Day Programs for Adults with Autism

Day Programs for Adults with Autism

Young Adults

Ada S. Mckinley Community Services

1359 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607
312.554.0600
info@adasmckinley.org

Adult progamming includes day programs, employment services, and residential housing.


Association for Individual Development (AID)

309 New Indian Trail Court Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 966-4000
info@the-association.org

AID offers support to Kane and Kendall county families of children and adults with disabilities.

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

1962 Broadway St., Blue Island, IL 60406
(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

1815 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(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: 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. Ages: 18 years and older

  • 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.

El Valor

(312) 666-4511
info@elvalor.net

  • Cicero: 2434 S Kildare Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
  • Pilsen: 1951 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
  • South Chicago: 3050 E 92nd St, Chicago, IL 60617

Adult programming includes day programs, vocational training and long-term residential housing


Envision Unlimited

8 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700 Chicago, IL 60603
Linda Vero – Admissions Coordinator
(312) 346-6230 
lvero@envisionunlimited.org

Provides Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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. For adults18 years and up. Accepts private pay or Medicaid Waiver Program.


Giant Steps Inc.

2500 Cabot Dr. Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 864-3801

Giant Steps Illinois day school offers a one-on-one integrated holistic approach of services for adults with Austism Spectrum Disorders. Entry through school district placement through age 22.


Glenkirk

3504 Commercial Ave. Northbrook, IL 60062
(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

Momence, IL 60954
(815) 472-3700
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
847-905-0702
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
(316) 214-1132
(316) 634-8874
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
(708) 352-3580, ext. 437

Use research-based intervention modalities and teaching methods to assure best practice to design each  individual's own individualized program and curriculum. Serves children through age 21. 


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
(708) 474-1540
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
847-358-5510

700 N Sacramento, Ste 201 Chicago, IL 60612
773-265-1539

Provides 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
(630) 305-4196

Adults services include community day services and programs, employment support and residential services. 


Keshet (My Life)

600 Academy Drive Suite 130 Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 205-1234

MY Life is Keshet’s residential program 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
    (773) 769-4313
    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

    411 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302
    (708) 524-1050, ext. 132

    Offers Community Living Services, Day Program (Life Long Learning Program) and Employment Services Program.


    PACTT Learning Center

    Adult Vocational Services
    Oak Park and Rogers Park
    773-338-9102
    learningcenter@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, located in Oak Park and Rogers Park.


    Park Lawn

    10833 S. LaPorte Oak Lawn, IL 60453
    (708) 425-7377
    info@parklawn.com

    Services include day programming, vocational and employment training, and personal support workers, as well as counseling, speech and language, occupational and physical therapy.


    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
    (708) 863-3803
    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.

    Adults

    Ada S. Mckinley Community Services

    1359 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607
    312.554.0600
    info@adasmckinley.org

    Adult progamming includes day programs, employment services, and residential housing.


    Association for Individual Development (AID)

    309 New Indian Trail Court Aurora, IL 60506
    (630) 966-4000
    info@the-association.org

    AID offers support to Kane and Kendall county families of children and adults with disabilities.

    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

    1962 Broadway St. Blue Island, IL 60406
    (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.


    Canopy Program at Giant Steps

    Lillian Peterson, Director
    Rich Harvest Farms Sugar Grove, IL
    (630) 864-3801
    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.


     

    Clearbrook

    1815 W. Central Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (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: 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. Ages: 18 years and older

    • 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.

    El Valor

    (312) 666-4511
    info@elvalor.net

    Locations in:

    • Cicero: 2434 S Kildare Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
    • Pilsen: 1951 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
    • South Chicago: 3050 E 92nd St, Chicago, IL 60617

    Adult: Programming includes day programs, vocational training and long-term residential housing


     

    Envision Unlimited

    8 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700 Chicago, IL 60603
    Linda Vero – Admissions Coordinator
    (312) 346-6230 
    lvero@envisionunlimited.org

    Provides Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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. For adults18 years and up. Accepts private pay or Medicaid Waiver Program.


    Good Shepherd Manor

    Momence, IL 60954
    (815) 472-3700
    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
    847-905-0702
    info@havedreams.org

    Career Launch: Your First Job, Have Dreams Academy, Life SCILS


    Helping Hand Rehabilitation Center

    9649 W. 55th St. Countryside, IL 60525
    (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.


    LARC

    19043 Wentworth Ave Lansing, IL 60438
    (708) 474-1540
    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
    847-358-5510

    700 N Sacramento, Ste 201 Chicago, IL 60612
    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
    (630) 305-4196

    Adults services include community day services and programs, employment support and residential services. 


    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
      (773) 769-4313
      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

      411 Chicago Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302
      (708) 524-1050, ext. 132

      Offers Community Living Services, Day Program (Life Long Learning Program) and Employment Services Program.


       

      PACTT Learning Center

      Adult Vocational Services
      Oak Park and Rogers Park
      773-338-9102
      learningcenter@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, located in Oak Park and Rogers Park.


      Park Lawn

      10833 S. LaPorte Oak Lawn, IL 60453
      (708) 425-7377
      info@parklawn.com

      Services include day programming, vocational and employment training, and personal support workers, as well as counseling, speech and language, occupational and physical therapy.


      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.


      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
      (708) 863-3803
      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.