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June 28, 2021
Podcast—The Impact of Leadership: Forging Your Own Path

Featuring Sara Ray Stoelinga, PhD
President & CEO of Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford


June 24, 2021: ComEd Energy Force Newsletter by Carter Sanders: Full of Energy

April 2021: Ausitm Awareness Month
Commercial featuring TAP's Community Partners sponsored by Hyundia of Perryville

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April 2021: WROK Radio Interview for Autism Awareness Month
Featuring Debbie Walters, Owner/President of Lawncare by Walter. Listen now!

March 2021: WREX 13 HEROES: LaToya Crowley

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(WREX) — While the calendar now reads March, we ended Black History Month by honoring Black leaders who were making a difference in the community. One of the heroes we recognized was LaToya Crowley, a social worker for Easterseals Academy Machesney Park. LaToya's nominators say she works with parents and her team to make sure kids are getting the resources they need, whether it's at school or in the community. Her nominators say LaToya is a fierce advocate for her students and works hard to get them the support and services they need.

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July 22, 2020  Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Rockford will Open a Head Start Program in Hickory Hills 

April 28, 2020  FOX News Good Vibes ft. Easterseals Academy

April 28, 2020  FOX News Good Vibes ft. Easterseals Academy

April 6, 2020  IceHogs Man of the Year connected to Easterseals TAP program

October 8, 2019 Easterseals hosts bullying awareness event  WREX13

October 7, 2019 The Autism Program of Easterseals and Rockford Icehogs help spread message of kindness  Fox39

October 7, 2019 Icehogs team up with Easterseals on World Bully Prevention Day  23WIFR

September 24, 2019 First Responders Get Training to Assist Those With Autism

August 12, 2019 Rockford Icehogs donate more than $28,000 to Autism Program of Easterseals

May 28, 2019 Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Rockford announces new CEO

January 7, 2019 WREX: IceHogs

January 24, 2019 IceHogs Media Day

October 23, 2018 Comcast Newsmakers

July 29, 2018 ABC 7 Chicago: Building a Healthier Tomorrow on Built to Last

July 3, 2018 Daily Southtown:  Slowik: Suburban lawmaker forges friendships with downstate farmers

May 29, 2018 MLB: José Abreu Knocks it out of the Park at Easterseals Academy 

May 29, 2018 White Sox Blog: José Abreu Knocks it out of the Park at Easterseals Academy

May 22, 2018 WIFR: League of Women Voters brings attention to adolescent pregnancy issue

May 22, 2018 WREX: Discussion held on teen pregnancy in Loves Park

May 22, 2018 MLB: Slugger greeted by Abreu's Amigos like he's part of family

May 18, 2018 Rockford Register Star: League of Women Voters Greater Rockford to present teen pregnancy panel discussion

March 3, 2018 WIFR - Raising fund and awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorder with the Rockford IceHogs

February 27, 2018 Rockford Register Star – Autism Awareness Night set for March 3

January 2, 2018 LaVida Baseball: Giving Back: Jose Abreu Helping Special Needs Kids Develop Social Skills at the Ballpark

December 7, 2017 Rockford Register Star: DNA collected in Machesney Park to aid autism research

December 6, 2017 WIFR: Nation's largest autism research study to uncover critical genetic links

December 5, 2017 WTVO: Autism Study Coming to Stateline to Collect Research Data

November 19, 2017 NBC 5 Chicago: Easterseals Set to Host Chicago-Area Gala

November 14, 2017 WTVO: Special Report: Living With Autism Local Stateline Resident Overcomes Autism Challenge

September 28, 2017 DNA Info: Designed For Kids With Autism, New $12 Million Fitness Center Breaks Ground

September 27, 2017 NBC 5 Chicago: Group Helping Disabled Students Set for Expansion

August 31, 2017 Rockford Register Star: Letter: New Easterseals location means new hope for area families

August 10, 2017 Chicago Tribune: National autism study seeks local input

August 5, 2017 WREX:  Autism Awareness lends helping hand

August 5, 2017 WTVO: Businesses host the 9th Annual Autism Awareness event to educate the community

July 26, 2017 Rock River Times:  New Easterseals campus opens in Machesney Park

July 25, 2017 Rockford Register Star: Easterseals Academy debuts in Machesney Park 

July 25, 2017 WREX: Easterseals Academy moves to Machesney Park

July 25, 2017 WTVO: Easterseals opens new Machesney Park campus 

July 25, 2017 WIFR: Easterseals opens new location in Machesney Park 

July 24, 2017 Rockford Register Star: Easterseals to hold ribbon cutting

July 9, 2017 WIFR: Rockford's Easterseals campus relocates to Machesney Park   Easterseals Relocating to Machesney Park

June 28, 2017 Rockford Register Star: Easterseals Academy purchases Machesney Park facility  

May 3, 2017 WGN: ‘Criminal Minds’ star Joe Mantegna on Cubs, music and Chicago naming a street for him

February 11, 2017 WREX: Rockford school earns national award for its special needs programs

January 9, 2017 WTVO: Anti-Bullying Community Awareness Kick-Off Event Today With Rockford IceHogs

January 9, 2017 WIFR: Kick off against bullying

January 8, 2017 WIFR: Anti-Bullying Event

November 16, 2016 WREX: Autism Program expands after getting contract for state funding

November 6, 2016 NBC 5 Chicago: Making A Difference with Easterseals

September 8, 2016 Chicago Tribune: Jose Abreu named Roberto Clemente Award nominee

August 22, 2016 WGN: WGN TV Lunchbreak: Scallops with tomato basil sauce, prepared by chef Trevor Teich and details about the Easterseals event, The Modern Classic

August 13, 2016 WIFR: Autism awareness event seeks to educate people about autism spectrum disorder

August 1, 2016 Rockford Register Star: Autism diagnosis brings Rockford family new awareness of service gaps

July 6, 2016 Chicago Tribune: Autism advocates hope new budget will restore services

June 30, 2016 Rockford Register Star: Confusion for nonprofits in wake of Illinois stopgap budget agreement

June 7, 2016 WREX: Rockford IceHogs help local organization stay open throughout budget impasse

May 25, 2016 Rockford Register Star: Rockford teacher given presidential honor for work with autistic kids

May 24, 2016 White Sox slugger Jose Abreu connects on visit to school for autistic students  

May 18, 2016 WREX: Illinois comptroller meets with Rockford non-profits struggling without state funding

May 5, 2016 WREX: A Rockford teacher and other educators across the country are honored in Washington, DC

May 1, 2016 Rockford Register Star: Georgette Braun: Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson creates songs for autistic son

April 27, 2016 WREX: Rockford teacher honored by White House

March 30, 2016 WREX: Easterseals pushes for state funding for programs

March 30, 2016 WIFR: Lawmakers Meet with Easterseals to Talk About Budget

March 30, 2016 My Stateline: State Budget Impasse Hurts Easterseals' Teen Pregnancy Program

March 7, 2016 Chicago Tribune:  District 95 offers new program to help special needs families

March 1, 2016 WREX: IceHogs to Host Autism Awareness Night

February 23, 2016 Rock River Times:  Rockford IceHogs hold Autism Awareness Night

February 3, 2016 The State Journal Register: Children, families, providers sort through 'devastating' cuts in autism-related services

January 26, 2016 WIFR: Organization Holds 'State of Our State' Address

January 26, 2016 WREX: Local coalition calls out against Rauner ahead of his State of the State

January 26, 2016 My State Line:  Social Services Agencies Plead With Illinois Lawmakers To Pass Budget

January 26, 2016 Rockford Register Star: Rockford-area nonprofits push for 'responsible budget' before State of the State

December 1, 2015 WTVO (Rockford): #GivingTuesday

October 23, 2015 Wednesday Journal: Child services agency hires new vendor for home visits

October 2, 2015 WGN: Jose Abreu’s work off the field just as impressive

September 13, 2015 NBC 5 Chicago: Easterseals Metropolitan Chicago Gala and Head Start

August 29, 2015 Chicago Sun-Times: Brown: Helping disabled kids not a state priority

August 27, 2015 WGN - Chicago: ‘Rally in the Southland’ demands action from Springfield

August 27, 2015 Chicago Tribune: State cutbacks targeted at social services rally

August 25, 2015 WREX-Rockford: The number of children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder is increasing quickly, experts say

August 25, 2015 CLTV-Chicago:  For White Sox, 'Serve Week' just one slice of year-round mission

August 19, 2015 Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown: From the community: Easterseals Metropolitan Chicago awarded $58 million in Head Start funding 

August 14, 2015 WTVO MyStateline ABC 17/Fox 39 State Budget Crisis May Shutter After School Programs

August 13, 2015 WREX NBC 13 News at 10: Local educators and families call for school-friendly budget

August 13, 2015 WREX NBC 13 News at 5: Support for Students

August 13, 2015 WIFR CBS 23: Local Superintendents Push for Funding

August 5, 2015 Easterseals’ Modern Classic brings out Chicago’s culinary A-List chefs

August 11, 2015 NBC 5 Chicago Inspiring Profiles: Easterseals Metropolitan Chicago

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