Lighthouse Autism Center to Open New Center in Decatur, Illinois!

Lighthouse Autism Center is Bringing Autism Therapy Services to Decatur, Illinois

Lighthouse Autism Center (LAC) continues to expand, now 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.

 

Decatur Autism Center Coming this Winter of 2022

 

Our newest state-of-the-art aba therapy center in Decatur, Illinois is Lighthouse autism Center’s second children’s autism center to open in Illinois. It is slated to open in the winter of 2022 providing autism services to 25 children and their families and create over 40 new jobs in the area. 

With a mission of providing the highest quality autism services to children and families through our facilities, Lighthouse Autism Center has sought to do just that in Decatur, IL. As the need for ABA services continues to grow, Lighthouse seeks to fill that need by expanding into facilities that can accommodate a larger capacity of learners, helping more families and children with autism, reach their goals.

 

Lighthouse Autism Center is the Midwest’s leading autism therapy provider

 

With beautiful facilities that promote natural and play-based learning, and a team of highly trained and compassionate clinicians, Lighthouse Autism Center brings together compassionate care and clinical excellence to offer the highest quality ABA therapy to children with autism.

With a unique clinical model called Lighthouse Fusion™, children at Lighthouse are making greater progress, faster, all while having fun. While other ABA centers typically keep ABA and speech therapies separate, Lighthouse Fusion brings these two therapies together into one enhanced therapy solution. We invite you to learn more about how this innovative clinical model is helping to unlock each child’s potential. 

 

To learn more about Lighthouse Autism Center or enroll your child, contact our Family Outreach Coordinator at 217-295-2491 or visit our website.

 

Decatur Center Contact Information

427 East Ash Road

Decatur, Illinois 62526

Family Outreach Phone: 217-295-2491

Don’t see an autism treatment center listed near you? Contact us and let us know the area you are in, and we will notify you when we have a center opening near you!

Construction is underway and we cannot wait for the center to be completed!

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Lighthouse Autism Center Partners with Dinosaur Adventure 

Lighthouse Autism Center is partnering with Dinosaur Adventure to offer tickets to children with autism and their families, as well as a sensory hour 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on both days of the event. The tickets will be offered to families currently enrolled at Lighthouse Autism Center.  

Dinosaur Adventure offers a prehistoric exhibit with big dinosaurs and massive family fun. For two days only, guests will have the rare opportunity to travel back 65 million years to experience the thrill of the prehistoric age. While giant dinosaurs are the “meat and bones” of the event, Dinosaur Adventure also features baby dinosaurs with which guests can interact.  

Other activities at the event include a realistic fossil search, Jurassic jeep races, prehistoric themed obstacle courses, dinosaur rides, and more.  

 

The event is open to the general public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 3 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 4 at the South Bend Century Center, 120 Doctor M.L.K. Jr Blvd. Guests can expect the average adventure to last two to three hours. Tickets start at $25 and should be purchased in advance at www.dinosauradventure.com/south-bend. Most activities, except for the mining area and face painting, are unlimited with each child’s admission.   

 

Lighthouse Autism Center is currently the largest ABA provider in Indiana with a network of locations across Indiana, southwest Michigan and central Illinois. Autism spectrum disorder is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States.  

 

Together, we can unlock your child’s potential

  

Lighthouse Autism Center Staff Spotlight: Haeleigh

Meet Lighthouse Autism Center’s Staff Spotlight of the Month: Haeleigh.

Haeleigh is a Registered Behavior Therapist at our Champaign center, where she has worked since May of 2022. Haeleigh received her undergraduate in psychology at the University of Northern Colorado and she is currently enrolled to begin a Master of Arts program in neuroscience and neurocounseling at Bradley University this fall. She has two pets- a dog, Mico, and a cat, Weeble. Haeleigh recently moved to Champaign, Illinois to be closer to family and for her program at BU.

What made you decide to apply to Lighthouse?

I have always been interested in Autism Spectrum Disorder and working with children. I am excited to learn more about ABA at Lighthouse and have become more encouraged to spread the word of neurodivergence. The position has further inspired me to pursue my career in neurocounseling by learning more about behavior and behavioral analysis. With my experience at LAC, I am excited to be able to research additional therapy options like neurofeedback and biofeedback for people with ASD and similar disorders.
 
 

What is your favorite part of working at Lighthouse Autism Center?

Every day is different, and every role within the organization is vital. Each day our kiddos walk through the door, I know they learned a little bit more than the day before. Knowing it is because of my team at Lighthouse that we can change the lives of these kiddos and their families makes coming to work every day worthwhile. Witnessing joy from the kiddos as well as the RBT’s throughout the day is one reason that makes coming to work each day so easy.
 
 

Do you have a favorite memory from your time here?

I have so many wonderful memories of the little quirks and personalities of the kiddos. I think my happiest memories come from the joy and laughter of the kiddos, especially while they are having fun learning and mastering out of programs. It’s so rewarding working with a kiddo on a tough program, and then working with them a couple days later and seeing how far they’ve come to achieving a goal and progressing to more challenging programs.

 

Ready for a career where you can make a difference?

Lighthouse Autism Center Shining Example: Jon

Meet Lighthouse Autism Center’s Child Spotlight of the Month: Jon.

Meet Jon. When Jon first came to Lighthouse, he could not consistently communicate his wants or needs. He struggled with transitions away from preferred items or activities and did not respond to directions. Jon also did not engage with his peers or take turns with preferred items. Since enrolling at Lighthouse, Jon has made incredible progress.

Jon’s Progress at Lighthouse Autism Center

  • Jon can now identify and vocalize his emotions
  • Jon can now use 4-5 word sentences to ask for what he wants or to participate in a conversation
  • Jon now plays at the playground with other kids, and will even introduce himself to others

Lighthouse Autism Center Staff Perspective

“Jon’s progress has blown our staff away. When he started, Jon was quiet and did not reliably use his words. Now, Jon will spontaneously start conversations with others, ask for what he wants, and interact with his peers. Jon lights up our center with his smile and goofy personality. We are all so proud of him!”
 
– Courtney Schultz, Lighthouse Autism Center Clinical Director
 

At LAC, we are seeing incredible progress made by our learners every day.

Autism Resource Fair

Join Lighthouse Autism Center for our first Annual Central Indiana
Autism Resource Fair!

 
This event will feature vendors from all over central
Indiana that provide support services to families with autism.
Enter to win a free Amazon tablet! A free gift bag will be provided for any
family who attends.
 
Vendors will be handing out materials and prizes! The
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office will be on-site to pass out information on
project lifesaver, and Kona Ice will be on-site providing sweet treats as well! There will also be various fun activities such as face painting and sensory water activities for all kiddos to enjoy!
We cannot wait to see you at this FREE event!
 
This event will take place at our Noblesville Autism Center located at: 15755 North Pointe Blvd,
Noblesville, IN 46060.
Planning to attend? Register Here: https://forms.microsoft.com/r/c1fu6KYHeG
This is a FREE event. Registration is not required to attend.

Together, we can unlock your child’s potential

Autism Parent Support Group

Autism Parent Support Group

 

Lighthouse Autism Center and the Autism Society of Indiana are partnering to host a free Parent Support Group for parents of children who are newly diagnosed with autism. The support group will involve a four-part series that will include a diverse and knowledgeable group of in-person speakers and light refreshments.

This is an in-person, free event! Lighthouse Autism Center in Noblesville, IN. 15755 N Pointe Blvd, Noblesville, IN 46060

Register Here: https://forms.office.com/r/APQiJcFz9j

This is a four-part series.
Autism Parent Support Schedule

Session 1: September 12th
Session 2: October 25th
Session 3: November 30th
Session 4: TBD

For questions or more information, contact abbeyy@lighthouseautismcenter.com

 

Together, we can unlock your child’s potential

Lighthouse Autism Center to Open New Autism Center in Castleton, Indiana!

Lighthouse Autism Center is Expanding Services into Castleton, Indiana

Lighthouse Autism Center (LAC) continues to expand, now 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.

Castleton Autism Center Coming this Winter of 2022

Our newest state-of-the-art ABA therapy center is slated to open in the winter of 2022 near Indianapolis, Indiana. Our children’s autism center will provide autism services to 60 children and their families and create over 85 new jobs in the area.

With a mission of providing the highest quality autism services to children and families through our facilities, LAC has sought to do just that in Castleton, IN. As the need for ABA services continues to grow, Lighthouse seeks to fill that need by expanding into facilities that can accommodate a larger capacity of learners, helping more families and children with autism, reach their goals.

Natural and Play-based ABA Therapy

Lighthouse Autism Center is the Midwest’s leading autism therapy provider. With beautiful facilities that promote natural and play-based learning, and a team of highly trained and compassionate clinicians, our autism center in Indianapolis brings together compassionate care and clinical excellence to offer the highest quality ABA therapy to children with autism.

With a unique clinical model called Lighthouse Fusion™, children at Lighthouse are making greater progress, faster, all while having fun. While other ABA centers typically keep ABA and speech therapies separate, Lighthouse Fusion brings these two therapies together into one enhanced therapy solution. We invite you to learn more about how this innovative clinical model is helping to unlock each child’s potential.

To learn more about Lighthouse Autism Center or enroll your child, contact our Family Outreach Coordinator at 317-222-1242 or visit our website.

Castleton Center Contact Information

7526 E. 82nd St

Castleton, Indiana 46256

Family Outreach Phone: 317-222-1242

Don’t see an autism treatment center listed near you? Contact us and let us know the area you are in, and we will notify you when we have a center opening near you!

Construction is underway and we cannot wait for the center to be completed!

Find an Autism Center Near You

Interested in finding an autism center near you? Click Find a Center below to view a full list of current autism therapy centers.