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South Loop, Chicago Location

(312) 554-5578

If you have a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you want to do everything you can to set them up for future success. At Stride Autism Centers in Chicago, Illinois, we stand alongside you to achieve that goal.

By blending one-on-one therapy with group activities at our center, we provide your child with both personalized care and opportunities to learn social and communication skills in a group setting. This approach is uniquely possible within a center-based program such as Stride and helps prepare children for kindergarten.

South Loop, Chicago Location

(312) 554-5578

If you have a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you want to do everything you can to set them up for future success. At Stride Autism Centers in Chicago, Illinois, we stand alongside you to achieve that goal.

By blending one-on-one therapy with group activities at our center, we provide your child with both personalized care and opportunities to learn social and communication skills in a group setting. This approach is uniquely possible within a center-based program such as Stride and helps prepare children for kindergarten.

Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts in South Loop, Chicago

Headshot of Katie Haggerty, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in Chicago (Southloop), Illinois who provides ABA therapy for children at Stride.

Katie Haggerty
BCBA

Our Convenient Location

1925 S Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

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(312) 554-5578

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    ABA Therapy in Chicago

    Stride was born from a deeply personal desire to help people with autism. Our founder’s sister lives with Rett Syndrome, a severe autism-related disorder. Growing up together, he saw firsthand the critical role early intervention and personalized care play in creating opportunities for socialization and independence.

    Stride’s intensive program for preschool-aged kids was carefully designed based on the latest research in autism therapy. We specialize in addressing the needs of preschool children because that’s where we can make the biggest difference. The sooner your child gets the help they need the better off they’ll be. By supporting them with intensive ABA at a young age, we have the best chance of laying a sound foundation for their future.

    Our Chicago, South Loop Autism Program

    Stride’s South Loop Program is structured as a full-day experience for kids ages 2 to 6. A typical day at Stride involves two types of approaches:

    One-on-One Therapy

    Your child receives multiple hours of personalized, focused attention. We have instruction spaces specifically designed to minimize distractions while your child works with their therapist.

    During these sessions your child focuses on the uniquely tailored goals that will best support their needs, whether that’s improving their communication skills or self-care abilities, reducing problematic behaviors, or anything else the family, in conjunction with our team, has identified.

    Group Activities

    The biggest challenges presented by autism often come down to communication and socialization. At our centers, children have the opportunity to play and interact with other kids in a guided yet naturalistic setting. During activities, like art and free play, they get to learn during “teachable moments” as they’re having fun with peers.

    Our centers have open space playground areas for group activity and we integrate circle time into the daily plan. Our goal is to build your child’s readiness for school and arm them with the tools and practice to develop relationships with peers.

    Each day is highly customized to your child’s needs. However, to get a general sense of what a day at Stride in Chicago is like, a sample schedule is on Our Program page.

    How Our ABA Therapists Can Help Your Child

    Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy has been widely studied and shown to be effective for individuals on the autism spectrum. ABA starts with a thorough evaluation of your child so we can best understand their specific needs. Then, we build a personalized program and implement it in our safe, fun and naturalistic setting. This will help your child develop the skill set to avoid behaviors which could make life more challenging and allow them to thrive academically and socially in the future.

    If you think our program might be right for your son or daughter, get started here.