Northern Illinois Academy

Northern Illinois

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Northern Illinois Academy is a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility with a licensed capacity of 64 residents.  Northern Illinois Academy is a Joint Commission (JCAHO) accredited program that serves youth from several different states ages 6 to 21.  We serve a diverse cross-section of exceptional children, from children with autism to young people with complex mental health and behavioral problems, to older teens in danger of dropping out of school or going to jail. By matching treatment methods to each child’s individual abilities and needs, we achieve success in a variety of settings and produce enduring changes.

Programs Offered

  • Individual, Family, Group Therapy weekly
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Social and Life Skill Development
  • Educational Services
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Medical Services

Resident Profile

  • Females and males, ages 6 to 21 years old
  • Full-scale IQ above 40
  • Demonstrates behavioral, emotional and psychiatric challenges
  • Needs assistance with completing ADLs
  • Suffers from Autism or other Developmental Delays and/or Social Emotional Disabilities
  • In need of a more structured environment to promote safety

Whom Do We Serve?

Northern Illinois Academy serves individuals between the ages of 6-21 from Illinois and other states who suffer from various mental health disorders. These can include such disorders as Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and various forms of developmental delays, including those diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum Disorder.

For additional information or to make a referral, please contact:

Carolyn Willandt, MPA
Executive Director
Phone: 847-391-8000

Amanda Heitzman
Admission Coordinator
Northern Illinois Academy
Phone: 630-952-2211
Fax: 847-391-8001


Not sure which program?
Contact Steve Gilbert
Phone: 712-310-9395
Email for more information