The Autism Program

The rate of children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder has risen to an alarming 1 in 44. Families are searching for answers. More children are diagnosed with ASD than AIDS, cancer, and diabetes combined.

In an effort to raise awareness and increase access to autism services, Hope and the Illinois General Assembly worked together to create The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP).

TAP has grown to become the nation’s largest statewide network that provides direct services/therapy, resources, and educational opportunities for professionals, community members, and families.

A Network of Care

Today, TAP consists of 11 community agencies and 4 university partners working throughout Illinois to provide diagnosis, treatment and support for children with ASD and their families. By building strong Illinois partnerships, we are able to offer families local access to resources, innovative services, and supports to better understand autism.

How We Can Help

Services for Children and Families including diagnosis/assessment, social skills groups and family-focused consultations.

Community Training for parents, educators, child care providers, physicians, first responders and more.

Valuable Resources including family/community resource rooms, home teaching kits, and online search for services.

Learn more

Contact Information: (217) 953-0894 x30476

About us

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.



15 East Hazel Dell Lane
Springfield, IL 62712