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)
Autism Therapy Center in Warsaw Michigan
A quality intensive center based ABA therapy provider, Lighthouse is the only Michiana center that is operated by an award winning management team. Gregg and Sandy Maggioli bring almost a decade of experience operating an Autism center to LAC. They are also parents of a child who has Autism. Together they founded and opened Lighthouse Autism Center. To provide hope for every child, every family.
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.
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)
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)
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!”
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