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Vision & Mission

Mission Statement:

the mission of the peoria regional chapter of autism society of america is to provide information and support to individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders, their families, friends and the professional communities with whom they interact through public awareness, education, legislation and research.


  • To promote and advocate for the general welfare of persons with autism.
  • To further the advancement of all improvement and preventable studies, research, therapy, care and cure of persons with autism.
  • To develop a better understanding of the problems of persons with autism by the public in our area.
  • To promote the education and training of persons with autism and to foster the development of integrated care on their behalf.
  • To promote the establishment of adequate diagnostic, therapeutic, educational, and recreational facilities for persons with autism.
  • To further the education and training of parents and professional personnel for training, educating, and caring for persons with autism.
  • To serve as a clearinghouse for gathering and disseminating information regarding persons with autism.
  • To solicit and receive funds for the accomplishment of the above purposes.

Regarding Treatments and Resources:

Two Autism Resource Centers serve our region. Please contact these highly experienced professionals to obtain local information, resources and referrals:

Kara (Maloof) Lumis
George and Lorraine Shadid Autism Resource Center
(309) 686-1177 ext. 2914
Easter Seals Peoria
507 E. Armstrong Ave.
Peoria, IL   61603  

Wendy Trotter
Center for Autism Resources and Education
(309) 663-8275 ext. 237
Easter Seals Bloomington
2404 E. Empire
Bloomington, IL 61704