Social Thinking® Groups at Social Champaign
Small groups of all ages from elementary school, middle school, high school, and college/young adult are learning to understand the underlying concepts beneath social skills with Social Thinking®
Does your student get stuck on one topic? Would you like to see them be more flexible? Social Thinking® is an exciting approach to help people with Asperger’s, High Functioning Autism, PDD-NOS, ADHD, and other related social learning challenges develop “social smarts” by becoming “Social Thinkers.” Social Thinking® uses a cognitive behavioral approach and was developed by Michelle Garcia Winner to teach the social cause and effect of “expected”and “unexpected” behaviors. Social Thinking® creatively and effectively teaches kids perspective taking, social cognition, and social communication. If interested, please contact Joan Storey Gorsuch, B.F.A., M.Ed., Social Thinking® Mentor for placement in a social group, which are formed by age and perspective taking level. Joan completed the Mentor Training program directly with Michelle Garcia Winner at her clinic in San Jose, California.
Ongoing groups for a variety of ages from first grade to young adult.
Developmental Services Center
DSC serves approximately 1,200 children and adults with developmental disabilities, such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, cognitive disabilities, Down syndrome, or other disabling conditions. Individuals seeking services may experience functional or environmental challenges that require extra support to live more independently. For more information about the services DSC can offer to individuals and families with ASD you can reach them at (217) 356-9176 or visit their website http://www.dsc-illinois.org/welcome.html
One service that may be especially helpful to children with autism is the P.L.A.Y Project, a program that supports with play and language skills in children 18 months to 6 years of age. This program is implemented in the home and no formal diagnosis is needed, just a delay in language and play skills.
Contact: Felicia at Gooler 217-359-0287
Skill Sprout In Home ABA Services
Skill Sprout’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services assist parents throughout Champaign, Illinois and surrounding areas in taking control of their child’s learning by accurately assessing areas of skill deficit, designing highly effective instruction that maximizes their child’s learning and proving a team of experts to assist in direct services in the child’s home.
Contact 1-800-773-1682 or email@example.com or www.skillsprout.com.
The Place for Children with Autism
Provides APA therapy in a preschool-like setting for ages 2-6. Centers provide: a pres-school-like learning environement; structured days from 8:30AM-3:30PM with optional extended hours; individualized lessons based on the needs of each child; organized group, social, and extracurricular activities; BCBA on-site; RBT credentialed and Safety Care trained staff.
Lincoln Square Mall
301 S. Vine Street, unit 10
Urbana, IL 6180
Contact (224) 436-0788 or firstname.lastname@example.org or https://theplaceforchildrenwithautism.com/
In-home and center-based ABA services for children with autism spectrum disorder.
Contact (844) 263-1613 or http://www.totalspectrumcare.com/
Kevin Elliot Counseling
The Kevin Elliot Counseling group offers a wide variety of therapeutic services and groups to those in need, including individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Paige Spangler and Staci Poe both have been recommended by members of the community.
Prairie Wind Speech, Inc.
Tracy Gunderson MS, CCC-SLP
Cheryl Yepez MA, CCC-SLP
1803 Woodfield Dr. Savoy, IL
Recreation: Larkin’s Place at the YMCA, Champaign Urbana Special Recreation (CUSR), Swimable, and Super Star Yoga
Programming designed to support children at all developmental level and their families. YMCA and CUSR have a variety of recreational programming. Simable is a group that provides adaptive swim lessons and Super Star Yoga is a monthly yoga class for children with special needs provided by Daily Bread Yoga.
Superstar Yoga: Rachel at email@example.com
Family Matters: Parent Training and Education Center
The mission of the Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center is to build upon families’ strengths, empower parents and professionals to achieve the strongest possible outcomes for students with disabilities, and to enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities.
Contact: FMPTIC serves 94 Illinois counties (outside of the Chicago area); 95% funded by the U.S. Department of Education with additional support from ARC Community Support Systems. Their Toll Free number is (866)-436-7842
Respite Program for Adopted Children
The Adoption Preservation program at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois wants to inform families with adopted children of the Respite program. The program is open to families with an actively open adoption preservation case at Lutheran Social Services. To be eligible for respite services, the family must currently be receiving therapeutic services and the family has to have obtained guardianship or adoption through the Department of Children and Family Services. Parents must identify their own respite provider. Lutheran Social Services of Illinois provides a stipend for the provider at an over-night rate. If you are interested, contact your therapist at Lutheran Social Services to discuss eligibility.
Contact: Steve Holcomb, 217-671-0300 x214 Service Coordinator
University of Illinois Psychological Services Center
Provides autism diagnostic assessments.
Contact: Autism clinic at (217)300-6773 or (217) 333-0041
610 E. John Street, Champaign, IL