Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Rockford is committed to ensuring the health and safety of the children and families we serve.
Please note that Easterseals has NO suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in schools or offices.
Our primary focus and concern, above all else, is the health and wellbeing of all of you and of those we serve. Our leadership Team will do our best to provide up-to-date news on programs and services by staying in close communication with you as this situation continues to evolve.
Mayor Lightfoot announced that the CPS school closure would continue until April 20th. All three campuses of Easterseals Academy and Gilchrist Marchman will all remain closed for the duration of the CPS closure. This means that our three Easterseals Academies will be closed until, at earliest, April 20. Please read this letter to parents from our Director of Educational and Clinical Services, Mary 'Betsey' Tallon, and our Academies' Principals.
Staff are assembling resources for at-home learning for all of our students.
Easterseals Academy principals are sharing the continuous learning plan with all school districts we serve.
If you have any questions regarding one of our Eastseals Academy locations please contact:
The Early Learning Services Office is closed until, at earliest, March 30. Some partner sites in Chicago and the suburbs will remain open.
Early Learning Services Offices will be CLOSED, starting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through April 20, 2020.
Some partner centers in Chicago and the suburbs will remain open at this time.
Staff will provide support to partner sites using calls, videoconferencing, and emails and will remain in contact with families to assess needs, provide resources, share newsletters, and offer at-home activities for children.
Our program is complying with a VISITOR RESTRICTIONS procedure as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Our site located at the University of Illinois Health Science Campus is CLOSED. We are supporting families with phone consultations, email, and Go To Meetings video.
Do not drop off any paperwork. Please fax it to 815.395.5573 or mail it to 1601 Parkview Ave., Rockford, IL 61107.
March 25 ASD Support Group - Cancelled
March 28 Gardening Day - will be rescheduled
March 28 Decorating for Autism Awareness on Hyundai on Perryville – will be rescheduled
April Leo Club - Cancelled
April 23rd Behavior and Sensory Training in Belvidere – will be rescheduled
March Diagnostic and Individual Therapy Appointments – will be rescheduled
All parent support groups will be postponed.
Our Family Community Resource Room is closed for face-to-face visitors. However, we are available via telephone and email in our resource room. We do have the ability to mail and email resources during this time.
Pre-screening of clients for diagnostics and individual therapy will continue; however clients will be screened for any symptoms of COVID-19 if they have traveled out of the country or have any symptoms.
Our diagnostics appointments are being rescheduled for March. Those with appointments will be contacted in the upcoming days.
We are carefully monitoring the situation and are focused on continuously updating information and recommendations from the WHO and CDC, as well as our school district partners and local and state health officials