Posted by on Nov 18, 2013 in Resources Support Groups | 0 comments

Social Groups

North Shore Pediatric Therapy 
deborah@nspt4kids.com
1442 Old Skokie Road
Highland Park, Il 60035
1.847.486.4140
http://www.NSPT4kids.com

By Your Side
Autism Language Center
Contact: Craig Martin or Matthew Croke
16W361 S. Frontage Rd. Ste. 131
Burr Ridge Il, 60527
1.630.590.5571
www.byyoursideautismcenter.com

The Center for Enriched Living
Lauren Berndt
847-948-7001
280 Saunders, Riverwoods IL 60015
Ages: 11+ (Age varies by program)
Insurance Information: Private pay

The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life.

Dawn La Brose, MSW, LCSW
Therapist for Adults & Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders/Anixiety Disorders

1101 Lake Street, Suite 405A
Oak Park, Il 60301
Email: Dawnlabrose@comcast.net
Phone: (847) 338.2525

Right Turn Program
Riverview Counseling Services
226 State Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Office: 630-587-3777
Fax: 630-587-3791
cheryl@riverviewcounselingservices.com

Funtastics Gymnastics Programs
Locations:
North Shore Gymnastics
27825 Irma Lee Circle
Lake Forest, IL 60045

The American Academy of Gymnastics
280 Palatine Road
Wheeling, Il 60090

The Little Gym of Gurnee
101 Ambrogio Drive
Gurnee, Il 60031

Please do not contact our facilities for information regarding Funtastic Gymnastic programs as they do not have all the details. Contact us atfuntasticgymnastic@yahoo.com or call 1.414.254.2291

Giant Steps Inc.
Bridget O’Connor
2500 Cabott Drive
Lisle, IL
DuPage County
ISBE approved. Giant Steps Illinois day school offers a one-on-one integrated holistic approach of services.
Ages: 5-22.
Insurance not accepted.
Possible wait list.

Hope Delivery Systems

SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP DESCRIPTIONS
Individuals with autism are characterized by atypical development in the areas of socialization, communication, and behavior. Hope Delivery Systems social skills groups are classified by age, where each group targets specific age-appropriate social skills.

3-5 year olds
Focus is on building pre-school/kindergarten skills
-sitting and attending to activities
-following directions
-circle time (calendar, weather, seasons)
-turn taking/games/play skills
-familiarizing children with pre-school songs/nursery rhymes?
6-9 year olds
Focus is on building positive social skills for home, school, and in the community
-listening/following directions
-positive social behavior (voice volume control, play skills, friendship making skills)
-coping skills
-feelings identification
10-12 year olds
Focus is on building positive social skills for home, school, and in the community
-Non-verbal communication/reading social cues
-feelings identification
-coping skills
-problem solving

13-17 year olds
Focus is on building positive social relationships and looking towards the future
-friendship skills
-coping skills
-interest inventory/future planning for transition from school to work or higher education

1016 W. Jacksob Blvd, Chicago
www.HopeDeliverySystems.com
1.312.985.7723

Northwest Behavioral Health Services, PC
Peter Dodzik, PsyD, ABPdN, ABN
Clinical Neuropsycologist
121 South Wilke Road, Suite 200
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847)-577-0904
www.nwbhs.net
Ages: 2 and up

Services Provided: Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, outpatient family and individual therapy, social skills groups.

Social Skills for Teens with Aspergers
Would your teen , or someone you know, benefit from improving their conversation skills with peers and adults.
If interested, please contact:
Autism and Family Resource Center
13318 W. Lincoln Hwy
New Lenox, IL 60451
Groups will run on Thurs. 5:30-7:00PM
Date: TBA
1.815.462.4273

Social Skills Group for Children with Asperger’s
Would your child or someone you know, benefit from improving their social skills and interaction with peers?
If interested, please contact:
Autism and Family Resource Center
13318 W. Lincoln Hwy
New Lenox, IL 60451
Groups will run on Thurs. 5:30-7:00PM
Date: TBA
1.815.462.4273

Guideway Personal Support for young men on the Autism Spectrum.
The primary goal of Guideway is to provide support for families with young men in the spectrum who have grown out of local services and need more.
For more info please contact:
Judah McNiel
201 S. Cass Ave
Westmont, IL 60559
1.847.801.9398

Woodallkids Outreach Program – Wheaton
PO Box 1556
Wheaton, IL 60187
www.woodallkids.org/programs.html
Phone:972-800-3712
Emal: bethany@woodallkids.org

Special Bridge
(844) 222-5777
support@specialbridge.com
http://www.specialbridge.com

Special Bridge is a safe, private, and fun online social community for adults with disabilities. Through a friendly and supportive environment, people of all ability levels can make new friends in an interactive and welcoming setting.

Skill Sprout, LLC
www.SkillSprout.com
800.773.1682

Clinic Locations: Lombard, Washington, Peoria, Springfield and Normal.

In-home Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services offered throughout the state.

Skill Sprout provides integrated, multi-disciplinary services to families and children with a wide range of ability levels.  Skill Sprout offers Free Autism Screenings, Diagnostic Services, ABA Services, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

 

Back to main page