How have you impacted Adam’s life? There are 3 areas that stand out to us and are in no particular order. Getting Adam to try any new foods outside his “home” foods continues to amaze us and we can’t help but shake our heads in bewilderment . Hands down you guys have gotten him to eat food we never could. Adam’s vocabulary has increased over 150 words when it comes to sign language. He continues to identify actions with words. Transitioning Adam to “big boy” underwear has been nothing short of amazing.(read more)
ABA Therapy In Champaign, IL
Backed by proven success in helping children with autism reach their goals, Lighthouse Autism Center is a top-rated, cutting-edge autism treatment center offering applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy. This type of therapy involves developmentally appropriate goals, detailed instruction plans and training from highly qualified therapists. Each child at our centers receives a highly customized therapy program designed to meet a child’s individual needs and reach their fullest potential.
Our Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are highly trained clinicians that specialize in autism treatment. Your child’s BCBA along with a team of therapists will help your child develop vocal, social, language, school-readiness, fine and gross motor skills and more. Furthermore, ABA therapy for autism treatment can help address socially significant problem behaviors and give children and families the skills and training to address those problem behaviors. Interested in learning more about our autism services? Schedule a tour with our Family Outreach Coordinator to learn about our center offering ABA therapy in Champaign, IL.
We've Been Where You Are
Owned and Operated by Parents of a Child with Autism
The founders of Lighthouse Autism Center, Gregg and Sandy Maggioli, understand the importance of autism therapy services in Champaign, IL Their son, Victor, was diagnosed with autism in 2003. As parents of a child with autism, they understand firsthand the struggles and triumphs that come with raising a child with autism.
Recognized by the Autism Society of Indiana
Until 2012, the parents who founded and operate Lighthouse Autism Center in Champaign, IL held a variety of leadership positions at an ABA center in Carmel, Indiana. In 2011, that same center received the Excellence in Direct Care Award from the Autism Society of Indiana.
Your Child's Full Potential
ABA Therapy can help them reach it
ABA therapy is the only therapy recommended by the U.S. Surgeon General for the treatment of autism. Our autism therapy services in Champaign, IL can help your child develop communication skills, social skills and functional living skills.
Benefits of ABA Therapy
What sets Lighthouse apart is our intensive, center-based autism behavioral therapy, led by an award-winning management team and provided with exceptional care. Known for being the most effective therapy available for children with autism, ABA therapy is fully customized to each child. It all starts with an assessment with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and then takes place one-on-one with a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), under BCBA supervision.
Days include planned and organic learning opportunities in structured and unstructured settings — all aimed at addressing your child’s unique skills, skill gaps and caregiver input. This is to prepare him or her to carry learning over into real-world settings.
To adjust and improve learning, therapists continually collect data on children to see what skill sets are improving and which ones need more attention. Regular progress and planning meetings also take place between family and staff to encourage the best possible outcomes.
Aiming to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for each child, we positively reinforce socially acceptable behaviors. We also train parents, caregivers and other family members so they can continue reinforcements at home.
We would like to say “Thank You” for all that you do with our little buddy Aidan. We’ve seen so much progress since has started at Lighthouse that it is hard for us to mention everything. The first thing is that he loves going to Lighthouse, and loves his therapists, although he will occasionally feign an illness to stay home. This was not the case with public school. Everyday was a battle to get him to school. We are so thankful that we learned of the center when we did.(read more)
Since enrolling, Morgyn is beginning to make the 180 degree turn we never thought was possible. She is making great strides because of our LAC family. Each and everyone of you who work with Morgyn is the reason. To us we see you as Autism Angels. We see people who care. We see people who know this as a career, not a job. We see compassion in everyone of you in your unwavering dedication to help. Most importantly we see Morgyn being treated as more, much more, than a statistic.(read more)
In just three short months, Brody has made amazing progress. His communication and language skills have vastly improved, which has resulted in far fewer tantrums since he is better able to communicate with us what he wants or needs. He responds to his name usually on the first or second time we call to him, whereas this summer it sometimes would take us saying his name up to ten times until he faced us. I could go on and on, but the number one thing we want to thank the Lighthouse staff for is loving our child.(read more)
When we first toured LAC 18 months ago and met with Leila and Lisa I left in tears with so much hope and relief because we finally found a place that we knew could really help Ally. We never imagined that she would be at where she is today! The change in her is surreal to us and we’re just trying to keep up with her! Thank you so much Sandy for helping us navigate the insurance end of things or this wouldn’t have been possible!(read more)
The Lighthouse staff has won our hearts, and our gratitude, for the incredible job they do with Chaz and all the kids – it is evident that they love and care for, and find joy in, each one of the children. As you all know, we moved to South Bend from Hawaii just over 5 years ago. In Hawaii, the word “aloha” is commonly used for a friendly greeting and warm farewell, but it is also used to describe the spirit of one who is kind, welcoming, caring, and mindful. The spirit of aloha infuses LACand all that goes on within its walls.(read more)
As many of you can recall, prior to coming to the Lighthouse, our Chazzy boy had a permanent knot and scab on his forehead from repeatedly whacking his head out of frustration. He was flying into daily rages and was harming himself and us. Fast forward to today, and we see a completely transformed child. He charges to the front door and makes his daily grand entrance as if to say ” Hi everyone! I’m here!” We never know what he is going to learn next, but we are filled with joy and hopefulness that he will continue to thrive and grow.(read more)
The biggest thing I have noticed is that Lighthouse has taught him how to be so much more patient with himself, and to keep trying. A year ago he couldn’t play a video game for 30 seconds without getting frustrated and giving up , always wanting someone else to do it for him. Now when we play Mario, he tries over and over again to jump on something until he gets it, so impressive! They are teaching him to think outside of the box, if you can’t get something to work one way, try it another way(read more)
9 months ago we dropped Ethan off for his first day. We had no idea what to expect. Ethan didn’t interact much. We were all frustrated and lost.
Fast forward these short months and WOW! Ethan is a completely different kid! He expresses what he wants! He plays with his brothers and sister. He even looks for which sibling he wants! (Each one has something different to offer him). He calls for “da” and says “mama”.
*These testimonials were not solicited by Lighthouse Autism Center.
Story of Success: Ian
- Average of 50 minutes of noncompliance each day
- Lacked ability to recall information and follow directions
- He did not engage his family or peers
- Average of less than 10 minutes of noncompliance per day
- He mastered 1-, 2- and 3- step instructions
- Ian independently greets his peers, family, and teachers