2021 Holiday Shopping Guide & Wish List

Each year we are asked to share some of our therapists' favorite toys for holiday gifts. We are so excited to be teaming up with our friends at Gingerbread House Toys in Bloomington to bring you our annual shopping guide! These toys were hand-selected by our therapists to help children of all ages with their …

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Odie’s Journey

Last month we celebrated as our friend Odie graduated from ABA therapy and began attending kindergarten in his home town! Odie was receiving speech, occupational and ABA therapy with Easterseals Central Illinois for 3 years. His parents sat down with Molly Hogeboom, Easterseals Community Engagement Manager, to discuss this milestone, their journey and their hopes …

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A Far-Reaching Footprint: Meet Titus & Teo

Titus (left) and Teo (right) with their mom, Alison and dad, Blake! Meet Titus and Teo! These brothers and their parents travel from Macomb, IL to the Bloomington Easterseals Central Illinois Center almost every day to receive services they need to reach their full potential. Titus is five years old. He loves music, and also …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Spotlight on John Pratt

John has been one of the race directors of Run the Woods for over twenty years! This 5K/8K trail run and 1-Mile Hike is held on the first Saturday of October at Easterseals Timber Pointe Outdoor Center, and brings several hundred runners, volunteers and supporters to Timber Pointe every year while raising money for Easterseals through race entries and …

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Meet the Easterseals #OurCommonThreads Artists!

This year, we dedicate our 30th annual tribute to Our Common Threads - the values that have woven our community together throughout 2020. At Easterseals, Our Common Threads are  family, joy, love, friendship and growth. To help us share these threads with the community, we relied on the help of several Easterseals Ambassadors, who in …

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Passage to India: A Cultural Feast at Home

Passage to India is an annual celebration benefitting Easterseals, typically held at the Peoria Civic Center that is widely recognized as a premier cultural event in Central Illinois. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing guidelines, we pivoted to a virtual event, titling this year's celebration "A Cultural Feast At Home". This …

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