Early Intervention Programs for Children with Autism

Early Intervention Programs for Children with Autism

Birth to Age 3

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Early Intensive Home-Based Treatment: The PUENTES Program
3040 N. Wilton Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 296-7340

Twelve-month early intensive home-based treatment for young children with autism. The program begins with intensive parent training at the center, followed by therapy in the home three times per week with parents actively involved in the child's treatment.


AERO

Lisa Poe, Principal
7600 S. Mason Ave., Burbank, IL 60459
Phone: (708) 496-3330

Half or full-day education program designed for children who exhibit severe to moderate delays in one or more areas of development. Program utilizes the principles of applied behavior analysis for skill acquisition and behavior management and TEACCH for communication and structure.


Aspire Kids

The Eamon Shannon Center
1815 S. Wolf Road, Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 236-0979

Provides pediatric therapies and specialized services that help infants and toddlers, improve their functioning in order to reach important developmental milestones. Early intervention services are home-based or facility-based.


Association for Individual Development (AID)

309 New Indian Trail Court, Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 966-4000
email: info@the-association.org

AID offers support to Kane and Kendall county families of children and adults with disabilities.

Child services include: in-home care to children to prevent the child from being placed into more restrictive care. Additionally, AID offers behavioral health support including psychiatric assesment and medication management and outpatient therapy. 

Adult services include: in-home care for training and support (through Adult Waiver), vocational training, skill training, paid work opportunities, community integration and employment to individuals. Additionally, day program servies (The STARS Program & the Autism Program) focused on active community integration, volunteer work and fitness activities for participants and residential services are available 

Visit website or FAQ for more detailed information.


Autism Services Group

330 Eisenhower Ln. N., Lombard, IL 60148
Phone (800) 773-1682

Early Intervention services offer birth to three in home and in clinic services and are family centered and aimed at improving the family’s quality of life.

Locations in Normal, Peoria, Springfield, Washington


Beth Osten & Associates

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

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


Caravel Autism Health

Contact person: Allison Nelson 773-895-8355
770 Lake Cook Rd. Suite 230, Deerfield IL 60015
Phone: 847-318-3190
Email: info@caravelautism.com

We provide evaluation, diagnosis and therapy to children and teens on the autism spectrum, working in partnership with families to design customized autism treatment programs.


Child and Family Connections (#2)

3010 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (847) 377-8900

Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays. If a child is determined eligible, an individual family plan is developed to address the child’s delay with services being provided primarily in their home.


Child and Family Connections (#4)

DayOne Network
Ellana Mavromatis
1551 E. Fabyan Parkway, Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: (630) 879-2277
Email: info@dayonenetwork.org

Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays.


Child and Family Connections (#5)

PACT, Inc.
Lorri Orr, Program Manager
750 Warrenville Road, Suite 300, Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: (630) 493-0400

Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays.


Child and Family Connections (#6)

Clearbrook
Brenda DeVito, Program Manager
Melissa Pitts, Intake Coordinator
1835 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone: (847) 385-5070

Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays.


Child and Family Connections (#7)

Suburban Access, Inc.
Laverne Davis
1 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite A640, Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: (708) 449-0625

Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays.


Child and Family Connections (#8)

Easterseals
Child and Family Connections (#8)

Marlene Stroube, Program Manager
9455 S. Hoyne Ave., Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: (773) 233-1799
Email: mstroube@eastersealschicago.org

Child and Family Connections (CFC) is the starting point for Early Intervention services.


Child and Family Connections (#10)

La Rabida Children's Hospital
Carol Muhammad
1525 E. 55th St., Suite 203, Chicago, IL 60615
Phone: (773) 324-7434

Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays.


Child and Family Connections (#11)

Maria Cajigas
945 W. George St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (312) 942-7800

Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays.


Child and Family Connections (#12)

Easterseals
Peter Byrne, Program manager
17300 S. Ozark Ave., North Building. Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: (708) 429-8231
Email: pbyrne@eastersealschicago.org

Child and Family Connections (CFC) is the starting point for Early Intervention services.


Child and Family Connections (#15)

Early Intervention
2300 Glenwood Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435
Phone: (815) 730-2617

Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays.


Child and Family Connections (#25)

Options and Advocacy
365 Millennium Drive, Suite A, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Phone: (815) 477-4720

Provides free developmental screenings and evaluations for infants or toddlers with possible developmental delays.


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.


Community Therapy Services, PC

40W310 LaFox Road, Suites A1-B1, St. Charles, IL  60175
Phone: (630) 444-0077
Emails: info@ctspediatrics.com or cdcts@ctspediatrics.com

Offers free developmental screenings for children ages 4 months to 5 years. Please call for an appointment.


Early Intervention Specialists (General listing)

Click to find an Early Intervention Specialist that meets your needs. Click Person, Credential, Billing Information, or Languages.


EB Pediatric Resources

633 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (312) 458-9865
Email: info@pediatricresources.org

Provides individual speech therapy, occupational therapy, developmental therapy, and behavioral therapy.


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 respite programming for early childhood

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


Erikson Institute - Center for Children & Families

Locations: Downtown Chicago, Austin neighborhood, Little Village Neighborhood

Call 312-755-2250

Serves children from birth to 8 years old and their parents. Team of psychologists, social workers, developmental and behavioral pediatricians, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and other licensed mental health professionals offer services including Child-Parent Psychotherapy with parent and developmental guidance, Comprehensive assessments, Neurodevelopmental diagnostic evaluations and Early Intervention medical diagnostic services for 0-3 year olds.


Good Shepherd Center

17314 S. Kedzie Ave., Hazel Crest, IL 60429
Phone: (708) 355-0020

Provides home and center-based services for Early Intervention including physical, occupational, speech and developmental therapy, parent support and sign language for families.


Illinois Action for Children

Chicago's South Suburbs
Felicia McBride, FNP Project Development Manager
felicia.mcbride@actforchildren.org
773-356-8110

The Illinois Action for Children progam links families to financial support for child care, Early Head Start, Head Start, and Pre-School For All services. The ReCharge Program is a free summer fitness and wellness program for families in the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) developments offered to children between ages 6 and 14.


Illinois Bureau of Early Intervention

Department of Human Services
401 S. Clinton St., Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (800) 447-6404

Infants and toddlers are tested for delays in movement, learning, and behavior self-help skills.


Kick Start Learning and Play

Northfield, IL & Libertyville, IL
Phone: (847) 386-6560
info@kickstartptn.com

Clinical services include developmental therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and social skills groups for children up to early adolescence. Additionally, Kick Start has early intervention, therapeutic preschool and summer camp programs. 


LEEP Forward Developmental Center

Lorell Marin, MST, DT, Founder
1280 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607
(773) 255-8155
leepforward1@aol.com

Services span early childhood through adolescence. Provides individual and group (social skills) therapy for children with autism, Asperger's and SPD using a DIR/Floortime approach. Additionally, services include assessment and treatment in developmental, speech and language, occupational, physical and behavior therapy services. ABA services are provided in-home and in-clinic. LEEP is also a certified Early Intervention program.


Marklund

info@marklund.org 
(630) 593 5500

Locations in: 

  • Bloomingdale: 64 S. Prairie Ave., Bloomingdale, IL 60108
  • Elgin: 1435 Summit Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120
  • Geneva: 1S450 Wyatt Drive, Geneva, IL 60134

Programs include Early Intervention services (Ages 0-3; 630-529-2871, ext. 2238), day school programming (Ages 3-21), day program services (Ages 18+) and residential services (all ages), and employment services for indiviudals with developmental disabilities. 


Nia Family Center

744 N Monticello Ave, Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 722-0115

Early child development center (ages 0-5); Provides Head Start Programming and after school child care providers. Can support IEP advocacy as needed.


Oak-Leyden Developmental Services

Rachel Wood, division chief
411 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 524-1050, ext. 107

Provides developmental evaluation and direct developmental, occupational, physical, and speech and language therapy for infants and toddlers, parent education, parent support through parent liaison services, social events and parent-to-parent linkages.


Playworks Therapy

2043 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 332- 9439
Email: info@playworkschicago.com

Provides developmental therapy, speech and language therapy, social work/counseling, and occupational therapy.


WEE Speech, PC

Julie Levin, Speech Pathologist
8707 Skokie Blvd Suite 402, Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 329-8226
Email: office@weespeech.com

Provides early intervention services.

Preschool

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Early Intensive Home-Based Treatment: The PUENTES Program
3040 N. Wilton Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 296-7340

Twelve-month early intensive home-based treatment for young children with autism. The program begins with intensive parent training at the center, followed by therapy in the home three times per week with parents actively involved in the child's treatment.


AERO

Lisa Poe, Principal
7600 S. Mason Ave., Burbank, IL 60459
Phone: (708) 496-3330

Half or full-day education program designed for children who exhibit severe to moderate delays in one or more areas of development. Program utilizes the principles of applied behavior analysis for skill acquisition and behavior management and TEACCH for communication and structure.


Caravel Autism Health

Contact person: Allison Nelson 773-895-8355
770 Lake Cook Rd. Suite 230, Deerfield IL 60015
Phone: 847-318-3190
Email: info@caravelautism.com

We provide evaluation, diagnosis and therapy to children and teens on the autism spectrum, working in partnership with families to design customized autism treatment programs.


Community Therapy Services, PC

40W310 LaFox Road, Suites A1-B1, St. Charles, IL  60175
Phone: (630) 444-0077
Emails: info@ctspediatrics.com or cdcts@ctspediatrics.com

Offers free developmental screenings for children ages 4 months to 5 years. Please call for an appointment.


Early Intervention Specialists (General listing)

Click to find an Early Intervention Specialist that meets your needs. Click Person, Credential, Billing Information, or Languages.


EB Pediatric Resources

633 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613
Phone: (312) 458-9865
Email: info@pediatricresources.org

Provides individual speech therapy, occupational therapy, developmental therapy, and behavioral therapy.


Playworks Therapy

2043 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 332- 9439
Email: info@playworkschicago.com

Provides developmental therapy, speech and language therapy, social work/counseling, and occupational therapy.


WEE Speech, PC

Julie Levin, Speech Pathologist
8707 Skokie Blvd Suite 402, Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 329-8226
Email: office@weespeech.com

Provides early intervention services.