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The Place for Children with Autism Announces Opening of Waukegan-Gurnee Location
ABA therapy near Waukegan - Gurnee

CHICAGO, IL — December 15, 2020 – The Place for Children with Autism, a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children on the spectrum, announces the opening of a new center in Waukegan. The new center is set to follow the same model as the previous locations currently in operation throughout the Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs and is projected to open in Q1 of 2021.

The opening of the new center is the result of requests from and collaboration with parents in the community who are seeking an alternative to public schooling that is inclusive to their children’s needs. The center is opening at 2727 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60685. The center’s website is readily enrolling clients and assisting with insurance verification. Parents are encouraged to visit: to enroll their children or call (224) 436-0788.

“When children with autism receive ABA therapy at our centers, we have seen robust improvements in communication, social, and independent living skills, and our children are able to enter the traditional school setting with more readiness skills. ABA therapy is critical for our children and we are beyond excited to open additional centers in Illinois to support the needs of more families” says Dr. Lapin, Director of Outreach.

BHCOE Accreditation has recognized The Place for Children with Autism with a 2-Year Accreditation, acknowledging the organization as a behavioral service provider dedicated to continuous improvement in applied behavior analysis. BHCOE Accreditation recognizes behavioral health providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff qualifications, and consumer satisfaction and promote systems that enhance these areas.

In a recent survey conducted with families receiving services at The Place, 100% of families indicate In a recent survey conducted with families receiving services at The Place, 100% of families indicate feeling safe based on mitigation procedures taking place at every center.


The Place for Children with Autism specializes in providing the highest quality, comprehensive approach of ABA therapy in a preschool-like setting for children with autism ages 2-6. Each center employs trained Registered Behavior Technicians and Board Certified Behavior Analysts. The Place for Children with Autism services underserved communities in the Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs. Learn more about The Place and access the press kit here:

Contact: Carly Lapin
Phone: (224) 251-0128

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December 15, 2020

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