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Charlie’s Gift Center for Autism and Related Disorders is Now Part of The Counseling Center

We are excited to share that Charlie’s Gift, an essential piece of the puzzle that fits into The Community House Counseling Center has been fully integrated into our services.

The integration of Charlie’s Gift into the Counseling Center allows for greater coordination of care, broader services across the eastern DuPage County region, inspired leadership and compelling innovation.

The Counseling Center provides therapeutic services to residents of both DuPage & Cook County who are striving to live their best lives. Our therapists help people of all ages and stages of life to address their mental health needs.

We work with individuals and families in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Behavioral Issues, Life Transitions, Challenging Relationships and more.

In honor of the pioneers and visionaries of Charlie’s Gift, please read our resolution.

Charlie’s Gift Resolution

About Charlie’s Gift Center for Autism and Related Disorders

Charlie’s Gift offers individual and group therapy, and family support services, to address the behavioral and developmental needs of children, adolescents and young adults who are challenged by:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Social-communication disorders
  • Sensory processing and integration disorders
  • Anxiety, mood and attention deficit disorders

Charlie’s Gift addresses the needs of children and families facing autism and related disorders through speech, occupational, behavior therapy, counseling services, social skills development, parent advocacy and family support. All children are welcome, including those without a diagnosis. As a community wide resource serving the Chicago metro area, Charlie’s Gift strives to raise the awareness of the impact of autism and related disorders on families.

Through a family-centered team based approach, Charlie’s Gift is committed to providing a range of services to optimize the development of the child and adolescent, the personal growth of the young adult, and strengthen the family as a whole.

What Makes Charlie’s Gift Unique?

  • We provide a comprehensive array of therapy services and fun group activities for children to offer a holistic approach to intervention.
  • We work with children in the context of their family,which means that parents, siblings, and extended family members are supported as well.
  • We utilize an empowerment model to foster personal growth in young adults
  • We strive to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum and related disorders by providing community education and community based services.

Charlie’s Gift Center Returned to TCH in Hinsdale in 2017

The Community House is delighted to announce the return of Charlie’s Gift Center for Autism and Related Disorders to our Hinsdale facility. Through a family-centered, team approach, Charlie’s Gift addresses the needs of children and families facing autism, sensory processing disorders, anxiety, and other mental health issues. To read more about the move, click here.


Questions, comments, or want to stay connected?

Email Cara Romanini, Clinic Coordinator, at cromanini@thecommunityhouse.org