Evaluation and Diagnostic Testing for Adults with Autism

Evaluation and Diagnostic Testing for Adults with Autism

Young Adults

Augmentative Communication

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.
Cost: depends on device. Approx. $300-$8,000.
No wait list. 2-5 week turnaround time to receive device.


Matt Baud 

(708) 935-5188
Frankfort, IL

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


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
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).

Neurological Evaluations

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

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
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).

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.


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. 

Psychological Testing

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.


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.


Association for Individual Development

309 W. New Indian Trail Court
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 966-4050

Serving Aurora and McHenry 

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.


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. 


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

Christopher Watson, PhD

Peter Dodzik, PhD

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

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.
Cost: depends on device. Approx. $300-$8,000.
No wait list. 2-5 week turnaround time to receive device.


Tarle Speech

Jennifer Tarle-Pakulski
226-272-7039
jennifer@tarlespeech.com

Conducts AAC Evaluations for individuals on the autism spectrum, with a special interest in young adults with no AAC experience.


Technology and Language Center, Inc.

Jill E. Senner, PhD, CCC-SLP
(847) 682-1596
talcaac@gmail.com

Speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience working with children with complex communication needs.  She specializes in providing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) services for children who are unable to meet their communication needs using speech alone. 


WEE Speech, PC

Julie Levin, Speech Pathologist
8833 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 329-8226
Cook County
email: office@weespeech.com

Provides augmentative and alternative communication.

Ages: birth-18 years.
BCBS provider. Early intervention program.
No wait list.

Evaluation

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.


Association for Individual Development

309 W. New Indian Trail Court
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 966-4050

Serving Aurora and McHenry 

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.


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. 


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.


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
Phone: 815-344-5061

Chicago: 645 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1005, Chicago, IL 60611
312-809-7036

Provides individual therapy.


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

Christopher Watson, PhD

Peter Dodzik, PhD

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
Phone: (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.


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.