LGBTQ+ Resources for Middle and High School Students with Autism

Middle School

Endocrinologists

Lurie's Children's Hospital

Gender Development Program
225 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 
1.800.543.7362

Provides medical and behavioral health including Pubertal Suppression Therapy, Menstrual Suppression, Hormone Therapy (Masculinizing), Hormone Therapy (Feminizing), Fertility Preservation and Gender-Affirming Surgery Referrals.
Click here to download Lurie's gender affirming roadmap.

Primary Care

Howard Brown Youth Center

773.388.1600 ext: 9
Broadway Youth Center: 4009 N. Broadway
Broadway Youth Center at The Lot: 4455 N. Broadway
Triple S – Southside Safe Space: 2747 W. 79th.

Provides sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV/STI screening, Primary care services, including gender-affirming hormone therapy, PrEP, pregnancy tests, birth control options, vaccines, psychiatry, and basic needs , One-on-one assistance signing up for health insurance, GED program, high school and college tutoring, or college application and scholarship assistance and mental wellness support.

Psychotherapy

Lurie's Children's Hospital

Gender Development Program
225 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 
1.800.543.7362

Provides medical and behavioral health including Pubertal Suppression Therapy, Menstrual Suppression, Hormone Therapy (Masculinizing), Hormone Therapy (Feminizing), Fertility Preservation and Gender-Affirming Surgery Referrals.
Click here to download Lurie's gender affirming roadmap.

Psychiatry

LGBTQ Mental Health Clinic at Rush

1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612
LGBTQmentalhealth@rush.edu
(312) 563-0571

Provides medication evaluation and management and individual/family therapy

Support Groups

Lurie's Children's Hospital

Gender Development Program
225 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 
1.800.543.7362

Provides medical and behavioral health including Pubertal Suppression Therapy, Menstrual Suppression, Hormone Therapy (Masculinizing), Hormone Therapy (Feminizing), Fertility Preservation and Gender-Affirming Surgery Referrals.
Click here to download Lurie's gender affirming roadmap.

High School

Education and Advocacy

Autistic People More Likely to Identify as LGBTQ, Discover SPARK


Asperger/Autism Network (AANE)

Network for LGBTQIA+ supports, resources, groups and parent groups.


Gender and sexuality in autism, explained, Spectrum News


Howard Brown Youth Center

773.388.1600 ext: 9
Broadway Youth Center: 4009 N. Broadway
Broadway Youth Center at The Lot: 4455 N. Broadway
Triple S – Southside Safe Space: 2747 W. 79th.

Provides sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV/STI screening, Primary care services, including gender-affirming hormone therapy, PrEP, pregnancy tests, birth control options, vaccines, psychiatry, and basic needs , One-on-one assistance signing up for health insurance, GED program, high school and college tutoring, or college application and scholarship assistance and mental wellness support.


Organization for Autism Research: Sex Ed for Self-Advocates

This guide is a sexuality and sex education resource written specifically for people on the autism spectrum age 15 and up. People on the autism spectrum sometimes don’t have the chance to learn about sexuality and sex in ways that work for them, so OAR created this guide as a starting point to change that. 


Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, Organization for Autism Research

Endocrinologists

Lurie's Children's Hospital

Gender Development Program
225 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 
1.800.543.7362

Provides medical and behavioral health including Pubertal Suppression Therapy, Menstrual Suppression, Hormone Therapy (Masculinizing), Hormone Therapy (Feminizing), Fertility Preservation and Gender-Affirming Surgery Referrals.
Click here to download Lurie's gender affirming roadmap.

OB/GYN

Howard Brown Youth Center

773.388.1600 ext: 9
Broadway Youth Center: 4009 N. Broadway
Broadway Youth Center at The Lot: 4455 N. Broadway
Triple S – Southside Safe Space: 2747 W. 79th.

Provides sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV/STI screening, Primary care services, including gender-affirming hormone therapy, PrEP, pregnancy tests, birth control options, vaccines, psychiatry, and basic needs , One-on-one assistance signing up for health insurance, GED program, high school and college tutoring, or college application and scholarship assistance and mental wellness support.

Primary Care

Howard Brown Youth Center

773.388.1600 ext: 9
Broadway Youth Center: 4009 N. Broadway
Broadway Youth Center at The Lot: 4455 N. Broadway
Triple S – Southside Safe Space: 2747 W. 79th.

Provides sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV/STI screening, Primary care services, including gender-affirming hormone therapy, PrEP, pregnancy tests, birth control options, vaccines, psychiatry, and basic needs , One-on-one assistance signing up for health insurance, GED program, high school and college tutoring, or college application and scholarship assistance and mental wellness support.

Psychotherapy

Howard Brown Youth Center

773.388.1600 ext: 9
Broadway Youth Center: 4009 N. Broadway
Broadway Youth Center at The Lot: 4455 N. Broadway
Triple S – Southside Safe Space: 2747 W. 79th.

Provides sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV/STI screening, Primary care services, including gender-affirming hormone therapy, PrEP, pregnancy tests, birth control options, vaccines, psychiatry, and basic needs , One-on-one assistance signing up for health insurance, GED program, high school and college tutoring, or college application and scholarship assistance and mental wellness support.


Live Oak

John Guilfoile, Rainn Villalpando
773.880.1310
info@liveoakchicago.com
Lakeview: 1300 W. Belmont, Suite 300
Hyde Park: 1525 E. 53rd, Suite 824
Downtown: 30 N. Michigan, Suite 508
Roger's Park: (Coming Soon)

Provides individual therapy to the LGBTQ+ population and their families with experience in working with neurodiverse individuals (Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities).


Lurie's Children's Hospital

Gender Development Program
225 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 
1.800.543.7362

Provides medical and behavioral health including Pubertal Suppression Therapy, Menstrual Suppression, Hormone Therapy (Masculinizing), Hormone Therapy (Feminizing), Fertility Preservation and Gender-Affirming Surgery Referrals.
Click here to download Lurie's gender affirming roadmap.

Psychiatry

LGBTQ Mental Health Clinic at Rush

1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60612
LGBTQmentalhealth@rush.edu
(312) 563-0571

Provides medication evaluation and management and individual/family therapy

Support Groups

Howard Brown Youth Center

773.388.1600 ext: 9
Broadway Youth Center: 4009 N. Broadway
Broadway Youth Center at The Lot: 4455 N. Broadway
Triple S – Southside Safe Space: 2747 W. 79th.

Provides sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV/STI screening, Primary care services, including gender-affirming hormone therapy, PrEP, pregnancy tests, birth control options, vaccines, psychiatry, and basic needs , One-on-one assistance signing up for health insurance, GED program, high school and college tutoring, or college application and scholarship assistance and mental wellness support.


Lurie's Children's Hospital

Gender Development Program
225 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 
1.800.543.7362

Provides medical and behavioral health including Pubertal Suppression Therapy, Menstrual Suppression, Hormone Therapy (Masculinizing), Hormone Therapy (Feminizing), Fertility Preservation and Gender-Affirming Surgery Referrals.
Click here to download Lurie's gender affirming roadmap.