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October 4, 2017
Chicago, Illinois – Caravel Autism Health has opened its new clinic on the north side of the City of Chicago. The clinic is located at 2923 N. California Ave in Chicago, IL. Dr. Nan Huai (Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral) is the Clinical Director and Lead Therapist for the new City of Chicago clinic.
Caravel Autism Health provides autism diagnosis and ABA-based autism treatment using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Caravel also provides other autism-related services such as social skill training and parent and teacher support. The Company uses a team of experienced clinicians to implement each child’s highly individualized treatment plan. The team approach ensures that each family we serve receives the highest level of treatment quality, support, and responsiveness. Most major health insurance plans are accepted by Caravel Autism Health, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, United Healthcare, Cigna, Humana, Aetna and many others.
The new Chicago clinic location will offer a full range of services including diagnostic evaluations, parent/ teacher training, sibling support group, and social skills classes. The initial service area incudes the following neighborhoods in the City of Chicago: Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Logan Square, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Old Town, Streeterville, the Gold Coast, River North, the Loop, West Loop, and others in the area. Most of Caravel’s individualized treatment takes place in the child’s natural environment including home, daycare, summer camps, and surrounding community. Families interested in learning more about treatment can reach our Client Intake Team at 1-844-583-5437.
ASD has pervasive impact on children and their families. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) statistics, 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with ASD. Dr. Nan Huai noted: “Over the past 30 years, research has repeatedly shown that early intensive ABA-based treatment significantly improves the outcome of individuals with ASD. It is important that children with ASD are identified early and receive intensive intervention to maximize the effects of treatment. At Caravel, we provide the continuum of services from diagnosis to individualized treatment and family support. Caravel has already been serving the northern and southwestern suburbs of Chicago (through offices in Deerfield, Schaumburg, and Naperville) with our experienced and dedicated team of clinicians. Our new clinic in the City of Chicago will enable us to provide families with high quality diagnostic service and much needed evidence-based intervention in a timely fashion.”
Dr. Nan Huai has extensive experience working with children in school, home, clinic, community, and research settings. Dr. Nan began working with children on the autism spectrum in 2003 while completing her doctoral degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has since worked with hundreds of children and families throughout the process of early diagnosis and treatment. She is passionate about the power of ABA in changing children and families’ lives for the better.
Prior to joining Caravel, Dr. Nan had been an assistant professor of psychology at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She was a Licensed Psychologist at the prestigious Waisman Center Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic, with joint clinical and research appointments. In the past 7 years, Dr. Nan had supervised treatment teams and conducted diagnostic and developmental evaluations for a large in-home Autism treatment provider in Wisconsin. She also managed a center-based autism clinic. Additionally, she has served as a Senior Consultant to the Early Autism Project-Malaysia, a leading ABA treatment providers in Southeast Asia.
Mike Miller, Chief Executive Officer noted, “We are excited about Dr. Nan Huai joining our team and extending our reach to more families in the Chicago area. We have been treating children in the Chicago suburbs and Wisconsin for years. The new clinic in the City of Chicago will provide families with convenient and timely access to our diagnostic evaluation and treatment. We really like Dr. Huai’s experience, passion for clinical quality, and commitment to her clients.”
For Information, please contact:
|Nan Huai, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, BCBA-D
Clinical Director and Lead Therapist
Client Intake Coordinator