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Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) for Autism

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 years.
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
1416 Lake St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(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
380 E. Northwest Highway, Suite 3208
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(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
577 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 203
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(815) 725-1049
Will County
RDI-certified program consultant (home or clinic-based).
Ages: birth to 18 years.
United Healthcare and IL waiver accepted.
No wait list.

Giant Steps/Step by Step Consulting
Lisa Lindt
2500 Cabot Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 864-3843 (work); (630) 921-5055 (cell)
DuPage County
Provides individual therapy utilizing a variety of interventions including RDI and MNRI (Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration).
Ages: birth to adults.
Insurance not accepted. Private pay only.
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 years.
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: birth 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: birth to 18 years.
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: birth to 18 years.
Medicare and private insurance accepted; sliding fee scale for uninsured families.
Three- to six-month wait list.

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