Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder at Southern Illinois University
Wham 124 Mail Code 6607, SIU, 625 Wham Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901

Visit Website  |  618-453-7130

Serving ages Birth to 18 years

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder provide education and professional training, conduct research and program evaluation related to autism and provide community service to children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, their families, schools and other community service providers. CASD provides diagnostic intervention services, individual and group therapy, counseling, school consultation services.

The Autism Clinic at The Hope Institute, Maryville
2730 North Center St, Maryville IL  62062

Visit Website  |  amarti@thehopeinstitute.us
618-307-0966 or 866-522-2467

Serving all ages (some programs serve only specific ages)

The Autism Clinic at The Hope Institute for Children and Families offers a number of clinic services, trainings in the community and supports for families. Parents or providers may refer for therapy services, screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder or a diagnostic evaluation. Therapy services include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) group and individual programming, social skills groups, speech and language therapy and parent training. Families and area providers can access the clinic’s Family and Community Resource Room to check out books, therapy materials, or visual supports.


Community Link’s First Step Program
1665 North Fourth St, Breese, IL 62230

Visit Website  |  laurieh@commlink.org  |  618-526-8830

Serving ages birth to 3 years

First Step Early Learning & Family Support Programs are dedicated to providing exceptional family centered services to moms and dads who are expecting a child and to families who have one or more children birth to three years of age. We operate two main programs that serve young children: Early Head Start, a federally funded program of prenatal services and children’s home based services in Clinton & Washington Counties; and Early Intervention, a state funded program of services for children with developmental delays or disabilities in Clinton, Washington, St. Clair, Madison, Bond, and Marion Counties. We also offer Infant Mental health services which identify children at-risk for developmental delays and/or for social-emotional and mental health problems, community services which include offering parent workshops on Dr. Harvey Karp’s Happiest Baby on the Block and Happiest Toddler of the Block at St. Joseph’s Hospital, developmental screenings which are conducted annually through local school districts and child care centers, as well as by parent/guardian request. All screenings are free of charge.

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.

To find your local Department of Human Services resource for Early Intervention, PUNS, and other services, click here.