About The Chicago Autism Project
The Chicago Autism Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and families impacted by autism. We were founded by a team of pediatric therapists who identified a need for more resources for families of children with autism. Our mission is to positively impact the community through a wide range of programs, including connecting families with therapy services, offering grants and scholarships, coordinating diagnostic evaluations, hosting events for families, and providing resources on autism and developmental delays.
Some of the programs we offer include:
Scholarships and Grants – Our program offers support for life-changing therapeutic services, such as speech therapy, ABA therapy, through grant and scholarship programs.
Diagnostic Evaluations – It is not uncommon for families to be placed on waitlists for diagnostic evaluations that are several months long. We partner with clinicians to help families receive diagnostic evaluations sooner.
Community Events – We host events to give families an opportunity to connect with other families and professionals in the field. We also host educational events and parent trainings.
Therapeutic Services – We work to increase access to high-quality therapy services for children with autism. We partner with providers in the community that offer a range of therapeutic services specializing in services for children with autism.
Education for Therapists – We also believe in the value of education for professionals who work with children with autism. Our program partners with therapy providers to provide world-class training and mentorship for clinicians.
Career Opportunities with Chicago Autism Project
The Chicago Autism Project was launched as a way to positively impact the lives of children with autism in Chicago. We have many opportunities for individuals in the community to get involved in supporting our mission. The Chicago Autism Project might be right for you if you identify with the following qualities.
Dedication to Improving the Lives of Individuals with Autism
You are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism. You truly enjoy the opportunity to help others realize and use their gifts.
Passion for Helping Others
You are motivated by the opportunity to help others through your work.
Excellent Work Ethic
You put forth your full effort and do not stop until the task is complete.
Commitment to Setting and Reaching Goals
You are results-driven and help others to also reach their goals.
Strong Interpersonal Skills & Ability to Work on a Team
You thrive when given the opportunity to collaborate with others to achieve your goals.
Exceptional Leadership Skills
You possess the ability to organize and lead others even in difficult settings.
Positive Outlook and Perseverance
You maintain a positive outlook and persevere when presented with difficulties.
Empathy and Understanding
You are able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and build a connection built upon understanding and respect.
You are flexible to change and enjoy contributing to a range of different projects.