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The best practice autism program
at the intersection of hope and innovation.

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We are a student-centered
team of devoted professionals
committed to best
practice interventions

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Provide Chicago-area families resources and expert guidance
as they navigate the life-long
journey of autism

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Save the date for the
2023 Naperville Pumpkin Race
October 28, 2023

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We are a student-centered
team of devoted professionals committed to the
best practice interventions
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Autism Resources

Provide Chicago-area families resources and expert
guidance as they navigate
the life-long journey of autism
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Upcoming Events

Save the date for the
2023 Naperville Pumpkin Race
October 28, 2023

What’s our mission?

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation creates opportunities and programs to educate individuals with autism through proven interventions to increase independence, encourage meaningful lifelong pursuits, and enrich the community at large.
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Our ISBE-approved program is a therapeutic day school (ages 5-22) where students have the opportunity to take personalized courses similar to their home school districts, but with intense individual attention, modifications and accommodations, and greater structure. Our interdisciplinary approach supports the core challenges of autism spectrum disorders through Evidence-Based Practices that help students develop new skills and enhance personal talents and strengths as they navigate towards independent thriving futures.

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These programs and pilots foster independence through coursework and includes practice training in real-world environments. Focusing on three main areas: Independent Living, Social Communication, and Employability Skills. The admissions process is based on student-specific needs and current skillset and classroom structure fosters a learning environment conducive to individualized instruction. We partner with businesses to provide students access to hands-on training opportunities in real and mock work settings.

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Our ISBE-approved program is a therapeutic day school (ages 5-22) where students have the opportunity to take personalized courses similar to their home school districts, but with intense individual attention, modifications and accommodations, and greater structure. Our interdisciplinary approach supports the core challenges of autism spectrum disorders through Evidence-Based Practices that help students develop new skills and enhance personal talents and strengths as they navigate towards independent thriving futures.

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These program and pilots fosters independence through coursework and includes practice training in real-world environments. Focusing on three main areas: Independent Living, Social Communication, and Employability Skills. The admissions process is based on student-specific needs and current skillset and classroom structure fosters a learning environment conducive to individualized instruction. We partner with businesses to provide students access to hands-on training opportunities in real and mock work settings.

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Annually we serve 40 students ages 5-22 in
our CN Day School.

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82% of every donation directly supports students, families,
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On average, 24 students participate in our
Foglia Family Adult Services every year.

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The use of sound behavioral assessment and intervention practices in a school setting puts Turning Pointe Autism Foundation among the elite school-based programs in the country.

– Timothy Vollmer, PH.D., BCBA-D

University of Florida

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The use of sound behavioral assessment and intervention practices in a school setting puts Turning Pointe Autism Foundation among the elite school-based programs in the country.

– Timothy Vollmer

University of Florida

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  1500 West Ogden Avenue

Naperville, IL 60540

  contactus@turningpointeaf.org

   630.570.7948

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Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Foglia Family Adult Services is a Certified Autism Center by the IBCCES and the Adult Day Pilot is accredited by CARF.

Our organization does not discriminate in employment or the provision of educational services on the basis on race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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  1500 West Ogden Avenue

Naperville, IL 60540

  contactus@turningpointaft.org

   630.570.7948

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Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation Foglia Family Adult Services is a Certified Autism Center by the IBCCES and the Adult Day Pilot is accredited by CARF.

Our organization does not discriminate in employment or the provision of educational services on the basis on race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Angela Francisco

Crisis Interventionist

Angela Williams

Faculty Director-AD/DS

Certified Autism Specialist (CAS)

Ashlee Hare-Hunter

Lead Intense Behavior Interventionist

Ashley Hurst-Kim

Speech/Language Pathologist

Alissa Krusoe

Intense Behavior Interventionist

 

Barbara Brauer

Development & Operations Director

Bernadette Bassett

School Administrator/Compliance Director-AD/DS

Bianca Edmeier-Frost

Program Director

M.S., BCBA

Certified Autism Specialist (CAS)

Carolyn Bonessa

Foundation Coordinator

Carrie Provenzale

Executive Director

Celia Kaiser

BCBA/BA

Christina Pallack

RBT

Clare Jahnke

Intense Behavior Interventionist

Claudia Leiva

Registered Behavior Technician

Corrine Murray

Instructional Coach

Debra Kolak

Occupational Therapist

Drew Dresden

Intense Behavior Interventionist

Edel Vaca Jr.

Special Education Teacher

Elissa Holzwarth

Special Education Teacher

Guadalupe Sanchez

Intense Behavior Interventionist

 

Hilary Antolak

Intense Behavior Interventionist

 

Isaac Rodriguez

Intense Behavior Interventionist

Jessica Bain

Registered Behavior Technician

Jack Wolf

Enterprise Employee

John Higgins

School Bus Driver

Kaitlyn Wheaton

Lead Intense Behavior Interventionist

Kathleen Krieger

Nurse

Kehinde "Kenny" Ogunfowokan

Intense Behavior Interventionist

Kristen Skala

Intense Behavior Interventionist

Lacey Landmeier

Speech/Language Pathologist

Lexi Earll

Special Education Teacher

Lindsey Luther

Intense Behavior Interventionist

Mackenzie Muersch

Occupational Therapist

Mackenzie Cryder

Intense Behavior Interventionist/RBT

Marea Rosedale

Speech/Language Pathologist

Marina Romanelli

Teaching Assistant

Mary Brandner

Behavior Analyst

Mary Butler

Family Specialist

CCLS, CFLE

Maura McNamara

Special Education Teacher

Megan Kugach

Registered Behavior Technician

Melanie Saunders

BCBA

Melissa Cleary

Intense Behavior Interventionist

Megan Dobrolinsky

Intense Behavior Interventionist

Melissa Welsch

Lead Intense Behavior Interventionist & RBT

Michael Petrusky

Enterprise Employee

Nancy Santoro

Special Education Teacher

Nicole Cyrier

Intense Behavior Interventionist

Nicole Lombardo

Intense Behavior Interventionist

Paul Gardner

Special Education Teacher

Raymond Rivera

Intense Behavior Interventionist

Raymond Ziecina

Intense Behavior Interventionist

RaeAnne Rhule

Special Education Teacher-AD

IBCCES - Autism Certificate (AC) 

Rebekah Osterman

Intense Behavior Interventionist

Robin Karling-Reece

Respite Intense Behavior Interventionist-AD

IBCCES - Autism Certificate (AC)

Samantha Blackwell

Clinical Coach

Samantha Camacho

Program Coordinator

Behavior Analyst

Certified Autism Specialist (CAS)

Sarah Bormann-Mayo

Lead/Scholastic IBI

Sarah Cammack

School Secretary

Seth Mathewson

Admin Specialist

Sonia Galicia

CNA

Stefan Krueger

Systems Specialist

Sydney Coyle

BCBA

Tara Willing

Speech/Language Pathologist-DS/AD

Certified Autism Specialist (CAS)

Taylor Parus

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant/COTA-Part Time

Tiara Mitchell

CNA

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