The Place for Children with Autism Announces a New Initiative to Benefit the South Chicago Community

CHICAGO – The Place for Children with Autism is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and barbecue at their new South Chicago location this August, where a new community initiative is set to be announced.

In partnership with Alderwoman Susan Sadowski Garza of the 10th Ward, The Place for Children with Autism has been able to provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to a community that was formerly overlooked and underserved. Autism therapy for children was recently deployed in South Chicago, which has stimulated the local economy by creating jobs and establishing a strong community of parents and support.

Families have reported seeing observable progress within weeks of starting the therapy, with children engaging more, making eye contact, and verbalizing their wants and needs.

The Place for Children with Autism is set to host the ribbon cutting ceremony on August 5, 2019 (3PM-5PM) at the South Chicago location. A barbeque will be held immediately following the ceremony and parents can register to attend with children by visiting: https://backyardbbq2019.eventbrite.com.

A new initiative is set to be announced at the ribbon cutting ceremony, which will outline an expansion project in South Chicago and address the ongoing needs of the community.

The center’s website is readily accepting applicants. Parents are encouraged to visit: https://theplaceforchildrenwithautism.com to enroll their children.

9023 S. Commercial Ave, Chicago, IL 60617

The Place for Children with Autism offers ABA therapy in a preschool style setting for children between the ages of 2 and 6. With a goal to keep the children attending centers on or ahead of pace with other children of the same age, The Place looks to facilitate eventual mainstreaming in a regular classroom. Each center employs trained therapists and helps families verify insurance coverage to ensure every child has the opportunity to lead a happy and productive life. The Place for Children with Autism services underserved communities in the Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs and looks to continue expanding.

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