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

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.

TAP news...Collin Delia Receives Man of the Year Award!

Rockford IceHogs 2019-2020 Goalie, Collin Delia, helped raise over $3,700 for The Autism Program of Easterseals & the Fatherhood Encouragement Project. For all of his contributions in our community, Collin was just named 'Man of the Year', not only for his generous donations, but also for donating his time to help these community programs, earning him his second IceHogs Man of the Year Award presented by Pepsi! Watch the video

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.

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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

TAP Rockford Events


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.


Featured Event — Know Your Rights
Getting what your child needs from the special education system 

Social Skills

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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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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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

I Choose Kindness

The Autism Program (TAP) of Easterseals and the Rockford IceHogs teamed up last October for National Bullying Prevention Month and held a special event to put an end to #bullying.  As part of the campaign, we asked for everyone to send us a photo, selfie, or group photo with a self-made sign that says, "I choose kindess."  We aired the video at the event. Please take a moment to view the beautiful photos and facts about bullying. Enjoy! 

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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 Program of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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