In response to COVID-19, Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Rockford has adjusted programming and rescheduled events. View details here.
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Embracing Abilities. Expanding Opportunities

At Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford, we continue to broaden access to intensively individualized early learning, development, autism and behavioral services to children of all abilities and their families. Our team includes experts in fields ranging from early intervention and childhood education to art and occupational therapy to employment training for youth with disabilities, all united by a deep dedication to helping youth discover their potential, from infanthood to adulthood.

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Who We Are

Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford serves nearly 30,000 clients annually and proudly employs 600+ dedicated professionals in programs across the Chicagoland and Rockford regions of Illinois.

Established in 1936, we support children, individuals with disabilities, and their families through two pillars of work: Comprehensive Autism and Behavioral Services and Early Learning and Developmental Services.

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Closures and Safety Measures

Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Rockford is following the states guidelines set forth by Governor Pritzker, Mayor Lightfoot, and the CDC.

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Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford

1939 West 13th Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60608-1226
Phone: 312-491-4110

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We are celebrating our 40th Annual Golf Classic at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa on June 10, 2022 with the VIP Reception held the evening of June 9, 2022. Get the details here.
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Our Early Learning Services Team gathers leading resources and activities to support our parents and families. Many families are participating in Virtual Learning so we've gathered resources to help—all in one place.
Easterseals partners with early childhood centers in the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County and we are NOW ENROLLING children ages 0-5 in this program. Find a center location closest to you.
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Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford Receives Additional Grants for Head Start/Early Head Start, Expanding Total Seats in Chicago and Suburban Cook County

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CEO Stoelinga Honors Five “Crucial” Partners at the Annual Golf Classic

June 14, 2022

At our Annual Golf Classic, CEO Sara Ray Stoelinga honored 5 critical partners: Huntington Bank; Bos…

Easterseals Academy grad and staffer Carter Sanders continues to write energy saving newsletter

May 2, 2022

See Easterseals Academy graduate and staffer Carter Sander's latest energy saving newsletter. This o…

A Teacher Appreciation Week Message from our CEO

April 29, 2022

May 2-6, 2022 is Teacher Appreciation Week! Since 1984, the National PTA has designated a week in Ma…

Board Member Q&A: Fred McClendon supports ESCGR because “there are no egos, just purpose”

April 26, 2022

We spoke with new board member Fred McClendon about why he chose to join the board, the importance o…

Parent Cafes provide space for Early Learning families to discuss parenting challenges and wins together.

April 22, 2022

Our Early Learning Services have hosted approximately 75 parents of children enrolled in Head Start/…

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