Centerstone Autism Services: Think! Learn! Explore! (CASTLE) is an intensive, evidence-based therapy program for children between the ages of three- and nine-years old who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Serving children and families in Southern Illinois.
Learning of an ASD diagnosis can be challenging and frightening for families of small children. Our highly trained, dedicated staff is here to help guide you in the earliest steps for your child. We use state-of-the-art assessment tools and training programs backed by evidence based practices and the most recent research methods. We help you and your child by providing age-appropriate support in pre-academic skills, daily living skills, and language and social skills to help build the foundation your child will need for a lifetime of learning and growth. Our office is located in Carterville, Illinois, and serves Southern Illinois–including Williamson, Jackson and Franklin counties and beyond.
Even though the CASTLE program is for children ages 3-9, Centerstone offers a full array of support and therapy options to grow along with your child as they continue their development.
Yes – many plans do. Our Intake Representative will work with you and your insurance company to identify benefits and the authorizations needed to get you started. We accept Health Alliance, Aetna, Humana Military/Tricare, Optum, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Sebastian Garcia, BCBA, Ph.D., CASTLE’s clinical supervisor, is bilingual and provides services to English and Spanish speaking clients.
Centerstone is a not-for-profit health system providing mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Services are available nationally through the operation of outpatient clinics, residential programs, the use of telehealth and an inpatient hospital. Centerstone also features specialized programs for the military community, therapeutic foster care, children’s services and employee assistance programs. Centerstone’s Research Institute provides guidance through research and technology, leveraging the best practices for use in all our communities. Centerstone’s Foundation secures philanthropic resources to support the work and mission of delivering care that changes people’s lives.