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Springfield, IL: ABA provider to expand; third center in the state

Sept 20, 2022, EinNews: Lighthouse Autism Center Announces Expansion of ABA Services in Central Illinois https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/589810762/lighthouse-autism-center-announces-expansion-of-aba-services-in-central-illinois

Lighthouse Autism Center, a leading provider of center-based, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, announced a new center location in Springfield, Illinois. Lighthouse currently operates one center in Illinois, which opened in Champaign earlier this year. Lighthouse plans to open a new center in Decatur, Illinois this fall, making the newest Springfield autism center the third center in Illinois. The Springfield center is slated to open at the end of 2022. The facility will provide autism services to 30 families and create more than 40 new jobs in the area. Lighthouse Autism Center is currently the largest ABA provider in Indiana with a network of locations across Indiana, southwest Michigan, and central Illinois. Autism spectrum disorder is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States. As the need for ABA services grow, Lighthouse Autism Center continues to pursue its mission of bringing the highest quality autism therapy services to communities that need them…. According to Lighthouse Chief Clinical Officer Leila Allen, the Lighthouse team is thrilled to continue expanding services in central Illinois. “As someone who has spent extensive time in Springfield as a child, and still having family in the area, I could not be more excited to bring the life-changing services offered by Lighthouse to father’s hometown” Allen said “The support we have received from families and advocates in the area is tremendous and we look forward to pursuing our mission of delivering the highest quality autism therapy to families with autism at our newest center in Springfield.”