Information


Troy Metheney
Director

Our Purpose


The Illinois Center for Autism (ICA) is a not-for-profit, community-based, mental health treatment, and educational agency dedicated to serving people with autism. Referrals are made through local school districts, hospitals, doctors,and the Department of Human Services.

Mission Statement


Educating and serving children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to help them achieve their highest level of independence in their home, school and community.

Philosophy


The Illinois Center for Autism believes that each individual is unique and defined by possibilities and not limitations. Individuals have the right to education, training and/or services specifically designed to meet his/her needs in the least restrictive environment through the use of:

  • Innovative, research based methods and practices
  • An interactive and engaging atmosphere
  • Advocacy and choice to promote self sufficiency and lifelong independence
  • A positive approach to maladaptive behaviors
  • Customized support services and training offered to individuals, families and the community
  • Services provided by qualified staff who receive ongoing, specialized training

Annual Report


2017

To view a PDF of our 2017 report, click here.

To view our archived reports, click here.

Programs


Children Special Day School
Client and Family Support
Adult Services

Partnerships/Associations


  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • YMCA
  • United Way of Greater St. Louis
  • SW. Il. Division of UW. Greater St. Louis
  • Tri-Cities Area Division of United Way
  • Oddfellows Ladies Grand Encampment
  • Clinton County Mental Health Board
  • Madison County Mental Health Board
  • Randolph County Mental Health Board
  • St. Clair County Mental Health Board
  • St. Clair Jr. Services
  • Variety Club
  • Jocarno Foundation

Board Members


  •  Joy Rick, Chairman
  • Gary Guthrie, Vice Chairperson
  • Tom Berry, Secretary
  • Donna Mann, Treasurer

Board Members:

  • Marion Behrman
  • Angela Buhs
  • Christine Fournie
  • Robert Gantner
  • Eli Gerson
  • Kathy Hatton
  • Lynn Morton
  • Nicolas Pearman
  • Ron Randle
  • Sontaya Sherrell
  • Debbie Tempel
  • Hardy Ware
  • Kelly Wyatt-Bisciotti

 

Awards


  • Illinois Governor’s Award
    Community Services Award from AFL-CIO

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