Are you worried your child may not be ready for a classroom setting?

Does your child have difficulty learning in groups?

Skill Sprout’s Early Start Autism Program helps prepare young children with autism and developmental delays to participate and learn in individual and group settings. This therapeutic program provides 15 hours per week of direct one-on-one services that build the necessary foundation for independent learning and provides group learning opportunities for generalization of skills and preparation for the school environment.


Ongoing throughout the year, sessions typically run Monday - Friday, 9:00-12:00.


A multi-disciplinary team will work directly with your child and meet regularly to assess your child’s individualized needs and progress on targeted objectives, utilizing a trans-disciplinary approach to maximize your child’s progress. A Clinical Case Coordinator will be assigned to your family to assist in coordinating services, parent training, and accessing community resources and involvement.


The program consists of the following weekly therapies, all geared toward preparing your child for classroom and group learning:

ABA Therapy- 9 hours per week

ABA Therapy is individualized therapy that focuses on core areas of deficit related to social/communication, academic skills, daily living, motor skills, as well as reduction of challenging behavior.

Social Skills Therapy- 2 hours per week

Social Skills with peer volunteers from the community assist in developing and generalizing individualized social skills objectives in a group atmosphere.

Occupational Therapy- 2 hours per week

Motor and sensory needs are assessed and directly targeted with parent training to assist in fully meeting your child’s sensory/motor needs, particularly in a group environment.

Speech and Language Therapy- 2 hours per week

Direct speech and language therapy focuses on communication and social language objectives for the purpose of improving your child’s ability to communicate his or her wants and needs and socially interact in a group atmosphere.

ENROLL NOW! Limited Spaces Available

Skill Sprout's Early Start Program is available in the following locations:

Lombard, IL
Normal, IL
Peoria, IL
Springfield, IL
Washington, IL
Farmers Branch, TX

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