The Autism Clinic and TAP Training Center at University of Illinois Chicago 1640 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608

Visit Website  gigriffin@uic.edu  |  312-413-1490

Serving children, adolescents, and adults

The Autism Clinic & TAP Training Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a specialty clinic and training center serving children, adolescents, and adults with known or suspected Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Housed in the Developmental Disabilities Family Clinics of the Institute on Disability & Human Development (IDHD), the Autism Clinic & TAP Training Center’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals with ASD and their families through clinical service; community, academic, and professional training; and research. The Autism Clinic & TAP Training Center is dedicated to serving underserved urban minority groups in the city of Chicago and surrounding areas. Clinical Services include: diagnostic evaluations and re-evaluations, parent training and consultation, behavioral consultation, individual treatment, social skills groups, and speech & language therapy. Post-Secondary Transition Services include:  UIC peer mentoring, training, and support program for college students with ASD and a summer transition program for Latino families and youth. Consultation and Training Services include: workshops and information sessions for parents and educators, program consultation and evaluation, case-based school consultation, and tele-health presentations. Research Program includes: Social skills training evaluation, effectiveness of parent training with minority parents, family support policies.

Have Dreams
515 Busse Highway, Suite 150, Park Ridge, IL 60068 – 847-685-0250
2020 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL 60202 – 847-905-0702
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Serving children, teens, and young adults

We are a Chicago-area 501(c)(3) autism resource organization serving children, teens and young adults with autism. Have Dreams offers individualized after-school classes, vocational, life skills and transition to employment programs, along with diagnostic and family support services. Our continuum of services support individuals from early childhood through adulthood, and we offer a broad range of programs to serve the full range of the autism spectrum. Have Dreams also provides best-practice autism training for professionals as well as individual, in-home and school consultative services.

Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays (RCADD)
10 S. Kedzie, Room 202, Chicago, IL 60612 – 312-746-5447
4314 S. Cottage Grove Rd, Room 103, Chicago, IL 60653 – 312-747-8571
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Serving ages birth to 5 years

RCADD was established to share resources, referral information, and training for families and educators of children with developmental disabilities.  RCADD’s professional staff works with families and providers to identify a child’s strength, select or create appropriate resources, and construct a support team to encourage the child’s growth and development. RCADD hosts a lending library with free materials to check out for use at home or school. Resources include books, software, games, home teaching kits, and visual supports. We provide referral information and basic case management necessary to link families and providers to relevant services, resources, and training. RCADD trainings are designed in light of evidence-based treatments and interventions as well as current promising best practices.

The Answer, Inc.
7600 West Roosevelt Rd, #12, Forest Park, IL 60130

Visit Website    |     info@theanswerinc.org     |      708-296-5651

Serving all ages

The Answer, Inc. provides support, resources, education, recreation and advocacy for families impacted by ASD and developmental disorders. Services include support groups, case management, nutrition exercise and dance program, tutoring, bullying intervention, referrals, and first responder training.


The Hope Institute Learning Academy
1628 W Washington Chicago, Illinois 60612

Visit Website    |    vvann@thehopeinstitute.us     |    773-534-7405

Serving ages kindergarten through fifth grade

HILA is an innovative demonstration school aimed at creating an inclusive learning environment that supports all children regardless of  learning style, or disability. The mission of this school is to create a model of education that supports personalization of the educational experience for all students, that can be adopted in other school districts. 

Family Resource Center on Disabilities
201 East Jackson Blvd, Room 300, Chicago, IL 60604

Visit Website  |  frcdptiil@ameritech.net  |  312-939-3513

Chicago’s metropolitan area Parent Training and Information Center, serving Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.  The center provides families of children with disabilities with information, training and assistance.  Some of the services they provide are to help families understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), make informed decisions about their child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP), obtain appropriate services for their child, and communicate more effectively with school professionals.

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