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In the field of autism research, there are commonly agreed upon universal best practices. Helping Hand's School for Autism is dedicated to staying current with these best practices in the field. We strive to apply research-based methods in a structured classroom setting that combines education, functional skills training and clinical services for our students. Our program is language- and behavior-based, while also maintaining a person-focused, family-centered, and community based approach that adheres to the individual needs of each child.
The following are some universal best practices on which we base our program:


Helping Hand's School for Children with Autism



School hours are from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The students' home school districts approve and pay for placement and provide transportation. We are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and are a partner of the Autism Society of Illinois.
A student's primary diagnosis must be autism.