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)
Autism Therapy Center in Plymouth, Indiana
After nearly a year of deliberation, meetings, and planning, Lighthouse Autism Center opened its fourth location in Plymouth, IN. Consistent with their mission of bringing ABA services to communities that need them, Gregg and Sandy Maggioli decided to expand services to other communities outside of Mishawaka and Warsaw.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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!”
*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