High School

  • Giant Steps

    Recreation Center
    2500 Cabot Drive, Lisle, IL 60532
    Phone: (630) 864-3800
    Provides children with year round after school activities designed to supplement education. Programs will be customized to fit each student's needs within five service domains: cognitive, communication, social/emotional, motor and creative.

    Charlie's Gift

    Center for Autism and Related Disorders
    1048 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60521
    Phone: (630) 323-7500 x239
    Email: charliesgift@att.net
    Group focuses on building social, play and daily living skills.

    Chicago Park District - Vittum Park (After School Programs)

    Vittum Park-Special Recreation/Homework Help and Reading Program
    5010 W. 50th St.
    Chicago, IL 60638
    (773) 798-1747
    Cook County
    This program not only provides help with homework but also an adaptive reading program for comprehension, reading and ability levels.
    When: 4-5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
    Ages: 8 years and up.
    Cost: free.

    Have Dreams

    515 Busse Highway, Suite 150, Park Ridge, IL 60068
    Phone: (847) 685-0250
    Provides after school, weekend, and special programs. Program starts at 4:15 p.m. Social games and swim programs.

    Marwen

    833 North Orleans Street, Chicago, IL 60610
    Phone: (312) 944-2418
    Free visual arts, college and career programming for Chicago’s young people from under-resourced communities and schools in middle through high school.

    • ABA for Children
      847.579.9232
      ronica@abaforchildren.com
      We provide in home ABA services to children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Services include assessment, treatment planning, ABA treatment under the direction of a BCBA, and parent training/education. Currently serving Chicago suburbs including Lake in the Hills, West Chicago, Addison, Elmhurst, Arlington Heights, Cicero, and Justice.
       
      ABA Midwest Education, LTD & Associates
      Janice M. Pellecchia, M.A., psychology, BCBA, senior behavior analyst
      1137 S. Delano Ct. West Suite B201, Chicago IL 60605
      2120 W. Haven St. Mt Prospect, IL 60056
      Phone: (312) 375-1000
      Provides home-based ABA-VB (verbal behavior) therapy ages 2 - 28 in the NW city and suburbs.
       
      ABA of Illinois
      Imran Khan, MA, BCBA
      Chicago, ILDairian, IL and Marion, IL
      Phone: (773) 969-6362
      Email: ikhan@abaofillinois.org
      Provides in-home services to children and adults with autism and other related disorders.
       
      A.C.E. Behavior Solutions
      Contact: Cindy Mrotek
      2705 S. Farrel Road, Lockport, IL 60441
      Phone: (773) 592-2653
      Service Areas: Will County, Southwest suburbs (Lemont, Frankfort, Lockport, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Joliet, Palos Park, New Lenox, Mokena, Peotone, Manteno, Darien, Downers Grove)
      "Doing What Matters!" A.C.E. partners with clients and families from early childhood through adulthood to develop individualized life plans, teach essential learning and life skills, and empower clients and their families to succeed in an ever changing world.
       
      Apex Pediatric Therapy Services

      Phone: (847) 604-0955
      Email: info@apexped.com
      Apex Pediatric Therapy Services is dedicated to providing customized and focused in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, Speech therapy and Occupational Therapy to individuals from 2 years to 21 years of age in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

      Autism Behavior & Childhood Services

      Phone: (312) 420-2093
      Email: autismbehaviorchildhoodservice@gmail.com
      Provides home-based ABA and verbal behavior therapy

      The Autism Therapy Group
      847-465-9556
      Office@theautismtherapygroup.com
      Provides home-based ABA therapy, Assessment Services, Intervention Services, 1 on 1 Treatment, Parent Training and Community Integration to young children and through adulthood (up to age 22).
       
      Autism Home Support Services Inc.
      85 Revere Drive, Suite B, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (844) 262-5967
      Email: contact@autismhomesupport.com
      Provides home and center-based ABA therapy to children with autism, focusing on skill development and behavioral interventions (e.g. non-compliance and toileting issues). Serves ages 0 - 21.
       
      Autism Services Group
      330 Eisenhower Ln. N., Lombard, IL 60148
      Phone (800) 773-1682
      Our ABA services are provided by skilled clinicians and support staff, either in your home or at our clinics, and tailored around your specific goals and priorities for your child (services ages 0-22).
       
      Autism Spectrum Therapies

      Kelly Namanja, MA, BCBA, Clinical Director
      670 W. Hubbard St., Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60654
      Phone: (312) 635-8989
      Provides home-based and center-based ABA therapy, behavior assessments, evaluations, school consultations, and parent training.

      Behavioral Perspective Inc.

      452 N. Eola Rd., Suite A, Aurora, IL 60502
      Phone: (630) 999-0401
      Provides home-based ABA therapy.

      Behavioral & Counseling Services
      Phone: 224.256.2607
      Email: admin@bcs4you.com
      Service areas: Crystal Lake, Barrington, McHenry, Harvard, Lake Zurich, Lake In The Hills, Algonquin, Gilberts, East & West Dundee, Carpentersville, Woodstock, Fox River Grove, Cary, South Barrington, Elgin, Huntley, Hampshire, Pingree Grove, Bull Valley, Richmond, Hebron, Antioch, Spring Grove, Johnsburg, Richmond, Lakemoor
      Behavioral Health and Mental Health services.  Providing In Home ABA services to chldren ages 2-17 and counseling (in-clinic) for all ages.
       
      BGF Performance Systems, LLC

      Nicole Cissell, MA, BCBA, clinical director
      4801 W. Peterson Ave., Suite 512, Chicago, IL 60646
      Phone: 312-806-7937
      Email: info@bgfperformance.com
      ABA therapy services for children and adults diagnosed with autism and related conditions.

      BIOS ABA Consultants, LLC
      (708) 257-6074; (312) 497-9876
      info@biosaba.com
      www.biosaba.com
      Jamine Detterming, BCBA
      BIOS utilizes evidence based principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management to develop programs and systems for individuals requiring behavior intervention services and their teams. Our goals are to help individuals maximize their potential in life and to enhance the enjoyment of their support staff.  Can provide waiver services for kids, teens and adults.
       
      Blue Light ABA Consultants

      1100 E. Woodfield Rd. Suite 140, Schaumburg IL, 60173
      Office: (847) 813-7539
      Blue Light ABA Consultants provides evidence based ABA-VB (verbal behavior) programs that are specifically designed based on your child’s needs.

      Bravo Behavioral Health
      Jayme Crooks BCBA
      8140 McCormick Blvd Suite 141 Skokie, IL 60076
      833-272-8624
      Bravo is an Applied Behavior Analysis Agency that sets out to serve all age groups and abilities. We aim to help aid in issues including in-home sessions, IEP support, transitional living, behavioral issues, and vocational training while providing a fun and engaging environment. 
       
      BY YOUR SIDE Autism Therapy Services

      Phone: (866) 429-7543 (866 4-BYS KID)
      Email: info@byyoursideac.com
      Skill-building and behavior support programs used in-home and in-center; locations in Morton Grove, Tinley Park, Schaumburg, Burr Ridge, Glenview, Niles, Skokie, Orland, Frankfort, Mokena and more.

      C.A.B.S. Autism & Behavior Specialists
      975 W. Hawthorn Dr., Itasca, IL 60143
      Phone: 800.844.1232
      CABS provides individualized consultation and therapy services to children and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Services include ABA and group therapy are provided in the home, school, community, and clinic settings for individuals ages 4-24.
       
      Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD)

      1801 W. Warner Ave, Suite 101, Chicago, IL 60613
      Chloe Snee
      Contact: c.snee@centerforsutism.com; 331-826-0226
      General phone: (312) 940-2190 
      Provides 1:1 home or center-based ABA therapy. Additional locations in Oak Park, Naperville, Hoffman Estates, Tinley Park, Orland Park, Aurora  and Crystal Lake.

      Center for Therapeutic Services
      9 Crystal Lake Rd., Suite #210 Lake In The Hills, Illinois 60156 
      4209 W Shamrock Ln., McHenry, IL 60050
      Provides therapy for parents and/or children, teens and adults with ASD, as well as ABA services. 
       
      Chicago ABA Therapy

      1422 W Willow St Suite 102, Chicago, IL 60642
      Phone: (773) 630-4400
      Email: contact us 
      Chicago ABA Therapy provides in-home and clinic-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Also provides in-clinic social skills groups and in-clinic/at-home intervention utilizing the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM). 

      Chicago Autism and Behavior Specialists (CAB)

      901 W. Hawthorn Dr., Itasca IL 60143
      Phone: 800-844-1232
      Email: info@autismbehaviorspecialists.com
      Provides comprehensive ABA treatment programs tailored to child’s individual needs (serves 0 - 26 years old).

      Clearbrook Clinical Services - CHILD & Adult
      1815 W. Central Rd Arlington Heights, IL 60005
      847-385-2621
      Provides Developmental Therapy (DT), PT, OT, Speech and Language and behavior services to children 0-5.
      1835 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005
      847-385-5072
      Provides PT, OT, Speech and Language, Social Work and behavior services to children, adolescants and adults 18 and older. 
       
      Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance
      PO Box 1688, Batavia (and Naperville), IL 60510
      Phone: (630) 635-6846
      mkimener@autismspectrumalliance.com
      Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance provides quality ABA services in the Western suburbs. Also providing online social skills groups (at-home) for pre-teens through young adults. 
       
      Cornerstones Autism Services

      Contact: Ginny Nikiforos, Clinical Director
      8800 Bronx Ave, Skokie, IL 60077
      Phone: (773) 726-4832
      Email: ginny@cornerstonesil.com
      Cornerstones specializes in providing home, school, and community Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to young children up to those in adulthood that have a diagnosis of Autism. Services also include OT and Speech therapy Services. 

      DePaul Family and Community Services
      2219 North Kenmore Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago IL 60614
      The DePaul Family and Community Services is a full-service behavioral health clinic located in Lincoln Park on the campus of DePaul University. We provide quality services focused on children, adolescents and their families. Services are flexible and responsive to the needs of clients/their families. Our staff includes an exceptional team of highly-skilled Clinical/Community Psychologists, Counselors, a Psychiatrist, and graduate students.
       
      Dynamic Behavioral Services, Inc.

      Dana Affrunti, MS, BCBA
      1605 Sidener Hall, Chatham IL 62629
      Phone: (217) 381-8487
      Email: dana@dynamicbehavioralservices.com
      Offering long and short term in home, community and clinic based ABA therapy and consultation for individuals with autism and developmental disability.

      EB Pediatric Resources

      633 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613
      Phone: (312) 458-9865
      Email: info@pediatricresources.org
      Provides home-based, school-based and center-based ABA therapy as well as intensive socialization dyads and social groups to children with behavioral management needs.

      First Domino Pediatric Behavior Therapy
      325 N. Wells St. Chicago, IL 60654
      773-614-4649
      First Domino Pediatric Behavioral Therapy is a division of Operant Architects, LLC, a company dedicated to the dissemination of quality behavioral services for persons of various disabilities, race, and socio-economic backgrounds. We serve multiple populations of children with various developmental, genetic, and physical disabilities. By providing brief but intensive parent and caregiver trainings, as well as individual therapy, you will learn how to best increase the behaviors you want to see in your child while decreasing those behaviors that interfere with learning and development.
       
      GBC ABA

      Stephanie A. Gorbold, MA, BCBA, Founder and President
      Phone: (312) 882-1024
      Email: info@gbcaba.com
      Provides a variety of customized quality services based on the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), including in-home ABA therapy, early intervention (EI) services, school consultations, and social skills groups for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the greater Chicagoland area.

      Guiding Behavior Counseling, LLC
      (773) 726-4832
      info@guidingbehavior.com
      Provides children and adults in-home and community services around the Chicago and Chicagoland areas including behavior support, individual, sibling and family counseling, executive skills development, life skills coaching, and ABA therapy. 
       
      Harmony Autism Therapy

      Selma Martinez, MSEd, BCBA, CDT
      Illinois: 2104 Daybreak Dr, Lake in the Hills 60156
      (855) 690-2192
      Indiana: 10769 Broadway, Crown Point 46307
      (855) 690-2192
      learn@harmony-autism.com
      Home-based ABA therapy to children ages 2-17 with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We provide qualified  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.
      Serving Kane/McHenry County and Northwest Indiana.

      Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center

      Pediatric Rehabilitation Physician Clinic
      Sally Wilson-Gamble
      9649 W. 55th St., Countryside, IL 60525
      Phone: (708) 352-3580, ext. 437
      Outpatient clinic for children with a wide array of disabilities and delays. Clinic provides individuals with physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, and speech and language evaluation and treatment. Behavioral health clinic provides individual psychotherapy and individual/family behavioral therapy services for all ages.

      Illinois Valley Autism Center

      4401 Progress Blvd., Peru, IL 61354-1109
      Phone: (815) 200-6751
      Email: info@ivautismcenter.org
      Provides center-based ABA therapy for children with autism or other developmental disabilities.

      JMK Behavior Services

      Joanna M. Kooistra, MS, BCBA
      120 W. Eastman St., Suite 102, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
      Phone: (847) 873-1505
      Email: info@jmkbehavior.org
      Provides home-based and clinic-based ABA/VB therapy to individuals with autism, as well as social skills groups and summer camp programs. 

      Journeys ABA

      Jennifer Sauviac Webb, MS, BCBA
      Arlington Heights, IL
      Phone: (773) 442-2485
      Email: journeysaba@gmail.com
      Provides home-based ABA evaluations and individualized therapy to children on the autism spectrum.

      Key to Hope, LLC

      Kellye M. Winbush, MA, BCBA
      Chicago, IL
      Phone: (312) 523-0728
      Email: kwinbush@keytohope.org 
      Provides quality home-based applied behavior therapy for children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and traumatic brain injury.

      KGH Autism Services

      1161 Lake Cook Rd.
      Deerfield, IL 60015
      847-498-5437
      email: info@kghautismservices.com
      KGH offers both non-intensive and intensive programs. In this therapy, principles derived from the science of Applied Behavior Analysis and/or a combination of Naturalistic Devleopmental Behavioral Interventions will be applied to promote successful learning of new and age appropriate skills.

      Labyrinth Counseling Center

      Renee Carson, MA, BCBA
      1770 Park St., Suite 109, Naperville, IL 60563
      Phone: (630) 305-5702
      Email: renee.carson16@gmail.com
      Provides home-based ABA therapy to children and adolescents with autism as well as consultation with families.

      LEEP Forward Developmental Center
      Lorell Marin, MST, DT, Founder
      1280 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
      (773) 255-8155
      leepforward1@aol.com
      Services span early childhood through adolescence. Provides individual and group (social skills) therapy for children with autism, Asperger's and SPD using a DIR/Floortime approach. Additionally, services include assessment and treatment in developmental, speech and language, occupational, physical and behavior therapy services. ABA services are provided in-home and in-clinic. LEEP is also a certified Early Intervention program.
       

       

      Lifespeed Behavioral Support Services
      721 South Blvd. Suite 210, Oak Park IL 60302
      P: (312) 404-7225   
      LifeSpeed provides systematic, individualized behavioral support to children, adolescents, young adults, and adults to ensure that each person with whom we work is successful in accomplishing their goals in the community and at home. The services we provide are based on an individualized, inclusive model of care that continues during the specific times (evenings, weekends, etc.) that people in need usually experience limited support options. Some of the individuals we serve lack important independent living skills, struggle with interpersonal communication, under-perform academically, need to develop a better sense of personal accountability, and/or feel “lost” in their current career path.
       
      Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

      140 N. Wright St., Naperville, IL 60540
      Phone: (630) 305-4196, ext. 3
      Email: pboheme@lilfriends.com
      Services include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, including psychological, speech, occupational therapy, and social skills. Additionally, residential services are available to both children and adults needing more supported care.

      Lumiere Children's Therapy

      811 W. Evergreen Ave., Suite 306, Chicago, IL 60642
      Phone: (312) 242-1665
      Email: info@lumierechild.com
      Our individualized ABA therapy programs use strengths and interests unique to each child to teach appropriate social, communication, self-help, and school readiness skills in a positive way.

      Mary-Claire "Marcy" DiMiceli, MS, BCBA

      4109 N. Kenmore Ave., 1A, Chicago, IL 60613
      Phone: (917) 324-2933
      email: marcydimiceli@gmail.com
      Provides home-based ABA programming as well as school consultation for children with autism.

      Maximum Potential Autism Directory for Illinois

      Directory for ABA therapists in Illinois.

      Mobile Therapy Centers of America

      1870 W. Winchester Rd #203 Libertyville, IL, 60048
      Phone: (847) 816-7200
      Email: info@mtcus.com
      MTC provides free developmental screenings. Speech/Language, ABA, Behavioral and Occupational Therapy services are provided either in home, at our center or in your child’s regular school or childcare setting.

      North Shore Pediatric Therapy

      Main Location: 1657 West Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 6062
      Other locations: Chicago, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Evanston, Lake Bluff, and Hinsdale
      (877) 486-4140
      Email: info@KidsBlossom.com
      Provides ABA, Feeding, OT, PT, SLP, Psychologists, Individual & Family Therapy
      Ages: Birth to 18 years old

      Orange Pediatric Therapy Inc.

      Brooke Schneider MS.Ed., BCBA, Founder & Clinical Director
      5225 Old Orchard Rd Suite 15, Skokie, IL 60077
      Phone: (847) 779-3278
      Email: INFO@ORANGE4KIDZ.COM
      We provide clinic, home, and school based ABA/VB therapy to individuals with autism, behavior difficulties, developmental delay and educational challenges.

      Pathways Therapeutic Services Inc.
      15255 S 94th Ave #500, Orland Park, IL 60462
      (815) 770-5654
      Therapeutic services for adults and children with autism spectrum and other related disorders.  Our experts specialize in research based and proven methods of Applied Behavior Analysis & Counseling. We believe in programs to meet each individual's unique needs and strengths. Our programs, which are specifically tailored for each individual, improve communications, build functional living skills, foster friendships, and lead to better lives.
       
      Pebble Brook Pediatric Therapy

      Pebble Brook Pediatric Therapy
      Jennifer Rice
      847-752-0046
      Jrice.pbtherapy@gmail.com
      Provide ABA services in Lake in the Hills

      Portrait Health Centers

      175 E Hawthorn Parkway Suite 235, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
      1717 North Naper Boulevard Suite 109 Naperville, Illinois 60563
      Phone: (847) 868-3435
      Email: info@portraithealthcenters.com
      Center-based ABA services for children with autism.

      Precision ABA, LLC

      1813 N. Mill St., Suite A Naperville, IL 60563
      Phone: (331) 303-8600
      Email: info@precisionaba.com
      At Precision ABA, we work with children and their families to identify goals and create a plan to achieve them. All of our families have parent coaching plans, as we believe that parents are the best teachers!

      ReachABA, LLC

      (773) 609-4076
      admin@reachaba.com
      We provide in-home ABA services to children diagnosed with ASD in Chicago and the near suburbs (Evanston, Oak Park, Wilmette).  All programs are designed by an experienced team led by a BCBA, with an emphasis on parent and family training.

      Roots Autism Solutions

      Jillian Burgard
      Phone: (312) 248-4440
      Email: burgard@rootsautismsolutions.com
      Roots Autism Solutions provides home and community based ABA therapy for children and young adults throughout the Chicagoland area.

      Strive ABA Consultants LLC
      Chicagoland Area
      773-589-4667
      striveabaconsultants@gmail.com
      Strive ABA Consultants is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment in order to proactively breakthrough the barriers of autism and other developmental disabilities. We strive to implement comprehensive strategies of  Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to become catalysts for change while embracing each individual’s full potential. Serves Chicagoland area, including north and south side, South Suburbs and Joliet area.
       
      Total Spectrum

      650 W. Grand Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126
      Phone: (630) 359-3629
      Email: info@totalspectrumcare.com
      Provides in home ABA therapy working to reduce behavior challenges, increase skills important to daily life and create an environment where your family can be comfortable and successful; locations also in Lombard and Bloomington.

      Trinity Services Autism and Family Resource Center

      301 Veterans Pkwy., New Lenox, IL 60451
      Phone: 815-485-6197
      Email: info@trinity-services.org
      Staff provides therapeutic home-based services on the principles of ABA. Other services include: diagnostic assessments for presence of ASD, social skills groups, facility-based behavioral therapy.

      Westside Children's Therapy

      1725 S. Naperville Road - Suite 110, Wheaton, IL 60187
      Phone: (815) 469-1500
      email: admin@westsidechildrenstherapy.com
      Westside's ABA program focuses on developing good learners, building functional skills, and reducing problem behaviors. Therapists target communication, social and play skills, daily living skills, toilet training, and many other areas of skill acquisition; additional locations in Frankfurt, Joliet, and Plainfield (open in January 2019).

    • Amy Zier and Associates

      Amy Zier, MS, OTR/L, PhD (c), Founder
      2319 N Orchard St, Chicago, IL 60614
      Phone: (773) 755-7791
      Email: azaoffice@gmail.com
      DIR/Floortime-based clinic for children with autism, SPD, learning disabilities, behavioral challenges.

      Cawn/Krantz & Associates, Ltd.

      Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP/L
      605 Academy Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 480-8890
      email: sherrislp@cawn-krantz.com
      Provides an initial 90-minute diagnostic session. The therapist observes the parent and child's interactions together.

      The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC

      Jessica K. Paganis, MSW, LSW, P.L.A.Y Project home consultant
      16W241 South Frontage Road, Suites 35 & 36, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
      Phone: (630) 468-2341
      Email: jessica@thecenterforhopeandhealing.com
      The Center for Hope & Healing is committed to providing therapeutic interventions that optimize the social, emotional, developmental and behavioral needs of children and families affected by autism and related disorders.

      Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C.

      Michael J. Frey, PhD
      3233 N. Arlington Heights Road Suite 208, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
      Phone: (847) 632-0334
      Email: MFrey@psych4kids.com
      Provides individual therapy utilizing a variety of interventions including a DIR and cognitive-behavioral model.

      LEEP Forward Developmental Center
      Lorell Marin, MST, DT, Founder
      1280 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
      (773) 255-8155
      leepforward1@aol.com
      Services span early childhood through adolescence. Provides individual and group (social skills) therapy for children with autism, Asperger's and SPD using a DIR/Floortime approach. Additionally, services include assessment and treatment in developmental, speech and language, occupational, physical and behavior therapy services. ABA services are provided in-home and in-clinic. LEEP is also a certified Early Intervention program.
       

       

      Linda Cervenka & Associates

      905 W. Hillgrove, Suite 6, La Grange, IL 60525
      Phone: (708) 473-2576
      Email: info@lindacervenka.com
      Provides speech and language assessments, individual therapeutic sessions and clinic/home/school consultations using DIR/floortime model.

      Kids Unlimited Therapy Services, LLC

      820 North Boulevard, Oak Park, IL 60301
      (708) 524-2445
      Provides OT, PT, and Speech services, along with DIR/Floortime and social group interventions.

      Transitions Developmental Therapy, PC

      Bianca D. Rodriguez, DT
      2225 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2505, Westchester, IL 60154
      Phone: (708) 296-5990
      Provides consultations using DIR approach (home-based or clinic).

    • Dynamic Behavioral Services, Inc.

      Dana Affrunti, MS, BCBA
      1605 Sidener Hall, Chatham, IL 62629
      Phone: (217) 381-8487
      Email: dana@dynamicbehavioralservices.com
      Build meaningful skills, following the individuals motivation, through long or short term in home, clinic & community based therapy and consultation for individuals with autism and developmental disability.

    • Essential Elements

      Amy Lukos
      577 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 203, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
      Phone: (815) 725-1049
      RDI-certified program consultant (home or clinic-based)

      KGH Autism Services

      1161 Lake Cook Rd.
      Deerfield, IL 60015
      847-498-5437
      email: info@kghautismservices.com
      KGH offers both non-intensive and intensive programs. In this therapy, principles derived from the science of Applied Behavior Analysis and/or a combination of Naturalistic Devleopmental Behavioral Interventions will be applied to promote successful learning of new and age appropriate skills.

      Michelle M. Kator, LCSW

      Certified RDI Consultant
      ACP Consultants

      2604 Dempster, Suite 510, Park Ridge, IL 60068
      Phone: (847) 824-1235, ext. 7
      Email: mkator208@wideopenwest.com
      Provides RDI for children with autism as well as individual and family-based therapy.

      Step by Step Consulting

      Lisa Lindt, MS
      16W241 South Frontage Road, Ste. 35, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
      Phone: (620)* 921-5055 (cell)  * please note 620 area code
      Email: lisa@stepbystepks.com
      Providing individual therapy utilizing a variety of interventions including RDI and MNRI (Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration).

      Sweeney, Augustin and Associates

      Maureen A. Sweeney, PhD, CCC-SLP
      Carmen Augustin, MSW, LCSW
      5225 Old Orchard Road, Suite 44, Skokie, IL 60077
      Phone: (847) 583-9492, ext.1
      Email: msweeney.saa@comcast.net (Maureen); sloop23@aol.com (Carmen)
      RDI certified program consultant.

      Transitions Developmental Therapy, PC

      Bianca D. Rodriguez, D.T.
      225 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2505, Westchester, IL 60154
      Phone: (708) 296-5990
      Provides consultations using RDI approach (home or clinic-based).

    • Essential Elements

      Amy Lukos
      723 Elm St., Suite 26, Winnetka, IL 60093
      Phone: (815) 725-1049
      SCERTS program consultant (home or clinic based).

    • Belgrade Behavior Consulting, LLC - The Potty People

      Erica Schwab, director of potty training
      4801 W. Peterson Ave., Chicago, IL 60646
      Phone: (773) 407-1121
      Provides toilet training services from consultation to home-based intensive training.

      Dynamic Behavioral Services, Inc.

      Dana Affrunti, MS, BCBA
      1605 Sidener Hall, Chatham, IL 62629
      Phone: (217) 381-8487
      Email: dana@dynamicbehavioralservices.com
      Increase continence and say bye to diapers through short-term, in home & community based toilet training.

      Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

      140 N. Wright St., Naperville, IL 60540
      Phone: (630) 305-4196
      Through years of experience, Little Friends, Inc. has developed a unique visual training system that works when other methods fail.

      Trinity Services Autism and Family Resource Center

      Carl Indovina
      301 Veterans Pkwy., New Lenox, IL 60451
      Phone: (815) 462-4273
      Email: cindovina@trinity-services.org
      Meet with parents who have concerns about toilet training. They can provide pointers and tips and also refer to professionals who have expertise in toilet training.

  • AERO Special Education Cooperative

    7600 S. Mason Ave., Burbank, IL 60459
    Phone: (708) 496-3330
    Provides special education programming for 12 school districts and provides a number of related services such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech services, social work, assistive technology and school nurses.

    Blue Cap

    School Program
    Marge Pyzac
    1962 Broadway St., Blue Island, IL 60406
    Phone: (708) 389-8137
    Provides educational, therapeutic, self-help and pre-vocational services to students diagnosed with developmental disabilities, including autism. An emphasis is placed on cognitive, speech, gross motor, fine motor, social and self-help skills.

    Bridge High School (Little Friends)

    2318 Wisconsin Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515
    630-964-1722
    Therapeutic day school for children ages 14-22 with autism or other emotional, cognitive disabilities and emotions disorders that have experienced difficulty in traditional academic programs and require an alternative functional curriculum.

    Connections Day School
    31410 North US Highway 45 | Libertyville, IL  60048
    Phone: 847.680.8349
    We serve children and adolescents, ages 8-21, primarily from Lake County who, because of significant special education needs (ED, BD, LD, OHI, AUT & CD), require an alternative school program that is both educational and therapeutic. By utilizing therapeutic, educational, family and community connections, CDS is able to promote academic achievement, social/emotional well-being and personal growth.
     
    Connections South Campus
    909 E. Wilmette Road, Palatine, IL 60074
    Phone:  847-359-8300
    South Campus is a private therapeutic day school serving students with a variety of emotional and behavioral needs serving students in Southern Lake and Northern Cook Counties who are in need of an alternative school program, which is supportive, therapeutic and educational. The program serves students between the ages of 6 and 21 years.  SC utilizes educational, therapeutic, family and community connections to promote academic achievement and personal/emotional growth. 
     
    Giant Steps Inc.

    Sylvia Smith
    2500 Cabot Dr., Lisle, IL 60532
    Phone: (630) 864-3801
    Email: ssmith@mygiantsteps.org
    Giant Steps Illinois day school offers a one-on-one integrated holistic approach of services for students with Austism Spectrum Disorders. 

    Heartspring

    Kristina Baker, director of admissions and outreach 
    8700 East 29th Street
    Wichita, KS 67226
    (C): (316) 214-1132
    (O): (316) 634-8874
    email: kbaker@heartspring.org
    The Heartspring School is a private, not-for-profit, residential and day school, serving students impacted by autism and other developmental disabilities from across the country and around the world. Most Heartspring students also display challenging behaviors that often interfere with their educational progress, as well as their home life and community integration.
    Ages: 5-21 yrs.
    Cost: Heartspring is a school with a residential program and, therefore, charges tuition and fees. The majority of the students who attend Heartspring are placed through the students’ IEP teams and funded by their local school district. Very few students qualify for funding through insurance providers. However, on a case-by-case basis, this may be possible. Some students have multiple agencies involved in the placement and in the funding (such as a school district, a child welfare agency, adoption subsidy, etc.). For some families, paying privately and/or outside financing may be an option. 

    Krejci Academy/The Mansion (Little Friends)

    619 E Franklin Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
    (630) 355-6870
    Therapeutic day school for children ages 5-21 with autism or other emotional, behavioral or developmental disabilities.

    Little City - Children's Programs

    1760 W. Algonquin Rd. Palatine, IL 60067
    Main Campus: 847-358-5510
    700 N Sacramento, Ste 201 Chicago, IL 60612
    Chicago office: 773-265-1539
    Our ChildBridge Centers provide individuals up to age 21 with supports, programs and services that help increase their potential for lifelong productivity and success. Services include residential and therapeutic day school, home-based supports and therapy, and foster care/adoption services.

    New Connections Academy
    865 E. Wilmette Road, Palatine, IL 60074
    Phone:  847-359-8690
    New Connections Academy serves boys and girls ages 6 to 21 with ASD placed by local school districts. New Connections Academy provides school, family and community partnerships leading to successful learning. New Connections Academy offers a primary program (grades 1 to 3), intermediate (grades 4-6), junior high (grades 7 & 8) and several high school classes (grades 9-12).  The classes are self-contained, offering a standard elementary curriculum of Reading, Spelling, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education.  Each student has an Individual Educational Plan developed by the placing district.
     
    New Hope Academy

    Brandy Larrance, executive director
    6289 W. Howard St.
    Niles IL 60714
    (847) 588-0463
    Cook County
    Illinois State Board of Education approved. Serves students in special education diagnosed with emotional disabilities, other health impairments, learning disabilities, and autism. Students are average to above-average intelligence, withdraw socially and emotionally, experience difficulty “fitting in” a mainstream environment, have difficulty reading social cues, “slip through the cracks” until their problems are severe, procrastinate (specifically with homework assignments and long-term projects), have difficulty with executive functioning, have talents in art and music, have the potential for academic achievement, struggle with gross and fine motor skills, have difficulty with social skills, use frequent illness as a means to avoid school and may become “school phobic,” appear sad, lonely, hopeless, or depressed, harbor anger and hostility but does not act out violently in school or in the community.
    Ages: 11-21 years.
    Cost: funded by child’s public school district and accepts private-pay students.
    No wait list.

    The Manhattan Childrens Center (MCC)

    111 West 92nd Street, New York, NY 10025
    212-749-4604
    The Manhattan Children's Center (MCC) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) school for Autism education and treatment based in New York City. MCC provides world-class treatment and education to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

    Marklund
    info@marklund.org 
    (630) 593 5500
    Locations in: 
    Bloomingdale: 64 S. Prairie Ave., Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    Elgin: 1435 Summit Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120
    Geneva: 1S450 Wyatt Drive, Geneva, IL 60134
    Programs include Early Intervention services (Ages 0-3; 630-529-2871, ext. 2238), day school programming (Ages 3-21), day program services (Ages 18+) and residential services (all ages), and employment services for indiviudals with developmental disabilities. 
     
  • Acierno Dental

    129 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
    Phone: (847) 807-1291
    Provides Clearbrook residents dental services to adolescents and adults with special needs.

    Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center– Special Patient Dental Care Program
    Jennifer Farrell, D.D.S.
    811 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago 60657
    773.871.2188
    Specialty dental care for kids and adults with ASD. 
     
    Alan J. Moltz, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
    201 N Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Specializes in working with children and adults with special needs. Accepts most insurance plans. 
     
    All About Kids Dentistry

    Dr. Victoria Ursitti
    1845 E. Rand Road, Suite 203, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Phone: (847) 870-0475
    Email: Alicia@Algonquinkidsdentistry.com
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety, provided by Michael Higgins, DDS (anesthesiologist).

    Associated Dental Specialist of Long Grove
    Dr. Cannon, DDS
    Grove Medical Center
    Suite 308, 4160 Illinois 83
    Long Grove, IL 60047
    847-634-6166
    Children’s Dentistry in Park Ridge

    Tehemina Richardson, DDS
    101 S. Washington, Suite 114 Park Ridge, IL
    847-698-2088
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs; will continue care as patients age.

    Every Tooth Counts Pediatric Dental Center

    Carmella Perry, DDS
    2711 Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor, IL 60422
    Phone: (708) 799-9755
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Oral sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety.

    Glen Ellyn Pediatric Dentistry, P.C

    Lance A. Lambert, D.D.S.; Claire Garcia, D.D.S., M.S.; Joyce Koh, D.D.S.
    45 S. Park Blvd., Suite 105, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    Phone: (630) 858-8755
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety.

    Grove Dental

    160 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    Phone: (630) 410-1766
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety, provided in-house and at Tinley Woods Surgical Center, if necessary.

    Fredric S. Tatel DDS and Associates, Ltd.

    16345 Harlem Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477
    Phone: (708) 633-8700
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry or valium available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety.

    Janice A. Lubas, DDS, PC

    6305 W. 95th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
    Phone: (708) 424-1300
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety, provided at Christ Hospital.

    Joy of Joyful Dental Care
    Dr. Joy Poskozim, DDS
    6314 N. Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60646
    (773) 736-7767
    Can provide in-clinic and at home dental care for children and adults of all ages.
     
    Kohler Dentistry
    Craig S. Kohler, DDS, MBA, MAGD
    1159 Wilmette Ave #200, Wilmette, IL 60091
    (847) 251-9000
     
    McElroy Pediatric Dentistry, Ltd.

    William J. McElroy, DDS, FAAPD; Jennifer M Campbell, DDS, FAAPD
    231 S. Gary Ave., Suite 105, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    Phone: (630) 948-8204
    Email: info@mcelroydds.com
    Dental care services provided for infants, children and adolescents with special needs. Hospital dentistry available for patients with special needs and considerations.

    Milestone, Inc. Dental Clinic

    275 N. Phelps Ave., Rockford, IL 61108
    (815) 484-8678
    Provides state-of-the-art dentistry designed specifically for patients with developmental disabilities; open to the community.

    Orland Park Dentistry for Children

    Patricia Liston Gannon, DDS, MS
    15300 West Ave., Orland Park, IL 60462
    Phone: (708) 403-3330
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety, provided in-house and at Christ Tinley Woods Surgery Center.

    Pediatric Dental Associates

    Anjali Talati, DMD; Kyung-Hong Kim, DDS; George Lin, DDS
    195 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 150, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (847) 537-7695
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety, provided in-house and at Loyola Hospital.

    Pediatric Dental Specialty Associates, Ltd.

    19815 Governors Highway, Flossmoor, IL 60422
    Phone: (708) 799-5437
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety.

    Pediatric Dentistry Consultants

    1288 Rickert Drive, Suite 200, Naperville, IL 60540
    Phone: (630) 717-KIDS
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety.

    Plainfield Pediatric Dentistry Ltd.

    24023 W. Lockport St., Plainfield, IL 60544
    Phone: (815) 439-7811
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety.

    Ned L. Savide, DDS

    12001 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights, IL 60463
    Phone: (708) 448-6700
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety, provided at Tinley Woods Surgery Center (part of Hope Children's Hospital through Christ).

    Small Smiles

    David Jones, DDS
    1816 Bay Scott Circle, Suite 104, Naperville, IL 60540
    Phone: (630) 527-8686
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety, provided at Edward Hospital, if necessary.

    St. Bernard Hospital Dental Center

    326 W 64th St, Chicago, IL 60621
    (773) 962-3976 – push 3 for special needs
    Sees kids and adults with autism for dentistry services, offering sedation services if necessary.

    Stephen Heaney, DDS, PC

    64 Orland Square Drive, Orland Park, IL 60462
    Phone: (708) 403-3393
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety, provided at Hope Childrens in Oak Lawn.

    Steven T. Kuhn, DDS, Ltd.

    Dennis R. LaMonte, DDS, MS
    10313 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, IL 60423
    Phone: (815) 806-1600
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety, provided in-house and at Christ Tinley Woods Surgery Center.

    Tall Grass Dental

    John W. Milgram, DDS
    24111 W. 103rd St., Naperville, IL 60564
    Phone: (630) 922-0005
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs.

    Tina S. Tan, DMD, Ltd.

    214 S. Emerson St., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
    Phone: (847) 577-7500
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs.

    Yummy Dental

    Grace Yum, DDS
    3500 N. Lincoln Ave. (between Belmont and Addison), Chicago, IL 60657
    Phone: (773) 281-8100
    Email: info@yummydental.com
    Dental care services for children and adolescents with special needs. Sedation dentistry available for patients with special needs to undergo treatment without anxiety, provided at Children's Hospital.

  • Fruitful Yield

    Fox Valley Mall, 4334 E. Fox Valley Center Drive, Aurora, IL, 60504
    Phone: (630) 585-9200
    Locations in Aurora (Fox Valley Mall and West Aurora Plaza), Berwyn, Bloomingdale, Elmhurst, Lombard, Schaumburg, and South Elgin
    Fruitful Yield stores' product mix include foods that are organic, natural, wheat-free products, or have a lower carb content, in order to serve the special needs of those with dietary restrictions. Shopping available on-line or at store locations.

    GoPicnic

    10517 United Pkwy, Schiller Park, Illinois, 60176
    Phone: (773) 328-2490
    Email: service@gopicnic.com
    The food in GoPicnic break meals contains no trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, added MSG, or artificial flavors or colors.

    PURE Compounding Pharmacy

    Kim Gould, RPh, MS & Leslie Ferguson, RPh, PharmD
    603 E. Diehl Road, Suite 131, Naperville, IL 60563
    Phone: (630) 505-4040
    PURE makes unique dosage forms and can prepare prescriptions in many different formulations (without allergens or artificial additives). Their pharmacy practice specialty is autism.

    Rush University Medical Center - Dietitian

    Mary Mullen, MS, RDN, LDN
    Address: 1725 W Harrison St #710, Chicago, IL 60612
    Phone: (312) 942-3034

    Zemas Madhouse Foods

    PO Box 823, Highland Park, IL 60035
    Phone: (847) 910-4512
    Email: jill@zemasfoods.com
    Great for athletes and gluten-free families; allergen-free; vegan; yeast free; sesame and rice free; no additives, preservatives or trans fats.

    • Authentic Expression LLC

      Heidi Rabe
      heidi@authenticexpressionllc.com
      Conducts AAC Evaluations for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as on-going speech and lanugage therapy services. Session occur in home.

      BY YOUR SIDE Autism Therapy Services

      Providing in-home and in-center ABA in Morton Grove, Tinley Park, Schaumburg, Burr Ridge, and surrounding areas including Glenview, Niles, Skokie, Orland, Frankfort, Mokena and more.
      Phone: 866 429-7543 (866 4-BYS KID)
      Email: info@byyoursideac.com
      Speech & language therapy at BY YOUR SIDE focuses on meeting the language needs of our clients by expanding the client’s repertoire of communication.

      DynaVox Technologies & Mayer-Johnson

      Rebecca Miller, MS, pediatric consultant
      Home-based office. Please contact Miller via phone
      (866) 396-2869, ext. 4073 (office)
      (312) 622-8078 (cell)
      Offers speech generating devices for individuals with speech and learning challenges. DynaVox is a communication resource that allows a person to select symbols, pictures, letters, words or phrases to generate oral communication. Some people actually develop the ability to use natural speech through using a device. For more information on communication challenges of autism.
      Ages: birth and up.
      Private and public insurance accepted.
      Cost: depends on device. Approx. $300-$8,000.
      No wait list. 2-5 week turnaround time to receive device.

      Matt Baud

      Frankfort, Illinois.
      Speech and Language Pathologist providing evaluations for speech and AAC needs.
      (708) 935-5188

      Tarle Speech

      Jennifer Tarle-Pakulski
      226-272-7039 - jennifer@tarlespeech.com
      Conducts AAC Evaluations for individuals on the autism spectrum, with a special interest in young adults with no AAC experience.

      Technology and Language Center, Inc.

      Jill E. Senner, PhD, CCC-SLP
      (847) 682-1596
      talcaac@gmail.com
      Speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience working with children with complex communication needs.  She specializes in providing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) services for children who are unable to meet their communication needs using speech alone. 

      WEE Speech, PC

      Julie Levin, Speech Pathologist
      8833 Gross Point Road
      Skokie, IL 60077
      (847) 329-8226
      Cook County
      email: office@weespeech.com
      Provides augmentative and alternative communication.
      Ages: birth-18 years.
      BCBS provider. Early intervention program.
      No wait list.

    • AFG Family Guidance Center
      444 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, Illinois 60043
      (847) 853-0234
      Offers clinical services including psychiatric evaluations and medication management, psychological and developmental evaluations,  therapy (individual, family, and group  for individuals with developed verbal skills), and ADHD coaching. List of providers
       
      The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC

      Allison Lobel, PsyD
      16W241 S. Frontage Road, Suite 35, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
      Phone: (630) 468-2342
      Email: alobel@thecenterforhopeandhealing.com
      Licensed P.L.A.Y Project consultant based on the D.I.R./Floortime theory originated by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, MD.

      Children’s Research Triangle
      P (312) 726-4011
      70 E Lake Street, Suite 1300
      Chicago, IL 60601
      Provides individual, group and family therapy, along with developmental, medical & psychological evalurations. Visit their website for insurance and fees.
       
      Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD

      P.O. Box 544, Winnetka, IL 60093
      Phone: (847) 446-1251
      Email: techpsych@techpsychologist.com
      Beckman provides developmental assessments with abled and disabled individuals and conducts in-depth evaluations for many disabilities, including low incidence and multiple handicaps.

      Margret O'Reilly, Psy.D
      600 N McClurg Court, Suite 3803, Chicago, IL 60611 
      (708) 716-4744
      Dr. O'Reilly specializes in treating individuals with medical illnesses, disabilities, learning and developmental disabilities, memory impairment, epilepsy, ADHD, and mood disorders. She has unique expertise in implementing art therapy interventions Dr. O'Reilly conducts comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to children and adults.
       
      Transitions Developmental Therapy, PC

      Bianca D. Rodriguez, DT
      225 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2505, Westchester, IL 60154
      Phone: (708) 296-5990
      Provides developmental assessment consultations (home or clinic-based).

    • Children's Memorial at Central DuPage Hospital

      Division of Neurology
      Leon G. Epstein, MD - Division Head
      25 N. Winfield, Winfield, IL 60190
      Phone: (630) 933-1600
      Provides comprehensive neurological assessment and evaluation to determine diagnosis or provide follow-up testing.

      Elmhurst Center for Health

      Pediatric Neurology
      1200 S. York Road, Suite 4150, Elmhurst, IL 60126
      Phone: (630) 530-5577
      Provides comprehensive neurological assessments and follow-up testing.

      Loyola University Health System
      Pediatric & Adult Neurology
      Jorge Asconapé, MD
      2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, IL 60153
      (708) 216-3519
      Provides comprehensive neurological assessment and evaluation to determine diagnosis or provide follow-up testing.
      Additional location in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
       
      Lurie Children's Hospital

      Division of Neurology
      Outpatient Center
      225 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
      Phone: (800) 543-7362
      Provides comprehensive neurological assessments and follow-up testing.

      Neurotech

      1821 Walden Office Square, Suite 447, Schaumburg, IL 60173
      Phone: (866) 374-7648 (toll free)
      Phone: (262) 754-0809 (main office)
      Email: info@neurotecheeg.com
      Neurotech specializes in conducting home-based EEG studies. A 24-hour EEG or longer (Ambulatory EEG) is the preferred method to properly diagnose seizure activity and frequency.

      NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital

      Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
      Kent Kelley, MD
      2150 Pfingsten Road, Third Floor, Glenview, IL 60026
      Phone: (847) 570-2577
      Provides comprehensive neurological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.

      NorthShore University HealthSystem
      Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
      Adult: Jaishree T. Narayanan, M.D.
      1000 Central Street, Suite 615, Evanston, IL 60201
      Phone: (847) 570-2577
      Provides comprehensive neurological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.
       
      Rush University Medical Center

      Peter Heydemann, MD
      Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD
      1725 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 942-4036
      Provides comprehensive neurological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.

      Smart Love Family Services

      Natalie & Ben Heineman Smart Love Center
      2222 N. Kedzie Blvd. -  Chicago, IL 60647
      Rush Medical Office Building
      610 S. Maple St., Suite 5601 -  Oak Park, IL 60304
      (773) 665.8052 ext. 4
      Smart Love offers counseling services for children, adults and families, as well as parent education classes and coaching. Our services include play and individual therapy, group therapy, parent counseling, couples therapy, and a range of assessment and evaluation services.

    • ACCESS at Anixter Center

      2020 N. Clybourn Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60614
      (773) 404-5277
      Cook County
      Provides diagnostic assessments and medication management services to adults with disabilities in the Chicago area.
      Ages: 18 years and up.
      Private and public insurance accepted.
      One- to three-week wait list for psychological and psychiatric services.

      Advanced Behavioral Health Services
      Drs. Petrit Ndrio (Children and Adults) and Adreianne Zhubi (Adults)
      1952 McDowell Road Suite 305
      Naperville, Illinois 60563 
      630-689-1022
      Offers individual psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management services to individuals on with ASD, as well as other conditions. 

       

      Advocate Christ Medical Center

      Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital
      1835 Dixie Highway, Suite 100, Flossmoor, IL 60422
      Phone: (708) 799-8384
      Comprehensive diagnostic assessments and evaluations including measures to assess for autism and other emotional/behavioral disorders, cognitive functioning, language skills and personality.

      AFG Family Guidance Center
      444 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, Illinois 60043
      (847) 853-0234
      Offers clinical services including psychiatric evaluations and medication management, psychological and developmental evaluations,  therapy (individual, family, and group  for individuals with developed verbal skills), and ADHD coaching. List of providers
       
      Association for Individual Development (AID)
      309 New Indian Trail Court, Aurora, IL 60506
      Phone: (630) 966-4000
      email: info@the-association.org
      AID offers support to Kane and Kendall county families of children and adults with disabilities.
      Child services include: in-home care to children to prevent the child from being placed into more restrictive care. Additionally, AID offers behavioral health support including psychiatric assesment and medication management and outpatient therapy. 
      Adult services include: in-home care for training and support (through Adult Waiver), vocational training, skill training, paid work opportunities, community integration and employment to individuals. Additionally, day program servies (The STARS Program & the Autism Program) focused on active community integration, volunteer work and fitness activities for participants and residential services are available 
      Visit website or FAQ for more detailed information.
       
      Autism Assessment, Research & Treatment Services (AARTS) Center

      Rush University Medical Center
      1645 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 603, Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 942-0819
      Provides diagnostic assessments and medication management for autism spectrum disorders and other psychiatric conditions for individuals from early childhood through adults with our team of licensed psychiatrists and psychologists.

      Bob Rosenfeld, MD

      801 Skokie Blvd Suite 212, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 564-1131
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic assessments.

      Catherine Jaselskis, MD

      950 Skokie Blvd Suite 305, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 559-0609
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

      Chicago Child Psychiatry Associates

      Amer Smajkic, MD
      233 E. Erie, Suite 802, Chicago, IL 60610
      Phone: (312) 893-5701
      Email: asmajkic@mac.com
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

      Christopher Womack, MD

      3 Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 150, Vernon Hills, 60061
      Phone: (847) 918-8282, x. 0
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, assessment and medication management services for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

      Dr. Mohammad F Ilyas
      1441 E 84th Pl., Merrillville, IN 46410 
      1409 E 84th Pl., Merrillville, IN 46410 
      2024 Hickory Rd Ste 104, Homewood, IL 60430 
      (708) 647-9906
      Provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management to childen, teens and adults with ASD in the South Suburbs and NW Indiana. 
       
      Evanston Northwestern Healthcare

      Benjamin Shain, MD, PhD
      718 Glenview Rd.
      Highland Park, IL 60035
      (847) 480-2691
      Lake County
      Provides diagnostic assessments.
      Private and public insurance accepted.
      No wait list.

      Family Behavioral Health

      Matthew Parvin, MD
      13246 S. Route 59 Suite 100, Plainfield, IL 60586
      Phone: (815) 254-7400
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

      The Kulkarni Group
      Dr. Robert Kulkarni         
      4580 Weaver Parkway, Suite 204 Warrenville, IL 60555
      630-473-3970 Office
      Offers individual and family psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management services to individuals on with ASD, as well as other conditions. 
       
      Linden Oaks Behavioral Health (Edward-Elmhurst Health)
      Three Locations:
      Naperville: 852 West Street, Naperville, IL 60540
      (630) 305-5027
      IOP/PHP - Adolescents: Linden Oaks Behavioral Health provide in-patient and intensive outpatient services to individuals 12 and up with high functioning autism and anxiety and/or other mood disorders.
      Medication management: Children, adolescents and adults
       
      Mokena: 9697 W. 191st St., Mokena, IL
      (630) 305-5027
      IOP/PHP - Adults: Linden Oaks Behavioral Health provide in-patient and intensive outpatient services and partial hospitalization programs to adults with anxiety and/or other mood disorders.
      Medication management: Children, adolescents and adults
       
      Orland Park: 11512 W 183rd Place, Suite NW Orland Park IL
      603-646-6433
      Individual Therapy: Dan S. and Megan Cummens provide individual therapy to children and adults with ASD.
       
      Loyola University Medical Center
      Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology
      Dr. Mary Lou Gutierrez
      Locations in Maywood, Burr Ridge, and Oak Brook
      (708) 216-6200
      Ages: birth to 18 yrs.
      Loyola’s specialists provide diagnostic assessment, therapy, psychopharmacological evaluations and medication management to treat a wide variety of conditions.
      Lurie Children's Hospital

      Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
      2300 Children’s Plaza
      Chicago, IL 60614
      (800) KIDSDOC
      Cook County
      e-mail: KIDSDOC@childrensmemorial.org
      Provides diagnostic assessments.
      Ages: 7 years and up.
      Private and public insurance accepted with referral.
      Six-month wait list is typical.

      Michael Feld, MD

      666 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 400-5806
      Provides medication management services

      Paula Gewarges, D.O.

      2285 Sequoia Drive, Aurora, Illinois 60506
      Phone: (630) 906-5120
      Provides evaluation and medication management for a variety of needs including autism.

      The Prairie Clinic
      Dr. Angel Heredia 
      (630) 845-9644
      1541 E Fabyan Parkway, Ste.101 Geneva, IL 60134
      The Prairie Clinic provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management and dianostic evaluation to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Group therapy is also available for children ages 6-17.
       
      Oak Brook Behavioral Health

      Drs. Osama El Shafie, M.D., Lavinia Myers, M.D., Khadija Khan, M.D.
      2803 Butterfield Road Suite 200, Oak Brook, IL 60523
      Phone: (630) 424-9204 (Child & Adolescent Services); (630) 424-0652 (Adult Services)
      Psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, and therapists combine areas of expertise to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that meets the individual needs of each child, adolescent and adult.

      Shifa Therapeutics LLC
      201 Houston St., Suite 200A, Batavia, IL 60510 
      Dr. Muhammad Azhar, M.D.; Maricela Perez, ANP
      Offers medication management services to all ages in English and Spanish. 
       
      The University of Illinois at Chicago

      Department of Psychiatry, Center for Cognitive Medicine
      912 S. Wood St., Eighth Floor, Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 996-6139
      Provides evaluation and treatment of psychiatric, cognitive, memory, and behavioral problems that can occur following or as part of neurological and medical diseases. Provides evaluation, medication management, medical services for children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder.

      University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic

      1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
      Phone: (312) 413-1490 (pediatric)
      Phone: (312) 413-1822 (adults)
      Multidisciplinary, comprehensive evaluations conducted in English and Spanish for children and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability.

      University of Illinois Institute for Juvenile Research

      1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
      Phone: (312) 413-1490
      Multidisciplinary, comprehensive evaluations conducted in English and Spanish for children and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability.

      Uptown Psych
      Ronald Rempfer
      Psychiatrist, MD
      4753 N Broadway St., 900 Chicago, Illinois 60640 
      (872) 241-1320
      Provides medication management to children and adults with ASD. Uptown's team also provides individual therapy and group therapy for autistic individuals with verbal language. 
       
      Walker Clarity Centre Ltd.
      D’Loreyn Walker MD
      1100 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 143, Oak Brook, IL 
      331-254-4188
      Specializes in serving children, youths, and adults with complex psychiatric presentations, medication regimens, or comorbid medical conditions.
       
      Wellspring Clinical Associates
      Thomas Dimatteo, MD
      Soo Lee, MD
      5950 State Route 53, Unit W, Lisle, IL 60532
      Phone: (630) 541-8930
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, assessments, and medication management services for children and adults on the autism spectrum.
       
    • ACCESS at Anixter Center

      2020 N. Clybourn Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60614
      (773) 404-5277
      Cook County
      A comprehensive primary health care facility that provides coordinated medical, psychiatric and psychological outpatient services to adults with autism in the Chicago area.
      Ages: 18 years and up.
      Private and public insurance accepted.
      One- to three-week wait list.

      Advanced Behavioral Solutions

      2060 E. Algonquin Road Suite 720, Schaumburg, IL 60173
      Phone: (847) 496-4693
      Email: help@advancedbehavioralsolutions.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.

      Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital

      Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
      Pediatric and Adult Neuropsychology Service Dept.
      Kris Umfress, PhD
      1675 Dempster St., 62108 Park Ridge, IL 60068
      (847) 723-6192
      Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.
      Ages: 3-18 years.

      AFG Family Guidance Center
      444 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, Illinois 60043
      (847) 853-0234
      Offers clinical services including psychiatric evaluations and medication management, psychological and developmental evaluations,  therapy (individual, family, and group  for individuals with developed verbal skills), and ADHD coaching. List of providers
       
      Alexian Brothers Neuroscience Institute
      Amy V. Davis, PhD, ABPP-CN
      Jill Dorflinger, PhD

      800 Biesterfield Road, Suite 610, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
      Phone: 847-981-3630
      Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children presenting with difficulties in learning, attention, behavior, socialization, and emotional control.
       
      Autism Services Group

      330 Eisenhower Ln. N., Lombard, IL 60148
      Phone (800) 773-1682
      The Autism Diagnostic Clinic consists of a multi-disciplinary team that provides a comprehensive evaluation examining all areas of function related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and a medical diagnosis, if present.

      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
      monastepansky@gmail.com
      Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations that will render a diagnosis of autism and/or common differential diagnoses.

      Brighthouse Diagnostics and Treatment Center
      2919 N. Southport Ave., Unit 1 Chicago, IL 60657
      773-799-8939
      sairakhan@brighthousecenter.com
      aprilhall@brighthousecenter.com
      Brighthouse provides specialized services to individuals between the ages of 2 and 18 who present with neurodevelopmental, social-emotinal, and behavioral challenges. Services include diagnostic evaluations, individual psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, speech therapy, social skills groups and parent workshops. Bilingual (Eng/Spanish) providers. 
       
      Caravel Autism Health

      Contact person: Allison Nelson 773-895-8355
      770 Lake Cook Rd. Suite 230, Deerfield IL 60015
      Phone: 847-318-3190
      We provide evaluation and diagnosis of children and teens on the autism spectrum, working in partnership with families to design customized autism treatment programs.

      Center for Anxiety & Social Intervention
      Glen Veed, PhD
      773-442-2048
      2020 Dempster Street, #202 Evanston, IL 60202
      Provides evidenced based individual therapy (middle school through adult) and parent consultation; all services are currently fee-for-service, sliding scale available. Has specialty ASD and comorbid anxiety or OCD. 
       
      The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC

      Allison Lobel, PsyD
      16W241 S. Frontage Road, Suite 35, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
      Phone: (630) 468-2342
      Email: alobel@thecenterforhopeandhealing.com
      Certified to administer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS).

      Chicago Neurodevelopmental Center

      Drs. Anne Howard, Andrea Victor, & Rachel Tercek
      601 Skokie Blvd. Suite 203, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 272-2484
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for children with neurobehavioral challenges including autism spectrum disorder, attention deficits, learning disorders, and social-emotional challenges.

      Children’s Research Triangle
      P (312) 726-4011
      70 E Lake Street, Suite 1300
      Chicago, IL 60601
      Provides individual, group and family therapy, along with developmental, medical & psychological evalurations. Visit their website for insurance and fees.
       
      Christine E. Fitzgerald, PhD, NCSP, LCPC

      Serving counties: Kane, McHenry, Lake, DuPage, Cook and Will.
      Phone: (877) 947-7924
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic and evaluation services. Home- or community-based assessments.

      Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C.

      Michael J. Frey, PhD
      3233 N. Arlington Heights Road Suite 208, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
      Phone: (847) 632-0334
      Email: shrinkcps@aol.com
      Provides diagnostic assessment and testing based on individual patient needs.

      Edgewood Clinical Services, LLC

      1288 Rickert Drive, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60540
      Phone: (630) 428-7890
      Provides assessments for developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders.

      Have Dreams

      515 Busse Highway, Suite 150, Park Ridge, IL 60068
      Phone: (847) 685-0250
      Email: jsalt@havedreams.org
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic and assessment services for autism.

      Hoover & Associates

      16325 S. Harlem Ave., Suite 200, Tinley Park, IL 60477
      Phone: (708) 429-6999
      Counseling and psychological services (insert link to services page) covering a wide variety of mental health concerns.

      Innovative Psychotherapy Solutions (IPS)
      Michael "Dr. Mike" Mihajlovic, PsyD
      550 Frontage Road #3535, Northfield, IL 60093
      Phone: (224) 326-0118
      Email: info@achievepositivechange.com
      Provides diagnostic assessment, individual therapy and social skills groups for individuals with ASD, ages 2-21. 
       
      Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD

      P.O. Box 544, Winnetka, IL 60093
      Phone: (847) 446-1251
      Email: techpsych@techpsychologist.com
      Provides in-depth evaluations, testing and scoring for many disabilities, including low incidence and multiple handicaps.

      Jennifer Gorski, PhD

      1100 Lake St. Suite 210A, Oak Park, IL 60301
      (708) 866-1693
      info@jennifergorski.com
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic and psychoeducational evaluations, and consultation for children, adolescents, and adults with social learning differences.

      Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

      140 N. Wright St., Naperville, IL 60540
      Phone: (630) 305-4196, ext. 3
      Email: pboheme@lilfriends.com
      Services include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, including psychological, speech, occupational therapy, and social skills. Additionally, residential services are available to both children and adults needing more supported care.

      Margret O'Reilly, Psy.D
      600 N McClurg Court, Suite 3803, Chicago, IL 60611 
      (708) 716-4744
      Dr. O'Reilly specializes in treating individuals with medical illnesses, disabilities, learning and developmental disabilities, memory impairment, epilepsy, ADHD, and mood disorders. She has unique expertise in implementing art therapy interventions Dr. O'Reilly conducts comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to children and adults.
       
      Michael S. Appleby, PhD

      Pediatric Neuropsychologist
      211 W. Chicago Ave., Suite 211, Hinsdale, IL 60521
      Phone: (630) 323-0211
      Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations including memory, attention, perception, coordination, language and personality.

      Neuropsychology Diagnostic Center for Autism and Related Disorders

      Valerie Scaramella-Nowinski, PsyD
      16001 S. 108th Ave. Suite B, Orland Park, IL 60467
      Phone: (708) 403-9000
      Email: ndcbrain@gmail.com
      Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations including measures to assess for autism and other emotional/behavioral disorders, cognitive functioning, language skills and personality.

      Nichole Dawson, PhD

      Pediatric neuropsychologist
      40 S. Clay St., Suite 204W, Hinsdale, IL 60521
      Phone: (630) 789-0423, ext. 1
      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.

      Northwest Behavioral Health Services
      415 W. Golf Rd., STE 16 Arlington Heights, IL 60005
      (847) 577-0904
      lcampo@nwbhs.com
      Specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. Services include evaluation, individual therapy, family and/or couples therapy, and ABA. 
       
       
      Nowell and Associates Counseling Firm

      Nefertiti L. Nowell, PhD
      1813 North Mill Street, Suite B, Naperville, IL 60563
      Phone: (630) 428-2344
      Email: info@nowellandassociates.com
      Provides assessments and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.

      The Prairie Clinic
      Dr. Angel Heredia 
      (630) 845-9644
      1541 E Fabyan Parkway, Ste.101 Geneva, IL 60134
      The Prairie Clinic provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management and dianostic evaluation to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Group therapy is also available for children ages 6-17.
       
      Rachel Loftin, PhD
      180 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago
      312.730.4798
      Provides assessment, individual therapy and consultation services. Dr. Loftin has extensive experience in diagnosis, assessment, and intervention to help promote positive outcomes for people with ASD. 

       

      Rush NeuroBehavioral Center

      4711 Golf Rd. Suite 1100, Skokie, IL 60076
      Phone: (847) 933-9339
      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.

      Rush University Medical Center

      Autism Assessment, Research & Treatment Services (AARTS) Center
      1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 603, Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 942-0819
      Provides comprehensive evaluations for autism spectrum disorder and other psychiatric conditions for individuals from early childhood through adults.

      Rush University Medical Center

      Michael N. Nelson, PhD
      Child psychology
      1653 W. Congress Parkway, Suite 245, Chicago, IL  60612
      Phone: (312) 942-6656
      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.

      Ruth Kraus, PhD

      950 Skokie Blvd., Suite 305, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 559-0595
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

      Smart Love Family Services

      Natalie & Ben Heineman Smart Love Center
      2222 N. Kedzie Blvd. -  Chicago, IL 60647
      Rush Medical Office Building
      610 S. Maple St., Suite 5601 -  Oak Park, IL 60304
      (773) 665.8052 ext. 4
      Smart Love offers counseling services for children, adults and families, as well as parent education classes and coaching. Our services include play and individual therapy, group therapy, parent counseling, couples therapy, and a range of assessment and evaluation services.

      SociAbility

      Genevieve Thorton, PsyD
      899 Skokie Blvd., Suite 204, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 559-3240
      Provides assessments and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.

      Thomson Memory Center
      Locations throughout Chicagoland and the Twin Cities, including Barrington, Algonquin, Chicago,  Deerfield, Hoffman Estates, Oak Brook, Park Ridge, St. Charles, Lake Elmo (MN), and Roseville (MN).
      847-469-7537
      Thomson is committed to providing a full circle understanding of brain-behavior relationships and neuropsychological disorders through comprehensive evaluation, detailed results and tailored treatment. Our mission is to provide scientifically-proven diagnostic clarity to patients of all ages, in an environment of exceptional customer service and support.
      Trinity Services Autism and Family Resource Center

      Katie Decker
      13318 W. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL 60451
      Phone: (815) 462-4273
      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.

      University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic

      1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 103, Chicago, IL 60608
      Phone: (312) 413-1490
      Multidisciplinary, comprehensive evaluations conducted in English and Spanish.

      University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Juvenile Research

      Lana Roth, LCSW
      1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
      Phone: (312) 413-4624
      Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations including measures to assess autism, cognitive functioning and language skills.

    • Chicago Reading and Dyslexia Center

      Kim Ainis
      180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2411
      Chicago, IL 60601
      (312) 360-0805
      Cook County
      e-mail: kim@dyslexiachicago.com
      Adults and children learn tools to overcome problems with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and ADD/ADHD and related struggles with focusing, reading, writing, math, coordination and organization. The Davis programs help clients use their abilities to overcome their challenges.  All the Davis programs are one-on-one and intensive (generally 30 hours per week). Learn more. Ms. Ainis is also a licensed Davis Autism Approach provider. Learn more.
      Ages: 8 and up.
      Cost: depends on individual needs.

      Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

      Sierra Skelton, Center Director
      137 N. Oak Park Ave. Suite 212, Oak Park, IL 60301
      Phone: (708) 660-1860
      E-mail: chicago.center@lindamoodbell.com
      Lindamood-Bell builds the imagery-language foundation to teach students to read and comprehend to their potential.

      Lowry & Associates, Couseling & Education Services
      115 South Marion Street Oak Park, IL 60302
      Educational Services: 708-712-6213
      Counseling Services: 708-337-0799
      Provides individual therapy and educational services, including tutoring, advocacy and learning assessments.
       
  • Hair Base

    Contact: Grace Nowik
    3631 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 539-0266
    Experienced stylists provide haircuts for children and adolescents with special needs. Clients include: Have Dreams and Misericordia.

    Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

    Salon Hair Cut Program
    140 N. Wright St, Naperville, IL 60540
    Phone: (630) 305-4196
    The Little Friends Center for Autism's Salon Cut Program walks the learner through the steps of getting his/her hair cut in a salon by using easy-to-follow photo sequence cards. This colorful visual guide can be used as a social story or as cue cards.

    Sports Clips

    110 E. Kensington, Mount Prospect, IL 60056
    Phone: (847) 870-8089
    All ages welcome

  • ActivStyle

    Christie Vanderslice, sales associate
    (call for a location near you)
    Chicago, IL 60622
    Phone: (800) 651-6223, ext. 3218 (for home delivery)
    Email: cvanderslice@activstyle.com
    Children with disabilities may be eligible up to 300 diapers or pull-ups per month under Illinois Medicaid.

    Adult Diaper Expert

    Linda Wilson
    Distribution centers in Illinois, Ohio, Texas and California
    Phone: (866) 446-2775
    Email: support@adultdiaperexpert.com
    Specializes in premium incontinence products and stocks many youth sizes. They take great care in finding the best solution for each individual.

    Aeroflow Urology
    10024 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 60077
    312.771.7005
    Noni.York@Aeroflowinc.com
    Aeroflow Urology provides highly specialized care and assistance to get patients qualified through Medicaid for incontinence supplies such as diapers, disposable briefs, pull-ons, bladder pads, catheters, and much more.
     
    Home Products Healthcare

    Contact: Cindy Kratzer, Debbie Harrison
    Phone: (800) 425-1101, ext 103
    Email: cindy@hp4s.com or debbie@hp4s.com
    HPS provides incontinence supplies to Medicaid-eligible individuals. Supplies are delivered via UPS directly to your home/office.

    NorthShore Care Supply

    1200 Barclay Blvd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Phone: (800) 563-0161
    Email: info@northshorecare.com
    NorthShore specializes in discreet home delivery of premium absorbency youth and adult diapers and related incontinence supplies including the hard-to-find sizes in between baby diapers and adult diapers.

    Personal Medical

    6500 N. Hamlin
    Lincolnwood, IL 60712
    Joel Mermelstein
    Call toll free: (855) 433-8814
    email: info@personal.medicalhomedelivery.com
    Personal medical sells a wide selection of incontinence products, Enterals and Oral feeding products, Daily Living aids, DME, and other medical supplies. Home delivery, usually arriving in 1-2 business days. We accept Public Aid/All-Kids, credit card, and pay-pal.
    For Public Aid: ages 4 and up. You maybe eligible for up to 200 diapers a month for free plus other supplies.

    Shield Healthcare

    Free disposable medical products, including diapers and pull-ups (after 24 months), for those who qualify.

  • The Autism Program of Illinois

    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Where: Family Clinics
    1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Room103lf
    Chicago, IL 60612
    Contact: Cara Vaccarello, PhD
    (312) 996-3144
    Email: cvacc@uic.edu
    Cross-age mentoring program for high school students and college/graduate students with autism spectrum disorders
    This is a support group and research program. Participants will have opportunities to meet students with similar interests, discuss high school and college life in a supportive environment, and hear about topics of interest (friendships, assertiveness skills, balancing school, work, relationships, and other activities, post-high school plans, etc.). The focus of the group is to provide high school students (mentees) with guidance and support from college/graduate students (mentors) in a fun environment. Meetings will include fun activities, discussions, and snacks. As part of this research, subjects will complete two pre- and post-questionnaires in addition to a brief interview with the primary investigator. The purpose is to evaluate outcomes related to the research (e.g., postsecondary plans, self-esteem, and connectedness to school) and to obtain feedback regarding participation in this program. If you would like to participate in the cross-age mentor program, but do not want your information to be collected as part of research, you have the right to do so.
    When: Monthly

    A Better Way Forward

    Rob Davies, BA
    5N252 Elm Road, Wayne, IL 60184
    Phone: (630) 408-3945
    Email: daviesrob19@gmail.com
    Davies provides subject-specific tutoring and coaching in study and organization habits for children with ADHD or Asperger’s syndrome in the realm between school services and clinical treatment.

    Guideway Personal Support

    Judah McNiel, MA, executive director
    5707 S. Cass Ave., Suite 650 Westmont, IL 60559
    (847) 345-3352
    Email: judah@guidewaysupport.com
    Provides guidance for young men with autism spectrum disorders while teaching independent life skills, social skills and the all-around competence they need to gain more independence and experience for a more fulfilling life. Services include: therapeutic mentoring (two to three hours) of one-on-one time doing activities and talking while working on a specific goal. Socialization groups: three to five young men working out their social struggles through fun activities and conversation together and with the facilitators; serves tweens to late 20s
    Cost: insurance not accepted; $40 (hourly rate), sliding scale available

    No Boundaries

    No Boundaries is a program of Search, Inc.
    Nicole Heimdal
    824 Dempster St., Evanston, IL 60202
    Phone: (847) 869-0000, ext. 202
    Email: nicole@jjslist.com or noboundaries@search-inc.org
    Experiential on-land and on-line training for transitioning teens through adults with disabilities to build essential skills for the workplace and for living more independently in today’s world.

  • The Eye Specialists Center

    Benjamin Hendrik Ticho, MD
    Alex Khammar, MD
    10436 Southwest Highway, #101, Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
    Phone: (708) 423-4070
    Full-service ophthalmic care facility caring for special needs children and adolescents.

    Neil N. Margolis, FCOVD

    1120 N. Arlington Heights Road Suite 200, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
    Phone: (847) 255-1040
    Email: drmargolis@ledererandmargolis.com
    Eye care services, including eye exams and vision therapy for children and adolescents with special needs.

    Rush University Medical Center - Pediatric Ophthalmology

    1725 W. Harrison St Suite 906, Chicago, IL 60612
    Phone: (312) 942-5315
    Provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment for pediatric eye problems. Services include: normal vision care, glasses, glaucoma, cataracts, strabismus, inflammatory conditions, retinopathy, retinoblastoma, and eye cancers.

    Rush University Medical Center - Pediatric and Adult Ophthalmology

    1725 W. Harrison St Suite 906, Chicago, IL 60612
    Phone: (312) 942-5315
    Provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment for pediatric eye problems. Services include: normal vision care, glasses, glaucoma, cataracts, strabismus, inflammatory conditions, retinopathy, retinoblastoma, and eye cancers.

    • Adaptive Sports Camp

      Sponsored by the Parkways Foundation and Variety - The Children's Charian Park
      11546 S. Ave. L
      Chicago, IL 60617
      (312) 742-PLAY
      Cook County
      Camp for individuals with cognitive, physical, and/or sensory disabilities. Activities include: adaptive cycling, kayaking, fishing, and a variety of sports activities. Camp hours: Monday-Friday from noon to 6 p.m..
      Ages: 8 years and up.
      Cost: free.

      Arlington Pediatric Therapy Management Services, Ltd.

      Teen Dreams Bowling Club
      Mary Beth Mayer
      3105 N. Wilke Road, Suite H
      Arlington Heights, IL 60004-1450
      (847) 255-8690, ext. 127
      Cook County
      Bowling Club is for teens with special needs and offers a chance to meet new people, learn to bowl and have some fun. It's also a great way to escape the summer heat for a bit. They offer a variety of summer camps, call office for more information.
      Ages: 13 years and up.
      Cost: call for details.
      No wait list.

      Arlington Pediatric Therapy
      Summer Social Skills Group

      Mary Beth Mayer, MS, special educator
      3105 N. Wilke Road
      Arlington Heights, IL 60004
      This class is for high school age students/young adults who are struggling in the area of social skill development. It will provide an opportunity to learn about, talk about and practice various social skills. Discussion and role playing will be the emphasis of this class.
      Cost: $126. (7 weeks)

      Autism Home Support Services, Inc.

      Summer drama camp for children with autism - Drama camp west
      Where: Kidz Kabaret
      1665 Quincy Ave.
      Naperville, IL 60540
      Cost: $1,400-$1,600 (per camper).
      Drama camp east
      Where: St. Joan of Arc School
      9248 N. Lawndale Ave.
      Evanston, IL 60203
      Cost: $1,400-$1,600 (per camper).
      The curriculum: acquisition and practice of social skills; initiation; sustained interaction; reading body language and facial clues
      Ages: 10-16 years, diagnosed with ASD or a related disorder; full communication abilities and a desire to interact socially with others; and may lack the skills, opportunities or confidence to be successful AHSS will assist families with possible insurance reimbursement.
      For more information call (847) 564-0822 or email maryannn@autismhomesupport.com

      BDI Playhouse Children's Therapy
      Two Locations: 
      Aurora: 600 N. Commons Drive, Suite 102 Aurora, IL  60504 
      Orland Park:  11411 W. 183rd Street. Suite B Orland Park 60467
      708.478.1820 
      We provide Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy along with Aquatic Therapy, Gait Clinic, Feeding Clinic, Casting and Bike Riding Lessons for kids and young adults (birth - 25).
       
      Building Great Beginnings Family Retreat Camp

      Contact: Maria Bellantuono
      (847) 533-6224
      email: bgb@buildinggreatbeginnings.info
      Parents, siblings, and children with special needs and have the opportunity to get “survival tips”, relationship tips, participate in activities such as ziplining and rock wall climbing, and receive support from other families at Camp Henry Horner.

      Camp Firefly
      6639 N Kedzie St., Chicago, IL 60645
      (847) 412-4363
      campfirefly@jcfs.org
      Overnight camp for boys and girls (ages 9-16) with autism spectrum disorder, social anxiety, OCD, and other diagnoses affecting social functioning. Presented with the JCC's of Chicagoland and located at Camp Chi (just outside of Wisconsin Dells), Camp Firefly offers a fun and therapeutic environment focused on enhancing children's social, language, sensory, and adaptive development. 
      Camp Hope

      Mailing Address: Camp Hope
      P.O. Box 687
      Lake Forest, IL 60045
      (312) 401-HOPE
      Lake County
      email: camphopeillinois@gmail.com
      Five-day recreational and residential summer camp for children, teenagers, and young adults who are challenged by developmental disabilities. Activities include: swimming, dancing, singing, arts and crafts, adaptive sports, cook-outs, magic show, carnival, and much more. Camp Hope will be using the Save and Bergen buildings at:
      Camp Algonquin
      1889 Cary Road
      Algonquin, IL 60102
      McHenry County
      Ages: 11 years and up.
      Cost: $300, includes 1:1 care. Scholarships are available.
      Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Accepting twenty campers per session (ten males, ten females).

      Camp Little Giant

      Contact: Vicki R. Lang, CTRS, Camp Director
      Therapeutic Recreation
      Touch of Nature Environmental Center
      SIU Carbondale Mailcode 6888
      (618) 453-1121x 231
      Camp location: Little Grassy Lake which is part of Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge and amongst the Shawnee National Forest. Camp Little Giant is American Camping Association (ACA) accredited and was the first camp in the nation to achieve this status. One of the founders of Special Olympics helped to establish this camp. Since we are located on a lake we offer a beach front with swimming in a shallow area as well as a floating dock for those that pass the swim test, paddle boats and a pontoon boat cruise. We also offer sports & games, expressive and traditional arts & crafts, music & drama, nature hikes and related activities, horseback riding, hayrides, talent shows, dances, special events, team building activities, fishing, campfires and of course memories and experiences that will last a lifetime.
      Ages: 8-88 years.
      Cost: $550-$2,100 (depending on the duration and if one on one assistance is required). Partial scholarships available.

      Camp New Hope

      Kim Carmack
      P.O.. Box 764
      Mattoon, IL 61938
      (217) 895-2341
      Coles County
      Camp New Hope was built by parents of children who have developmental disabilities. They offer two programs: summer camp and respite year round. The respite program is an opportunity for parents to take a break from caring for their child who has a disability, while knowing their child is in a safe and caring environment.
      Ages: 9-18 years.
      Insurance not accepted.
      Cost for one-week camp (within area): $100. Cost for one-week camp (out-of-area): $500. Grant/sponsor funds are available. Cost for respite year round (per weekend): $100. State aid is available.
      No wait list.

      Camp Red Kite

      Where: Cleveland Elementary School
      3121 W. Byron Street
      Camp Red Kite is a summer arts camp tailored specifically to the unique interests and needs of children on the autism spectrum. The program is led by a team of artists, administrators, and special education teachers dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment for children affected by autism. Our aim is to foster a shared arts experience that encourages self expression, social engagement, creative exploration, and above all, FUN! Each day, Camp Red Kite campers will move between classes in Drama, Art, Music and Movement. Red Kite staff ensures a comfortable environment for all campers, and a highly-structured schedule that is displayed pictorially in each room. Each camper receives plenty of personal attention and is encouraged to participate in activities in his or her own unique way. Camp culminates in a final showcase and potluck lunch to share the Camp Red Kite experience with family and friends. To apply, please click on the link above and complete the form. Once we receive your application, we will be in touch to discuss further registration procedures.
      Tuition: $825, including registration and materials fees. Financial aid available.

      Camp SOAR (Special Outdoor Adaptive Recreation)

      Children’s Research Triangle
      70 E. Lake St., Suite 1300
      Chicago, IL 60601
      (312) 726-4011 or email: campsoar@cr-triangle.org
      Camp location: Wesley Woods Camp, Williams Bay, WI
      The camp is open to children and teens with physical and/or cognitive special needs, such as autism, down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, cerebral palsy, and many other handicapping disorders. 

      Charlie's Gift

      Center for Autism and Related Disorders
      1048 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60521
      Phone: (630) 323-7500 x239
      Email: charliesgift@att.net
      Provides individual and group occupational, speech, and mental health/behavioral therapy for children/families through a family centered, team-based approach, as well as family education/support and other activities.

      Covenant Harbor Family Summer Camp

      1724 Main St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147
      Phone: (262) 248-3600
      Activities include swimming, rock climbing, arts and crafts, board games, and open gym.

      Easter Seals Wisconsin - Elks Respite Camp

      101 Nob Hill Road, Suite 301
      Madison, WI 53713
      (608) 277-8288 or (800) 422-2324
      Ages: 7-18 years.
      Register here.

      Also at Easter Seals Wisconsin: Camp Wawbeek
      101 Nob Hill Road, Suite 301
      Madison, WI 53713
      (608) 277-8288 or (800) 422-2324
      Dane County
      Campers will experience a schedule that is structured, while offering choice and empowerment. A choice of age-appropriate, fun and challenging activities encourage a healthy lifestyle, independent living skills, socialization and transition to adulthood.
      Ages: 15-25 years.
      Cost: $840.
      Register here.

      Exercise Connection
      Amber Pantaleo
      (773) 575-5100
      Our services target neurodiverse people ages Kindergarten-Adulthood in the Chicagoland Area. We are using exercise to successfully empower the autism and special needs community to build an active lifestyle and develop an up-and-coming workforce, resulting in many untold opportunities. Reach out for class and location information. 
      Fox Valley Special Recreation Association

      2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60506
      Phone: (630) 907-1114
      Year-round recreation activities are offered to provide people with disabilities with the support and tools they need to live active and healthy lifestyles.

      Gage Park District *(CPD)

      Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
      2411 W. 55th St.
      Chicago, IL 60629
      (312) 747-7635
      Cook County
      Ages: 9 years and up.
      Year long program, activities include: field trips, arts and crafts, games, sports and swimming.
      Cost: call for details. Cash or check only.

      Gage Park Summer Day Camp *(CPD)
      Activities include: field trips, arts and crafts, games, sports and swimming.
      Ages: 9 years and up.
      Camp hours: Monday-Friday from noon to 6 p.m.
      Cost: $180. Cash or check only.
      Gage Park Separate Classes - Join at any time!
      Swimming: Mondays, from 2 to 8 p.m.
      Cost: $5. Cash or check only.
      Arts and Crafts: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5 to 6 p.m.
      Cost: $5. Cash or check only.
      Fitness Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7 to 8 p.m.
      Cost: $5. Cash or check only.
      Music Classes: Wednesdays, from 7 to 8 p.m.
      Cost: $5. Cash or check only.
      Leisure Education (includes dinner and homework): Wednesdays, from 2 to 5 p.m.
      Cost: $5. Cash or check only.
      Cooking classes: Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m.
      Cost: $10.

      Gateway Special Recreation Association

      15W431 59th St., Burr Ridge, IL 60527
      Phone: (630) 325-3857
      A variety of recreation and sports programs are offered in order to promote the health, well-being, and quality of life for people with disabilities.

      Glick Family Camp

      Contact: Tamara Besser, LCSW
      26710 W. Nippersink, Ingleside, IL 60041
      Phone: (773) 765-3159
      Camp Red Leaf provides children diagnosed with developmental disabilities and their families an opportunity to relax, mingle with other families, and enjoy the outdoors on 181 acres of Illinois countryside.

      Harrison Park District (Chicago Park District)

      Contact: Sylvia Herrera
      1824 S. Wood, Chicago, IL 60608
      (312) 746-5491
      email: sylvia.herrera@chicagoparkdistrict.com
      Weekly program options include special olympic swimming, young athletes, daily living skills, special olympic bowling, special olympic sports, arts & crafts, dinner & a movie, fun & games, super saturdays, adult leadership club, and learning to swim.

      Have Dreams

      Dana Fenceroy
      515 Busse Highway, Suite 150, Park Ridge, IL 60068
      Phone: (847) 905-0702
      After-school programs, day programs, and workplace training services are offered to those ages 16 months and older affected with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as diagnostic and family support services.

      High Ridge YMCA Summer Camp

      Contact: Amanda Goss or Dannica Williams
      2424 W. Touhy Ave, Chicago, IL 60645
      Phone: (773) 262-8300
      Activities include swimming, group games, arts and crafts, kick-ball, board games, field trips, and free play.

      Illinois Action for Children
      Chicago's South Suburbs
      Felicia McBride, FNP Project Development Manager
      felicia.mcbride@actforchildren.org
      773-356-8110
      The Illinois Action for Children progam links families to financial support for child care, Early Head Start, Head Start, and Pre-School For All services. The ReCharge Program is a free summer fitness and wellness program for families in the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) developments offered to children between ages 6 and 14.
      Independence Park Summer Day Camp *(CPD)

      Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
      Contact: Maureen Perez
      3945 N. Springfield
      Chicago, IL 60618
      (773) 478-0944
      Cook County
      Activities include: swimming (daily), sports (soccer skills, drills and games), arts and crafts, field trips (two to three per week) and low organized games. Lunch is provided.
      Ages: 8 years and up.
      Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      Cost: $240. Cash or check only.

      Jesse Owens Park (Chicago Park District)

      Contact: Jetaune Guyton
      2031 East 88th St., Chicago, IL 60617
      Phone: (312) 747-6709
      Special recreation cooperative.

      Jill’s House Windy City
      Open to all Chicaogland families
      224.801.4070 
      Jill’s House is a non-profit organization that offers respite to families of children with intellectual disabilities through a weekend adventure program. At Weekend Adventures children (ages 6-17) get to experience an all inclusive camp weekend uniquely tailored to their needs. At the same time, their parents get a weekend to have some much needed rest and relaxation. During the camp weekend our campers are surrounded by onsite medical staff, client care specialists, and one-on-one buddies. Camps happen throughout the year in Lake Geneva, WI and transportation is provided from Libertyville, IL. 
      Keshet
      3210 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
      (847) 205-0274
      Jen Phillips, Chief Program Officer
      Marni Sommerfield, Asst. Director of Recreation & Camp
      With 18 day and overnight camp locations, Keshet has a camp program that fits nearly any interest, special need and background. We are proud to partner with JCC Chicago day and overnight camps, JCYS, Junior Gan Israel, Camp Nageela Midwest and Ramah Day Camp. Assistance is available for some families demonstrating financial need. For overnight camp, assistance is available for up to four weeks. 
      KGH Autism Services

      1161 Lake Cook Rd.
      Deerfield, IL 60015
      847-498-5437
      email: info@kghautismservices.com
      Classroom Prep is a program designed to help prepare a child for a classroom environment (such as a preschool, early childhood or kindergarten classroom), and will focus primarily on increased social awareness and use of social environment.

      Little City - Children's Programs

      1760 W. Algonquin Rd. Palatine, IL 60067
      Main Campus: 847-358-5510
      700 N Sacramento, Ste 201 Chicago, IL 60612
      Chicago office: 773-265-1539
      Our ChildBridge Centers provide individuals up to age 21 with supports, programs and services that help increase their potential for lifelong productivity and success. Services include residential and therapeutic day school, home-based supports and therapy, and foster care/adoption services.

      Lincolnway Special Recreation Association

      P.O. Box 547, Frankfort, IL 60423
      Phone: (815) 464-2811
      Special recreation cooperative.

      Loyola Park District Summer Day Camp (Chicago Park District)

      Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
      Contact: Jose Herrera
      1230 W. Greenleaf Ave., Chicago, IL 60626
      Phone: (773) 262-8605
      Activities include: arts and crafts, sports, swimming, bowling, field trips, nutrition, music, board games and more.

      Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation

      Mailing address: 6820 W. Depmster St., Morton Grove, IL 60053
      Phone: (847) 966-5522
      Special recreation cooperative

      Mann Park District Summer Day Camp

      Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
      Contact: Bill Blake
      13000 S. Carondolet
      Chicago, IL 60633
      (773) 646-0301
      Cook County
      email: mannsuperstars@yahoo.com
      Activities include: golfing, bowling ($6 extra per week), fishing at Wolf Lake, picnics, sports day, Special Olympics, field trips (e.g., Lincoln Park Zoo, camp activities, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, The Survive Alive House, Museum of Science and Industry, Nature Day, beach). Must bring your own lunch daily.
      Ages: 8 years and up.
      Camp hours: Monday-Friday from noon to 6 p.m.
      Cost: $120 (six weeks). Cash or check only.
      No wait list.

      Marquette Park District Summer Day Camp

      Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
      Contact: Colleen Fitzgibbon
      6700 S. Kedzie Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60629
      (312) 747-6485
      Cook County
      email: colleen.fitzgibbon@chicagoparkdistrict.com
      Activities include: arts and crafts, sports, swimming, bowling, field trips, nutrition, music, board games and more.
      Ages: 25-40 years.
      Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Night camp: Tues., Wed., Thurs., 4-8 p.m.
      Cost: $235. Cash or check only.
      No wait list.

      Marquette Park District Night Camp
      Activities include: drama, sports, field trips, nutrition, board games and more.
      Cost: $100.
      No wait list.

      McGuane Park District Summer Day Camp

      Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
      Contact: Chelsi Hill
      2901 S. Poplar Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60608
      (312) 747-6497
      Cook County
      Activities include: field trips (2 times per week), swimming (daily), crafts, nature walks and Special Olympics training. 1:1 aides available (assessment will be needed at time of registration).
      Ages: 8 years and up.
      Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      Cost: $180. Cash or check only. Extra $60 for extended program.
      No wait list.

      Mt. Greenwood Park District Summer Camp

      Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
      Contact: Lisa Mulcrone
      3724 W. 111th St.
      Chicago, IL 60655
      (312) 947-6565
      Cook County
      Activities include: swimming (daily), bowling, gardening, T-ball, field trips (one to two per week), crafts, low-organized games, book reading.
      Ages: 7-15 years.
      Camp hours: Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
      Cost: $255 (resident); $510 (non-resident). Cash or check only.
      No wait list.

      Mt. Greenwood Sports Club
      Activities include swimming, biking, running and softball. Adolescents will compete in triathalon.
      Ages: 16 years and up.
      Cost: $20 (resident); $40 (non-resident). Cash or check only.
      No wait list.

      Mt. Greenwood Social Club
      Ages: 16 years and up.
      Cost: $50 (resident); $100 (non-resident).
      No wait list.

      Mt. Greenwood Bowling League Club
      Ages: 16 years and up.
      Cost: $50 (resident); $100 (non-resident). Cash or check only.
      No wait list.

      Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association

      1770 W. Centennial Place, Addison, IL 60101
      Phone: (630) 620-4500
      Special recreation cooperative.

      Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association

      820 E. Terra Cotta, Suite 125, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
      Phone: (815) 459-0737
      Special recreation cooperative.

      Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association

      3105 MacArthur, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 509-9400
      Special recreation cooperative.

      Northwest Special Recreation Association

      Theresa Waite
      3000 W. Central Road, Suite 205, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
      Phone: (847) 392-2848
      Special recreation cooperative.

      Norwood Park

      Riley Bowlin, special recreation coordinator
      5801 N. Natoma Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60631
      Cook County
      (773) 631-4893
      email: riley.bowlin@chicagoparkdistrict.com
      The Norwood Park Special Recreation Program aims to provide recreational opportunities for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities.
      (815) 459-0737
      Ages: 7-14 years.
      Cost: $33 (10-week session)

      Oak Lawn Park District/Special Recreation Cooperative

      4625 W. 110th St, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
      Phone: (708) 857-7614
      Special recreation cooperative.

      Piotrowski Park District Spring Camp

      Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
      Contact: David Donohue
      4247 West 31st St, Chicago, IL 60623
      Phone: (312) 745-4804
      Activities include: swimming, sports, exercise, etc.

      Red Kite Round Up

      David Amaral
      Where: 1464 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd Floor
      Chicago, IL 60622
      (773) 227-0180, ext. 15
      Cook County
      Red Kite Project, a branch of Chicago Children's Theatre, creates theatrical adventures and dynamic learning experiences for children with autism. They offer Camp Red Kite, half-day summer day camp and Red Kite Adventures, a multi-sensory theatrical experience that incorporates the desires, needs, and whims of each child who attends into each performance.
      When: early to mid-winter.
      For more information or to register, visit their website or call.

      River Valley Special Recreation Association

      1335 E. Broadway, Bradley, IL 60915
      Phone: (815) 933-7336
      email: rvsra@sbcglobal.net
      Special recreation cooperative.

      Rockford Park District

      Therapeautic Recreation
      401 S. Main St., Rockford, IL, 61101
      Phone: (815) 987-1607
      Programs based on sports and fitness, arts and leisure, and social acitivities are offered to promote the development, maintanence, and experssion of a meaningful leisure lifestyle to people with disabilities.

      SEASPAR Day Camp

      4500 Belmont Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515
      Phone: (630) 960-7600
      Email: info@seaspar.org
      Offers multiple day camps each summer to provide a structured environment in which to enjoy productive leisure activities.

      Shabbona Park Summer Day Camp

      Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
      Contact: Laura LeVitus
      6935 W. Addison St, Chicago, IL 60634
      Phone: (773) 685-6205
      Activities include but are not limited to swimming, field trips, arts and crafts, baseball, and tennis. 

      South Suburban Special Recreation Association

      19910 80th Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60487
      Phone: (815) 806-0384
      SSRA is a therapeutic recreation program organized to provide individuals with disabilities or special needs the opportunity to be involved in year-round recreation.

      South West Special Recreation Association

      12521 S. Kostner Ave, Alsip, IL 60803
      Phone: (708) 389-9423
      Special recreation cooperative

      Special Camps
      Corporate Mailing Address
      26 W 684 Lindsey Ave., Winfield Illinois, 60190
      Special Camps provides opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to experience new activities, form friendships, increase independence and self-esteem in 2-week long, loving, all volunteer run summer camps. With proper supervision by trained staff and 24-hour nursing, Special Camps is a safe overnight camp for intellectually disabled kids and adults who could otherwise not attend similar camp programs due to physical, medical or intellectual limitations.
      Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County (SRACLC)

      290 Oakwood Road, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
      Phone: (847) 816-4866
      Special recreation cooperative that serves seven communities: Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Grayslake, and Hawthorn Woods. Provides programming for individuals, families, and SibShops for siblings of individuals with disabilities.  

      Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County (SRSNLC)

      Katie Kozuch
      2200 E. Grass Lake Road, Lindenhurst, IL 60046
      Phone: (847) 356-6011
      Special recreation cooperative

      Special Recreation of Joliet and Channahon

      3000 W. Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60435
      Phone: (815) 741-7275, ext. 169
      Special recreation cooperative

      Special Recreation Services (SRS)

      1624 E. 154th St., Dolton, IL 60419
      Phone: (708) 841-1071 ext. 233
      Special recreation cooperative

      Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)
      285 Memorial Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
      P: 815-459-0737
      NISRA provides year round recreation activities for people with disabilities in 13 communities in northern Illinois. Since 1976, children and adults of all ability levels have enjoyed socializing, building skills and having fun in hundreds of weekly programs, special events, camps and trips each year.
      Northern Will County Special Recreation Association

      10 Montrose Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446
      Phone: (815) 407-1819
      Email: info@nwcsra.org
      Special recreation cooperative

      Options & Advocacy

      365 Millennium Dr., Suite A
      Crystal Lake, IL 60012
      (815) 477-4720, ext. 233
      This program connects families to diagnostic locations, provided resources and referrals, helps to create a service plan for the families short and long term goals, provides consultation and advocacy, offers parent support group opportunities and support individuals with an ASD through Game Nights and other social opportunities.

      The Penguin Project

      info@penguinproject.org
      888-543-8002
      The Penguin Project is a national non-profit organization creating opportunities for you artists with special needs to participate in community theatre. Chapters located across the country, including in Illinois (Streator, Rock Island, Dixon, DeKalb, Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Bloomington), Wisconsin (Kenosha, Madison), and Michigan (Battle Creek, Muskegon). 

      Tuesday's Child Behavioral Summer Camp

      c/o DePaul College Prep
      Where: 3633 N. California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-4602
      Phone: (773) 423-5055
      This is a great opportunity for your child to receive behavioral support in a fun, peer-based environment.

      Warren Special Recreation Association

      100 S. Greenleaf, Gurnee, IL 60031
      Phone: (847) 244-6619
      Special recreation cooperative

      Vittum Park-Special Recreation Programming (Chicago Park District)

      Contact: Michael Floyd
      5010 W. 50th St, Chicago, IL 60638
      Phone: (773) 284-6022
      An introduction to physical activity class will allow young participants to not only learn the basics of sports but increase fine and gross motor skills, socialization, coordination, and sensory integration.

      Welles Park Summer Day Camp

      Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
      Contact: Chelsi Lemaster
      2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60625
      (312) 742-9536
      Cook County
      Activities include: field trips (3 times per week), bowling, museums, beach trip, Navy Pier, arts and crafts, swimming (daily), puzzles, library trips (reading program), and sport activities. Lunches included.
      Ages: 8 years and up.
      Camp hours: Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
      Cost: depends on program.

      Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)

      116 N. Schmale Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188
      Phone: (630) 681-0962
      Special recreation cooperative

      West Pullman Park Summer Day Camp

      Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
      Contact: Ron Wright
      401 W. 123rd St., Chicago, IL 60628
      Phone: (312) 747-7090
      Activities include field trips, "learn to swim" program, carnival, arts and crafts, sports and much more.

      West Suburban Special Recreation Association

      2915 Maple St., Franklin Park, IL 60131
      Phone: (847) 455-2100
      Special recreation cooperative.

    • Blazing Prairie Stars, Inc.

      47W635 Beith Road, Maple Park, IL 60151
      Email: blazingps@msn.com
      Phone: (630) 365-5550
      Provides hippotherapy as a strategy for occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy to meet client-centered goals.

      BraveHearts

      Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center
      Sarah Newland, program director
      7319 Maxon Road, Harvard, IL 60033
      Phone: (815) 943-8226 or (815) 765-2113
      BraveHearts is a PATH International-premier accredited center (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) whose programs teach horseback riding skills to children and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities as well as therapeutic carriage driving lessons and a wide variety of recreational therapy activities.

      Bull Run Equestrian Center

      Contact: Loren Gineris, PT
      email: dljjjgineris@sbcglobal.net
      P.O. Box 870, 3N065 Anderson Road, Elburn, IL 60119
      Phone: (630) 715-0354
      Strides In Motion is a program in which physical therapists work with side-walkers, horse leaders, and arena assistants to combine clinic-based treatments with hippotherapy in order to achieve a client's functional goals in a natural setting.

      Central Illinois Riding Therapy

      Judith Kruse
      305 Neumann Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611
      Phone: (309) 699-3710
      email: cirt@cirt.info
      Therapeutic horseback riding for individuals with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

      Equestrian Connection

      Diana Schnell, executive director
      600 N. Bradley Road, Lake Forest, IL, 60045
      Phone: (847) 615-8696
      email: info@equestrianconnection.org
      Hippotherapy, art therapy, and therapeautic riding are offered with features such as a 16,000 square foot heated arena, riding trails, an outdoor arena, therapy rooms, job and living skill programs, after school clubs, summer and spring camps, and massage therapy for both clients and caregivers.

      EquiTherapy

      9501 N. Austin Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053
      Phone: (847) 965-1632
      Provides therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

      Equine Dreams

      Sharon Mason
      Mailing address: P.O. Box 372, Sandwich, IL 60548
      Phone: (815) 690-8144
      Email: ride@equinedreams.org
      Provides hippotherapy therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with special needs.

      Freedom Woods

      9501 Austin Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053
      Phone: (847) 967-9800
      email: freedomwoodsfarm@ymail.com
      Provides therapeutic riding and hippotherapy; program placement will be determined via an evaluation performed by a licensed therapist.

      Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities

      28W051 Liberty St., Winfield, IL 60190
      Phone: (630) 588-8543
      email: info@ftea.org
      Provides individualized therapuetic activities for people with disabilities.

      Heather Ridge Farm

      Cheryl Case
      31309 E. 2500 N. Road, Cabrey, IL 60919
      Phone: (630) 853-9813
      email: heatherridgestables@yahoo.com
      Provides individualized therapuetic riding for people with disabilities. Get more information about services and fees.

      Holistic Riding Equestrian Therapy
      Chicago and surrounding suburbs
      Marlene Karman
      630-878-8096
      holisticriding19@gmail.com 
      HRET is passionately committed to empowering the lives of individuals with varied physical, emotional, cognitive, and social abilities through the spirit of the horse. Our programs include therapeutic riding (unmounted and mounted activities), veteran programs, farm and nature experience, and trail classes. We have no age restrictions and we strive to accommodate all individuals. 
       
      Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding NFP

      Nicholas Coyne or Paula Lundell
      1181 Riverwoods Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045
      Phone: (847) 234-2411
      email: nick@horsefeatherscenter.org or paula.m.lundell@horsefeatherscenter.org
      Equine-assisted treatment programs for people of all ages and all abilities conducted one-on-one to enhance skills that are generalizable for daily life and for boosting self-esteem.

      Manhattan Meadows

      Lisa Rizzo, Owner
      Route 52 and Huff Road, Manhattan, IL 60442
      Phone: (815) 919-4149
      Provides private therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.

      Midwest Center for Children's Development NFP

      Beth Saip, DPT Clinical Director
      4701 N. Oak St, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
      Phone: (815) 788-1020
      Email: info@mccdtherapy.com
      Provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy services with an equine assisted model.

      New Kingdom Trailriders

      18929 81st. St., Sherrard, IL, 61281
      Phone: (309) 764-4220
      Email: info@nktriders.org
      Provides therapeutic horse riding and motion therapy.

      Paradise Equestrian Therapy Center

      18146 East Country Road 750 N., Charleston, IL, 61920
      (217) 232-0022
      email: petcenter2007@yahoo.com
      Specialized therapeautic horse riding sessions created for each individual by a therapeutic riding instructor or a health professional.

      Partners for Progress NFP

      Amanda Braden
      email: amanda@partnersforprogressnfp.org
      23525 W. Milton Road, Wauconda, IL, 60084
      Phone: (847) 438-5400
      Provides therapeutic riding and hippotherapy.

      Pegasus Special Riders, Inc.

      6668 S. Carthage Road, P.O. Box 293, Oregon, IL 61061
      Phone: (815) 973-3177
      email: admin@pegasusspecialriders.org
      Provides equine assisted therapy to physically, mentally and/or emotionally challenged individuals with the help of physical therapists, trained instructors, medical experts, and volunteers.

      Rainbow Riders

      822 200th Ave., Monmouth, IL, 61462
      Phone: (309) 734-4849
      email: karenangotti@gmail.com
      Therapeutic horseback riding program for children with special needs that provides safe, professional, and affordable therapeutic horseback riding opportunities that contribute to the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well-being of each child.

      Ray Graham Association

      Hanson Center Horsemanship Program
      Email: horsemanship@raygraham.org
      Phone: (630) 620-2222
      Therapeautic riding lessons for individuals with a wide range of disabilities including physical, intellectual, developmental, sensory, and social.

      Rocky Lane Farms

      Joanie Keyes
      2044 Walnut Grove
      Decatur, IL 62526
      (217) 428-9255
      Macon County
      Program just begun. Competitive riding for Special Olympics (three competitions). Learn more.
      Ages: 8 and up.
      Private insurance accepted.
      Cost: $10 (One-hour sessions every other week).

      Sojourn Therapeutic Riding Center

      Barbara Mulry
      24861 S. 88th Ave., Frankfort, IL, 60423
      Phone: (708) 539-3078
      Email: bmulry@gmail.com
      Provides equine assisted therapy to physically, mentally and/or emotionally challenged individuals.

      School for Therapeutic and Recreational Riding (STARR)

      3180 S. Mount Zion Road, Decatur, IL 62521
      Phone: (217) 864-2463
      Therapeutic horseback riding for children with special needs.

      Walk On

      Mary Illing
      26665 W Cuba, Barrington, IL 60010
      Phone: (847) 381-4231
      Email: walkonfarm@walkonfarm.org or milling@walkonfarm.org
      Equine assisted activities for people with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities.

      White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center

      Whiteside County Fairgrounds
      201 W. Winfield St. Morrison, IL 61270
      Phone: (815) 772-2669
      email: rideatwhoa@yahoo.com
      Provides recreational, educational, therapeutic, and social opportunities for persons with disabilities by virtue of interactions with horses.

    • Advocate Illinois Masonic Pediatric Developmental Center

      3040 N. Wilton Ave, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60657
      Phone: (773) 296-7340
      Ongoing exercise and recreational activities group.

      American Youth Soccer Organization

      P.O. Box 557514 Chicago, IL, 60655
      Phone: (773) 432-4210
      Region 423: a quality soccer experience for children whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to participate successfully on mainstream teams.

      The Autism Project

      Hubbard Street Dance Center
      1147 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607
      Phone: (312) 850-9744
      email: info@hubbardstreetdance.com
      This well-structured curriculum was developed collaboratively with the Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays at the University of Illinois at Chicago (RCADD) to allow students to explore dance technique and the choreographic process using developmentally appropriate methods, supported by a 1:1 teacher/student ratio as needed.

      Brickology - Legos

      Beth Weis
      Phone: (847) 494-5346
      email: beth@bethweis.com
      Team-building projects with Legos for children with autism spectrum disorder to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and motor enrichment.

      Brooklyn Boulders - Adaptive Climbing Group

      Adaptive Climbing Group
      100 South Morgan Street, Chicago, IL 60607
      Phone: (312) 268-0002
      Email: chicago@adaptiveclimbinggroup.org
      Adaptive recreational activities good for individuals with physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities.

      Buddy Baseball of Buffalo Grove

      Leslie Klassman
      401 E. Aptakisic Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
      Phone: (847) 630-4358
      Two leagues each year for children with disabilites.

      Chicago Dance Therapy

      Erica Hornthal
      1516 Greenwood Ave, Deerfield, IL 60015
      Phone number: (847) 848-0697
      Email: info@northshoredancetherapy.com
      Dance therapy and counseling services provided by board-certified dance therapists and licensed clinical counselors.

      Chicago White Sox Kids Club

      333 W. 35th St, Chicago, IL 60616
      Phone: (312) 674-5504
      Email: kidsclub@chisox.com
      All-Star members receive: official membership card, welcome postcard, White Sox gym bag, stopwatch, jump rope, baseball cap, stickers, temporary tattoos, baseball cards (set of six) featuring current players, and four ticket coupons redeemable for upper reserved seats.

      Elk Grove Gymnastics School

      775 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007
      Phone: (847) 437-3447
      Services include: field trips, cheer tumbling, birthday parties, competitive gymnastics teams that will be played at Special Olympics functions, circus classes, and beginning/intermediate/advanced gymnastics classes.

      Exercise Connection
      Amber Pantaleo
      (773) 575-5100
      Our services target neurodiverse people ages Kindergarten-Adulthood in the Chicagoland Area. We are using exercise to successfully empower the autism and special needs community to build an active lifestyle and develop an up-and-coming workforce, resulting in many untold opportunities. Reach out for class and location information. 
      Family Yoga at Campanelli YMCA

      300 W. Wise Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
      Phone: (847) 891-9622
      A class designed to help participants build rapport and a basic understanding of yoga for the whole family; all participants do not have to be affected by autism.

      Five Keys Yoga, LLC

      Erin Haddock
      2225 W. Wabansia Ave., Suite 204, Chicago, IL 60647
      Phone: (847) 899-0441
      Email: erin@5keysyoga.com
      Singing, breathing exercises, yoga poses, and deep relaxation for children with autism to promote regulation of their behaviors and emotions.

      Focus Martial Arts and Fitness

      Special Focus Karate
      9342 Virginia Road, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
      Phone: (847) 458-0938
      A positive environment in which children are encouraged to use the individual gifts they have plus the karate skills they learn to make a difference in their lives.

      Fox Valley Special Recreation Association

      2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60506
      Phone: (630) 907-1114
      Year-round recreation activities are offered to provide people with disabilities with the support and tools they need to live a healthy lifestyle.

      Funtastic Gymnastic Therapy

      5 Revere Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (224) 554-9634
      Email: funtastictherapies@yahoo.com
      Utilizes fun aquatic and gymnastic environments to encourage and increase body and spatial awareness, tactile discovery, strength and confidence in each and every unique child.

      Gymquest

      Special Needs Playtime
      14511 S. Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL 60544
      Phone: (815) 609-6360
      GymQuest invites every child, no matter what skill level, to benefit from learning the fundamentals of gymnastics and tumbling which can carry over to any number of other sports.

      Have Dreams

      515 Busse Highway, Suite 150, Park Ridge, IL 60068
      Phone: (847) 685-0250
      Email: info@havedreams.org
      Three levels of swim instruction, Special Olympics Aquatics, and Special Olympics Track & Field.

      Invincible Silent Warriors

      Katie Grubba
      1341 Manor Court, Elgin, IL 60123
      Phone: (224) 800-7265
      Email: grubbacoaches.sbgil@gmail.com
      Our program is designed to help children and young adults learn self-defense skills and socialization.

      Irving Park YMCA

      4251 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL 60641
      Phone: (773) 777-7500
      Swim classes offered for those children on the autism spectrum, including neurological, physical, or socially challenged individuals that focus on developing water safety, social interaction, and basic swimming skills.

      JoRide Bicycles

      Steven Cohen
      Phone: (630) 258-2543
      email: steven@joride.com
      JoRide Bicycles are pedal-less bicycles and were created for individuals with special needs, regardless of age or physical limitation, to create the ability, freedom, independence, comfort, and stability to learn how to ride a bicycle.

      KEEN Chicago at Sky High Sports in Niles

      6424 Howard St.
      Niles, IL 60714
      This is a monthly event and everyone is welcome to attend.
      Jump Sky High is a unique indoor trampoline fun center located in Niles (public transportation accessible). For more information about Sky High please visit their website. Use the link above.
      Cost: $5 per child.

      Little City - Children's Programs

      1760 W. Algonquin Rd. Palatine, IL 60067
      Main Campus: 847-358-5510
      700 N Sacramento, Ste 201 Chicago, IL 60612
      Chicago office: 773-265-1539
      Our ChildBridge Centers provide individuals up to age 21 with supports, programs and services that help increase their potential for lifelong productivity and success. Services include residential and therapeutic day school, home-based supports and therapy, and foster care/adoption services.

      Northwest Special Recreation Association

      Location varies for each program. See below for details.
      (847) 392-2848
      rachelh@nwsra.org
      Bowling (3:30-5 p.m.).
      Ages: 16 years and up.
      Bowling programs are developed for a fun, social experience, while instructors give bowling points and tips. If a structured lesson is desired, please consult with the instructor. Participants will be assigned to lanes according to their age, skill and ability level. Includes two games of bowling.

      Track and Field
      Ages: 8-15 years; and 16 years and up
      Program offers an opportunity to train for peak performance. An increase in strength, coordination and flexibility are all benefits of this program.

      Busy Bodies
      Ages: 13 years and up.
      Socialize with friends, play games, swim and create crafts. The group will have a structured day of activities with an hour of swim time each day. A schedule of field trips will be distributed the first week.

      Evening Workout
      Ages: 21 years and up.
      Workout class with low and high impact exercises, stretching and a cool down. The class will help tone and strengthen muscles while working on cardiovascular fitness. Ratio is 1 staff to 7 participants.

      Fitness and Swim
      Ages: 18 years and up.
      Includes 45 minutes of activities promoting fitness and 45- minutes of water exercise. Ratio is one staff to seven participants.

      Right Fit Willowbrook

      Bradley LaRocque
      7101 Adams St #7, Willowbrook, IL 60527
      Phone: 630-850-4050
      Email: brad@right-fit.com
      Right Fit provides fitness and wellness services to individuals with special needs including intellectual, cognitive, and developmental disabilities including Autism and Down Syndrome.

      Sky High Sports

      6424 Howard St, Niles, IL 60714
      Phone: (847) 801-5867
      Email: nilinfo@jumpskyhigh.com
      Sky High Sports welcomes jumpers with special needs, along with their siblings, family, and friends the first Tuesday of every month from 3-6 p.m for a unique jump session.

      Special Needs Baseball Team

      Jesus Perez
      1440 N. Humboldt Blvd, Chicago, IL 60622
      Phone: (312) 742-7549
      A program for children with special needs to learn the basics of baseball in a safe and non-competitive environment.

      Special Recreation at Vittum Park

      Michael Floyd
      5010 W. 50th St, Chicago, IL 60638
      Phone: (773) 284-6022
      Chicago Park District programs for individuals with special needs.

  • Acadia Healthcare - Children's Behavioral Solutions

    55 Basin Creek Road, Butte, MT 59701
    Phone: (877) 297-7957
    Specialty: self-injury, PTSD, FASD, Autism, psychiatric/dual abuse issues; IQ>60 required, offers separate children's & non-coed adolescent program tracks; average stay varies.

    Acadia Healthcare - Children's Behavioral Solutions

    Options
    5602 Caito Dr.
    Indianapolis, IN 46226
    (800) 431-1114
    Specialty: psychiatric, behavioral, autism, lower-functioning. Secured unit; IQ<75 only; severe psychiatric/behavioral issues & sexually acting out behaviors; offers secured autism unit (IQ 48-70). Average stay varies; diagnostic work-up available for 30-90 days.
    Ages: 11-18 years.
    Cost: accepts insurance, school, cost-sharing; call to discuss fees.Will assist with trasnportation fees/needs.

    Cardinal Cushing Centers

    Michelle Markowitz
    405 Washington St., Hanover, MA 02339
    Phone: (781) 829-1205
    Email: mmarkowitz@cushingcenters.org
    Private, non-profit therapeutic special needs boarding school for children and young adults with autism and developmental disabilities.

    Chileda Institute

    1825 Victory St., LaCrosse, WI 54601
    Phone: (608) 782-6480
    Email: info@chileda.org
    Primary focus on developmental disabilities, attachment disorders and behavioral challenges with specialization in autism and traumatic brain injury (dual issues such as cognitive and seizure disorder issues accepted).

    Cumberland Hospital, LLC

    9407 Cumberland Road
    New Kent, VA 23124
    (800) 368-3472
    ISBE approved. Provides specialized care for young people whose disabilities, injuries or lifelong illnesses are compounded by behavioral problems. Population served: male/female students with autism, pervasive developmental disorder, mental retardation, ADHD and fetal alcohol syndrome. Program's primary philosophy: cognitive-behavioral techniques.

    Genesee Lake School

    Amanda Buerger, senior admissions coordinator
    36100 Genesee Lake Road
    Oconomowoc, WI 53066
    (262) 569-5510, ext. 3005
    admissions@geneseelakeschool.com
    Genesee Lake School is a nationally recognized provider offering programs for students with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, neurological disorders, and emotional disturbances. Additionally, we offer specialized programs for students with autism spectrum disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and complex trauma. Our goal at Genesee Lake School is to provide an innovative and enriching environment for the students in our care to learn and experience all that life can offer.

    Grove School Therapeutic Boarding School

    175 Copse Road
    Madison, CT 06443
    (203) 245-2778
    Specialty: eating disorder, psychiatric, behavioral, autism. Primary psychiatric and behavioral issues; offers transitions program; enrolls youth grades 7-12 on campus; do not accept conduct disorder, aggression or substance abuse issues. Average stay is 2 years.
     

    Heartspring

    Kristina Baker, director of admissions and outreach 
    8700 East 29th Street
    Wichita, KS 67226
    (C): (316) 214-1132
    (O): (316) 634-8874
    email: kbaker@heartspring.org
    The Heartspring School is a private, not-for-profit, residential and day school, serving students impacted by autism and other developmental disabilities from across the country and around the world. Most Heartspring students also display challenging behaviors that often interfere with their educational progress, as well as their home life and community integration.
    Ages: 5-21 yrs.
    Cost: Heartspring is a school with a residential program and, therefore, charges tuition and fees. The majority of the students who attend Heartspring are placed through the students’ IEP teams and funded by their local school district. Very few students qualify for funding through insurance providers. However, on a case-by-case basis, this may be possible. Some students have multiple agencies involved in the placement and in the funding (such as a school district, a child welfare agency, adoption subsidy, etc.). For some families, paying privately and/or outside financing may be an option. 

    Heritage School

    5600 N. Heritage School Dr.
    Provo, UT 84604
    (800) 433-9413
    admissions@heritagertc.org
    Residential treatment for neurodiverse adolescents (12-18 years) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental challenges. Our focus is on skills development using a neurological framework and a trauma-integrated approach.

    Hughes Center for Exceptional Children

    Michael S. Triggs, CEO
    1601 Franklin Turnpike
    Danville, VA 24540
    (434) 836-8500
    HughesCenterAdmissions@uhsinc.com
    The Hughes Center offers a residential treatment program for males and females, ages 10 – 22, who have been diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder, and who are experiencing significant social and behavioral difficulties within the home, school, and community environments. Our team works diligently to challenge residents to apply learned skills within new environments and situations.


     

    Little City - Children's Programs

    1760 W. Algonquin Rd. Palatine, IL 60067
    Main Campus: 847-358-5510
    700 N Sacramento, Ste 201 Chicago, IL 60612
    Chicago office: 773-265-1539
    Our ChildBridge Centers provide individuals up to age 21 with supports, programs and services that help increase their potential for lifelong productivity and success. Services include residential and therapeutic day school, home-based supports and therapy, and foster care/adoption services.

    Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

    140 N. Wright St., Naperville, IL 60540
    Phone: (630) 305-4196, ext. 3
    Email: pboheme@lilfriends.com
    Services include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, including psychological, speech, occupational therapy, and social skills. Additionally, residential services are available to both children and adults needing more supported care.

    Marklund
    info@marklund.org 
    (630) 593 5500
    Locations in: 
    Bloomingdale: 64 S. Prairie Ave., Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    Elgin: 1435 Summit Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120
    Geneva: 1S450 Wyatt Drive, Geneva, IL 60134
    Programs include Early Intervention services (Ages 0-3; 630-529-2871, ext. 2238), day school programming (Ages 3-21), day program services (Ages 18+) and residential services (all ages), and employment services for indiviudals with developmental disabilities. 
     
    Maryville Academy

    Maryville Residential Treatment Center
    Maryville St. George Program
    1150 N. River Road
    Des Plaines, IL 60016
    (630) 736-7451 (intake)
    Specialty: psychiatric, behavioral, intellectual disabilities, self-harm, sexually acting out, autism, trauma. Multiple levels of care: moderate & severe; parenting & pregnancy teen DCFS ward section for those with children. Maryville also has inpatient psychiatric child, adolescent, young adult (18-22 years) & a deaf and hard of hearing program. Intake (847) 768-5347. Average stay is 12-18 months.
    Ages: 12-21 years (males); 12-21 years (females).
     

    Milestone, Inc.
    4450 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford, IL 61103
    Child: 815-639-9555
    Adult: (815) 639-2955
    Email: tjindrich@milestone-inc.org
    Provides long-term care for children who have a diagnosis of a developmental disability serving children in CILA's and the entire state of Illinois for individuals 6-22 years. Cost: state and/or school funded; private pay available
     
    National Deaf Academy

    Deana Goldstein, CEO
    19650 U.S. Highway 441
    Mount Dora, FL 32757
    Phone: (352) 735-9500
    ISBE approved. Population served: male/female students with autism. Specialized program using the ABA and SCERTS model along with skill acquisition training. While the program serves individuals diagnosed with deafness and autism, they also serve those with normal hearing that are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
    Ages: 5-22 years
    Accepts Illinois Medicaid
    Wait list depends on the number of open beds available. For more information, contact Christina Hawkins at (804) 928-8863.

    Northern Illinois Academy
    998 Corporate Blvd., Aurora, IL 60502
    Phone: (847) 391-8000
    NIA is a resdiential treatment program for male and female children, teens and young adults ages 6-21. Has 4 core programs including Autism Spectrum Disorder Program, Multi-Needs Program (co-occurring psychiatric & developmental illnesses), Social Emotional Disabilities Program, and Independent Living Skills Track. Within NIA, there is an on-site therapeutic day school in which all of our instructors are special education teachers and licensed by the state of Illinois.
     
    PACTT Learning Center

    7101 N. Greenview Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
    Phone: (773) 338-9102
    Email: info@pactt.org
    To assist children and adults ages 18 and older in reaching their potential, PACTT offers 24-hour residential care in a Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA).  Each group home houses 8 individuals with a primary diagnosis of autism.

    The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago

    Kristin Friesen
    6245 S. Ingleside Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
    Phone: (773) 420-2891
    Coeducational residential treatment program for individuals with Asperger's disorder/high functioning autism.

    Universal Health

    Boulder Creek Academy
    378 Emerson Lane
    Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
    (877) 348-0848
    Boulder Creek Academy specializes in working with adolescents 13-18, whose academic needs are not being met in traditional school, often making them feel socially disconnected, depressed or anxious.
    Specialty: autism. Average stay is 12-24 months.
    11-18 years.

  • Acacia Academy

    Kathryn Fouks, principal
    6425 South Willow Springs Road
    LaGrange Highlands, IL 60525
    (708) 579-9040
    Cook County
    email: kfouks@acaciaacademy.com
    Illinois State Board of Eduction and North Central Association Colleges and Schools/AdvancED approved. Private therapeutic day school for those with learning disabilities, autism and intellectually challenged students who benefit from a personalized program designed to meet individual needs. Transition services and work study programs are available. Natural habitat and three-acre school nature center located on campus.
    Grades 1-12 years.
    Cost: funded by state.
    No wait list.

    Bridge High School (Little Friends)

    2318 Wisconsin Ave., Downers Grove, IL 60515
    630-964-1722
    Therapeutic day school for children ages 14-22 with autism or other emotional, cognitive disabilities and emotions disorders that have experienced difficulty in traditional academic programs and require an alternative functional curriculum.

    The Camelot Schools

    Central Office Location
    7500 Rialto Blvd., Building 1, Suite 260, Austin, Texas 78735
    Phone: (512) 858-9900
    Email: info@cameloteducation.org
    Children participating in the autism program at Camelot’s day schools take part in a specialized curriculum that focuses on maximizing independent functioning in home, school, vocational and community settings by utilizing music therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, social skills training, prevocational and vocational instruction, and a functional academic curriculum; locations in Illinois include Garden Prarie, Bourbonnais, Hoffman Estates, Mt. Prospect, Naperville, Moline, and Dekalb.

    Cardinal Cushing Centers

    Michelle Markowitz
    405 Washington St.
    Hanover, MA 02339
    (781) 829-1205
    Plymouth County
    email: mmarkowitz@cushingcenters.org
    Private, non-profit therapeutic special needs boarding school for children and young adults with autism and developmental disabilities.
    Cost: soon to be approved out-of-state placement option for Illinois.

    Chicago Autism Academy

    Laura Hartwell, principal
    21133 S. 80th Ave., Frankfort, IL 60423
    Phone: (815) 806-2900
    Email: CAACorwin@gmail.com
    Serves children who have an autism spectrum disorder, cognitive disability, or a developmental delay with a variety of programs and empirical based procedures, which include: speech and language, occupational therapy, behavioral analysis, and social programming.

    The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

    Contact: Mary Zabelski (Principal)
    1850 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
    Phone: (312) 997-3675
    Email: mary.zabelski@chicagolighthouse.org
    Programs for students with blindness/visual impairments, moderate to severe/profound cognitive impairments, hearing impairments, traumatic brain injuries, autism, sensory processing disorders, seizure disorders, physical disabilities, communication disorders and other health concerns; program includes speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, nursing, psychology, orientation and mobility, and vision and hearing.

    Connections Day School
    31410 North US Highway 45 | Libertyville, IL  60048
    Phone: 847.680.8349
    We serve children and adolescents, ages 8-21, primarily from Lake County who, because of significant special education needs (ED, BD, LD, OHI, AUT & CD), require an alternative school program that is both educational and therapeutic. By utilizing therapeutic, educational, family and community connections, CDS is able to promote academic achievement, social/emotional well-being and personal growth.
     
    Connections South Campus
    909 E. Wilmette Road, Palatine, IL 60074
    Phone:  847-359-8300
    South Campus is a private therapeutic day school serving students with a variety of emotional and behavioral needs serving students in Southern Lake and Northern Cook Counties who are in need of an alternative school program, which is supportive, therapeutic and educational. The program serves students between the ages of 6 and 21 years.  SC utilizes educational, therapeutic, family and community connections to promote academic achievement and personal/emotional growth. 
     
    Easterseals Academy

    1939 W. 13th St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60608
    Phone: (312) 491-4110
    Easterseals Academy empowers each student to achieve peak academic performance, increase social and vocational skills, develop an effective means of communication and foster the acquisition of functional life skills for independence in the community; locations include Chicago, Rockford, and Tinley Park.

    Elim Christian School

    Autism Comprehensive Education (ACE) Program
    13020 S. Central Ave., Palos Heights, IL 60463
    Phone: (708) 389-0555
    School offers a one-on-one integrated holistic approach of services including TEACCH, applied behavior analysis, and augmentative communication.

    Esperanza School

    520 N Marshfield
    Chicago IL 60622
    Phone: (312) 243-6097
    Ages: 6-21 years
    Esperanza School is a private therapeutic day school that serves special education students with severe and profound Autism and Intellectual Disabilities, aged 6 through 21 years old. Due to their autism and other developmental disabilities, our students also display significant behavioral needs. Our multidisciplinary team includes teachers, behavior therapists, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and a speech and communication specialist

    Genesee Lake School

    Contact: Stephanie Koster-Peterson, admissions director
    36100 Genesee Lake Road
    Oconomowoc, WI 53066
    (262) 569-5510, ext. 3004
    email: admissions@geneseelakeschool.com
    Genesee Lake School is a nationally recognized provider offering programs for students with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, neurological disorders, and emotional disturbances. Additionally, we offer specialized programs for students with autism spectrum disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, and complex trauma. Our 160 acre campus is a nurturing setting where students from around the country gain the skills and experiences necessary to successfully return to their families, school districts, and communities. Our goal at Genesee Lake School is to provide an innovative and enriching environment for the students in our care to learn and experience all that life can offer. Illinois State Board of Education Approved and COA Certified.
    Ages: 6-21 years.
    Accepts private and public insurance.
    No wait list.

    Giant Steps Inc.

    Sylvia Smith
    2500 Cabot Dr., Lisle, IL 60532
    Phone: (630) 864-3801
    Email: ssmith@mygiantsteps.org
    Giant Steps Illinois day school offers a one-on-one integrated holistic approach of services for students with Austism Spectrum Disorders. 

    Helping Hand School for Autism

    Sally Wilson-Gamble
    9649 W. 55th St., Countryside, IL 60525
    Phone: (708) 352-3580, ext. 437
    Use research-based intervention modalities and teaching methods to assure best practice to design each child's own individualized program and curriculum.

    Jewish Child & Family Services

    Joy Faith Knapp Children's Center
    Sandra Spicher
    3145 W. Pratt Blvd, Chicago, IL 60645
    Phone: (773) 467-3900
    Email: therapeuticdayschool@jcfs.org
    Provides the best educational, emotional and therapeutic services for students of all backgrounds in grades K-12 who have not thrived in a traditional school setting, to encourage their academic, interpersonal and vocational success.

    Krejci Academy/The Mansion (Little Friends)

    619 E Franklin Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
    (630) 355-6870
    Therapeutic day school for children ages 5-21 with autism or other emotional, behavioral or developmental disabilities.

    LaGrange Area Department of Special Education

    Colleen Brown
    1301 W. Cossitt Ave., LaGrange, IL 60525
    Phone: (708) 482-1152
    Provides services to residents to seventeen school districts in DuPage and Cook Counties.

    Marklund
    info@marklund.org 
    (630) 593 5500
    Locations in: 
    Bloomingdale: 64 S. Prairie Ave., Bloomingdale, IL 60108
    Elgin: 1435 Summit Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120
    Geneva: 1S450 Wyatt Drive, Geneva, IL 60134
    Programs include Early Intervention services (Ages 0-3; 630-529-2871, ext. 2238), day school programming (Ages 3-21), day program services (Ages 18+) and residential services (all ages), and employment services for indiviudals with developmental disabilities. 
     
    The Manhattan Childrens Center (MCC)

    111 West 92nd Street, New York, NY 10025
    212-749-4604
    The Manhattan Children's Center (MCC) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) school for Autism education and treatment based in New York City. MCC provides world-class treatment and education to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

    New Connections Academy
    865 E. Wilmette Road, Palatine, IL 60074
    Phone:  847-359-8690
    New Connections Academy serves boys and girls ages 6 to 21 with ASD placed by local school districts. New Connections Academy provides school, family and community partnerships leading to successful learning. New Connections Academy offers a primary program (grades 1 to 3), intermediate (grades 4-6), junior high (grades 7 & 8) and several high school classes (grades 9-12).  The classes are self-contained, offering a standard elementary curriculum of Reading, Spelling, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Physical Education.  Each student has an Individual Educational Plan developed by the placing district.
     
    New Hope Academy

    Brandy Larrance, executive director
    6289 W. Howard St.
    Niles IL 60714
    (847) 588-0463
    Cook County
    Illinois State Board of Education approved. Serves students in special education diagnosed with emotional disabilities, other health impairments, learning disabilities, and autism. Students are average to above-average intelligence, withdraw socially and emotionally, experience difficulty “fitting in” a mainstream environment, have difficulty reading social cues, “slip through the cracks” until their problems are severe, procrastinate (specifically with homework assignments and long-term projects), have difficulty with executive functioning, have talents in art and music, have the potential for academic achievement, struggle with gross and fine motor skills, have difficulty with social skills, use frequent illness as a means to avoid school and may become “school phobic,” appear sad, lonely, hopeless, or depressed, harbor anger and hostility but does not act out violently in school or in the community.
    Ages: 11-21 years.
    Cost: funded by child’s public school district and accepts private-pay students.
    No wait list.

    New Horizon Center

    Patricia Palmer
    6737 W. Forest Preserve Ave, Chicago, IL 60634-1470
    Phone: (773) 286-6226
    Email: ppalmer@newhorizoncenter.org
    Therapeautic day school for those with severe and profound learning disabilities, autism, and intellectually challenged students who benefit from a personalized program with services such as speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, art therapy, nursing services, social services, vision services, sensory room, Rainbow Dog Therapy, Greenhouse Gardening and much more.

    PACTT Learning Center

    Paula Jablonski, principal
    7101 N. Greenview Ave., Chicago, IL 60626
    (773) 338-9102
    email: learningcenter@pactt.org
    Illinois State Board of Education approved. PACTT is an agency that provides educational, residential and vocational services to individuals with autism.

    Rush Day School

    Jean L. Heideman, MPP, MS, director
    2150 W. Harrison St.
    Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 942-6627
    Cook County
    Illinois State Board of Education approved. Rush Day School utilizes a team approach to provide intensive psychotherapeutic services combined with an academic program. Offers education and treatment for autism spectrum and emotionally disabled children. Goal for each student is to return to a less restrictive school environment. The majority of students return to a public or private school in regular education with support. Class size: limited to six to nine students. Children may be enrolled throughout the academic and extended school year. Download brochure.
    Ages: 5-15 years (grades K-8).
    Cost: Most students are funded by the child's home school district.

    Soaring Eagle Academy

    Linda Cervenka
    8330 S. Madison St., Burr Ridge, IL 60527
    Phone: (630) 323-2900
    Email: info@soaringeagleacademy.org
    First school in the Midwest to provide a social and academic learning environment utilizing a developmental individual-difference relationship based (DIR) approach for students diagnosed with autism and related disorders.

    The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago

    Day School Program
    Kristin Friesen
    1365 E. 60th St.
    Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 834-7694
    Cook County
    Illinois State Board of Education approved, supported by the Foundation for Emotionally Disturbed Children (FEDC). The day school is committed to fostering inquiry into the clinical and treatment needs of troubled children and youth. The school and family work together to create a consistent experience for each student. The students learn how to be a support system for one another as they face challenges that are exclusive to the day school population.
    Ages: 5 years and up.
    Funded by child's school district.
    Limited number of spaces.

    Residential Program at The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School
    At the heart of the orthogenic school's residential program is the milieu staff. The orthogenic school relies upon the therapeutic relationships that develop between a student and his or her counselors as a major component of the treatment. Milieu staff members are actively involved with the students throughout the day, not simply monitoring or supervising them but developing bonds and relationships with students that create a structure in which each child or adolescent can receive emotional support, develop new skills and sustain healthy relationships. Get more information.
    Ages: 5 years and up.
    Cost: state funded.
    No wait list.

    Stuart G. Ferst School

    Diane Kush
    6050 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60659
    Phone: (773) 761-4651, ext. 235
    Illinois State Board of Education approved. Provides co-ed functional academic instruction, vocational experience and/or therapeutic education to students with behavioral/emotional disorders, traumatic brain injuries, or developmental disabilities such as autism, cognitive impairment or physical/medical impairment.

    Turning Pointe CN Day School

    Contact: Bernadette Bassett, School Principal
    1500 W. Ogden Ave.
    Naperville, IL 60540
    Phone: (630) 615-6037
    DuPage County
    Email: bbassett@turningpointeaf.org
    Turning Pointe's therapeutic day school program serves middle and high school students impacted by autism. Our trademark COPES (Communication, Organization, Positive Behavior Supports, Emotional Regulation, Sensory and Social) method is utilized to help students progress.  Programming is highly individualized as outlined in students' Individual Education Plans (IEP) and includes a collaborative therapeutic team approach. Additional services may include: Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy, Behavior Analysis, Dog Therapy, and Recreational Leisure.
    Students practice life and vocational skills to increase their independence. These skills are generalized into the community setting.
    Ages: Middle School, High School, and Transition

    • Elena Kaiser, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC

      Counseling and Art Therapy
      2956 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201
      Phone: (847) 337-2377
      Email: kaiser.elena@comcast.net
      Uses the creative process of art-making to help her clients improve and enhance their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

      Have Dreams

      Dana La Brose, MMNA
      515 Busse Highway, Suite 150, Park Ridge, IL 60068
      Phone: (847) 685-0250
      email: dlabrose@havedreams.org
      A center-based program that introduces children to board games, card games and group games.

      Holly DeRosa Walejeski, LCPC, ATR
      329 Harrison Ave Unit B Oak Park, IL 60304
      (773) 786-9156
      Provides individual outpatient therapy to children, teens, and adults and has extensive experience with Asperger's Sydrome and autism.
       
      Institute for Therapy through the Arts

      2130 Green Bay Road, Evanston, IL 60201
      Phone: (847) 425-9708 ext 590
      Through the art-making experience and therapeutic relationship, clients express and examine feelings, learn about cause and effect relationships, improve problem-solving patterns, promote social skills, develop responsibility and independence, cope with symptoms and enhance self-esteem.

      Trinity Services Autism & Family Resource Center

      Resource Library
      Katie Decker
      13318 W. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL 60451
      Phone: (815) 462-4273
      Email: kdecker@trinity-services.org
      Resource library provides information about various resources, services, and upcoming community events. Families can borrow books, games, toys, and other learning aids for short periods of time.

      Vittum Park-Special Recreation Programming (Chicago Park District)

      5010 W. 50th St, Chicago, IL 60638
      Phone: (773) 798-1747
      Take this opportunity to explore artistic expression. This class will include: drawing, painting, dance, music/multimedia, visual art and much more!

    • Cawn/Krantz & Associates, Ltd.

      Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP/L
      605 Academy Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 480-8890
      Email: sherrislp@cawn-krantz.com
      Developmental therapy (DT) focuses on integrating conceptual, motor, language, and social-emotional skills. DT is play-based and child-directed, delivered in a natural and functional setting by trained developmental therapists.

      The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC

      Allison Lobel, PsyD
      16W241 S. Frontage Road, Suite 35, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
      Phone: (630) 468-2342
      Email: alobel@thecenterforhopeandhealing.com
      Licensed P.L.A.Y Project consultant based on the D.I.R./Floortime theory originated by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, MD.

      Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD

      P.O. Box 544, Winnetka, IL 60093
      Phone: (847) 446-1251
      Email: techpsych@techpsychologist.com
      Beckman provides developmental assessments with abled and disabled individuals and conducts in-depth evaluations for many disabilities, including low incidence and multiple handicaps.

      LEEP Forward Developmental Center
      Lorell Marin, MST, DT, Founder
      1280 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
      (773) 255-8155
      leepforward1@aol.com
      Services span early childhood through adolescence. Provides individual and group (social skills) therapy for children with autism, Asperger's and SPD using a DIR/Floortime approach. Additionally, services include assessment and treatment in developmental, speech and language, occupational, physical and behavior therapy services. ABA services are provided in-home and in-clinic. LEEP is also a certified Early Intervention program.
       

       

      Transitions Developmental Therapy, PC

      Bianca D. Rodriguez, DT
      225 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2505, Westchester, IL 60154
      Phone: (708) 296-5990
      Provides developmental assessment consultations (home or clinic-based).

    • All Bright Therapies

      Amanda Albright
      1957 W. Dickens Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
      Phone: (312) 848-6315
      Email: amanda.a@allbrighttherapies.com
      We provide quality DIRFloortime, speech, occupational and feeding therapy to children with delays and disorders, which including evaluations, individual services and group therapy.

      Ann & Robert Lurie’s Children Hospital of Chicago - Feeding Therapy

      Dr. Maria Green
      467 W Deming Pl, Chicago, IL 60614
      Phone: 312-227-4200
      Fax: 312-227-9645

      BDI Playhouse Children's Therapy
      Two Locations: 
      Aurora: 600 N. Commons Drive, Suite 102 Aurora, IL  60504 
      Orland Park:  11411 W. 183rd Street. Suite B Orland Park 60467
      708.478.1820 
      We provide Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy along with Aquatic Therapy, Gait Clinic, Feeding Clinic, Casting and Bike Riding Lessons for kids and young adults (birth - 25).
       
      BY YOUR SIDE Autism Therapy Services

      Providing in-home and in-center ABA in Morton Grove, Tinley Park, Schaumburg, Burr Ridge, and surrounding areas including Glenview, Niles, Skokie, Orland, Frankfort, Mokena and more.
      Phone: 866 429-7543 (866 4-BYS KID)
      Email: info@byyoursideac.com
      These services are provided by a speech language pathologist or occupational therapist who has been trained in SOS feeding protocol. Feeding therapy is appropriate for individuals who have a restricted repertoire of preferred foods.

      Cawn/Krantz & Associates, Ltd.

      Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP/L
      605 Academy Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 480-8890, ext. 13
      Email: caroline@cawn-krantz.com
      An in-depth assessment of a child's eating patterns which can include evaluation of their oral motor structure, oral motor skills (swallowing, chewing, jaw/tongue control and mobility), respiratory patterns, sensory processing and nutrition (child's current diet).

      Clearbrook Clinical Services - CHILD & Adult
      1815 W. Central Rd Arlington Heights, IL 60005
      847-385-2621
      Provides Developmental Therapy (DT), PT, OT, Speech and Language and behavior services to children 0-5.
      1835 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005
      847-385-5072
      Provides PT, OT, Speech and Language, Social Work and behavior services to children, adolescants and adults 18 and older. 
       
      Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center

      Pediatric Rehabilitation Physician Clinic
      Sally Wilson-Gamble
      9649 W. 55th St., Countryside, IL 60525
      Phone: (708) 352-3580, ext. 437
      Outpatient clinic for children with a wide array of disabilities and delays. Clinic provides individuals with physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, and speech and language evaluation and treatment. Behavioral health clinic provides individual psychotherapy and individual/family behavioral therapy services for all ages.

      KGH Autism Services

      1161 Lake Cook Rd.
      Deerfield, IL 60015
      847-498-5437
      email: info@kghautismservices.com
      Food sensitivities will be supported where the goals of this program include desensitizing the individual's sensory system to being open to trying and consuming novel foods while addressing any maladaptive behavioral responses around meal time.

      Mobile Therapy Centers of America

      1870 W. Winchester Rd #203 Libertyville, IL, 60048
      Phone: (847) 816-7200
      Email: info@mtcus.com
      MTC provides free developmental screenings. Speech/Language, ABA, Behavioral and Occupational Therapy services are provided either in home, at our center or in your child’s regular school or childcare setting.

      RUSH Speech-Language Pathology Services
      Orthopedic Building
      1611 W. Harrison St., Suite 530, Chicago, IL 60612
      312-942-7379
      Serving child, adolescant and adult patients. 
       
      Smart Moves Pediatrics
      7929 Cermak Rd. Unit C North Riverside, IL 60546
      colton@smartmovespediatrics.com
      708-442-0023
      Clinical services include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
       
      TherapyWorks

      312.780.0820
      michelle@therapyworks.com
      Full-service speech, language and feeding therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy provider with an online platform that allows parents to schedule appointments with local pediatric therapists for in-home services. 

    • Advanced Behavioral Solutions (ABS)

      2060 East Algonquin Road, Suite 720, Schaumburg, Illinois  60173
      Phone: (847) 496-4693
      email: help@advancedbehavioralsolutions.com
      A comprehensive group practice located in the Northwest suburbs that provides psychological and counseling services and utilizes arts & crafts, therapeutic dialogue, video and board games, social stories and roleplay, video clips, and monthly off-site activities to build essential social competencies, promote problem solving skills, increase symptom management, and explore solutions to members’ social challenges.

      Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

      Pediatric Developmental Center
      3040 N. Wilton, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60657
      Phone: (773) 296-7340
      A wide variety of social groups for children from pre-school through high school.

      Amy Zier and Associates

      Teen Social Group
      Jenny Patino - office manager
      2319 N Orchard Street, Chicago, Illinois
      (773) 755-7791
      email: AZAOffice@gmail.com
      Who: teens with high-functioning autism or teens wanting to work on social skills.
      When: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
      Meet new friends in a fun environment. Teen social is led by occupational therapists trained in promoting and supporting relationship building skills. This group is all about getting to know each other, and ourselves, better. Together we will engage in activities, games, discussions, cooking, community outings and much more. 
      We accept private insurance, in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield
      Currently, no waitlist

      Arlington Pediatric Therapy Management Services, Ltd.

      Super Social All-Stars
      3105 N. Wilke Road, Suite H, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-1450
      Phone: (847) 255-8690
      This group is designed to teach and facilitate successful communication and interactions between peers by virtue of social games, activities, and role-playing tasks.

      Accepting Therapy

      107 W. Van Buren St., Ste 205 Chicago, IL 60605
      (773) 442- 2338
      Ages: 2+
      Individual therapy for individuals with well-developed verbal skills. 

      AFG Family Guidance Center
      444 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, Illinois 60043
      (847) 853-0234
      Offers clinical services including psychiatric evaluations and medication management, psychological and developmental evaluations,  therapy (individual, family, and group  for individuals with developed verbal skills), and ADHD coaching. List of providers
       
      AMITA Health Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Resource Center
      1786 Moon Lake Blvd. Suite 202, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
      847-755-8536
      AHBHHHEResourceCenter@amitahealth.org
      Provides brief counseling services for individuals (all ages, children through adulthood) with ASD or a DD who have public insurance/Medicaid (please contact for information about application process). Free services to the public include screenings for autism, resource assessments, behavioral consults, triage to services, and monthly recreational groups. Social skills groups for grades pre-k/kindergarten, 3rd-5th and high school. Occassionally, Young adult and Adult groups as well. 
       
      Association for Individual Development (AID)
      309 New Indian Trail Court, Aurora, IL 60506
      Phone: (630) 966-4000
      email: info@the-association.org
      AID offers support to Kane and Kendall county families of children and adults with disabilities.
      Child services include: in-home care to children to prevent the child from being placed into more restrictive care. Additionally, AID offers behavioral health support including psychiatric assesment and medication management and outpatient therapy. 
      Adult services include: in-home care for training and support (through Adult Waiver), vocational training, skill training, paid work opportunities, community integration and employment to individuals. Additionally, day program servies (The STARS Program & the Autism Program) focused on active community integration, volunteer work and fitness activities for participants and residential services are available 
      Visit website or FAQ for more detailed information.
       
      Behavioral Psychology Associates

      Group locations in Barrington and Schaumburg
      847-303-1880
      Social skills groups are designed to improve conversational skills, interpreting non-verbal communication and social cues, and to help deal with social situations.

      Brighthouse Diagnostics and Treatment Center
      2919 N. Southport Ave., Unit 1 Chicago, IL 60657
      773-799-8939
      sairakhan@brighthousecenter.com
      aprilhall@brighthousecenter.com
      Brighthouse provides specialized services to individuals between the ages of 2 and 18 who present with neurodevelopmental, social-emotinal, and behavioral challenges. Services include diagnostic evaluations, individual psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, speech therapy, social skills groups and parent workshops. Bilingual (Eng/Spanish) providers. 
       
      Cawn/Krantz & Associates, Ltd.

      Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP/L
      605 Academy Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 480-8890
      Email: sherrislp@cawn-krantz.com
      Peer Buddies, a year-round social development group offers an opportunity for preschool-age to teenagers to be successful in developing meaningful, successful, and enjoyable social/play interactions with peers.

      Center for Behavior Intervention, Inc
      Locations in Barrington, St. Charles, Naperville, Mokena and Peru, IL
      Phone: 708-995-5751
      Email: info@cbitherapy.com
      ABA Therapy: The team at CBI is dedicated to working with your family to do what is in the best interest of your loved one, through effective applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy.
      Social Skills Groups (Hangouts): Available old elementary, middle school and high school aged children; many are mixed groups with individuals with ASD and typically developing peers. 
      Therapeutic Playgroup & Preschool: Specifically designed to the developing child; open to individuals who are typically developing as well as with ASD, behavioral challenges and/or other learning differences.
       
      The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC

      Allison Lobel, PsyD, P.L.A.Y Project consultant
      16W241 S. Frontage Road, Suite 35, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
      Phone: (630) 468-2342
      Email: alobel@thecenterforhopeandhealing.com
      Social interaction groups and facilitated play dates for children experiencing difficulties establishing and maintaining age-expected peer interactions.

      Charlie's Gift

      Center for Autism and Related Disorders
      1048 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60521
      Phone: (630) 323-7500 x239
      Email: charliesgift@att.net
      Offers social skills groups for children through pre-teens.

      Chatabilities, Ltd.

      Julie Prato, MA, CCC-SLP
      825 N. Cass Ave., #109
      Westmont, IL 60559
      (773) 318-8890
      Cook County
      email: julieprato@chatabilities.com
      We provide individual speech and language therapy, reading remediation, social thinking groups, and dating support. We work with preschoolers to young adults. 
      Some private insurance plans accepted. 

      Chicago Autism and Behavior Specialists (CAB)

      901 W. Hawthorn Dr., Itasca IL 60143
      Phone: 800-844-1232
      Email: info@autismbehaviorspecialists.com
      Provides comprehensive ABA treatment programs tailored to child’s individual needs (serves 0 - 26 years old).

      Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance
      PO Box 1688, Batavia (and Naperville), IL 60510
      Phone: (630) 635-6846
      mkimener@autismspectrumalliance.com
      Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance provides quality ABA services in the Western suburbs. Also providing online social skills groups (at-home) for pre-teens through young adults. 
       
      CORE Connection Counseling

      6040 State Route 53, Suite B, Lisle, IL 60532
      Phone: (630) 524-4000
      Email: info@coreconnectioncc.com
      We provide individual counseling, parenting and family support, social & cognitive skills groups, & emotional regulation groups which include:  Social CBT, Social Theatre ™ and Zen Zones which blends the Zones of Regulation™ curriculum  with Yoga Kids.

      Edgewood Clinical Services, LLC

      2948 Artesian Road, Suite 112, Naperville, IL 60540
      Phone: (630) 428-7890
      Groups that both follow a structured curriculum or offer a more free-flowing flexible process, both of which include various learning modalities to accommodate all styles of learning.

      Equipped at Willow Creek Community Church

      67 E. Algonquin Road South Barrington, IL 60010
      (847) 404-7452
      mpilafas@willowcreek.org 
      Support group for parents of children with special needs. Parents break out in small groups (eight to 14 per table) to discuss concerns, needs spiritual growth. Children's program provided during meetings. Siblings welcome. Call for next meeting dates and times. Teen and Young Adult groups also available. 

      Healing Connections Counseling, PC

      Paula Sejut-Dvorak, MA, LCPC
      13717 South Route 30, Unit 153, Plainfield, Illinois 60544
      Phone: 815-676-6811
      Email: info@hcctherapy.com
      HCC provides group social skills training for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety and depression.

      Hope Delivery Systems

      Inspire Business Center
      1016 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
      Phone: (312) 985-7723
      email: info@hopedeliverysystems.com
      Groups focus on sitting and attending to activities, following directions, positive social behavior, coping skills, non-verbal communication/reading social cues, and problem solving skills.

      Innovative Counseling Partners
      Deana Gaston
      715 Lake St., Suite 800, Oak Park, IL 60301 
      Provides individual, family, and relationship therapy for individuals with ASD and their families, as well as social skills group services to children and teens (ages 7-15) with ASD. 
       
      Innovative Psychotherapy Solutions (IPS)
      Michael "Dr. Mike" Mihajlovic, PsyD
      550 Frontage Road #3535, Northfield, IL 60093
      Phone: (224) 326-0118
      Email: info@achievepositivechange.com
      Provides diagnostic assessment, individual therapy and social skills groups for individuals with ASD, ages 2-21. 
       
      Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD

      P.O. Box 544, Winnetka, IL 60093
      Phone: (847) 446-1251
      Email: techpsych@techpsychologist.com
      Provides group therapy depending on individual needs, using a cognitive-behavioral approach.

      KGH Autism Services

      1161 Lake Cook Rd.
      Deerfield, IL 60015
      847-498-5437
      email: info@kghautismservices.com
      FREE screenings are offered in order to best match the needs of the individual to the program or groups, as well as several age-ranges and ability levels per program are available in order for each individual to maximize their learning.

      Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

      140 N. Wright St., Naperville, IL 60540
      Phone: (630) 305-4196, ext. 3
      Email: pboheme@lilfriends.com
      Services include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, including psychological, speech, occupational therapy, and social skills. Additionally, residential services are available to both children and adults needing more supported care.

      LMH Services

      Social Skills Group for Young Adults
      Linda M. Hoeck, MA, autism consultant
      675 Regent Lane Propsect Heights, IL 60070
      Phone: (224) 489-6464
      Email: lmhservices@gmail.com
      Young adults with social skill challenges (typically diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder) who would like to participate . Targeted skills include: flexibility, self-management (daily responsibility and stress relief), conversation norms, relationships, observation skills/situational norms and problem-solving.

      The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health

      1110 North Boulevard
      Oak Park, IL 60301
      708-927-0279

      2nd location:
      15 Spinning Wheel Rd.
      Suite 426
      Hinsdale, IL 60521
      Social skills group designed for children who have difficulty communicating and getting along with their peers or siblings. It will help children build skills in a variety of areas including: communication and listening, understanding boundaries and personal space, friendship building and peer interactions, cooperation and teamwork, problem solving, and management of frustration and anger.

      Melissa Amison, LCSW
      Brookfield, Illinois 60513
      (708) 271-9068
      melissaaminsonLCSW@gmail.com
      Individual Therapy: Available to all ages to address deficits in social skills, develop coping strategies, improve self-esteem, and any mental health concerns. Also offers play therapy and social skills groups for children ages 5-17.

       

      Mt. Sinai – Under The Rainbow
      1500 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
      773-257-4750
      Provides outpatient mental health services, including Individual, family and play therapy. Group therapy and social skills groups are available to children and teens with verbal language. Parenting groups also available. *Note referral from PCP & insurance card needed.
       
      Nowell and Associates Counseling Firm

      Nefertiti L. Nowell, PhD
      1979 N. Mill St., Suite 202, Naperville, IL 60563
      Phone: (630) 428-2344
      Provides individual and group therapy.

      The Prairie Clinic
      Dr. Angel Heredia 
      (630) 845-9644
      1541 E Fabyan Parkway, Ste.101 Geneva, IL 60134
      The Prairie Clinic provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management and dianostic evaluation to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Group therapy is also available for children ages 6-17.
       
      Riveredge Hospital

      8311 W. Roosevelt  Rd, Forest Park, IL 60130
      Phone: (708) 771-7000
      Riveredge Hospital offers Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and outpatient therpay programs for children, adolescents and adults. They also have an adult unit that specializes in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism.

      Rush NeuroBehavioral Center (Social Skills Groups)

      4711 W. Golf Road, Suite 1100, Skokie, IL 60076
      Phone: (847) 933-9339
      email: info@rnbc.org
      Provides children with specific social skills necessary for developing successful and long-lasting social relationships.

      Rush University Medical Center

      Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center
      Zachary Arnold, study coordinator
      1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 603
      Chicago, IL 60612
      email: zachary_arnold@rush.edu
      (312) 942-6331
      Study of social skills groups for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) 
      Purpose of study
      Therapy groups will focus on developing social skills in school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Two models of therapy will be tested: 1. A social cognitive skills group combined with the medication oxytocin - a naturally occurring hormone thought to support social connections. 2. A facilitated play group to help children interact during games and activities. The treatment you receive will be chosen by chance, like flipping a coin.
      Who can participate?
      Ages: 8-11 with autism spectrum disorder and their parents/caregivers; speak and understand English; talk in full sentences
      What is involved in participants?
      12 weekly sessions and follow-up visits with the research team at 1 and 3-months; comprehensive evaluation including diagnostic and cognitive testing, no cost to participate and you will receive compensation for study visits

      Smart Love Family Services

      Natalie & Ben Heineman Smart Love Center
      2222 N. Kedzie Blvd. -  Chicago, IL 60647
      Rush Medical Office Building
      610 S. Maple St., Suite 5601 -  Oak Park, IL 60304
      (773) 665.8052 ext. 4
      Smart Love offers counseling services for children, adults and families, as well as parent education classes and coaching. Our services include play and individual therapy, group therapy, parent counseling, couples therapy, and a range of assessment and evaluation services.

      Social Butterfly, Inc.

      Alexandria Laris Zachos, MS, CCC-SLP/L
      825 Cass Avenue, Suite 311, Westmont, IL 60559
      Phone: (708) 533-1543
      Email: socialbutterfly@live.com
      Summer social language/social skills groups. Groups include: "Play with Me," "Let's Talk" and "Hanging Out." Provides one-on-one and social language groups.

      The Social Skills Place, Inc.

      Susan Stern, MSW, LCSW
      310 Happ Rd.  # 201
      Northfield, IL 60093
      (847) 446-7430
      email: socialskillsplace@gmail.com
      Social skills group for mainstreamed children, teens, and adolescents,  both on the autism spectrum and/or just having a hard time connecting with their peers and others, in their lives.
      Ages: K-12 grade.

      SociAbility

      Genevieve Thorton, PsyD
      899 Skokie Blvd., Suite 204, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 559-3240
      Our groups are evidence based and may utilize components of Michelle Winner’s Social Thinking®, PEERS Curriculum and Video Modeling, which give group members the opportunity to make adjustments in their interaction styles and make improvements in their social skills.

      Susan Myket, Ph.D & Associates
      1415 Bond Street, Suite1415 Bond Street, Suite 127 - Naperville, IL 60563
      630-355-9002
      Provides evaluation services, individual and group-based treatment, parent management training (individual and group) and psychotherapy to parents, families and siblings. Compelte contact form to initiate services. 
       
      Transitions Developmental Therapy, PC

      Bianca D. Rodriguez, DT
      225 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2505, Westchester, IL 60154
      Phone: (708) 296-5990
      Group focuses on building and developing social skills.

      Trinity Services Autism and Family Resource Center

      Carl Indovina, clinical psychologist/center director
      13318 W. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL 60451
      Phone: (815) 462-4273
      Email: cindovina@trinity-services.org
      Empirically-based interventions are used to teach social skills to small groups of individuals with similar needs.

      University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic

      1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
      Phone: (312) 413-1490
      Social Skills Groups: School age and high school groups offered. Learn about social skills in a fun and interactive environment. Skills targeted vary depending on client needs.

      Uptown Psych
      Ronald Rempfer
      Psychiatrist, MD
      4753 N Broadway St., 900 Chicago, Illinois 60640 
      (872) 241-1320
      Provides medication management to children and adults with ASD. Uptown's team also provides individual therapy and group therapy for autistic individuals with verbal language. 
       
      Vittum Park-Special Recreation Programming (Chicago Park District)

      5010 West 50th St, Chicago, IL 60638
      Phone: (773) 798-1747
      An opportunity to promote independence and socialization through cooking classes, field trips, parties, holiday events, physical activity and games.

      WEE Speech, PC

      Julie Levin, Speech Pathologist
      8833 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL 60077
      Phone: (847) 329-8226
      Email: office@weespeech.com
      "Back to School" social language group provides children with fun opportunities to experience peer relationships in a positive and supportive environment.

      Youth Services of Glenview

      3100 W. Lake Ave.
      Glenview, IL 60025
      (847) 724-2620
      Cook County
      Social skills group for children and adolescents with non-verbal learning disability and/or Asperger's disorder. Children in the explorers program engage in a wide variety of activities designed to enhance their social outlets as well as build their ability to navigate peer interactions. Explorer kids work with staff from youth services to develop social goals and evaluate and modify these goals after every activity.
      When: Explorer Groups meet year round, two Saturdays a month.
      Age groups: grades 3 through 5; grades 6 through 8; grades 9 through 12.
      Insurance not accepted.
      Cost: $300 (six sessions).
      Wait list: grades 3 through 5.

    • Ameliorate Massage & CranioSacral

      Theresa Winters, LMT, NCBTMB
      826 S. Third St, St. Charles, IL 60174
      Phone: (630) 253-0576
      Email: theresa@amelioratemassage.com
      CranioSacral therapy is a light-touch, fully-clothed session that releases tension and restriction in the dural tube and fascia to allow the body to relax and self-correct.

      Aspire Kids

      Contact: Evon Mucek-Kucharczyk
      1815 S. Wolf Road, Hillside, IL 60162
      Phone: (708) 236-0979
      Email: emucek@aspireofillinois.org
      Periodic courses for parents/caregivers and their babies who are not yet crawling on massage techniques that promote bonding, aid release of tension and strengthen primary systems.

    • Community Therapy Services, PC

      Carol Hrodey, MS, OTR-L
      40W310 LaFox Road, Suite 1AB, St. Charles, IL 60175
      Phone: (630) 444-0077
      Email: info@ctspediatrics.com
      Provides music therapy and offers music therapy groups.

      Creative Exchange Music Therapy Clinic

      Craig Christiansen, MT-BC, president & Kari Christiansen, director
      1527 Westchester Blvd., Suite One South, Westchester, IL 60154
      Phone: (708) 345-6100 or (773) 562-6202
      Email: info@creativeexchangemusic.com
      Music therapy clinic developed as an innovative and model communication program that serves primarily individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

      Dynamic Lynks

      1100 Lake Street, Suite 100C, Oak Park, IL 60301
      Phone: (708) 620-2373
      Email: info@dynamiclynks.com
      Dynamic Lynks provides comprehensive therapeutic sessions and classes to spark lasting change in the unique mind-body connection of Autism. Through music therapy and adaptive yoga, we give your child the opportunity to succeed without intimidation or isolation.

      Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center

      Pediatric Rehabilitation Physician Clinic
      Sally Wilson-Gamble
      9649 W. 55th St., Countryside, IL 60525
      Phone: (708) 352-3580, ext. 437
      Outpatient clinic for children with a wide array of disabilities and delays. Clinic provides individuals with physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, and speech and language evaluation and treatment. Behavioral health clinic provides individual psychotherapy and individual/family behavioral therapy services for all ages.

      J.O.B. Music Connection, Inc.

      Jeanne O. Besetzny, MA, MT-BC, NMT, Orff-Schulwerk Level III Certified
      1105 N. Delphia, Park Ridge, IL 60068
      Phone: (847) 490-5514
      Email: jobmusic@comcast.net
      Provides individual home-based and community-based music therapy services utilizing neurologic music therapy techniques to address speech/language skills, including PECS; fine/gross motor skills; cognitive/academic skills (language for learning; reading mastery; math skills); social/emotional skills, including social stories.

      Tuned In Music Therapy Services, LLC

      Meredith Harvey MT-BC, NMT, Certified Neurologic Music Therapist
      600 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60654
      Phone: (312) 622-5696
      Email: tunedinmt@gmail.com
      Provides individual home-based music therapy utilizing NMT techniques to address speech and communication, motor coordination, and cognition. Adaptive music instruction for guitar and piano also offered.

    • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

      Pediatric Developmental Center
      3040 N. Wilton, second floor, Chicago, IL 60657
      Phone: (773) 296-7682 (Sara Baillie)
      Provides occupational therapy evaluations and treatment.

      All Bright Therapies

      Amanda Albright
      1957 W. Dickens Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
      Phone: (312) 848-6315
      Email: amanda.a@allbrighttherapies.com
      We provide quality DIRFloortime, speech, occupational and feeding therapy to children with delays and disorders, which including evaluations, individual services and group therapy.

      Apex Pediatric Therapy Services

      Phone: (847) 604-0955
      Email: info@apexped.com
      Apex Pediatric Therapy Services is dedicated to providing customized and focused in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, Speech therapy and Occupational Therapy to individuals from 2 years to 21 years of age in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

      Arlington Pediatric Therapy Management Services, Ltd.

      Krista Stewart, ext. 120
      3105 N. Wilke Road, Suite H, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-1450
      Phone: (847) 255-8690
      Offers standardized evaluation and treatment of motor performance and functional skills, sensory integration and Praxis Test, sensory integration treatment, neuro-developmental treatment, treatment of upper extremity motor impairments, and evaluation and treatment of handwriting skills, etc.

      Aspire Kids

      Eamon Shannon Center
      Contact: Kathy Ruffulo
      1815 South Wolf Road, Hillside, IL 60162
      Phone: (708) 236-0979
      Email: kruffulo@aspireofillinois.org
      Provides pediatric occupational therapy evaluation and treatment, including sensory integration therapy, Handwriting without Tears, Therapeutic Listening, Alert/How Does Your Engine Run? and assistive technology evaluations.

      BDI Playhouse Children's Therapy
      Two Locations: 
      Aurora: 600 N. Commons Drive, Suite 102 Aurora, IL  60504 
      Orland Park:  11411 W. 183rd Street. Suite B Orland Park 60467
      708.478.1820 
      We provide Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy along with Aquatic Therapy, Gait Clinic, Feeding Clinic, Casting and Bike Riding Lessons for kids and young adults (birth - 25).
       
      Building Blocks Developmental Services

      Katherine Palermo, OTR-L
      13246 S. Route 59, Suite 100, Plainfield, IL  60586
      Phone: (815) 254-7400
      Email: palermo@yahoo.com
      Provides occupational therapy evaluation and treatment.

      BY YOUR SIDE Autism Therapy Services

      Providing in-home and in-center ABA in Morton Grove, Tinley Park, Schaumburg, Burr Ridge, and surrounding areas including Glenview, Niles, Skokie, Orland, Frankfort, Mokena and more.
      Phone: 866 429-7543 (866 4-BYS KID)
      Email: info@byyoursideac.com
      Our occupational therapy services focus on teaching functional skills to individuals so they can effectively participate in activities of their daily life (home, school, work, play).

      Cawn/Krantz & Associates, Ltd.

      Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP/L
      605 Academy Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 480-8890, ext. 13
      Email: sherrislp@cawn-krantz.com
      Provides consultation, evaluation, and occupational treatment services to help children and families affected by developmental challenges.

      Charlie's Gift

      Center for Autism and Related Disorders
      1048 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60521
      Phone: (630) 323-7500 x239
      Email: charliesgift@att.net
      Provides occupational therapy evaluation, treatment and group services for children and teens.

      Clearbrook Clinical Services - CHILD & Adult
      1815 W. Central Rd Arlington Heights, IL 60005
      847-385-2621
      Provides Developmental Therapy (DT), PT, OT, Speech and Language and behavior services to children 0-5.
      1835 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005
      847-385-5072
      Provides PT, OT, Speech and Language, Social Work and behavior services to children, adolescants and adults 18 and older. 
       
      Cornerstones Autism Services

      Contact: Ginny Nikiforos, Clinical Director
      8800 Bronx Ave, Skokie, IL 60077
      Phone: (773) 726-4832
      Email: ginny@cornerstonesil.com
      Cornerstones specializes in providing home, school, and community Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to young children up to those in adulthood that have a diagnosis of Autism. Services also include OT and Speech therapy Services. 

      Community Therapy Services, PC

      Carol Hrodey, MS, OTR-L, Clinic Director
      40W310 LaFox Road, Suite 1AB, St. Charles, IL  60175
      Phone: 630-444-0077
      Email: info@ctspediatrics.com or cdcts@ctspediatrics.com
      Provides occupational therapy evaluations and therapy.

      Damon Williams, OTR-L

      1409 W. Cornelia Ave., Unit 3, Chicago, IL 60657
      Phone: (312) 404-4578
      Email: justuspeds@gmail.com
      Provides home-based occupational evaluation and therapy services.

      Day By Day Family Solutions

      Judy L. Katz, OTR-L, Special Educational Consultant
      109 Pine St., Deerfield, IL 60015
      Phone: (847) 899-1551
      Email: judy@daybydayfamilysolutions.com
      Helping parents/family/caregivers learn how to teach your child with special needs to engage in day by day activities in your home, your community, your school.

      Funtastic Gymnastic Therapy

      Patricia Ostrow, (414) 254-2291
      Kelly Donley, (224) 515-9060
      Locations include: western and northern Chicago suburbs as well as Milwaukee area.
      (414) 254-2291
      email: funtasticgymnastic@yahoo.com
      Provides one-on-one instruction for special needs children using gymnastics as a means to enhance the therapeutic experience. Classes are 30-45 minutes in length depending on the skill of your child. The goal is to graduate each child into the small group sessions. Instruction is provided from licensed therapists including occupational, physical, speech, and the aid of one or more assistants. They use balance beams, trampolines, springboards, tumbling exercises, pummel horse and swings.
      Ages: 2-21 years.
      Cost: all sessions are insurance eligible; public insurance not accepted.
      No wait list.

      Hatter Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services

      Annette Hatter, OTR-L
      2176 Gladstone Ct. Suites A&B
      Glendale Heights, IL 60139
      Phone: (630) 715-0095
      Email: ahatterot@att.net
      Provides occupational therapy evaluation and treatment using a DIR and sensory integration approach.

      Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center

      Pediatric Rehabilitation Physician Clinic
      Sally Wilson-Gamble
      9649 W. 55th St., Countryside, IL 60525
      Phone: (708) 352-3580, ext. 437
      Outpatient clinic for children with a wide array of disabilities and delays. Clinic provides individuals with physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, and speech and language evaluation and treatment. Behavioral health clinic provides individual psychotherapy and individual/family behavioral therapy services for all ages.

      Imagine Pediatric Therapy

      Contact: Erin Roiser, OT
      606 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607
      Phone: (312) 588-5050
      Provides OT assessment and rehabilitative treatment services, specializing in sensory integration and neurodevelopmental treatment.

      Integrated Pediatric Interventions

      Jewish Child and Family Services
      255 Revere Drive, Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 412-4379
      Provides assessment and occupational therapy in the clinic, home, or community-based.

      KGH Autism Services

      KGH Autism Services
      1161 Lake Cook Rd.
      Deerfield, IL 60015
      847-498-5437
      email: info@kghautismservices.com
      Occupational therapy at KGH consists of identifying and treating sensory processing difficulties, motor planning/sequencing, apraxia, body tone, sensory integration dysfunction and regulation issues.

      Kids Can Do, Inc.

      MariJo
      19100 S. Crescent Drive, Suite 101, Mokena, IL 60448
      Phone: (708) 478-5400
      Email: info@kidscando.org
      Areas that team members are trained in include: sensory integration theory and treatment, administration of the SIPT (sensory integration and Praxis tests), NDT (neuro-developmental theory), therapeutic listening, the deep pressure/brushing protocol, and kineseotaping.

      Kids in Sync Pediatric Occupational Therapy

      1820 W. Webster Ave., Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60614
      Phone: (773) 235-5070
      Email: info@kids-in-sync.com
      Provides pediatric occupational therapy services guided by the principles of the DIR/Floortime Model, the Sensory Integration Model and other modalities to support sensory processing, motor control, self-regulation capacities, and overall functional independence.

      Kids Unlimited Therapy Services, LLC

      820 North Boulevard, Oak Park, IL 60301
      (708) 524-2445
      Provides OT, PT, and Speech services, along with DIR/Floortime and social group interventions.

      La Rabida Children's Hospital

      Amanda Fraats
      6501 S Promontory Dr, Chicago, IL 60649
      Phone: (773) 256-5786
      Provides assessment and occupational therapy services.

      LEEP Forward Developmental Center
      Lorell Marin, MST, DT, Founder
      1280 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
      (773) 255-8155
      leepforward1@aol.com
      Services span early childhood through adolescence. Provides individual and group (social skills) therapy for children with autism, Asperger's and SPD using a DIR/Floortime approach. Additionally, services include assessment and treatment in developmental, speech and language, occupational, physical and behavior therapy services. ABA services are provided in-home and in-clinic. LEEP is also a certified Early Intervention program.
       

       

      Lillian Chen-Byerley, MS, OTR-L, RCTC

      171 Lagoon Drive, Northfield, IL 60093-3509
      Phone: (847) 446-9484
      Email: fourchen@sbcglobal.net
      Provides assessment and occupational therapy services.

      Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

      140 N. Wright St., Naperville, IL 60540
      Phone: (630) 305-4196, ext. 3
      Email: pboheme@lilfriends.com
      Services include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, including psychological, speech, occupational therapy, and social skills. Additionally, residential services are available to both children and adults needing more supported care.

      Lumiere Children’s Therapy

      811 W Evergreen, Suite 404, Chicago, IL 60642
      Phone: (312) 242-1665
      Email: admin@lumierechild.com
      Occupational therapy is conducted home or clinic-based. They work with children to improve their social and behavioral mannerisms by focusing on physical, fine motor, and cognitive skills.

      Maureen Karwowski, OTR-L

      200 Easy St., Suite H, Carol Stream, IL 60188
      Phone: (630) 915-3646
      Provides occupational therapy evaluation and treatment using DIR and sensory integration approach.

      Mobile Therapy Centers of America

      1870 W. Winchester Rd #203 Libertyville, IL, 60048
      Phone: (847) 816-7200
      Email: info@mtcus.com
      MTC provides free developmental screenings. Speech/Language, ABA, Behavioral and Occupational Therapy services are provided either in home, at our center or in your child’s regular school or childcare setting.

      Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, Inc.

      Director Becky Payne, MATCCC/SLP/HPCS
      2523 14¾ Avenue, Rice Lake, WI 54868
      Phone: (715) 859 6670
      Assessment and treatment for patients that have fine motor delays, sensory integration dysfunction, feeding challenges, assessing for adaptive equipment, difficulty attending and following direction, as well as emotional and behavioral deficits.

      North Shore Pediatric Therapy

      Main Location: 1657 West Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 6062
      Other locations: Chicago, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Evanston, Lake Bluff, and Hinsdale
      (877) 486-4140
      Email: info@KidsBlossom.com
      Provides ABA, Feeding, OT, PT, SLP, Psychologists, Individual & Family Therapy
      Ages: Birth to 18 years old

      NovaCare Kids LaGrange

      18 N. Catherine Ave, Lagrange, IL 60525
      Phone: (708) 482-9453
      Provides occupational therapy assessment and treatment for children Birth to 21 years of age.

      Rush University Medical Center
      Provides occupational therapy evaluation and treatment.
      Child: 1653 W. Congress Pkwy. Chicago, IL 60612
      (312) 942-1204
      Adult: 1725 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60612
      (312) 563-2454

       
      Small Friends Therapy

      Emily Romasanta, MS, OTR-L
      Phone: (773) 951-7201
      Email: smallfriendstherapy@gmail.com
      Provides occupational therapy evaluation, consultation, and treatment.

      Smart Moves Pediatrics
      7929 Cermak Rd. Unit C North Riverside, IL 60546
      colton@smartmovespediatrics.com
      708-442-0023
      Clinical services include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
       
      Stacey Glorioso, OTR-L

      13246 S. Route 59, Suite 100, Plainfield, IL 60586
      Phone: (815) 351-5770
      Email: staots@yahoo.com
      Trained in the development and implementation of the Picture Exchange Communication System, Sensory Integration, DIR, and modifying environments to meet each child's sensory needs.

      Therapeutic Links, PC

      Tracy Lyndon, OTR-L
      Grayslake, IL & McHenry, IL
      Phone: (847) 548-3458, ext. 1
      Offers evaluation, consultation, in-clinic sessions (individual and group) and sessions in community settings (e.g. home-based, outdoors, gymnastics facility, horse back riding).

      TherapyWorks

      312.780.0820
      michelle@therapyworks.com
      Full-service speech, language and feeding therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy provider with an online platform that allows parents to schedule appointments with local pediatric therapists for in-home services. 

      Timber Ridge Pediatric Therapy

      Laura Goltz, OT
      8707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 402 Skokie, IL 60077
      Phone: (847) 877-5210
      Email: goltzlaura@gmail.com
      Provides occupational therapy. Addresses fine motor skills, core strength, upper body strength, coordination, and self-regulation.

      University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic

      Multiple individual therapists (BCBA, social work, and professional counselors)
      Intake Coordinator: Ginny Griffin or Lizabeth Fernandez
      1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
      Phone: (312) 413-1490
      Email: giginny@uic.edu
      Behavior and individual therapy for clients with a dual diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disability and mental illness.

      University of Illinois Institute for Juvenile Research Developmental Disabilities Clinic

      Katie Frank
      Intake Coordinator: Ginny Griffin or Lizabeth Fernandez
      1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
      Phone: (312) 413-1490
      Email: giginny@uic.edu
      Occupational therapy evaluations and treatment conducted in English children and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability.

      Vital Rehabilitation

      5820 W. Irving Park Road
      Chicago, IL 60634
      Phone: (773) 685-8482; 773-975-6830
      Email: contact@vitalrehabilitation.com
      Provides physical therapy evaluations in the clinic, home or community. Provides Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Aquatic therapy, Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) and Cuevas MEDEK Exercise (CME). Medcaid taken only at Lakeview location.

      WEE Speech, PC

      Julie Levin, Speech Pathologist
      8833 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL 60077
      Phone: (847) 329-8226
      Email: office@weespeech.com
      Provides occupational therapy evaluation and treatment.

      Westside Children's Therapy

      1725 S. Naperville Road - Suite 110, Wheaton, IL 60187
      Phone: 630-509-4911
      Email: wheatonadmin@westsidechildrenstherapy.com
      Westside helps children gain functional skills for independence in daily life activities or “occupations”. We use sensory integration, muscle strengthening, coordination, motor planning, visual perception, and motor skill techniques.

    • Arlington Pediatric Therapy Management Services, Ltd.

      Krista Stewart
      3105 N. Wilke Road, Suite H, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-1450
      Phone: (847) 255-8690 ext. 120
      Offers standardized evaluation of motor skills and function, neuron-developmental treatment, manual therapy (myofascial release, craniosacral therapy and joint mobilization), etc.

      Association for Individual Development
      309 W. New Indian Trail Court, Aurora, IL 60506
      Serving Aurora and McHenry 
      Phone: (630) 966-4050
      Provides child and adult services. Services for children include evaluation, psychiatry for medication management, outpatient therapy (individual, family, group, parent), and case management.  Services for adults include psychiatry for medication management, day programming, employment training and placement support, and both residential and supported living.
       
      BDI Playhouse Children's Therapy
      Two Locations: 
      Aurora: 600 N. Commons Drive, Suite 102 Aurora, IL  60504 
      Orland Park:  11411 W. 183rd Street. Suite B Orland Park 60467
      708.478.1820 
      We provide Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy along with Aquatic Therapy, Gait Clinic, Feeding Clinic, Casting and Bike Riding Lessons for kids and young adults (birth - 25).
       
      Clearbrook Clinical Services - CHILD & Adult
      1815 W. Central Rd Arlington Heights, IL 60005
      847-385-2621
      Provides Developmental Therapy (DT), PT, OT, Speech and Language and behavior services to children 0-5.
      1835 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005
      847-385-5072
      Provides PT, OT, Speech and Language, Social Work and behavior services to children, adolescants and adults 18 and older. 
       
      Community Therapy Services, PC

      Carol Hrodey, MS, OTR/L, Clinic Director
      40W310 LaFox Road Suite 1AB, St. Charles, IL  60175
      Phone: 630-444-0077
      Email: info@ctspediatrics.com or cdcts@ctspediatrics.com
      Provides evaluation and physical therapy treatment services.

      Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center

      Pediatric Rehabilitation Physician Clinic
      Sally Wilson-Gamble
      9649 W. 55th St., Countryside, IL 60525
      Phone: (708) 352-3580, ext. 437
      Outpatient clinic for children with a wide array of disabilities and delays. Clinic provides individuals with physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, and speech and language evaluation and treatment. Behavioral health clinic provides individual psychotherapy and individual/family behavioral therapy services for all ages.

      Imagine Pediatric Therapy

      Tanja Golsch, PT, DPT
      Joy Ehlenfeldt, PT
      606 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607
      Phone: (312) 588-5050
      Provides assessment and physical therapy services.

      Kids Can Do, Inc.

      19100 S. Crescent Drive, Suite 101, Mokena, IL 60448
      Phone: (708) 478-5400
      Email: info@kidscando.org
      Provides a variety of treatment interventions for children who are faced with medical and/or developmental challenges including: developmental activities, therapeutic exercise, balance and coordination activities, adaptive play activities, mobility training, safety and prevention programs, and activities to promote overall wellness.

      Kids Unlimited Therapy Services, LLC

      820 North Boulevard, Oak Park, IL 60301
      (708) 524-2445
      Provides OT, PT, and Speech services, along with DIR/Floortime and social group interventions.

      La Rabida Children's Hospital

      Amanda Fraats
      6501 S Promontory Dr, Chicago, IL 60649
      Phone: (773) 256-5957
      Provides assessment and physical therapy services.

      LEEP Forward Developmental Center
      Lorell Marin, MST, DT, Founder
      1280 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
      (773) 255-8155
      leepforward1@aol.com
      Services span early childhood through adolescence. Provides individual and group (social skills) therapy for children with autism, Asperger's and SPD using a DIR/Floortime approach. Additionally, services include assessment and treatment in developmental, speech and language, occupational, physical and behavior therapy services. ABA services are provided in-home and in-clinic. LEEP is also a certified Early Intervention program.
       

       

      Lisa Barich, PT

      9707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 402, Skokie, IL 60077
      Phone: (773) 616-7638
      Email: barichlisag@gmail.com
      Provides physical therapy evaluation and treatment, addressing gross motor skills, motor planning, orthotics, compression garments and biomechanics alignment.

      Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, Inc.

      Director Becky Payne, MATCCC/SLP/HPCS
      2523 14¾ Ave., Rice Lake, WI 54868
      Phone: (715) 859-6670
      Assessment and treatment for patients that have gross motor delays and motor planning deficits, as well as assessing for adaptive equipment Private insurance accepted.

      North Shore Pediatric Therapy

      1308 Waukegan Road, Suite 103, Glenview, IL 60025
      Phone: (877) 486-4140
      Email: info@KidsBlossom.com
      Provides physical therapy evaluation and treatment for the following conditions: gross motor delay, torticollis, athletic injuries, toe walking, physical activity for weight management and functional limitations due to obesity, hypotonia, orthopedic disorders, and neurologic disorders.

      NovaCare Kids LaGrange

      NovaCare Kids LaGrange
      18 N. Catherine Ave, Lagrange, IL 60525
      Phone: (708) 482-9453
      Provides pediatric physical therapy assessment and treatment for children birth to 21 years of age.

      Oak Leyden Developmental Services

      Chandra Dean
      411 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302
      Phone: (708) 524-1050, ext. 132
      Provides physical therapy evaluation and treatment.

      Oak Tree Developmental Center

      Suzanne Trumbower, MS-PT
      1640 N. Wells Ave., #103, Chicago, IL 60614
      Phone: (312) 642-4300
      Provides physical therapy evaluation and treatment and small groups.

      Smart Moves Pediatrics
      7929 Cermak Rd. Unit C North Riverside, IL 60546
      colton@smartmovespediatrics.com
      708-442-0023
      Clinical services include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
       
      TherapyWorks

      312.780.0820
      michelle@therapyworks.com
      Full-service speech, language and feeding therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy provider with an online platform that allows parents to schedule appointments with local pediatric therapists for in-home services. 

      Vital Rehabilitation

      5820 W. Irving Park Road
      Chicago, IL 60634
      Phone: (773) 685-8482; 773-975-6830
      Email: contact@vitalrehabilitation.com
      Provides physical therapy evaluations in the clinic, home or community. Provides Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Aquatic therapy, Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) and Cuevas MEDEK Exercise (CME). Medcaid taken only at Lakeview location.

      Westside Children's Therapy

      1725 S. Naperville Road - Suite 110, Wheaton, IL 60187
      Phone: 630-509-4911
      Email: wheatonadmin@westsidechildrenstherapy.com
      Westside helps children maximize their physical abilities and minimize their physical limitations. Our physical therapists use one-on-one, hands-on therapy designed to help children who display delays or deficits in gross motor development, mobility, gait, strength, and posture, or those who display pain or injury.

    • Accepting Therapy

      107 W. Van Buren St., Ste 205 Chicago, IL 60605
      (773) 442- 2338
      Ages: 2+
      Individual therapy for individuals with well-developed verbal skills. 

      Advanced Behavioral Solutions

      2060 E. Algonquin Road Suite 720, Schaumburg, IL 60173
      Phone: (847) 496-4693
      Email: advancedbehavioral@msn.com
      Provides individual psychotherapy using a cognitive-behavioral approach for children and young adults on the ASD/PDD spectrum. Vocational Assessment, Planning, and Career Counseling also available. 

      Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

      Pediatric Developmental Center
      3040 N. Wilton Ave., 2nd floor
      Chicago, IL 60657
      Phone: (773) 296-7682 (Sara Baillie)
      Provides individual therapy using behavioral management strategies.

      Advocate Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health

      Chicago: 938 W. Nelson St, Chicago, IL 60657
      Phone: (773) 296-3220
      Oak Lawn: 4700 W 95th St Suite LL5, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
      (800) 216-1110
      Bolingbrook:  440 Quadrangle Drive, Suite K Bolingbrook, IL 60440
      The Behavioral Health Services team at Advocate provides a comprehensive array of inpatient services for children, adolescents and adults, as well as intensive outpatient services for teens (13-17) and adults with well-developed verbal skills and co-morbid depression and/or anxiety. 

      AFG Family Guidance Center
      444 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, Illinois 60043
      (847) 853-0234
      Offers clinical services including psychiatric evaluations and medication management, psychological and developmental evaluations,  therapy (individual, family, and group  for individuals with developed verbal skills), and ADHD coaching. List of providers
       
      AMITA Health Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Resource Center
      1786 Moon Lake Blvd. Suite 202, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
      847-755-8536
      AHBHHHEResourceCenter@amitahealth.org
      Provides brief counseling services for individuals (all ages, children through adulthood) with ASD or a DD who have public insurance/Medicaid (please contact for information about application process). Free services to the public include screenings for autism, resource assessments, behavioral consults, triage to services, and monthly recreational groups. Social skills groups for grades pre-k/kindergarten, 3rd-5th and high school. Occassionally, Young adult and Adult groups as well. 
       
      Art of Balance
      Alyse R Malmborg
      Counselor, MA, LCPC
      1409 W Irving Park Rd Chicago, Illinois 60613 
      (312) 667-2677
      Provides individual therapy services to adolescents and adults with verbal language.
       
      Ashley Allis Therapy

      Address: 708 Church Street Suite 221 Evanston, IL 60201
      Email: ALLISTHERAPY@GMAIL.COM
      Phone: (262) 215-6506
      Ages: Pre-teens to Adults
      Provides outpatient therapy to teenagers, young adults, and adults with high functioning autism. I also provide psychoeducation and support to the family members using a strength-based approach to therapy.

      Association for Individual Development (AID)
      309 New Indian Trail Court, Aurora, IL 60506
      Phone: (630) 966-4000
      email: info@the-association.org
      AID offers support to Kane and Kendall county families of children and adults with disabilities.
      Child services include: in-home care to children to prevent the child from being placed into more restrictive care. Additionally, AID offers behavioral health support including psychiatric assesment and medication management and outpatient therapy. 
      Adult services include: in-home care for training and support (through Adult Waiver), vocational training, skill training, paid work opportunities, community integration and employment to individuals. Additionally, day program servies (The STARS Program & the Autism Program) focused on active community integration, volunteer work and fitness activities for participants and residential services are available 
      Visit website or FAQ for more detailed information.
       
      Autism Services Group

      330 Eisenhower Ln. N., Lombard, IL 60148
      Phone (800) 773-1682
      Fax: (630) 541-3698
      Email: info@skillsprout.com
      Counseling focusing on helping your child build new skills, grow their coping strategies, and assist them in meeting their social-emotional needs.

      Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Resource Center

      Alexian Brothers Medical Plaza
      1786 Moon Lake Blvd., Suite 202, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
      Phone: (847) 755-8536
      Email: brianne.lukowski@alexian.net
      This center provides individual therapy for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

      Behavioral & Counseling Services
      Phone: 224.256.2607
      Email: admin@bcs4you.com
      Service areas: Crystal Lake, Barrington, McHenry, Harvard, Lake Zurich, Lake In The Hills, Algonquin, Gilberts, East & West Dundee, Carpentersville, Woodstock, Fox River Grove, Cary, South Barrington, Elgin, Huntley, Hampshire, Pingree Grove, Bull Valley, Richmond, Hebron, Antioch, Spring Grove, Johnsburg, Richmond, Lakemoor
      Behavioral Health and Mental Health services.  Providing In Home ABA services to chldren ages 2-17 and counseling (in-clinic) for all ages.
       
      Behavioral Psychology Associates

      Locations in Arlington Heights, Barrington and Schaumburg
      847-303-1880
      Provides individual, group and family therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model for children, teens and adults.

      Bellosa Counseling, LLC

      Christine Bellosa, MA, LCPC
      Therapist for Individuals, Couples &  Families
      350 S. Northwest Highway, Suite 300, Park Ridge, IL 60068
      847.656.5259
      Christine@BellosaCounseling.com
      Provides individuals with ASD of all ages therapy, and well as with couple & family counseling, sibling support and help in other areas such as IEP education.

      Best Self, Inc.
      Courtney Boulukos, LCPC
      (312) 643-0268
      1332 North Halsted, Suite 403, Chicago IL 60642
      Provides individual therapy for individuals with autism ages 3-22, often incorporating parents and/or caregivers into the therapeutic process.
       
      Brighthouse Diagnostics and Treatment Center
      2919 N. Southport Ave., Unit 1 Chicago, IL 60657
      773-799-8939
      sairakhan@brighthousecenter.com
      aprilhall@brighthousecenter.com
      Brighthouse provides specialized services to individuals between the ages of 2 and 18 who present with neurodevelopmental, social-emotinal, and behavioral challenges. Services include diagnostic evaluations, individual psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, speech therapy, social skills groups and parent workshops. Bilingual (Eng/Spanish) providers. 
       
      Brittney Brownfield, LCPC
      Counselor, MS, LCPC
      3166 North Lincoln Ave., Suite 401, Chicago, IL 60657 
      (312) 766-6948
      Has experience in providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, & adults with ASD.
       
      Cawn/Krantz & Associates, Ltd.

      605 Academy Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 480-8890
      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.

      Center for Anxiety & Social Intervention
      Glen Veed, PhD
      773-442-2048
      2020 Dempster Street, #202 Evanston, IL 60202
      Provides evidenced based individual therapy (middle school through adult) and parent consultation; all services are currently fee-for-service, sliding scale available. Has specialty ASD and comorbid anxiety or OCD. 
       
      The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC

      Allison Lobel, PsyD, P.L.A.Y Project consultant
      16W241 S. Frontage Road, Suite 35, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
      Phone: (630) 468-2342
      Email: alobel@thecenterforhopeandhealing.com
      Provides individual psychotherapy utilizing a psychodynamic, developmental, and systems approach.

      Center for Therapeutic Services
      9 Crystal Lake Rd., Suite #210 Lake In The Hills, Illinois 60156 
      4209 W Shamrock Ln., McHenry, IL 60050
      Provides therapy for parents and/or children, teens and adults with ASD, as well as ABA services. 
       
      Charlie's Gift

      Center for Autism and Related Disorders
      1048 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60521
      Phone: (630) 323-7500 x239
      Email: charliesgift@att.net
      Provides individual therapeutic services based on behavioral and ABA principles.

      Children’s Research Triangle
      P (312) 726-4011
      70 E Lake Street, Suite 1300
      Chicago, IL 60601
      Provides individual, group and family therapy, along with developmental, medical & psychological evalurations. Visit their website for insurance and fees.
       
      Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C.

      Michael J. Frey, PhD
      3233 N. Arlington Heights Road Suite 208, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
      Phone: (847) 632-0334
      Email: MFrey@psych4kids.com
      Provides individual therapy utilizing a variety of interventions including a DIR and cognitive-behavioral model.

      CORE Connection Counseling

      6040 State Route 53, Suite B, Lisle, IL 60532
      Phone: (630) 524-4000
      Email: info@coreconnectioncc.com
      We provide individual counseling, parenting and family support, social & cognitive skills groups, & emotional regulation groups which include:  Social CBT, Social Theatre ™ and Zen Zones which blends the Zones of Regulation™ curriculum  with Yoga Kids.

      Dawn La Brose, MSW, LCSW

      Autism & Anxiety Therapists, Inc.
      1100 Lake St., Suite 210 E, Oak Park, IL 60301
      Phone: (847) 338-2525
      dlabrose@aatherapists.com
      Provides therapy to kids, teens, adults and families utilizing a variety of methods including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Social Thinking Model and the Structured TEACCH Method. Specialties include ASD, anxiety and ADHD.

      DePaul Family and Community Services
      2219 North Kenmore Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago IL 60614
      The DePaul Family and Community Services is a full-service behavioral health clinic located in Lincoln Park on the campus of DePaul University. We provide quality services focused on children, adolescents and their families. Services are flexible and responsive to the needs of clients/their families. Our staff includes an exceptional team of highly-skilled Clinical/Community Psychologists, Counselors, a Psychiatrist, and graduate students.
       
      Diane Gould, LCSW, BCBA

      1866 Sheridan Road, Suite 207, Highland Park, IL 60035
      Phone: (847) 917-5385
      Email: dgould847@aol.com
      Ages: birth and up.
      Provides home-based intervention therapy using a functional analysis of child's behavior and a behavior support plan created for the home.

      Edgewood Clinical Services, LLC
      1288 Rickert Drive, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60540
      Phone: (630) 428-7890
      Provides individual therapy using a goal-directed approach.
       
      Elemental Center
      Paula Petrosino
      Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
      Chicago: 612 S Western Avenue  
      Orland Pakr: 15010 S Ravinia Ave., Suite 15
      (708) 866-1093
      Provides individual therapy services to children and adolescents, treatment ranging from traditional talk therapy to mindfulness to hands on approaches including play therapy and art therapy.
       
      Elena Kaiser, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC

      Counseling and Art Therapy
      2956 Central St., Evanston, IL 60201
      Phone: (847) 337-2377
      Email: kaiser.elena@comcast.net
      Uses the creative process of art-making to help her clients improve and enhance their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

      Empathic Counseling Center

      Ivy Lynn, LCSW
      1601 Sherman Avenue, Suite 510, Evanston, IL 60201
      Phone: 847-565-8083
      Email: ivy@empathiccounselingcenter.com
      I provide individual psychotherapy to support individuals with Asperger's disorder and high-functioning autism.

      The Finestra Center, LLC

      4659 Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
      Phone: (773) 435-6740
      Email: info@finestracenter.com
      Provides individual therapy in English and Spanish to adults, teens, children and families facing issues related to adjustment to life stressors including developmental, medical, or psychiatric diagnosis of a child or family member.

      The Ginkgo Psychology Group
      Dr. Katie Hejna, PsyD
      820 W Jackson, Suite 515, Chicago, IL 60607
      (312) 663-8317
      Additional Location: 2225 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2515, Westchester, IL 60154
      Provides psychotherapy for children, teens, parents, and young adults. In addition to therapy, she has expertise conducting neuropsychological assessments, which are intended to answer complex questions related to ADHD, learning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and more.
       
      Greater Elgin Family Care Center
      373 Summit St., Elgin, Illinois 60120
      (847) 796-6698 x6626
      Provides individual therapy for children, teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, among other co-occurring and/or presenting needs. 
       
      Guiding Behavior Counseling, LLC
      (773) 726-4832
      info@guidingbehavior.com
      Provides children and adults in-home and community services around the Chicago and Chicagoland areas including behavior support, individual, sibling and family counseling, executive skills development, life skills coaching, and ABA therapy. 
       
      Healing Connections Counseling, PC

      Paula Sejut-Dvorak, MA, LCPC
      13717 South Route 30, Unit 153, Plainfield, Illinois 60544
      Phone: (815) 676-6811
      Email: info@hcctherapy.com
      HCC provides individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults using age and developmentally appropriate techniques such as play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.

      Healing Empowering & Learning Professionals LLC
      Karen McCurtis Witherspoon, PhD
      401 E 162nd Street, Suite 103, South Holland, IL 60473
      (773) 840-0855
      Additional Location: 2930 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60616
      Clinical practice made up of psychologists, clinical counselors, substance abuse counselors, social workers, educators who focus on psychological testing, parenting evaluations, and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. 
       
      Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center

      Pediatric Rehabilitation Physician Clinic
      Sally Wilson-Gamble
      9649 W. 55th St., Countryside, IL 60525
      Phone: (708) 352-3580, ext. 437
      Outpatient clinic for children with a wide array of disabilities and delays. Clinic provides individuals with physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, and speech and language evaluation and treatment. Behavioral health clinic provides individual psychotherapy and individual/family behavioral therapy services for all ages.

      Holly DeRosa Walejeski, LCPC, ATR
      329 Harrison Ave Unit B Oak Park, IL 60304
      (773) 786-9156
      Provides individual outpatient therapy to children, teens, and adults and has extensive experience with Asperger's Sydrome and autism.
       
      Individual & Family Connections

      Ritamaria Laird MA, LCPC, NCC
      2865 N. Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
      Phone: (773) 270-0469
      Email: hello@ifccounseling.com
      Provides play-based therapy to help children on the autism spectrum increase their engagement, attachment, and social skills.

      Innovative Counseling Partners
      Deana Gaston
      715 Lake St., Suite 800, Oak Park, IL 60301 
      Provides individual, family, and relationship therapy for individuals with ASD and their families, as well as social skills group services to children and teens (ages 7-15) with ASD. 
       
      Innovative Psychotherapy Solutions (IPS)
      Michael "Dr. Mike" Mihajlovic, PsyD
      550 Frontage Road #3535, Northfield, IL 60093
      Phone: (224) 326-0118
      Email: info@achievepositivechange.com
      Provides diagnostic assessment, individual therapy and social skills groups for individuals with ASD, ages 2-21. 
       
      Insightful Solutions
      Erika Swanson, PsyD
      10310 Orland Parkway, Suite 201 Orland Park, IL 60467 
      (708) 512-7179
      Provides therapy services including family/couples therapy, psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children with ASD, as well as child trauma psychotherapy and parent consultation. 
       
      Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD

      P.O. Box 544, Winnetka, IL 60093
      Phone: (847) 446-1251
      Email: techpsych@techpsychologist.com
      Provides individual therapy using a cognitive-behavioral approach.

      Jennifer Gorski, PhD

      1100 Lake St. Suite 210A, Oak Park, IL 60301
      (708) 866-1693
      info@jennifergorski.com
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic and psychoeducational evaluations, and consultation for children, adolescents, and adults with social learning differences.

      Karin McNicholas, MSW, LCSW

      425 S. Main St. Suite 100, Lombard, IL 60148
      Phone: (630) 629-0297
      Provides individual therapy.

      Kathy Abbott, Psy D, PC
      3317 W 95th St., Ste. 205, Evergreen Park, IL 60805 
      Provides individual therapy to individuals (teens and adults) with high functioning autism. 
       
      Kimberly Klepec, MSW, LCSW
      200 W Monroe St Suite 303C, Bloomington, IL 61701 
      (309) 271-0130
      Provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Meditation, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy for individuals (children throug adulthood) with high functioning autism.
       
      The Kulkarni Group
      Dr. Robert Kulkarni         
      4580 Weaver Parkway, Suite 204 Warrenville, IL 60555
      630-473-3970 Office
      Offers individual and family psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management services to individuals on with ASD, as well as other conditions. 
       
      Lana Roth, LCSW, ACSW
      666 Dundee Road Suite 1302, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 486-1036
      Email: lanaroth@sbcglobal.net
      Provides individual therapy to high-functioning adolescents and young adults facing social and emotional challenges.
       
      LEEP Forward Developmental Center
      Lorell Marin, MST, DT, Founder
      1280 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
      (773) 255-8155
      leepforward1@aol.com
      Services span early childhood through adolescence. Provides individual and group (social skills) therapy for children with autism, Asperger's and SPD using a DIR/Floortime approach. Additionally, services include assessment and treatment in developmental, speech and language, occupational, physical and behavior therapy services. ABA services are provided in-home and in-clinic. LEEP is also a certified Early Intervention program.
       

       

      Linden Oaks Behavioral Health (Edward-Elmhurst Health)
      Three Locations:
      Naperville: 852 West Street, Naperville, IL 60540
      (630) 305-5027
      IOP/PHP - Adolescents: Linden Oaks Behavioral Health provide in-patient and intensive outpatient services to individuals 12 and up with high functioning autism and anxiety and/or other mood disorders.
      Medication management: Children, adolescents and adults
       
      Mokena: 9697 W. 191st St., Mokena, IL
      (630) 305-5027
      IOP/PHP - Adults: Linden Oaks Behavioral Health provide in-patient and intensive outpatient services and partial hospitalization programs to adults with anxiety and/or other mood disorders.
      Medication management: Children, adolescents and adults
       
      Orland Park: 11512 W 183rd Place, Suite NW Orland Park IL
      603-646-6433
      Individual Therapy: Dan S. and Megan Cummens provide individual therapy to children and adults with ASD.
       
      Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

      140 N. Wright St., Naperville, IL 60540
      Phone: (630) 305-4196, ext. 3
      Email: pboheme@lilfriends.com
      Services include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, including psychological, speech, occupational therapy, and social skills. Additionally, residential services are available to both children and adults needing more supported care.

      Living Rite
      Phone: 779.777.7335
      Two Locations: 
      Alogonquin: 2100 North Huntington Dr., 60102
      Sycamore: 1625 Bethany Rd #1, 60178
      Individual and family therapy for children and adults with autism. 
       
      The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health
      Multiple Locations:
      Oak Park: 1110 North Boulevard
      Hinsdale: 15 Spinning Wheel Rd., Suite 426, Hinsdale IL 60521
      Phone: (708) 927-0279
       
      McHenry: 3923 Mercy Dr., Suite F, McHenry, IL 60050
      Woodstock: 111 Dean St., Woodstock, IL 60098
      815-344-5061
       
      Chicago 645 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1005, Chicago, IL 60611
      312-809-7036
      Provides individual therapy.
       
      Lowry & Associates, Couseling & Education Services
      115 South Marion Street Oak Park, IL 60302
      Educational Services: 708-712-6213
      Counseling Services: 708-337-0799
      Provides individual therapy and educational services, including tutoring, advocacy and learning assessments.
       
      Maia Marie Wheeler, LCPC
      Locations in Lakeview and South Loop
      Provides indiviudal therapy with a focus on communication and social skills. 
       
      Melissa Amison, LCSW
      Brookfield, Illinois 60513
      (708) 271-9068
      melissaaminsonLCSW@gmail.com
      Individual Therapy: Available to all ages to address deficits in social skills, develop coping strategies, improve self-esteem, and any mental health concerns. Also offers play therapy and social skills groups for children ages 5-17.

       

      Michelle M. Kator, LCSW

      Certified RDI Consultant
      ACP Consultants

      2604 Dempster St.  Suite 510, Park Ridge, IL 60068
      Phone: (847) 824-1235, ext. 7
      Email: mkator208@wideopenwest.com
      Provides individual therapy using RDI for children with autism.

      Mt. Sinai – Under The Rainbow
      1500 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
      773-257-4750
      Provides outpatient mental health services, including Individual, family and play therapy. Group therapy and social skills groups are available to children and teens with verbal language. Parenting groups also available. *Note referral from PCP & insurance card needed.
       
      Northwest Behavioral Health Services
      415 W. Golf Rd., STE 16 Arlington Heights, IL 60005
      (847) 577-0904
      lcampo@nwbhs.com
      Specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. Services include evaluation, individual therapy, family and/or couples therapy, and ABA. 
       
       
      Nowell and Associates Counseling Firm

      Nefertiti L. Nowell, PhD
      1979 N. Mill St., Suite 202, Naperville, IL 60563
      Phone: (630) 428-2344
      Provides individual therapy.

      Oak Brook Behavioral Health

      Drs. Osama El Shafie, M.D., Lavinia Myers, M.D., Khadija Khan, M.D.
      2803 Butterfield Road Suite 200, Oak Brook, IL 60523
      Phone: (630) 424-9204 (Child & Adolescent Services); (630) 424-0652 (Adult Services)
      Psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, and therapists combine areas of expertise to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that meets the individual needs of each child, adolescent and adult.

      Orland Family Institute, LLC

      Martins Adeoye, MD
      15030 S. Ravinia, Suite 30, Orland Park, IL 60462
      Phone: (708) 364-0580
      Provides individual therapy.

      Pathways Therapeutic Services Inc.
      15255 S 94th Ave #500, Orland Park, IL 60462
      (815) 770-5654
      Therapeutic services for adults and children with autism spectrum and other related disorders.  Our experts specialize in research based and proven methods of Applied Behavior Analysis & Counseling. We believe in programs to meet each individual's unique needs and strengths. Our programs, which are specifically tailored for each individual, improve communications, build functional living skills, foster friendships, and lead to better lives.
       
      Rachel Loftin, PhD
      180 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago
      312.730.4798
      Provides assessment, individual therapy and consultation services. Dr. Loftin has extensive experience in diagnosis, assessment, and intervention to help promote positive outcomes for people with ASD. 

       

      Restorative Counseling
      Katie Jackson, LCPC
      155 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 608 Chicago, IL 60601
      (312) 874-5928
      email: kjackson@rcchicago.org
      Provides individual, couples, and family counseling for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their loved ones. Uses an eclectic model of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Family Systems Theory to improve social skills, executive functioning, affect management, communication skills, and parenting skills for adolescents and adults.
       
      Riveredge Hospital

      8311 W. Roosevelt  Rd, Forest Park, IL 60130
      Phone: (708) 771-7000
      Riveredge Hospital offers Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and outpatient therpay programs for children, adolescents and adults. They also have an adult unit that specializes in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism.

      Riverview Counseling Services

      (630) 587-3777 x102
      St. Charles Campus: 111 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
      Maureen Henry, Molly stanek, Melissa Nytko, Stephanie Santo, Selena Wollach
      Batavia Campus: 13 E. Wilson Street, Batavia, IL 60510
      Lara Marlowe, Heather Kochen
      South Elgin Campus: 474 Briargate Drive, South Elgin IL 60177
      Holly Simpson, Melissa Nytko
      Provides individual therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model for individuals (children and adults) with ASD and their families

      Rush Neurobehavioral Center

      4711 W. Golf Road Suite 1100, Skokie, IL 60676
      Phone: (847) 933-9339
      Email: info@rnbc.org
      Provides individual therapy.

      Rush University Medical Center

      Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment & Services (AARTS) Center
      1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 603, Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 942-0819
      The Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment, & Services (AARTS) Center at Rush is a supportive program with unparalleled expertise in diagnosing and treating individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

      Ruth Kraus, PhD

      950 Skokie Blvd. Suite 305, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 559-0595
      Provides treatment therapy for children and adolescents with Asperger's disorder.

      Serrano Counseling and Behavior Solutions
      (312)415-5507
      Chicago, IL
      Proivdes individual psychotherapy for individuals with ASD and their families. 
       
      Smart Love Family Services

      Natalie & Ben Heineman Smart Love Center
      2222 N. Kedzie Blvd. -  Chicago, IL 60647
      Rush Medical Office Building
      610 S. Maple St., Suite 5601 -  Oak Park, IL 60304
      (773) 665.8052 ext. 4
      Smart Love offers counseling services for children, adults and families, as well as parent education classes and coaching. Our services include play and individual therapy, group therapy, parent counseling, couples therapy, and a range of assessment and evaluation services.

      Seth Solway, PsyD

      4256 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 211, Chicago, IL 60613
      Phone: (678) 765-9294
      Email: sethsolwaypsyd@gmail.com
      Provides individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with developmental delays, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders.

      SociAbility

      Genevieve Thorton, PsyD
      899 Skokie Blvd., Suite 204, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (773) 562-9151
      Provides individual therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model.

      University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic

      Multiple individual therapists (BCBA, social work, and professional counselors)
      Intake Coordinator: Ginny Griffin or Lizabeth Fernandez
      1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
      Phone: (312) 413-1490
      Email: giginny@uic.edu
      Behavior and individual therapy for clients with a dual diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disability and mental illness.

      Uptown Psych
      Ronald Rempfer
      Psychiatrist, MD
      4753 N Broadway St., 900 Chicago, Illinois 60640 
      (872) 241-1320
      Provides medication management to children and adults with ASD. Uptown's team also provides individual therapy and group therapy for autistic individuals with verbal language. 
       
      WEE Speech, PC

      Julie Levin, Speech Pathologist
      8707 Skokie Blvd Suite 402, Skokie, IL 60077
      Phone: (847) 329-8226
      Email: office@weespeech.com
      Provides intensive individualized therapy. Therapy sessions run forty-five minutes to one hour. Children may be seen one to three times per week.

    • Advocate Illinois Masonic Pediatric Developmental Center

      3040 N. Wilton, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60657
      (773) 296-7682
      Provides speech and language therapy.

      Anna Rooney Speech Therapy

      Anna Rooney, MHS, SLP-CCC/L
      Phone: (773) 680-6264
      Email: annasrooney@gmail.com
      Provides home-based speech and language therapy to children in Chicago who have a variety of communication needs. Anna Rooney emphasizes social-emotional development. She is Hanen-certified and an Illinois early intervention specialist.

      Apex Pediatric Therapy Services

      Phone: (847) 604-0955
      Email: info@apexped.com
      Apex Pediatric Therapy Services is dedicated to providing customized and focused in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, Speech therapy and Occupational Therapy to individuals from 2 years to 21 years of age in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

      Arlington Pediatric Therapy Management Services, Ltd.

      Krista Stewart, ext. 120
      3105 N. Wilke Road, Suite H, Arlington Heights, IL 60004-1450
      Phone: (847) 255-8690
      Provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment for oral motor/apraxia, feeding difficulties, auditory processing, stuttering, receptive and expressive language deficits, articulation and phonological deficits, etc.

      Authentic Expression LLC

      Heidi Rabe
      heidi@authenticexpressionllc.com
      Conducts AAC Evaluations for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as on-going speech and lanugage therapy services. Session occur in home.

      Autism Services Group

      330 Eisenhower Ln. N., Lombard, IL 60148
      Phone (800) 773-1682
      Fax: (630) 541-3698
      Speech and Language Therapy Services focus treatment on issues related to understanding and using language and other communication skills as well as addressing any oral motor impairment that may impact the ability to eat or speak.

      BDI Playhouse Children's Therapy
      Two Locations: 
      Aurora: 600 N. Commons Drive, Suite 102 Aurora, IL  60504 
      Orland Park:  11411 W. 183rd Street. Suite B Orland Park 60467
      708.478.1820 
      We provide Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy along with Aquatic Therapy, Gait Clinic, Feeding Clinic, Casting and Bike Riding Lessons for kids and young adults (birth - 25).
       
      Berard Auditory Integration Training

      Terrie Silverman, MS
      524 E. Jefferson St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
      Phone: (414) 405-7820
      Email: terries@execpc.com
      Berard AIT is a noninvasive educational and therapeutic technique which helps children and adolescents hear all frequencies more evenly, improve auditory processing and decrease hyper- or hyposensitivity to specific environmental or speech sounds.

      Brighthouse Diagnostics and Treatment Center
      2919 N. Southport Ave., Unit 1 Chicago, IL 60657
      773-799-8939
      sairakhan@brighthousecenter.com
      aprilhall@brighthousecenter.com
      Brighthouse provides specialized services to individuals between the ages of 2 and 18 who present with neurodevelopmental, social-emotinal, and behavioral challenges. Services include diagnostic evaluations, individual psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, speech therapy, social skills groups and parent workshops. Bilingual (Eng/Spanish) providers. 
       
      BY YOUR SIDE Autism Therapy Services

      Providing in-home and in-center ABA in Morton Grove, Tinley Park, Schaumburg, Burr Ridge, and surrounding areas including Glenview, Niles, Skokie, Orland, Frankfort, Mokena and more.
      Phone: 866 429-7543 (866 4-BYS KID)
      Email: info@byyoursideac.com
      Speech & language therapy at BY YOUR SIDE focuses on meeting the language needs of our clients by expanding the client’s repertoire of communication.

      Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning

      Northwestern University
      2315 Campus Drive
      Evanston, IL 60208
      847-491-3165
      nucasll@northwestern.edu

      Center for Speech and Language Disorders

      310-D S. Main St., Lombard, IL 60148
      Phone: (630) 652-0200
      820 North Orleans Street Suite 217 - Chicago, IL 60610
      Email: info@csld.org
      Provides assessment and speech and language therapy, literacy program and social language groups from pre-school to teen years in at home, as well as program-based learning.

      Charlie's Gift

      Center for Autism and Related Disorders
      1048 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60521
      Phone: (630) 323-7500 x239
      Email: charliesgift@att.net
      Provides assessment and speech and language therapy.

      Clearbrook Clinical Services - CHILD & Adult
      1815 W. Central Rd Arlington Heights, IL 60005
      847-385-2621
      Provides Developmental Therapy (DT), PT, OT, Speech and Language and behavior services to children 0-5.
      1835 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005
      847-385-5072
      Provides PT, OT, Speech and Language, Social Work and behavior services to children, adolescants and adults 18 and older. 
       
      Communication Clubhouse

      2901 Finley Road, Suite 102, Downers Grove, IL 60515
      Phone: (630) 495-6800
      Fax (630) 495-8200
      Provides speech and language evaluations and therapy.

      Communication Is The Key

      LaChone Pitchford, MA/CCC-SLP
      2109 E. 87th St., Chicago, IL 60617
      Phone: (773) 517-7669
      Email: letmetalk2@yahoo.com
      Speech and language assessments and corresponding therapy is provided. Goals developed with support from family to help develop the whole person.

      Community Therapy Services, PC

      Carol Hrodey, MS, OTR/L, clinic director
      40W310 LaFox Road, Suite 1AB, St. Charles, IL 60175
      Phone: (630) 444-0077
      Email: info@ctspediatrics.com or cdcts@ctspediatrics.com
      Provides speech and language assessment and therapy.

      Comprehensive Speech and Pathology

      Mara Lane, M.S. CCC/SLT
      778 N. Frontage Road, Suite 104, Northfield, IL 60093
      Phone: (847) 291-0700
      Email: mara.lane8@gmail.com
      Provides diagnostic evaluations and treatment of speech and language disorders for children who demonstrate developmental delay, auditory processing and receptive and expressive language disorders.

      Cornerstones Autism Services

      Contact: Ginny Nikiforos, Clinical Director
      8800 Bronx Ave, Skokie, IL 60077
      Phone: (773) 726-4832
      Email: ginny@cornerstonesil.com
      Cornerstones specializes in providing home, school, and community Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to young children up to those in adulthood that have a diagnosis of Autism. Services also include OT and Speech therapy Services. 

      DynaVox Technologies & Mayer-Johnson

      Rebecca Miller, MS, pediatric consultant
      Home-based office. Please contact Miller via phone
      (866) 396-2869, ext. 4073 (office)
      (312) 622-8078 (cell)
      Offers speech generating devices for individuals with speech and learning challenges. DynaVox is a communication resource that allows a person to select symbols, pictures, letters, words or phrases to generate oral communication. Some people actually develop the ability to use natural speech through using a device. For more information on communication challenges of autism.
      Ages: birth and up.
      Private and public insurance accepted.
      Cost: depends on device. Approx. $300-$8,000.
      No wait list. 2-5 week turnaround time to receive device.

      Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center

      Pediatric Rehabilitation Physician Clinic
      Sally Wilson-Gamble
      9649 W. 55th St., Countryside, IL 60525
      Phone: (708) 352-3580, ext. 437
      Outpatient clinic for children with a wide array of disabilities and delays. Clinic provides individuals with physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, and speech and language evaluation and treatment. Behavioral health clinic provides individual psychotherapy and individual/family behavioral therapy services for all ages.

      Imagine Pediatric Therapy

      Lauren Headley, SLP/L & Melanie Pensak, SLP/L
      606 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60607
      Phone: (312) 588-5050
      Provides diagnostic evaluations and treatment of speech and language disorders for children who demonstrate developmental delay, auditory processing and receptive and expressive language disorders.

      Integrated Pediatric Interventions

      Jewish Child and Family Services
      255 Revere Drive, Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 412-4379
      Provides assessment and speech and language therapy in the clinic, home, or community.

      Julie Prato, MA, CCC-SLP

      Home or community based assessments.
      Phone: (630) 270-7322
      Serving Counties: Cook and DuPage
      Provides assessment and speech and language therapy.

      KGH Autism Services

      KGH Autism Services
      1161 Lake Cook Rd.
      Deerfield, IL 60015
      847-498-5437
      email: info@kghautismservices.com
      Speech therapy at KGH consists of identifying and treating oral motor difficulties, language comprehension and social pragmatic issues, alternative forms of communication as well as building functional communication skills.

      Kids Can Do, Inc.

      Erica VonBehren
      19100 S. Crescent Drive, Suite 101, Mokena, IL 60448
      Phone: (708) 478-5400
      Email: info@kidscando.org
      Provides individualized speech treatment in addition to the following programs: Co-treatment, social skills groups, Fast For Word and Therapeutic Listening.

      Kids Unlimited Therapy Services, LLC

      820 North Boulevard, Oak Park, IL 60301
      (708) 524-2445
      Provides OT, PT, and Speech services, along with DIR/Floortime and social group interventions.

      La Rabida Children's Hospital

      6501 S Promontory Dr, Chicago, IL 60649
      Phone: (773) 256-5957
      Provides speech and language, occupational, physical and behavioral health assessment and therapy.

      LEEP Forward Developmental Center
      Lorell Marin, MST, DT, Founder
      1280 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
      (773) 255-8155
      leepforward1@aol.com
      Services span early childhood through adolescence. Provides individual and group (social skills) therapy for children with autism, Asperger's and SPD using a DIR/Floortime approach. Additionally, services include assessment and treatment in developmental, speech and language, occupational, physical and behavior therapy services. ABA services are provided in-home and in-clinic. LEEP is also a certified Early Intervention program.
       

       

      Linda Cervenka & Associates

      Linda Cervenka, SLT, CCC/SLP
      6631 Stanley Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402
      Phone: (708) 473-2576
      Provides speech and language assessments, individual therapeutic sessions and clinic/home/school consultations using DIR/floortime model.

      Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

      140 N. Wright St., Naperville, IL 60540
      Phone: (630) 305-4196, ext. 3
      Email: pboheme@lilfriends.com
      Services include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, including psychological, speech, occupational therapy, and social skills. Additionally, residential services are available to both children and adults needing more supported care.

      Ludden Speech and Language Clinic
      Saint Xavier University
      3700 W. 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60655
      773-298-3564
      klick@sxu.edu
      Speech therapy services which include evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for children and adults with communication disorders.Click here for client application 
       
      Lumiere Children’s Therapy

      811 W Evergreen, Suite 404, Chicago, IL 60642
      Phone: (312) 242-1665
      Email: admin@lumierechild.com
      Speech therapy is conducted in the home or clinic-based. They focus on improving the child’s speech and language through expressive language and phrenology therapy.

      Mary Barry and Associates, LLC

      Mary Barry
      15 Spinning Wheel Road, Suite 117, Hinsdale, IL 60521
      Phone: (630) 654-8888
      Provides speech and language evaluations and therapy as well as social language groups.

      Matt Baud

      Frankfort, Illinois.
      Speech and Language Pathologist providing evaluations for speech and AAC needs.
      (708) 935-5188

      Mobile Therapy Centers of America

      1870 W. Winchester Rd #203 Libertyville, IL, 60048
      Phone: (847) 816-7200
      Email: info@mtcus.com
      MTC provides free developmental screenings. Speech/Language, ABA, Behavioral and Occupational Therapy services are provided either in home, at our center or in your child’s regular school or childcare setting.

      Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, Inc.

      Director Becky Payne, MATCCC/SLP/HPCS
      2523 14 ¾ Ave., Rice Lake, WI 54868
      Phone: (715) 859 6670
      Assessment and treatment for patients that have expressive and receptive language delays, including finding alternative forms of communication for those that have limited verbal expression, feeding and swallowing impairments, social skill deficits and pragmatic difficulties, as well as memory and cognitive delays.

      North Shore Pediatric Therapy

      Main Location: 1657 West Cortland Street, Chicago, IL 6062
      Other locations: Chicago, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Evanston, Lake Bluff, and Hinsdale
      (877) 486-4140
      Email: info@KidsBlossom.com
      Provides ABA, Feeding, OT, PT, SLP, Psychologists, Individual & Family Therapy
      Ages: Birth to 18 years old

      NovaCare Kids LaGrange

      NovaCare Kids LaGrange
      18 N. Catherine Ave, Lagrange, IL 60525
      Phone: (708) 482-9453
      Fax: (708) 482-9454
      Provides speech and language therapy assessment and treatment for children Birth to 21 years of age.

      OtoLing

      Willard Hooks, PhD, CCC-A/SLP
      1020 E. Ogden Ave., Suite 212, Naperville, IL 60563-8609
      Phone: (630) 305-8288
      Email: otoling@mac.com
      Provides auditory and speech-language services. See a complete list of services.

      Rush NeuroBehavioral Center

      4711 W. Golf Road, Suite 1100, Skokie, IL 60676
      Phone: (847) 933-9339
      Email: info@rnbc.org
      Provides assessment and speech and language therapy.

      RUSH Speech-Language Pathology Services
      Orthopedic Building
      1611 W. Harrison St., Suite 530, Chicago, IL 60612
      312-942-7379
      Serving child, adolescant and adult patients. 
       
      Smart Moves Pediatrics
      7929 Cermak Rd. Unit C North Riverside, IL 60546
      colton@smartmovespediatrics.com
      708-442-0023
      Clinical services include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.
       
      Social Butterfly, Inc.

      Alexandria Laris Zachos, MS, CCC-SLP/L
      825 Cass Avenue, Suite 311, Westmont, IL 60559
      Phone: (708) 533-1543
      Email: alexandria.zachos@gmail.com
      Provides home-based speech and language assessement and therapy.

      Speech IRL

      Katie Gore
      73 W Monroe
      Chicago, IL 60603
      Phone number: 312-870-0352
      Email: info@speechirl.com
      Speech IRL is a speech therapy and communication consulting practice that specializes in services for teens and adults 18-65yo. Our philosophy is based on the social model of disability and neurodiversity principles. We collaborate with our clients to problem-solve day-to-day challenges presented by classroom, workplace, and personal-social environments. Many of our clients do not have an official diagnosis, but simply want to gain skills and knowledge in specific areas. Free consultations.
      Ages: Teens and adults
      We are in-network for BCBS
      No wait list

      Speech Tree

      2423 Glenwood Ave, Joliet, IL 60435
      Phone: (815) 725-9992
      Provides evaluation and intervention services for speech and language delays and disorders. Free screening.

      Sweeney, Augustin and Associates

      Maureen Sweeney, PhD, CCC-SLP
      5225 Old Orchard Road, Suite 44, Skokie, IL 60077
      Phone: (847) 583-9492
      email: msweeney.saa@comcast.net
      Provides assessment and speech and language therapy.

      Tarle Speech

      Jennifer Tarle-Pakulski
      226-272-7039 - jennifer@tarlespeech.com
      Conducts AAC Evaluations for individuals on the autism spectrum, with a special interest in young adults with no AAC experience.

      Technology and Language Center, Inc.

      Jill E. Senner, PhD, CCC-SLP
      (847) 682-1596
      talcaac@gmail.com
      Speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience working with children with complex communication needs.  She specializes in providing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) services for children who are unable to meet their communication needs using speech alone. 

      TherapyWorks

      312.780.0820
      michelle@therapyworks.com
      Full-service speech, language and feeding therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy provider with an online platform that allows parents to schedule appointments with local pediatric therapists for in-home services. 

      University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic

      Sara Shields-Cole
      1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
      Phone: (312) 413-1490
      Speech evaluations conducted in English and Spanish for children with an intellectual or developmental disability.

      Vital Rehabilitation

      5820 W. Irving Park Road
      Chicago, IL 60634
      Phone: (773) 685-8482; 773-975-6830
      Email: contact@vitalrehabilitation.com
      Provides physical therapy evaluations in the clinic, home or community. Provides Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Aquatic therapy, Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) and Cuevas MEDEK Exercise (CME). Medcaid taken only at Lakeview location.

      WEE Speech, P.C.

      Julie Levin, M.S., CCC C/NDT
      8833 Gross Point Road, Suite 307, Skokie, IL 60077
      Phone: (847) 329-8226
      Email: jlevin@weespeech.com
      Provides assessment and speech and language therapy. Available services include: articulation therapy, oral motor/feeding treatment, language therapy and augmentative communication.

    • Comer Children's Hospital - Gastroenterology
      Timothy A. S. Sentongo, MD
      UChicago - 5721 S. Maryland Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
      Edward Hospital - 120 Spalding Dr., Suite 407, Naperville, IL 60540
      773-702-6169
      Specalizes in pediatric GI disorders.
       
      Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital
      520 North Ridgeway Avenue
      Chicago, Illinois 60624
      Phone: 773-265-3700
      Serves children and teens ages 3 to 17 who struggle with a behavioral health disorder. The program continuum includes inpatient and outpatient treatment options to accommodate the varied needs of patients. 
      Northshore University Health Systems - Gastroenterology
      Locations in Evanston, Niles, Skokie and Wilmette
      Locations in Vernon Hills and Glenview 
      Specializes in pediatric GI disorders.
       
      Rush Gastroenterology – Pediatric and Adult

      Dr. Randolph McConnie, MD 
      Address: 1725 W Harrison St #710, Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 942-3034

      Rush University Medical Center

      Rush Pediatric Gastroenterology
      1725 W. Harrison St. Suite 710, Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 942-3034
      Offers the broadest range of services available for treatment of problems of the stomach and intestines.

      • Acadia Healthcare - Children's Behavioral Solutions

        Options
        5602 Caito Dr.
        Indianapolis, IN 46226
        (800) 431-1114
        Specialty: psychiatric, behavioral, autism, lower-functioning. Secured unit; IQ<75 only; severe psychiatric/behavioral issues & sexually acting out behaviors; offers secured autism unit (IQ 48-70). Average stay varies; diagnostic work-up available for 30-90 days.
        Ages: 11-18 years.
        Cost: accepts insurance, school, cost-sharing; call to discuss fees.Will assist with trasnportation fees/needs.

        Advocate Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health

        Chicago: 938 W. Nelson St, Chicago, IL 60657
        Phone: (773) 296-3220
        Oak Lawn: 4700 W 95th St Suite LL5, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
        (800) 216-1110
        Bolingbrook:  440 Quadrangle Drive, Suite K Bolingbrook, IL 60440
        The Behavioral Health Services team at Advocate provides a comprehensive array of inpatient services for children, adolescents and adults, as well as intensive outpatient services for teens (13-17) and adults with well-developed verbal skills and co-morbid depression and/or anxiety. 

        AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Hoffman Estates
        1650 Moon Lake Boulevard
        Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
        800.432.5005
        Provides inpatient services for adults and youth (ages 11-18), partial hospitalization programming for adults and youth (9-17), and intensive outpatient for adults and adolescents (ages 13-17). 
        Compass Health Center
        Chicago: 773-649-5403 
        Northbrook: 224- 803-2358 
        info@compasshealthcenter.net
        Provides support via partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programming, supporting children (ages 5 and up), adolscents, and adults. See age-based programming on website for more information. 
        Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital
        520 North Ridgeway Avenue
        Chicago, Illinois 60624
        Phone: 773-265-3700
        Serves children and teens ages 3 to 17 who struggle with a behavioral health disorder. The program continuum includes inpatient and outpatient treatment options to accommodate the varied needs of patients. 
        Linden Oaks Behavioral Health (Edward-Elmhurst Health)
        Three Locations:
        Naperville: 852 West Street, Naperville, IL 60540
        (630) 305-5027
        IOP/PHP - Adolescents: Linden Oaks Behavioral Health provide in-patient and intensive outpatient services to individuals 12 and up with high functioning autism and anxiety and/or other mood disorders.
        Medication management: Children, adolescents and adults
         
        Mokena: 9697 W. 191st St., Mokena, IL
        (630) 305-5027
        IOP/PHP - Adults: Linden Oaks Behavioral Health provide in-patient and intensive outpatient services and partial hospitalization programs to adults with anxiety and/or other mood disorders.
        Medication management: Children, adolescents and adults
         
        Orland Park: 11512 W 183rd Place, Suite NW Orland Park IL
        603-646-6433
        Individual Therapy: Dan S. and Megan Cummens provide individual therapy to children and adults with ASD.
         
        Riveredge Hospital

        8311 W. Roosevelt  Rd, Forest Park, IL 60130
        Phone: (708) 771-7000
        Riveredge Hospital offers Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and outpatient therpay programs for children, adolescents and adults. They also have an adult unit that specializes in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism.

        Rogers Behavioral Health - Outpatient program

        4711 Golf Road, Suite 600
        Skokie, IL 60076
        224-470-4100 
        Rogers Behavioral Health also has a Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization program (PHP) for individuals with high functioning autism and anxiety, OCD or other mood-related disorders; age 6-18. Provides medication management as needed as a part of the program. 

        Roseland Community Hospital

        Adolescent Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit
        Patrick Sanders, Intake Coordinator and Karen Taylor-Crawford, MD, Medical Director
        45 West 111th St, Chicago, IL 60628
        Phone: (773) 291-1921
        A comprehensive inpatient 28-bed treatment center. Provides individual, expressive and family therapy, and psychiatric services for adolescents ages 13-17 years.

        Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System

        1400 East Irving Park Road, Streamwood, IL 60107
        Phone: (800) 272-7790 or (630) 837-9000
        Programs for children (ages 3 - 11) and adolescents (ages 12 - 17) with autism who are experiencing an acute crisis and need crisis stabilization in a hospital setting. Adult inpatient treatment available, however no specific ASD programming is in place. 

      • Advocate Illinois Masonic Behavioral Health

        Chicago: 938 W. Nelson St, Chicago, IL 60657
        Phone: (773) 296-3220
        Oak Lawn: 4700 W 95th St Suite LL5, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
        (800) 216-1110
        Bolingbrook:  440 Quadrangle Drive, Suite K Bolingbrook, IL 60440
        The Behavioral Health Services team at Advocate provides a comprehensive array of inpatient services for children, adolescents and adults, as well as intensive outpatient services for teens (13-17) and adults with well-developed verbal skills and co-morbid depression and/or anxiety. 

        AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Hoffman Estates
        1650 Moon Lake Boulevard
        Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
        800.432.5005
        Provides inpatient services for adults and youth (ages 11-18), partial hospitalization programming for adults and youth (9-17), and intensive outpatient for adults and adolescents (ages 13-17). 
        Chicago Lakeshore Hospital

        4720 N Clarendon Ave, Chicago IL 60640
        Phone: (773) 878-9700
        Partial hospitalization (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) programs for both adults 18 and older and adolescents ages 13-17.

        Compass Health Center
        Chicago: 773-649-5403 
        Northbrook: 224- 803-2358 
        info@compasshealthcenter.net
        Provides support via partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programming, supporting children (ages 5 and up), adolscents, and adults. See age-based programming on website for more information. 
        Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital
        520 North Ridgeway Avenue
        Chicago, Illinois 60624
        Phone: 773-265-3700
        Serves children and teens ages 3 to 17 who struggle with a behavioral health disorder. The program continuum includes inpatient and outpatient treatment options to accommodate the varied needs of patients. 
        Linden Oaks Behavioral Health (Edward-Elmhurst Health)
        Three Locations:
        Naperville: 852 West Street, Naperville, IL 60540
        (630) 305-5027
        IOP/PHP - Adolescents: Linden Oaks Behavioral Health provide in-patient and intensive outpatient services to individuals 12 and up with high functioning autism and anxiety and/or other mood disorders.
        Medication management: Children, adolescents and adults
         
        Mokena: 9697 W. 191st St., Mokena, IL
        (630) 305-5027
        IOP/PHP - Adults: Linden Oaks Behavioral Health provide in-patient and intensive outpatient services and partial hospitalization programs to adults with anxiety and/or other mood disorders.
        Medication management: Children, adolescents and adults
         
        Orland Park: 11512 W 183rd Place, Suite NW Orland Park IL
        603-646-6433
        Individual Therapy: Dan S. and Megan Cummens provide individual therapy to children and adults with ASD.
         
        Riveredge Hospital

        8311 W. Roosevelt  Rd, Forest Park, IL 60130
        Phone: (708) 771-7000
        Riveredge Hospital offers Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and outpatient therpay programs for children, adolescents and adults. They also have an adult unit that specializes in working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism.

        Rogers Behavioral Health - Outpatient program

        4711 Golf Road, Suite 600
        Skokie, IL 60076
        224-470-4100 
        Rogers Behavioral Health also has a Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization program (PHP) for individuals with high functioning autism and anxiety, OCD or other mood-related disorders; age 6-18. Provides medication management as needed as a part of the program. 

    • Children's Memorial at Central DuPage Hospital

      Division of Neurology
      Leon G. Epstein, MD - Division Head
      25 N. Winfield, Winfield, IL 60190
      Phone: (630) 933-1600
      Provides comprehensive neurological assessment and evaluation to determine diagnosis or provide follow-up testing.

      DuPage Medical Group - Neurology

      Manish Kapadia, MD
      150 E. Willow Ave., Suite 100 Wheaton, IL 60187
      630-961-4150
      Provides neurological evaluation and treatment for children and adults. Additional locations with alternate providers in: Blue Island, Elgin, Hinsdale, Joliet, Naperville, New Lenox, Tinley Park and Wheaton.

      Elmhurst Center for Health

      Pediatric Neurology
      1200 S. York Road, Suite 4150, Elmhurst, IL 60126
      Phone: (630) 530-5577
      Provides comprehensive neurological assessments and follow-up testing.

      Loyola University Health System
      Pediatric & Adult Neurology
      Jorge Asconapé, MD
      2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, IL 60153
      (708) 216-3519
      Provides comprehensive neurological assessment and evaluation to determine diagnosis or provide follow-up testing.
      Additional location in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
       
      Lurie Children's Hospital

      Division of Neurology
      Outpatient Center
      225 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
      Phone: (800) 543-7362
      Provides comprehensive neurological assessments and follow-up testing.

      Neurotech

      1821 Walden Office Square, Suite 447, Schaumburg, IL 60173
      Phone: (866) 374-7648 (toll free)
      Phone: (262) 754-0809 (main office)
      Email: info@neurotecheeg.com
      Neurotech specializes in conducting home-based EEG studies. A 24-hour EEG or longer (Ambulatory EEG) is the preferred method to properly diagnose seizure activity and frequency.

      NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital

      Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
      Kent Kelley, MD
      2150 Pfingsten Road, Third Floor, Glenview, IL 60026
      Phone: (847) 570-2577
      Provides comprehensive neurological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.

      NorthShore University HealthSystem
      Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
      Adult: Jaishree T. Narayanan, M.D.
      1000 Central Street, Suite 615, Evanston, IL 60201
      Phone: (847) 570-2577
      Provides comprehensive neurological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.
       
      Rush University Medical Center

      Peter Heydemann, MD
      Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD
      1725 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 942-4036
      Provides comprehensive neurological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.

    • ACCESS at Anixter Center

      2020 N. Clybourn Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60614
      (773) 404-5277
      Cook County
      Provides diagnostic assessments and medication management services to adults with disabilities in the Chicago area.
      Ages: 18 years and up.
      Private and public insurance accepted.
      One- to three-week wait list for psychological and psychiatric services.

      Advanced Behavioral Health Services
      Drs. Petrit Ndrio (Children and Adults) and Adreianne Zhubi (Adults)
      1952 McDowell Road Suite 305
      Naperville, Illinois 60563 
      630-689-1022
      Offers individual psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management services to individuals on with ASD, as well as other conditions. 

       

      Advocate Christ Medical Center

      Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital
      1835 Dixie Highway, Suite 100, Flossmoor, IL 60422
      Phone: (708) 799-8384
      Comprehensive diagnostic assessments and evaluations including measures to assess for autism and other emotional/behavioral disorders, cognitive functioning, language skills and personality.

      AFG Family Guidance Center
      444 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, Illinois 60043
      (847) 853-0234
      Offers clinical services including psychiatric evaluations and medication management, psychological and developmental evaluations,  therapy (individual, family, and group  for individuals with developed verbal skills), and ADHD coaching. List of providers
       
      Association for Individual Development (AID)
      309 New Indian Trail Court, Aurora, IL 60506
      Phone: (630) 966-4000
      email: info@the-association.org
      AID offers support to Kane and Kendall county families of children and adults with disabilities.
      Child services include: in-home care to children to prevent the child from being placed into more restrictive care. Additionally, AID offers behavioral health support including psychiatric assesment and medication management and outpatient therapy. 
      Adult services include: in-home care for training and support (through Adult Waiver), vocational training, skill training, paid work opportunities, community integration and employment to individuals. Additionally, day program servies (The STARS Program & the Autism Program) focused on active community integration, volunteer work and fitness activities for participants and residential services are available 
      Visit website or FAQ for more detailed information.
       
      Autism Assessment, Research & Treatment Services (AARTS) Center

      Rush University Medical Center
      1645 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 603, Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 942-0819
      Provides diagnostic assessments and medication management for autism spectrum disorders and other psychiatric conditions for individuals from early childhood through adults with our team of licensed psychiatrists and psychologists.

      Bob Rosenfeld, MD

      801 Skokie Blvd Suite 212, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 564-1131
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic assessments.

      Catherine Jaselskis, MD

      950 Skokie Blvd Suite 305, Northbrook, IL 60062
      Phone: (847) 559-0609
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

      Christopher Womack, MD

      3 Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 150, Vernon Hills, 60061
      Phone: (847) 918-8282, x. 0
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, assessment and medication management services for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

      Dr. Mohammad F Ilyas
      1441 E 84th Pl., Merrillville, IN 46410 
      1409 E 84th Pl., Merrillville, IN 46410 
      2024 Hickory Rd Ste 104, Homewood, IL 60430 
      (708) 647-9906
      Provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management to childen, teens and adults with ASD in the South Suburbs and NW Indiana. 
       
      Family Behavioral Health

      Matthew Parvin, MD
      13246 S. Route 59 Suite 100, Plainfield, IL 60586
      Phone: (815) 254-7400
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.

      The Kulkarni Group
      Dr. Robert Kulkarni         
      4580 Weaver Parkway, Suite 204 Warrenville, IL 60555
      630-473-3970 Office
      Offers individual and family psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management services to individuals on with ASD, as well as other conditions. 
       
      Linden Oaks Behavioral Health (Edward-Elmhurst Health)
      Three Locations:
      Naperville: 852 West Street, Naperville, IL 60540
      (630) 305-5027
      IOP/PHP - Adolescents: Linden Oaks Behavioral Health provide in-patient and intensive outpatient services to individuals 12 and up with high functioning autism and anxiety and/or other mood disorders.
      Medication management: Children, adolescents and adults
       
      Mokena: 9697 W. 191st St., Mokena, IL
      (630) 305-5027
      IOP/PHP - Adults: Linden Oaks Behavioral Health provide in-patient and intensive outpatient services and partial hospitalization programs to adults with anxiety and/or other mood disorders.
      Medication management: Children, adolescents and adults
       
      Orland Park: 11512 W 183rd Place, Suite NW Orland Park IL
      603-646-6433
      Individual Therapy: Dan S. and Megan Cummens provide individual therapy to children and adults with ASD.
       
      Loyola University Medical Center
      Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology
      Dr. Mary Lou Gutierrez
      Locations in Maywood, Burr Ridge, and Oak Brook
      (708) 216-6200
      Ages: birth to 18 yrs.
      Loyola’s specialists provide diagnostic assessment, therapy, psychopharmacological evaluations and medication management to treat a wide variety of conditions.
      Lurie Children's Hospital

      Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
      2300 Children’s Plaza
      Chicago, IL 60614
      (800) KIDSDOC
      Cook County
      e-mail: KIDSDOC@childrensmemorial.org
      Provides diagnostic assessments.
      Ages: 7 years and up.
      Private and public insurance accepted with referral.
      Six-month wait list is typical.

      Meier Clinics
      Locations in:
      Chicago: 180 North Michigan Ave., Suite 916
      630-653-1717
      Lawndale: Christian Health Center 3812 W. Ogden Ave. , Suite 114
      630-653-1717
      Geneva: 1245 Executive Place, Suite F-400
      630-653-1717
      Northbrook: 5 Revere Drive. One Northbrook Place, Suite 255
      630-653-1717
      Wheaton: 2100 Manchester Rd, Suite 1510
      630-653-1717
      Provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management for children and adults.
       
      NorthShore University Health System

      49 S Waukegan Rd. Suite 200, Deerfield, IL 60015
      Phone: (847) 400-8400
      Provides diagnostic assessments and medication management services.

      Oak Brook Behavioral Health

      Drs. Osama El Shafie, M.D., Lavinia Myers, M.D., Khadija Khan, M.D.
      2803 Butterfield Road Suite 200, Oak Brook, IL 60523
      Phone: (630) 424-9204 (Child & Adolescent Services); (630) 424-0652 (Adult Services)
      Psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, and therapists combine areas of expertise to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that meets the individual needs of each child, adolescent and adult.

      The Prairie Clinic
      Dr. Angel Heredia 
      (630) 845-9644
      1541 E Fabyan Parkway, Ste.101 Geneva, IL 60134
      The Prairie Clinic provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management and dianostic evaluation to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Group therapy is also available for children ages 6-17.
       
      Paula Gewarges, D.O.

      2285 Sequoia Drive, Aurora, Illinois 60506
      Phone: (630) 906-5120
      Provides evaluation and medication management for a variety of needs including autism.

      Rush University Medical Center

      Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment, & Services (AARTS) Center
      1645 W. Jackson Blvd, Suite 603, Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 942-0819
      Provides diagnostic assessments and medication management for autism spectrum disorders and other psychiatric conditions for individuals from early childhood through adults.

      Shifa Therapeutics LLC
      201 Houston St., Suite 200A, Batavia, IL 60510 
      Dr. Muhammad Azhar, M.D.; Maricela Perez, ANP
      Offers medication management services to all ages in English and Spanish. 
       
      Shubhrajan Wadyal, M.D.

      Amita Behavioral Health Outpatient Group
      1786 Moonlake Blvd Suite 104, Hoffman Estates, IL
      Phone: 855-383-2224
      Dr. Wadyal evaluates the patient to see if there’s an autism diagnosis. If diagnosis is confirmed, the doctor sees if medication is needed for treatment.

      The University of Illinois at Chicago

      Department of Psychiatry, Center for Cognitive Medicine
      912 S. Wood St., Eighth Floor, Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 996-6139
      Provides evaluation and treatment of psychiatric, cognitive, memory, and behavioral problems that can occur following or as part of neurological and medical diseases. Provides evaluation, medication management, medical services for children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder.

      University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic

      1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
      Phone: (312) 413-1490 (pediatric)
      Phone: (312) 413-1822 (adults)
      Multidisciplinary, comprehensive evaluations conducted in English and Spanish for children and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability.

      University of Illinois Institute for Juvenile Research

      1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
      Phone: (312) 413-1490
      Multidisciplinary, comprehensive evaluations conducted in English and Spanish for children and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability.

      Uptown Psych
      Ronald Rempfer
      Psychiatrist, MD
      4753 N Broadway St., 900 Chicago, Illinois 60640 
      (872) 241-1320
      Provides medication management to children and adults with ASD. Uptown's team also provides individual therapy and group therapy for autistic individuals with verbal language. 
       
      Walker Clarity Centre Ltd.
      D’Loreyn Walker MD
      1100 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 143, Oak Brook, IL 
      331-254-4188
      Specializes in serving children, youths, and adults with complex psychiatric presentations, medication regimens, or comorbid medical conditions.
       
      Wellspring Clinical Associates
      Thomas Dimatteo, MD
      Soo Lee, MD
      5950 State Route 53, Unit W, Lisle, IL 60532
      Phone: (630) 541-8930
      Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, assessments, and medication management services for children and adults on the autism spectrum.
       
    • Illinois Masonic - OB/GYN
      Rachel Baskin
      4025 North Western Avenue, Building E
      Chicago, Illinois 60618
      773.296.3300
       
      Rush - OB/GYN
      Lauren Laursen
      Rush Associates in Women's Health
      Locations: 1725 W. Harrison (Chicago), 1645 W. Jackson (Chicago), 2600 S. Michigan Ave (Chicago), 610 S. Maple (Oak Park)
      (312) 942-8120
       
      University of Illinois at Chicago - OB/GYN
      Nuzath Hussain
      Adolescent Gynecology, Center for Women’s Health
      (312) 413-7500
       
  • A Place For Me

    Elaine Reeves-Haywood
    7548 S. Cregier Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
    (773) 931-9394
    elainer@aplaceforme.net
    Provides tutoring services based on the child's needs. Sessions are by appointment only for one hour which includes training and post conference with parent.

    A Better Way Forward

    Rob Davies, BA
    5N252 Elm Road
    Wayne, IL 60184
    (630) 408-3945
    email: daviesrob19@gmail.com
    Serving the Chicagoland area including Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and Will Counties
    Davies provides subject-specific tutoring and coaching in study and organization habits for children with ADHD or Asperger’s syndrome in the realm between school services and clinical treatment. Through a process that emphasizes collaborative goal setting and working closely with your child, he will work with your family to 1) identify learning and organizational challenges impacting your child, 2) develop attainable goals that both you and your child can aspire to (and live with), 3) create a set of learning strategies tailored to your child’s goals and learning style, 4) work with your child between one and five times per week and 5) periodically (usually at report card time) assess progress and fine-tune goals and programming. This is a fluid process that can be tailored and modified over time to address the specific learning needs of your child.
    Ages: 5-18 years (K-12).
    Insurance not accepted.
    Cost: $30 (hourly rate).
    No wait list.

    Accepting Therapy

    107 W. Van Buren St., Ste 205 Chicago, IL 60605
    (773) 442- 2338
    Ages: 2+
    Individual therapy for individuals with well-developed verbal skills. 

    Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services

    Phone: (773) 524-6995
    Offers learning disabled instruction and home-based support programs.

    Joann Paldo, MEd

    Reading and Learning Specialists
    4811 Emerson Avenue, Suite 103, Palatine, IL 60067
    Phone: (847) 809-8887
    Email: joannpaldo@aol.com
    Provides reading, spelling, writing remediation and reading diagnostics for children and adolescents struggling with reading using multi-sensory structured language approaches.

    Idea Tutors

    Phone: (858) 480-7727
    Email: info@ideatutors.com
    Provides in-home and online tutoring for students of all ages.

    Lowry & Associates, Couseling & Education Services
    115 South Marion Street Oak Park, IL 60302
    Educational Services: 708-712-6213
    Counseling Services: 708-337-0799
    Provides individual therapy and educational services, including tutoring, advocacy and learning assessments.
     
    Parliament Tutors

    David Greenberg
    Phone: (877) 873-0511
    Email: dgreenberg@parliamenttutors.com
    Math, science, English, economics, and test prep tutoring services offered one-on-one, in small groups, and in classroom settings; locations in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Hillside, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, and Wheaton IL.

    Rush Neurobehavioral Center

    Georgia Bozeday
    4711 W. Golf Road Suite 1100, Skokie, IL 60676
    Phone: (847) 933-9339
    Email: info@rnbc.org
    Tutoring services to address executive functioning difficulties.

    Smart Love Family Services

    Natalie & Ben Heineman Smart Love Center
    2222 N. Kedzie Blvd. -  Chicago, IL 60647
    Rush Medical Office Building
    610 S. Maple St., Suite 5601 -  Oak Park, IL 60304
    (773) 665.8052 ext. 4
    Smart Love offers counseling services for children, adults and families, as well as parent education classes and coaching. Our services include play and individual therapy, group therapy, parent counseling, couples therapy, and a range of assessment and evaluation services.

    The Special Educator

    Lisa Drucker
    Serving: Chicago and suburbs.
    Phone: (312) 204-7242
    Email: spedcares@yahoo.com
    Ms. Drucker works with families and other IEP team members to facilitate appropriate goals and provide grounded expectations for students with autism.

    Top Rate Tutors, LLC

    Nikki Smith, MEd
    Jenny Loring, MEd
    (847) 386-6303
    Counties served: Lake and Cook
    email: topratetutors@gmail.com
    Offers students and their families home-based custom-designed individual study plans that are created to increase grades, organization skills and self-confidence. As special education teachers at New Trier High School, they recognize that progress is affected by many factors. Each student's progress will be assessed regularly in order to assure all needs are being met. They are available to parents in order to maintain progress and develop new strategies to enrich your student's learning.
    Hours: evening and day-time hours (Monday-Sunday).
    Ages: all school age students.
    Cost: varies based on services and packages.
    No wait list.

    Tutoring Chicago
    Tutoring Chicago offers free one to one tutoring services to economically disadvantaged children in grades 1-6. The Student Application for the next School year is now available.
    The Winston Knolls School

    2353 Hassell Rd, Suite 110, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    Phone: (630) 283-3221
    Email: info@knollscenterforautism.org
    Services Provided:  Provides ABA Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Physical Therapy, Social Skills Groups, Parent Training and Education, Family Counseling, Social Work, Psychiatry, and Academic Programs through insurance.

  • A Place For Me

    Elaine Reeves-Haywood
    7548 S. Cregier
    Chicago, IL 60649
    (773) 931-9394
    elainer@aplaceforme.net
    Home-based support assisting parents or caregivers to make visual learning aids for child or adolescent.

     

    Fun and Function

    Website for professionals and parents that provides sensory toys and therapy equipment for special needs children to help learn adaptive responses for what they may lack or crave

    Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

    140 N. Wright St.
    Naperville, IL 60540
    (630) 305-4196
    DuPage County
    Staff create personalized visual training systems to assist parents and teachers in teaching particular skills.
    Ashley Can Tie Her Shoes: A visual system to help individuals learn to tie their shoes. Cost: $34.50.
    Bathing Board: A visual system for teaching the skills needed to shower independently. Cost: $23.31.
    Blood Draw Sequence Book: A visual system to help prepare and/or guide individuals through getting their blood drawn. Cost: $23.31.
    Brush Teeth: A visual system to teach individuals how to brush their teeth independently. Cost: $20.51.
    Combination First, Next, Then & Transition Board: Designed to help individuals with disabilities transition from one activity to the next. Cost: $14.92.
    Fingernail Clipping: A visual guide to the steps involved in getting one's fingernails clipped. Cost: $24.24.
    Grocery Store Shopping Book: A visual teaching tool for grocery shopping. Cost: $13.99.
    Grooming: This comprehensive visual system features six programs for teaching basic grooming skills. Cost: $60.61.
    Hand Washing Ring: A visual system to teach good hand washing skills. Cost: $13.99.
    Hand Washing Strip: A visual system for teaching individuals how to wash their hands. Cost: $10.26.
    Handicap Tag and Behavior Intervention System: For use in the community by parents of children with autism or other disabilities. Cost: $10.26.
    Menstrual Care: A visual system to teach menstrual care to women with autism or other disabilities. Cost: $29.84.
    Number Tab Board: A tool to help individuals with disabilities understand how much or how long an activity will last. Cost: $13.99.
    Relaxation Routines Book: A visual system for teaching relaxation routines. Cost: $18.65.
    Salon Hair Cut Program: A visual guide to the steps involved in getting a haircut. Cost: $23.31.
    Salon Shampoo Program: A visual guide to the steps involved in getting a shampoo. Cost: $23.31.
    Shaving: A visual guide to the steps involved in shaving. Cost: $23.31.
    Survival Kit: A visual system offering the tools for basic communication in the community. Cost: $16.73.
    Toilet Training Kit: A visual training system for teaching toileting skills. Cost: $34.50.
    Visual Social Manager Wheel: A tool to help teach and define social cues. Cost: $13.05.
    When I Sneeze: A visual guide to teach individuals how to use a tissue when they sneeze. Cost: $6.53.
    Wiping Board: A visual system designed to teach the learner how to independently wipe after toileting. Cost: $12.12.
    Ages: birth and up.
    Insurance not accepted.

    Western DuPage Special Recreation Association

    Boardmaker Communication
    (630) 681-0962
    Boardmaker Communication picture schedules are available for the use in WDSRA’s autism spectrum disorder programs. Boardmaker can help individuals who cannot speak and is used as a tool for designing and printing augmentative communication tables. The software supplies a complete dictionary of picture communication symbols (PCS) from Mayer-Johnson, with verbal labels in various languages. Please contact the WDSRA office and they will be happy to set up the communication tool to meet your child’s individual needs.

    • Access Living
      115 West Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60654
      (312) 640-2100  
      Access Living offers services and support for people with disabilities in Chicago including home and community based services (personal support workers, support group, independent living skills classes, etc.), housing services, youth programs and legal services. 
       
      Bravo Behavioral Health
      Jayme Crooks BCBA
      8140 McCormick Blvd Suite 141 Skokie, IL 60076
      833-272-8624
      Bravo is an Applied Behavior Analysis Agency that sets out to serve all age groups and abilities. We aim to help aid in issues including in-home sessions, IEP support, transitional living, behavioral issues, and vocational training while providing a fun and engaging environment. 
       
      JVS Career Planning Center
      300 Revere St., Suite 205 Northbrook, IL 60062
      847-412-4300
      312-673-3439
      barbarafriedman@jvschicago.org; jvsdisability@jvschicago.org
      The JVS Career Planning Center offers a variety of disability service programming:
      Career Connectors (ages 14-21): Serves youth both in and out of school to assess their employment strengths and goals in order to provide further education, vocational skills training, job placement, volunteerism, work experience and more.
      Supported Employment: Assist participants in finding employment in the community and are provided with job readiness training, individualized job placement and job coaching and support as needed to maintain employment.
      Employment Services: Provides individualized job development, resume preparation, vocational planning, application procedures, job placement and follow up services.
      CareerTracks: A program for Jewish adults (ages 18-24) to aid in the transition from high school to employment and/or sustaining a college education. 
      Additional programs include MentoringMatterns, youthability, and Ticket to Work.
       
      Lifespeed Behavioral Support Services
      721 South Blvd. Suite 210, Oak Park IL 60302
      P: (312) 404-7225   
      LifeSpeed provides systematic, individualized behavioral support to children, adolescents, young adults, and adults to ensure that each person with whom we work is successful in accomplishing their goals in the community and at home. The services we provide are based on an individualized, inclusive model of care that continues during the specific times (evenings, weekends, etc.) that people in need usually experience limited support options. Some of the individuals we serve lack important independent living skills, struggle with interpersonal communication, under-perform academically, need to develop a better sense of personal accountability, and/or feel “lost” in their current career path.
       
      Park Lawn
      10833 S. LaPorte, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
      Phone: (708) 425-7377
      Email: info@parklawn.com
      Services include day programming, vocational and employment training, and personal support workers, as well as counseling, speech and language, occupational and physical therapy.
      Progress Center for Independent Living
      Main Office: 7521 Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130
      708-209-1500
      info@progresscil.org
      Satellite Office in Blue Island: 12940 S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 60406
      708-388-5011
      Provides assistance in advocacy, housing issues, independent living skills training, and resources for personal support workers. Also provide services and activities designed to prepare young people with disabilities for the transition to higher education and employment.
       
    • Access Living
      115 West Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60654
      (312) 640-2100  
      Access Living offers services and support for people with disabilities in Chicago including home and community based services (personal support workers, support group, independent living skills classes, etc.), housing services, youth programs and legal services. 
       
      Autism Training Center at Giant Steps Illinois

      Life Skills Vocational Program
      Mary Jo Conway
      2500 Cabot Drive
      Lisle, IL 60532
      (630) 864-3800
      DuPage County
      Program's goal is to provide an opportunity for 10 adults who have the primary diagnosis of autism, to learn life skills and have meaningful employment. Program will offer two tracks: (1) supported track where individuals work in a sheltered environment within the autism training center; (2) independent track that will offer opportunities for employment in workplace settings with the use of a job coach. Includes community outings to give participants opportunities to develop appropriate recreational and social skills.
      Ages: 22 years and up.
      Private insurace accepted.
      Cost: Please call Giant Steps for more information.
      No wait list.

      Autism Workforce
      Contact: Amy Willer
      (773) 575-5100
      Our services target businesses, neurodiverse people in Transition Programs or adults looking for the employment.  We are located in La Grange, IL and service the Chicagoland Area. Our research-supported employment model successfully prepares both the company and the candidate. This collaboration results in having the right person in the right job, and a great return on investment for the company. Provide opportunities for mock interviews monthly for 15+ (through adulthood). 
       
      Blue Cap
      Adult Day Services
      2155 Broadway St., Blue Island, IL 60406
      (708) 389-6578
      Offers individualized support and education to persons with developmental disabilities with an emphasis on vocational training and the teaching of daily living skills. Workshop provides a supervised work environment in which adults are trained to do a variety of jobs contracted from local industries. Supported employment offers individualized support to adults who are interested in community job placement, while providing local businesses with quality employees. Ages: 18 years and up.
       
      Chinese American Service League - Balancing Incentive Program

      Felicia Li, employment specialist
      2141 S. Tan Court
      Chicago, IL 60616
      (312) 791-0418, ext. 3607
      Cook County
      The pre-employment training program helps people with disabilities with interview preparation, resume writing, and assistance with online job applications. They target individuals who are transitioning out of high school or who are ready to work. To qualify, the individual must have a low income and a developmental disability or a mental illness. The employment specialists will bring clients to job fairs and provide job matching, based on the client’s interest. They also serve as a job coach, where they learn the client’s job and assist in training the client on his or her job. Employment specialist will check with the employer and follow up very closely for the first one or two months. Follow up is up to one year.
      Ages: 14 years and up.
      No wait list.
      Cost: state funded.

      Have Dreams

      Adult Services Program Coordinator
      2020 Dempster, Evanston, IL 60202
      Phone: 847-905-0702
      Email: info@havedreams.org
      Career Launch: Your First Job, Have Dreams Academy, Life SCILS

      JVS Career Planning Center
      300 Revere St., Suite 205 Northbrook, IL 60062
      847-412-4300
      312-673-3439
      barbarafriedman@jvschicago.org; jvsdisability@jvschicago.org
      The JVS Career Planning Center offers a variety of disability service programming:
      Career Connectors (ages 14-21): Serves youth both in and out of school to assess their employment strengths and goals in order to provide further education, vocational skills training, job placement, volunteerism, work experience and more.
      Supported Employment: Assist participants in finding employment in the community and are provided with job readiness training, individualized job placement and job coaching and support as needed to maintain employment.
      Employment Services: Provides individualized job development, resume preparation, vocational planning, application procedures, job placement and follow up services.
      CareerTracks: A program for Jewish adults (ages 18-24) to aid in the transition from high school to employment and/or sustaining a college education. 
      Additional programs include MentoringMatterns, youthability, and Ticket to Work.
       
      Little City - Adult Programs

      1760 W. Algonquin Rd. Palatine, IL 60067
      Main Campus: 847-358-5510
      700 N Sacramento, Ste 201 Chicago, IL 60612
      Chicago office: 773-265-1539
      We provide adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities with supports, programs and services that help increase their potential for lifelong productivity and success. Services include residential and employment, home-based supports, recreation and leisure programs.

      Marriott Foundation-Bridges Program

      Kelly Pavich
      850 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60607  
      Phone: (312) 432-6240 ext 0
      Email: kelly.pavich@marriott.com
      We provide job-readiness training, resume building, interview preparation, retention and advancement employment services to individuals with disability. We help you find the right job match customized to meet your specific needs.

      Midwest Asian Health Association - Balancing Incentive Program

      230 W Cermak Road, 2nd floor
      Chicago, IL 60616
      (312) 225-8708
      The free pre-employment training program helps people with disabilities (14 years and up) with interview preparation, resume writing, and assistance with online job applications. They target individuals who are transitioning out of high school or who are ready to work. To qualify, the individual must have a low income and a developmental disability or a mental illness. The employment specialists will bring clients to job fairs and provide job matching, based on the client’s interest. They also serve as a job coach, where they learn the client’s job and assist in training the client on his or her job. Employment specialist will check with the employer and follow up very closely for the first one or two months. Follow up is up to one year. 

      No Boundaries

      No Boundaries is a program of Search, Inc.
      Nicole Heimdal
      824 Dempster St., Evanston, IL 60202
      Phone: (847) 869-0000, ext. 202
      Email: nicole@jjslist.com or noboundaries@search-inc.org
      Experiential on-land and on-line training for transitioning teens through adults with disabilities to build essential skills for the workplace and for living more independently in today’s world.

      PACTT Learning Center

      Adult Vocational Services
      Chris Thomas, vocational services director
      Oak Park and Rogers Park
      Phone: (773) 299-4010
      Email: learningcenter@pactt.org or cthomas@pactt.org
      PACTT vocational services works to place people with autism in jobs that allow them to use their skills and take their place in the working world.

      Sertoma Centre, Inc.

      Autism Services Program
      Nicole Todd-Melquist, Program Manager
      4343 W. 123rd St, Alsip, IL 60803-1807
      Phone: (708) 371-9700, ext. 266
      Email: ntodd@sertomacentre.org
      This program provides opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum to participate in functional and meaningful activities within a structured environment.

      Shore Community Services
      1827 Brummel St, Evanston, IL 60202
      8350 Laramie Ave. Skokie, IL 60077
      (847) 982-2030
      Shore Joseph Koenig, Sr. Training Center is a vocational program supporting persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities ages 16 years and older.
       
      Spectrum Vocational Services (Little Friends)

      2302 Wisconsin Avenue Downers Grove, IL 60515
      630-852-7520
      The Supported Employment Program helps adults with disabilities find jobs in businesses throughout their community and provides training in the form of job coaching, transportation training, and vocational advocacy. Funded through DRS.

      UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago

      Building Bridges to the Future Program
      Alessandra Arreola
      3100 S. Central Ave, Cicero, IL 60804
      Phone: 708-222-4866 (Alessandra)
      Email: aarreola@seguin.org
      Some of the services they provide: Help apply for Medicaid, SSI, Guardianship; attend IEP staffings as part of each student’s interdisciplinary team; work with special education department staff to ensure the transition is part of the IEP; provide an in-service training and coaching sessions for parents, guardians and students

What are some of the biggest challenges adolescents with ASD face?

Adolescence is a tough time. Young people with ASD often find the transitions to high school overwhelming because of changing classes, increased academic demands, increased complexity of social demands, and the physical and emotional changes associated with puberty.

Isolation can be a significant problem for those people who desire social interaction with peers. Depression and anxiety rates are high in young adults with ASD.

How can parents support healthy adolescent development in children with ASD?

Like anyone, children with ASD need opportunities to feel successful and to experience success. Encourage your child’s areas of strength and interest. It’s important that adolescents remain active and engaged in the outside world, but the activities they choose and those that are the most enjoyable may vary from those parents expect or desire. Be flexible and open to a range of interests. For example, it’s important for all teens to get physical activity. Rather than playing on the basketball team or another team sport, an adolescent with ASD may be better suited to martial arts or swimming. After-school clubs or meetup groups should also match the child’s interests and may include things like anime, Legos, art or engineering club rather than glee club or student council. Talk with your child. Set expectations for outside engagement, but make sure to include his or her interests and be sure that activities support your child’s needs.

What are some important life skills to teach at this age?

Parents of teens should continue to remove prompts and let their child try new things. If your child has a cell phone, it can be used as a visual support. He or she can set reminders and make checklists that remove the need for adult prompts and reminders.

Make note of the things that you’re still doing for your teen that he or she could do without your help. By high school, kids should be able to make simple meals and snacks, clean an entire room of the house, and make an appointment or reservation. If your child is capable of doing things that you are doing, now is the time to begin to raise your expectations of independent behavior.

What about dating and sexuality?

Adolescence is a critical time for the development of relationship skills. Most people with ASD will desire an intimate relationship at some point in their lives, and many will begin to express interest in sex during adolescence. It’s important to provide clear and accurate information, and to teach in a direct and explicit manner in order for the concept to be fully understood.

It can also be helpful for parents to discuss relationships in the child’s own life to explain the cycle of meeting, dating, committing to a relationship, and marriage. A lot of harmful information about relationships is spread through popular media and pornography, and this information can be difficult for all young people to interpret and understand. Be aware of the media your child is consuming and discuss with them what is realistic and what is not about the content. For example, a teen who loves the movie Aladdin may not understand that lying and following someone (as Aladdin does to Princess Jasmine) can be scary in real life and will not result in a girlfriend. Likewise, a teen with more adult taste may need a parent to explain what is harmful and/or misleading about the relationships portrayed in pornography.