In response to COVID-19, Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Rockford has adjusted programming and rescheduled events. View details here.
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The Autism Program of Easterseals

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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. Services are available based upon funding. Get involved this month of April - Attend a training or join a meeting

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Online Application for Services

The Autism Program of Easterseals serves the following counties: JoDavies, Lake, Stephenson, Boone, Winnebago, McHenry, Northern Ogle, and Dekalb. If you are interested in any of our program's clinical services, please complete the online form. Our staff will contact the parent/guardian to finish the intake process or collect more information.


The Autism Program at Easterseals currently has a waiting list for autism spectrum disorder assessments.

During this time, our program will continue to accept referrals for screening and clients will be placed on a waiting list. Our staff will continue to provide exceptional support to families, including connecting families with other assessment providers and access to TAP’s outreach services; including training and parent support groups. We continue to make it a top priority to seek grants, fundraising, and donations to reduce this waiting list. Screening and diagnostic services are for children ages 3 – 13 who reside in JoDavies, Lake, Stephenson, Boone, Winnebago, McHenry, Northern Ogle, and Dekalb. We do not provide second opinions or perform re-evaluations.  

Thank you for choosing The Autism Program of Easterseals and we thank you for your patience. 

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Screening and Diagnostics

Screening is available for people ages 3 – 12 years old 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. 

Screening and Diagnostics

Through generous support from Abbott Fund, Easterseals launches Black Child Fund. Our TAP program leads this new initiative. Learn more.

 
TAP Rockford Events

Trainings

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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Individual Therapy

Family and child can have an individualized session where needs are assessed by a Master’s prepared clinician. Therapy sessions are determined based upon the family’s input and their needs. Please contact us to discuss availability.

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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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Consultations

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.

Consultations

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Family Community
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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Meet our incredible team


Click here to view The Autism Program brochure

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Contact Us

Lori Davie, Program Manager
Phone: 815.395.5566  
E-mail: ldavie@eastersealschicago.org

Location

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 Program of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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