Remember the three “P’s” when going back to school

Prepare, Plan, Praise By Margaret Jones, MSW, LCSW Many parents look forward to sending children back to school in the fall, but it can be a stressful time for kids and parents. Help ensure a smooth back to school transition for your child with the three “P’s”, prepare, plan, and praise. Planning for the start …

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August Service Center Spotlight: Bloomington Service Center

Reece, Dezi, our VP of Development in Bloomington, Cathy Oloffson, and our President & CEO, Steve Thompson, at the Ribbon Cutting. Our very own Easterseals Ambassador Reece and his mom Dezi came out to celebrate The Harmony Park Project ribbon cutting this month. Reece, along with other kiddos enjoyed Bloomington’s New Harmony Park Project playground. …

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August Service Center Spotlight: Peoria Service Center

One of our Swimmy Seals enjoying her class with her instructor, Lauren! Easterseals kiddos the “Swimmy Seals” completed their Water Seals Group classes this month. The Water Seals group classes provide kiddos with water safety and aquatic social skills that focused on helping children with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder thrive in the water. Kiddos …

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August Service Center Spotlight: Easterseals Learning Academy

Fun on the first day of school! A student enjoying a back to school activity at the ESLA. Easterseals Learning Academy welcomed back students this month! Students started their 1st day back to school with warm welcomes from their teachers and fellow classmates. Just like the 1st day back at any school, some students were nervous, while …

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August Service Center Spotlight: Timber Pointe Outdoor Center

Kris Hinderks has worked at Timber Pointe Outdoor Center as the Kitchen Director for the past 6 years. A different camp comes in each week and they range anywhere from 50 to 250 campers. Kris, bottom center, surrounded by campers and counselors during one of this summer's camp sessions. “I plan, manage and prepare all …

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A Look Back: Easterseals Central Illinois and the 1980s

Through the 80’s the organization continued to grow and innovate treatment methods. In July of 1985, Easterseals established the Central Illinois Center for Independent Living. It was later spun off as an independent, not-for-profit organization and is known today as Advocates for Access. In 1986, Easterseals marked the 50th anniversary of service in the Peoria …

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What is Easterseals? Easterseals provides services to help children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs as well as support to their families. We've been helping families for nearly 100 years. Today, Easterseals assists more than one million individuals and their families annually at more than 550 Easterseals service sites across the country. Each center …

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Who We Are

Our Mission. Easterseals Central Illinois provides exceptional services to ensure that children with developmental delays and disabilities can reach their full potential. We do this through providing comprehensive pediatric therapy including  ABA Therapy, Developmental Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and more. We have counseling services, clinics, aquatic therapy prorams, advocacy programs, family and …

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