The Autism Place (TAP)

The Autism Place at Illinois State is an affiliate of The Autism Program (TAP) of Illinois. TAP is a network of resources for Autism Spectrum Disorders, which has developed an infrastructure of provider networks to help Illinois families.

The Autism Program ISU Affiliate Site provides:

  • Hands-on training for more than 50 pre-professionals in the areas of psychology, speech and language pathology, special education, and nursing each week;
  • Direct clinical services to more than 100 children with autism spectrum disorders and their families each week;
  • Community resources to parents and professionals; and
  • Professional trainings to day care workers, first responders, social workers, physicians and other professionals throughout the community who may come in contact with individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

A treatment team comprised of Illinois State faculty, graduate student clinicians, and undergraduate students addresses the needs of children diagnosed with autism.

Due to the generous funding of The Autism Program of Illinois, there are no charges for services. However, the standard fee for individual treatment is $30 per session and the fee for group treatment is $10; the fee for school consultation is $40 per hour. Workshops are $250-$450 per day. Insurance benefits typically do not apply at psychology graduate student training facilities.

State of Illinois Budget Impact


As with many service agencies in the state of Illinois, The Autism Place is experiencing gaps in its funding streams. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please make it out to The Illinois State University Foundation (TAP account 462-5457) and mail it to:


ISU Foundation

1101 N. Main Street

Campus Box 3100

Normal, IL 61790-3100


Or make your donation online at



Interest in The Autism Place is most welcome and appreciated. Contact The Autism Place (Dr. Karla Doepke) by e-mail, call (309) 585-0887, or visit our Facebook page if you have any questions or a request for services.