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Psychological Testing for People With Autism

Advanced Behavioral Solutions
2060 E. Algonquin Rd., Suite 720
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 496-4693
Cook County
email: advancedbehavioral@msn.com
Provides comprehensive psychological evaluations to help make a diagnosis and guide in treatment and service planning. They provide recommendations for school and home environments.
Ages: 5 years and up.
Cost: fee for service.
No wait list.

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
The PUENTES Program

3040 N. Wilton
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 296-7682
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 years.
Possible wait list. Call to inquire.

Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital
Department of Developmental Pediatrics
Deana Khoshaba, PsyD
1675 W. Dempster St.
Yacktman Pavilion, 3rd floor
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 723-9519
Cook County
Provides diagnostic assessments, including measures to assess for autism, cognitive functioning and language skills.
Ages: 2-21 years.
Private insurance accepted.
Current wait list.

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Pediatric Nueropsychology Service Department

Kris Umfress, PhD
Courtney Dirksen, PhD
1675 Dempster St., Y2108
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 723-6192
Cook County
Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.
Private and public insurance accepted.
Ages: 3-18 years.
Two- to three-month wait list.

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
Cliff Saper, PhD
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
(847) 755-8046
Cook County
Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations including memory, attention, perception, coordination, language and personality.
Ages: 18 months to 18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
Three-week wait list.

Alexian Brothers Neuroscience Institute
Amy V. Davis, PhD, ABPP-CN 
Jill Dorflinger, PhD
800 Biesterfield Road, Suite 610
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 755-8046
Cook County
email: amy.davis@alexian.net
Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children presenting with difficulties in learning, attention, behavior, socialization, and emotional control.
Ages: 18 months to 18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
Davis: Three-month wait list.
Dorflinger: Six-week wait list. Cancellation wait list recommended.

Michael S. Appleby, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
211 W. Chicago Ave., Suite 211
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 323-0211
Cook County
Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations including memory, attention, perception, coordination, language and personality.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
Wait list varies from time of year.

Association for Individual Development (AID)
1230 N. Highland Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 859-1291
Kane County
email: info@the-association.org
Provides testing and assessment to diagnose a mental health disorder and/or a developmental disability. Results and recommendations will be discussed to manage strengths and weaknesses to attain goals.
Ages: 2 years and up.
Private insurance accepted, BCBS; public insurance accepted.

Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD
P.O. Box 544
Winnetka, IL 60093
(847) 446-1251
Cook County
email: techpsych@techpsychologist.com
Provides in-depth evaluations, testing and scoring for many disabilities, including low incidence and multiple handicaps. Dr. Beckman specializes in assistive technology (e.g. text-to-speech; voice recognition).
Ages: birth and up.
Out-of-network provider.
Cost: $200 (60 minutes); $180 (45 minutes).
No wait list.

BrainTree Neuropsychological Services
Mona Stepansky, PhD, ABPP-CN and Courtenay Ainsworth, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologists
1101 Lake St., Suite 306
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 445-3771
Cook County
email: monastepansky@gmail.com
Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations that will render a diagnosis of autism and/or common differential diagnoses. The evaluation includes a school observation, parent intake, 2-3 days of testing, and direct feedback session with the family. Each child with autism presents with varied cognitive strengths and weaknesses, so the evaluation will provide individualized recommendations for the child in the school setting and for private therapies as needed (the clinicians are also available to attend 504 or IEP meetings).
Ages: 2-21 years.
No insurance accepted, but will assist families in submitting to their insurance company.
No wait list.

Burkhardt Services and Neurohealth Associates
60 Orland Square Dr.
Orland Park, IL 60462

Second location:
233 E. Erie Street, Suite 422
Chicago, IL 60611
(708) 917-0755
email: reidmschwartz@luxsci.net
Provides neuropsychological testing/independent evaluations for children and adolescents with learning disabilities, ADHD and spectrum assessments.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: testing based on individual needs.

Cawn/Krantz & Associates, Ltd.
650 Academy Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 480-8890
Cook County
email: sherrislp@cawn-krantz.com
Provides consultation, evaluation, and treatment services by a clinical developmental psychologist to help children and families affected by autism and other developmental challenges.
Ages: birth to 14 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC
Allison Lobel, PsyD
16W241 S. Frontage Road, Suite 35
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 468-2342
DuPage County
email: alobel@thecenterforhopeandhealing.com
Certified to administer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS). Collaborates with other multi-disciplinary professionals and integrates clinic-based observations, parent and teacher rating scales to achieve appropriate diagnosis.
Ages: 2 years and up.
Limited private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

The Chicago Children’s Clinic, LLC
Robert Daniels, PhD
1731 N. Marcey St., Ste. 505, Chicago, IL 60614
10024 Skokie Blvd., Ste. 222, Skokie, IL 60077
778 Frontage Road, Suite 123, Northfield, IL 60093
(312) 587-1742
Cook County
email: rdaniels@chicagochildrensclinic.com
Provides assessments and expert testimony in legal proceedings.
Ages: six months to 18 years.
Insurance not accepted. Most PPOs receive some reimbursement; however, payment is due at time of service. Claims are filed on patients' behalf.
Cost: $330 (hourly rate at PhD level); $75-$200 (hourly rate at MA level).
Sliding fee scale available.
Four-week wait list.

Communication Clubhouse
2901 Finley Road, #102
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 495-6800

Second location:
4958 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630
(773) 205-8505
email: comclubhouse@aol.com
Provides speech and language and occupational evaluations and therapy.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Public and private insurance accepted, BCBS; discounted rate available for no insurance.

Comprehensive Psychological Services, PC
Michael J. Frey, PhD
Kelly Grandt-Dudle, PsyD
Jennifer M. Stein, PhD
Carrie Gottainer, PsyD
3233 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 208
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 632-0334
Cook County
email: shrinkcps@aol.com
Provides diagnostic assessment and testing based on individual patient needs.
Ages: 3-18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Nichole Dawson, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
211 W. Chicago Ave., Suite 215A
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 789-0423
DuPage County
email: nldawsonphd@comcast.net
Provides pediatric neuropsychological evaluations. Expertise in assessment and treatment planning for autism spectrum and related disorders, including education and advocacy support for parents for IEP development.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: varies based upon services provided.
Wait list varies.

Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region
Autism Diagnostic Clinic
830 S Addison Ave
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 620-4433
Primarily DuPage, Kane, and Kendall Counties, but no restrictions.
Provides comprehensive, multi-disciplinary evaluations for autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities for individuals from early childhood through early adolescence.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: evaluation begins with $500 family fee.
No wait list.

Eb Pediatric Resources
3712 N. Broadway, Suite 250
Chicago, IL 60613
(312) 458-9865
Cook County
Provides comprehensive global developmental evaluations for children and provides functional behavioral assessments for children diagnosed with autism or other developmental disabilities.
Ages: birth to 5 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: hourly rate varies.
No wait list.

Edgewood Clinical Services, LLC
1288 Rickert Drive, Suite 120
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 428-7890
DuPage County

Second location:
14722 S. Naperville Road, Suite 112
Plainfield, IL 60544
(630) 428-7890
Will County
Provides assessments for developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders. Other services include neuropsychological, educational, achievement and projective/emotional testing and treatment planning.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
Possible wait list.

Christine E. Fitzgerald, PhD, NCSP, LCPC
Home or community based assessments.
(877) 947-7924
Serving Counties: Kane, McHenry, Lake, DuPage, Cook and Will.
Provides comprehensive diagnostic and evaluation services.
Ages: 3-18 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $1,500-$4,200 (diagnostics and/or psychoeducational testing).
No wait list.

Jennifer Gorski, PhD
1011 Lake St., Suite 406
Oak Park, IL 60301
(773) 904-0425
Cook County
email: jgorskiphd@gmail.com
Provides comprehensive diagnostic and psychoeducational evaluations, and consultation for children, adolescents, and adults with social learning differences.
Ages: toddler through adulthood.
Insurance not accepted, sliding fee schedule available.
Cost: varies depending on service provided.
No wait list.

Have Dreams
515 Busse Highway, Suite 150
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 685-0250
Cook County

Second location:
2020 Dempster St.
Evanston, IL 60202
Cook County
email: jsalt@havedreams.org
Provides comprehensive diagnostic and assessment services for autism.

Jewish Child and Family Services
Elaine Kersten
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 412-4379
Cook County
Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations including measures to assess for autism, cognitive functioning and language skills.
Private insurance accepted.
Short wait list.

Ruth Kraus, PhD
950 Skokie Blvd., Suite 305
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 559-0595
Cook County
Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $225 (hourly rate).
Six- to eight-week wait list.

Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.
Dinah Kotthoff
1001 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 151
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 305-4196
Serving Counties: DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will and Cook
Provides comprehensive autism diagnostic service, that also assess cognitive strengths and weaknesses, communication, and sensory issues. Assessment takes place over the course of five sessions over four to six weeks. Extensive recommendations and report provided.
Ages: birth to adult.
Private insurance accepted (BCBS PPO).
Short wait list.

Neuropsychology Diagnostic Center for Autism and Related Disorders
Century Medical Park
Valerie Scaramella-Nowinski, PsyD
16001 S. 108th Ave., Suite 2
Orland Park, IL 60467
(708) 403-9000
Cook County
email: ndcbrain@aol.com
Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations including measures to assess for autism and other emotional/behavioral disorders, cognitive functioning, language skills and personality.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $400 (initial visit).
Four-week wait list.

North Shore Pediatric Therapy
905 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(877) 486-4140
Serving Cook and Lake counties
email: info@nspt4kids.com
Provides diagnostics for the following conditions: learning disorders, ADHD, tic disorders, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety, processing disorders, depression.

NorthShore University HealthSystem
Department of Pediatrics, Developmental Follow-Up Clinic
Rebecca Nelson, Ph.D., clinical child psychologist
Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 570-2208
Cook County
Ages: 6 months to 5 years.
Provides diagnostic services, including infant and young child developmental assessment for at at-risk populations (e.g., prematurity and other pre or perinatal conditions or injuries), pre- and post-adoption consultation and assessment, assessment of school readiness, early learning or cognitive challenge, developmental delay, speech and language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, mixed developmental disorders, other atypical development concerns, and early intervention or other therapies and early childhood special education review and planning specific for an individual child’s needs.
Private and public insurance accepted.
Wait list varies, typically one month.

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

Rush NeuroBehavioral Center
4711 Golf Rd., Ste 1100
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 933-9339
Cook County
email: info@rnbc.org
RNBC is known for providing extremely thorough and accurate assessments. We provide Neuropsychological, Psychological, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and Speech-Language Assessments. Our assessments consist of various components including: time with the child, review of medical and school records, consulting other professionals who have worked with the child, interviewing the parents, observing the child at school, and a detailed report with personalized recommendations and/or treatment plans. RNBC also specializes in social skills group therapy, individual and family therapy, and pharmacological treatment.
Ages: 3 to 18 years.
Cost: varies by assessment type.
We are an out-of-network provider, but our administrative team will assist you in gathering the information you need to request reimbursement for our services. Scholarship opportunities are available based on need and diagnostic criteria; payment plans available when necessary.
One month waitlist.

Rush University Medical Center
Autism Assessment, Research & Treatment Services (AARTS) Center

Rachel Loftin, PhD
Westgate Building
1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-0819
Cook County
Provides comprehensive evaluations for autism spectrum disorder and other psychiatric conditions for individuals from early childhood through adults. Provides initial diagnostic assessments, independent educational evaluations and forensic evaluations. May be available for individual therapy on a limited basis.
Ages: birth and up.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: evaluation begins at $3,000.
Possible wait list.

Rush University Medical Center
Michael N. Nelson, PhD
Child Psychology
1653 W. Congress Parkway., Suite 245
Chicago, IL  60612
(312) 942-6656
Cook County
Special interests and programs include: neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive assessment, neonatal neurobehavioral assessment, assessment of school readiness, learning disabilities, assessment, special procedures, intellectual assessment, neuropsychological assessment, brazelton neonatal neurobehavioral assessment and neurodevelopmental assessment.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Sinha Clinic
1400 Lincoln Highway, Suite C
St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 762-9606
Kane County
Provides diagnostic evaluations and psychological testing (full battery, TOVA only, TOVA w/ Trails).
Ages: 5-18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Genevieve Thorton, PsyD
899 Skokie Blvd., Suite 204
Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 559-3240
Cook County
Provides assessments and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.
Ages: 2-18 years.
Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

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
Provides a two day comprehensive diagnostic testing to help families understand their child’s strengths and deficits and will assist in future planning.
Ages: 2-18 years.
Insurance not accepted.
Sliding scale fee available.
Wait list varies.

University of Illinois Institute of Disability and Human Development Family Clinic
Fredricka Theus, PsyD
Intake coordinator: Mai Lynn Grajewski
1640 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-1490
Cook County
email: mlgraj@uic.edu
Multidisciplinary, comprehensive evaluations conducted in English and Spanish.
Ages: birth to 18 years.
Medicare and private insurance accepted; sliding fee scale for uninsured families.
Three- to six-month wait list.

University of Illinois Institute for Juvenile Research Developmental Disabilities Clinic
Lana Roth, LCSW
1747 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-4624
Cook County
Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations including measures to assess autism, cognitive functioning and language skills.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: evaluations begin $2,800-$3,600.
Six-month wait list.

If you are interested in adding your organization or would like to make changes to a current listing on our website, please contact Natalie Forburger, LCPC, at (312) 563-2272 or natalie_m_forburger@rush.edu.