Case Management Services for Autism Caregivers

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. 


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. 


Association for Individual Development 

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

Provides child and adult services. Services for children include evaluation, psychiatry for medication management, outpatient therapy (individual, family, group, parent), and case management.  Services for adults include psychiatry for medication management, day programming, employment training and placement support, and both residential and supported living.


Aunt Martha's Youth Service Centers & Health Care Network 

101 S. Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 896-7900
Kane County

Offers individual therapy, medication management and family therapy for youth and adults.
Ages: birth and up.
Private and public insurance accepted. Sliding scale fee available.
2-month wait list.

Other Aunt Martha's locations:
3003 Wakefield Drive
Carpentersville, IL 60110
(847) 851-8600
Kane County

233 W. Joe Orr Road
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
(708) 756-1135
Cook County

1777 E. Court St.
Kankakee, IL 60901
(815) 928-6222
Kankakee County


The Children's Place Association 

Gloria Gordon
700 N Sacramento Blvd #300, Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 826-1230
Email: ggordon@childrens-place.org

Provides Early Intervnetion (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.


Circle of Support, Inc. 

Children's Support Waiver
Contact: Tet L. Santiago, MA/QMRP
1411 Peterson Ave., S-103
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 292-8523
Cook County
email: circle-of-support@sbcglobal.net

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.

Ages: birth to 18 (also offers adult waiver program for 18 and older - call for details).
Cost: funding must be approved from the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Wait list for some services.


Community Alternatives Unlimited 

Contact: Juan Aponte, director
8765 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60631
(773) 867-4000
Cook County
email: japonte@cau.org

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 on the north side of Chicago and the northern suburbs of Cook and Lake Counties.
Ages: birth and up.
Cost: funding must be approved from the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Wait list for some services.


Community Service Options, Inc. 

Wanda Summer, Executive Director
6845 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60636
(773) 471-4700
Cook County
email: rlumpkin@cso1.org

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

Ages: birth and up.
State funded program.
No wait list.


Community Support Services 

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

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. For more information, click here.

Ages: 3 and up.
Wait list (call to inquire).


DePaul Family and Community Services 

2219 North Kenmore Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago IL 60614
(773) 530-3791

The DePaul Family and Community Services is a full-service behavioral health clinic located in Lincoln Park on the campus of DePaul University. We provide quality services focused on children, adolescents and their families. Services are flexible and responsive to the needs of clients/their families; staff are trained in behavioral and naturalistic models including PCIT. The team team of includes highly-skilled Clinical/Community Psychologists, Counselors, a Psychiatrist, and graduate students.


El Valor 

Main Office: (312) 666-4511
Email: info@elvalor.net

  • 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

Adult: Programming includes day programs, vocational training and long-term residential housing


Evanston CASE 

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

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. 


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, DentalVisionSpeech 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. 


Metropolitan Family Services 

Contact Person: Kara Martino
10537 South Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465
(708) 974-2300
Cook County

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.

Ages: birth to 18.
Public insurance accepted.
No wait list.


Neumann Family Services 

5547 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 769-4313
Email: info@neumannfamilyservices.org

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.


Suburban Access, Inc. 

925 W. 175th St.
Homewood, IL 60430
(708) 799-9190
Cook County
e-mail: sai354@aol.com

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

Ages: birth to 18.
No fee.
No wait list.