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Autism Home Support
85 Revere Dr. Suite AA
Northbrook, Il 60062

Autism Services Provider and Beyond
800 W. Fith Ave Ste. 106F/G
Naperville, IL 60563

North Shore Pediatric Therapy
1442 Old Skokie Road
Highland Park, Il 60035

Dynamic Behavioral Services

Dana Affrunti, M.S., BCBA
Phone. 1.271.381.8487
Fax 1.888.667.9056

Advocacy Consulting and Tutoring
6446 Lakeway Drive
Monee, Il 60449

Educational Tutoring and Consulting
608 S. Washington Ste. 309
Naperville, Il 60540

Learning is Fun 
928 Forest Dr.
Elgin, Il 60123

Gina C. Lopina 
316 E. 16th Street
Lockport, Il 60441

Tutoring Services

Chicago Education Project

Amanda Parker, MEd, BCBA
1375 Remington Rd., Ste. A
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 884-7030
Cook County
Provides tutoring services based on the child’s needs (e.g. independence skills to geometry)
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ages: 2-16.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $45 (hourly rate).
No wait list.

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services
Randy Berman
863 Interlaken Dr.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
(847) 726-8500
Lake County
Offers learning disabled instruction and home-based support programs. Tutors are state certified teachers or degreed professionals.
Ages: 3 and up.
Cost: $50 (registration fee).
Cost: $68 (8 or more sessions per month).
Wait list depends on teacher’s availability.

The Discovery Clinic
1306 Waukegan Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 901-0909
Cook County
Provides after-school academic tutoring to children with Asperger’s disorder.
Ages: 5-18.
Out-of-network provider.
No wait list.

Linda McDonough
39 W065 S. Hyde Park
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 208-0061
Kane County
Provides home-based tutoring services for children with autism. She will travel to your house, a local library, or provide tutoring services in her own home (setting depends on the child’s needs/comfort level/ sensory equipment available). Tutor will first assess each child with parents, adapt to any child’s lesson, help with school projects/homework, work on a specific goal or subject according to their IEP.
Evening and day-time hours available.
Ages: 3-15.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $15 (hourly wage).
No wait list.

Joann Paldo, MEd
Home-based tutoring services
(847) 809-8887
Serving: Cook and DuPage
Provides reading, spelling, writing remediation and reading diagnostics for children and adolescents struggling with reading using multi-sensory structured language approaches.
Ages: 3-18.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $100 (50 minute session).
No wait list.

North Shore Pediatric Therapy

1308 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, IL 60025, Cook County
1700 W. Cortland, Chicago, IL 60622, Lake County
1442 Old Skokie Rd., Highland Park, IL 60035, Lake County
(877) 486-4140
Tutoring for reading, math and handwriting is available for children of all ability levels or developmental status.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $60 (hourly rate).
No wait list.

A Place For Me
Elaine Reeves-Haywood
7548 S. Cregier
Chicago, IL 60649
(773) 931-9394
Cook County
Provides tutoring services based on the child’s needs. Sessions are by appointment only for one hour which includes training and post conference with parent.
Ages: 2-14.
Cost: standard fee varies. Sliding scale fee available for eligible families.
No wait list.

Positive Behavioral Connections, Inc.
Niki Thurkow, PhD, BCBA-D
Emily Cain, MS Ed
907 N. Main St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 495-3441
Serving Counties: DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Will and Cook
Provides academic tutoring in any subject area to students on the autism spectrum.
Ages: 3-12.
Private insurance accepted.
Cost: call to inquire.
No wait list.

Rush Neurobehavioral Center
Georgia Bozeday
4711 W. Golf Rd., Ste. 1100
Skokie, IL 60676
(847) 933-9339
Cook County
Tutoring services to address executive functioning difficulties.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: $100 per session (facility).
Cost: $125-$200 (home-based tutoring).
No wait list.

Top Rate Tutors, LLC
Nikki Smith, MEd
Jenny Loring, MEd
(847) 386-6303
Counties served: Lake and Cook
Offers students and their families home-based custom-designed individual study plans that are created to increase grades, organization skills and self-confidence. As Special Education teachers at New Trier High School, they recognize that progress is affected by many factors. Each student’s progress will be assessed regularly in order to assure all needs are being met. They are available to parents in order to maintain progress and develop new strategies to enrich your student’s learning.
Hours: evening and day-time hours (Monday-Sunday).
Ages: all school age students.
Cost: varies based on services and packages.
No wait list.

TMS Psychological Services, PC
Melissa Griffith, MA
1515 N. Harlem Ave., Ste. 304
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 383-3405, ext. 10
Cook County
Provides home-based support for school related tasks for children struggling to focus and complete homework assignments. Educational consultant helps child with time management skills, organizational skills, staying on task and managing off-task behaviors, and help with study skills.
Ages: all ages.
Insurance not accepted.
Cost: reasonable fees.
No wait list.

Special education tutoring:

Aurora University’s College of Education Tutoring Center will begin offering free tutoring for special education students in grades one to 12 during the spring semester. A limited number of students are being accepted for tutoring sessions that begin 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. Jan. 26 and 27, in the Institute for Collaboration at 407 S. Calumet Ave., Aurora. Sessions end April 28 with parent-teacher conferences. Graduate education students who are teachers or special-education teacher candidates provide the tutoring. For details, contact (630) 844-38235 or llong@aurora.educ.

The Little Friends Center for Autism is pleased to announce:


in Math & Reading

Facilitated by Sue Buhrandt & Lisa Cisek


For: children on the Autism Spectrum, ages 3-18

Cost: $75/hr or $39.50/half hr

Location: 1001 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville

Times: Tuesdays & Fridays after school and Saturdays


For more information, contact the LFCA at: (630) 305-4196



Math tutoring can include assistance with the basics to more advanced math concepts. We can help your child with concept development, remediation, math computation, reasoning, organization, problems solving, home work, and study skills.


Reading tutoring services can include reading readiness for nonreaders, reading remediation, reading fluency, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, practice in reading out loud, analogies, and preparation for tests.


· Our tutoring can help your child with day to day school work, basic readiness, school tests and preparation for standardized tests.

· Tutoring can ease the frustration many children feel in school by repeating and reviewing concepts that they are having difficulty mastering.

· Children must be able to attend for at least a half hour with short breaks if needed.

· Children must be cooperative with minimal behavior issues.



Sue Buhrandt is a retired certified Special Education Teacher who taught for Naperville District 203 until 2010. Sue has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Special Education. Sue has taught children of all ages throughout her extensive career and specializes in working with children and adolescents with Autism. Sue has also been tutoring children for the past 15 years and thoroughly enjoys helping children succeed in school. Sue is open to all ages and functioning levels. She is knowledgeable regarding both elementary and secondary curriculums.


Lisa Cisek is an Autism consultant for the Little Friends Center for Autism. She was awarded a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Saint Xavier University and a M.A. in Reading and Learning Disorders from DePaul University in Chicago. Lisa works as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Clinician and has developed and coordinated programs for children eighteen month old to high school age. She has implemented behavioral approaches in teaching academics, toileting, eating, sleeping, and daily living for children with a wide range of functioning levels. Lisa has developed programs to improve receptive understanding of language as well as improving expressive language.

The Achievement Centers, Inc. is a diagnostic and tutorial clinic that services students of all ages in all subject areas during afterschool hours, evenings, and Saturdays. Established in 1970, the clinic of The Achievement Centers offers the following diagnostic services and personalized evaluations:

· Psychoeducational Evaluations
· Speech and Language
· Occupational Therapy Evaluations
· Social Assessments
· Reading, Writing, Math, and all Content Subjects
· Study Skills, Thinking Skills, Learning Disabilities
· Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Regular Ed, Gifted
· ACT/SAT Test Prep
*For more information please visit


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