Hope in Action...


We pride ourselves in helping families reduce their stress, receive support and become active within our community. Serving the McHenry County and surrounding area since 2005, we want to make our hometown your hometown, by "integrating community and loved ones".  NICA has grown over these past 10+ years into an organization that has a networking membership of over 690 contacts.  Serving well over 1,250 people annually, NICA continues to grow and assist people with autism, their family members and those in the community who support them.  Contact the Northern Illinois Center for Autism today to receive help in finding your specific path back to the life you were meant to live.  

What we do

We provide free family social support groups, networking opportunities, resources, and specialized services designed to help families with autism or related disorders manage stress and anxiety.

Professional Services

Therapeutic Massage, Certified Educational Advocacy, Speech Therapy and Certified Tutoring.

Northern Illinois

      Center for Autism

" ...integrating community and loved ones. "


Family Social Support

FREE monthly meetings that are a fun and innovative way to lend support to the entire family and include social activities such as:  Swimming, trampoline fun, bounce houses, dining out, etc.

Calendar & Events

Various community and center based activities available.  Check it out... 

We’ll help you find your way back to a life where your family can grow, laugh, interact and have fun, 

just as they should!