Evaluation and Diagnostic Testing for Adults with Autism

Evaluation and Diagnostic Testing for Adults with Autism

Young Adults

Augmentative Communication

AAC Helper

Beth Christensen
easc.slp@gmail.com
3731 Blanchan Avenue, Brookfield, Illinois 60513

Provides individual speech and language therapy; additional specilaity in AAC evaluation and treatment.


Authentic Expression LLC

Heidi Rabe
heidi@authenticexpressionllc.com

Treats patients primarily in the northern suburbs. 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.


Matt Baud 

(708) 935-5188
Frankfort, IL

Speech and Language Pathologist providing evaluations for speech and AAC needs.


Speech and Language Pathways LLC

847-268-3799
info@slpathways.com
711 W Maude Avenue Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Provides Speech, Occupational and social skills therapy services for ages 2 - 18 as well as AAC evaluation for kids and young adults, training and intervention. Bilingual speech therapy available.


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. 

Developmental Therapy Assessment

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
(630) 468-2342
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
(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
(847) 446-1251
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
(708) 296-5990

Provides developmental assessment consultations (home or clinic-based).

Neurological Evaluations

Lurie Children's Hospital

Division of Neurology
Outpatient Center
225 E. Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60611
(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

Additional location in Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Provides comprehensive neurological assessment and evaluation to determine diagnosis or provide follow-up testing.


Neurotech

1821 Walden Office Square, Suite 447 Schaumburg, IL 60173
(866) 374-7648 (toll free)
(262) 754-0809 (main office)
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).

Psychiatric Assessment

ACCESS at Anixter Center

2020 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 404-5277

A comprehensive primary health care facility that provides coordinated medical, psychiatric and psychological outpatient services to adults with autism in the Chicago area serving ages 18 years and up.


Association for Individual Development

309 W. New Indian Trail Court Aurora, IL 60506
(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. Serving Aurora and McHenry.


Autism Assessment, Research & Treatment Services (AARTS) Center

Rush University Medical Center
1645 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 603 Chicago, IL 60612
(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
KIDSDOC@childrensmemorial.org

Provides diagnostic assessments. Ages: 7 years and up. Private and public insurance accepted with referral.


Michael Feld, MD 

666 Dundee Road Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 400-5806

Provides medication management services.


Rush - Adult Psychiatry

Judith Badner, M.D.
2150 W. Harrison St., Suite 263  Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-5375

Specializes in autism, anxiety and mood disorders. 

Psychological Testing

Advanced Behavioral Solutions

2060 E. Algonquin Road Suite 720 Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 496-4693
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.


AMITA Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Resource Center

847-755-8536
AHBHHHEResourceCenter@amitahealth.org 

Provides psychological evaluations for children and adults presenting with difficulties in learning, attention, behavior, socialization, and emotional control. Public and private insurance accepted.


Autism Assessment, Research & Treatment Services (AARTS) Center

Rush University Medical Center
1645 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 603 Chicago, IL 60612
(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. 


Center for Personal Development 

Locations: Downtown Chicago, Lakeview Chicago, Evanston
info@chicagotherapist.com
(312) 755-7000

Adaptive Functioning/Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment and treatment planning.


Innovative Psychotherapy Solutions (IPS)

Michael "Dr. Mike" Mihajlovic, PsyD
550 Frontage Road #3535 Northfield, IL 60093
(224) 326-0118
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.


The Josselyn Center

405 Central Avenue Northfield, Illinois 60093
415 Washington Ave., Suite 200, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 441-5600

Provides individual, couple, family, and group therapy (ages 3+), psychiatric services (ages 3+), psychological testing (ages 8+), and job coaching/employment services. 


Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

140 N. Wright St. Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 305-4196

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.


The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health

Multiple Locations:

  • Oak Park: 1110 North Boulevard - (708) 927-0279
  • Hinsdale: 15 Spinning Wheel Rd., Suite 426, Hinsdale IL 60521 - (708) 927-0279
  • McHenry: 3923 Mercy Dr., Suite F, McHenry, IL 60050 - 815-344-5061
  • Woodstock: 111 Dean St., Woodstock, IL 60098 - 815-344-5061
  • Chicago: 645 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1005, Chicago, IL 60611 - 312-809-7036

Services range from play therapy to one on one therapy to full psychological testing to wellness services for children and adults with ASD.


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
Providers: Christopher Watson, PhDPeter Dodzik, PhD

(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
Chicago, IL
312.730.4798
RachelLoftin@RachelLoftin.com

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.

Adults

Augmentative Communication

AAC Helper

Beth Christensen
easc.slp@gmail.com
3731 Blanchan Avenue, Brookfield, Illinois 60513

Provides individual speech and language therapy; additional specilaity in AAC evaluation and treatment.


Authentic Expression LLC

Heidi Rabe
heidi@authenticexpressionllc.com

Treats patients primarily in the northern suburbs.

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.


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. 

Psychological Evaluation

Advanced Behavioral Solutions

2060 E. Algonquin Road Suite 720 Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 496-4693
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.


AMITA Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Resource Center

847-755-8536
AHBHHHEResourceCenter@amitahealth.org 

Provides psychological evaluations for children and adults presenting with difficulties in learning, attention, behavior, socialization, and emotional control. Public and private insurance accepted.


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.


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. 


Center for Personal Development 

Locations: Downtown Chicago, Lakeview Chicago, Evanston
info@chicagotherapist.com
(312) 755-7000

Adaptive Functioning/Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment and treatment planning.


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.


The Josselyn Center

405 Central Avenue Northfield, Illinois 60093
415 Washington Ave., Suite 200, Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 441-5600

Provides individual, couple, family, and group therapy (ages 3+), psychiatric services (ages 3+), psychological testing (ages 8+), and job coaching/employment services. 


Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

140 N. Wright St. Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 305-4196

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.


The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health

Multiple Locations:

  • Oak Park: 1110 North Boulevard - (708) 927-0279
  • Hinsdale: 15 Spinning Wheel Rd., Suite 426, Hinsdale IL 60521 - (708) 927-0279
  • McHenry: 3923 Mercy Dr., Suite F, McHenry, IL 60050 - 815-344-5061
  • Woodstock: 111 Dean St., Woodstock, IL 60098 - 815-344-5061
  • Chicago: 645 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1005, Chicago, IL 60611 - 312-809-7036

Services range from play therapy to one on one therapy to full psychological testing to wellness services for children and adults with ASD.


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

Providers: Christopher Watson, PhDPeter Dodzik, PhD

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 Chicago, IL
312.730.4798
RachelLoftin@RachelLoftin.com

Provides assessment, individual therapy and consultation services. Dr. Loftin has extensive experience in diagnosis, assessment, and intervention to help promote positive outcomes for people with ASD.


Rush University Medical Center

Autism Assessment, Research & Treatment Services (AARTS) Center
1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 603 Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-0819

Provides comprehensive evaluations for autism spectrum disorder and other psychiatric conditions for individuals from early childhood through adults.


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.