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Autism Center near Shenandoah South, Orland Park, Illinois

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(312) 554-5578

Stride’s center-based ABA Therapy program for preschoolers helps prepare children with autism for kindergarten and beyond. We are thrilled to offer our services near Shenandoah South, Orland Park, Illinois.

Exterior of the Stride Autism Center near Shenandoah South, Orland Park IL.

Autism Center near Shenandoah South, Orland Park, Illinois

Now Enrolling!

(312) 554-5578

Exterior of the Stride Autism Center near Shenandoah South, Orland Park IL.

Stride’s center-based ABA Therapy program for preschoolers helps prepare children with autism for kindergarten and beyond. We are thrilled to offer our services near Shenandoah South, Orland Park, Illinois.

Interior view of the front reception area of the Stride Autism Center for children near Shenandoah South, Orland Park, IL.
View of interior open space with toys, a table, chairs, and cubby area at the Stride Autism Center near Shenandoah South, Orland Park, IL.
Toys for children to play with during their ABA therapy near Shenandoah South, Orland Park IL.
Play therapy area for children with autism near Shenandoah South, Orland Park IL.
Classroom with table, chairs and small trampoline where children with autism learn skills during their full-day ABA program near Shenandoah South, Orland Park, IL.

Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts near Shenandoah South, Orland Park IL

Ashley Whittington-Barnish
Clinical Director

Headshot of Amanda Lam, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in Orland Park, IL who provides ABA therapy for children at Stride.

Amanda Lam
Lead BCBA

Our Convenient Location near Shenandoah South, Orland Park, Illinois

18080 Wolf Rd
Orland Park, IL 60467

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(312) 554-5578

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    ABA Therapy near Shenandoah South, Orland Park

    The creation of Stride stemmed from a deeply personal aspiration to help people with autism. Our founder’s sister lives with Rett Syndrome, a severe autism-related disorder. While growing up together, he was able to openly see the critical role that early therapeutic intervention and personalized care have in producing essential opportunities for both social engagement and independence.

    We carefully put together our all-inclusive, full-day program for preschool-age children based on an in-depth assessment of the most current autism therapy research. Our center specializes in addressing the unique needs of preschool children because that’s where we know we can have the biggest positive impact. The sooner your child receives the assistance they need the better they’ll be as they proceed through life’s numerous stages. By assisting them with intensive ABA therapy when they’re still young, we have the highest chance of success in establishing a robust foundation from which they can thrive and reach their fullest potential.

    Our Shenandoah South, Orland Park, Illinois Autism Program

    The Shenandoah South, Orland Park Program at Stride is meant to be a full-day experience for children that are between the ages of 2 and 6. A typical day at our center encompasses two central approaches:

    One-on-One Therapy

    Once enrolled at Stride, your child will receive numerous hours of focused interaction and attention designed for them specifically. We also use meticulously-planned instructional areas to help minimize possible distractions and enable your child to obtain the most benefit from working with their skilled therapist.

    These specific sessions allow your child to concentrate on individualized goals that will manage their needs in a thoughtful manner that is both productive and reassuring. Our wonderful Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) can have a significant impact in a multitude of areas, whether helping to enhance children’s self-care capabilities and verbal and nonverbal communication skills, reducing unsuitable behaviors, or working on anything else indicated by either our team or your family members.

    Group Activities

    Communication and socialization often produce some of the most arduous challenges for individuals with autism. As a means of helping confront these challenges productively, we give children in the program the chance to engage with their peers in an inspired and well regulated environment. As they participate in fun and exciting activities like art projects and free play, the children also go through vital “teachable moments” that benefit their overall learning.

    Our expansive playgrounds are perfect for all types of group activities, and we hold circle time each day. With this group-based socialization and learning approach, our main goal is to boost your child’s overall preparedness for school while providing them with the tools and in-depth practice required to successfully develop and maintain beneficial relationships with their fellow classmates.

    We have made certain that no time is poorly spent during our program, with each and every full day used to its absolute limit  in addressing your child’s needs. If you are interested in understanding how a standard day at Stride is structured, please view the sample schedule found on Our Program page.

    How Our Shenandoah South, Orland Park ABA Therapists Can Help Your Child

    Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy is fundamental to our program because it has been painstakingly evaluated, and demonstrated to be beneficial for those on the autism spectrum. ABA starts with a thorough evaluation of your child so we can achieve an understanding of the type and extent of their specific needs. Once the assessment has been completed, our team generates an individualized program and puts it to full use in our safety minded, fun and welcoming setting. All of this works to help your child improve their skills and forego maladaptive  behaviors that can end up making life more challenging. Nothing would make us happier than for your child to succeed both in the classroom environment and in the broader world around them.

    If you think that our program may be a promising option for your child, we’d welcome the chance to speak with you. Please get started here, or call us at (312) 554-5578.