At Early Autism Services, we’re passionate about the potential within your child. Since our founding in 2008, we have believed that the best way to develop that potential is through a proactive, personalized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy program. This approach helps enable families to work 1:1 with licensed professionals. We offer high-quality ABA therapy in Chicago, as well as throughout the United States, Australia, and India.
What Is ABA Therapy?
Applied Behavior Analysis therapy is a treatment for autism that aims to increase positive behaviors and decrease negative ones. Our autism ABA therapy in Chicago will help your child develop or improve their language and communication and other social skills, such as making eye contact. Our services are flexible and use decades of research to help your child rise to their fullest potential.
ABA Therapy Chicago
We offer in-home ABA therapy throughout the greater Chicago area. In-home services are generally for children between the ages 2-10 and are good for generalizing skills in a child’s natural environment. We focus on skills such as:
- Language & Communication
- Fine & Gross Motor
- Behavioral Planning
- Social Skills
- And more!
We offer center-based ABA therapy in Chicago at our new therapy center located at:
1721 Moon Lake Blvd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
We are currently now enrolling for new clients. Our center-based autism services in Chicago focus on skills such as:
- Fine & Gross Motor
- School Readiness
- Social skills
- Play skills
- Language & Communication
- Behavioral Planning
- And more!
We offer parent support and guidance to all of our clients to ensure that parents and caregivers have the tools to help their child meet behavioral goals outside of direct therapy sessions. Parent guidance, frequently referred to as parent training. focuses on:
- development of socially significant treatment plan and behavior goals
- assisting parents/caregivers with consistently implementing the child’s treatment plan
- generalization of the child’s skills with different people and in different settings/situations
- maintaining the child’s learned skills over time
- opportunities for discussion and feedback regarding the child’s Treatment Plan
In-Home ABA Therapy vs. Telehealth vs. Center-Based Therapy?
Whether you choose in-home, telehealth or center-based therapy, all our autism treatments in Chicago are great options for an effective ABA program. When your child participates in our autism home services, they will experience benefits such as the following:
- Our Behavior Technicians will structure treatment around everyday occurrences in the home.
- The therapist will have more opportunities for teaching skills that your child uses at home.
- Your child’s therapist will have greater insight into your child’s behaviors in a comfortable and familiar environment.
If you enroll your child in therapy at our ABA therapy center in Palatine or Franklin Park, they may gain benefits such as the following:
- Center-based therapy offers a safe, structured environment, making it ideal if your child will be attending school soon and needs to adjust to the routine of going to a separate location to learn.
- Your child will have more chances for socialization among their peers or our therapists.
- Our centers may offer less of a distraction than performing therapy services in the home.
For those who live in a remote area or have travel difficulties, telehealth may be the best option for you and your child. Some benefits of this service include:
- Your therapist will have a better understanding of any changes they need to make to your child’s therapy plan, especially if their behavior changes during observation.
- There is no need for travel or wait time, allowing for more scheduling opportunities.
- Family members who cannot make an appointment at one of our clinics can attend and interact with your child or ask the therapist questions.
Every child is different, and the true advantages of our services will depend on your child’s specific needs.
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We take pride in being one of the first to provide ABA therapy in Chicago. Our team is a group of highly-trained and caring individuals whose primary concern is your child’s success. We specialize in building personalized ABA therapy programs that help children with autism reach their fullest potential.
Speak With a Clinician | (312) 965-2997
Insurances We Accept
We are in network with the following insurance providers. If you don’t see your provider listed below, please give our team a call and we will check if we are able to work with your plan.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Indiana
- Humana Military TriCare
- IMPACT-IL Medicaid
- Indiana Medicaid
- Meritain (3rd Party Aetna)
- Innovista Health (was West Oak)
- UBH-Optum (Covers GEHA)
Services Available Near
We offer services throughout the greater Chicago area. If you don’t see your city listed below, please give us a call.
- Arlington Heights
- Franklin Park
- Oak Lawn
- Oak Park
- Orland Park
My child was just
diagnosed with autism.
From understanding your child’s autism diagnosis, to starting an effective therapy program, there are many steps along the way. Our team of clinicians are here to help you. We can help answer your questions and get you on the path to starting a personalized therapy program for your child. Below is a step by step guide of our process at EAS.
WE’LL PROVIDE A FREE CONSULTATION.
A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will sit down with you and your child to get a comprehensive view of their unique needs.
OUR TEAM WILL WORK WITH YOUR INSURANCE.
From the point of insurance submission to communicating with your provider through authorization, we will manage the entire process.
WE’LL PROVIDE AN ASSESSMENT AND CREATE A PERSONALIZED TREATMENT PLAN.
A BCBA will provide a 1:1 assessment. We will take the time to engage with your child through observation, play and conversation. This observation will allow us to build a personalized program tailored to your child’s needs.
ABA SERVICES WILL BEGIN.
We constantly monitor the data around your child’s program. We reassess via all-staff meetings and collaborate with you to ensure we are addressing your child’s.
NEW CENTER COMING SOON!
Early Autism Services is opening a new ABA therapy center in Hoffman Estates, scheduled to open spring 2023! Location: 1721 Moon Lake Blvd Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
EAS is accredited by the Board Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE). The BHCOE is an international accrediting body for behavior analysis therapy and evaluates clinical quality, consumer satisfaction, and staff qualifications.
We offer a variety of autism therapy options including center-based ABA therapy, in-home ABA therapy, and remote therapy via Telehealth. Additionally, we provide self-guided parent education classes and social skills groups after school and on weekends.
EAS is a team made of hundreds of BCBAs, BCaBAs, Registered Behavior Therapists, Behavior Technicians, and insurance billing experts. Our team has helped hundreds of families throughout the United States, Australia, Canada and India.
Each of our therapy programs are personalized to a child’s unique skills. We provide individualized care and regular assessments to ensure we are continuing to meet your child’s needs.
EAS has a firm understanding of insurance law and the policies of each of the major insurance providers. We’ve worked with every type of insurance policy, including PPO, HMO, self-funded, fully-funded, individual, group, in-state, out of state, private and federal policy. Health insurance can feel complicated, but we will guide you every step of the way.
The curriculum in our programs combine decades of research and years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. We continuously reassess each child’s program through frequent all staff meetings. This helps us ensure that we are achieving the goals built into each child’s therapy plan.
We strive to ensure everything we do at EAS reflects our company’s Core Purpose: To make high quality behavioral therapy available for all children with special needs, while adhering to our core values:
- Make decisions empirically at all levels
- Be accessible and supportive
- Respect the individual
- Grow alongside both the client and staff
To learn more about our ABA therapy program at EAS, please schedule a free consultation with one of our clinicians by clicking the link below.
One of our clinicians will reach out for an initial meeting to give a basic overview of our programs, our approach, discuss costs, and answer questions about your insurance coverage. We look forward to speaking with you!
Tips for Parents
In our blog, we include helpful parenting tips like our Minute of Material videos, as well as fun read-along videos for kids. Stories include kid-friendly books that help teach concepts that can be difficult for individuals with autism, such as identifying emotions, social skills, or sharing.
We also offer a free catalog of courses led by our team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts which cover a variety of topics for both parents and professionals who work with children with autism.