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ABA Therapy for Children with Autism in Waukegan

Enrolling now, The Place for Children with Autism location in Waukegan provides children aged 2 – 6 who have been diagnosed with autism with full day, center-based ABA therapy.

Now Enrolling Ages 2 – 6

The Place for Children with Autism in Waukegan places great emphasis on the early childhood development of children diagnosed with autism. To accomplish this, we combine both one-on-one therapy and group activities aimed at imparting life skills that are tailored to meet each child's individual needs and family preferences. Our approach to therapy is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and we are committed to achieving positive outcomes for our clients through a combination of science and empathy. Our experienced therapists work diligently with each child and their family to create personalized treatment plans that will yield the best possible results.

The Waukegan ABA therapy center for children diagnosed with autism is an expansive 9,000 sq ft facility featuring 5 spacious classrooms, a vast activity area and gym, and a highly secure entryway. Our Waukegan location is dedicated to providing full-time, center-based ABA therapy to children diagnosed with autism between the ages of 2 and 6.

Conveniently located just a 10-minute drive from the Tri-State Tollway and exit 11A, The Place for Children with Autism serves Waukegan, Gurnee, North Chicago, Lake Forest, and nearby communities, providing tailored, individualized ABA therapy in a comfortable, preschool-like atmosphere.

2749 Grand Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085

Tel (English): (224) 436-0788
Tel (Español): (224) 263-6820

Monday – Friday
8AM – 4:30PM

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About The Place for Children with Autism

Testimonial video is from former client and was unsolicited.

The Place’s award-winning and accredited program provides individualized applied behavior analysis (ABA) services to children ages 2-6. Our model is unique in that ABA therapy is provided in a full day (8am-4:30pm) school-like setting. Throughout the day, there are several activities which mimic a traditional school setting such as circle time, music, arts and crafts, group snacks and lunch, and a variety of other activities to promote socialization with peers. Each child has a dedicated and qualified 1:1 therapist who will specialize in helping children meet critical milestones in communication, social, and behavioral domains.

Our approach to applied behavior analysis (ABA) is based in science and delivered with compassion by qualified therapists (RBTs) and Board-Certified Behavior Analysts.

We are best known for:

Communication Language

Increasing Communication and Language Skills

Social Skills

Improving Social Skills

School Readiness

School Readiness


Developing Independent Living Skills (potty training, etc.)

Macro and Micro Motor Skills

Developing Motor Skills

Executive Functioning

Building Executive Functioning Skills

Recognized for Excellence

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Medicaid and Insurance

Not sure if your insurance plan will cover ABA therapy? Does your insurance plan cover ABA therapy but with high out of pocket costs? Is your child on Medicaid? Our Family Support Services team works proactively with every family in our program to make ABA therapy affordable. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

Autism Diagnosis

To access ABA therapy, your child must have a formal autism diagnosis. If your child needs a diagnosis, contact us using the form below and a member of our team will get in touch to match you with a qualified provider.

Spanish Language Services

We offer family support and training, translation services, and Spanish language services for our Spanish-speaking families. Please call (224) 263-6820 for assistance.

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