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The Autism Program of Easterseals Service Update

June 30, 2017 - At this time, the state of Illinois is left without a budget and The Autism Program is without funding from the State. The Autism Program of Easterseals currently remains open due to the generosity of a donation from the Rockford IceHogs. However, our services are limited. Please be patient with us as we wait for Illinois’ legislators to come to a budget agreement.

Easterseals makes every effort to continue to provide the services needed by children with autism and their families through fundraising, from supporters like you, and grants. However, a prolonged budget stalemate could lead to fees for services in the future.

The Autism Program of Easterseals in Rockford will continue to offer:

•Parent Support Group
•Family and Community Resource Library
•parent consultations
•resources and referrals
•individualized strategies and visual systems for home and classroom
•discuss basic behavior strategies
•monthly newsletter and e-mail list
•Autism Intake and Screening

Unfortunately, The Autism Program of Easterseals will no longer provide diagnostics

Please contact your Representatives, Senators and the Governor’s office and let them know how important our services are to your family.  Ask them to work together to pass a responsible, balanced budget.

The Autism Program of Easterseals provides evidence-based screening, diagnostics, training, information and resources for autism spectrum disorder. The outreach program is for individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder and the families, caregivers and professionals who support them.

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Screening and Diagnostics

Screening is available for people ages 3 and older who have never received an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis by a professional.  We are unable to do re-evaluation or second opinions at this time. 

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The Autism Program offers training for families, caregivers and professionals who support individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder. Training is scheduled based upon your individual needs or those of the community.


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Community Outreach/Parent Support Group

The Autism Program is a vital resource to our local communities.

Upcoming Events

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Sometimes you may have a specific need or question and could benefit from a one-on-one consultation with an experienced professional. Easterseals provides individualized information, resources and suggestions.


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Resource Room 

The Autism Program is available to assist you in finding resources most helpful to you and provides assistance in developing visual tools designed to meet individual learning styles. Resources in our lending library range from informational brochures, books, learning aides, videos, tip sheets and interactive games and toys. Contact us to schedule your appointment. 

Family Community Resource Room 

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Click here to view The Autism Program brochure

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Contact Us

Lori Davie, Program Manager
Phone: 815.395.5566  


We are located at University of Illinois Rockford

1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, IL 61107
(enter at far east side (back) of building)

Open to the public by appointment.

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Funding provided in whole or in part by The Autism Programof Illinois and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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