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Susan Szekely
Executive Director


Troy Metheney
Assistant 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


To educate and serve children and adults with autism 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 (Chairperson)
  • Hardy Ware (Past Chairperson)
  • Gary Guthrie (Vice Chairperson)
  • Tom Berry (Secretary)
  • Donna Mann (Treasurer)

Board Members:

  • Kathy Hatton
  • Hardy Ware
  • Untress Quinn
  • Robert Gantner
  • Jean Sampson
  • Debbie Tempel
  • Ron Randle
  • Marion Behrman
  • Lynn Morton
  • Kena Ross-Gray
  • Chris Fournie
  • Michele Sasso
  • Ian Gerson

 

Awards


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

History


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