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)
Autism Center in Elkhart, Indiana
Lighthouse Autism Center is a highly rated autism center in Elkhart, Indiana, offering intensive, center-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for autism. Led by highly qualified Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), ABA at our facility involves unique, customized programs that are catered to each individual child. Through carefully designed therapies, children with autism are able to see great success in learning and refining skills such as vocal communication, listening, preschool readiness, social skills and life skills. ABA can also help decrease socially significant problem behaviors. To learn more about the autism services offered by Lighthouse, contact our Family Outreach Coordinator to schedule a tour of our ABA center.
Lighthouse Autism Center Elkhart South
Elkhart, Indiana 46517
Lighthouse Autism Center Elkhart North
415 Waterfall Dr.
Elkhart, Indiana 46516
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 Elkhart, IN. 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.
Award Winning Management
Recognized by the Autism Society of Indiana
Until 2012, the parents who founded and operate Lighthouse Autism Center in Elkhart, Indiana 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.
Benefits of Receiving ABA Therapy at Lighthouse
A quality, intensive center-based autism treatment provider, Lighthouse is the only local center of its kind that is operated by an award-winning management team. When you come to our facility for autism treatment, you and your child will receive exceptional service and care. As the most effective therapy available, ABA is fully customized to meet each child’s needs through an assessment with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Therapy is conducted one-on-one with a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and under the supervision of a BCBA. Each child’s day is specifically structured to provide planned and organic learning opportunities, as well as opportunities to practice skills in both structured and unstructured settings. . We provide positive reinforcement for socially acceptable behaviors and seek to make learning enjoyable for every child. Furthermore, we also train parents, caregivers and family members to know how to reinforce training at home, allowing each child to achieve the best possible outcomes.
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)
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”.
Everyday we waited to hear from the school that we had to come get our son because they were not equipped to handle him. In fact, I use to take my cellphone in to sales calls because I needed to be available to go get him at a moments notice.
The piece of mind I now take for granted, to an extent, when I drop him off is a true godsend. Everyone their seems genuinely interested in my son and his successes.
I cant say enough for what your staff has done for our son myself and his mother!
Lighthouse has changed his world, opened him up and in turn has improved all of our lives! We are beyond blessed by this opportunity and I thank each and every person we’ve meet and worked with! Without Lighthouse and this EXTRAORDINARY program, my little boy would still be locked into silence and frustration. Words cannot express my gratitude, but know that you’ve all been the answer to my prayers!(read more)
Ally did something amazing this weekend! Yesterday morning she woke up and said “Mommy what day is it” with a huge grin on her face. I told her it was Sunday and she said, “No Mommy, what other day is it….it’s your day!” She remembered on her own. Robert was really sick all weekend and neither of us had talked to her about it being Mother’s day. She told me she was going to put on a show for me. She has never done this before.(read more)
Through the efforts of everyone there, he is very comfortable with Lighthouse. He makes comments, but it is more like the grumblings of being made to do something he really enjoys, but doesn’t want to admit. He talks about various people he knows from Lighthouse and you can tell that they are very important to him. It’s great that he has such a wide variety of people who work with him. And we want you all to know how much we appreciate the time that you spend to improve Nick’s skills and his life overall.(read more)
LAC has brought to our lives new inspiration. Two years ago, on December 3rd, Lexi began her journey with your team. I was nervous, excited, scared, and hopeful all at the same time. Every question I had about our choice to bring her to you was running wild through my thoughts: Would you understand her? Could you help her grow? Would you recognize her hidden intelligence? Would she be accepted? Would the staff love her and care for her the way we had always envisioned?
Every response is a resounding “YES!”
Thank you so much for all you have done and continue to do for Hunter. You not only fight for your own kid but for ours too! Whether he gets cut next time or the time after that, I could never thank you enough for what you guys have done for our family. I am ready for whatever plans we can try for next time, just let me know what to do. I will continue to fight till there are no more options! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!(read more)
*These testimonials were not solicited by Lighthouse Autism Center.
Story of Success: Quin
- Lacked ability to follow directions
- Refused to communicate what he wanted
- Refused to answer questions when asked
- He has mastered 1, 2 and 3 step instructions
- He now communicate his wants and needs
- Quin now independently answers questions without refusal