Helping children with autism and their families create balanced, peaceful lives.
Watch the video
Our comprehensive therapeutic programs provide children the opportunity to learn in dynamic environments with a multidisciplinary team of board certified behavior analysts, speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists.
MORE ABOUT THE THERAPEUTIC ACADEMY
Our approach to building foundations for your child's success.
Preschool utilizing principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), occupational therapy, speech therapy and social work to teach children the foundational skills for successful transitions to the public school system.
At Roots Therapeutic Academy, children 18 months – 12 years old can receive center-based ABA, speech, occupational therapy and social work.
We believe that providing ABA in the community, when appropriate, is an integral part of increasing your child’s ability to live a fulfilling and independent life.
Parent and Family Coaching
When parents and family members feel confident and balanced, children can thrive and grow. That’s why we teach relevant skills and behaviors for everyone in the home.
Evaluation, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and School Advocacy
Navigating the Chicago and surrounding area school systems can feel daunting. The IEP acts as the blueprint to your child’s education. We are there to support you and your child throughout the whole process.
At Roots, we are bridging the gap between school, home and community. We've developed a specialized process to make sure you and your child are supported through every transition.
Find Out How We Do It
WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING
We are extremely happy with Roots! Our son absolutely loves it there. Every morning he is thrilled to get in the car and go to therapy. Once we arrive he runs inside with so much excitement. It’s hard to leave your child everyday but knowing he is in the best care possible makes it so much easier. Everyone we have worked with is very communicative and responsive. His boba and therapists have made such a difference in his everyday life. In a short time we have already seen more improvements than we ever thought possible. They take such care in working with him and we love that they are equally excited to witness his growth. We could not be more thankful that we found Roots and would highly recommend their services to anyone!
We have worked with many therapy providers over the years and Roots has been one of the best. I feel that the staff really listens to me as the parent and considers me an expert on my child. This is how all parents should be treated. I also feel that all the staff members who work with my son are deeply caring and compassionate individuals for whom this is more than just a job. They really listen to my concerns or requests and implement them immediately. They are flexible, responsive, and I feel that they truly understand the challenges of raising a disabled child and want to support me in any way they can.
We moved to Roots from a different provider. Really happy with the services here. They have age appropriate or child’s skills appropriate goals. Monthly meetings help understand the progress.