In response to COVID-19, Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Rockford has adjusted programming and rescheduled events. View details here.
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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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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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On Friday, October 22, 2021, Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford President and CEO Sara Ray Stoelinga, PhD, was inducted into the University of Chicago Athletics Hall of Fame for her accomplishments and leadership in track and field and cross country during her undergraduate career.

Honoring our dear friend and longest-tenured Board Member, Claireen L. Herting. Claireen was a member of the Easterseals Board of Directors for nearly 50 years. Please take a moment to read about her remarkable life and her unwavering commitment to service.
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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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