resource lending library; child care training and support.
Ages: 0-3
Cost: free initial consultation; state funded.
No wait list.

Illinois Bureau of Early Intervention
Department of Human Services
401 S. Clinton St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(800) 447-6404
Cook County
Infants and toddlers are tested for delays in movement, learning, and behavior self-help skills. Use the Department of Human Services office locator online to find the Early Intervention office in your area or call. For automated service, call (800) 323-GROW.
Ages: 0-3

Marklund Respite
Carol Sloan
164 S. Prairie Ave.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
(630) 529-2871, ext. 2238
DuPage County
E-mail: csloan@marklund.org
Early Intervention services are available for infants and toddlers who exhibit a 30 percent developmental delay. Designed to ease the transition to preschool and kindergarten, Early Intervention services are provided in your home or day care center to promote strong family involvement. Early intervention specialists have a 100 percent success rate of helping children maintain or exceed their developmental goals.
Ages: 0-3.
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list. 

Oak-Leyden Developmental Services
Rachel Wood, division chief
411 Chicago Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 524-1050, ext. 107
Cook County
Provides developmental evaluation and direct developmental, occupational, physical, and speech and language therapy for infants and toddlers, parent education, parent support through parent liaison services, social events and parent-to-parent linkages. For more information.
Ages: 0-5.
Private insurance accepted. Limited number of public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

WEE Speech, PC
Julie Levin, Speech Pathologist
8833 Gross Point Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 329-8226
Cook County
e-mail: office@weespeech.com
Provides early intervention services. Therapists have expertise in a wide range of clinical specialties including but not limited to the following areas: articulation/phonology, augmentative communication, fluency, language disorder, oral motor/feeding, pragmatic language, sensory processing, strengthening, written language, orthotics and neurodevelopmental treatment.
Ages: Birth-18.
BCBS provider.
No wait list.

 


 


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