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Autism Resource Center

Linking families with autism-related services across the region 

Autism Resource CenterOur mission at the Autism Resource Center at Rush University Medical Center is to link children and families with appropriate services in order to improve the development of children with autism and related disorders.

Autism spectrum disorders impact many areas of functioning, for both children and their families. Research has demonstrated the positive impact of interventions in helping to improve educational performance, socialization, language skills and sensory integration issues. However, it can be difficult to navigate the system and find the right treaters. The Autism Resource Center is here to assist children and families with this process.

The Autism Resource Center at Rush University Medical Center provides referrals for families who have a child with an autism spectrum disorder.

The Autism Resource Center’s team has developed an online resource guide to help families find referrals in the following counties: Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage, Cook, Kendall, Will, Grundy and Kankakee.

The content in the Autism Resource Center’s website is updated frequently. Within each resource listed, you will find information regarding fees, whether insurance is accepted, direct Web links to the resources and information about wait lists. For more information or if you have any questions about navigating the website or finding a referral, you can call (312) 563-2272 and our program director will assist you.

Contact the Autism Resource Center

Please feel free to contact the Autism Resource Center for additional help finding a resource. We can be reached at (312) 563-2272. We look forward to being of assistance.

Resources for people with autism and their families

We have compiled a list of resources for families in need of providers for various services and support. To refer any services for our consideration, please contact Natalie Forburger: natalie_m_forburger@rush.edu.

Linking children and families with autism-related services