Alexander Leigh Center for Autism
620 N. IL Route 31
Crystal Lake, IL
Come and experience how our year-round school helps children with autism THRIVE! Board members and staff will provide tours and information to families, caregivers and the general community.
The Alexander Leigh Center for Autism (ALCA) student population is comprised of children 3-15 years old with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), OHI, multiple disabilities, developmental delay and/or intellectual disability. The program provides one-to-one support and intensive therapies to assist students in making measurable gains. ALCA is based in Crystal Lake, Illinois and currently serves Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and McHenry Counties.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups, but are almost five times more common among boys than among girls. Updated statistics released in March 2013 estimate that about 1 in 50 children have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autism is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in the U. S. and costs a family $60,000 a year on average.