About Us

Our Autism Story

Our Mission

Our mission at Lighthouse Autism Center is simple. Bring the highest quality ABA therapy services to communities that need it. From humble beginnings with one center in Mishawaka, Indiana, Lighthouse Autism Center has boldly pursued that mission, bringing ABA services to thousands of families across the Midwest. Through compassionate care and clinical excellence, Lighthouse is making a difference for children with autism, one community at a time.

Where It All Started

In 2004, Gregg and Sandy Maggioli’s son, Victor, was diagnosed with autism. As parents, they were committed to finding the best possible care for their son. It was during that pursuit that they discovered ABA therapy. Victor attended one of the first ABA centers in the state of Indiana and Gregg and Sandy experienced firsthand the transformative impact of ABA therapy for their son, and their family.

It was from this experience that Lighthouse Autism Center was born. Gregg and Sandy had a passion for ABA and wanted to make sure that every child and family had access to these life changing services.

Knowing the challenges each family faces, Lighthouse Autism Center is uniquely positioned to provide support to the entire family from receiving a diagnosis to navigating insurance and finding the right service; and everything in between.

ABA Therapy is Transforming Lives

Lighthouse Values

At every center you will see Lighthouse Autism Center’s values proudly displayed. It is a visual testament to the qualities and culture that we nurture within our centers. From the BCBA that will go with a family to their child’s first dentist appointment, to the therapist that goes the extra mile to learn a child’s favorite song and dance, we have no doubt you will see and feel the Lighthouse Values in each one of our centers.

See our values in action
  1. Care about people more than anything.
  2. Judge people by more than their metrics.
  3. Don’t separate the vision from the operations.
  4. Put a premium on innovation & creativity.
  5. Be completely trustworthy.
  6. Give away credit.
  7. Be yourself.

Recent News


Lighthouse Autism Center Opens New Autism Center in Castleton, Indiana!

ABA Therapy Center is Now Open in Castleton, Indiana Lighthouse Autism Center (LAC) continues to expand, with a network of centers in three states – quite a journey from its humble beginnings serving four families in one building to now serving hundreds of families across three states for nearly a decade It is truly amazing! […]

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Lighthouse Autism Center Staff Spotlight: Abigail

Meet Lighthouse Autism Center’s Staff Spotlight of the Month: Abigail Abigail is a Registered Behavior Technician at our Portage center. She has been with Lighthouse Autism Center since June of 2022 and is currently working towards her Associates Degree in Human Services and Social Work at Ivy Tech and anticipates graduating in August of 2023. […]

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Lighthouse Autism Center Shining Example: Abel

Meet Lighthouse Autism Center’s Child Spotlight of the Month: Abel. When Abel first came to Lighthouse, he had very little vocal communication skills and struggled to communicate his wants and needs. He also did not tolerate sitting on the toilet, which limited his progress with toilet training. Abel did not often engage in appropriate social […]

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