Young Adult

  • Adults With Autism and Relatives Support Group

    Where: Evanston Hospital
    2650 Ridge Ave., Room 1711 (first floor, adjacent to Frank Auditorium)
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Cook County
    Email: steve-law@comcast.net
    Adults with autism, pervasive developmental disorder-NOS, nonverbal learning disabilities and other similar LDs are welcome. No formal diagnosis necessary. Significant others and close, supportive friends will be allowed to attend with adults on the spectrum. One of the main purposes of this group is to give relatives and close friends a taste of what we do in our adult AS support groups. Basic privacy policy: Identities of group members and any other personal information shared at support group meetings cannot be shared outside the group without their permission.
    When: Sundays, from 2 to 4 p.m.
    Ages: 18 years and up
    Cost: Free
    No wait list.

    GRASP Chicago-Evanston Support Group

    GRASP Chicago-Evanston Support Group
    Evanston Hospital, Room 1711, first floor 2650 Ridge Ave.
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Steven Lawson, Steve-Law@comcast.net
    Group is a peer-run, free support group for adults (18+) with autism spectrum disorder, nonverbal learning disabilities, and other similar LDs. No formal diagnosis necessary. Basic privacy policy: identities of group members and any other personal information shared at support group meetings cannot be shared outside the group without their permission. The group will discuss a variety of topics including the challenges faced in work and relationships. More information on local group at Chicago Asperger Adults & Friends Meetup site, http://www.meetup.com/aspergerChi/. 

    PASSAGE Hosted by Clearbrook

    PASSAGE (Planning Asperger Syndrome Success and Generating Experiences)
    1835 West Central Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    Phone: (847) 385-5018
    Email: tmartin@clearbrook.org
    Gatherings for adults (age 22 and up) focus on interactive communication within a social atmosphere. On occasion, speakers present on a subject of interest to the group, which may include employment, housing, transportation, independent living, and other relevant topics. Young adults are able to enjoy game nights, time to socialize, potluck appetizers or desserts, and more. Parents, professionals, and community members are provided time for networking and fellowship as well. Contact for next meeting dates and times. 

    • Aspiritech, NFP

      Moshe Weitzberg, Director
      427 Sheridan Rd., Suite 206, Highwood, IL 60040
      (312) 945-8378
      Email: info@aspiritech.org
      Aspiritech is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide a path for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum to realize their potential through gainful employment. They harness individuals' unique abilities, includng attention to detail, precision, an affinity for repetitive tasks, outstanding technology skills, to provide competitively priced software testing services. They achieve this by providing their testers a combination of intensive training, structure, and support to mitigate potential workplace challenges. They do not require prior knowledge or job experience of software programming and/or testing for software testers. Applicant must be willing to work for at least four hours a day, five days a week; be able to commute to Aspiritech's office in Highland Park or client sites (northern Chicago area); and be diagnosed with high-functioning autism for ages 21 and up. Apply here

      Aspire - Career Services
      Career Program for Adults with Disabilities
      Call 708.547.3560 or email to get started with an assessment
      Offers innovative job training and placement environment for adults with disabilities to explore job interests, receive hands-on training in a simulated workspace, and get placed in jobs that provide empowerment, satisfaction and a higher quality of living.

       

      Autism2Work (Computer Aid Inc.)

      Full time employment opportunities for individuals with autism spectrum disorder that range from office operations, quality assurance, data management, and program development depending on the organization that is found to be a best fit for skill set and interests.  Email resume to the email above and an outreach specialist from CAI will contact you.

      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). 
       
      AutonomyWorks

      5120 Belmont Road, Downers Grove IL 60515
      Email: contactus@emailautonomy.com
      AutonomyWorks was founded in 2012 with one mission: To create thousands of job opportunities for individuals with autism and other disabilities, directly and by supporting others.  We do this by filling Process Execution roles such as website maintenance, data entry, quality assurance, and other tasks for companies of all sizes.

      Ernst & Young: Core Business Services (CBS) team - Account Support Associate

      212 773 3549
      Jamell.Mitchell@ey.com
      Vocational program targeted to adults with ASD: As a CBS professional, individuals are given the opportunity to develop their career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. Individuals work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

      The Spectrum Careers
      Rangam and Autism Speaks have partnered to help bring employees and emplorers together. Learn more about Spectrum careers here.
       
      Streator Unlimited, Inc.

      305 N. Sterling St, Streator, IL 61364
      Phone: (815) 673-5574
      SUCCESS serves both businesses and people with disabilities. They match those they serve to a business, by learning the individual’s skills, interests, and ideal working conditions.

      Tazewell County Resource Centers (TCRC)

      21310 Illinois Route 9, Tremont, IL 61568
      Phone: (309) 347-7148
      Email: info@tcrcorg.com
      Employment Services works to secure community employment for adults with developmental disabilities. Workers may be placed in Supported Employment (with supervision) or Competitive Employment (with limited supervision).

      Teachability LLC
      Teachability LLC is a social enterprise with the vision to be an interactive partner for matching people with differing abilities to meaningful employment opportunities based on characteristics of the person and the job tasks. 
       
    • 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. 
       
      Autism2Work (Computer Aid Inc.)

      Full time employment opportunities for individuals with autism spectrum disorder that range from office operations, quality assurance, data management, and program development depending on the organization that is found to be a best fit for skill set and interests.  Email resume to the email above and an outreach specialist from CAI will contact you.

      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). 
       
      Aspire - Career Services
      Career Program for Adults with Disabilities
      Call 708.547.3560 or email to get started with an assessment
      Offers innovative job training and placement environment for adults with disabilities to explore job interests, receive hands-on training in a simulated workspace, and get placed in jobs that provide empowerment, satisfaction and a higher quality of living.

       

      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.
      Blue Cap

      Adult Day Services
      Carla Harris
      2155 Broadway St.
      Blue Island, IL 60406
      (708) 389-6578
      Cook County
      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.
      Cost: state funded.
      No wait list.

      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. 
       
      Canopy Program at Giant Steps

      Lillian Peterson, Director
      Rich Harvest Farms
      Sugar Grove, IL
      Phone: (630) 864-3801
      Email: lpeterson@mygiantsteps.org
      Canopy works to incorporate a combination of activities, opportunities, and supports throughout each participant’s programming. This may include participation in community engagement outings, life skills opportunities, vocational readiness activities, leisure or recreational skill development including music therapy, media integration, and movement based sessions.
      Ages 22 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.

      Clearbrook

      Tina Yurik
      (Administrative office)
      1815 W. Central Road
      Arlington Heights, IL 60005
      Phone: (847) 653-6635 ext 28
      Workshop Services (DT-Getz) – Located in Palatine, clients perform jobs in a workshop setting and are paid based on their individual levels of productivity.  Jobs in the workshop are designed to help each individual prepare for a real work environment, either supported or independent.
      Ages: 18 years and older

      Day programs
      Tina Yurik 
      Phone: 847-653-6635 ext 28
      Clearbrook has a range of weekday community based services designed to support and guide our adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities to lead full, rich and productive lives in their communities.  Individual needs and choices drive the services and supports.
      -Developmental Training, Riley 1 (Schaumburg) and Riley 2 (Rolling Meadows) – An individualized program plan is developed around each client, resulting in services that blend instruction, interaction with peers, interventions, activities, socialization and community participation.
      -Autism Services (Palatine and Park Ridge) – Clearbrook’s Autism Program (CAP) provides a highly structured schedule emphasizing community integration, recreational activities and opportunities for community-based employment experiences.  The staff ratio of 1:3.
      -CHOICE (Park Ridge and McHenry) – Clearbrook’s CHOICE program supports adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities to identify and choose areas of interest while utilizing community-based opportunities for volunteering, employment, leisure activities and socializing.
      -PURSUIT (Rolling Meadows and Hanover Park) – PURSUIT is a collaborative program between Clearbrook and NWSRA, providing services that offer a variety of recreational and leisure activities and experiences in a structured setting.
      -ACES Senior Day Services (50 and over)– Activities and creative experiences for seniors, this program enhances the quality of life for its participants by providing programs and choices to meet the individual’s needs.
      Ages: 18 years and older

      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

      IPS Supported Employment Program

      El Valor
      LaMar Jenkins, Employment Specialist
      Technology Center
      1924 W. 21st St.
      Chicago, IL 60608
      (312) 391-7181
      Cook County
      Email: lamar.jenkins@elvalor.net
      IPS supports young adults with developmental disability and mental illness to get a realistic transition plan to get employment based on their interest, aptitudes and abilities. IPS supports people in their efforts to acheive steady employment in mainstream competitive jobs, either part-time or full-time. The support will focus on vocational assessments, interviewing skills training, job placement, job coaching, job carving, and job rentention.
      Ages: 18-25 years
      Cost: Free employment program

      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.

      LMH Services

      Vocational/Social Skills Group
      Linda M. Hoeck
      Where: 675 Regent Lane
      Prospect Heights, IL 60070
      (224) 489-6464
      Email: lmhservices4@gmail.com
      Who can join the group? Young adults with social skill challenges currently seeking employment or employed. Group format provides skill instruction, opportunity to share personal experiences, and peer support. Targeted skills: self-determination, employability skills, how to get a job/the right job, how to keep a job, and problem-solving applying social thinking.
      Ages: 20 years and up
      Cost: $35 (per session), $245 for seven weeks
      Insurance not accepted
      No wait list

      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. 
       
      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. 

      Neumann Family Services

      5547 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
      Phone: (773) 769-4313
      Email: info@neumannfamilyservices.org
      Provides residential, career, day, clinical, support, medical clinic, and case management. Provides developmental training (DT) program for persons with autism.

      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.

      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 speech and language, occupational and physical therapy.

      Pioneer Center for Human Services

      4031 W Dayton St, McHenry, IL 60050
      Phone: (815) 344-1230
      Pioneer Center’s employment options helps adults with varying abilities, vocational skills and workplace experience to be employed.

      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.
       
      Ray Graham Association
      901 Warrenville Road, Suite 500
      Lisle, IL 60532
      630-620-2222
      info@raygraham.org
      Works with people with disabilities to provide residential, life skills, life coaching, day program, employment, recreational and family support services.

       

      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.

      St. Coletta's of Illinois

      18350 Crossing Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60487
      (708) 342-5200
      Provides a variety of adult service programming, including Developmental Training, Community Employment Programs, and Competitive Placement to assist persons with disabilities aquire training, obtaining and maintaining jobs within their local community.

      Teachability LLC
      Teachability LLC is a social enterprise with the vision to be an interactive partner for matching people with differing abilities to meaningful employment opportunities based on characteristics of the person and the job tasks. 
       
      Turning Pointe Career College

      Ketra Kuniej, Career College Director/HR
      1500 W. Ogden Ave.
      Naperville, IL 60540
      Phone: 630-615-6032 
      Email: kkuniej@turningpointeaf.org
      The Career College is an educational and career exploration opportunity for adults with ASD, social and communication challenges and other learning differences.  Our goal at the Career College is for students to gain skills that prepare them for independent employment. We offer a highly individualized learning and training environment focusing on individual strengths, skills and areas of challenge. The Career College format is based on our C.O.P.E.S.™ model of instruction.  These core components (Communication, Organization, Positive Behavior Supports, Emotional Regulation, Social Skills and Sensory Needs) are the focus of our curriculum.   Additionally, we offer a Summer C.O.P.E.S.™ Course that will start in June of 2017.
      Ages: 18 and up

      Urban Autism Solutions

      Julie Tracy, MA, CCC-SLP, QMHP
      1212 W. Flournoy St., Chicago, IL 60607
      Founded in 2012, Urban Autism Solutions (UAS) is dedicated to changing outcomes for young adults (17-35) with autism through an integrated community life that advances social and vocational opportunities.

      UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago

      3100 S. Central Ave, Cicero, IL 60804
      Phone: (708) 863-3803
      Email: info@seguin.org
      The Life Skills Program also offers participants opportunities to engage in vocational experiences within the UCP Seguin Carr Center and at volunteer sites in the community.

    • 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. 
       
      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 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.
       
  • 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.

    • 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.

      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.

      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 through our long or short term in home & community based ABA therapy and consultation for individuals with autism and developmental disability.

      Have Dreams

      Teen Program
      Dana La Brose, MMNA
      515 Busse Highway, Suite 150, Park Ridge, IL 60068
      Phone: (847) 685-0250
      email: dlabrose@havedreams.org
      A program for teens to develop daily living skills and independence in a structured environment. Each program offers activities to promote social interactions, working cooperatively, and learning new skills.

      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.

  • 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, IL
    Phone: (773) 969-6362
    Email: ikhan@abaofillinois.org
    Provides in-home services to children and adults with autism and other related disorders. Serving counties: Cook, Lake and DuPage

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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).

    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. 

    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.

    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) 355-6533
    Email: info@lilfriends.com
    Provides ABA consultation to both families and schools.

    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.

    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!

    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.
     
    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.

  • 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.
     
    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.

    Clearbrook

    Tina Yurik
    (Administrative office)
    1815 W. Central Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    Phone: (847) 653-6635 ext 28
    Workshop Services (DT-Getz) – Located in Palatine, clients perform jobs in a workshop setting and are paid based on their individual levels of productivity.  Jobs in the workshop are designed to help each individual prepare for a real work environment, either supported or independent.
    Ages: 18 years and older

    Day programs
    Tina Yurik 
    Phone: 847-653-6635 ext 28
    Clearbrook has a range of weekday community based services designed to support and guide our adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities to lead full, rich and productive lives in their communities.  Individual needs and choices drive the services and supports.
    -Developmental Training, Riley 1 (Schaumburg) and Riley 2 (Rolling Meadows) – An individualized program plan is developed around each client, resulting in services that blend instruction, interaction with peers, interventions, activities, socialization and community participation.
    -Autism Services (Palatine and Park Ridge) – Clearbrook’s Autism Program (CAP) provides a highly structured schedule emphasizing community integration, recreational activities and opportunities for community-based employment experiences.  The staff ratio of 1:3.
    -CHOICE (Park Ridge and McHenry) – Clearbrook’s CHOICE program supports adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities to identify and choose areas of interest while utilizing community-based opportunities for volunteering, employment, leisure activities and socializing.
    -PURSUIT (Rolling Meadows and Hanover Park) – PURSUIT is a collaborative program between Clearbrook and NWSRA, providing services that offer a variety of recreational and leisure activities and experiences in a structured setting.
    -ACES Senior Day Services (50 and over)– Activities and creative experiences for seniors, this program enhances the quality of life for its participants by providing programs and choices to meet the individual’s needs.
    Ages: 18 years and older

    Envision Unlimited

    Autism Services Program
    4919 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640
    (312) 346-6230 or (773) 987-3458 (Linda Vero)
    email: lvero@chgoarc.org
    This Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. program will be designed around the interests, strengths, and needs of program participants. Program strategies will include the following: vocational training, functional curriculum, multimodal communication strategies, individualized schedules/routines, daily exercise program, positive behavioral supports and structure and consistency. Ages: 18 years and up.
    Cost: Private pay or accepts Medicaid Waiver Program.

    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. 

    Glenkirk
    3504 Commercial Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 272-5111
    info@glenkirk.org
    CILAS throughout Lake County and Northern Cook counties.
    Glenkirk Moraine Community Living Facility: Provides the support of full-time staff while allowing residents to enjoy the independence of an apartment setting; 
    Glenkirk Family Living Arrangement: Provides people with disabilities a unique opportunity to join a family and share in a home environment.
    Good Shepherd Manor

    P.O. Box 260, Momence, IL 60954
    Phone: (815) 472-3700
    Email: info@goodshepherdmanor.org
    Not-for-profit, serves the needs of men with developmental disabilities; offer residential services, vocational programs, day programs, and medical services.

    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

    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. 

    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.

    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.

    LARC

    19043 Wentworth Ave, Lansing, IL 60438
    Phone: (708) 474-1540
    Email: larclansing@sbcglobal.net
    Provides day program, employment and residential supports and services that promote quality, dignity, and choice and will assist individuals with developmental disabilities achieve outcomes of independence in their lives

    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.

    Keshet (My Life)

    600 Academy Drive Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 205-1234
    MY Life is Keshet’s residential program.  It is designed to allow residents to become fully active members of the community in a warm and caring home that promotes independence and a meaningful life.

    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. 
     
    Neumann Family Services

    5547 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: (773) 769-4313
    Email: info@neumannfamilyservices.org
    Provides residential, career, day, clinical, support, medical clinic, and case management. Provides developmental training (DT) program for persons with autism.

    Oak Leyden Developmental Services

    Chandra Dean
    411 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302
    Phone: (708) 524-1050, ext. 132
    Provides developmental assessments.

    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.

    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 speech and language, occupational and physical therapy.

    Ray Graham Association
    901 Warrenville Road, Suite 500
    Lisle, IL 60532
    630-620-2222
    info@raygraham.org
    Works with people with disabilities to provide residential, life skills, life coaching, day program, employment, recreational and family support services.

     

    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.

    St. Coletta's of Illinois

    18350 Crossing Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60487
    (708) 342-5200
    Provides a variety of adult service programming, including Developmental Training, Community Employment Programs, and Competitive Placement to assist persons with disabilities aquire training, obtaining and maintaining jobs within their local community.

    UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago

    3100 S. Central Ave, Cicero, IL 60804
    Phone: (708) 863-3803
    Email: info@seguin.org
    The Life Skills Program also offers participants opportunities to engage in vocational experiences within the UCP Seguin Carr Center and at volunteer sites in the community.

    Urban Autism Solutions

    Julie Tracy, MA, CCC-SLP, QMHP
    1212 W. Flournoy St., Chicago, IL 60607
    Founded in 2012, Urban Autism Solutions (UAS) is dedicated to changing outcomes for young adults (17-35) with autism through an integrated community life that advances social and vocational opportunities.

  • 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).

    Aunt Martha's Health Center at Little City
    1760 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine 60067
    877.692.8686
    DSY Dental
    Preferred Dentistry Associates
    1029 Howard St Ste 201 Evanston, IL 60202
    Dr. Howard Crystal, DDS
    847-616-6512
    Makes house calls and can do x-rays at the home.

     

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.
     
    Loyola's Oral Health Center
    2160 S. First Ave., Maywood 60153
    888.584.7888

     

    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.

    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).

    Oak Lawn Smiles
    4647 W 103rd Street #1M, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
    (708) 424-2150

     

    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.

    Patterson Dental Group
    Garrett Patterson DDS
    19721 Wolf Rd. Mokena, IL 60448
    Mokena: 708.479.5865
    2073 E. Laraway, New Lenox, IL 60451 
    New Lenox: 815.463.5865

     

    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.

    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.

    Southwest Dental Group
    Dr. Tentler
    16600 107TH CT., Orland Park, IL  60467
    (708) 403.3355 

     

    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.

      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. 

    • 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.

      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
      Licensed P.L.A.Y Project consultant based on the D.I.R./Floortime theory originated by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, MD.

      Clearbrook Respite Program

      Tina Yurik
      1835 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
      Phone: (847) 653-6635 ext 28
      Clearbrook’s Take a Break Volunteer Program is the only program in the state to utilize trained volunteers as respite caregivers. Clearbrook provides support to families that live in northern Cook County, Lake County and DuPage County. Clearbrook also created the Take a Break in the Afternoon Program that provides supervised support to families waiting to be matched with an in-home volunteer along with families who would like their children to participate in a stay and play program staffed by Clearbrook staff and trained volunteers. Clearbrook’s in-home program provides each family with four hours of weekly respite in their homes.

      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.

      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).

    • 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.

      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
       
      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.

      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).

    • 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.

      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.

      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

      Rush - Adult Psychiatry
      Judith Badner, M.D.
      2150 W. Harrison St., Suite 263 Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 942-5375
      Specializes in autism, anxiety and mood disorders. 
       
    • 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.

      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.

      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.

      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).

      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. 
       
      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.
       
      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. 
       
       
      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. 

       

      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.

      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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • AffordableColleges.com

    Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities
    Our guide includes valuable resources for students with disabilities, such as:
    • A curated list of more than 85 disability-specific scholarships
    • Strategies for utilizing state and local financial aid resources
    • An overview of loan forgiveness and reduction options

    Autismerica at College of Dupage
    Michael Duggan
    Counselor/Professor
    (630) 942-2845
    Sheryl Ebersold
    Accommodations Specialist
    (630) 942-3798
    Autismerica is a student organization for students on the autism spectrum to better educate themselves about COD and socialize with one another in a safe and supportive environment. Parents are also provided a separate meeting opportunity. Meetings for the Spring semester are held on the second Thursday of each month.
    Casa de Amma

    27231 Calle Arroyo, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    Phone: (949) 496-9001
    Casa de Amma nurtures the abilities and independence of adults with special needs. We provide a broad spectrum of vocational, residential, educational and social opportunities in a responsive and caring environment.

    Choices

    Website is designed to help students and parents navigate through the process of post-secondary planning. Provides autism spectrum information and post-secondary resources.

    College Internship Program (CIP)

    The Bloomington Center
    Lori Mangrum, admissions coordinator
    425 N. College Ave.
    Bloomington, IN 47404
    Phone: (812) 323-0600, ext. 16
    Monroe County
    Email: lmangrum@bloomingtoncenter.net
    CIP provides individualized, post-secondary, academic, internship and independent living experiences for young adults with Asperger's, high-functioning autism and learning differences.
    Ages: 18-25 years
    Cost: Tuition and fees start from $38,500 (plus room and board, college/vocational courses)

    College Living Experience (CLE)

    info@ExperienceCLE.co
    866-376-4783
    With 6 locations across the United States, CLE Centers can be found in Ft. Lauderdale FL, Washington D.C, Austin TX, Denver CO, Costa Mesa CA, and Monterey CA. Each Center location is situated near area colleges and vocational programs so students have easy access to CLE support services while they pursue their degree, college or career of interest.

    Community for Accredited Online Schools

    Higher Education for Students with Disabilities: Rights, Resources and Accredited Online Schools
    This guide helps students with disabilities and their parents better understand their rights when it comes to post-secondary education. In addition to outlining laws and regulations that apply specifically to students with disabilities, our guide offers tips and information about finding a college or university that best suits a student’s needs.

    Disability.gov - Scholarships

    Students who are planning to attend college or enroll in other postsecondary education or training have many financial aid options, including scholarships, grants and loans. Be sure to consider both public (federal, state, and local government) and private financial aid sources.

    Elmhurst College

    Elmhurst Life Skills Academy
    Tim Ahlberg
    190 Prospect Ave.
    Elmhurst, IL 60126-3296
    DuPage County
    Phone; (630) 617-3309
    Email: ahlbergt@elmhurst.edu
    ELSA offers an outstanding educational opportunity for young adults with developmental disabilities. This full-time, postsecondary program enables ELSA students to work productively and live as independently as possible.
    Ages: 18 years and up
    Cost for four-year program: $26,000
    Grants available each year
    No wait list

    Financial Resources and Discounts for Students With Disabilities

    From the most important federal financial aid information to helpful deals to free stuff, this list of discounts for disabled students will help take the focus off bank accounts and back onto studies.

    Foundation for Independent Living

    1367 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida 33063
    Phone: (954)-968-6472
    Email: info@filinc.org
    The Foundation for Independent Living is a private, not-for-profit, community-based program for adults with varying cognitive disabilities and developmental delays.

    Have Dreams

    Sara LaMontagne; Adult Services Program Coordinator
    2020 Dempster, Evanston, IL 60202
    Phone: 847-905-0702
    Email: slamontagne@havedreams.org
    Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism at Northwestern University: This one year business-based transition program is for young adults with ASD in their last year of high school transition, who have the goal of competitive employment.

    Independence Center

    3640 S. Sepulveda Blvd #102, Los Angeles, CA 90034
    Phone: (310) 202-7102
    Independence Center is a nonprofit transitional mainstreamed residential program that is dedicated to developing the full potential of young adults (aged 18-30) with special needs.

    JJB Educational Consultants, Inc.

    Jill Burstein, MA, CEP, IECA member
    1441 Hemlock Knoll Terrace, Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 940-8090
    Email: jill@jjb-edconsultants.com
    Specializing in post-secondary placements for students with autism.

    Lewis and Clark Community College

    Supported College Transition
    5800 Godfrey Road Godfrey, IL 62035
    618.468.4127 -  rellington@lc.edu
    The Supported College Transition Program (SCT) was designed for students with little mainstreaming experience in high school and the academic preparation that indicates that they can be successful in smaller sections of college developmental courses with the additional support provided by a Transitions class. Students have career goals that require college credentials.

    Minnesota Life College

    7501 Logan Ave S.  STE 2A, Richfield, MN 55423
    Phone: (612) 869-4008
    Minnesota Life College (MLC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit vocational and life skills training program for young adults with learning differences and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

    nAblement

    Website of SPR Companies focused on supporting the training, mentoring, networking, placement and professional growth of qualified candidates with disabilities into technology roles. nAblement fosters its own client opportunites while also collaborating closely with each of the SPR Companies three strategic companies – MPS Partners, Redpoint Technologies and Talent Acquisition Partners. Qualified candidates secure professional technology opportunities suited to their skill sets, and clients secure access to this valuable and underutilized segment of the workforce while extending their diversity profile.

    Notre Dame College

    Gretchen Walsh, M.S.Ed, director, academic support center
    4545 College Road
    South Euclid, OH 44121
    (216) 373-5185
    email: gwalsh@ndc.edu
    Students enrolled with the academic support center take the same classes and must meet the same expectations as other Notre Dame College students. Students participating in the ASC may major or minor in any of the programs offered at the college. All students with the ASC participate in an orientation program seperate from Notre Dame College to assist them in their transition to college. The year ends with a recognition day for the academic support center students, parents and faculty. Application requirements: to participate in the academic support center you must be a full-time traditional student, and you must submit documentation of a learning disability, along with a completed application. Services offered based on individual documentation include: note-taking assistance, extended time for completing tests, alternative format for taking tests, books on audio format, use of a scribe, distraction free environment and taping of class lectures.

    PACE at National Louis University

    122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
    Phone: (312) 261-3770
    Email: paceprogram@nl.edu
    PACE at NLU is a three-year post-secondary program which is designed to meet the transitional needs for young adults with multiple intellectual, learning and developmental disabilities.

    Options for College Success

    Shoshana Axler, Director of Admissions
    1515 Maple Avenue Suite 190, Evanston, Illinois 60201
    Phone: (847) 425-4797, ext. 201
    Email: snaxler@optionsforcollegesuccess.org
    Options for College Success is a non-profit organization serving individuals 18 and older, with a mission to develop the skills, confidence, and courage to transition into living and working independently.

    Organization for Autism Research (OAR)

    OAR accepts applications on an annual basis for the Schwallie Family Scholarship program. These scholarships are for one academic year, $3,000 each, to be applied towards tuition, books, and other expenses associated with higher learning. To be eligible, students with an established autism or Asperger Syndrome diagnosis must be accepted for enrollment or pursuing undergraduate studies at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States during the fall semester. This can include four-year colleges or universities; two-year colleges; and trade, technical, or vocational training programs. For more information, please visit OAR’s website.

    Riverview School

    551 Route 6A, East Sandwich, MA 02537
    Phone: (508) 888-0489
    Email: admissions@riverviewschool.org
    Riverview School’s Post-High School Transition Program for young adults, ages 17–22, is called GROW—Getting Ready for the Outside World.

    ScenicView Academy

    5455 N. River Run Drive, Provo, UT 84604
    Phone: (801) 226-2550
    Email: info@svacademy.org
    ScenicView Academy is a Nonprofit School for Young Adults with Autism & Learning Disabilities.

    Think College Illinois

    Website is meant to serve as a blueprint/toolkit for Illinois postsecondary education (PSE) institutions in developing inclusive programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). It is also meant to support existing programs in ongoing efforts to become more "inclusive" according to the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) standards. The background information and resources available on the site are intended to be used by students and families, as well as a general audience e.g. disability service providers.

    Turning Pointe Career College

    Ketra Kuniej, Career College Director/HR
    1500 W. Ogden Ave.
    Naperville, IL 60540
    Phone: 630-615-6032 
    Email: kkuniej@turningpointeaf.org
    The Career College is an educational and career exploration opportunity for adults with ASD, social and communication challenges and other learning differences.  Our goal at the Career College is for students to gain skills that prepare them for independent employment. We offer a highly individualized learning and training environment focusing on individual strengths, skills and areas of challenge. The Career College format is based on our C.O.P.E.S.™ model of instruction.  These core components (Communication, Organization, Positive Behavior Supports, Emotional Regulation, Social Skills and Sensory Needs) are the focus of our curriculum.   Additionally, we offer a Summer C.O.P.E.S.™ Course that will start in June of 2017.
    Ages: 18 and up

    • 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)

      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).
       
      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.

      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.

      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.
      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.

      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.

      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.

      Jesse Owens Park (Chicago Park District)

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

      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. 
      Kosciuszko Park District (Chicago Park District)

      Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Daily Living
      Contact: Megan Romberg
      2732 North Avers
      Chicago, IL 60647
      (312) 742-9954
      Cook County
      Activities include: field trips, swimming, soccer, running, softball, tennis, fishing, cooking, jumping, arts and crafts, Special Olympics training, and much more. Lunch and snacks are provided daily.
      When: Fridays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
      Ages: 18 years and up.

      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.

      Lincolnway Special Recreation Association

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

      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.

      Meetup: Social Group Adults on the Autism Spectrum DuPage County, IL

      Social group for all adults 18+ on the autism spectrum (clinical diagnosis not necessary) and/or learning difficulties, social phobia and shyness. The goal is to get together and socialize with each other in a comfortable setting; the group plans dinners out, going to festivals and movies and just hanging out and meeting new people in and around the DuPage county area.

       

      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 (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 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.

      Oak Lawn Park District/Special Recreation Cooperative

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

      Opportunity House
      357 N. California Street, Sycamore, IL 
      Phone: (815) 895-9840
      info@ohinc.org
      Not-for-profit, provides job placement, supported employment, work services, developmental training, special olympics, recreation, residential living, and respite.
       
      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.

      Ray Graham Association
      901 Warrenville Road, Suite 500
      Lisle, IL 60532
      630-620-2222
      info@raygraham.org
      Works with people with disabilities to provide residential, life skills, life coaching, day program, employment, recreational and family support services.

       

      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 Services (SRS)

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

      Stepping Up & Out (SUO - Aspiritech)

      Highland Park, IL: and Chicago, IL
      SUO@aspiritech.org or 312-945-8378.
      SUO is a social program that meets on Sundays from Noon-5:00 PM in Highland Park and on Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM in Chicago, in addition to some weekday clubs from 3:30 - 5:30 PM. Programs are free, but RSVP's are required. Facebook page.

      Northern Will County Special Recreation Association

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

      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.

      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.

      Warren Special Recreation Association

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

      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.

    • 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.

      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.

      ExerciseBuddy
      Contact: Amber Pantaleo
      (773) 575-5100
      Application that can be purchased through the Apple or Google Play stores.  A user-friendly exercise app designed for individuals with autism. EB takes exercise, a source of frustration and failure, and turns it into an opportunity for success and confidence building. EB has four supporting research studies and is used by parents, professionals, therapists, and universities around the world.
      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.

      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.

  • 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.

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Kate Caldwell
    (312) 996-4711
    lkcaldw3@uic.edu
    You chose a date and location in Chicago area
    This research is part of a project looking at social entrepreneurship as a pathway to employment for people with disabilities in Chicago. As part of our research, we are particularly interested in including the voices of social entrepreneurs with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Compensated $30 for participation.
    You can participate if you: have an intellectual or developmental disability; live in the Chicago area; and have a business or non-profit.

    University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Juvenile Research

    The Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) is conducting research to better understand and diagnose: autism, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorders.
    Contact: Lana Roth, LCSW
    1747 W. Roosevelt Road
    Chicago, IL 60608
    Cook County
    Phone: (312) 413-4624
    Email: autism@psych.uic.edu
    Eligible participants may receive neuropsychological and socio-communicative assessments, diagnostic interviews, neurological examination, medication management services and blood draw. The overall goal of this study is to learn about the genetic influences and neurobiological substrates of autism and other autism spectrum disorders. In addition, they are studying the relationship of genes to medication response.
    Age eligibility: 5-30
    Cost: No fee. Patients will be compensated accordingly for each of the studies completed.
    Up to one-month wait

    University of Illinois at Chicago - The Simons Simplex Collection

    Institute for Juvenile Research
    Department of Psychiatry
    Contact: Lana Roth, LCSW
    1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 155
    Chicago, IL 60608
    Phone: (312) 413-4624
    Cook County
    Email: autism@psych.uic.edu
    This project is designed to identify genetic risk factors for autism. Goal: search will lead to a better understanding of autism and to new effective therapies. Eligible families: one or more siblings with autism spectrum disorder and both biological parents must be willing to participate. Experts will conduct a free, comprehensive evaluation of your child. Most study components, including a blood draw, will be conducted in friendly and supportive clinics. The study questionnaires can be completed in your home.
    Age eligibility: 4 and up.
    No wait list.

    University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Juvenile Research

    Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder
    1747 W. Roosevelt Road
    Chicago, IL 60608
    Cook County
    Phone: (312) 413-9061
    UIC is now recruiting children and adults for a research study to test how well an investigational medication works to treat symptoms assiciated with autism spectrum disorder.
    Study Information: 22-week research study comparing the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication and placebo (sugar pills); all evaluations are conducted and study medication is provided at no cost to the participants; families who participate will be reimbursed for their travel expenses; under the direction of Dr. Edwin Cook and Dr. Fedra Najjar.
    Age eligibility: 5-21

    University of Illinois at Chicago

    Are you a social entrepreneur with an intellectual disability? Do you have a business, microenterprise, or non-profit?
    Contact: Kate Caldwell
    Phone: (312) 996-4711
    Email: kcaldw3@uic.edu
    Where and when? Interviews will be held in Chicago this October. You will be able to choose the date and place that works best for you. There will be two interviews. Each interview will last one hour. You can participate if you have a intellectual disability, live in the Chicago area and are self-employed, have a business or nonprofit. For more information and to learn more about the project and ask questions, come to El Valor, 1924 W. 21st St., Chicago, IL 60608, on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.
    Age eligibility: 18-64
    Cost: no cost to participants

    University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychology

    Contact: Magen Rooney, PI: Jennifer Wiley
    Email: uiccoglab@gmail.com
    Participants wanted: Adults with Asperger's are needed for research examining differences in attentional profiles.
    Participants will take part in one- to two-hour sessions in their laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
    Age eligibility: 18-24
    Cost: You will be compensated $20/hour for your participation.

  • Alan G. Ryle & Companies

    4102 Belmont Pt, Champaign, IL 61822
    Phone: (800) 880-6571
    Alan G. Ryle Companies offers two types of residences for individuals with developmental disabilities: ICF/DD (Intermediate Care Facility for Persons with Developmental Disabilities) and Home CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement) Home
    ICF/DD Home

    Blue Cap

    Marge Pyzac
    2155 Broadway St., Blue Island, IL 60406
    Phone: (708) 389-6578
    Offers a variety of supportive living arrangements in the community for adults with developmental disabilities. Staff provides 24-hour supervision so that the people we serve gain independence in their own homes and in the community as well.

    Cardinal Cushing Centers

    Cardinal Cushing Centers
    Contact: Michelle Markowitz
    405 Washington St.
    Hanover, MA 02339
    Phone: (781) 829-1205
    Website
    Email: mmarkowitz@cushingcenters.org
    Private, non-profit therapeutic special needs boarding school for children and young adults with autism and developmental disabilities. Their staff is trained in behavior management techniques based on positive behavior intervention support (PBIS), a reward-based program.
    Ages: 6-22 years
    Cost: Soon to be approved out-of-state placement option for Illinois

    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).

    Clearkbrook

    Tina Yurik
    1815 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    Phone: (847) 653-6635 ext 28
    Clearbrook’s 35 CILAs are located in the following communities: Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Elk Grove, Glenview, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Palatine, Prospect Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Skokie, Wheeling and Wilmette.

    Cumberland Hospital, LLC

    P. Gay Brooks, CEO
    9407 Cumberland Road
    New Kent, VA 23124
    Phone: (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.
    Ages: 13-21 years
    Cost: Accepts Illinois Medicaid
    Wait list depends on the number of open beds available. For more information, contact Christina Hawkins at (804) 928-8863

    Genesee Lake School

    Amanda Buerger, senior admissions coordinator
    36100 Genesee Lake Road
    Oconomowoc, WI 53066
    Phone: (262) 569-5510, ext. 3005
    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. ISBE Approved and COA Certified.
    Ages: 6-21 years
    Cost: Accepts private pay, school, ICG, DHS, sliding scale
    Wait list depends on current availability

    Glenkirk
    3504 Commercial Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 272-5111
    info@glenkirk.org
    CILAS throughout Lake County and Northern Cook counties.
    Glenkirk Moraine Community Living Facility: Provides the support of full-time staff while allowing residents to enjoy the independence of an apartment setting; 
    Glenkirk Family Living Arrangement: Provides people with disabilities a unique opportunity to join a family and share in a home environment.
    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. 

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    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.


     

    Keshet (My Life)

    600 Academy Drive Suite 130, Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 205-1234
    MY Life is Keshet’s residential program.  It is designed to allow residents to become fully active members of the community in a warm and caring home that promotes independence and a meaningful life.

    LIFE, Inc.

    550 Lincoln Road Extension, Hyannis, MA 02601
    Phone: (508) 790-3600
    Email: info@lifecapecod.org
    LIFE is focused on enhancing program quality and addressing the evolving needs of its residents as they proceed through the stages of their adult lives.

    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.

    Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

    Greer Ann Hamblet, Program Coordinator
    4840 W. Byron, Chicago, IL 60641
    Phone: (847) 390-1422 or (630) 664-8876 (emergency)
    Email: greerann.hamblet@lssi.org
    Offers two intermediate care residences at Shady Oaks East and Shady Oaks West in Homer Glen for people with developmental disabilities.

    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
     
    Moving Forward Towards Independence

    68 Coombs Street, Building B, Napa, CA 94559
    Phone: (707) 259-1125
    Moving Forward Towards Independence is a residential program offering transitional and independent living support to adults with developmental, learning and autism spectrum disabilities.

    Neumann Family Services

    5547 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
    Phone: (773) 769-4313
    Email: info@neumannfamilyservices.org
    Provides residential, career, day, clinical, support, medical clinic, and case management. Provides developmental training (DT) program for persons with autism.

    Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association

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

    Open Door Rehabilitation Center

    405 S Wells St, Sandwich, IL 60548
    Phone: (815) 786-8468
    The mission of the Open Door Rehabilitation Center is to provide vocational, residential, day and community support services to adults with developmental disabilities such as mental retardation, Downs syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism, in order to increase or maintain skills in the least restrictive environment and to help people achieve their maximum potential.

    Opportunity House
    357 N. California Street, Sycamore, IL 
    Phone: (815) 895-9840
    info@ohinc.org
    Not-for-profit, provides job placement, supported employment, work services, developmental training, special olympics, recreation, residential living, and respite.
     
    Orchard Village

    7660 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL 60077
    Phone: (847) 967-1800
    Email: ov@orchardvillage.org
    We serve individuals with a wide range of disabilities through our Residential, Vocational, Intermittent, Transition, Respite, Specialized Services, Orchard Academy and Seniors programs.

    Ottawa Friendship House

    1718 N. 2525 Road, Ottawa, IL 61350
    Phone: (815) 434-0737
    Email: friends@ottawafriendship.com
    Improve the quality of life for people with disabilities through informed choice and empowerment, continued education, recreation, paid work training, living supports, community integration, and community employment.

    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.

    Park Lawn

    10833 S. LaPorte, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
    Phone: (708) 425-7377
    Email: info@parklawn.com
    Park Lawn provides various residential opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. Each is attuned to the individual needs and capabilities of the residents.

    Pioneer Center for Human Services

    4031 W Dayton St, McHenry, IL 60050
    Phone: (815) 344-1230
    Our goal is to help individuals live as independently and productively as possible throughout their lives, while receiving the support they need to live safely.

    Progressive Careers and Housing

    20180 Governors Drive Suite 300, Olympia Fields, IL 60461
    Phone: (708) 283-1530
    Our CILA homes offer a variety of housing options as well as comprehensive services to encourage individuals to grow and further their independence.

    Rainbow Acres

    2120 W. Reservation Loop Road, Camp Verde, AZ 86322
    Phone: (928) 567-5231
    Email: info@rainbowacres.com
    A not-for-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization. A private-pay assisted living community for individuals 18 years and above with developmental disabilities.

    Ray Graham Association
    901 Warrenville Road, Suite 500
    Lisle, IL 60532
    630-620-2222
    info@raygraham.org
    Works with people with disabilities to provide residential, life skills, life coaching, day program, employment, recreational and family support services.

     

    Rimland

    1265 Hartrey Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202
    Phone: (847) 328-4090
    Our 18 residential homes are spread throughout Chicagoland, with the majority of our homes centered in Evanston. Each residence is gender-specific and home to 3-8 individuals, with no more than 2 residents per room.

    Sertoma Centre, Inc

    4343 W. 123rd Street, Alsip, IL 60803
    Phone: (708) 371-9700
    Email: info@sertomacentre.org
    CILA - Provides 24-hour support and supervision to individuals living in a shared home in local communities. With support of house personnel, residents are empowered to take ownership of their home, participate in their local community, and learn skills that promote independence.

    Shore Community Services
    1827 Brummel St, Evanston, IL 60202
    8350 Laramie Ave. Skokie, IL 60077
    (847) 982-2030
    Shore offers a variety of residential programs for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities who are semi-independent to those in need of 24-hour staff supervision.
     
    Stephen's Place

    501 SE Ellsworth Road, Vancouver, WA 98664
    Phone: (360) 984-3600
    We partner with families to provide a loving, supportive adult care home for adults with developmental disabilities.

    St. Coletta's of Illinois

    18350 Crossing Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60487
    Phone: (708) 342-5200
    The consumers receive support from the caring, highly trained staff, who provide assistance with daily routines, community integration, and behavioral therapies.

    St. Louis Life

    929 Rolling Thunder Drive, O'Fallon, MO 63368
    Phone: (636) 561-1900
    Email: Info@stlouislife.org
    St. Louis Life is a community-based, residential program for young adults with developmental disabilities.

    Streator Unlimited, Inc.

    305 N. Sterling St, Streator, IL 61364
    Phone: (815) 673-5574
    SU offers five group homes which are staffed 100% of the time. They are funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services as Community Integrated Living Arrangements.

    Tazewell County Resource Centers (TCRC)

    21310 Illinois Route 9, Tremont, IL 61568
    Phone: (309) 347-7148
    Email: info@tcrcorg.com
    Residential programs at TCRC provide a homelike environment and 24 hour a day supports for individuals with developmental disabilities.

    Transitions of Western Illinois

    4409 Maine Street, Quincy, IL 62305
    Phone: (217) 223-0413
    Transitions operates a number of group homes and apartments that provide safe and affordable housing to adults who have a serious mental illness or an intellectual/developmental disability.

    Treasure House

    7815 W. Aspera Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85308
    Phone: (602) 714-8189
    Email: info@treasurehouse.org
    Treasure House will be home to 24 young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as six Community Assistants as they share life together.

    Trinity Services Inc.

    Jen Klouse
    2081 Calistoga Drive, Suite 1S
    New Lenox, IL  60451
    Phone: (815) 485-6197
    Will County
    Email: jklouse@trinity-services.org
    Trinity Living Centers are located near Trinity's main campus. Three 16-person residential programs enable adults with developmental disabilities to achieve their greatest potential. TLC staff provide assistance in achieving greater independence in all aspects of life, including social, recreational, personal care, and daily living skills. An outcome-oriented approach is used in planning for services so each individual's personal priorities are the focus of services and support. As an alternative to institutional living, the homes are constructed so that each person has his/her own bedroom and storage space. Each individual and his/her family choose personal goals, and needed services are identified, including nursing services when appropriate. Typically, several staff members are available during the day and evening hours to work with individuals in needed areas and to provide support for recreational activities, as well as overnight staff.
    Ages: 18 years and up
    Cost: Call to inquire

    UCP Seguin Greater Chicago

    3100 South Central Avenue, Cicero, IL 60804
    Phone: (708) 863-3803
    Email: info@seguin.org
    UCP Seguin provides residential care to adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs in a variety of ways. UCP Seguin provides twenty-four hour residential care as well as intermittent residential care and both in-home and weekend respite care.

    Urban Autism Solutions

    Julie Tracy, MA, CCC-SLP, QMHP
    1212 W. Flournoy St., Chicago, IL 60607
    Founded in 2012, Urban Autism Solutions (UAS) is dedicated to changing outcomes for young adults (17-35) with autism through an integrated community life that advances social and vocational opportunities.

    Warren Achievement Center, Inc.

    1220 E. 2nd Ave, Monmouth, IL 61462
    Phone: (309) 734-3131
    Residential services are designed to enable adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to enjoy the independence of having a home of their own near family and friends.

    Willowglen Academy

    701 W Lamm Rd, Freeport, IL 61032
    Phone: (815) 233-6162
    Email: contactIL@willowglen-il.com
    Our CILA certified adult group homes are licensed for eight consumers. Each group home has a 12-person passenger van for accessing the community.

  • 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.

    Canopy Program at Giant Steps

    Lillian Peterson, Director
    Rich Harvest Farms
    Sugar Grove, IL
    Phone: (630) 864-3801
    Email: lpeterson@mygiantsteps.org
    Canopy works to incorporate a combination of activities, opportunities, and supports throughout each participant’s programming. This may include participation in community engagement outings, life skills opportunities, vocational readiness activities, leisure or recreational skill development including music therapy, media integration, and movement based sessions.
    Ages 22 and up

    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.

    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.

    Genesee Lake School

    Amanda Buerger, senior admissions coordinator
    36100 Genesee Lake Road
    Oconomowoc, WI 53066
    Phone: (262) 569-5510, ext. 3005
    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. ISBE Approved and COA Certified.
    Ages: 6-21 years
    Cost: Accepts private pay, school, ICG, DHS, sliding scale
    Wait list depends on current availability

    Glenkirk
    3504 Commercial Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 272-5111
    info@glenkirk.org
    CILAS throughout Lake County and Northern Cook counties.
    Glenkirk Moraine Community Living Facility: Provides the support of full-time staff while allowing residents to enjoy the independence of an apartment setting; 
    Glenkirk Family Living Arrangement: Provides people with disabilities a unique opportunity to join a family and share in a home environment.
    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. 

    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.

    Hughes Center for Exceptional Children

    Michael S. Triggs, CEO
    1601 Franklin Turnpike
    Danville, VA 24540
    Phone: (434) 836-8500
    ISBE approved. Population served: male/female students with autism, pervasive developmental disorder and mental retardation. Program's primary focus: self, family, and, community to prepare for an independent future through educational and vocational instruction and positive guidance.
    Ages: 13-22 years
    Accepts Illinois Medicaid
    Wait list depends on the number of open beds available. For more information, contact Christina Hawkins at (804) 928-8863.

    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.

    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).
     

    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
    Specializes in psychiatric, dual diagnosis, autism, social/emotional disorders, self-harm; length of average stay varies.

    • 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.

      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.
       
      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!

    • 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.

      Learning Through Play Center for Child Development

      633 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613
      Phone: (312) 458-9865
      Email: ebpr@att.net
      Feeding group run by OT and SLP — Group feeding therapy is a fun way for kids with difficulty tolerating various sensory and social aspects of eating to improve their ability to tolerate and enjoy mealtimes.

    • 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).

    • 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. 
       
      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 Rd., Suite 720, Schaumburg, IL 60173
      Phone: (847) 496-4693
      Email: advancedbehavioral@msn.com
      Therapy conducted in a group setting to develop certain social skills. Groups are tailored to meet the needs of individuals who are participating.

      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. 
       
      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.

      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. 
       
      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.

      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. 
       
      Jean Richardson, MS, BCBA

      907 E. Sayles Drive, Palatine, IL 60074
      Phone: (847) 910-2380 or (847) 202-7051
      Email: luvsbt@earthlink.net
      Provides home-based evaluations and programs.

      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.

      Lake County Center for Independent Living (LCCIL)
      Lake County Office: 377 N. Seymour Ave., Mundelein, IL 60060
      (847) 949-4440
      McHenry County Office: 5400 W. Elm Street, Suite 106 McHenry, IL 60050
      (855) 246-8531
      Provides information & referrals service, independent life skills training, peer mentoring, advocacy and transition services.
       
    • 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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      Hippotherapy vs. Therapeutic Riding

      What is hippotherapy?

      Hippotherapy is a physical, occupational and speech therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement. A certified therapist uses the horse's movement to provide carefully graded sensory input to improve neurological function and sensory processing. Hippotherapy has been shown to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, motor development as well as emotional well-being (American Hippotherapy Association Inc., 2007) .

      What is therapeutic riding?

      Therapeutic riding is appropriate for less involved (physically, mentally) clients who want social aspect of a sport along with strengthening, or as an adjunct to therapy for someone already receiving physical therapy, occupational therapy or sensory therapy. It is recommended that students are able to sit independently. Many of the inherent benefits to horseback riding (trunk strength, stretch to legs, modulation of sensory input) still apply. Equipment used typically encourages independent balance and riding positions/disciplines.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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).

      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.

      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.

      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.

    • 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.

      Life Worth Living

      Jim Kowal, PhD
      1220 Hobson Road, Suite 244
      Naperville, IL 60540
      Phone: (630) 637-4002
      DuPage County
      Provides neurobiofeedback therapy and treatment.
      Ages: 8 years and up.
      Private insurance accepted.
      No wait list.

    • 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.

      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.

      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.

    • 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.

      Amy Zier and Associates

      Jenny Patino - office manager
      2319 N Orchard Street, Chicago, IL 60614
      Phone: (773) 755-7791
      Email: AZAOffice@gmail.com
      Amy Zier and Associates provides occupational therapy evaluation and services for individuals with sensory and emotional-regulatory challenges.

      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).
       
      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).

      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. 
       
      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.

      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.

      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 speech and language, occupational and physical therapy.

      Rush University Medical Center

      Brenda Koverman, OTR-L
      1753 W. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 942-5344
      Provides occupational therapy evaluation and treatment.

      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.

      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.

    • 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. 
       
      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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 speech and language, occupational and physical therapy.

      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.

    • 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. 

      ACCESS at Anixter Center

      2020 N. Clybourn Ave.
      Chicago, IL 60614
      (773) 404-5277
      Cook County
      Provides individual psychotherapy 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: 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 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 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.

      Aspire

      Erica Sokol, LCPC
      4100 Litt Drive
      Hillside, IL 60162
      (708) 632-5502, ext. 3889
      DuPage County
      email: esokol@aspirechicago.com
      Aspire’s licensed professionals are experienced working with individuals on the autism spectrum. Using a combination of therapies, person centered, cognitive behavioral therapy, and expressive therapy to address concerns and support individuals to achieve a life of independence.
      Ages: 18 years and up.
      Cost: sliding scale, cash or credit card accepted.
      No wait list.

      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.
       
      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.
       
      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.

      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.
       
      Edgewood Clinical Services, LLC
      1288 Rickert Drive, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60540
      Phone: (630) 428-7890
      Provides individual therapy using a goal-directed approach.
       
      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.

      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 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 individual therapy using a cognitive-behavioral approach.

      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. 
       
      Karin McNicholas, MSW, LCSW

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

      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.
       
      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. 
       
      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.

      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.

       

      Mindful Path Behavioral Health and Wellness Inc.

      Jillian Poteshman
      jillian@mindfulpathbhw.com
      53 W. Jackson Blvd, Suite 1301
      Chicago, IL 60604
      (847) 440-4592
      Jillian supports adolescents and emerging adults (18-29) who are experiencing struggles such as anxiety, depression, trauma, perfectionism, difficulties relating to others, and motivational issues (school and work). She specializes in working with those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, those in relationships with these individuals, as well as their families.
       

      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. 
       
       
      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.

      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 speech and language, occupational and physical therapy.

      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. 

       

      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

      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.
       
      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).

      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.

      Solveig Roverud, LCSW

      5138 North Clark Street
      2nd Floor
      Chicago, Illinois 60640
      (773) 671-5727
      A seasoned clinician serving children (6+), teens, and adults who specializes in pediatric medical and developmental complexity including autism, perinatal mood disorders, grief/loss support, depression/anxiety management and mindfulness techniques.

      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.
       
      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. 
       
      Wellspring Clinical Associates

      Kary Pekarek, LCSW
      5950 S. Lincoln Ave., Unit W, Lisle, IL 60532, US
      Phone: (630) 541-8930
      Kary treats all ages with special experience in working with individuals with autism; she employs a cognitive-behavioral approach and focuses on the strengths of each individual client.

    • 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.

      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
      Speech & language therapy at BY YOUR SIDE focuses on meeting the language needs of our clients by expanding the client’s repertoire of communication.

      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. 
       
      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.

      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.

      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.

      RUSH Speech-Language Pathology Services

      Orthopedic Building
      1611 W. Harrison St., Suite 530, Chicago, IL 60612
      Appointments: Phone: (312) 942-5332
      Serving patients 18 years and older.

      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 speech and language, occupational and physical 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.

      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.

    • 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.
      Ages: 18 years and up
      One- to three-week wait list for psychological and psychiatric services.

      DuPage Medical Group - Gastroenterology
      630-717-2600
      Locations in Hinsdale, Lisle, Downers Grove, Elmhurst and Oak Brook. 
      Sees children and adults for gastroenterology needs. 
       
      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

      Drs. Carl Lambert and Paola Susan
      1700 W. Van Buren St. Suite 470, Chicago, IL 60612
      (312) 942-0400
      Adult Primary Care

      Rush University Medical Center

      Internal Medicine
      Triangle Office Building
      1700 W. Van Buren, 5th floor Chicago, IL 60612
      (312) 563-2875
      Ages: 18 years and up.
      Private & public insurance accepted.

      • 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.

        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. 
        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.
         
        Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Behavioral Health

        Locations in Chicago, Western Suburbs and the Greater DeKalb County
        Phone: (312) 926-8200
        Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital offers immediate help, providing short-term inpatient psychiatric care for adults and teens (13 years of age and older) in a hospital setting. Short-term inpatient care is provided in three secure hospital psychiatric units to help people who pose a risk to themselves or others, and those who are unable to care for themselves. Intensive outpatient services are also available. 

        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.

      • 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. 
        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.
         
        Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital Behavioral Health

        Locations in Chicago, Western Suburbs and the Greater DeKalb County
        Phone: (312) 926-8200
        Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital offers immediate help, providing short-term inpatient psychiatric care for adults and teens (13 years of age and older) in a hospital setting. Short-term inpatient care is provided in three secure hospital psychiatric units to help people who pose a risk to themselves or others, and those who are unable to care for themselves. Intensive outpatient services are also available. 

        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. 

        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.

    • 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.

      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.

      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.
       
      Northwestern University
      The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology
      Roy Sucholeiki, MD
      675 North St Clair Galter Pavilion, Suite, 20-100, Chicago, Illinois 60611
      (312) 695-7950
      Ages: 18 yrs. and up
       
      Rush Copley Medical Group - Neurology
      2040 Ogden Ave.Suite 303 Aurora, IL 60504
      312-942-5936
      Provide evalution and ongoing neurological care. 
       
      Rush Neurology – Adult Care

      Michael Smith, MD
      Address: 1725 W Harrison St #885, Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 942-5936
      Appointments: rush.edu

    • 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
       
    • 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. 

       

      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.

      Benjamin Shain, MD, PhD

      NorthShore University HealthSystem
      49 S. Waukegan Road, Suite 200
      Deerfield, IL 60015
      Phone; (847) 425-6400
      Lake County
      Provides medication management services
      Ages: 12-40 years.
      Private insurance accepted (BCBS & Aetna)
      Not taking new patients at this time

      Center Integrative & Functional Health & Wellness
      Dr. Noor Fatime Husain
      One Tiffany Pointe Ste 105 
      Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108 
      (630) 793-6327
      Provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management to adults. 
      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.

      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.
       
      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. 
       
      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.
       
      Michael Feld, MD

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

      Midwest Wellness Center Associates Ltd.
      Shalina Chawla, M.D.
      519 N Cass Ave Suite 204
      Westmont, Illinois 60559 
      (630) 338-0460
      Has experience working with adults with ASD to provide psychiatric evaluation and medication management. 
       
      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.
       
      Rush - Adult Psychiatry
      Judith Badner, M.D.
      2150 W. Harrison St., Suite 263 Chicago, IL 60612
      Phone: (312) 942-5375
      Specializes in autism, anxiety and mood disorders. 
       
      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.

      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.
      Ages: 18 years and up
      One- to three-week wait list for psychological and psychiatric services.

      Advocate Health - Primary Care
      Joesph Chung, MD
      1710 North Randall Road Suite 200 Elgin, IL 60123
      (847) 214-5740
      Provides primary care for adults. 
       
      Bartlett Medical/Dupage Medical Group - Primary Care
      Monica S. Chirila, MD
      1124 W. Stearns Road Bartlett, IL 60103
      630-213-7788
      Provides primary care for adults.
       
      Dupage Medical Group - Primary Care
      Brian O'leary, MD
      1964 Springbrook Square Drive, Suite 108A Naperville, IL 60564
      630-946-2565
      Provides primary care for adults.
       
      Edward-Elmhurst Health - Primary Care
      Srilakshmi Vemareddy, MD
      215 Remington Blvd Ste F Bolingbrook, IL 60440
      630 378-4480
      Provides primary care for adults.
       
      Edward-Elmhurst Hospital - Primary Care
      Dorothy Prusek, MD
      755 N. York St., Elmhurst, IL 60126
      331 221-2900
      Provides primary care for adults.
       
      Loyola - Burr Ridge Medical Center - Primary Care
      Antonio A. Pangan, MD
      6800 N Frontage Rd, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
      (708) 327-1300
      Provides primary care for adults.
       
      Loyola University Medical Center- Primary Care
      Brent Rieger, MD
      1100 Lake St #150, Oak Park, IL 60301
      (888) 584-7888
      Provides primary care for adults.
       
      Northwestern Medicine Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital - Primary Care
      26w171 Roosevelt Rd, Wheaton, Illinois 60187
      Provides primary care for kids and adults.
       
      Rush - Primary Care
      Carl Lambert and Paola Susan
      1700 W. Van Buren, Chicago, IL 60612
      (312) 563-2875
      Ages: 18 years and up.
      Private & public insurance accepted.

       

      St. James Family Care Center

      17859 S. 80th Ave.
      Tinley Park, IL 60477
      (708) 429-9567
      Cook County
      Ages: Birth and up
      Accepting children and adult patients
      Some private & public insurance accepted
      No wait list

  • Connect to Community
    Connect to Community is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding and facilitating purposeful employment and enjoyment for adults with developmental disabilities. Further, in an effort to help these adults live the lives they desire and deserve within the community, we will provide person-centered services across all aspects of community life.
     
    KGH Autism Services

    1161 Lake Cook Rd.
    Deerfield, IL 60015
    847-498-5437
    email: info@kghautismservices.com
    This is a comprehensive, 3 hour training for parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder or related disabilities that educates and empowers them to be more successful with their child with special needs.  This interactive course includes presentations by KGH's Senior level clinicians and discussions specific to your child. Our goal is to provide parents with information, support, and confidence in order to decrease some of the main stressors of parenting a child with special needs.
    Cost: $150.00

    Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

    140 N. Wright St.
    Naperville, IL 60540
    (630) 305-4196
    DuPage County
    Parent group will be facilitated by a licensed counselor, Eileen Lane, MS, LCPC. The focus of the groups will be to discuss issues, feelings and emotions with other parents and/or couples. Parents will meet others who can relate to their situations and explore common situations in families. In the group, parents will have the opportunity to work through problems they face every day in the schools, at home, with extended family and in the community. The ultimate goal of the group will be to identify the positive aspects of each family in order to best support their children's development.
    When: call for future dates.

    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.

  • Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services

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

    Idea Tutors

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

    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.

    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.

  • 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.

    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.

     

What are some of the challenges faced by young adults?

Employment and housing are among the most pressing needs for young adults. Few services exist and those that are available may be inadequate or unable to accept all applicants.

Overall, lack of adult programming is a major issue in our country. Particularly for those people with ASD who had special education plans throughout school, the transition to adulthood can be jarring. In Illinois, special education services end at graduation or, for those who require more specialized intervention, when the individual turns 22. When the educational, vocational and therapeutic services provided through the individualized education plan (IEP) go away, quite often there are not sufficient adult services to meet the individual’s needs. Many young people abruptly go from having a full day of programming to, quite literally, sitting at home. 

Where can I get help for mental health issues?

Mental health issues can be another concern. In addition to anxiety and depression, which are common but serious problems often observed in teens with autism, early adulthood is a time when other psychiatric symptoms may present for the first time. It is important to seek evaluation and treatment if new psychiatric symptoms present.

What about college options?

It is important to carefully consider the interests, skills and needs of a student in order to help him or her decide on the right course for life after high school.

For many young people with ASD, college is an appropriate option after high school. Some people require supports in order to be successful in the college environment. Weekly check-ins with an on-campus counselor are sufficient for some, while others need all-inclusive specialized programs that address self-care skills and socialization, as well as academic needs. It is important to evaluate the individual’s needs in the 12 to 18 months leading up to a transition to college in order to develop an appropriate plan.

What about vocational training?

Some people enter the workforce directly from high school and do not attend any secondary education programs. College may not be a good match for their interests or skills, and for them a vocational or professional training program is a better match.

How do I plan for my young adult’s independence?

Start early! Throughout your child’s life, encourage independence and clearly teach the skills that one requires to lead an adult life. Go back and read the independence sections for the other age ranges. What are you missing?