Case Management Services for Autism Caregivers

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. 

Ascension: Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders Resource Center

1786 Moon Lake Blvd. Suite 202, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

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. Occasionally, Young adult and Adult groups as well. 

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.

Association House

1116 N. Kedzie Avenue Chicago, IL 60651
Behavioral Health Receptionist: 773-772-8009
773-772-7170 (Spanish speaking)

Offers counseling and case management for individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities or co-occurring disorders. Respite care open to individuals with developmental disabilities, all ages, based on state criteria from DD. Funding becomes available at beginning of fiscal year, July 1st, and is offered until it is depleted. Parents must supply their own respite worker to provide in-home care.

Aunt Martha's Youth Service Centers & Health Care Network

Aurora: 101 S. Broadway Aurora, IL 60505 (Kane County)
(630) 896-7900
Carpentersville: 3003 Wakefield Drive Carpentersville, IL 60110 (Kane County)
(847) 851-8600
Chicago Heights: 233 W. Joe Orr Road Chicago Heights, IL 60411 (Cook County)
(708) 756-1135
Kankakee: 1777 E. Court St. Kankakee, IL 60901 (Kankakee County)
(815) 928-6222

Offers individual therapy, medication management and family therapy for youth and adults. Private and public insurance accepted. Sliding scale fee available.

The Autism Collective

507 East Armstrong Ave. Peoria, IL 601603
Offers care coordination throughout Illinois to assist families in connecting to appropriate providers and therapies. Provides support services for pediatric, transitional, and adult care. Assists in the development of comprehensive care plans including financial, diagnostic, therapy, and educational services. Services are offered free of charge.

The Children's Place Association

700 N Sacramento Blvd #300, Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 826-1230

Provides Early Intervention (birth - age 3), as well as case management, individual and family therapy and respite services to children with special needs birth - 12 years old and their families. Group therapy and summer programming also available.

Catholic Charities - The Encompassing Center

(312) 655-7700 - Chicago
(847) 782-4000 - Lake County
(312) 948-6951 - Counseling Support Line

Provides Therapy, Case Management, and Substance Use Services Trauma-Informed Training, as well as rent, SNAP and/or utility assistance. Check if you qualify by using their online questionnaires for Rent, SNAP or Utility Assistance.

Circle of Support, Inc.

Children's Support Waiver
1411 Peterson Ave., S-103 Park Ridge, IL 60068 (Cook County)
(847) 292-8523

Provides supports and services to persons with autism and other special needs and their family from social activities, individualized training in self-care, learning, self-direction, mobility, language, and capacity for independent living/habilitation. Child receives 15 hours a week of programming. Agency works with school personnel to assist the child achieve his/her established IEP objectives. Serves birth to 18 (also offers adult waiver program for 18 and older - call for details). Funding must be approved from the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Community Alternatives Unlimited

8765 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300 Chicago, IL 60631 (Cook County)
(773) 867-4000

Assists and offers appropriate referrals to families with children of disability. It involves a one-to-one relationship between the case manager and the client to develop a comprehensive service plan. Needs or services may include: crisis intervention, after school services, recreation and leisure time activities, psychotherapy and clinical assistance, medical/diagnostic and learning evaluations, professional help in dealing with behavior problems, and much more. Serving clients of all ages on the north side of Chicago and the northern suburbs of Cook and Lake Counties. Funding must be approved from the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Community Service Options, Inc.

6845 S. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60636 (Cook County)
(773) 471-4700

Agency coordinates eligibility determination, assessments, applications for PACT and PUNS, arrangements for home base services and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities.  

Community Support Services

9021 Ogden Ave. Brookfield, IL 60513 (Cook County)
(708) 354-4547

Provides case management services to individuals and their families the help and support their needs and resolve their problems. Staff develops a service plan that establishes short and long-term goals and objectives for achieving them. The service plan addresses such areas as information and referral, accessing home-based services, obtaining financial and medical benefits, securing medical and dental services, individual and family counseling, crisis intervention, recreational opportunities and many other services.

Discover Self Community: Case Management & Family Support Services

Developmental Services Center
1304 West Bradley Avenue Champaign, IL 61821
(217) 356-9176

DSC Case Management provides a full range of services to children and adults with developmental disabilities including advocacy, referral linkage, crisis intervention. Each individual is assigned a Case Coordinator/QIDP (Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional) who facilitates planning, and implementation of an individual's desired outcomes. As the single point-of-contact for each individual, the Case Management is responsible for coordinating the interplay of agency and community service providers.

Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) at University of Illinois at Chicago 

(800) 322-3722

Helping to navigate supporting care management and/or in-home medical services and individualized support to individuals with special healthcare needs through the The People who are Medically Fragile, Technology Dependent waiver.

East Aurora Counseling, Ltd.

Patrick Noonan, LCPC
143 South Lincoln Ave Suite I Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 486-3800

Offers individual, couples and family therapy, play therapy and case management. Accepts some Medicaid plans.

Easter Seals Central IL – OSF Healthcare Children’s Hospital of IL
The Autism Collective

507 East Armstrong Ave. Peoria, IL 61603-3201
(844) 910-0770 

Offers assistance free of charge for care coordination, educational programming, and support services.

Easterseals Joliet

Serving Will, Grundy, Kendall, Kankakee, Ford & Iroquois Counties
212 Barney Drive Joliet, IL  60435

The Family Center for Autism Resources A lending library for all things related to ASDs. We have books and videos on a wide variety of topics, games for every developmental level and therapeutic tools parents can borrow before making an expensive purchase. Free to parents and community members!
Resource and Referral Consults. Their Autism Coordinator is available for phone consultation to help identify your needs and make referrals to a wide range of local resources.

El Valor

(312) 666-4511
Cicero: 2434 S Kildare Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
Pilsen: 1951 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
South Chicago: 3050 E 92nd St, Chicago, IL 60617

Child: Early Intervention, Head Start, Preschool and programming for early childhood, respite
Adult: Programming includes day programs, vocational training and long-term residential housing, respite

Evanston CASE

1940 Sherman Ave. Suite A, Evanston, IL 60201 
(847) 556-8676

Provides community, advocacy, support, and education services to improve the lives of Evanston families impacted by disability.  We serve parents and caregivers with children aged 3 to 22, with any disability, who attend Evanston public and private schools by providing consultation and coaching services. 

Every Step of the Way Resource Center for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Tiffoni T. Stepney, Founder & Board President
3400 W. 111th Street Chicago, IL 60655 
(773) 231-6376

Specializes in supporting families of adults with mild to profound intellectual disabilities ages 20 and up. ESW provides virtual support through individualized resources and/or referrals to clients that desire information in regard to recreation, education, health, social & daily living skills, & behavioral intervention. ESW provides free intake sessions, as well as free or low-cost ongoing individualized support.  See upcoming news and events here. 

Family Health Center - Infant Welfare Society of Chicago

3600 W Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 782-2800

Services at Angel Harvey Family Health Center include the Child-centered Health & Advanced Therapies (CHAT) program and other direct care services which provide comprehensive, bilingual developmental and behavioral health services that address the needs of underserved children and their families. It coordinates child development services across departments and enables timely interventions for our young patients who are at risk for developmental delays. Services at the center include Medical, Dental, Vision, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Skills Groups, and Counseling. Family support groups are also available. Call Cynthia Arias (773-782-5003) for SLP, OT, and groups.

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.

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.

Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities: MOPD's Disability Resource Unit: Independent Living Program

121 N LaSalle St Chicago IL 60602
MOPD Field Office
2102 West Ogden Avenue Chicago, IL. 60612

Individualized Needs Assessment is completed (view here) to see if you qualify for case management services. 

Metropolitan Family Services

10537 South Roberts Road Palos Hills, IL 60465 (Cook County)
(708) 974-2300

Metropolitan's mental health programs and services provide psychiatric evaluation, case management and crisis intervention. Services include individual, family and group counseling and community support services to help children and adolescents address problems which may interfere with daily functioning and school performance. 

Neumann Family Services

5547 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-4313

Provides residential, career, day, clinical, support, medical clinic, and case management. Provides developmental training (DT) program for persons with autism.

Options & Advocacy

365 Millennium Dr., Suite A Crystal Lake, IL 60012
(815) 477-4720, ext. 233

This program connects families to diagnostic locations, provided resources and referrals, helps to create a service plan for the families short and long term goals, provides consultation and advocacy, offers parent support group opportunities and support individuals with an ASD through Game Nights and other social opportunities. Sibshops for siblings available.

Service Inc. of Illinois (Area A): Developmental Disability Services

3482 Pyramid Drive Rockford, IL 61109
(815) 339-0740
Crisis after hours number: (815) 741-0800

Service Inc. of Illinois (Area E): Developmental Disability Services

1919 South Highland Ave., Suite A #230 Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 425-2350
Crisis after hours number: (815) 741-0800 

Service Inc. of Illinois (Area F): Developmental Disability Services

1740 West McDonough Street Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 741-0800
Crisis after hours number: (815) 741-0800 

Suburban Access, Inc.

925 W. 175th St. Homewood, IL 60430 (Cook County)
(708) 799-9190

Assists and offers appropriate referrals to families with children of disability.

The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) 

Shannon Dyson, PhD - Program Director 
5220 S. Sixth Street. Suite 2300B Springfield, IL 62703 
217.953.0894, ext.30476 

The Autism Program of Illinois serves and supports persons with autism spectrum disorder and their families through a coordinated network of providers, parents, and university programs while developing, utilizing, and sharing best and promising practices.