Founded in 1957, Hope is an educational innovator for individuals with disabilities which grew from a residential campus in Springfield and has since expanded to become so much more. We now impact thousands of children who represent a broad spectrum of learning styles and abilities. Through our multi-state outpatient Autism Clinics providing ABA therapy and diagnostics, our academies in Chicago and Springfield, our residential program, and our clinical expertise provided through the Illinois Crisis Prevention Network, Hope has been able to pioneer cutting edge interventions that support individuals to achieve optimally, regardless of socioeconomic background, learning style, or disability. The individuals we serve enjoy improved learning outcomes, increased confidence, independence and a greater appreciation for differences.
To provide state of the art services in the most inclusive environment to encourage persons to fulfill their individual potential through evidence based treatment, advocacy and community education.