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Chicago Education Project
Amanda Parker, MEd, BCBA
1375 Remington Road, Suite A
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 884-7030
Cook County
RDI-certified program consultant (home or clinic-based), remediating the core deficits of autism and helping kids with social deficits.
Ages: 2-14.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $250 (six-part assessment).
Cost: $135 (hourly rate).
No wait list.

Chicago P.L.A.Y. Project
Tamara Kaldor, MS, developmental therapist and advocate
2128 W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 426-6290
Serving: Cook County and North Shore suburbs.
Provides facility and home-based therapy, school, and community programs. Treatment sessions focus on acquisition of functional developmental levels using developmental therapy/DIR/Floortime. In classrooms, they provide 1:1 therapy, inclusion support, teacher training, aide training, education support, and facilitated play support. In clinic, they provide1:1 therapy, parent coaching, and facilitated playdates and peer groups.
Ages: birth to 13 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: varies by service. Sliding scale is available.
No wait list.

Developmental Links for Children, LLC
Samantha Wulfsohn, PhD
2320 North Damen Ave., #2F
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 308-5203
Cook County
RDI certified program consultant (clinic-based).
Ages: birth to 8 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Possible wait list.

Essential Elements
Amy Lukos
23819 N. Mill Street, Suite 3
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 725-1049
Will County
RDI-certified program consultant (home or clinic-based).
Ages: 0-18.
United Healthcare and IL waiver accepted.
No wait list.

Laurel Joss, MA, ECED
10235 Southwest Highway
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
(708) 508-8944
Cook County
RDI-certified program consultant (home and clinic-based).
Ages: 3-10.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $75 (hourly rate).
No wait list.

Michelle M. Kator, LCSW
Certified RDI Consultant
ACP Consultants
2604 Dempster, Suite 510
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 824-1235, ext. 7
Provides RDI for children with autism as well as individual and family-based therapy.
Ages: 0 and up.
Private insurance accepted, but not all networks.
Cost: $150 (per session).
No wait list. 

Sweeney, Augustin and Associates
Maureen A. Sweeney, PhD, CCC-SLP
Carmen Augustin, MSW, LCSW
5225 Old Orchard Road, Suite 44
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 583-9492, ext.1
Cook County
email: (Maureen)
email: (Carmen)
RDI certified program consultant.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $135-$150 (hourly rate).
Wait list varies.

Transitions Developmental Therapy, PC
Bianca D. Rodriguez, D.T.
225 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2505
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 296-5990
DuPage County
Provides individual therapeutic sessions using RDI approach (home or clinic-based).
Ages: 0-18.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

University of Illinois Institute of Disability and Human Development
Family Clinic

Fredricka C. Theus, PsyD
1640 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 355-4233
Cook County
RDI-certified program consultant (clinic-based).
Ages: 0-18.
Medicare and private insurance accepted; sliding fee scale for uninsured families.
Three- to six-month wait list.


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