Department of Psychology at Illinois State University

The Autism Place

Location: 705 East Lincoln Street, Suite 203, Normal, IL 61761
Directions: From the corner of North Main and Willow Street (at the water tower south of University High School) turn east at the stop lights, proceed until the stop lights at Beech Street. Make a left turn and continue north for six blocks to Lincoln Avenue. Turn east on Lincoln Avenue and follow the road into the parking lot of 705 Lincoln. Continue to follow the road on the south side of the parking lot and drive around to the back of the complex.
Telephone: (309) 585-0887

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 Place encompasses four main areas:

  • Intervention for children and their families, either clinic-based or home-based;
  • Consultation with schools and families regarding individual children or specific issues related to autism;
  • Workshops or in-service training designed to provide education and training to professionals, paraprofessionals, and parents who are working with individuals diagnosed with autism; and
  • Evaluation of intervention effectiveness and acceptability.

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