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Two Pillars of Work

Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford supports children, individuals with disabilities, and their families through two pillars of work:

     > Comprehensive Autism & Behavioral Services
     > Early Learning & Developmental Services

COMPREHENSIVE AUTISM & BEHAVIORAL SERVICES

The Autism Program

  • The Autism Program provides evidence-based information and resources for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The outreach program is for individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder and the families, caregivers, and professionals who support them. This program is located in Rockford.

Early Intervention

  • Our Early Intervention Services supports families of infants and toddlers who have delays in development or are at-risk for significant developmental delay. We serve the southside of Chicago and the southwest suburbs with locations in Chicago and Tinley Park.

Easterseals Academy

  • Easterseals Academy empowers each student to achieve peak academic performance, increase social and vocational skills, develop an effective means of communication and foster the acquisition of functional life skills for independence in the community. Our locations are in Chicago, Machesney Park and Tinley Park.

Family Support Services

  • Family Support Services provides a variety of resources for families who have a child with a developmental disability. Services can include social activities, respite, consultations, sibling support and a resource center. We are located in Rockford.

Gilchrist Marchman Child Development Center

  • Gilchrist Marchman Child Development Center provides inclusive early childhood and education services for children six weeks to five years of age. We are located in Chicago. 

HarrysButtons

  • HarrysButtons.com at Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Rockford improves the lives and futures of individuals living with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities by providing employment opportunities. We have locations in Chicago, Machesney Park and Tinley Park.

Illinois Autism Partnership

  • The Illinois Autism Partnership builds the capacity of school districts statewide so they may provide effective programming for students with an autism spectrum disorder. Our individualized coaching, consulting, family engagement and training programs offer school districts a wide-range of options.

Partnering with Parents

  • Partnering with Parents supports mothers during pregnancy and their children from birth to three years old in Oak Park and River Forest through home visiting and group activities that help parents grow as their child’s first teacher. We are located in Oak Park.

EARLY LEARNING & DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

The Autism Program

Early Intervention

Family Support Services

Gilchrist Marchman Child Development Center

Head Start/Early Head Start

Partnering with Parents

Teen Family Support

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