Early Autism Services Passionate About Potential

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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.

Our Services
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We offer in-home ABA therapy throughout the greater Chicago area. In-home services are generally for children between the ages 2-12 and are good for generalizing skills in a child’s natural environment. We focus on skills such as:

  • Language & Communication
  • Self-help
  • Fine & Gross Motor
  • Behavioral Planning
  • Pre-Academic
  • Social Skills
  • And more!

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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

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We offer Telehealth ABA therapy throughout the greater Chicago area, including areas that are outside of our in-home and center-based service areas. Remote therapy is ideal for children over six years old, and who are able to maintain engagement through a virtual meeting. Telehealth is a great option for families who need a solution that is flexible. Our remote programs work on skills such as:

  • Language & Communication
  • Self-help
  • Fine & Gross Motor
  • Behavioral Planning
  • Pre-Academic
  • Social Skills
  • And more!

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Our school readiness program supports children who are working on essential skills required to attend preschool and daycare. This program a focuses on social skills and attending to group instruction such as:

  • circle time
  • social skills (joining in play, turn-taking etc),
  • transitions (to/from centers/activity to activity)
  • small group instruction ( art, cooking, science)
  • self-help skills
  • requesting
  • on-task behavior
  • meal-time routines (snack/lunch)

All services are individualized to meet each child’s individual needs and goals and use both play-based learning, discrete trial and naturalistic teaching methods.

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.

My child was just
diagnosed with autism.

Now What?

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.

Whether you’re ready to schedule a free consultation or just want to talk, we’re here. 312.965.2997

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) will sit down with you and your child to get a comprehensive view of their unique needs.

From the point of insurance submission to communicating with your provider through authorization, we will manage the entire process.

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.

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.

Our Approach in ABA Therapy

The EAS Difference

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.

Experienced Clinicians.
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.

Insurance Experts.
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.

Data Driven.
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
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Help with autism

Still have

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!

Autism Blog
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.