Residential Programs for Children with Autism

Residential Programs for Children with Autism

Birth to Age 3

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois

Greer Ann Hamblet, Program Coordinator
4840 W. Byron, Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: (847) 390-1422 or (630) 664-8876 (emergency)
Email: greerann.hamblet@lssi.org

Offers two intermediate care residences at Shady Oaks East and Shady Oaks West in Homer Glen for people with developmental disabilities.

Preschool

Acadia Healthcare - Children's Behavioral Solutions

55 Basin Creek Road, Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (877) 297-7957

Specialty: self-injury, PTSD, FASD, Autism, psychiatric/dual abuse issues; IQ>60 required, offers separate children's & non-coed adolescent program tracks; average stay varies.


Cardinal Cushing Centers

Michelle Markowitz
405 Washington St., Hanover, MA 02339
Phone: (781) 829-1205
Email: mmarkowitz@cushingcenters.org

Private, non-profit therapeutic special needs boarding school for children and young adults with autism and developmental disabilities.


Chileda Institute

1825 Victory St., LaCrosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 782-6480
Email: info@chileda.org

Primary focus on developmental disabilities, attachment disorders and behavioral challenges with specialization in autism and traumatic brain injury (dual issues such as cognitive and seizure disorder issues accepted).


Little City - Children's 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

Our ChildBridge Centers provide individuals up to age 21 with supports, programs and services that help increase their potential for lifelong productivity and success. Services include residential and therapeutic day school, home-based supports and therapy, and foster care/adoption services.


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. 


Northern Illinois Academy

998 Corporate Blvd., Aurora, IL 60502
Phone: (847) 391-8000

NIA is a resdiential treatment program for male and female children, teens and young adults ages 6-21. Has 4 core programs including Autism Spectrum Disorder Program, Multi-Needs Program (co-occurring psychiatric & developmental illnesses), Social Emotional Disabilities Program, and Independent Living Skills Track. Within NIA, there is an on-site therapeutic day school in which all of our instructors are special education teachers and licensed by the state of Illinois.


The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago

Kristin Friesen
6245 S. Ingleside Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 420-2891

Coeducational residential treatment program for individuals with Asperger's disorder/high functioning autism.

Elementary School

Housing and Residential Supports Tool Kit 

Provided by Autism Speaks, Family Services.


Acadia Healthcare - Children's Behavioral Solutions

55 Basin Creek Road, Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (877) 297-7957

Specialty: self-injury, PTSD, FASD, Autism, psychiatric/dual abuse issues; IQ>60 required, offers separate children's & non-coed adolescent program tracks; average stay varies.


Acadia Healthcare - Children's Behavioral Solutions

Options
5602 Caito Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46226
(800) 431-1114

Specialty: psychiatric, behavioral, autism, lower-functioning. Secured unit; IQ<75 only; severe psychiatric/behavioral issues & sexually acting out behaviors; offers secured autism unit (IQ 48-70). Average stay varies; diagnostic work-up available for 30-90 days.

Ages: 11-18 years.
Cost: accepts insurance, school, cost-sharing; call to discuss fees.Will assist with trasnportation fees/needs.


Cardinal Cushing Centers

Michelle Markowitz
405 Washington St., Hanover, MA 02339
Phone: (781) 829-1205
Email: mmarkowitz@cushingcenters.org

Private, non-profit therapeutic special needs boarding school for children and young adults with autism and developmental disabilities.


Chileda Institute

1825 Victory St., LaCrosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 782-6480
Email: info@chileda.org

Primary focus on developmental disabilities, attachment disorders and behavioral challenges with specialization in autism and traumatic brain injury (dual issues such as cognitive and seizure disorder issues accepted).


Grove School Therapeutic Boarding School

175 Copse Road
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-2778

Specialty: eating disorder, psychiatric, behavioral, autism. Primary psychiatric and behavioral issues; offers transitions program; enrolls youth grades 7-12 on campus; do not accept conduct disorder, aggression or substance abuse issues. Average stay is 2 years.


Heartspring

Kristina Baker, director of admissions and outreach 
8700 East 29th Street
Wichita, KS 67226
(C): (316) 214-1132
(O): (316) 634-8874
email: kbaker@heartspring.org

The Heartspring School is a private, not-for-profit, residential and day school, serving students impacted by autism and other developmental disabilities from across the country and around the world. Most Heartspring students also display challenging behaviors that often interfere with their educational progress, as well as their home life and community integration.

Ages: 5-21 yrs.
Cost: Heartspring is a school with a residential program and, therefore, charges tuition and fees. The majority of the students who attend Heartspring are placed through the students’ IEP teams and funded by their local school district. Very few students qualify for funding through insurance providers. However, on a case-by-case basis, this may be possible. Some students have multiple agencies involved in the placement and in the funding (such as a school district, a child welfare agency, adoption subsidy, etc.). For some families, paying privately and/or outside financing may be an option. 


Heritage School

5600 N. Heritage School Dr.
Provo, UT 84604
(800) 433-9413
admissions@heritagertc.org

Residential treatment for neurodiverse adolescents (12-18 years) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental challenges. Our focus is on skills development using a neurological framework and a trauma-integrated approach.


Little Friends Center for Autism, Inc.

140 N. Wright St., Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: (630) 305-4196, ext. 3
Email: pboheme@lilfriends.com

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


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. 


Maryville Academy

Maryville Residential Treatment Center
Maryville St. George Program
1150 N. River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(630) 736-7451 (intake)

Specialty: psychiatric, behavioral, intellectual disabilities, self-harm, sexually acting out, autism, trauma. Multiple levels of care: moderate & severe; parenting & pregnancy teen DCFS ward section for those with children. Maryville also has inpatient psychiatric child, adolescent, young adult (18-22 years) & a deaf and hard of hearing program. Intake (847) 768-5347. Average stay is 12-18 months.

Ages: 12-21 years (males); 12-21 years (females).


Milestone, Inc.

4450 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford, IL 61103

Child: 815-639-9555

Adult: (815) 639-2955

Email: tjindrich@milestone-inc.org

Provides long-term care for children who have a diagnosis of a developmental disability serving children in CILA's and the entire state of Illinois for individuals 6-22 years. Cost: state and/or school funded; private pay available


National Deaf Academy

Deana Goldstein, CEO
19650 U.S. Highway 441
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Phone: (352) 735-9500

ISBE approved. Population served: male/female students with autism. Specialized program using the ABA and SCERTS model along with skill acquisition training. While the program serves individuals diagnosed with deafness and autism, they also serve those with normal hearing that are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Ages: 5-22 years
Accepts Illinois Medicaid
Wait list depends on the number of open beds available. For more information, contact Christina Hawkins at (804) 928-8863.


Northern Illinois Academy

998 Corporate Blvd., Aurora, IL 60502
Phone: (847) 391-8000

NIA is a resdiential treatment program for male and female children, teens and young adults ages 6-21. Has 4 core programs including Autism Spectrum Disorder Program, Multi-Needs Program (co-occurring psychiatric & developmental illnesses), Social Emotional Disabilities Program, and Independent Living Skills Track. Within NIA, there is an on-site therapeutic day school in which all of our instructors are special education teachers and licensed by the state of Illinois.


The Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago

Kristin Friesen
6245 S. Ingleside Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 420-2891

Coeducational residential treatment program for individuals with Asperger's disorder/high functioning autism.


Universal Health

Boulder Creek Academy
378 Emerson Lane
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
(877) 348-0848

Boulder Creek Academy specializes in working with adolescents 13-18, whose academic needs are not being met in traditional school, often making them feel socially disconnected, depressed or anxious.
Specialty: autism. Average stay is 12-24 months.

11-18 years.