Who We Are

The Autism Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Resource Room is OPEN – It is always safest to call (217-244-1395) before coming in to be sure someone will be there to help! 

The Resource Room hours will be Monday 9-4:45 Tuesday 9-4, Wednesday 9-5:15, Thursday 9-6, Friday 9-5, and Saturday 9-noon.

Visiting the resource center will be a bit different due to Covid-19. Although the resource center will be open (with no play area), the relatively small space will require more limited access. Only 2 people at a time will be allowed in the room. Masks will be required, as well as keeping physical distance (6 feet) from staff and other patrons. We strongly encourage you to call ahead before coming in. Call us at 217 244-1395. When you call, we will talk with you about what you are looking for help with so we can be prepared to assist you more quickly when come in. 

Many different types of materials are available in the TAP Resource Room.  All of our materials are free, and can be customized to meet individualized needs. TAP staff and student interns are available to meet in person or via phone/email to collectively brainstorm creative problem-solving solutions. Many of our materials can also be translated to Spanish. These materials include:

  • Books and DVD’s for checkout
  • Teaching kits containing structured teaching activities for checkout
  • Learning aids
  • Flyers, articles, brochures, and booklets from local, state, and national organizations which are free to the public

Come visit us or check out our online resource room!

Our friends just call us TAP*.

We are a community-focused program of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois.  Our Resource Room is housed in the Family Resiliency Center and provides a place where families and professionals can find information or preview materials that might be helpful to them.

We focus on:

  1. Providing a resource and referral center for parents and professionals.
  2. Developing and evaluating model programs in training, treatment, and family support.
  3. Facilitating collaborations between agencies, schools, and individuals that enhance the community’s capacity and quality of services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families.

Funding is provided in whole or in part by The Autism Program of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Additional funding and support for TAP has been provided by:

  • Private donors to the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) and to TAP
  • The Carle Foundation
  • The Christie Foundation
  • The Department of Human Development & Family Studies
  • The Family Resiliency Center
  • The Department of Psychology
  • The Department of Special Education




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