"New" Autism Service Provider to Chicago, AST Celebrates 15 Years Serving the Autism Community

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Children and families with autism in Chicago have a new option for service with a company that has 15 years of experience and expertise in ABA.

Kelly Namanja, MA, BCBA

It means so much to have a nationally known ABA therapy provider we can share with our families that has no waitlist for providing service.

Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), one of the leading national providers of interventions for children with autism, is celebrating 15 years of service to the autism community and is commemorating their anniversary by expanding to Chicago. AST’s head of partnerships, Rob Haupt summarized the company’s vision this way, “From the very beginning, we have had one objective, to provide individualized programs that meet the needs of each unique client and their family.”

AST’s Clinical Director for Chicago, Kelly Namanja was eager to accept the position and the opportunity to relocate back to her Midwest roots after serving AST in California. “I’m thrilled to be able to bring AST’s high-quality ABA services to Chicago. Having grown up in the Midwest, I know what a special community we serve.”

"It means so much to have a nationally known ABA therapy provider we can share with our families that has no waitlist for providing service. We feel confident referring to AST and appreciate their willingness to collaborate with our Speech and Occupational therapists to ensure a continuity of care for the best possible outcomes," said Marlies Gramann, Director of Outpatient Services for JCFS Integrated Pediatric Intervention program.

AST began serving the autism community 15 years ago in California and has since grown to serve communities in Arizona, Washington, Louisiana and now, Illinois with their newest office in Glenview. “We feel so honored to have the opportunity to serve such diverse communities and regions across the US.”

About Autism Spectrum Therapies:
Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) is in its 15th year of serving the autism community and is committed to helping children succeed in school and in life. Rooted in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the strongest and broadest evidence-based approach, AST offers the most clinically appropriate and effective services within a family-friendly environment to infants, children and adults. Working in families’ homes, communities, and schools, AST addresses all developmental needs, including language development, social skills, and building independence across the lifespan. Employing the finest clinicians including an unmatched number of Ph.D.’s (10 and growing) and over 90 Board Certified Behavior Analysts, AST continues to grow nationally in applied clinical and research communities. Explore their website, http://www.autismtherapies.com, and discover how Autism Spectrum Therapies is helping individuals with autism achieve their full potential.

AST is part of the Learn It family of companies, which also includes Light Street special Education services, also in Illinois to help all children succeed in school and life. Learn more about these companies at http://www.learnitsystems.com/family

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