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The Autism Program of Easterseals

ASD Parent Support Group

A group where parents, caregivers and community members can talk about topics related to autism spectrum disorder. The purpose of the group is for people to connect, help support each other and build a support network.

More dates will be added soon. Come back mid-November.

Language and Behavior Training

The Autism Program (TAP) of Easterseals hosts trainings for parents, caregivers, and professionals to those living with or suspected to have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Our last training was held on November 5, 2019


A six-week program for parents/guardians of an individual diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Program ran from October 2 – November 6, 2019

I Choose Kindness

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, the #Autism Program of @EastersealsChi and the Rockford IceHogs (@goicehogs) teamed up again this year and held a special event on October 7, 2019 to put an end to #bullying! As part of the campaign, we asked for everyone to send us a photo, selfie, or group photo with a self-made sign that says, "I choose kindess."  We aired the video at the event. Please take a moment to watch the video with the beautiful photos and facts about bullying. Enjoy! 

Watch the video

Community Outreach

The Autism Program is a vital resource to our local communities. We work together to evaluate and support the community needs related to autism spectrum disorder. The Autism Program connects with parents, caregivers, professionals and the community at large to unite, embrace, accept and advocate for autism spectrum disorder.  

The Autism Program of Easterseals partners with the Rockford Noon Lions to run a Leo Club for individuals ages 14 to 30 with special needs and their peers. The structure of this Leo Club is the only one of its kind in the United States. They also have an elected board and work on services projects.


LEO Club Meeting Dates

Last meeting was our bowling event held on November 11 , 2019

More dates will be posted soon


Rockford Icehogs

The Autism Program of Easterseals, Rockford IceHogs, and several community partners offer several Anti-Bullying initiatives in the community. Through our partnerships, we hope our community will recognize the type of bullying that occurs in all environments and to all people. We provide valuable resources and information to help anyone who is or knows someone who is experiencing bullying. Our goal is to continue to bring this critical issue forward and put an end to bullying. We are thankful for our partnership with the Rockford IceHogs and their efforts to bring awareness and celebrate differences.

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