The Autism Program – Illinois State University
706 Oglesby Dr, Suite 300, Normal, IL

Visit Website  |  tapatisu@comcast.net  |  309-585-0887

Serving ages 18 months to 30 years

Services at The Autism Program Illinois State University Affiliate Site (TAP ISU) are designed to simultaneously address the training needs of undergraduate and graduate students at ISU, community needs for more comprehensive services for children diagnosed with autism and their families, and research needs to evaluate effective treatments for individuals with autism. The services we provide include social skills groups for children ages 5-18 years focusing on building friendship skills, family support services, including weekly parent support groups and individualized family consultation, individualized direct treatment services provided in-home, in-school, or in the clinic setting designed to address social, academic, and communicative skills of children with ASD, school consultation services to address unique educational and behavioral challenges, and Spouts – a supplemental early intensive group intervention for preschool age children with autism which meets five days a week for 2.5 hours daily. We also provide school and community trainings on various aspects of working with individuals with autism.

The Autism Program at University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana
904 West Nevada, Urbana, IL 61801

Visit Website  |  Theautismprogram@illinois.edu  |  217-244-1395

Serving all ages

We are a joint program of the Department of Human and Community Development and the Department of Special Education.  Our Resource Room is housed in the Family Resiliency Center and provides a place where families and professionals can find information or preview materials that might be helpful to them. Many different types of materials are available in the TAP Resource Room.  All of our materials are free, and can be customized to meet individualized needs. TAP staff and student interns are available to meet in person or via phone/email to collectively brainstorm creative problem-solving solutions. Many of our materials can also be translated to Spanish. We focus on providing a resource and referral center for parents and professionals, developing and evaluating model programs in training, treatment, and family support, and facilitating collaborations between agencies, schools, and individuals that enhance the community’s capacity and quality of services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families.

The Autism Program at Easter Seals Central Illinois

507 East Armstrong Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603 – 309-686-1177
2404 East Empire, Bloomington, IL 61704 – 309-663-8275

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Serving ages Birth to 21 years

The Autism Program at Easter Seals provides high-quality, comprehensive autism services for children and their families. Easter Seals maintains an Autism Helpline (855-511-3773) and provides autism-specific screening. The Autism Diagnostic Clinic provides multidisciplinary evaluation led by a developmental pediatrician, a clinical psychologist and an advanced practice nurse. ABA services are available onsite and in-home. The Autism Learning Center is an intensive therapeutic autism program for children ages 3 to 6 years of age with a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Other autism specific services are offered including The P.L.A.Y. Project, an intensive home based strategy which utilizes parent coaching, as well as behavioral services consultation and case management services. Families, health professionals, educators and front line staff have access to a variety of support resources at Easter Seals such as resource centers, training, and parent support groups. The Peoria Regional Chapter of the Autism Society (www.autismpeoria.org) serving Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford and Fulton counties is headquartered at the ESCI Peoria center.

Local Resources

Peoria Regional Chapter of the Autism Society of America
Headquartered at ESCI, 507 East Armstrong Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603

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Serving those with ASD and their families in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford and Fulton counties, the PRC provides educational, advocacy, support and awareness activities including a mini-grant program, community training, and caretaker support. More information is available at their website.

Family Matters
1901 S. 4th Street, Suite 209, Effingham, IL 62401

Visit Website  |  info@fmptic.org  |  217-347-5428

Parent Training and Information Center located in Effingham, Il. serving all of Illinois except Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties.   The center’s mission is to build upon families’ strengths, empower parents and professionals to achieve the strongest possible outcomes for students with disabilities, and to enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities. The center assists parents of children with disabilities to be informed participants in the special education process and IEP process, assist students with disabilities to understand their rights and responsibilities, and supply information to professionals who serve children with disabilities.

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