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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

ABA BGF Performance Systems, LLC
Nicole Cissell, MA, BCBA, clinical director
4801 W. Peterson Ave., Suite 512.
Chicago, IL 60646
(773) 539-7099
email: info@bgfperformance.com
Cook County
ABA BGF Performance Systems provides ABA therapy services for children and adults diagnosed with autism and related conditions. Programming focuses on effectively and efficiently increasing appropriate behaviors (including academic skills) while decreasing inappropriate behaviors. Therapy is provided by BCBAs and paraprofessionals in home-based and clinical settings. Parent training is also available.
Ages: 2 and up.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Mary-Claire "Marcy" DiMiceli, MS, BCBA
4109 N. Kenmore Ave., 1A
Chicago, IL 60613
(917) 324-2933
Cook County
email: marcydimiceli@gmail.com
Provides home-based ABA programming as well as school consultation for children with autism.
Ages: 2-22.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: out-of-pocket expense, but they will work with families to receive insurance reimbursement. 
No wait list.

ABA Chicago, Inc.
Selma Martinez, MS Ed, BCBA, CDT
30 E. Huron St., #1106
Chicago, IL 60611
(847) 997-7157
Cook County
email: learn@abachicago.com
Provides home-based ABA therapy to children and adults with autism/PDD, behavior difficulties, and/or developmental delays. They provide qualified direct 1:1 therapists and BCBA supervision of the individualized program designed for your child based on the principles of ABA with an emphasis on verbal behavior.
Ages: 2-18.
Private insurance accepted; TriCare approved; DHS approved behavior analyst; early intervention approved.
Cost: rates available upon request.
Two- to three-week wait list for intake process.

ABA JMK Behavior Services
Joanna M. Kooistra, MS, BCBA
120 W. Eastman St, Suite 102
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(815)713-8792
email: Joanna@jmkbehavior.org
serving: Northwest & West Suburbs
We provide home-based and clinic-based ABA/VB (verbal behavior) therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults with autism. We also offer social skills groups for children and adolescents, IEP consultation, planning assistance for the transition to adulthood, and parent training. Your child's team will be led by a BCBA. Each ABA-therapist is carefully chosen to meet your child's specific needs. Consultation services are also available to target the reduction of challenging behaviors.
Ages: 3 to 25 years.
Most insurance plans with ABA benefit accepted (BCBS, Cigna, Aetna, Value Options, DHS Child & Adult Waiver).

ABA Midwest Education, LTD & Associates
Janice M. Pellecchia, M.A., Psychology, BCBA, senior behavior analyst
James W. Partington, PhD., BCBA-D, LCP
David A. Pyles, PhD., BCBA-D, LCP
Marrea Winnega, PhD., LCP, BCBA
1530 S. State St.,15Q
Chicago, IL 60605
312-375-1000
Provides home-based ABA-VB (verbal behavior) therapy, confidential & friendly home program peer review & recommendations, IEP evaluation, supplemental training, comprehensive and focused behavior treatment and consultation, risk assessment, functional assessment, comprehensive behavior plan development, injury analysis, restraint analysis, advocacy, ABA medical necessity consultation, expert witness testimony, workshops and training, transitional supports for returning to school, objective insurance benefit evaluation and advocacy, complex case consultation, integration of applied behavior analysis and psycho-pharmacological intervention supports. Services offered to individuals, families, schools, centers, and support groups. Services can be used in conjunction or to compliment other behavior therapy services.
Ages: 2 and up.
Most insurance plans with ABA benefit accepted. In network: BCBS, Tricare, Aetna, Humana, MHN.

Achieve Beyond Pediatric Therapy
2250 Weber Road
Crest Hill, IL 60403
(815) 730-1818
email: infoillinois@achievebeyondusa.com
Serving: Southwest and Western Suburbs
Each program is individually tailored to tap into each child's numerous strengths. Led by a BCBA, their program focuses on helping children communicate with the world effectively, the development of positive peer relationships, and the expansion of appropriate social and academic skills. Services are provided in home and clinic settings. Social skills training groups are available. The VB-MAPP is used to assess children's current skill levels and individualized programs are developed to meet their needs. Behavioral consultation services are also available to address challenging behavioral concerns.
Ages: birth to 19 years.
Private insurance accepted (BCBS, Humana, Cigna, Aetna, Optum-UHC). Medicaid waiver is also accepted.

Second Achieve Beyond location:
1221 Farmington Lakes
Oswego, IL 60543
Provides home-based and center-based ABA therapy services.

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Pediatric Developmental Center
3040 N. Wilton Ave., second floor
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 296-7682 (Sara Baillie)
Cook County
Facility and home-based ABA and structured therapy offered weekly for children living within a particular catchment area.
Ages: 3-6.
Private and public insurance accepted. Some private insurance covers home-based ABA therapy. Public insurance covers facility-based ABA therapy. Financial assistance available.
Wait list varies.

Applied Behavioral Interventions
Joseph Mitchell
219 North Oak Park Ave, Unit 1E
Oak Park, IL 60302
(715) 497-4416
email: jmitchell@abiautism.com
Provides home-based ABA programming for children with autism and developmental delays. Their highly individualized curriculum is designed to aid children in their natural development through a flexible program that focuses on the most critical results, including: advancements in basic skills necessary for learning; development of pre-academic and general academic skills; development of daily life skills; and development of cognitive skills
Ages: 2-8 years.
Accepts private insurance.
No wait list.

Autism Behavior & Childhood Services, LLC
Cristy Calderon, PsyM
(312) 237-0262
Serving the following counties: Cook, DuPage, Will, Kane and northwest Indiana.
email: calderoncristy@gmail.com
Autism behavior and childhood consultant, Level 2 Certified Behavior Analyst (DHS). Provides home-based ABA and verbal behavior therapy; kindergarten and school readiness program; school and home consultations based on need; social skills training; life coaching; and behavior and language therapy.
Ages: 18 months and up.
Accepts Medicare and All Kids.
Cost: $75-$90 (consultant hourly rate); sliding scale fee available.
Cost: $15-$25 (hourly rate for private home-based therapy).
Travel cost: $20 (hourly rate for travel expenses depending on county).
No wait list.

Autism Behavioral Therapies
Serving Chicago and surrounding communities
(224) 554-9634 (English & Spanish speaking parents)
(224) 241-1784 (for English speaking parents)
email: autismbehavioraltherapies@yahoo.com
Provides ABA based therapy that bridges home therapy in real world environments such as gymnastic facilities, swimming pools, and indoor play centers. The BCBA's initial assessment of the child is used to develop a comprehensive individualized program for your child. Services include: development and implementation of ABA programs, behavior plans, and assessments.
Ages: 2-22.
Private insurance accepted. Insurance specialist on staff.
Cost: rates available upon request.
No wait list.

Autism Bright Start
Sarah Hively, BCBA
233 S. Wacker Drive, 84th floor
Chicago, IL 60606
(770) 880-8002
email: sarah_hively@autismbrightstart.com
Serving the following counties: Cook, Kane, Mchenry, Lake, Dupage and Will.
Autism Bright Start provides comprehensive and individualized assessment and interventions based on principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and verbal behavior (VB) methodologies. Services include: development and implementation of ABA and VB programs, functional behavior assessments, behavior plans, school consultation, workshops, potty training, parent training, and social play programs with siblings.
Age: birth-10 years old.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Autism Family Center
560 Green Bay Road
Winnetka IL 60093
(847)814-1096
email: laurenrabin@autismfamilycenter.com
Autism Family Center provides multidisciplinary treatment including: ABA, speech therapy, art therapy, music therapy, and social skills groups. We also provide school consultations, parent training, counseling for family members, group therapy and we host exciting events like movie nights and fundraisers. All services can be done in-home, in-clinic, or in the field.
ABA: Our BCBAs provide a unique treatment plan for each individual based on their needs and availability. Services can be provided in-home, in-clinic, in the community, or even at school. For young adults, we provide ABA out in the community and even at work to help transition out of high school. For all individuals, children or adults, we focus on increasing positive behaviors and reducing inappropriate behaviors. Social skills groups, school consultations and parent & nanny coaching are also available and provided by BCBAs.
When: 7 a.m.- 8 p.m., Monday-Saturday
Ages: all ages. Ask about our young adult program.
Cost: private insurance accepted, rates available upon request
No wait list.

Autism Home Support Services, Inc.
Laura McKee
85 Revere Drive, Suite AA
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 564-0822
Serving: Lake, Cook and DuPage Counties
email: contact@autismhomesupport.com
Provides home-based ABA therapy practices to children with autism from respite plus, structured care, to skill development, behavioral support/remediation (e.g. non-compliance and toileting issues).
Ages: all.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: $25/$40/$65/$99 (hourly rate depends on service level).
No wait list; scheduling depending on staff match.

The Bancroft School
Beth Glass, PhD
2353 Hassell Road, Suite 110
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
(847) 884-7030
Cook County
CEP provides ABA/VB services in a school setting for students diagnosed with Autism and related disorders. Call to schedule your tour today.
Ages: 3-14.

Behavior Change Solutions, LLC
Jamin Gahm, MA, BCBA
2117 W. Berwyn Ave., Unit 1S
Chicago, IL 60628
(815) 690-1400
email: jgahm@behaviorchangesolutions.org
Serving: Cook, DuPage, and Lake counties
Provides comprehensive ABA treatment to children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Services include individualized ABA programs, potty training, feeding programs, parent education, behavior support plans, and task analysis for self-help skills.
Ages: 2-8.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: rates available upon request.
No wait list. Currently accepting new families.

Butterfly Effects
Chicago, IL
(888) 880-9270
email: info@butterflyeffects.com
Serving: Illinois area.
Provides home-based ABA services to individuals as well as teaching parents how to provide additional training. They offer a tutor/supervision model of therapy led by a BCBA utilizing one-to-one intervention programs based on the principles and strategies of ABA. Their ABA services address a multitude of challenges including academics, behavior, communication, daily living, and social and life skills.
Ages: all ages.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.  

By Your Side
Autism Language Center
Craig Martin or Matthew Croke
16W361 S. Frontage Road, Suite 131
Burr Ridge IL, 60527-5853
(630) 590-5571
DuPage County
email: info@byyourside.com
The ABA Therapy program is created to teach an array of functional skills to help the child with autism to cope and communicate within the demands of everyday life. The scope of the curriculum includes language concepts, basic reading skills, communication, social, play, leisure and self-care. Programming is individualized to address the unique needs of each learner. It is a behavioral based program using the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) with an appropriate combination of discrete trial training, incidental teaching procedures, task analysis and chaining.
Burr Ridge business hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages: 2 and up.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Second By Your Side location:
Laurie Leeds
1920 Thoreau Drive, Suite 180
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 496-5513
Cook County
Schaumburg business hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Chicago Autism & Behavior Specialists
Amanda Parker, M.Ed., BCBA
1063 W. Hawthorn Drive
Itasca, IL 60143
(800) 844-1232
Chicago Autism and Beahvior Specialisys provides individualized consultation and therapy services to children and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Communication Disorders, Behavior Disorders, and Learning Disabilities. Services are provided in the clinic, school, and home settings. Using the guiding principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) our team works closely with you and your child to determine a treatment approach that will best meet your child and family’s needs.
Ages: 3 and up.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: call for rates.
No wait list.

Comprehensive Early Autism Services (CEAS)
John Smagner, PhD, BCBA-D
Benjamin Wessels, MA
4677 N. Virginia Ave., 1N
Chicago, IL 60625
(312) 520-4657
Serving Counties: Cook, DuPage, and Lake
email: jsmagner@earlyautismservices.com
Smagner, Wessels and their therapists provide home-based ABA services, that includes both one-to-one therapy as well as facilitation of peer interaction; team meetings.
Ages: 2-6.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: call for rates.
No wait list.

EB Pediatric Resources
3712 N. Broadway #250
Chicago IL 60613
ebpr@att.net
www.pediatricresources.org
(312) 458-9865
We use the VB-MAPP (Verbal Behavior Milestone Assessment and Placement Program) to assess your child's skills to develop a comprehensive, individualized program that specifically meets your child's needs. Areas of specific expertise include verbal behavior assessment and treatment, functional behavior assessments and analyses, behavior support plans, language and speech deficits, parent coaching, and family support around daily routines such as feeding, sleeping, and toilet training.
Ages: birth-18 years
Insurance accepted
Cost: varies—call for more information (home-based and center-based services available)
No wait list. Currently accepting new families.

Evergreen Pediatric Group, Inc.
Melissa Dixon, MA, BCBA, LPC
Streamwood, IL
(815) 985-3882
email: mdixon@evergreenpediatricgroup.com
Provides home-based ABA consultations and therapy services for children diagnosed with ASD, OCD, ODD and SID. They utilize a variety of assessments to tailor make the best home/community/school program for your child and family.  
Ages: 2 and up.
Cost: $50-65 (hourly rate); $80-95 (BCBA consultations and assessments).
Private insurance accepted (Aetna, BCBS, currently working with United Healthcare).
No wait list currently.

Footsteps of Change, Inc.
Stephanie Bates, MA, BCBA
Liz Tunell, MS, BCBA
P.O. Box 7401
Romeoville, IL 60446
(734) 883-2174
email: inquiries@footstepsofchange.com
Offers services to school districts, families, and community groups. BCBAs are available to provide school consultation for addressing both challenging behaviors and skill building needs, home-based ABA therapy, parent training for specific behavior-reduction or skill acquisition needs, assessments, and presentations on various topics. Each of these services can be tailored to address the needs of the individual.
Ages: all.
Private insurance may be accepted.
Cost: varies based on service requested. Call for specific rate information.
No wait list.

Fox Valley Behavioral Solutions
Jeanne Brower
103 Kenston Court
Geneva, IL 60134
(312) 865-1677
Kane County
email: jeannembrower@aol.com
Provides home-based ABA services to children and adults with autism and related disorders.
Ages: 3 and up.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

H.O.P.E. Consulting, Inc. (Helping Others Progress and Excel)
Amy Sachs, MS, BCaBA
1414 W. Ohio St.
Chicago, IL 60642
(630) 921-1063
Cook County
email: sachsworth@gmail.com
Implements home-based ABA programs, focusing on functional communication, expressive and receptive language, academic instruction, socialization skills, play skills and self-help skills. Functional analysis data is taken on behavior excesses and behavior plans are implemented. Every ABA program is designed to specifically meet each child's individual needs.
Ages: 2-18.
Private insurance may be accepted. Will work with families to seek reimbursement.
Cost: Rates available upon request
Wait list varies.

Illinois Valley Autism Center
Meredith King, MS, BCBA, program manager
4401 Progress Blvd.
Peru, IL 61354-1109
(815) 200-6751
email: info@ivautismcenter.org
LaSalle County
Provides center-based ABA therapy for children with autism or other developmental disabilities. They specialize in Early Intensive Behavioral Interventions (EIBI), while working on a variety of skill deficits including facilitating instructor/peer interaction and socialization in group settings for school readiness. Provides a Supplemental Behavioral Intervention program with a minimum of 10 hours a week for older school age children that meet our current criteria. Provides parent and teacher/aid training. Offers a School Partnership Program to local schools interested in bringing public and private resources together to maximize the educational benefit to children with ASD’s.
Ages: 2 and up.
Private and group insurance accepted.
Cost: call for specific rate information.
Wait list varies.

Journeys ABA
Jennifer Sauviac Webb, MS, BCBA
Chicago, IL
(773) 442-2485
Serving Counties: Cook and Lake
email: journeysaba@gmail.com
Provides home-based ABA evaluations and individualized therapy to children on the autism spectrum.
Ages: 2 and up.
Private insurance accepted
Cost: call or email for rates.
No wait list.

Key to Hope, LLC
Kellye M. Winbush
Chicago, IL
(312) 523-0728
email: kwinbush@keytohope.org or kellyewinbush@gmail.com
Serving: Cook County
Provides quality home-based applied behavior therapy for children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and traumatic brain injury. Programs involve facilitiation of self-help skills, speech, imitation, and cognitive functioning. Other services include behavior service plans for those living in CILAs and well as parent and staff training on basic techniques used to facilitate learning with consumers.
Ages: 18 months and up.
Accepts DHS Medicaid Waiver only, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and private pay.
Wait list varies. 

KMK Consulting, Inc.
Kathryn Kunkel, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA
3290 Julie Lane
Montgomery, IL 60538
(773) 677-4925
Kane County
email: akkunkel@hotmail.com
Provide/develop home-based ABA/VB programs that promote communication development for children on the autsim spectrum. Serving the following counties: DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Grundy. Extra travel expense for other counties, see cost.
Ages: birth and up.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: $120 (hourly rate).
Cost: $45 (travel expense).
Three-month wait list. Accepting calls related to evaluations.

Labyrinth Counseling Center
Candice Gizewski, MA, BCBA
1770 Park St., Suite 109
Naperville, IL 60563
(708) 220-3233
Serving counties: DuPage, Portions of Kane, Will, and Cook.
email: cgizew.bcba@gmail.com
Provides home-based ABA therapy to children and adolescents with autism as well as consultation with families.
Ages: 2 and up.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: $135 (hourly rate).
Wait list varies.

Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.
1001 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 151
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 305-4196
Serving Counties: DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will and Cook
email: lfca@lilfriends.com
Provides ABA consultation to both families and schools.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Insurance not accepted.
No wait list.

Maximum Potential Autism Directory for Illinois
Directory for ABA therapists in Illinois.

North Shore Pediatric Therapy
1308 Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025
1700 W. Cortland, Chicago, IL 60622
1442 Old Skokie Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
(877) 486-4140
Serving Counties: Cook and Lake
email: info@nspt4kids.com
Provides ABA therapy (clinic and home-based) to improve level of functioning in a variety of areas, including following directions, language and academic skills, motor skills and social skills.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Positive Behavioral Connections, Inc.
Niki Thurkow, PhD, BCBA-D
Emily Cain, MEd
907 N. Main Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 495-3441
Serving Counties: DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will and Cook
email: emily@connectingbehavior.com
Provides home-based verbal behavior programming as well as parent coaching, functional assessments in the school and community, and behavior intervention plans presented to organizations on best practice approaches to working with students on the autism spectrum.
Ages: 2 and up.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: $125 (hourly rate).
No wait list.

ReachABA, LLC
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 609-4076 (p)
(773) 345-3606 (f)
email: reachaba@gmail.com
Provides individualized programming for individuals on the ASD, designed by experienced BCBAs. Programs include: behavioral intervention, self-care skills, toilet training, language and communication, academic skills, play skills, conversational skills, school readiness skills, parent and sibling training, social groups, and school/agency/professional consultations. 
Ages: 1-22.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

SandyToes, LLC
Stephanie Beaulieu, MA, BCBA
Chicago, IL 60657
(913) 485-8151
Cook County
email: stephbeaulieu33@gmail.com
Provides ABA/VB in the clinic or home-based.
Ages: 2 and up.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: rates available upon request.
No wait list.

Skill Sprout
Amy Shymansky
Home Office 128 Washington Square
Washington, IL 61571
Tazewell County
Peoria Office 8500 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615
Peoria County
New office location: 706 Oglesby
Normal IL 61761
Springfield Office 2035 W. Iles, Suite C
Springfield, IL 62704
Sangamon County
(800) 773-1682
email: skillsprout@gmail.com
Skill Sprout provides applied behavior analysis consultation services to children throughout the United States. Board Certified Behavior Analyst staff provide individualized consultative services to families and children with autism spectrum disorders through web-based technologies and on-site face-to-face consultation. Geographic boundaries are no longer an obstacle for receiving professional services for your child.
Ages: 3-18.
Most major medical insurance accepted.
Typically no waiting period.

Steinberg Behavior Solutions, Inc.
Sarah Steinberg, MS, BCBA
6719 N. Sacramento Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
(847) 676-5398
Cook County
email: steinbergbehaviorsolutions@gmail.com
Sessions are conducted in the natural environment and home-based to facilitate generalization and incidental learning. Evaluations made using the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS) approach along with a written comprehensive ABA program to target the child's skill deficits. Other services include: school consultations for children with and without diagnosis, school behavior plans, curriculum modifications, IEP representation, potty training, sleep consultations, feeding therapy, parent coaching, home behavior plans, and social skills.
Ages: 2-18.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: rates available upon request.
No wait list. Curently accepting new families.

Trinity Services Autism and Family Resource Center
Katie Decker
13318 W. Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 462-4273
Will County
email: kdecker@trinity-services.org
Staff provides therapeutic home-based services on the principles of ABA.
Ages: 2-18.
Insurance not accepted. Sliding scale fee available.
Wait list varies.

Trumpet Behavioral Health
Paige Raetz, PhD, BCBA-D, clinical director
3851 W. Devon Ave
Chicago, IL, 60659
(872) 208-7893
Cook County
Offers center based, home based and social skills group.
Ages: 2 and up.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Christina Vestevich, MA, BCBA
828 W. Grace St.
Chicago, IL 60613
(312) 505-5372
Cook County
email: christina@lakeviewbehaviortherapy.com
Areas of expertise include verbal behavior assessment and treatment, functional behavior assessments/analyses, behavior support plans, parent coaching, addressing feeding difficulties, social skills and toilet training. For language and learning deficits, the VB-MAPP (Verbal Behavior Milestone Assessment and Placement Program) as well as the IGLR (Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires) will be used to assess your child's skills in order to develop a comprehensive, individualized program that specifically meets your child's needs.
Ages: 18 months-18 years.
Insurance not accepted, however, clients are provided with insurance ready bills for reimbursement.
Cost: $60-$110 (hourly rate, dependent on type of service).
No wait list. Currently accepting new families.