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Advanced Behavioral Solutions
953 N. Plum Grove Rd., Suite B
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 413-9001
Cook County
Group therapy involves a small number of children on the ASD/PDD spectrum with similar issues, receiving therapy as a group from one therapist. The group setting is an ideal environment for clients to identify with others, receive support from peers, and gain feedback from differing perspectives in a nurturing atmosphere. For more information on groups, click here.
Out-of-network provider.
Cost for initial intake/assessment: $140 (first appointment).
Cost: $40 (60 minutes).
No wait list.

Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD
P.O. Box 544
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-1251
Cook County
Provides group therapy depending on individual needs, using a cognitive-behavioral approach.
Ages: 0 and up.
Out-of-network provider.
Cost: $75 (hourly rate).
No wait list.

Behavioral Care Associates
Virginia Seng, PhD
999 Plaza Drive, Suite 300
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 619-1880, ext. 19
Cook County
Provides group therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model.
Ages: 6-18.
Private insurance accepted.
See social skills groups and/or support groups for fees.
No wait list.

Learning Through Play Center for Child Development
633 W. Addison
Chicago, IL 60613
(312) 458-9865 or (773) 615-3202
Cook County
Provides Therapeutic Playgroups that concentrate on auditory, visual and verbal cueing for organization and incorporate music, art, and play for fun and skill-building for children. Structured playgroups utilize specific strategies to help children transition more easily from one activity to the next. Socialization Playgroup uses music and art to motivate children to participate in group activities, learn to communicate with others, and gain confidence in social situations. Feeding group for children also available for children with oral sensory or social feeding issues.
Staff includes: Speech therapists, occupational therapists, developmental therapists, behavioral therapists and music therapists.
These classes are for children with autism, PDD, sensory dysfunction, speech delay, or other developmental delays. Classes often incorporate at least 1-2 typically developing children as peer models.
(schedule varies — please call for more information)
Ages: 2-6
Insurance accepted.
Cost: see website or call for information.
No wait list.

Nowell and Associates Counseling Firm
Nefertiti L. Nowell, PhD
1979 N. Mill St., Suite 202
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 428-2344
DuPage County
Provides group therapy.
Ages: 5-18.
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Genevieve Thorton, PsyD
899 Skokie Blvd., Suite 204
Northbrook, IL 60062
(773) 562-9151
Cook County
Provides group therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model.
Ages: 2-18.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

WEE Speech, PC
Julie Levin, speech pathologist
8833 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 329-8226
Cook County
Provides group therapy. Therapy sessions run 45 minutes to one hour. Group enrollment is based on individual needs.
Ages: Birth-18.
BCBS provider. Credentialed early intervention providers.
No wait list.

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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 website does not constitute an endorsement of views, persons, methodologies or products. The health care providers whose information is available on the website 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 autistic spectrum disorders, please contact your pediatrician or a licensed physician. A comprehensive evaluation may be needed from a psychologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, speech therapist and other professionals.

The ARC’s referral and resource list is not an all-inclusive list and is subject to change. Each day the ARC 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) 563-2ARC for further information. We hope that you visit our website again for any future referrals.

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