A Look Back: Easterseals Central Illinois and the 2010s

In December of 2010, Easterseals named "The Ray and Kathy LaHood Center for Cerebral Palsy" in honor of the former United States Secretary of Transportation and his wife. The center opened in 2011. In 2012, the Easter Seals Foudnation of Central Illinois was incorporated as a separate 501(c)(3). In 2013, Easterseals was awarded contracts to …

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A Look Back: Easterseals Central Illinois and the 2000s

The 2003 edition of the Easterseals UCP Collectible Christmas Ornament was designed by a Metamora High School graduate in celebration of the Peoria Art Guild's 125th anniversary. Titled "Christmas in Peoria - The Peoria Art Guild," that year's ornament was designed by Alyssa Kindig, a recent graduate of Metamora High School, and also an active …

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A Look Back: Easterseals Central Illinois and the 1990s

In 1993 the organization celebrated the 75th Anniversary and to celebrate the National EasterSeal Society launched an Easterseal Story Search in the hope of gathering stories from people who had been involved in the first 75 years of Easterseals in Central Illinois. The 90’s also saw the unveiling of Timberpointe Outdoor Centre which has become …

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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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