Local Autism Resources

Northwest Indiana Autism Resources

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Therapy Clinics
Biomed Practitioners
Chiropractors
Accupuncture/Chinese Medicine
Where to get a diagnosis
Respite Care
Financial Help
Special Education Advocates
Tutors
Social Skills Groups/Activities/Camps

Therapy Clinics

ABA Chicago, Inc.
30 E Huron St, #1106
Chicago,IL 60611
Phone: 847.997.7157
Web: www.abachicago.com

Insurance: Most major plans & TriCare ECHO/Demo

ABA Chicago provies BCBA supervised home-based ABA-Verbal Behavior programs.

Children’s Therapy Plus
6504 East 129th Avenue
Crown Point
Phone: 662.7654
Web: www.ctplus.addr.com

Insurance: Most major plans

Children’s is the only clinic in Northwest Indiana offering hippotherapy (horse riding therapy).

Innovations In Learning
8200 Georgia Street
Merrillville
Phone: 791.1400
Web: www.innovationsinlearning.net

Insurance: Most major plans

Innovations is the largest ABA clinic in Northwest Indiana.

Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehab
3325 Willowcreek Road
Portage
Phone: 764.4888
Web: www.jsladder.org

Insurance: unknown

Kid Power Therapy
5201 Fountain Drive
Suite D
Crown Point
Phone: 796-9335
Web: http://www.kidpowertherapy.com/

Kidworks
1120 South Calumet Road
Chesterton
Phone: 983.9675
Web: www.kidworksllc.com

Insurance: Most Major Plans

Kidworks has an OT that is currently pursuing certification in DIR®/Floortime. They also have art and social skills groups for various ages.

KV Health Centre
4109 West State Road 10
Wheatfield
Phone: 219-956-4000
Web: http://www.jchh.com/kvhc.html

Insurance: Most Major Plans

KV Health Centre is an outpatient facility who works with First Steps as well as pediatric clients. Services provided are Speech, OT, and PT.

Life Strategies
1470 West U.S. Hwy 20 North
Porter
Phone: 219-359-3272
Web: www.life-strategies.net

Insurance: Unknown

Next Level Therapeutic Services
6100 Miller Ave.
Gary, IN 46403
Phone: 219-427-0196
Web: N/A

Insurance: Unknown

St. Margaret Mercy Pediatric Rehabilitiation
OMNI 41 Health & Fitness Connection
Schererville
Phone: 322.2037
Web:www.smmhc.com

Insurance: Most major plans

Wee Care Therapy
440 Edmond Drive
Dyer
Phone: 322.1415
Web: www.weecaretherapy.com

Insurance: Wee Care Therapy is in network with several insurance plans and provides services through First Steps. Please call for additional information.

Wee Care is the largest pediatric therapy clinic in Northwest Indiana. They offer seminars throughout the year and their staff is trained in a wide variety of different methodologies.

Zeilbeck Group
717 Monroe Street
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219.575.1437
Web: www.zeilbeckgroup.com

Insurance: Most major plans and Medicaid

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Biomedical Practitioners

Gregory Brown, M.D.
A.R.C.H. Medical Center
9612 S. Franklin Drive
Franklin, WI 53132
Phone: 414.855.0240
Web: www.archmedicalcenter.com

Phillip C. DeMio, M.D.
320 Orchardview Ave, Suite 2
Seven Hills, OH 44131
Phone: 216.901.0441
Web: www.drdemio.com

Mark Geier, M.D., PhD.
Genetic Consultants of Indiana
9595 Whitley Drive
Suite 205
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Phone: 317-324-0149

Mary Lou Hulseman, M.D.
Fall Creek Family Medicine
9560 E 59th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46216
Phone: 317.621.1700
Web: www.fallcreekmed.com

Gene Justus, M.D.
Speedway Family Physicians
1426 Main Street
Indianapolis, IN 46224
Phone: 317-486-2350
Web: n/a

Renee Kimberling, N.D., R.N.
Healing Arts (N.A.E.T.)
2307 LaPorte Ave., Suite 4
Valparaiso, IN. 46383
Phone: 219.510.5623
Web: http://healingartsvalpo.com

Rhonda Marsh, R.N., M.S.N., C.F.N.P.
Integrative Health Specialtists of Indiana
9333 N. Meridian St. Suite 202
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Phone: 317.580.9333
Web: www.healthyindy.com

Anju Usman, M.D.
True Health Medical Center
603 E. Diehl Rd. #135
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 630.995.4242
Web: n/a

Michael Williamson, M.D.
Autism Hope & Healing Clinic
616 E. Main Street
Muncie, IN 47305
Phone: 765-716-8966
Web: www.autismhopeandhealing.com

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Chiropractors

Dr. Sandee Clark
Clark’s Family Chiropractic
6646 W. Johnson Road
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 866-932-9630
Web: http://www.clarksfamilychiropractic.com/

Trish Hammett, D.C.
New Life Family Chiropractic Center
3610 West 80th Lane
Merrillville
Phone: 769.5433
Web: www.newlifefamilychiropractic.net

Chris Hayes, D.C.
Hayes Family Chiropractic & Wellness
11400 Broadway
Crown Point
Phone: 661-8680
Web: http://hayesfamilychiro.com

Brian McGuckin, D.C., DABCI
McGuckin Chiropractic
412 Marquette Street
Valparaiso
Phone: 531.1234
Web: www.drmcguckin.com

Dr. McGuckin is not a DAN! clinician but runs many of the same tests that a DAN! doctor would, including food allergy testing, heavy metals challenge, hair analysis and supplement recommendations.

Mark Olson, D.C.
Olson Chiropractic
11 West Old Ridge Road
Hobart
Phone: 942.3049
Web: n/a
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Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine

Laura Zaranski, M.S., L.Ac.
East Wind Acupuncture
210 N. Calumet
Chesterton
Phone: 395.9928
Web: www.ewacupuncture.com

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Where to get a diagnosis

Carl Hale, Ph.D.
Neuropsychologist
285 W. 80th
Merrillville
Phone: 769.7233
Mobile: 742.5122
Web: n/a

Dr. Judith Harrington
Neuropsychologist
908 Roosevelt Rd. Suite K
Valparaiso
Phone: 462.0246
Web: www.anps-in.com

Elizabeth Magno, M.D.
Pediatric Neurologist
8315 Virginia Street
Suite M
Merrillville
Phone: 736.1500
Web: n/a

Behavior Specialists of Indiana
2611A Chicago Street
Valparaiso
Phone: 462.6705
Web: n/a

Innovations In Learning
8901 Randolph Street
Hobart
Phone: 942.5590
Web: www.innovationsinlearning.net

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Respite Care

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Financial Help

  1. NAA’s Helping Hands Program
  2. Children’s Special Health Care Services
  3. Hannah & Friends Grant
  4. United Healthcare Children’s Foundation
  5. Lend4Health
  6. Generation Rescue Family Grant Program

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Special Education Advocates

  1. About Special Kids (A.S.K.)
  2. Autism Socity of Indiana (ASI) – ASI has advocates who focus exclusively on helping parents of children with Autism navigate the Special Education maze.
  3. Indiana Parent Advocate – Kelly Schmwell is private special education advocate who has three children on the Autism Spectrum. She is available for consultation and to attend Case Conferences or Mediations and has extensive experience in helping families affected by Autism.
  4. InSource – Hestina Monroe and Toni Modglin are available for consultations and for attendance at Case Conferences and Mediations.

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Tutors

    A thru Z Learning
    Preschool and Tutoring
    Lee Ann Cosh
    605 B Mc Cord St.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    219-229-3100
    www.athruztutoring.com

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Social Skills Groups/Activities/Camps

  1. FUN FOR ALL – Play based behavioral program located in Merrillville.
  2. Camp R.O.C.K.S. – An overnight camp for individuals aged 10-17 on the Autism Spectrum. Located in Noblesville, this camp is sponsored by Easter Seals Crossroads and the Autism Society of Indiana.
  3. Camp Circle of Friends is a summer day camp program for children diagnosed with autism, Aspergers, PDD and PDD-NOS. Our program provides a camp experience for children Kindergarten through eighth grade. Campers participate in a small group setting that includes activities for social skills, sensory integration, independent living skills and practice for pragmatic language skills…all through fun indoor and outdoor activities. This camp is sponsored by the Autism Society of North Central Indiana.
  4. TOPSoccer – Soccer program for children from 6 to 18 years of age and of all disabilities. Dyer Indoor Soccer Arena, 14914 W. 101st Ave., Dyer. Call 219-365-7337
  5. Preschool Summer Day Camps at Center for Possibilities in Hobart – Children 3-6 years old with a developmental disability are eligible to enroll in our preschool summer day camps. Each camp will run for 2 weeks, Monday-Thursday, from 8:30am-1:45pm. Campers can enroll in just one camp or up to all four. Call 219.962.5751 for more information.
  6. Summer Camp for students 18-22 years old with moderate to severe developmental disabilities at Center for Possibilites in Hobart. Call 219.962.5751 for more information.
  7. ASI-NWI Summer Day Camp The Autism Society of Northwest Indiana is sponsoring a two week Day Camp for kids with autism. Campers must be between 6-14 years old and toilet trained. Call Mary Anne Neiner at 219-838-7073 for more information and to register.
  8. Therapeutic Horseback Riding at Exceptional Equestrians Unlimited in Hobart. They offer two sessions through the summer/fall. Call (219) 945-0726 for more information.
  9. Ongoing social skills groups at Wee Care Therapy in Dyer – Wee Care is offering 4 different social skills groups for individuals with disabilities. Groups range from small group 2-3 yr olds, large group 2-3 yr olds, 4-6 yr old group and 7 + yr old group. Call Wee Care at 219.322.1314 for more information.
  10. Life Compass Camp This is a week long day camp run in Michigan City Indiana at the Boy Scout Camp. Contact Cher Wright at 219-309-4167 for more information.