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)
New Autism Center in Granger, Indiana
Lighthouse Autism Center is pleased to announce the opening of its sixth location in Granger, Indiana. The new center will open in January of 2019 and will immediately begin serving children with autism in the Granger area.
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, have a son named Victor. Their son Victor was diagnosed with Autism in 2003. They understand the struggle that you go through as a parent when you are told that your child has autism.
Award Winning Management
Recognized by the Autism Society of Indiana
The parents who founded Lighthouse Autism Center held a variety of positions at an ABA center in Carmel, Indiana until 2012. In 2011, that center was recognized by the Excellence in Direct Care Award by the Autism Society of Indiana.
I can’t say enough positive things about the work that has been done with Garrett. He is a totally different kid now than when he started with Lighthouse in July. I was reluctant in the beginning because 8 hours a day, 5 days a week seemed like so much but it turns out that it was exactly what he needed. When we go to restaurants he orders his own food. At the wedding, not only did he do a fantastic job, he was spoken to by several people he had never met before and he responded appropriately to each person and was able to carry on a conversation.(read more)
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)
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!
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)
We were wrapping up our appointment this morning and Ginny stood up to put her coat on. She attempted to do it herself and then looked up at Katy and said “Will you help me please” – Katy then helped her with her coat. Next, Ginny attempted to start the zipper then asked Katy “Help me zip please”. Dr. Best was extremely pleased with what he witnessed. He mentioned something to the effect of too often just being exposed to the negative and not being present to witness the positive.(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)
Despite knowing it was the right place for her to be, Eric and I were both a nervous wreck. Never did we imagine our daughter (who has stranger danger and had never been away from us) would, within weeks, not shed a tear when dropped off . Within months she would run to her therapists without even looking back and after a year she actually would do better during the week when she goes to school then she does on weekends when she isn’t able to go.(read more)
*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