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.
School districts contract with Easterseals to assist in providing educational programs for children with an autism spectrum disorder, emotional disability, developmental delay or intellectual disability. We provide an alternative school placement for these students and help them achieve independence. Easterseals Academy is conveniently located in Chicago, Machesney Park and Tinley Park.
Easterseals Academy is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to serve students ages 3 through 21 who meet specific enrollment requirements. When a student meets the following criteria, the home school district may refer the student to one of our campuses.
We maintain a high teacher-student ratio and each student has an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). We offer integrated therapies and instruction is centered around evidence based practices. The curriculum map is aligned to Common Core State Standards.
By the age of fourteen-and-a-half, students are assessed and a comprehensive transition plan is created which includes post-secondary outcomes and goals. Students participate in a variety of vocational activities and the program combines simulated and authentic work settings.
Easterseals Academy is conveniently located in Chicago, Machesney Park and Tinley Park.
Easterseals offers a Parent Support Group hosted on a monthly basis.
The safety and well-being of the children and adults we serve, and staff employed by Easterseals is crucial to the agency. It is the policy of Easterseals to comply with ISBE Bullying policy. Download the bullying policy here.
1939 West 13th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Chicago Academy Principal, Sarah Rose
17300 Ozark Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60477
Tinley Park Academy Principal, Kristin Hrdlicka, MEd
8301 Mitchell Road, Machesney Park, IL 61115
Machesney Park Academy Principal, Terence Brown, MAT, MsEd
CARF accreditation is official recognition that our organization is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices.