The Autism Program @ Illinois: Much more than awareness

The Autism Program @ Illinois: Much more than awareness

Apr 16
Linda Tortorelli, Coordinator of The Autism Program
  

The Center for Disease Control recently found that the prevalence of autism is 1 in 68, and 1 in 42 for boys. As people become more aware of the symptoms of autism, their sense of frustration often grows with the lack of knowledge that is actually known about the disorder. The Autism Program (TAP)of Illinois Service Network serves and supports persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) their families and professionals who work with people who have ASD. TAP provides a variety of resources and services to assist people along their journey.

The TAP center at U of I offers a Family and Community Resource Room located at 904 W. Nevada in Christopher Hall. We are open to the public Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday mornings when students are in session. We have books, videos, tip sheets and visual aids available for checkout.  Trained staff are available to assist you in locating the resources that will be most helpful to you, and can provide assistance in developing visual tools designed to meet your needs. On April 25, we will be offering a full-day workshop on Structured Teaching which is a strategy that helps people with autism understand what is expected of them.

In addition to our resource room, we offer social skill groups, trainings and specialized consultations. If you are looking for resources or if you are just interested in learning more about autism, come by and check us out! We are also on facebook (TAP-UIUC Champaign Urbana) and our webpage, theautismprogram.illinois.edu, has many great resources. We are located at 904 W. Nevada, Urbana, in Christopher Hall. Please feel free to contact us at 217.244.1395, theautismprogram@illinois.edu. We are always happy to hear from you!