Teaming up to enrich our work.

In addition to Northwestern’s NUCASLL Clinic (see Our Clinic), our team partners with many other institutions, organizations, and programs to enhance our research efforts, student training, and resource offerings. These are some of the entities we work with closely:

Aspiritech’s goal is offer a path for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum to realize their potential through gainful employment, leveraging their exceptional talents and aligning those skills to the needs of the business community. The areas of software testing and QA services have proven to be a particularly good fit.

Autism Society – Iowa Chapter
The Iowa Chapter of the Autism Society is a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with autism.

Autism Speaks – Chicago/Wisconsin Chapter
Autism Speaks – Iowa Chapter
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. They achieve this through advocacy and support, across the spectrum and throughout the life span of its clientele.

Greater Chicago Fragile X Group
The Greater Chicago Fragile X Group is a nonprofit working to support families affected by fragile X throughout Greater Chicago, Rush Health’s Fragile X Syndrome Clinic, and the National Fragile X Foundation.

Have Dreams
Have Dreams is a Chicago-area nonprofit serving children, teens, and adults affected by autism. The organization offers after-school, workplace training, and adult day programs, as well as diagnostic and support services.

Little Friends
Little Friends is a multi-faceted human services agency serving hundreds of people each year throughout 9 counties and 45 school districts across northern Illinois and Indiana. Little Friends operates three schools, vocational training programs, community-based residential opportunities, and the Little Friends Center for Autism – a resource for diagnosis, evaluations, therapies, and trainings for parents and professionals.

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago – Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics works to provide care for children with developmental delays/concerns, autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, other genetic syndromes associated with developmental delay, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, fussy babies, and/or behavior concerns.

Pediatric Neuropsychology Service
The Pediatric Neuropsychology Service is a clinical, training, and research program within the Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago. The service provides assessment and diagnostic services for young people with neurodevelopmental and similar conditions.

Project SEARCH
Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism at Northwestern University (PSCA@NU) is a one-year business-based program for high-school students in their last year of transition services. The program helps teens gain competitive employment through the use of autism-specific curriculum, on-campus internship rotations, and job development, placement, and followup services.

Rush AARTS Center
Rush Health network’s Chicago-based Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment and Services [AARTS] Center provides expertise in diagnosing and treating people with autism, as well as offering transition planning, comprehensive care, and research.

AARTS Autism Resource Directory
The AARTS Center’s Autism Resource Directory is an online resource guide to help families find service and support referrals in the Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will.

Rush Fragile X Syndrome Clinic
Rush Health network’s Chicago-based Fragile X Syndrome Clinic provides comprehensive care, including medical assessments of associated neurological issues, treatment to manage symptoms, and family counseling and education.

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Fragile X Clinic
As Iowa’s only comprehensive children’s hospital, Stead Family Children’s Hospital provides care for children from birth to young adulthood – including those with developmental disabilities, and performs groundbreaking research.