Evaluations for Middle and High School Students with Autism

Evaluations for Middle and High School Students with Autism

Middle School

Augmentative Communication

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.


DynaVox Technologies & Mayer-Johnson

Rebecca Miller, MS, pediatric consultant
Home-based office. Please contact Miller via phone
(866) 396-2869, ext. 4073 (office)
(312) 622-8078 (cell)

Offers speech generating devices for individuals with speech and learning challenges. DynaVox is a communication resource that allows a person to select symbols, pictures, letters, words or phrases to generate oral communication. Some people actually develop the ability to use natural speech through using a device. For more information on communication challenges of autism.

Ages: birth and up.
Private and public insurance accepted.
Cost: depends on device. Approx. $300-$8,000.
No wait list. 2-5 week turnaround time to receive device.


Matt Baud 

Frankfort, IL
(708) 935-5188

Speech and Language Pathologist providing evaluations for speech and AAC needs.


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.


Technology and Language Center, Inc.

Jill E. Senner, PhD, CCC-SLP
(847) 682-1596
talcaac@gmail.com

Speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience working with children with complex communication needs.  She specializes in providing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) services for children who are unable to meet their communication needs using speech alone. 


WEE Speech, PC

Julie Levin, Speech Pathologist
8833 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 329-8226
Cook County
email: office@weespeech.com

Provides augmentative and alternative communication.

Ages: birth-18 years.
BCBS provider. Early intervention program.
No wait list.

Developmental Therapy Assessment

AFG Family Guidance Center

444 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, Illinois 60043
(847) 853-0234

Offers clinical services including psychiatric evaluations and medication management, psychological and developmental evaluations,  therapy (individual, family, and group  for individuals with developed verbal skills), and ADHD coaching. 

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Cawn/Krantz & Associates, Ltd.

Sherri Cawn, MA, CCC-SLP/L
605 Academy Drive, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 480-8890
Email: sherrislp@cawn-krantz.com

Developmental therapy (DT) focuses on integrating conceptual, motor, language, and social-emotional skills. DT is play-based and child-directed, delivered in a natural and functional setting by trained developmental therapists.


The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC

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

Licensed P.L.A.Y Project consultant based on the D.I.R./Floortime theory originated by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, MD.


Chicago Pediatric Therapy & Wellness Center, LLC

1739 N Elston Avenue. Chicago, IL 60642
Ph: (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.


Children’s Research Triangle

info@cr-triangle.org
(312) 726-4011
70 E Lake Street, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601

Provides individual, group and family therapy, along with developmental, medical & psychological evalurations. Visit their website for insurance and fees.


Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD

P.O. Box 544, Winnetka, IL 60093
Phone: (847) 446-1251
Email: techpsych@techpsychologist.com

Beckman provides developmental assessments with abled and disabled individuals and conducts in-depth evaluations for many disabilities, including low incidence and multiple handicaps.


Margret O'Reilly, Psy.D

600 N McClurg Court, Suite 3803, Chicago, IL 60611 
(708) 716-4744

Dr. O'Reilly specializes in treating individuals with medical illnesses, disabilities, learning and developmental disabilities, memory impairment, epilepsy, ADHD, and mood disorders. She has unique expertise in implementing art therapy interventions Dr. O'Reilly conducts comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to children and adults.


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.


Lumiere Children's Therapy

Lumiere Children's Therapy
811 W. Evergreen Ave., Suite 306, Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: (312) 242-1665
Email: info@lumierechild.com

Multidisciplinary pediatric therapy program located in Chicago that serves the developmental needs of children and their families. Services, both in-home and center-based, include ABA TherapySpeech TherapyOccupational TherapyPhysical Therapy, and Social Work. A therapeutic preschool programenrichment classes, and summer camps are also available.


Rush University Medical Center

Pediatric psychology
(312) 942-6656

Special interests and programs include: neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive assessment, neonatal neurobehavioral assessment, assessment of school readiness, learning disabilities, autism assessment, special procedures, intellectual assessment, neuropsychological assessment, brazelton neonatal neurobehavioral assessment and neurodevelopmental assessment for children ages 0-18.


Transitions Developmental Therapy, PC

Bianca D. Rodriguez, DT
225 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2505, Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: (708) 296-5990

Provides developmental assessment consultations (home or clinic-based).


Westside Children's Therapy

1725 S. Naperville Road - Suite 110, Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-509-4911
email: wheatonadmin@westsidechildrenstherapy.com

Offers a variety of therapies, including ABA, speech, feeding, physical, occupational therapy and counseling. Additionally, Westside offers diagnostic evaluation/testing and summer camp programming. 

Neurological Evaluations

Children's Memorial at Central DuPage Hospital

Division of Neurology
Leon G. Epstein, MD - Division Head
25 N. Winfield, Winfield, IL 60190
Phone: (630) 933-1600

Provides comprehensive neurological assessment and evaluation to determine diagnosis or provide follow-up testing.


Elmhurst Center for Health

Pediatric Neurology
1200 S. York Road, Suite 4150, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Phone: (630) 530-5577

Provides comprehensive neurological assessments and follow-up testing.


Loyola University Health System

Pediatric & Adult Neurology

Jorge Asconapé, MD
2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, IL 60153
(708) 216-3519

Provides comprehensive neurological assessment and evaluation to determine diagnosis or provide follow-up testing.
Additional location in Oakbrook Terrace, IL


Lurie Children's Hospital

Division of Neurology
Outpatient Center
225 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (800) 543-7362

Provides comprehensive neurological assessments and follow-up testing.


Neurotech

1821 Walden Office Square, Suite 447, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (866) 374-7648 (toll free)
Phone: (262) 754-0809 (main office)
Email: info@neurotecheeg.com

Neurotech specializes in conducting home-based EEG studies. A 24-hour EEG or longer (Ambulatory EEG) is the preferred method to properly diagnose seizure activity and frequency.


NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital

Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Kent Kelley, MD
2150 Pfingsten Road, Third Floor, Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: (847) 570-2577

Provides comprehensive neurological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.


NorthShore University HealthSystem

Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Pediatric & Adult Providers

Adult: Jaishree T. Narayanan, M.D.
1000 Central Street, Suite 615, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 570-2577

Provides comprehensive neurological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.


Rush University Medical Center

Peter Heydemann, MD
Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD
1725 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-4036

Provides comprehensive neurological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.


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.

Psychiatric Assessment

Advanced Behavioral Health Services

Drs. Petrit Ndrio (Children and Adults) and Adreianne Zhubi (Adults)
1952 McDowell Road Suite 305
Naperville, Illinois 60563 
630-689-1022

Offers individual psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management services to individuals on with ASD, as well as other conditions. 


Advocate Christ Medical Center

Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital
1835 Dixie Highway, Suite 100, Flossmoor, IL 60422
Phone: (708) 799-8384

Comprehensive diagnostic assessments and evaluations including measures to assess for autism and other emotional/behavioral disorders, cognitive functioning, language skills and personality.


AFG Family Guidance Center

444 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, Illinois 60043
(847) 853-0234

Offers clinical services including psychiatric evaluations and medication management, psychological and developmental evaluations,  therapy (individual, family, and group  for individuals with developed verbal skills), and ADHD coaching. 

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Autism Assessment, Research & Treatment Services (AARTS) Center

Rush University Medical Center
1645 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 603, Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-0819

Provides diagnostic assessments and medication management for autism spectrum disorders and other psychiatric conditions for individuals from early childhood through adults with our team of licensed psychiatrists and psychologists.


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.


Bob Rosenfeld, MD

801 Skokie Blvd Suite 212, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 564-1131

Provides comprehensive diagnostic assessments.


Catherine Jaselskis, MD

950 Skokie Blvd Suite 305, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 559-0609

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.


Chicago Child Psychiatry Associates

Amer Smajkic, MD
233 E. Erie, Suite 802, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 893-5701
Email: asmajkic@mac.com

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.


Christopher Womack, MD

3 Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 150, Vernon Hills, 60061
Phone: (847) 918-8282, x. 0

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, assessment and medication management services for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.


Family Behavioral Health

Matthew Parvin, MD
13246 S. Route 59 Suite 100, Plainfield, IL 60586
Phone: (815) 254-7400

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.


The Kulkarni Group

Dr. Robert Kulkarni         
4580 Weaver Parkway, Suite 204 Warrenville, IL 60555
630-473-3970 Office

Offers individual and family psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management services to individuals on with ASD, as well as other conditions. 


Linden Oaks Behavioral Health (Edward-Elmhurst Health)

Three Locations:
Naperville: 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

Mokena: 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

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.


Loyola University Medical Center

Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology
Dr. Mary Lou Gutierrez

Locations in Maywood, Burr Ridge, and Oak Brook
(708) 216-6200

Loyola’s specialists provide diagnostic assessment, therapy, psychopharmacological evaluations and medication management to treat a wide variety of conditions.

Ages: birth to 18 yrs.


Lurie Children's Hospital 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
2300 Children’s Plaza
Chicago, IL 60614
(800) KIDSDOC
Cook County
e-mail: KIDSDOC@childrensmemorial.org

Provides diagnostic assessments.

Ages: 7 years and up.
Private and public insurance accepted with referral.
Six-month wait list is typical.


Dr. Mohammad F Ilyas

1441 E 84th Pl., Merrillville, IN 46410 

1409 E 84th Pl., Merrillville, IN 46410 

2024 Hickory Rd Ste 104, Homewood, IL 60430 

(708) 647-9906

Provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management to childen, teens and adults with ASD in the South Suburbs and NW Indiana. 


Michael Feld, MD 

666 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 400-5806

Provides medication management services.


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
Phone: (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.


Paula Gewarges, D.O.

2285 Sequoia Drive, Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 906-5120

Provides evaluation and medication management for a variety of needs including autism.


The Prairie Clinic

Dr. Angel Heredia 
(630) 845-9644
1541 E Fabyan Parkway, Ste.101 Geneva, IL 60134

The Prairie Clinic provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management and dianostic evaluation to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Group therapy is also available for children ages 6-17.


Shifa Therapeutics LLC

201 Houston St., Suite 200A, Batavia, IL 60510 
Dr. Muhammad Azhar, M.D.; Maricela Perez, ANP
(630) 756-2905

Offers medication management services to all ages in English and Spanish. 


University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience - Psychiatry

Evaluation (Diagnositic evaluation and/or Medication Evaluation)

Karam Radwan, MD

Patients and their families are seen to offer a comprehensive evaluation and treatment of a complete range of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. Referrals are made to a medication clinic or psychotherapy clinic as appropriate.

Emergency Consulation 

Khalid Afzal, MD MBBS

Patients in the Comer and Mitchell Emergency Departments and emergency consultations in the University of Chicago hospitals may page #4698 during the day or #7032 after hours or on the weekend to obtain emergency psychiatric services.


The University of Illinois at Chicago

Department of Psychiatry, Center for Cognitive Medicine
912 S. Wood St., Eighth Floor, Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-6139

Provides evaluation and treatment of psychiatric, cognitive, memory, and behavioral problems that can occur following or as part of neurological and medical diseases. Provides evaluation, medication management, medical services for children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder.


University of Illinois Institute for Juvenile Research

1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 413-1490

Multidisciplinary, comprehensive evaluations conducted in English and Spanish for children and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability.


University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic

1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 413-1490 (pediatric)
Phone: (312) 413-1822 (adults)

Multidisciplinary, comprehensive evaluations conducted in English and Spanish for children and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability.


Uptown Psych

Ronald Rempfer, Psychiatrist, MD
4753 N Broadway St., 900 Chicago, Illinois 60640 
(872) 241-1320

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. 


Walker Clarity Centre Ltd.

D’Loreyn Walker MD
1100 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 143, Oak Brook, IL 
331-254-4188

Specializes in serving children, youths, and adults with complex psychiatric presentations, medication regimens, or comorbid medical conditions.


Wellspring Clinical Associates

Thomas Dimatteo, MD
Soo Lee, MD
5950 State Route 53, Unit W, Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: (630) 541-8930

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, assessments, and medication management services for children and adults on the autism spectrum.

Psychological Testing

Advanced Behavioral Solutions

2060 E. Algonquin Road Suite 720, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (847) 496-4693
Email: help@advancedbehavioralsolutions.com

Provides comprehensive psychological evaluations to help make a diagnosis and guide in treatment and service planning. They provide recommendations for school and home environments.


Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital

Pediatric Nueropsychology Service Department
Kris Umfress, PhD
Courtney Dirksen, PhD
1675 Dempster St., Y2108, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: (847) 723-6192

Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.


AFG Family Guidance Center

444 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, Illinois 60043
(847) 853-0234

Offers clinical services including psychiatric evaluations and medication management, psychological and developmental evaluations,  therapy (individual, family, and group  for individuals with developed verbal skills), and ADHD coaching. 

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Alexian Brothers Neuroscience Institute

Amy V. Davis, PhD, ABPP-CN
Jill Dorflinger, PhD

800 Biesterfield Road, Suite 610, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847-981-3630

Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children presenting with difficulties in learning, attention, behavior, socialization, and emotional control.


Autism Assessment, Research & Treatment Services (AARTS) Center

Rush University Medical Center
1645 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 603, Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-0819

Provides diagnostic assessments and medication management for autism spectrum disorders and other psychiatric conditions for individuals from early childhood through adults with our team of licensed psychiatrists and psychologists.


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.


Autism Services Group

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

The Autism Diagnostic Clinic consists of a multi-disciplinary team that provides a comprehensive evaluation examining all areas of function related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and a medical diagnosis, if present.


BrainTree Neuropsychological Services

Mona Stepansky, PhD, ABPP-CN and Courtenay Ainsworth, PhD
Pediatric neuropsychologists
1101 Lake St., Suite 306, Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 445-3771
monastepansky@gmail.com

Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations that will render a diagnosis of autism and/or common differential diagnoses.


Brighthouse Diagnostics and Treatment Center

2919 N. Southport Ave., Unit 1 Chicago, IL 60657
773-799-8939
sairakhan@brighthousecenter.com
aprilhall@brighthousecenter.com

Brighthouse provides specialized services to individuals between the ages of 2 and 18 who present with neurodevelopmental, social-emotinal, and behavioral challenges. Services include diagnostic evaluations, individual psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, speech therapy, social skills groups and parent workshops. Bilingual (Eng/Spanish) providers. 


Caravel Autism Health

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

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


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
16W241 S. Frontage Road, Suite 35, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone: (630) 468-2342
Email: alobel@thecenterforhopeandhealing.com

Certified to administer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS).


Chicago Neurodevelopmental Center

Drs. Anne Howard, Andrea Victor, & Rachel Tercek
601 Skokie Blvd. Suite 203, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 272-2484

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for children with neurobehavioral challenges including autism spectrum disorder, attention deficits, learning disorders, and social-emotional challenges.


Children’s Research Triangle

info@cr-triangle.org
(312) 726-4011
70 E Lake Street, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601

Provides individual, group and family therapy, along with developmental, medical & psychological evalurations. Visit their website for insurance and fees.


Christine E. Fitzgerald, PhD, NCSP, LCPC

Serving counties: Kane, McHenry, Lake, DuPage, Cook and Will.
Phone: (877) 947-7924

Provides comprehensive diagnostic and evaluation services. Home- or community-based assessments.


Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C.

Michael J. Frey, PhD
3233 N. Arlington Heights Road Suite 208, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: (847) 632-0334
Email: shrinkcps@aol.com

Provides diagnostic assessment and testing based on individual patient needs.


Edgewood Clinical Services, LLC

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

Provides assessments for developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders.


Hoover & Associates

16325 S. Harlem Ave., Suite 200, Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: (708) 429-6999

Counseling and psychological services (insert link to services page) covering a wide variety of mental health concerns.


Innovative Psychotherapy Solutions (IPS)

Michael "Dr. Mike" Mihajlovic, PsyD
550 Frontage Road #3535, Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: (224) 326-0118
Email: 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 in-depth evaluations, testing and scoring for many disabilities, including low incidence and multiple handicaps.


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.


Jewish Child and Family Services

Elaine Kersten
255 Revere Drive, Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 412-4379

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations including measures to assess for autism, cognitive functioning and language skills.


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.


Margret O'Reilly, Psy.D

600 N McClurg Court, Suite 3803, Chicago, IL 60611 
(708) 716-4744

Dr. O'Reilly specializes in treating individuals with medical illnesses, disabilities, learning and developmental disabilities, memory impairment, epilepsy, ADHD, and mood disorders. She has unique expertise in implementing art therapy interventions Dr. O'Reilly conducts comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to children and adults.


Michael S. Appleby, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist
211 W. Chicago Ave., Suite 211, Hinsdale, IL 60521
Phone: (630) 323-0211

Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations including memory, attention, perception, coordination, language and personality.


Neuropsychology Diagnostic Center for Autism and Related Disorders

Valerie Scaramella-Nowinski, PsyD
16001 S. 108th Ave. Suite B, Orland Park, IL 60467
Phone: (708) 403-9000
Email: ndcbrain@gmail.com

Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations including measures to assess for autism and other emotional/behavioral disorders, cognitive functioning, language skills and personality.


Nichole Dawson, PhD

Pediatric neuropsychologist
40 S. Clay St. Suite 204W, Hinsdale, IL 60521
Phone: (630) 789-0423

Provides pediatric neuropsychological evaluations.


Northwest Behavioral Health Services

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

Christopher Watson, PhD

Peter Dodzik, PhD

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. 


Nowell and Associates Counseling Firm

Nefertiti L. Nowell, PhD
1813 North Mill Street, Suite B, Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: (630) 428-2344
Email: info@nowellandassociates.com

Provides assessments and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.


The Prairie Clinic

Dr. Angel Heredia 
(630) 845-9644
1541 E Fabyan Parkway, Ste.101 Geneva, IL 60134

The Prairie Clinic provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management and dianostic evaluation to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Group therapy is also available for children ages 6-17.


Rachel Loftin, PhD

180 North Michigan Avenue in 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.


Rush NeuroBehavioral Center

4711 Golf Rd. Suite 1100, Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 933-9339
Email: info@rnbc.org

RNBC is known for providing extremely thorough and accurate assessments. We provide Neuropsychological, Psychological, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and Speech-Language Assessments. Bi-lingual therapy services offered (Spanish).


Rush University Medical Center

Pediatric psychology
(312) 942-6656

Special interests and programs include: neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive assessment, neonatal neurobehavioral assessment, assessment of school readiness, learning disabilities, autism assessment, special procedures, intellectual assessment, neuropsychological assessment, brazelton neonatal neurobehavioral assessment and neurodevelopmental assessment for children ages 0-18.


Ruth Kraus, PhD 

950 Skokie Blvd., Suite 305, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 559-0595

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.


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.


SociAbility

Genevieve Thorton, PsyD
899 Skokie Blvd., Suite 204, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 559-3240

Provides assessments and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.


Thomson Memory Center

Locations throughout Chicagoland and the Twin Cities, including Barrington, Algonquin, Chicago,  Deerfield, Hoffman Estates, Oak Brook, Park Ridge, St. Charles, Lake Elmo (MN), and Roseville (MN).

847-469-7537

Thomson is committed to providing a full circle understanding of brain-behavior relationships and neuropsychological disorders through comprehensive evaluation, detailed results and tailored treatment. Our mission is to provide scientifically-proven diagnostic clarity to patients of all ages, in an environment of exceptional customer service and support.


Trinity Services Autism and Family Resource Center

Katie Decker
13318 W. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL 60451
Phone: (815) 462-4273
Email: kdecker@trinity-services.org

Provides a two day comprehensive diagnostic testing to help families understand their child’s strengths and deficits and will assist in future planning.


University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Juvenile Research

Lana Roth, LCSW
1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 413-4624

Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations including measures to assess autism, cognitive functioning and language skills.


University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic

1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 103, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 413-1490

Multidisciplinary, comprehensive evaluations conducted in English and Spanish.

Reading and Comprehension

Chicago Reading and Dyslexia Center

Kim Ainis
180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2411
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 360-0805
Cook County
e-mail: kim@dyslexiachicago.com

Adults and children learn tools to overcome problems with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and ADD/ADHD and related struggles with focusing, reading, writing, math, coordination and organization. The Davis programs help clients use their abilities to overcome their challenges.  All the Davis programs are one-on-one and intensive (generally 30 hours per week). Ms. Ainis is also a licensed Davis Autism Approach provider. Learn more.

Ages: 8 and up.
Cost: depends on individual needs.


Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

Sierra Skelton, Center Director
137 N. Oak Park Ave. Suite 212, Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone: (708) 660-1860
E-mail: chicago.center@lindamoodbell.com

Lindamood-Bell builds the imagery-language foundation to teach students to read and comprehend to their potential.


Lowry & Associates, Couseling & Education Services

115 South Marion Street Oak Park, IL 60302

Educational Services: 708-712-6213

Counseling Services: 708-337-0799

Lowry.and.assoc@gmail.com

Provides individual therapy and educational services, including tutoring, advocacy and learning assessments.

High School

Augmentative Communication

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.


DynaVox Technologies & Mayer-Johnson

Rebecca Miller, MS, pediatric consultant
Home-based office. Please contact Miller via phone
(866) 396-2869, ext. 4073 (office)
(312) 622-8078 (cell)

Offers speech generating devices for individuals with speech and learning challenges. DynaVox is a communication resource that allows a person to select symbols, pictures, letters, words or phrases to generate oral communication. Some people actually develop the ability to use natural speech through using a device. For more information on communication challenges of autism.

Ages: birth and up.
Private and public insurance accepted.
Cost: depends on device. Approx. $300-$8,000.
No wait list. 2-5 week turnaround time to receive device.


Matt Baud 

Frankfort, IL
(708) 935-5188

Speech and Language Pathologist providing evaluations for speech and AAC needs.


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.


Technology and Language Center, Inc.

Jill E. Senner, PhD, CCC-SLP
(847) 682-1596
talcaac@gmail.com

Speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience working with children with complex communication needs.  She specializes in providing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and assistive technology (AT) services for children who are unable to meet their communication needs using speech alone. 


WEE Speech, PC

Julie Levin, Speech Pathologist
8833 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 329-8226
Cook County
email: office@weespeech.com

Provides augmentative and alternative communication.

Ages: birth-18 years.
BCBS provider. Early intervention program.
No wait list.

Developmental Therapy Assessment

AFG Family Guidance Center

444 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, Illinois 60043
(847) 853-0234

Offers clinical services including psychiatric evaluations and medication management, psychological and developmental evaluations,  therapy (individual, family, and group  for individuals with developed verbal skills), and ADHD coaching. 

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The Center for Hope & Healing, LLC

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

Licensed P.L.A.Y Project consultant based on the D.I.R./Floortime theory originated by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, MD.


Children’s Research Triangle

info@cr-triangle.org
(312) 726-4011
70 E Lake Street, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601

Provides individual, group and family therapy, along with developmental, medical & psychological evalurations. Visit their website for insurance and fees.


Jeanne D. Beckman, PhD

P.O. Box 544, Winnetka, IL 60093
Phone: (847) 446-1251
Email: techpsych@techpsychologist.com

Beckman provides developmental assessments with abled and disabled individuals and conducts in-depth evaluations for many disabilities, including low incidence and multiple handicaps.


Margret O'Reilly, Psy.D

600 N McClurg Court, Suite 3803, Chicago, IL 60611 
(708) 716-4744

Dr. O'Reilly specializes in treating individuals with medical illnesses, disabilities, learning and developmental disabilities, memory impairment, epilepsy, ADHD, and mood disorders. She has unique expertise in implementing art therapy interventions Dr. O'Reilly conducts comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to children and adults.


Transitions Developmental Therapy, PC

Bianca D. Rodriguez, DT
225 Enterprise Drive, Suite 2505, Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: (708) 296-5990

Provides developmental assessment consultations (home or clinic-based).


Westside Children's Therapy

1725 S. Naperville Road - Suite 110, Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-509-4911
email: wheatonadmin@westsidechildrenstherapy.com

Offers a variety of therapies, including ABA, speech, feeding, physical, occupational therapy and counseling. Additionally, Westside offers diagnostic evaluation/testing and summer camp programming. 

Neurological Evaluations

Children's Memorial at Central DuPage Hospital

Division of Neurology
Leon G. Epstein, MD - Division Head
25 N. Winfield, Winfield, IL 60190
Phone: (630) 933-1600

Provides comprehensive neurological assessment and evaluation to determine diagnosis or provide follow-up testing.


Elmhurst Center for Health

Pediatric Neurology
1200 S. York Road, Suite 4150, Elmhurst, IL 60126
Phone: (630) 530-5577

Provides comprehensive neurological assessments and follow-up testing.


Loyola University Health System

Pediatric & Adult Neurology

Jorge Asconapé, MD
2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, IL 60153
(708) 216-3519

Provides comprehensive neurological assessment and evaluation to determine diagnosis or provide follow-up testing.
Additional location in Oakbrook Terrace, IL


Lurie Children's Hospital

Division of Neurology
Outpatient Center
225 E. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (800) 543-7362

Provides comprehensive neurological assessments and follow-up testing.


Neurotech

1821 Walden Office Square, Suite 447, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: (866) 374-7648 (toll free)
Phone: (262) 754-0809 (main office)
Email: info@neurotecheeg.com

Neurotech specializes in conducting home-based EEG studies. A 24-hour EEG or longer (Ambulatory EEG) is the preferred method to properly diagnose seizure activity and frequency.


NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital

Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Kent Kelley, MD
2150 Pfingsten Road, Third Floor, Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: (847) 570-2577

Provides comprehensive neurological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.


NorthShore University HealthSystem

Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Pediatric & Adult Providers

Adult: Jaishree T. Narayanan, M.D.
1000 Central Street, Suite 615, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 570-2577

Provides comprehensive neurological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.


Rush University Medical Center

Peter Heydemann, MD
Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD
1725 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-4036

Provides comprehensive neurological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.


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.

Psychiatric Assessment

ACCESS at Anixter Center

2020 N. Clybourn Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 404-5277

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 Health Services

Drs. Petrit Ndrio (Children and Adults) and Adreianne Zhubi (Adults)
1952 McDowell Road Suite 305
Naperville, Illinois 60563 
630-689-1022

Offers individual psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management services to individuals on with ASD, as well as other conditions. 


Advocate Christ Medical Center

Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital
1835 Dixie Highway, Suite 100, Flossmoor, IL 60422
Phone: (708) 799-8384

Comprehensive diagnostic assessments and evaluations including measures to assess for autism and other emotional/behavioral disorders, cognitive functioning, language skills and personality.


AFG Family Guidance Center

444 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, Illinois 60043
(847) 853-0234

Offers clinical services including psychiatric evaluations and medication management, psychological and developmental evaluations,  therapy (individual, family, and group  for individuals with developed verbal skills), and ADHD coaching. 

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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 Assessment, Research & Treatment Services (AARTS) Center

Rush University Medical Center
1645 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 603, Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-0819

Provides diagnostic assessments and medication management for autism spectrum disorders and other psychiatric conditions for individuals from early childhood through adults with our team of licensed psychiatrists and psychologists.


Bob Rosenfeld, MD

801 Skokie Blvd Suite 212, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 564-1131

Provides comprehensive diagnostic assessments.


Catherine Jaselskis, MD

950 Skokie Blvd Suite 305, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 559-0609

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.


Chicago Child Psychiatry Associates

Amer Smajkic, MD
233 E. Erie, Suite 802, Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 893-5701
Email: asmajkic@mac.com

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.


Christopher Womack, MD

3 Hawthorn Parkway, Suite 150, Vernon Hills, 60061
Phone: (847) 918-8282, x. 0

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, assessment and medication management services for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.


Dr. Mohammad F Ilyas

1441 E 84th Pl., Merrillville, IN 46410 

1409 E 84th Pl., Merrillville, IN 46410 

2024 Hickory Rd Ste 104, Homewood, IL 60430 

(708) 647-9906

Provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management to childen, teens and adults with ASD in the South Suburbs and NW Indiana. 


Evanston Northwestern Healthcare 

Benjamin Shain, MD, PhD
718 Glenview Rd.
Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 480-2691
Lake County

Provides diagnostic assessments.

Private and public insurance accepted.
No wait list.


Family Behavioral Health 

Matthew Parvin, MD
13246 S. Route 59 Suite 100, Plainfield, IL 60586
Phone: (815) 254-7400

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.


The Kulkarni Group 

Dr. Robert Kulkarni         
4580 Weaver Parkway, Suite 204 Warrenville, IL 60555
630-473-3970 Office

Offers individual and family psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management services to individuals on with ASD, as well as other conditions. 


Linden Oaks Behavioral Health (Edward-Elmhurst Health)

Three Locations:
Naperville: 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

Mokena: 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

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.


Loyola University Medical Center

Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology
Dr. Mary Lou Gutierrez
Locations in Maywood, Burr Ridge, and Oak Brook
(708) 216-6200

Loyola’s specialists provide diagnostic assessment, therapy, psychopharmacological evaluations and medication management to treat a wide variety of conditions.

Ages: birth to 18 yrs.


Lurie Children's Hospital 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
2300 Children’s Plaza
Chicago, IL 60614
(800) KIDSDOC
Cook County
e-mail: KIDSDOC@childrensmemorial.org

Provides diagnostic assessments.

Ages: 7 years and up.
Private and public insurance accepted with referral.
Six-month wait list is typical.


Michael Feld, MD 

666 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 400-5806

Provides medication management services.


Paula Gewarges, D.O.

2285 Sequoia Drive, Aurora, Illinois 60506
Phone: (630) 906-5120

Provides evaluation and medication management for a variety of needs including autism.


The Prairie Clinic

Dr. Angel Heredia 

(630) 845-9644

1541 E Fabyan Parkway, Ste.101 Geneva, IL 60134

The Prairie Clinic provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management and dianostic evaluation to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Group therapy is also available for children ages 6-17.


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
Phone: (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.


Shifa Therapeutics LLC

201 Houston St., Suite 200A, Batavia, IL 60510 
Dr. Muhammad Azhar, M.D.; Maricela Perez, ANP
(630) 756-2905

Offers medication management services to all ages in English and Spanish. 


University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience - Psychiatry

Evaluation (Diagnositic evaluation and/or Medication Evaluation)

Karam Radwan, MD

Patients and their families are seen to offer a comprehensive evaluation and treatment of a complete range of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. Referrals are made to a medication clinic or psychotherapy clinic as appropriate.

Emergency Consulation 

Khalid Afzal, MD MBBS

Patients in the Comer and Mitchell Emergency Departments and emergency consultations in the University of Chicago hospitals may page #4698 during the day or #7032 after hours or on the weekend to obtain emergency psychiatric services.


The University of Illinois at Chicago

Department of Psychiatry, Center for Cognitive Medicine
912 S. Wood St., Eighth Floor, Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 996-6139

Provides evaluation and treatment of psychiatric, cognitive, memory, and behavioral problems that can occur following or as part of neurological and medical diseases. Provides evaluation, medication management, medical services for children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder.


University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic

1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 413-1490 (pediatric)
Phone: (312) 413-1822 (adults)

Multidisciplinary, comprehensive evaluations conducted in English and Spanish for children and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability.


University of Illinois Institute for Juvenile Research

1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 413-1490

Multidisciplinary, comprehensive evaluations conducted in English and Spanish for children and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability.


Uptown Psych

Ronald Rempfer, Psychiatrist, MD
4753 N Broadway St., 900 Chicago, Illinois 60640 
(872) 241-1320

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. 


Walker Clarity Centre Ltd.

D’Loreyn Walker MD
1100 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 143, Oak Brook, IL 
331-254-4188

Specializes in serving children, youths, and adults with complex psychiatric presentations, medication regimens, or comorbid medical conditions.


Wellspring Clinical Associates

Thomas Dimatteo, MD
Soo Lee, MD
5950 State Route 53, Unit W, Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: (630) 541-8930

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, assessments, and medication management services for children and adults on the autism spectrum.

Psychological Testing

ACCESS at Anixter Center

2020 N. Clybourn Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 404-5277

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
Phone: (847) 496-4693
Email: help@advancedbehavioralsolutions.com

Provides comprehensive psychological evaluations to help make a diagnosis and guide in treatment and service planning. They provide recommendations for school and home environments.


Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Pediatric and Adult Neuropsychology Service Dept.
Kris Umfress, PhD
1675 Dempster St., 62108 Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 723-6192

Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to determine diagnosis and follow-up testing.

Ages: 3-18 years.


AFG Family Guidance Center

444 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, Illinois 60043
(847) 853-0234

Offers clinical services including psychiatric evaluations and medication management, psychological and developmental evaluations,  therapy (individual, family, and group  for individuals with developed verbal skills), and ADHD coaching. 

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Alexian Brothers Neuroscience Institute

Amy V. Davis, PhD, ABPP-CN
Jill Dorflinger, PhD

800 Biesterfield Road, Suite 610, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847-981-3630

Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children presenting with difficulties in learning, attention, behavior, socialization, and emotional control.


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.


Autism Services Group

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

The Autism Diagnostic Clinic consists of a multi-disciplinary team that provides a comprehensive evaluation examining all areas of function related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and a medical diagnosis, if present.


BrainTree Neuropsychological Services

Mona Stepansky, PhD, ABPP-CN and Courtenay Ainsworth, PhD
Pediatric neuropsychologists
1101 Lake St., Suite 306, Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 445-3771
monastepansky@gmail.com

Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations that will render a diagnosis of autism and/or common differential diagnoses.


Brighthouse Diagnostics and Treatment Center

2919 N. Southport Ave., Unit 1 Chicago, IL 60657
773-799-8939
sairakhan@brighthousecenter.com
aprilhall@brighthousecenter.com

Brighthouse provides specialized services to individuals between the ages of 2 and 18 who present with neurodevelopmental, social-emotinal, and behavioral challenges. Services include diagnostic evaluations, individual psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, speech therapy, social skills groups and parent workshops. Bilingual (Eng/Spanish) providers. 


Caravel Autism Health

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

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


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
16W241 S. Frontage Road, Suite 35, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone: (630) 468-2342
Email: alobel@thecenterforhopeandhealing.com

Certified to administer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS).


Chicago Neurodevelopmental Center

Drs. Anne Howard, Andrea Victor, & Rachel Tercek
601 Skokie Blvd. Suite 203, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 272-2484

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for children with neurobehavioral challenges including autism spectrum disorder, attention deficits, learning disorders, and social-emotional challenges.


Children’s Research Triangle

info@cr-triangle.org
(312) 726-4011
70 E Lake Street, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601

Provides individual, group and family therapy, along with developmental, medical & psychological evalurations. Visit their website for insurance and fees.


Christine E. Fitzgerald, PhD, NCSP, LCPC

Serving counties: Kane, McHenry, Lake, DuPage, Cook and Will.
Phone: (877) 947-7924

Provides comprehensive diagnostic and evaluation services. Home- or community-based assessments.


Comprehensive Psychological Services, P.C.

Michael J. Frey, PhD
3233 N. Arlington Heights Road Suite 208, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: (847) 632-0334
Email: shrinkcps@aol.com

Provides diagnostic assessment and testing based on individual patient needs.


Edgewood Clinical Services, LLC

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

Provides assessments for developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders.


Hoover & Associates

16325 S. Harlem Ave., Suite 200, Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: (708) 429-6999

Counseling and psychological services (insert link to services page) covering a wide variety of mental health concerns.


Innovative Psychotherapy Solutions (IPS)

Michael "Dr. Mike" Mihajlovic, PsyD
550 Frontage Road #3535, Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: (224) 326-0118
Email: 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 in-depth evaluations, testing and scoring for many disabilities, including low incidence and multiple handicaps.


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.


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.


Margret O'Reilly, Psy.D

600 N McClurg Court, Suite 3803, Chicago, IL 60611 
(708) 716-4744

Dr. O'Reilly specializes in treating individuals with medical illnesses, disabilities, learning and developmental disabilities, memory impairment, epilepsy, ADHD, and mood disorders. She has unique expertise in implementing art therapy interventions Dr. O'Reilly conducts comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations to children and adults.


Michael S. Appleby, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist
211 W. Chicago Ave., Suite 211, Hinsdale, IL 60521
Phone: (630) 323-0211

Provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations including memory, attention, perception, coordination, language and personality.


Neuropsychology Diagnostic Center for Autism and Related Disorders

Valerie Scaramella-Nowinski, PsyD
16001 S. 108th Ave. Suite B, Orland Park, IL 60467
Phone: (708) 403-9000
Email: ndcbrain@gmail.com

Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations including measures to assess for autism and other emotional/behavioral disorders, cognitive functioning, language skills and personality.


Nichole Dawson, PhD

Pediatric neuropsychologist
40 S. Clay St., Suite 204W, Hinsdale, IL 60521
Phone: (630) 789-0423, ext. 1
Email: 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

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

Christopher Watson, PhD

Peter Dodzik, PhD

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. 


Nowell and Associates Counseling Firm

Nefertiti L. Nowell, PhD
1813 North Mill Street, Suite B, Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: (630) 428-2344
Email: info@nowellandassociates.com

Provides assessments and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.


The Prairie Clinic

Dr. Angel Heredia 
(630) 845-9644
1541 E Fabyan Parkway, Ste.101 Geneva, IL 60134

The Prairie Clinic provides psychiatric evaluation and medication management and dianostic evaluation to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Group therapy is also available for children ages 6-17.


Rachel Loftin, PhD

180 North Michigan Avenue in 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.


Rush NeuroBehavioral Center

4711 Golf Rd. Suite 1100, Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 933-9339
Email: info@rnbc.org

RNBC is known for providing extremely thorough and accurate assessments. We provide Neuropsychological, Psychological, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and Speech-Language Assessments. 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

Provides comprehensive evaluations for autism spectrum disorder and other psychiatric conditions for individuals from early childhood through adults.


Rush University Medical Center

Pediatric psychology
(312) 942-6656

Special interests and programs include: neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive assessment, neonatal neurobehavioral assessment, assessment of school readiness, learning disabilities, autism assessment, special procedures, intellectual assessment, neuropsychological assessment, brazelton neonatal neurobehavioral assessment and neurodevelopmental assessment for children ages 0-18.


Ruth Kraus, PhD 

950 Skokie Blvd., Suite 305, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 559-0595

Provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and assessments for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum.


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.


SociAbility

Genevieve Thorton, PsyD
899 Skokie Blvd., Suite 204, Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 559-3240

Provides assessments and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.


Thomson Memory Center

Locations throughout Chicagoland and the Twin Cities, including Barrington, Algonquin, Chicago,  Deerfield, Hoffman Estates, Oak Brook, Park Ridge, St. Charles, Lake Elmo (MN), and Roseville (MN).

847-469-7537

Thomson is committed to providing a full circle understanding of brain-behavior relationships and neuropsychological disorders through comprehensive evaluation, detailed results and tailored treatment. Our mission is to provide scientifically-proven diagnostic clarity to patients of all ages, in an environment of exceptional customer service and support.


Trinity Services Autism and Family Resource Center

Katie Decker
13318 W. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL 60451
Phone: (815) 462-4273
Email: kdecker@trinity-services.org

Provides a two day comprehensive diagnostic testing to help families understand their child’s strengths and deficits and will assist in future planning.


University of Illinois at Chicago Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic

1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 103, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 413-1490

Multidisciplinary, comprehensive evaluations conducted in English and Spanish.


University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Juvenile Research

Lana Roth, LCSW
1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (312) 413-4624

Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations including measures to assess autism, cognitive functioning and language skills.

Reading and Comprehension

Chicago Reading and Dyslexia Center

Kim Ainis
180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2411
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 360-0805
Cook County
e-mail: kim@dyslexiachicago.com

Adults and children learn tools to overcome problems with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and ADD/ADHD and related struggles with focusing, reading, writing, math, coordination and organization. The Davis programs help clients use their abilities to overcome their challenges.  All the Davis programs are one-on-one and intensive (generally 30 hours per week). Ms. Ainis is also a licensed Davis Autism Approach provider. Learn more.

Ages: 8 and up.
Cost: depends on individual needs.


Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

Sierra Skelton, Center Director
137 N. Oak Park Ave. Suite 212, Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone: (708) 660-1860
E-mail: chicago.center@lindamoodbell.com

Lindamood-Bell builds the imagery-language foundation to teach students to read and comprehend to their potential.


Lowry & Associates, Couseling & Education Services

115 South Marion Street Oak Park, IL 60302

Educational Services: 708-712-6213

Counseling Services: 708-337-0799

Lowry.and.assoc@gmail.com

Provides individual therapy and educational services, including tutoring, advocacy and learning assessments.