Therapy for Adults with Autism

Therapy for Adults with Autism

Young Adults

Art Therapy

Elena Kaiser, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC

Counseling and Art Therapy
2956 Central St
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 337-2377
Email: kaiser.elena@comcast.net

Uses the creative process of art-making to help her clients improve and enhance their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.


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!

Developmental Therapy

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.

Feeding Therapy

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

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


BDI Playhouse Children's Therapy

Two Locations:  

600 N. Commons Drive, Suite 102
Aurora, IL  60504 

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

BY YOUR SIDE Autism Therapy Services
Phone: (866) 429-7543 (866 4-BYS KID)
Email: info@byyoursideac.com

Multidisciplinary program focused on skill-building, both in-home and in-center for ABA, Occuptational and Speech therapies. Locations in Morton Grove, Tinley Park, Schaumburg, & Darien, and serve Glenview, Niles, Skokie, Orland, Frankfort, Mokena and & more.

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).

Group Therapy

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.


KGH Autism Services

Phone: (224) 326-2206
Email: intake@kghautismservices.com
1161 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015

Specializing in developmental-based ABA therapy (NDBI, ESDM) for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with ASD, in the home or at their specialized center. Providing therapeutic preschool and kindergarten, SLP, OT, mental health, parent training, sibling support, social groups, community support, significant problematic behavior support (FA) from early childhood through young adulthood. KGH also offers a Teen & Young Adult Center with a teaching apartment for teaching life skills. Serving Chicagoland, North Shore, West Suburbs, Northwest Suburbs, and Far North Suburbs. KGH has been supporting children and families for over 19 years.


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

info@lccil.org

Provides information & referrals service, independent life skills training, peer mentoring, advocacy and transition services.


MGB Services, Inc

Maria Bellantuono, LCPC
2625 Butterfield Rd, Suite 1385. Oakbrook IL
Additional location in Arlington Heights
847-701-4409
mariab@mgbservices.org

Provides individual and group therapy, parent training, and family consultation and coaching to individuals with ASD, Intellectual and developmental disorders across the lifespan.


Portrait Health Centers

Vicki Bolina, PhD
175 E Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 235, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 737-8787

Accepting new patients; next availability in December. Specializes in clients presenting with autism, learning disorders and anxiety. 

Massage Therapy

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.

Music Therapy

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.

Occupational Therapy

Advocate Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

5150 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: (847)842-4057

Offers Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy services for patients of 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:  

600 N. Commons Drive, Suite 102
Aurora, IL  60504 

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).


Beth Osten & Associates

9833 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 663-1020

Multidisciplinary therapy program focused on skill-building and tailored to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and adults. Services include Occupational TherapyPhysical TherapySpeech Therapy, and Developmental Therapy for ages, birth to three years. Mental health services and specialty services are also available.


BY YOUR SIDE Autism Therapy Services

BY YOUR SIDE Autism Therapy Services
Phone: (866) 429-7543 (866 4-BYS KID)
Email: info@byyoursideac.com

Multidisciplinary program focused on skill-building, both in-home and in-center for ABA, Occuptational and Speech therapies. Locations in Morton Grove, Tinley Park, Schaumburg, & Darien, and serve Glenview, Niles, Skokie, Orland, Frankfort, Mokena and & more.


Center for Health Services

10 Martingale Road, Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60133                                                                          
(847) 893 9788 
info@centerforhealthservices.org  

Provides therapies including: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Behavior Therapy Speech Therapy, Specialty Therapy Services and Family Therapy and / Counseling. Additionally, the center provides Nutrition Therapy and Health and Wellness education. 


Chicago Pediatric Therapy & Wellness Center, LLC

1739 N Elston Avenue.
Chicago, IL 60642
Ph: (773) 672-7775

Chicago Pediatric Therapy & Wellness Center, LLC is a therapist-owned, pediatric therapy clinic that provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, developmental therapy, aba/autism therapy, and social work services in the clinic, home, or school setting.


Clearbrook Clinical Services - CHILD & Adult

CLEARBROOK HELPS INFANTS LEARN AND DEVELOP (CHILD) Program
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.

Clinical Services Program
1835 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-385-5072
rhansen@clearbrook.org

Provides PT, OT, Speech and Language, Social Work and behavior services to children, adolescants and adults 18 and older. 


Key Autism Services

ABA and Social Skills Groups

In clinic locations in Norwood Park and Oak Lawn. Providing in-home ABA in Chicago, North Shore, Rogers Park, Naperville, Western Suburbs, Northern Suburbs, Schaumburg and Orland Park.


KGH Autism Services

Phone: (224) 326-2206
Email: intake@kghautismservices.com
1161 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015

Specializing in developmental-based ABA therapy (NDBI, ESDM) for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with ASD, in the home or at their specialized center. Providing therapeutic preschool and kindergarten, SLP, OT, mental health, parent training, sibling support, social groups, community support, significant problematic behavior support (FA) from early childhood through young adulthood. KGH also offers a Teen & Young Adult Center with a teaching apartment for teaching life skills. Serving Chicagoland, North Shore, West Suburbs, Northwest Suburbs, and Far North Suburbs. KGH has been supporting children and families for over 19 years.


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.


Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, Inc.

Director Becky Payne, MATCCC/SLP/HPCS
2523 14¾ Avenue
Rice Lake, WI 54868
Phone: (715) 859 6670

Assessment and treatment for patients that have fine motor delays, sensory integration dysfunction, feeding challenges, assessing for adaptive equipment, difficulty attending and following direction, as well as emotional and behavioral deficits.


Park Lawn

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

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


Rush University Medical Center

Child: 
1653 W. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-1204

Adult: 
1725 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 563-2454

Provides occupational therapy evaluation and treatment.


Saint Anthony Hospital - Rehabilitation Services

Saint Anthony Hospital offers individualized treatment plans, covering a wide variety of needs, for all ages – now at four convenient locations. Rehabilitation services include physical and occupational therapy, audiology, and speech therapy.

Locations:

Saint Anthony Hospital: 
2875 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60623
773.484.4150

Little Village Clinic: 
3059 West 26th Street
773.696.9050

Kedzie Clinic: 
4455 South Kedzie Avenue
773.523.2416

SAH Physical Therapy: 
1600 West 13th Street
312.243.5582


Small Friends Therapy

Emily Romasanta, MS, OTR-L
Phone: (773) 951-7201
Email: smallfriendstherapy@gmail.com

Provides occupational therapy evaluation, consultation, and treatment.


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.

Physical Therapy

Advocate Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

5150 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: (847)842-4057

Offers Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy services for patients of all ages. 


BDI Playhouse Children's Therapy

Two Locations:  

600 N. Commons Drive, Suite 102
Aurora, IL  60504 

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).


Beth Osten & Associates

9833 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 663-1020

Multidisciplinary therapy program focused on skill-building and tailored to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and adults. Services include Occupational TherapyPhysical TherapySpeech Therapy, and Developmental Therapy for ages, birth to three years. Mental health services and specialty services are also available.


Center for Health Services

10 Martingale Road, Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60133                                                                          
(847) 893 9788 
info@centerforhealthservices.org  

Provides therapies including: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Behavior Therapy Speech Therapy, Specialty Therapy Services and Family Therapy and / Counseling. Additionally, the center provides Nutrition Therapy and Health and Wellness education. 


Chicago Pediatric Therapy & Wellness Center, LLC

1739 N Elston Avenue.
Chicago, IL 60642
Ph: (773) 672-7775

Chicago Pediatric Therapy & Wellness Center, LLC is a therapist-owned, pediatric therapy clinic that provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, developmental therapy, aba/autism therapy, and social work services in the clinic, home, or school setting.


Clearbrook Clinical Services - CHILD & Adult

CLEARBROOK HELPS INFANTS LEARN AND DEVELOP (CHILD) Program

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.

Clinical Services Program

1835 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-385-5072
rhansen@clearbrook.org

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.


Little Steps Pediatric Therapy

847-707-6744

Multiple Locations:

1945 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60640

159 N Marion St # 257, Oak Park, IL 60301

41 B Waukegan Road, Glenview, IL 60025

1442 Old Skokie Valley Road, Highland Park, IL 60035

1123 Greenleaf Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091

Clinical services include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and behavior therapy/behavior analysis. 


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. LaPort
 Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Phone: (708) 425-7377
Email: info@parklawn.com

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


Saint Anthony Hospital - Rehabilitation Services

Saint Anthony Hospital offers individualized treatment plans, covering a wide variety of needs, for all ages – now at four convenient locations. Rehabilitation services include physical and occupational therapy, audiology, and speech therapy.

Locations:

Saint Anthony Hospital: 
2875 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60623
773.484.4150

Little Village Clinic: 
3059 West 26th Street
773.696.9050

Kedzie Clinic: 
4455 South Kedzie Avenue
773.523.2416

SAH Physical Therapy: 
1600 West 13th Street
312.243.5582


Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Sinai Health System)

Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Sinai Health System)
1401 South California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608
773.522.2010

Schwab’s pediatric rehabilitation program serves children and adolescents with disabling medical conditions and their families including autism spectrum disorder.


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.

Psychotherapy

Accepting Therapy

107 W. Van Buren St., Ste 205
Chicago, IL 60605
(773) 442- 2338

Individual therapy for individuals with well-developed verbal skills. 

Ages: 2+


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: 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

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.

Ages: Pre-teens to Adults


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
courtney@bestselfinc.cominfo@bestselfinc.com
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. 


Center for Health Services

10 Martingale Road, Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60133                                                                          
(847) 893 9788 
info@centerforhealthservices.org  

Provides therapies including: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Behavior Therapy Speech Therapy, Specialty Therapy Services and Family Therapy and / Counseling. Additionally, the center provides Nutrition Therapy and Health and Wellness education. 


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 
224.509.8026

4209 W Shamrock Ln.
McHenry, IL 60050
815.344.9443

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.


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

Elisha Mairet, LCSW
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 behavioral 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
Roscoe Village: 2865 N Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL 60618
Oak Park/River Forest: 7357 W North Avenue River Forest, IL 60305
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 
(773) 683-1672

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.


KGH Autism Services

Phone: (224) 326-2206
Email: intake@kghautismservices.com
1161 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015

Specializing in developmental-based ABA therapy (NDBI, ESDM) for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with ASD, in the home or at their specialized center. Providing therapeutic preschool and kindergarten, SLP, OT, mental health, parent training, sibling support, social groups, community support, significant problematic behavior support (FA) from early childhood through young adulthood. KGH also offers a Teen & Young Adult Center with a teaching apartment for teaching life skills. Serving Chicagoland, North Shore, West Suburbs, Northwest Suburbs, and Far North Suburbs. KGH has been supporting children and families for over 19 years.


The Kulkarni Group

Dr. Robert Kulkarni         
4580 Weaver Parkway, Suite 204
Warrenville, IL 60555
630-473-3970

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:

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

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

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
Contact.Us@LivingRite.org

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.


MGB Services, Inc

Maria Bellantuono, LCPC
2625 Butterfield Rd, Suite 1385. Oakbrook IL
Additional location in Arlington Heights
847-701-4409
mariab@mgbservices.org

Provides individual and group therapy, parent training, and family consultation and coaching to individuals with ASD, Intellectual and developmental disorders across the lifespan.


Midwest Asian Health Association | MAHA

238 W. Cermak Rd, 3rd Floor,
Chicago, IL 60616
Tel: 312-285-2287  
Fax: 312-285-2326
E-mail: info@maha-us.org

MAHA community mental health clinic promotes public awareness about mental health problems in the Asian American populations and provides community services including programs focused on employment, counseling, navigating health insurance, substance abuse prevention, health screening and specialty clinics.


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

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. 


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 counseling, speech and language, occupational and physical therapy.


Portrait Health Centers

Vicki Bolina, PhD
175 E Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 235, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 737-8787

Accepting new patients; next availability in December. Specializes in clients presenting with autism, learning disorders and anxiety. 


Rachel Loftin, PhD

180 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago
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.


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. Bi-lingual therapy services offered (Spanish).


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.

Speech and Language Therapy

AAC Helper

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

Beth is an SLP in private practice in the Brookfield area. She is seeing in-person clients and also specializes in AAC.


Advocate Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

5150 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: (847)842-4057

Offers Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy services for patients of all ages. 


Apex Pediatric Therapy Services

Phone: (847) 604-0955
Email: info@apexped.com

Apex Pediatric Therapy Services is dedicated to providing customized and focused in-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services, Speech therapy and Occupational Therapy to individuals from 2 years to 21 years of age in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.


Autism Services Group

330 Eisenhower Ln. N.
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone (800) 773-1682
Fax: (630) 541-3698

Speech and Language Therapy Services focus treatment on issues related to understanding and using language and other communication skills as well as addressing any oral motor impairment that may impact the ability to eat or speak.


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.


BDI Playhouse Children's Therapy

Two Locations:  

600 N. Commons Drive, Suite 102
Aurora, IL  60504 

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).


Beth Osten & Associates

9833 Woods Drive
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 663-1020

Multidisciplinary therapy program focused on skill-building and tailored to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and adults. Services include Occupational TherapyPhysical TherapySpeech Therapy, and Developmental Therapy for ages, birth to three years. Mental health services and specialty services are also available.


BY YOUR SIDE Autism Therapy Services

BY YOUR SIDE Autism Therapy Services
Phone: (866) 429-7543 (866 4-BYS KID)
Email: info@byyoursideac.com

Multidisciplinary program focused on skill-building, both in-home and in-center for ABA, Occuptational and Speech therapies. Locations in Morton Grove, Tinley Park, Schaumburg, & Darien, and serve Glenview, Niles, Skokie, Orland, Frankfort, Mokena and & more.


Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning

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


Center for Health Services

10 Martingale Road, Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60133                                                                          
(847) 893 9788 
info@centerforhealthservices.org  

Provides therapies including: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Behavior Therapy Speech Therapy, Specialty Therapy Services and Family Therapy and / Counseling. Additionally, the center provides Nutrition Therapy and Health and Wellness education. 


Chicago Pediatric Therapy & Wellness Center, LLC

1739 N Elston Avenue.
Chicago, IL 60642
Ph: (773) 672-7775

Chicago Pediatric Therapy & Wellness Center, LLC is a therapist-owned, pediatric therapy clinic that provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, developmental therapy, aba/autism therapy, and social work services in the clinic, home, or school setting.


Chicago Speech Therapy

Karen George, MS, CCC-SLP
1422 W. Willow St., Suite 101
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: (312) 399-0370
Email: contact here

Chicago Speech Therapy provides in-home and clinic-based pediatric speech therapy for children in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Receive a free, no-obligation in-home speech screening provided by an expert therapist.


Clearbrook Clinical Services - CHILD & Adult

CLEARBROOK HELPS INFANTS LEARN AND DEVELOP (CHILD) Program
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.

Clinical Services Program
1835 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-385-5072
rhansen@clearbrook.org

Provides PT, OT, Speech and Language, Social Work and behavior services to children, adolescants and adults 18 and older. 


Communication Is The Key

LaChone Pitchford, MA/CCC-SLP
2109 E. 87th St.
Chicago, IL 60617
Phone: (773) 517-7669
Email: letmetalk2@yahoo.com

Speech and language assessments and corresponding therapy is provided. Goals developed with support from family to help develop the whole person.


Key Autism Services

ABA and Social Skills Groups

In clinic locations in Norwood Park and Oak Lawn. Providing in-home ABA in Chicago, North Shore, Rogers Park, Naperville, Western Suburbs, Northern Suburbs, Schaumburg and Orland Park.


KGH Autism Services

Phone: (224) 326-2206
Email: intake@kghautismservices.com
1161 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015

Specializing in developmental-based ABA therapy (NDBI, ESDM) for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with ASD, in the home or at their specialized center. Providing therapeutic preschool and kindergarten, SLP, OT, mental health, parent training, sibling support, social groups, community support, significant problematic behavior support (FA) from early childhood through young adulthood. KGH also offers a Teen & Young Adult Center with a teaching apartment for teaching life skills. Serving Chicagoland, North Shore, West Suburbs, Northwest Suburbs, and Far North Suburbs. KGH has been supporting children and families for over 19 years.


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 


Matt Baud 

Frankfort, Illinois.
(708) 935-5188

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


Mobile Therapy Centers of America

1870 W. Winchester Rd #203
Libertyville, IL, 60048
Phone: (847) 816-7200
Email: info@mtcus.com

MTC provides free developmental screenings. Speech/Language, ABA, Behavioral and Occupational Therapy services are provided either in home, at our center or in your child’s regular school or childcare setting.


Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, Inc.

Director Becky Payne, MATCCC/SLP/HPCS
2523 14 ¾ Ave.
Rice Lake, WI 54868
Phone: (715) 859 6670

Assessment and treatment for patients that have expressive and receptive language delays, including finding alternative forms of communication for those that have limited verbal expression, feeding and swallowing impairments, social skill deficits and pragmatic difficulties, as well as memory and cognitive delays.


OtoLing

Willard Hooks, PhD, CCC-A/SLP
1020 E. Ogden Ave., Suite 212
Naperville, IL 60563-8609
Phone: (630) 305-8288
Email: otoling@mac.com

Provides auditory and speech-language services. See a complete list of services.


Park Lawn

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

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


RUSH Speech-Language Pathology Services

Orthopedic Building
1611 W. Harrison St., Suite 530
Chicago, IL 60612
312-942-7379

Serving child, adolescent and adult patients. 


Saint Anthony Hospital - Rehabilitation Services

Saint Anthony Hospital offers individualized treatment plans, covering a wide variety of needs, for all ages – now at four convenient locations. Rehabilitation services include physical and occupational therapy, audiology, and speech therapy.

Locations:

Saint Anthony Hospital: 
2875 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60623
773.484.4150

Little Village Clinic: 
3059 West 26th Street
773.696.9050

Kedzie Clinic: 
4455 South Kedzie Avenue
773.523.2416

SAH Physical Therapy: 
1600 West 13th Street
312.243.5582


Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Sinai Health System)

Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Sinai Health System)
1401 South California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608
773.522.2010

Schwab’s pediatric rehabilitation program serves children and adolescents with disabling medical conditions and their families including autism spectrum disorder.


Social Butterfly, Inc.

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

Provides home-based speech and language assessement and therapy.


Speech IRL 

Katie Gore
73 W Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone number: 312-870-0352
Email: info@speechirl.com

Speech IRL is a speech therapy and communication consulting practice that specializes in services for teens and adults 18-65yo. Our philosophy is based on the social model of disability and neurodiversity principles. We collaborate with our clients to problem-solve day-to-day challenges presented by classroom, workplace, and personal-social environments. Many of our clients do not have an official diagnosis, but simply want to gain skills and knowledge in specific areas. Free consultations.

Ages: Teens and adults
We are in-network for BCBS
No wait list


Sweeney, Augustin and Associates

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

Provides assessment and speech and language therapy.


Tarle Speech

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

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


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.

Adults

Art Therapy

Elena Kaiser, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC

Counseling and Art Therapy
2956 Central St
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 337-2377
Email: kaiser.elena@comcast.net

Uses the creative process of art-making to help her clients improve and enhance their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.


Holly DeRosa Walejeski, LCPC, ATR

329 Harrison Ave Unit B
Oak Park, IL 60304
(773) 786-9156

Provides individual outpatient therapy to children, teens, and adults and has extensive experience with Asperger's Sydrome and autism.


Institute for Therapy through the Arts

2130 Green Bay Road
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 425-9708 ext 590

Through the art-making experience and therapeutic relationship, clients express and examine feelings, learn about cause and effect relationships, improve problem-solving patterns, promote social skills, develop responsibility and independence, cope with symptoms and enhance self-esteem.


Trinity Services Autism & Family Resource Center

Resource Library
Katie Decker
13318 W. Lincoln Highway
New Lenox, IL 60451
Phone: (815) 462-4273
Email: kdecker@trinity-services.org

Resource library provides information about various resources, services, and upcoming community events. Families can borrow books, games, toys, and other learning aids for short periods of time.

Family Therapy

Advanced Behavioral Solutions

2060 E. Algonquin Road, Suite 720
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 496-4693
Cook County
Email: advancedbehavioral@msn.com

Provides family therapy using the STEP Program (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting). It is a family-based intervention, designed specifically for parents that teaches more effective ways to address behavioral issues with children on the ASD/PDD spectrum.

Out-of-network provider
Cost: $220 (intake/assessment); $140 (45-minutes); $280 (90-minutes)
No wait list


Behavioral Psychology Associates, P.C.

Virginia Seng, PhD
Phone: (847) 303-1880
Cook and Lake County

1920 Thoreau Drive, Suite 151
Schaumburg, IL 60173

111 Lions Drive, Suite 220
Barrington, IL 60010

Provides family therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model.


Bob Rosenfeld, MD 

801 Skokie Blvd., Suite 212
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 564-1131
Cook County

Provides family therapy. Addresses behavioral issues at home, at school or in the academic setting, to help find the right kind of therapy for the child with autism.

Out-of-network provider.
Cost: $300 per session (45 minutes).
No wait list.


The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC

Allison Lobel, PsyD
16W241 S. Frontage Road, Suite 35
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone: (630) 468-2342
DuPage County
Email: alobel@thecenterforhopeandhealing.com

Provides family therapy to facilitate an enhanced understanding of diagnoses and strengthen family relationships. Collaborates with family to work toward desired changes and progress.

Limited private insurance accepted.
No wait list.


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 family counseling.


Chicago Child Psychiatry Associates

Amer Smajkic, MD
233 E. Erie, Suite 802
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 893-5701
email: asmajkic@mac.com

Provides family therapy and education.


Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C.

Michael J. Frey, PhD
3233 N. Arlington Heights Road, Suite 208
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: (847) 632-0334
Email: shrinkcps@aol.com

Provides family therapy.


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. Specialities include ASD, anxiety and ADHD.


Diane Gould, LCSW, BCBA

Phone: (847) 917-5385
Lake & Dupage County
Email: dgould847@gmail.com

744 Lake Cook Road, Suite 213E
Deerfield, IL 60015

4901 Forest Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Provides therapy to parents and family members of newly diagnosed children with autism in understanding the implications of the diagnosis and advice on treatment and education options.


Edgewood Clinical Services, LLC

Adam Russo, LCSW, C-ACYFSW
Phone: (630) 428-7890
DuPage & Will County

2948 Artesian Road, Suite 112
Naperville, IL 60564

14722 S. Naperville Road, Suite 100
Plainfield, IL 60544

Provides family therapy using a family systems and goal-directed approach.


Family Behavioral Health

24821 W. 135th St.
Plainfield, IL 60544
Phone: (815) 254-7400
Will County

Provides family therapy.

Private insurance accepted (BCBS, Cigna, Humana).
Wait list varies.


Healing Connections Counseling, PC

Paula Sejut-Dvorak, MA, LCPC
13717 South Route 30, Unit 153
Plainfield Illinois 60544
815-676-6811, ext 3
info@hcctherapy.com

HCC provides family counseling services focused on helping family members improve their relationships with each other and move past conflicts. We also provide parenting skills training for coping with difficult behaviors in children.


Karin McNicholas, MSW, LCSW

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

Provides couples, family, and individual therapy.


Michelle M. Kator, LCSW

Certified RDI consultant
ACP Consultants
2604 Dempster, Suite 510
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: (847) 824-1235, ext. 7
Email: mkator208@wideopenwest.com

Provides family based therapy.

Private insurance accepted, but not all networks.
Cost: $150 (per session).
No wait list.


Midwest Asian Health Association | MAHA

238 W. Cermak Rd, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60616
Tel: 312-285-2287  
Fax: 312-285-2326
E-mail: info@maha-us.org

MAHA community mental health clinic promotes public awareness about mental health problems in the Asian American populations and provides community services including programs focused on employment, counseling, navigating health insurance, substance abuse prevention, health screening and specialty clinics.


Orland Family Institute, LLC 

Martins Adeoye, MD
15030 S. Ravinia, Suite 30
Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: (708) 364-0580, ext. 0 (Kim)
Cook County

Provides family therapy.

Private insurance accepted.
Six-week wait list is typical.


Riverview Counseling Services

(630) 587-3777 x102

St. Charles Campus: 
111 E. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Maureen Henry, Molly stanek, Melissa Nytko, Stephanie Santo, Selena Wollach

Batavia Campus: 
13 E. Wilson Street
Batavia, IL 60510
Lara Marlowe, Heather Kochen

South Elgin Campus: 
474 Briargate Drive
South Elgin IL 60177
Holly Simpson, Melissa Nytko

Provides individual therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model for individuals (children and adults) with ASD and their families.


Rush Neurobehavioral Center

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

Provides family therapy. Bi-lingual therapy services offered (Spanish).

BCBS PPO accepted.
Cost: $160-$210 (per session).
No wait list.


Rush University Medical Center

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


 

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.


Vital Rehabilitation

5820 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634
Phone: (773) 685-8482
Cook County
Email: contact@vitalrehabilitation.com

Provides family based counseling, behavioral management, community resources, generalized anxiety, and grief counseling.

Private insurance accepted.
No wait list.

Feeding Therapy

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.


RUSH Speech-Language Pathology Services

Orthopedic Building
1611 W. Harrison St., Suite 530
Chicago, IL 60612
312-942-7379

Serving child, adolescent and adult patients. 

Group Therapy

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.


Adults with Asperger's DBT Social Skills Group 

Tony (Antonio) Salvat
Lisle, IL
Phone: (630) 200-0168
DuPage County

The group will likely use DBT skills and the topics and group focus will be determined by what everyone's needs and desires are. This group is only being started if people show interest.

Cost: $20 (per session)
For more information, contact Tony via phone.


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. 


Aspire

Stress Management Groups for Adults
Erica Sokol, NCC, LCPC
4100 Litt Drive
Hillside, IL 60162
Phone: (709) 632-5502 x. 3889
DuPage County
Email: esokol@aspirechicago.com

Aspire is making our communities better by redefining what is possible for people with autism. Stress management groups are facilitated in a safe, activities-based manner to keep learning fun and engaging. At the end of six weeks, the group celebrates successes with a small party. Meeting new friends is an added bonus to the group! Groups are a one-hour commitment for six weeks. This group is best suited for adults or young adults who are ready to transition out of school or are motivated to learn how to better mange day-to-day challenges and take the next step in gaining independence. Learn how to manage anxiety of day-to-day stressors.

Ages: 18-28 years
Cost: $25 (per session)


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.


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. 


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

info@lccil.org

Provides information & referrals service, independent life skills training, peer mentoring, advocacy and transition services.


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.


LMH Services 

Social Skills Group for Young Adults
Linda M. Hoeck, MA, autism consultant
675 Regent Lane
Propsect Heights, IL 60070
Phone: (224) 489-6464
Email: lmhservices@gmail.com

Young adults with social skill challenges (typically diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder) who would like to participate . Targeted skills include: flexibility, self-management (daily responsibility and stress relief), conversation norms, relationships, observation skills/situational norms and problem-solving.


MGB Services, Inc

Maria Bellantuono, LCPC
2625 Butterfield Rd, Suite 1385. Oakbrook IL
Additional location in Arlington Heights
847-701-4409
mariab@mgbservices.org

Provides individual and group therapy, parent training, and family consultation and coaching to individuals with ASD, Intellectual and developmental disorders across the lifespan.


Mindful Path Behavioral Health and Wellness Inc.

Young Adult Dating Skills Group
Facilitator: Jillian Poteshman
jillian@mindfulpathbhw.com
53 W. Jackson Blvd, Suite 1301
Chicago, IL 60604
(847) 440-4592

Skills-based group for individuals who struggle with connecting with others, reading social cues, and displaying appropriate behaviors in social settings. If dating has eluded you, this may be the group for you.


Network 1212

Where: Pompei - 1531 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60607
email: info@jmtf.org for more information
When: one Sunday of every month (check calendar here)

Join us for pizza, board games and friendly conversation! For young adults 17-35 with high-functioning autism or social/communication challenges. Must be able to come without family support.

Suggested donation: $5
Sponsored by Urban Autism Solutions (www.jmtf.org)


Nowell and Associates Counseling Firm

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

Provides individual and group therapy.


Park Lawn

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

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


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. 


Peers Social Skills Program

Diane Gould, LCSW, BCBA
Fran Shapiro, NCSP

Deerfield location:
747 Lake Cook Road, Suite 213E
Deerfield, IL 60015

Westmont location:
825 N. Cass Ave., Suite 311
Westmont, IL 60559
Phone: (847) 494-3188
Email: peerschicago@gmail.com

The PEERS Social Skills Program is a manualized, social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults. Developed by researchers at UCLA, it has a strong evidence-base for use with teens and young adults with Asperger’s syndrome, autism, and similar social and communication challenges. The group is facilitated by Diane Gould, LCSW & BCBA, and Fran Shapiro, NCSP.


Portrait Health Centers

Vicki Bolina, PhD
175 E Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 235, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 737-8787

Accepting new patients; next availability in December. Specializes in clients presenting with autism, learning disorders and anxiety. 


Rush University Medical Center

Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center
Zachary Arnold, study coordinator
1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 603
Chicago, IL 60612
email: zachary_arnold@rush.edu
(312) 942-6331

Study of social skills groups for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) 
Purpose of study
Therapy groups will focus on developing social skills in school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Two models of therapy will be tested: 1. A social cognitive skills group combined with the medication oxytocin - a naturally occurring hormone thought to support social connections. 2. A facilitated play group to help children interact during games and activities. The treatment you receive will be chosen by chance, like flipping a coin.

Who can participate?
Ages: 8-11 with autism spectrum disorder and their parents/caregivers; speak and understand English; talk in full sentences.

What is involved in participants?
12 weekly sessions and follow-up visits with the research team at 1 and 3-months; comprehensive evaluation including diagnostic and cognitive testing, no cost to participate and you will receive compensation for study visits.


The Second City Training Center

Improv for ASD Program - Adults Class
Lissette Hall, wellness programs assistant
1608 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 664-3959 (main), (708) 202-9422 (mobile)
Website
Cook County
Email: lhall@secondcity.com

Improv for ASD offers a class in improvisation for teens and adults with autism spectrum disorder. Classes will focus on ensemble and team building to help with the exploration of different relationships and social cues. Improvisational games used in this class will teach the students skills such as accessing emotions and storytelling. This will be done in a safe and fun setting where the students can explore and challenge themselves. Improvisation is a great tool to work through many types of barriers which stand in the way of creativity and socialization.

Cost: $216


Self-Advocacy Social Skills Groups 

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Disability and Human Development
Jennifer Gorski, PhD
Lana Roth, LCSW

Where:
UIC, 1747 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 413-4624
Cook County

Eligible participants: Chicago-area university and community college students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (and not restricted to UIC). Groups will focus on: your rights as a student with ASD; assertiveness skills for college survival; how to talk to teachers and professors; self-disclosure about your diagnosis (when to do it, when not to do it); how to talk to others about the way ASD impacts you; finding and accessing important campus resources; and making friends who have similar interests. Contact Jennifer Gorski or Lana Roth for a telephone interview and further information.

Cost: Free


SociAbility

Genevieve Thorton, PsyD
899 Skokie Blvd., Suite 204
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (773) 562-9151

Provides individual and group therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model.


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.


University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Disability and Human Development 

Self-Advocacy Social Skills Groups
Jennifer Gorski, PhD
Where: UIC, 1640 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-9082
Cook County

Eligible participants: Chicago-area university and community college students with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (and not restricted to UIC). Groups will focus on: your rights as a student with ASD; assertiveness skills for college survival; how to talk to teachers and professors; self-disclosure about your diagnosis (when to do it, when not to do it); how to talk to others about the way ASD impacts you; finding and accessing important campus resources; and making friends who have similar interests. Contact Jennifer Gorski or Lana Roth for a telephone interview and further information.

Cost: free.

Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding

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.


Blazing Prairie Stars, Inc. 

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


BraveHearts

Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center
Sarah Newland, program director
7319 Maxon Road
Harvard, IL 60033
Phone: (815) 943-8226 or (815) 765-2113

BraveHearts is a PATH International-premier accredited center (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) whose programs teach horseback riding skills to children and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities as well as therapeutic carriage driving lessons and a wide variety of recreational therapy activities.


Bull Run Equestrian Center

Contact: Loren Gineris, PT
email: dljjjgineris@sbcglobal.net
P.O. Box 870, 3N065 Anderson Road
Elburn, IL 60119
Phone: (630) 715-0354

Strides In Motion is a program in which physical therapists work with side-walkers, horse leaders, and arena assistants to combine clinic-based treatments with hippotherapy in order to achieve a client's functional goals in a natural setting.


Central Illinois Riding Therapy

Judith Kruse
305 Neumann Drive
East Peoria, IL 61611
Phone: (309) 699-3710
email: cirt@cirt.info

Therapeutic horseback riding for individuals with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.


Equestrian Connection

Diana Schnell, executive director
600 N. Bradley Road
Lake Forest, IL, 60045
Phone: (847) 615-8696
email: info@equestrianconnection.org

Hippotherapy, art therapy, and therapeautic riding are offered with features such as a 16,000 square foot heated arena, riding trails, an outdoor arena, therapy rooms, job and living skill programs, after school clubs, summer and spring camps, and massage therapy for both clients and caregivers.


EquiTherapy

9501 N. Austin Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone: (847) 965-1632

Provides therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.


Equine Dreams

Sharon Mason
Mailing address: P.O. Box 372
Sandwich, IL 60548
Phone: (815) 690-8144
Email: ride@equinedreams.org

Provides hippotherapy therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with special needs.


Freedom Woods

9501 Austin Ave.
Morton Grove, IL 60053
Phone: (847) 967-9800
email: freedomwoodsfarm@ymail.com

Provides therapeutic riding and hippotherapy; program placement will be determined via an evaluation performed by a licensed therapist.


Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities

28W051 Liberty St.
Winfield, IL 60190
Phone: (630) 588-8543
email: info@ftea.org

Provides individualized therapuetic activities for people with disabilities.


Heather Ridge Farm

Cheryl Case
31309 E. 2500 N. Road
Cabrey, IL 60919
Phone: (630) 853-9813
email: heatherridgestables@yahoo.com

Provides individualized therapuetic riding for people with disabilities. Get more information about services and fees.


Holistic Riding Equestrian Therapy

Chicago and surrounding suburbs

Marlene Karman
630-878-8096
holisticriding19@gmail.com 

HRET is passionately committed to empowering the lives of individuals with varied physical, emotional, cognitive, and social abilities through the spirit of the horse. Our programs include therapeutic riding (unmounted and mounted activities), veteran programs, farm and nature experience, and trail classes. We have no age restrictions and we strive to accommodate all individuals. 


Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding NFP

Nicholas Coyne or Paula Lundell
1181 Riverwoods Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: (847) 234-2411
email: nick@horsefeatherscenter.org or paula.m.lundell@horsefeatherscenter.org

Equine-assisted treatment programs for people of all ages and all abilities conducted one-on-one to enhance skills that are generalizable for daily life and for boosting self-esteem.


Manhattan Meadows 

Lisa Rizzo, Owner
Route 52 and Huff Road
Manhattan, IL 60442
Phone: (815) 919-4149

Provides private therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with physical, mental and emotional disabilities.


Midwest Center for Children's Development NFP

Beth Saip, DPT Clinical Director
4701 N. Oak St
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Phone: (815) 788-1020
Email: info@mccdtherapy.com

Provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy services with an equine assisted model.


New Kingdom Trailriders

18929 81st. St.
Sherrard, IL, 61281
Phone: (309) 764-4220
Email: info@nktriders.org

Provides therapeutic horse riding and motion therapy.


Paradise Equestrian Therapy Center

18146 East Country Road 750 N.
Charleston, IL, 61920
(217) 232-0022
email: petcenter2007@yahoo.com

Specialized therapeautic horse riding sessions created for each individual by a therapeutic riding instructor or a health professional.


Partners for Progress NFP

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

Provides therapeutic riding and hippotherapy.


Pegasus Special Riders, Inc.

6668 S. Carthage Road, P.O. Box 293
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: (815) 973-3177
email: admin@pegasusspecialriders.org

Provides equine assisted therapy to physically, mentally and/or emotionally challenged individuals with the help of physical therapists, trained instructors, medical experts, and volunteers.


Rainbow Riders

822 200th Ave.
Monmouth, IL, 61462
Phone: (309) 734-4849
email: karenangotti@gmail.com

Therapeutic horseback riding program for children with special needs that provides safe, professional, and affordable therapeutic horseback riding opportunities that contribute to the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well-being of each child.


Ray Graham Association

Hanson Center Horsemanship Program
Email: horsemanship@raygraham.org
Phone: (630) 620-2222

Therapeautic riding lessons for individuals with a wide range of disabilities including physical, intellectual, developmental, sensory, and social.


Rocky Lane Farms 

Joanie Keyes
2044 Walnut Grove
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 428-9255
Macon County

Program just begun. Competitive riding for Special Olympics (three competitions). Learn more.

Ages: 8 and up.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: $10 (One-hour sessions every other week)


Sojourn Therapeutic Riding Center

Barbara Mulry
24861 S. 88th Ave.
Frankfort, IL, 60423
Phone: (708) 539-3078
Email: bmulry@gmail.com

Provides equine assisted therapy to physically, mentally and/or emotionally challenged individuals.


School for Therapeutic and Recreational Riding (STARR)

3180 S. Mount Zion Road
Decatur, IL 62521
Phone: (217) 864-2463

Therapeutic horseback riding for children with special needs.


Walk On

Mary Illing
26665 W Cuba
Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: (847) 381-4231
Email: walkonfarm@walkonfarm.org or milling@walkonfarm.org

Equine assisted activities for people with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities.


White Oaks Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Whiteside County Fairgrounds
201 W. Winfield St.
Morrison, IL 61270
Phone: (815) 772-2669
email: rideatwhoa@yahoo.com

Provides recreational, educational, therapeutic, and social opportunities for persons with disabilities by virtue of interactions with horses.

Massage Therapy

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.

Music Therapy

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.


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.

Occupational Therapy

Advocate Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

5150 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: (847)842-4057

Offers Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy services for patients of all ages. 


Clearbrook Clinical Services - CHILD & Adult

CLEARBROOK HELPS INFANTS LEARN AND DEVELOP (CHILD) Program

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.

Clinical Services Program

1835 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-385-5072
rhansen@clearbrook.org

Provides PT, OT, Speech and Language, Social Work and behavior services to children, adolescants and adults 18 and older. 


 

Key Autism Services

ABA and Social Skills Groups

In clinic locations in Norwood Park and Oak Lawn. Providing in-home ABA in Chicago, North Shore, Rogers Park, Naperville, Western Suburbs, Northern Suburbs, Schaumburg and Orland Park.


Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, Inc.

Director Becky Payne, MATCCC/SLP/HPCS
2523 14¾ Avenue
Rice Lake, WI 54868
Phone: (715) 859 6670

Assessment and treatment for patients that have fine motor delays, sensory integration dysfunction, feeding challenges, assessing for adaptive equipment, difficulty attending and following direction, as well as emotional and behavioral deficits.


Park Lawn

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

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


Saint Anthony Hospital - Rehabilitation Services

Saint Anthony Hospital offers individualized treatment plans, covering a wide variety of needs, for all ages – now at four convenient locations. Rehabilitation services include physical and occupational therapy, audiology, and speech therapy.

Locations:

Saint Anthony Hospital: 
2875 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60623
773.484.4150

Little Village Clinic: 
3059 West 26th Street
773.696.9050

Kedzie Clinic: 
4455 South Kedzie Avenue
773.523.2416

SAH Physical Therapy: 
1600 West 13th Street
312.243.5582


Rush University Medical Center

Provides occupational therapy evaluation and treatment.

Child: 1653 W. Congress Pkwy. Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-1204

Adult: 1725 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 563-2454


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.

Physical Therapy

Advocate Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

5150 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: (847)842-4057

Offers Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy services for patients of all ages. 


Clearbrook Clinical Services - CHILD & Adult

CLEARBROOK HELPS INFANTS LEARN AND DEVELOP (CHILD) Program

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.

Clinical Services Program

1835 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-385-5072
rhansen@clearbrook.org

Provides PT, OT, Speech and Language, Social Work and behavior services to children, adolescants and adults 18 and older. 


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.

Park Lawn

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

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


Saint Anthony Hospital - Rehabilitation Services

Saint Anthony Hospital offers individualized treatment plans, covering a wide variety of needs, for all ages – now at four convenient locations. Rehabilitation services include physical and occupational therapy, audiology, and speech therapy.

Locations:

Saint Anthony Hospital: 
2875 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60623
773.484.4150

Little Village Clinic: 
3059 West 26th Street
773.696.9050

Kedzie Clinic: 
4455 South Kedzie Avenue
773.523.2416

SAH Physical Therapy: 
1600 West 13th Street
312.243.5582


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.

Psychotherapy

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: 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. 


Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Pediatric Developmental Center
3040 N. Wilton Ave., 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 296-7682 (Sara Baillie)

Provides individual therapy using behavioral management strategies.


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

708 Church Street Suite 221
Evanston, IL 60201
Email: ALLISTHERAPY@GMAIL.COM
Phone: (262) 215-6506

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.

Ages: Pre-teens to Adults


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.


Autism Home Support Services Inc.

85 Revere Drive, Suite B
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 247-7222
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); will work with your school and existing therapy team, such as your developmental, occupational, and speech therapists.


Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Resource Center

Alexian Brothers Medical Plaza
1786 Moon Lake Blvd., Suite 202
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Phone: (847) 755-8536
Email: brianne.lukowski@alexian.net

This center provides individual therapy for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.


Behavioral & Counseling Services

Phone: 224.256.2607
Email: admin@bcs4you.com

Service areas: Crystal Lake, Barrington, McHenry, Harvard, Lake Zurich, Lake In The Hills, Algonquin, Gilberts, East & West Dundee, Carpentersville, Woodstock, Fox River Grove, Cary, South Barrington, Elgin, Huntley, Hampshire, Pingree Grove, Bull Valley, Richmond, Hebron, Antioch, Spring Grove, Johnsburg, Richmond, Lakemoor

Behavioral Health and Mental Health services. Providing In Home ABA services to chldren ages 2-17 and counseling (in-clinic) for all ages.


Behavioral Psychology Associates

Locations in Arlington Heights, Barrington and Schaumburg.
847-303-1880

Provides individual, group and family therapy using a cognitive-behavioral model for children, teens and adults.


Bellosa Counseling, LLC

Christine Bellosa, MA, LCPC
Therapist for Individuals, Couples &  Families
350 S. Northwest Highway, Suite 300
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847.656.5259
Christine@BellosaCounseling.com

Provides individuals with ASD of all ages therapy, and well as with couple & family counseling, sibling support and help in other areas such as IEP education.


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.


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.


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 
224.509.8026

4209 W Shamrock Ln.
McHenry, IL 60050
815.344.9443

Provides therapy for parents and/or children, teens and adults with ASD, as well as ABA services. 


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.


Diane Gould, LCSW, BCBA

1866 Sheridan Road, Suite 207
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: (847) 917-5385
Email: dgould847@aol.com

Provides home-based intervention therapy using a functional analysis of child's behavior and a behavior support plan created for the home.

Ages: birth and up.


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.


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 behavioral therapy. 


Greater Elgin Family Care Center

Elisha Mairet, LCSW
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. 


Healing Connections Counseling, PC

Paula Sejut-Dvorak, MA, LCPC
13717 South Route 30, Unit 153
Plainfield, Illinois 60544
Phone: (815) 676-6811
Email: info@hcctherapy.com

HCC provides individual counseling for children, adolescents and adults using age and developmentally appropriate techniques such as play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy.


Healing Empowering & Learning Professionals LLC

Karen McCurtis Witherspoon, PhD
401 E 162nd Street, Suite 103
South Holland, IL 60473
(773) 840-0855

Additional Location:
2930 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60616

Clinical practice made up of psychologists, clinical counselors, substance abuse counselors, social workers, educators who focus on psychological testing, parenting evaluations, and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. 


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
Roscoe Village: 2865 N Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL 60618
Oak Park/River Forest: 7357 W North Avenue River Forest, IL 60305
Phone: (773) 270-0469
Email: hello@ifccounseling.com

Provides play-based therapy to help children on the autism spectrum increase their engagement, attachment, and social skills.


Innovative Counseling Partners

Deana Gaston
715 Lake St., Suite 800
Oak Park, IL 60301 
(708) 406-7319

Provides individual, family, and relationship therapy for individuals with ASD and their families, as well as social skills group services to children and teens (ages 7-15) with ASD. 


Insightful Solutions

Erika Swanson, PsyD
10310 Orland Parkway, Suite 201 
Orland Park, IL 60467 
(708) 512-7179

Provides therapy services including family/couples therapy, psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and children with ASD, as well as child trauma psychotherapy and parent consultation. 


Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD

P.O. Box 544
Winnetka, IL 60093
Phone: (847) 446-1251
Email: techpsych@techpsychologist.com

Provides individual therapy using a cognitive-behavioral approach.


Jennifer Gorski, PhD

1100 Lake St. Suite 210A
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 866-1693
info@jennifergorski.com

Provides comprehensive diagnostic and psychoeducational evaluations, and consultation for children, adolescents, and adults with social learning differences.


Karin McNicholas, MSW, LCSW

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

Provides individual therapy.


Kathy Abbott, Psy D, PC

3317 W 95th St., Ste. 205
Evergreen Park, IL 60805 
(773) 683-1672

Provides individual therapy to individuals (teens and adults) with high functioning autism. 


Kimberly Klepec, MSW, LCSW

200 W Monroe St Suite 303C
Bloomington, IL 61701 
(309) 271-0130

Provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Meditation, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy for individuals (children throug adulthood) with high functioning autism.


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
Contact.Us@LivingRite.org

Two Locations: 

Alogonquin:
2100 North Huntington Dr., 60102

Sycamore: 
1625 Bethany Rd #1, 60178

Individual and family therapy for children and adults with autism. 


The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health

Multiple Locations:

Oak Park: 1110 North Boulevard

Hinsdale: 15 Spinning Wheel Rd., Suite 426, Hinsdale IL 60521
Phone: (708) 927-0279

McHenry: 3923 Mercy Dr., Suite F, McHenry, IL 60050

Woodstock: 111 Dean St., Woodstock, IL 60098
815-344-5061

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

Provides individual therapy.


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.


MGB Services, Inc

Maria Bellantuono, LCPC
2625 Butterfield Rd, Suite 1385. Oakbrook IL
Additional location in Arlington Heights
847-701-4409
mariab@mgbservices.org

Provides individual and group therapy, parent training, and family consultation and coaching to individuals with ASD, Intellectual and developmental disorders across the lifespan.


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.


Midwest Asian Health Association | MAHA

238 W. Cermak Rd, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60616
Tel: 312-285-2287  
Fax: 312-285-2326
E-mail: info@maha-us.org

MAHA community mental health clinic promotes public awareness about mental health problems in the Asian American populations and provides community services including programs focused on employment, counseling, navigating health insurance, substance abuse prevention, health screening and specialty clinics.


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.


Nichole Dawson, PhD

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

Provides pediatric neuropsychological evaluations. Expertise in assessment and treatment planning for autism spectrum and related disorders, including education and advocacy support for parents for IEP development.


Northwest Behavioral Health Services

415 W. Golf Rd., STE 16
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 577-0904
lcampo@nwbhs.com

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. 


Park Lawn

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

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


Portrait Health Centers

Vicki Bolina, PhD
175 E Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 235, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 737-8787

Accepting new patients; next availability in December. Specializes in clients presenting with autism, learning disorders and anxiety. 


Rachel Loftin, PhD

180 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago
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.


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. Bi-lingual therapy services offered (Spanish).


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).


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.


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. 

Speech and Language Therapy

AAC Helper

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

Beth is an SLP in private practice in the Brookfield area. She is seeing in-person clients and also specializes in AAC.


Advocate Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

5150 Northwest Highway
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone: (847)842-4057

Offers Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy services for patients of all ages. 


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.


Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning

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


Chicago Speech Therapy

Karen George, MS, CCC-SLP
1422 W. Willow St., Suite 101
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: (312) 399-0370
Email: contact here

Chicago Speech Therapy provides in-home and clinic-based pediatric speech therapy for children in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Receive a free, no-obligation in-home speech screening provided by an expert therapist.


Clearbrook Clinical Services - CHILD & Adult

CLEARBROOK HELPS INFANTS LEARN AND DEVELOP (CHILD) Program

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.

Clinical Services Program

1835 W. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847-385-5072
rhansen@clearbrook.org

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.


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 


Matt Baud 

Frankfort, IL
(708) 935-5188

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


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.


OtoLing

Willard Hooks, PhD, CCC-A/SLP
1020 E. Ogden Ave., Suite 212
Naperville, IL 60563-8609
Phone: (630) 305-8288
Email: otoling@mac.com

Provides auditory and speech-language services. See a complete list of services.


Park Lawn

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

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


RUSH Speech-Language Pathology Services

Orthopedic Building
1611 W. Harrison St., Suite 530
Chicago, IL 60612
312-942-7379

Serving child, adolescent and adult patients. 


Saint Anthony Hospital - Rehabilitation Services

Saint Anthony Hospital offers individualized treatment plans, covering a wide variety of needs, for all ages – now at four convenient locations. Rehabilitation services include physical and occupational therapy, audiology, and speech therapy.

Locations:

Saint Anthony Hospital: 
2875 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60623
773.484.4150

Little Village Clinic: 
3059 West 26th Street
773.696.9050

Kedzie Clinic: 
4455 South Kedzie Avenue
773.523.2416

SAH Physical Therapy: 
1600 West 13th Street
312.243.5582


Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Sinai Health System)

Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital (Sinai Health System)
1401 South California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608
773.522.2010

Schwab’s pediatric rehabilitation program serves children and adolescents with disabling medical conditions and their families including autism spectrum disorder.


Social Butterfly, Inc.

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

Provides home-based speech and language assessement and therapy.


Speech IRL

Katie Gore
73 W Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone number: 312-870-0352
Email: info@speechirl.com

Speech IRL is a speech therapy and communication consulting practice that specializes in services for teens and adults 18-65yo. Our philosophy is based on the social model of disability and neurodiversity principles. We collaborate with our clients to problem-solve day-to-day challenges presented by classroom, workplace, and personal-social environments. Many of our clients do not have an official diagnosis, but simply want to gain skills and knowledge in specific areas. Free consultations.

Ages: Teens and adults
We are in-network for BCBS
No wait list


Sweeney, Augustin and Associates

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

Provides assessment and speech and language therapy.


Tarle Speech

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

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


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.