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
(847) 337-2377
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.


Seasons Within LLC

Holly DeRosa Walejeski, LCPC, ATR
info@seasonswithinllc.com
708-303-8083
1515 North Harlem Avenue, Suite 301, Oak Park, Illinois 60302

Provides individual outpatient counseling and art therapy to children, teens, and adults and has extensive experience with ASD.


Institute for Therapy through the Arts

2130 Green Bay Road Evanston, IL 60201
(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.


Vittum Park-Special Recreation Programming (Chicago Park District)

5010 W. 50th St Chicago, IL 60638
(773) 798-1747

Take this opportunity to explore artistic expression. This class will include: drawing, painting, dance, music/multimedia, visual art and much more!

Group Therapy

AANE - Asperger/Autism Network

AANE offers social activities and events to give post-high school adults with Asperger/autism profiles the opportunity to connect in a welcoming environment, have fun, pursue special interests, and build relationships.  Interest Groups have been created so you can explore a shared special interest, such as music, gaming, trivia, creative writing, and more with equally avid peers. Fees vary for interest groups, but financial assistance is available through discounted options on the registration pages.


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

Individual therapy for individuals with well-developed verbal skills. Ages: 2+


Advanced Behavioral Solutions

2060 E. Algonquin Rd., Suite 720 Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 496-4693
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
800-844-1232
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
(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
815-676-6811
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
(224) 326-0118
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 group therapy depending on individual needs, using a cognitive-behavioral approach.


KGH Autism Services

Phone: (224) 326-2206
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.


Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center

Rush University Medical Center
1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 603 Chicago, IL 60612
aartsgroups@rush.edu
(312) 942-6331

Social skills and Sex/Relationship Education groups for adults. 

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
blazingps@msn.com
(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
(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
dljjjgineris@sbcglobal.net
P.O. Box 870, 3N065 Anderson Road Elburn, IL 60119
(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
(309) 699-3710
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
(847) 615-8696
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
(847) 965-1632

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


Equine Dreams

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

Provides hippotherapy therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with special needs.


Freedom Woods

9501 Austin Ave. Morton Grove, IL 60053
(847) 967-9800
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
(630) 588-8543
info@ftea.org

Provides individualized therapuetic activities for people with disabilities.


Heather Ridge Farm

Cheryl Case
31309 E. 2500 N. Road Cabrey, IL 60919
(630) 853-9813
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
(847) 234-2411
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
(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
(815) 788-1020
info@mccdtherapy.com

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


New Kingdom Trailriders

18929 81st. St. Sherrard, IL, 61281
(309) 764-4220
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
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
amanda@partnersforprogressnfp.org
23525 W. Milton Road Wauconda, IL, 60084
(847) 438-5400

Provides therapeutic riding and hippotherapy.


Pegasus Special Riders, Inc.

6668 S. Carthage Road, P.O. Box 293 Oregon, IL 61061
(815) 973-3177
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
(309) 734-4849
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
horsemanship@raygraham.org
(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

Program just begun. Competitive riding for Special Olympics (three competitions). Ages: 8 and up. Private insurance accepted.


Sojourn Therapeutic Riding Center

Barbara Mulry
24861 S. 88th Ave. Frankfort, IL, 60423
(708) 539-3078
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
(217) 864-2463

Therapeutic horseback riding for children with special needs.


Walk On

Mary Illing
26665 W Cuba Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-4231
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
(815) 772-2669
rideatwhoa@yahoo.com

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

Music Therapy

Creative Exchange Music Therapy Clinic

Craig Christiansen, MT-BC, president & Kari Christiansen, director
1527 Westchester Blvd., Suite One South Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 345-6100 or (773) 562-6202
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
(708) 620-2373
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
(847) 490-5514
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
(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
(847) 842-4057

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


Amy Zier and Associates

Jenny Patino - office manager
2319 N Orchard Street Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 755-7791
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 
(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 

Provides 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
(847) 663-1020

Multidisciplinary therapy program focused on skill-building and tailored to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and adults. Services include Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech 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
(866) 429-7543 (866 4-BYS KID)
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
(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 - Adult

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

(224) 326-2206
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
(630) 305-4196

Services include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, including psychological, speech, occupational therapy, and social skills. Additionally, residential services are available to both children and adults needing more supported care.


Loyola Center for Rehabilitation on Roosevelt

1219 W. Roosevelt Road Maywood, IL 60153
708-216-5300

Provides speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy for ages 18+.


Mobile Therapy Centers of America

1870 W. Winchester Rd #203 Libertyville, IL, 60048
(847) 816-7200
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
(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
(708) 425-7377
info@parklawn.com

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


Rush University Medical Center

Adult OT:
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
(773) 951-7201
smallfriendstherapy@gmail.com

Provides occupational therapy evaluation, consultation, and treatment. Serves ages 3 - 21.


Vital Rehabilitation

5820 W. Irving Park Road Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 685-8482; 773-975-6830
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
(847)842-4057

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


BDI Playhouse Children's Therapy

Two Locations:  

  • Aurora: 600 N. Commons Drive, Suite 102 Aurora, IL  60504 
  • Orland Park: 11411 W. 183rd Street. Suite B Orland Park 60467
  • 708.478.1820 

Provides 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
(847) 663-1020

Multidisciplinary therapy program focused on skill-building and tailored to meet the needs of children, adolescents, and adults. Services include Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech 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
(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 - Adult

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
(630) 305-4196

Services include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, including psychological, speech, occupational therapy, and social skills. Additionally, residential services are available to both children and adults needing more supported care. 


Lisa Barich, PT

9707 Skokie Blvd., Suite 402 Skokie, IL 60077
(773) 616-7638
barichlisag@gmail.com

Provides physical therapy evaluation and treatment, addressing gross motor skills, motor planning, orthotics, compression garments and biomechanics alignment.


Loyola Center for Rehabilitation on Roosevelt

1219 W. Roosevelt Road Maywood, IL 60153
708-216-5300

Provides speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy for ages 18+.


Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, Inc.

Director Becky Payne, MATCCC/SLP/HPCS
2523 14¾ Ave. Rice Lake, WI 54868
(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.


RUSH Kids Pediatric Therapy

Formerly NovaCare Kids LaGrange
18 North Catherine Avenue La Grange, IL 60525
(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
(708) 425-7377
info@parklawn.com

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


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
(773) 685-8482; 773-975-6830
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

6610 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 973-7900

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
(847) 496-4693
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
(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
ALLISTHERAPY@GMAIL.COM
(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
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.


Associates in Psychotherapy

Michelle Chaban, PhD
Samantha Fox, Psy.D
Allison Popper Yambor, LCSW

(866) 220-8371
Offices in Chicago, Evanston, and Deerfield

Provides individual and group psychotherapy services for adolescents and adults with ASD


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.

(312) 643-0268
info@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.


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
(630) 468-2342
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
(630) 323-7500 x239
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
(847) 632-0334
MFrey@psych4kids.com

Provides individual therapy utilizing a variety of interventions including a DIR and cognitive-behavioral model.


Comprehensive Psychological & Speech Svcs LLC

Maria Stewart, PhD, SLP
180 West Park Ave Suite 130 Elmhurst, IL 60126
(847) 632-0334
Licensed clinical psychologist and speech pathologist providing individual therapy for all ages, as well as psychological testing and speech and language evaluation and treatment. Experience in working with individuals with ASD who present with language differences, behavioral challenges, emotional challenges and academic/learning concerns. Therapeutic approaches include CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, EMDR, SFBT, and play-based therapy. Languages: English, Greek


CORE Connection Counseling

6040 State Route 53, Suite B Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 524-4000
info@coreconnectioncc.com

Provides 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
(847) 338-2525
info@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.


Elena Kaiser, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC

Counseling and Art Therapy
2956 Central St. Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 337-2377
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
847-565-8083
ivy@empathiccounselingcenter.com

Provides individual psychotherapy to support individuals with Asperger's disorder and high-functioning autism.


The Finestra Center, LLC

4659 Ravenswood Ave Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 435-6740
info@finestracenter.com

Provides individual therapy in English and Spanish to adults, teens, children and families facing issues related to adjustment to life stressors including developmental, medical, or psychiatric diagnosis of a child or family member.


The Ginkgo Psychology Group

Dr. Katie Hejna, PsyD
820 W Jackson, Suite 515 Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 663-8317

Additional Location: 
2225 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2515 Westchester, IL 60154

Provides psychotherapy for children, teens, parents, and young adults. In addition to therapy, she has expertise conducting neuropsychological assessments, which are intended to answer complex questions related to ADHD, learning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and more.


Greater Elgin Family Care Center

373 Summit St. Elgin, Illinois 60120
(847) 796-6698 x6626

Provides individual therapy for children, teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, among other co-occurring and/or presenting needs. 


Guiding Behavior Counseling, LLC

(773) 726-4832
info@guidingbehavior.com

Provides children and adults in-home and community services around the Chicago and Chicagoland areas including behavior support, individual, sibling and family counseling, executive skills development, life skills coaching, and behavioral therapy.


Have Dreams

2020 Dempster St. Evanston, IL 60202
847-905-0702
515 Busse Highway Suite 150 Park Ridge. IL 60068
847-685-0250
clinicalintakes@havedreams.org 
Individual therapy for children, teens, and adults (ages 6+) on the autism spectrum are rooted in a person-centered approach and are informed by evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, the TEACCH Structured Teaching methodology, and related interventions. Also offers parent education and support. Virtual and in-person services available. 


Healing Connections Counseling, PC

Paula Sejut-Dvorak, MA, LCPC
13717 South Route 30, Unit 153 Plainfield, Illinois 60544
(815) 676-6811
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.


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
(773) 270-0469
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
(224) 326-0118
info@achievepositivechange.com

Provides diagnostic assessment, individual therapy and social skills groups for individuals with ASD, ages 2-21. 


Jennifer Eileen Hassler, LCSW, ACSW

1000 Jorie Blvd Suite48, Oak Brook IL 60523
(708) 315-7002
Provides family and individual therapy for ages 3 - adulthood. Area of concentration include children and adolescents, mood disorders in all ages, developmental delays including Autism Spectrum Disorder, eating disorders, clinical assessment and evaluation. Areas of specialty include developmental issues for children, as well as child and adult survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma. 


The Josselyn Center

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

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


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
(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 through adulthood) with high functioning autism.


KGH Autism Services

(224) 326-2206
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.


Konick & Associates

3380 Lacrosse Lane, Ste. 106-107, Naperville, IL 60564
64 Orland Square Drive, Ste. 112, Orland Park, IL 60462
630-206-4060
info@konickandassociates.com

Provides compassionate child, adolescent, adult, family, and couples counseling with a focus on neurodiversity (autism, ADHD, and more). Other services include parent coaching, neuropsychological assessments for all ages, and a virtual game night for neurodiverse young adults 18+.


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
(847) 486-1036
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.

LifeStance Health: Edgewood Clinical Services

1288 Rickert Drive, Suite 120, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 428-7890

Provides individual therapy, behavior management therapy, and group therapy services.


Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

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

Services include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, including psychological, speech, occupational therapy, and social skills. Additionally, residential services are available to both children and adults needing more supported care.


Living Rite

779.777.7335
Contact.Us@LivingRite.org

Two Locations: 

Individual and family therapy for children and adults with autism. 


The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health

Multiple Locations:

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

Service range from play therapy to one on one therapy to full psychological testing to wellness services.


Michelle M. Kator, LCSW

Certified RDI Consultant; ACP Consultants
2604 Dempster St.  Suite 510 Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 824-1235, ext. 7
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
312-285-2287
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

Providers: Christopher Watson, PhD; Peter Dodzik, PhD

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

Specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. Services include evaluation, individual therapy, family and/or couples therapy, and ABA. 


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
(630) 424-9204 (Child & Adolescent Services); (630) 424-0652 (Adult Services)

Psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, and therapists combine areas of expertise to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that meets the individual needs of each child, adolescent and adult.


The OCD & Anxiety Center

(630) 522-3124
info@theocdandanxietycenter.com
64 Orland Square Dr. Suite 112 , Orland Park, IL
1100 Jorie Blvd. Suites 132 & 243 Oak Brook, IL
Telehealth services available in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa

Provides individual therapy, group therapy, parent training, and social skills groups with specialty in ASD, OCD, anxiety, and other related conditions.  


Park Lawn

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

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


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
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
(847) 933-9339
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).


Seasons Within LLC

Holly DeRosa Walejeski, LCPC, ATR
info@seasonswithinllc.com
708-303-8083
1515 North Harlem Avenue, Suite 301, Oak Park, Illinois 60302

Provides individual outpatient counseling and art therapy to children, teens, and adults and has extensive experience with 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
(678) 765-9294
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
(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.


Tami Meer, LCSW 

(847) 929-9413
2530 Crawford 302 Evanston, IL 60201
3255 North Arlington Heights Road Suite 502 Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families of individuals with special needs. One area of expertise is with special education and special needs children. I am certified as both a school social worker and a principal. Another area of expertise is with the caregivers of both older adults and children with disabilities.


University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic 

Multiple individual therapists (BCBA, social work, and professional counselors)
1640 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-1490

Behavior and individual therapy for clients with a dual diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disability and mental illness.


Uptown Psych

Ronald Rempfer, MD
4753 N Broadway St., 900 Chicago, Illinois 60640 
773-989-2780

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
(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

Provides individual speech therapy and evaluation; added specialty in AAC evaluation and use.


Advocate Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

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

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


Apex Pediatric Therapy Services

(847) 604-0955
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
(800) 773-1682

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 

Provides 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
(847) 663-1020

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


Brady Speech-Language Pathology 

773-493-4000
contact@bradyspeech.com
5228 S. Blackstone, Suite Y, Chicago, IL 60615

Initial screenings, parent consultations, comprehensive evaluations, scheduled therapy sesssions, family counseling and support, and collaboration with schools, physicians, and other paraprofessionals.


BY YOUR SIDE Autism Therapy Services

(866) 429-7543 (866 4-BYS KID)
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
(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 -  Adult

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
(773) 517-7669
lachone@letmetalk2.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

(224) 326-2206
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
(630) 305-4196

Services include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, including psychological, speech, occupational therapy, and social skills. Additionally, residential services are available to both children and adults needing more supported care.


Loyola Center for Rehabilitation on Roosevelt

1219 W. Roosevelt Road Maywood, IL 60153
708-216-5300

Provides speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy for ages 18+.


Ludden Speech and Language Clinic

Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd Street Chicago, IL 60655
773-298-3564
gbanys@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
(847) 816-7200
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
(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.


Northern Illinois University

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
815-753-1481
slhc@niu.edu
3100 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

Provides speech-language evaluation and treatment and comprehensive hearing assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. 


OtoLing

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

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


Park Lawn

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

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


Robin's Key Speech, Language, and Learning, PLLC

847-868-2447
info@robinskeylearning.com
4905 Old Orchard Center, Suite 435, Skokie, IL 60077

Provides teletherapy speech services for ages 3-22 and virtual social skills groups for ages 11-17.


RUSH Speech-Language Pathology Services

Orthopedic Building
1611 W. Harrison St., Suite 530 Chicago, IL 60612
312-942-5013

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
(708) 533-1543
alexandria.zachos@gmail.com

Provides home-based speech and language assessement and therapy.


Speech IRL

8 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 812. Chicago, IL 60603
312-870-0352
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.


Sweeney, Augustin and Associates

Maureen Sweeney, PhD, CCC-SLP
5225 Old Orchard Road, Suite 44 Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 583-9492
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
(773) 685-8482; 773-975-6830
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
(847) 337-2377
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.


Seasons Within LLC

Holly DeRosa Walejeski, LCPC, ATR
info@seasonswithinllc.com
708-303-8083
1515 North Harlem Avenue, Suite 301, Oak Park, Illinois 60302

Provides individual outpatient counseling and art therapy to children, teens, and adults and has extensive experience with ASD.


Institute for Therapy through the Arts

2130 Green Bay Road Evanston, IL 60201
(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.


Vittum Park-Special Recreation Programming (Chicago Park District)

5010 W. 50th St Chicago, IL 60638
(773) 798-1747

Take this opportunity to explore artistic expression. This class will include: drawing, painting, dance, music/multimedia, visual art and much more!

Family Therapy

Advanced Behavioral Solutions

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


Behavioral Psychology Associates, P.C.

Virginia Seng, PhD
(847) 303-1880
Serving 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
(847) 564-1131

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.


The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC

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

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


Charlie’s Gift

Center for Autism and Related Disorders
1048 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 130 Downers Grove, IL 60521
(630) 323-7500 x239
charliesgift@att.net

Provides family counseling.


Chicago Child Psychiatry Associates

Amer Smajkic, MD
233 E. Erie, Suite 802 Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 893-5701
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
(847) 632-0334
shrinkcps@aol.com

Provides individual and family therapy.


Dawn La Brose, MSW, LCSW

Autism & Anxiety Therapists, Inc.
1100 Lake St., Suite 210 E Oak Park, IL 60301
(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

(847) 917-5385
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
(630) 428-7890

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
(815) 254-7400

Provides individual and family therapy.


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
(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
(847) 824-1235, ext. 7
mkator208@wideopenwest.com

Provides individual and family based therapy.


Midwest Asian Health Association | MAHA

238 W. Cermak Rd, 3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60616
312-285-2287  
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
(708) 364-0580, ext. 0 (Kim)

Provides indiviudal and family therapy.


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
(847) 933-9339
info@rnbc.org

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


Rush University Medical Center

Autism Assessment, Research & Treatment Services (AARTS) Center
Westgate Building 1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 603 Chicago, IL 60612
(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
(773) 685-8482
contact@vitalrehabilitation.com

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

Group Therapy

AANE - Asperger/Autism Network

AANE offers social activities and events to give post-high school adults with Asperger/autism profiles the opportunity to connect in a welcoming environment, have fun, pursue special interests, and build relationships.  Interest Groups have been created so you can explore a shared special interest, such as music, gaming, trivia, creative writing, and more with equally avid peers. Fees vary for interest groups, but financial assistance is available through discounted options on the registration pages.


Advanced Behavioral Solutions

2060 E. Algonquin Rd., Suite 720 Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 496-4693
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
(630) 200-0168

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.


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
(709) 632-5502 x. 3889
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


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. 


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
(630) 305-4196,

Services include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, including psychological, speech, occupational therapy, and social skills. Additionally, residential services are available to both children and adults needing more supported care.


LMH Services 

Social Skills Group for Young Adults
Linda M. Hoeck, MA, autism consultant
675 Regent Lane Propsect Heights, IL 60070
(224) 489-6464
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
info@jmtf.org for more information

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
(630) 428-2344

Provides individual and group therapy.


Park Lawn

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

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


PASSAGE Hosted by Clearbrook

PASSAGE (Planning Asperger Syndrome Success and Generating Experiences)
1835 West Central Road Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 385-5018
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
(847) 494-3188
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. 


Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment and Services (AARTS) Center

Rush University Medical Center
1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 603 Chicago, IL 60612
aartsgroups@rush.edu
(312) 942-6331

Social skills and Sex/Relationship Education groups for adults. 


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
blazingps@msn.com
(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
(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
dljjjgineris@sbcglobal.net
P.O. Box 870, 3N065 Anderson Road Elburn, IL 60119
(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
(309) 699-3710
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
(847) 615-8696
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
(847) 965-1632

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


Equine Dreams

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

Provides hippotherapy therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with special needs.


Freedom Woods

9501 Austin Ave. Morton Grove, IL 60053
(847) 967-9800
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
(630) 588-8543
info@ftea.org

Provides individualized therapuetic activities for people with disabilities.


Heather Ridge Farm

Cheryl Case
31309 E. 2500 N. Road Cabrey, IL 60919
(630) 853-9813
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. 


Manhattan Meadows 

Lisa Rizzo, Owner
Route 52 and Huff Road Manhattan, IL 60442
(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
(815) 788-1020
info@mccdtherapy.com

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


New Kingdom Trailriders

18929 81st. St. Sherrard, IL, 61281
(309) 764-4220
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
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
amanda@partnersforprogressnfp.org
23525 W. Milton Road Wauconda, IL, 60084
(847) 438-5400

Provides therapeutic riding and hippotherapy.


Pegasus Special Riders, Inc.

6668 S. Carthage Road, P.O. Box 293 Oregon, IL 61061
(815) 973-3177
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
(309) 734-4849
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
horsemanship@raygraham.org
(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

Program just begun. Competitive riding for Special Olympics (three competitions). Ages: 8 and up. Private insurance accepted.


Sojourn Therapeutic Riding Center

Barbara Mulry
24861 S. 88th Ave. Frankfort, IL, 60423
(708) 539-3078
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
(217) 864-2463

Therapeutic horseback riding for children with special needs.


Walk On

Mary Illing
26665 W Cuba Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 381-4231
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
(815) 772-2669
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
(630) 253-0576
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
(708) 236-0979
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
(708) 345-6100 or (773) 562-6202
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
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
(847) 842-4057

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


Clearbrook Clinical Services - CHILD & Adult

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. 


Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, Inc.

Director Becky Payne, MATCCC/SLP/HPCS
2523 14¾ Avenue Rice Lake, WI 54868
(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.


Loyola Center for Rehabilitation on Roosevelt

1219 W. Roosevelt Road Maywood, IL 60153
708-216-5300

Provides speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy for ages 18+.


Park Lawn

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

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


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.

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


Vital Rehabilitation

5820 W. Irving Park Road Chicago, IL 60634

(773) 685-8482; 773-975-6830
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
(847) 842-4057

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


Clearbrook Clinical Services - CHILD & Adult

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
(773) 616-7638
barichlisag@gmail.com

Provides physical therapy evaluation and treatment, addressing gross motor skills, motor planning, orthotics, compression garments and biomechanics alignment.


Loyola Center for Rehabilitation on Roosevelt

1219 W. Roosevelt Road Maywood, IL 60153
708-216-5300

Provides speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy for ages 18+.


Nature’s Edge Therapy Center, Inc.

Director Becky Payne, MATCCC/SLP/HPCS
2523 14¾ Ave. Rice Lake, WI 54868
(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
(708) 425-7377
info@parklawn.com

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


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
(773) 685-8482; 773-975-6830
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

6610 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 973-7900

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
(847) 496-4693
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
(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. 


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
ALLISTHERAPY@GMAIL.COM
(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
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. 18 and up.


Associates in Psychotherapy

Michelle Chaban, PhD
Samantha Fox, Psy.D
Allison Popper Yambor, LCSW

(866) 220-8371
Offices in Chicago, Evanston, and Deerfield

Provides individual and group psychotherapy services for adolescents and adults with ASD


Autism Home Support Services Inc.

85 Revere Drive, Suite B Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 247-7222
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
(847) 755-8536
brianne.lukowski@alexian.net

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


Behavioral & Counseling Services

224.256.2607
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 children 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.


Charlie's Gift

Center for Autism and Related Disorders
1048 W. Ogden Ave., Suite 130 Downers Grove, IL 60521
(630) 323-7500 x239
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
(630) 468-2342
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
(847) 632-0334
MFrey@psych4kids.com

Provides individual therapy utilizing a variety of interventions including a DIR and cognitive-behavioral model.


Comprehensive Psychological & Speech Svcs LLC

Maria Stewart, PhD, SLP
180 West Park Ave Suite 130 Elmhurst, IL 60126
(847) 632-0334
Licensed clinical psychologist and speech pathologist providing individual therapy for all ages, as well as psychological testing and speech and language evaluation and treatment. Experience in working with individuals with ASD who present with language differences, behavioral challenges, emotional challenges and academic/learning concerns. Therapeutic approaches include CBT, EMDR, Mindfulness, EMDR, SFBT, and play-based therapy. Languages: English, Greek  


CORE Connection Counseling

6040 State Route 53, Suite B Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 524-4000
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
(847) 338-2525
info@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
(847) 917-5385
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
(847) 337-2377
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
847-565-8083
ivy@empathiccounselingcenter.com

Provides individual psychotherapy to support individuals with Asperger's disorder and high-functioning autism.


The Finestra Center, LLC

4659 Ravenswood Ave Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 435-6740
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. 


Have Dreams

2020 Dempster St. Evanston, IL 60202
847-905-0702
515 Busse Highway Suite 150 Park Ridge. IL 60068
847-685-0250
clinicalintakes@havedreams.org 
Individual therapy for children, teens, and adults (ages 6+) on the autism spectrum are rooted in a person-centered approach and are informed by evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, the TEACCH Structured Teaching methodology, and related interventions. Also offers parent education and support. Virtual and in-person services available.


Healing Connections Counseling, PC

Paula Sejut-Dvorak, MA, LCPC
13717 South Route 30, Unit 153 Plainfield, Illinois 60544
(815) 676-6811
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. 


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
(773) 270-0469
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
(847) 446-1251
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.


Jennifer Eileen Hassler, LCSW, ACSW

1000 Jorie Blvd Suite48, Oak Brook IL 60523
(708) 315-7002
Provides family and individual therapy for ages 3 - adulthood. Area of concentration include children and adolescents, mood disorders in all ages, developmental delays including Autism Spectrum Disorder, eating disorders, clinical assessment and evaluation. Areas of specialty include developmental issues for children, as well as child and adult survivors of abuse, neglect and trauma. 


The Josselyn Center

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

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


Karin McNicholas, MSW, LCSW

425 S. Main St. Suite 100 Lombard, IL 60148
(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.


Konick & Associates

3380 Lacrosse Lane, Ste. 106-107, Naperville, IL 60564
64 Orland Square Drive, Ste. 112, Orland Park, IL 60462
630-206-4060
info@konickandassociates.com

Provides compassionate child, adolescent, adult, family, and couples counseling with a focus on neurodiversity (autism, ADHD, and more). Other services include parent coaching, neuropsychological assessments for all ages, and a virtual game night for neurodiverse young adults 18+.


Lana Roth, LCSW, ACSW 

666 Dundee Road Suite 1302 Northbrook, IL 60062
(847) 486-1036
lanaroth@sbcglobal.net

Provides individual therapy to high-functioning adolescents and young adults facing social and emotional challenges.


Life Insight Therapy Collective

Lisette Martinez, LCSW
115 S. Vine Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 563-0044
Provides individual and family therapy to individuals ages 3 – 22 with autism in both English and Spanish.


Linden Oaks Behavioral Health (Edward-Elmhurst Health)

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
(630) 305-4196

Services include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, including psychological, speech, occupational therapy, and social skills. Additionally, residential services are available to both children and adults needing more supported care.


Living Rite

779.777.7335
Contact.Us@LivingRite.org

Two Locations: 

Individual and family therapy for children and adults with autism. 


The LodeStone Center for Behavioral Health

Multiple Locations:

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

Service range from play therapy to one on one therapy to full psychological testing to wellness services.


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
(847) 824-1235, ext. 7
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
312-285-2287 
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
(630) 789-0423, ext. 1
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

Providers: Christopher Watson, PhD; Peter Dodzik, PhD

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

Specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders. Services include evaluation, individual therapy, family and/or couples therapy, and ABA. 


The OCD & Anxiety Center

(630) 522-3124
info@theocdandanxietycenter.com
64 Orland Square Dr. Suite 112 , Orland Park, IL
1100 Jorie Blvd. Suites 132 & 243 Oak Brook, IL
Telehealth services available in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa

Provides individual therapy, group therapy, parent training, and social skills groups with specialty in ASD, OCD, anxiety, and other related conditions.  


Park Lawn

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

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


Playful Healing Center 

1430 E Thacker St #4, Des Plaines, IL 60016
224-765-4875
Provides mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Although we are specialized in pediatric psychotherapy in issues of attachment, anxiety, trauma, behavioral and emotional issues associated with ASD and other developmental delays and sensory integration challenges; also offers services to individuals and families with issues of trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders. Utilizes evidence-based models such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Play 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. IL
312.730.4798
RachelLoftin@RachelLoftin.com

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


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
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
(847) 933-9339
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
(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).


Seasons Within LLC

Holly DeRosa Walejeski, LCPC, ATR
info@seasonswithinllc.com
708-303-8083
1515 North Harlem Avenue, Suite 301, Oak Park, Illinois 60302

Provides individual outpatient counseling and art therapy to children, teens, and adults and has extensive experience with ASD.


Smart Love Family Services

Natalie & Ben Heineman Smart Love Center
2222 N. Kedzie Blvd. Chicago, IL 60647

Rush Medical Office Building
610 S. Maple St., Suite 5601 Oak Park, IL 60304
(773) 665.8052 ext. 4

Smart Love offers counseling services for children, adults and families, as well as parent education classes and coaching. Our services include play and individual therapy, group therapy, parent counseling, couples therapy, and a range of assessment and evaluation services.


Seth Solway, PsyD 

4256 N. Ravenswood Ave., Suite 211 Chicago, IL 60613
(678) 765-9294
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
(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.


Tami Meer, LCSW 

(847) 929-9413
2530 Crawford 302 Evanston, IL 60201
3255 North Arlington Heights Road Suite 502 Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families of individuals with special needs. One area of expertise is with special education and special needs children. I am certified as both a school social worker and a principal. Another area of expertise is with the caregivers of both older adults and children with disabilities.


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
(312) 413-1490
giginny@uic.edu

Behavior and individual therapy for clients with a dual diagnosis of intellectual/developmental disability and mental illness.


Uptown Psych

Ronald Rempfer, MD
4753 N Broadway St., 900 Chicago, Illinois 60640 
773-989-2780

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
(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.


Brady Speech-Language Pathology 

773-493-4000
contact@bradyspeech.com
5228 S. Blackstone, Suite Y, Chicago, IL 60615

Initial screenings, parent consultations, comprehensive evaluations, scheduled therapy sesssions, family counseling and support, and collaboration with schools, physicians, and other paraprofessionals.


Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning

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


Clearbrook Clinical Services - CHILD & Adult

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
(630) 305-4196

Services include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorder, including psychological, speech, occupational therapy, and social skills. Additionally, residential services are available to both children and adults needing more supported care.


Loyola Center for Rehabilitation on Roosevelt

1219 W. Roosevelt Road Maywood, IL 60153
708-216-5300

Provides speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy for ages 18+.


Ludden Speech and Language Clinic

Saint Xavier University
3700 W. 103rd Street Chicago, IL 60655
773-298-3564
gbanys@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
(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.


Northern Illinois University

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
815-753-1481
slhc@niu.edu
3100 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL 60115

Provides speech-language evaluation and treatment and comprehensive hearing assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. 


OtoLing

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

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


Park Lawn

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

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


RUSH Speech-Language Pathology Services

Orthopedic Building
1611 W. Harrison St., Suite 530 Chicago, IL 60612
312-942-5013

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
(708) 533-1543
alexandria.zachos@gmail.com

Provides home-based speech and language assessement and therapy.


Speech IRL

8 S. Michigan Ave, Suite 812. Chicago, IL 60603
312-870-0352
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.


Sweeney, Augustin and Associates

Maureen Sweeney, PhD, CCC-SLP
5225 Old Orchard Road, Suite 44 Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 583-9492
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
(773) 685-8482; 773-975-6830
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.