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ABA Parent & Caregiver Training in Chicago & the Surrounding Suburbs

Rise Up For Autism offers early intervention, center-based ABA therapy services in Chicago and across the surrounding suburbs. The aim of our therapy is simple: to improve your child’s quality of life and help them build vital communication, socialization, and independent living skills.

Rise Up For Autism

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Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children


We understand that an autism diagnosis can lead to complex feelings, questions, and a deep desire for the best future for your child. Autism cannot be detected through any medical tests, so psychologists and doctors will observe your child's behavior and their progress in reaching certain developmental milestones in order to determine a diagnosis. They will assess communication and social challenges and interview parents about restricted interests or maladaptive behaviors, among other diagnostic criteria. From there, your child will receive a diagnosis of ASD 1, 2, or 3, which indicate how much support they will need moving forward.

While we specialize in support services post-diagnosis through ABA therapy, we are also here to guide families in Illinois through the initial step of obtaining an accurate Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis. Our dedication to your child’s well-being extends beyond therapy; it begins the moment you start seeking answers.

  • RBT Certified Therapists

  • 100+ Families Helped

  • Proud Partner of Joliet School District 86

  • Free Consultation

  • Flexible Full Time and Part Time Therapy Options

About Us

Welcome to ABA Parent Training Services in Chicago, IL

At Rise Up For Autism, we are dedicated to both children in our ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) program and supporting families in our parent/caregiver training program. Our caregiver training programs in Chicago, Joliet, Aurora, and Tinley Park provide parents with the tools they need to strengthen their child’s learning and make headway at home, too. Our certified therapists use practical ABA strategies to teach parents how to manage behaviors, improve communication, and foster independence in their children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

What Is ABA Parent Training?

Parent and Caregiver training involves teaching parents the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to ensure that the progress made at the clinic generalizes into the home setting. Parents and caregivers will be taught how to manage challenging behavior, increase communication, promote positive social skills, and support their child's overall development. This training focuses on real-life applications, ensuring parents can use ABA strategies throughout their daily routines to create a consistent and supportive environment for their children.

Does ABA Parent Training Work?

Absolutely, Research has shown that ABA parent training has been effective in reducing parent stress, improving family interactions, and improving child treatment outcomes. At Rise Up, parent training is a requirement when enrolling your child given that it equips parents with the skills to:

  • Apply consistent strategies that bolster therapeutic goals.
  • Encourage positive behaviors and reduce challenging behaviors.
  • Support their child’s communication and social interactions.

We want parents to be active participants in their child’s ABA therapy, leading to improved outcomes and stronger family dynamics.

Our Approach to ABA Parent Training

Our approach to parent education at Rise Up For Autism is personalized and practical. Here is how we make a difference:

Individualized Training Plans

Each family receives a tailored parent training plan based on your family values and child's needs.

Hands-On Learning

We emphasize practical, hands-on parent training sessions so that you can confidently apply ABA techniques.

Collaborative Learning Environment

We foster a supportive learning environment where parents can share experiences and ask questions.

Ongoing Evaluation and Support

We continuously assess the effectiveness of the training and provide ongoing help to ensure parents feel confident and supported.

Ready to Start ABA Parent Training?

Explore how our training program can support your family. Contact Rise Up For Autism to learn more and consider joining our program.

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What Makes Us Different?

Expert Trainers

Our trainers are experienced BCBAs who are skilled in both ABA therapy and parent training techniques.

Practical Focus

We concentrate on practical skills that parents can immediately apply at home.

Flexible Scheduling

Our BCBAs offer several daytime scheduling options to work around your busy schedules!

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Explore how our training program can support your family. Contact Rise Up For Autism to learn more and consider joining our program.

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Our Families Love Us


My child has benefited greatly from the ABA therapy program offered by Rise Up for Autism in Chicago. The center's caring and organized approach, along with the team's competence, have equipped my 6-year-old with the necessary tools for success.

Deuzt C.


Rise Up for Autism's team has been an extraordinary asset to our family. They deliver exceptional ABA therapy and have facilitated remarkable progress in our son's communication and social abilities.

Bonnie B.


Choosing to start our child at Rise Up for Autism for ABA therapy was the best decision we made. The personalized therapy plans, caring staff, and a welcoming atmosphere have made a significant impact on our child's growth. We are very grateful.

Liam S.


Rise Up for Autism's center-based facility in Chicago is highly recommended. For my three-year-old, it offers the ideal educational setting, and the therapists are not only highly qualified experts but also show a great deal of empathy and understanding.

Eric F.


Our experience with Rise Up for Autism has been truly exceptional. The dedication of the staff, the personalized approach to therapy, and the progress our child has made are beyond remarkable. We couldn't be happier with the support and care they provide.

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Our journey with Rise Up for Autism has been great! The therapists' dedication to our child's unique needs is evident and we've witnessed remarkable progress. We look forward to what's ahead!

Dennis G.


Chicago's Rise Up for Autism is fantastic! The counselors are skilled and compassionate. For my 4-year-old, the setting—which is comparable to school—has been beneficial. I value their commitment to assisting kids.

Gary G.


I'm really happy about Rise Up for Autism in Chicago! The therapists are doing a wonderful job treating my 6-year-old daughter, and I can tell that she is making progress in areas that will be important when she starts school.

Mary M.


My child has benefited greatly from the ABA therapy program offered by Rise Up for Autism in Chicago. My 6-year-old has all the tools he needs to achieve thanks to the team's experience and the center's organized, caring attitude.

King P.


Chicago's Rise Up for Autism is amazing! My three-year-old is in a friendly environment thanks to the kind personnel. The center's emphasis on tailored programs and an environment akin to a school has helped my child's progress.

Carla F.


Leading Experts in Parent Support Training

Dr. Carly Lapin

Dr. Carly Lapin


Kelly Finnegan

Kelly Finnegan

Co-Founder, Director of Business Administration

Anna Pajor

Anna Pajor

Director of Human Resources, SPHR

Jennifer Vorce

Jennifer Vorce

Regional Clinical Director, BCBA, M.Ed.

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Helping Families Throughout Illinois

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You are already your child’s strongest advocate — parent training is the first step to becoming a skilled supporter of their progress. Reach out today to begin your training.

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