Easterseals Central Illinois Response to local news story on bullying and Autism

Earlier this month, a teenager with an autism was attacked by peers in her hometown. As we strive to create a world where every child is 100% Included and 100% Empowered, we released the following statement in order to provide support for Makenna and education for our community. ­The vision of Easterseals Central Illinois is …

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Go Team Alex

At Easterseals, we have the privilege of meeting amazing families in our community. We are also incredibly fortunate to have friends and families who use their time, energy and resources to fundraise for our organization. Rock the Farm is an annual concert that Team Alex organizes, with proceeds from the event benefitting Easterseals. Typically held …

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Autism Awareness Month: A Day in the life with Gabriel

This year, autism awareness month is hitting at a time when everyone across the globe is dealing with a change in their routines. This disruption in our lives is just a small glimpse into the lives of those living with autism spectrum disorder. Today, we would like to introduce you to Gabriel! He is a …

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Easterseals Central Illinois Supporting Children and Families when they need us most

Easterseals Central Illinois began piloting telehealth services with plans to expand in the coming weeks; the organization will resume offering limited in-person services on April 8 in ways designed to protect the health of those involved and slow the spread of coronavirus. “We continue to comply with the Illinois’ stay-at-home order; but some families urgently …

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Having Fun with Handwriting at Home

By Alyssa Huschen, OTR/L Daily handwriting practice is necessary for making printing a natural process. The more automatic writing is, the more a child can then focus on WHAT they are writing rather than HOW to write. When participating in e-learning, children may not be practicing handwriting as much as they would be during their …

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Ways to Stay InTouch Distantly with Family and Friends

By: Easterseals Central Illinois Therapists Most of us love the excitement of visiting or getting visits from families and friends.   Right now we are helping to keep everyone healthy by staying at home.  This will not last forever, but while we are stuck at home we can be creative to stay connected with people outside …

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Easterseals Central Illinois continues to serve families across Central Illinois during COVID-19 pandemic

On March 16th Easterseals Central announced that all therapy appointments would be canceled through March 31st, along with the closing of the Easterseals Learning Academy for that same timeframe and any activity at Timber Pointe Outdoor Center being canceled through the end of April. “The health and safety of our clients and staff always comes …

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Strategies for Speech Development on Walks

Created By:Kelsey Lutes, MS CCC-SLP Think about the different senses and label What do you see at the child’s level?Label what you see with simple language.1-2 words: tree, flowers, car, dog. Look doggie! What do you hear?Crunchy leaves, birds (tweet tweet), dog barking(woof woof), cars (beep beep), airplane (ffffff) What can you smell?Smell flower What …

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Easterseals Central Illinois Phase 1 Response to COVID-19

Easterseals Central Illinois has always responded dynamically to the needs in our community. During this unprecedented time, we are once again acting swiftly and with compassion to safeguard the wellbeing of Easterseals clients, families, staff, volunteers, donors and the general public. Today Easterseals Central Illinois announced the below actions designed to support mitigation strategies and …

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Easterseals Central Illinois Phase 1 Response to COVID-19

March 16th 2020 Easterseals Central Illinois has always responded dynamically to the needs in our community. During this unprecedented time, we are once again acting swiftly and with compassion to safeguard the wellbeing of Easterseals clients, families, staff, volunteers, donors and the general public. Today Easterseals Central Illinois announced the below actions designed to support …

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