Building Independence for Children with Autism

Many parents or guardians exploring autism treatment options are deeply concerned about their child’s ability to function independently, both in the present and later in life. ABA therapy first assesses where a child with autism is currently functioning with regard to independence and then identifies where they ideally would be functioning at their age. The goal of ABA therapy is to close that gap, helping children progress toward and eventually reach age-appropriate milestones for independence.

Building Independence for Children with Autism

Interested in ABA therapy for your child?

What Independence Skills Does ABA Therapy Teach?

ABA therapy targets several sets of practical skills depending on the age of the child and the goals and values of their family. Those skills include:

For young children:

  • Toilet training
  • Feeding
  • Dressing
  • Packing their backpack
  • Daily chores
  • Making a snack

For children and adults:

  • Setting alarms
  • Writing a resume
  • Job skills
  • Doing the laundry
  • Cooking
  • Daily Chores
  • Driving a car
  • Attending appointments
We Change Lives Every Day

Interested in our services and inquiring about placement for your child?
We are now enrolling ages 2-6. Reach out today!

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Since you selected Medicaid as the type of insurance you'll be using, please let us know if any of the special circumstances below apply to you. This allows our grants department and outreach department to better assist in determining if we can help with services.

A member of our outreach department will be in touch either way!

Have you recently lost private insurance through your job or for any reason (e.g., covid, laid off, etc)?
Have you recently moved to Illinois within 60-days?
Have you recently had a baby or got married within 60-days?