List of State Resources - Illinois

Autism SpeaksAutism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout life, to the needs of people with autism and their families.
The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP)The Illinois Autism Program serves and supports individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families through a coordinated network of providers, parents, and college programs while developing, utilizing, and sharing promising best practices. It is a collaboration of 4 universities and 11 organizations that together operate 20 centers throughout the state to provide services to children, families, educators, child care providers, and medical professionals.
The Illinois Center for Autism (ICA)The Illinois Center for Autism (ICA) is a nonprofit, community-based mental health treatment and educational agency dedicated to serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Referrals are made through local school districts, hospitals, physicians, and the Department of Human Services.
The Arc of IllinoisThe Arc of Illinois provides daily updates on all issues involving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, you have many different programs that are there to provide a wealth of resources to help each family member, advocate, and professional with their questions.
Chicagoland Autism ConnectionThe platform offers a list of entities that work and support autism and other cognitive or neurodevelopmental disabilities with their respective link to their direct page.
Illinois Assistive Technology Program (iatp)The entity provides Illinois residents of all ages with disabilities and health conditions greater access to assistive technology devices and services so they can improve their independence and participation in all aspects of life. They offer numerous assistive technology programs and services to learn and test AT devices, provide financing to purchase AT, training, technical assistance, and a variety of contracted services including professional AT evaluations.
InfinitecInfinitec is the assistive technology program of UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago. The program harnesses the power of technology to promote independence and promote inclusive opportunities for children and adults with disabilities. Infinitec provides information on assistive technology, as well as training, equipment, and access to specialists and resources.
By Your Side. Autism Therapy ServicesAutism therapy services are dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals / families on the autism spectrum. They offer a multidisciplinary program that includes ABA, occupational and speech and language therapies, along with family services with a comprehensive approach in a variety of settings: in the center, in the home and in the community.
Illinois Department of Human ServicesThe platform provides equitable access to services, supports, programs and social / human resources to improve the lives of all those who require information about people with autism spectrum disorder.
Giant StepsGiant Steps is an innovative educational and therapeutic program for people living with autism. They offer specialized programming to enrich the daily life of each student and / or young adult with autism.
Maximum PotentialMaximum Potential has developed a video-based training program that empowers school systems, parents, and therapists with the ability to learn the skills necessary to deliver ABA Therapy to their students and children. The program was developed by two PhD BCBAs with over 25 years of
combined experience in private and school settings.
Abilities Behavior ServicesAbilities Behavior Services is a not-for-profit organization that provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) services to children, adults and seniors.
Autism Home Support ServicesThe organization offers ABA therapy in the home, early learning group, speech and language therapy, parent training, center-based ABA therapy, behavior management, group social skills training, hybrid home / center therapy and consultations and Schoolchildren
Autism Family Center + Total SpectrumAutism Family Center (AFC) joined Total Spectrum (member of the LEARN provider network). Total Spectrum specializes in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services and is dedicated to providing highquality services for families and children with autism spectrum disorders.
Central Illinois Autism AssociationThe mission of the Central Illinois Autism Association is to provide information and support to individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders, their families, friends, and the professional communities with whom they interact through public awareness, education, legislation, and the investigation.
Alexander Leigh. Center for AutismThe goal of ALCA is to teach its students the skills necessary to achieve functional independence. They provide an environment where children on the autism spectrum can develop their potential academically, emotionally, socially, communicatively, and physically
Early Intervention Training Program at the University of IllinoisEITP provides professional development to early interventionists serving children and families in the Illinois early intervention system to develop a comprehensive, regionalized, responsive staff development system that reflects practices in the early intervention field.
State of Illinois Developmental PUNSThe Urgent Need for Services prioritization is a database of Illinois infants, children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities in need of services. The database helps identify and plan their immediate needs
Department of Services Humans of IllinoisThe Illinois Autism Task Force is an advisory body to the Secretary of the Department of Human Services that seeks to make it easy for individuals with autism and their families to access a variety of effective services that meet their functional and clinical needs throughout their life
Illinois Earl Learning ProjectThe Illinois Early Learning Project provides support, resources, and information for teachers, specialists, administrators, and trainers interested in implementing the Project Approach in preschool-age classrooms.
Illinois - Applied ABCApplied ABC provides ABA and autism therapy services for individuals with autism. Applied Behavioral Counseling provides behavioral therapy in the home. The organization offers evaluations, treatment plan, behavior analyst, parenting trainings and much more.
Key Autism ServicesProvides applied behavior analysis therapy services to bring about meaningful and positive change for individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. They give people with autism the opportunity to learn, socialize, grow and have fun. They offer their services at home, at the center and at school not only in Colorado but also in Illinois, North Carolina, Georgia and Massachusetts.
We Rock the SpectrumRobert and Danielle, parents of a child with ASD, know that there is a deep need for a place where children of ALL abilities can play, learn and grow together in an inclusive environment. The gym includes Suspended equipment with swings, Protective mats and pillows, Zip line: to release stress and relax the joints and body, Trampoline, Indoor play structure, Sensory toys, Fine motor area and arts and crafts
INVO Invo is a leading provider of behavioral, mental health and therapy services for children with autism and other developmental delays providing individualized services. Services offered are ABA Therapy, iSHINE program for under 5s that supports transition to school environment, social skills groups, life skills, potty training and feeding programs.
Caravel Autism Health - BoiseThe clinics offer individual therapy and peer interaction in a welcoming, child-friendly environment designed especially for children on the autism spectrum. Caravel Autism Health's network of autism health professionals develop individualized autism treatment plans based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.
EastersealsIt is a nonprofit organization that provides exceptional services, education, outreach and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in communities, ranging from child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities.
The Autism Clinic at HopeThe Autism Clinic is an entity committed to the care and professional care of children with ASD. They offer a full range of high-quality services from birth to 18 years of age, with behavior analysts, licensed therapists and a highly qualified and accredited professional team.
Illinois Respite CoalitionIt is a nonprofit organization of caregivers and respite care providers. The IRC is dedicated to spreading awareness of respite for life for caregivers of people with special needs. The IRC can help caregivers by connecting them with resources in their area, providing training on respite topics, and making funds available for emergency respite.
Illinois STAR NETSTAR NET provides professional development and learning opportunities for parents and professionals who touch the lives of young children, ages birth to eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. STAR NET offers workshops, resources, and other programs that provide information and resources for early childhood and early childhood special education professionals. It also supports family-centered, researched, and effective practices in early childhood education and care.
CASDThe South Illinois University (SIU) Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) is an interprofessional research and training center serving individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families in southern Illinois. It focuses on community service, student training, and research.
The Autism CollectiveThe Autism Collective works to coordinate early identification, diagnosis, therapy, services and support close to home. It has care coordination services, educational programming and support services.
Autism McLeanAutism McLean has parent-focused training, family community events, family and caregiver support, awareness, recreational opportunities, website for resources, community and school collaboration. Additionally, the Autism Friendly Community (AFC) is a community outreach program that partners with local businesses, organizations, and individuals to expand awareness and inclusion.
ClearbrookClearbrook serves people of a range of ages and disabilities, from children diagnosed with developmental delays at birth to the unique needs of seniors with disabilities and all ages in between by providing services to promote skill development and community integration. Their home-based services are designed to give you as much independence as possible.
Autism Society of Southern IllinoisAutism Society advocates for meaningful change in the autism community by partnering with others to promote the well-being of all those living with autism. Their programs include autistic swim lessons, equine therapy, family fun days, buddy baseball, law enforcement training and more.
EARLY AUTISM SERVICES – ILLINOISThey provide ABA therapy services to diverse communities around the world, their services include home and center-based ABA therapy, occupational, speech and language therapy, telehealth services, social skills groups, teens, and free apprenticeships. They have a highly qualified and certified staff.
Center for Personal Development (CPD)It is a group of Chicago therapists who are committed to the psychological well-being and growth of their clients. The center also offers a wide range of mental health services to all health workers.
AUTISM INSURANCE COALITION OF ILLINOISThe coalition brings together resources related to access to intensive behavioral treatments, such as ABA, for autism, developmental disabilities, and mental health disorders for all stakeholders: people with ASD/DD/MH and their families, employers, insurers, legislators, providers, government, regulators, advocates, and educators to ensure access to treatment for people with autism, developmental disabilities, and mental health disorders, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), speech therapy, and other treatment modalities .
AUTISM FAMILY CARESProvides support and activities for families with children on the autism spectrum. its services include a Parent Support Group, events held in Lake County and finally community education that aims to educate children and the community in general about autism to promote inclusion.
Trinity ServicesTrinity Services is a non-profit sectarian organization that provides residential living options and crisis prevention services to people in Jackson, Madison and St. Clair counties in southern Illinois. Serves adults and children who have intellectual/developmental disabilities or mental health needs.
SEDOL FoundationSEDOL is a nonprofit organization that provides children with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities ages 3-22 with educational opportunities appropriate to the needs of each child. Conditions range from emotional and behavioral disorders to deaf children with normal cognitive ability, to children with Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or autism.
Abilities PlusIt is a non-profit organization that serves people with disabilities of all ages. Some of the programs are offered in the home and others in the agency. It has services for children, day programs for adults, residential services, community support and transportation.
ACEing AutismACEing Autism is a nonprofit organization with a mission for children with autism to grow, develop, and benefit from social connections and fitness through affordable tennis programs, uniquely addressing individual needs. .
MRIMRI offers opportunities for adults through case management, community day services, residential services, job training and placement, community engagement, and a VISIONS mental health program. Through the MRI Kids program they offer Bright Start home visits, speech and language therapy, our voice through art, and a variety of summer camps. MRI is the largest provider of services in the region for adults diagnosed with cognitive, intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Northwestern Illinois Association (NIA)It is a school partnership that collaborates with districts to serve students with unique needs. Their services include assistive technology and autism technology, audiology services, D/HH program services, itinerant D/HH services, occupational and physical therapy, speech and language therapy, and vision services.
Turning Pointe Autism FoundationIt is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities and programs to educate people with autism through interventions proven to increase independence, encourage meaningful lifelong pursuits, and enrich the community at large.
The Place for Children with AutismThe place for Children with Autism provides center-based personalized ABA autism therapy in a preschool-like setting for children ages 2-6. They offer individualized attention to each child and also have a full-day therapeutic program for children with autism that provides personalized support, a structured learning environment, extracurricular activities and social skills groups.
Community Support ServicesIt is a private, not-for-profit service agency that initiates, provides, and promotes services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families, within their communities, to strengthen their independence, self-esteem, and ability to participate and contribute to Community Living. Serves suburban western Cook County and eastern DuPage County.
Konick & AssociatesProvides compassionate counseling for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Its services include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depression & Mood Issues, Anxiety, Stress & Trauma, Life Transitions & Changes, among other.
Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST)AST offers autism therapy services working from home 1:1 with your child, at school helping them achieve their academic social and behavioral goals, and in the community working on a day-to-day basis with your family. AST also has Social Skills Groups, Learning Centers, Adult and Adolescent Services, Occupational Therapy, Speech/Language Therapy, Psychiatry/Diagnostic Services, Counseling Services and TeleABA Services.
Stride Autism CentersProvide the best possible support for children with autism and their families by attracting, developing, and retaining world-class clinicians and therapists and delivering their program through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Each Stride center features a variety of spaces thoughtfully designed to support the learning objectives of the program. Stride is focused on delivering meaningful results for both the student and their family.
Asperger Syndrome Support Group (SEAPCO)Resources and Support 5000 S. Adams Barton, IL 61607
309-697-0880 x265
Southern IL Child and Family Conn.Parent Information 1108 W. Willow
Carbondale, IL 62903 888-340- 6702 618-549-8137 fax (fax)
Asperger Syndrome Support Awareness of Central ILSupport Groups for Central Illinois Dianna Noble Central Illinois, IL
Developmental Services CenterParent to Parent 1304 W. Bradley Champaign, IL 61821
217-359-0287, 217-356-9851 fax (fax)
Illinois Next Steps - Parents Reaching Parents Parent to Parent100 W. Randolph Suite. 8-100 Chicago, IL 60601
312-814-4042, 800-275-3677 (en IL),312-814-5849 fax (fax),
Autism Support GroupEmily Dobson Decatur, IL
Northwest Illinois Autism Support Group Support Group1255 W. Lincoln Blvd. Freeport, IL 61032
815-232-6896 Support Group
Support Group for Parents of children with Asperger's Syndrome Susie SmithCardinal Drive Church of Christ 2300 Cardinal Drive Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

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Disclaimer: The resources posted on Ability Life Solutions are meant solely as suggestions and should not be construed as child-specific advice. The Center For Autism and Related Disorders recommends working with a board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) who has experience with autism before starting any intensive behavioral intervention. Any choices you make in determining your child’s treatment are completely at your own discretion.

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