Your path, our journey

Here at A.C.E. we are honored to journey alongside our clients with disabilities from early childhood through adulthood to teach essential learning and life skills. We are committed to empowering our clients and their families to succeed in an ever changing world.

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Now open in Lockport, coming soon to Lemont

2705 S Farrell Rd, Lockport, IL

Our clinics are purposely located to be surrounded by nature to ensure opportunities for our clients to develop the essential skills that build a foundation for success.

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Achieve.Connect.Empower

We work closely with our clients and families to achieve meaningful and purposeful life-long goals using the scientific principles of behavior analysis.
Our desire is to connect the families we serve to support, resources, and ultimately their community.
The entire A.C.E. family will empower and educate our clients and families so they can be their own advocate and have confidence in getting their needs met.

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Covid-19 Update:

We are still offering services! Please give us a call to set up your appointment. We are taking the necessary precautions to ensure our clients, their families, and our staff are safe.

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Achieve
We are dedicated to assisting our clients and families achieve meaningful, purposeful,productive and life long goals, using the scientific principles of behavior analysis .
Connect
We want to connect the individuals we serve and their families  to support, resources, skills, people, and their community.
Empower
Empower and educate our clients and families so they can be their own advocate, confident, and independent in order to get their needs met.

Where do I start?

We’re here to help! Whether your child just received a diagnosis of a development disability or you’re looking for a social skills program we’ll get your questions answered in a few simple steps.

Step 1:

Schedule your Free Consultation

Give us a call and we can schedule a consultation to listen to your concerns, go over our services, and explain our process. We’ll leave you feeling comfortable and confident that A.C.E. is where you belong. 

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Step 2:

We discuss it and create a plan

Once we discuss your specific needs we’ll work out a schedule and plan, go over the insurance or billing options, and give you a tour of the facility.

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Services We Offer

A.C.E. understands the complexity of  navigating the world of developmental delays and disabilities.  Our spectrum of services are tailored to meet individual needs of our clients and their families.  The A.C.E. staff is your partner for reaching those goals. We do what matters!

3-6 yr old ``Little ACERS`` early intervention

Our early intervention program is based on the principles and methods of ABA and uses the verbal behavior approach to language.

Life and Leisure Skills

We teach essential skills that builds the foundation for lifelong learning, well-being, and social development.

ACEssments
ACEssments

A.C.E. offers assessments for current clients, families looking for an outside assessment, and school districts.

Training

Our goal is to come alongside parents and equip them with knowledge on the process of changing behavior. Parent training courses are offered year round at A.C.E.

Advocacy

A.C.E. offers help and guidance on becoming a better advocate for your child with training on the IEP process. We are happy to attend the meetings with you for further support.

Schools

Our staff has years of experience in a school setting making us well prepared to offer assistance and training in this environment.

What is ABA?

“Applied behavior analysis is the science in which procedures derived from the principles of behavior are systematically applied to improve socially significant behavior to a meaningful degree and to demonstrate experimentally that the procedures employed were responsible for the improvement in behavior.” – Cooper, 1986

ABA (applied behavior analysis)  is an evidenced based treatment approach for analyzing and improving socially significant behaviors.  ABA  has an extensive scientific body of literature. Professionals make use of the principles of learning including operant and respondent learning under the guidance of Board Certified Behavior Analysts to improve socially significant behaviors.

Although ABA  has the largest evidence base and been shown to be a very effective treatment for individuals with Autism and other developmental delays, ABA  uses principles and procedures of behavior analysis to better understand and improve lives in a wide variety of areas including organizational behavior management, sports, safety, health and fitness, sustainability, and many other areas.

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Some questions our clients ask.

Frequent Questions

Does my child need a diagnosis of autism?

Although we provide treatment to increase skills for learners from  three to adulthood, regardless of the disability, for insurance reimbursement for ABA there must be a diagnosis of autism. 

Many of our clients are self pay and we can discuss fee schedules during enrollment.

Does my child have to attend your clinic to have an assessment?

No.  We would be happy to administer any of the assessments and provide you with a report to share with your child’s school, as a second opinion, or your child’s current treatment team.

Who will be working with my child?

 The programs offered at A.C.E. will include behavior therapists, BCaBA’s, and BCBA’s.  Depending on the program, and your child’s needs, there may be an individual behavior therapist conducting therapy.

What is your intake process?

Your first step is to call and make an appointment for a free consultation.  When we meet we will learn more about the needs and goals for your child and family.  We can determine if our service model and program will be a good fit, and begin the assessment process. The assessment process from start to finish can take up to four weeks.

What trainings do you provide for parents?

A.C.E. offers trainings for parents on Positive Parenting , the IEP process, autism,  and developing life plans for your child,

What trainings do you provide for educators?

A.C.E. provides trainings on several assessments, including the VB-MAPP, ABLLS, Essential for Living, ABA and behavior 101 ( including FBA and Behavior plans,  and trainings for para-professionals.

What do all those initials mean?

BCBA: Board Certified Behavior Analyst: This is a graduate level certification in behavior analysis. The BCBAs can work as independent practitioners who provide behavior analysis services.  

BCaBA:Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst: This is an undergraduate certificate in behavior analysis.  These professionals provide behavior analysis services under the supervision of BCBA 

Behavior Technician:  This is paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing, supervision of a BCBA and/or BCaBA. 

Why hire an advocate?

There are many reasons to hire an advocate for your child’s IEP meeting.  An advocate can have many roles for you and your child. These include: another set of eyes and ears at the meeting, understands the IEP process,  an objective participant taking the emotion out of the meeting, experts that know the local programs and services available.