In response to COVID-19, Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Rockford has adjusted programming and rescheduled events. View details here.
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COVID-19 Communications

Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Rockford is following the states guidelines set forth by Governor Pritzker, Mayor Lightfoot, and the CDC. 

We are doing everything we can to stay connected with you during this time. Let's continue to stay connected and strong, together!


Easterseals Academy

Throughout this pandemic, Easterseals Academy staff has relied on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Center for Disease Control (CDC) and our students’ home school districts to guide our decision-making process. Please read this letter for FALL 2021 updates published July 27, 2021 to our families from our Director of Educational and Clinical Services, Mary "Betsey" Tallon, MEd, OT/L

Please review the daily home screening tool our team developed for parents.

Our Academy is led by our Director of Educational and Clinical Services, Mary 'Betsey' Tallon, and our Academies' Principals. If you have any questions regarding one of our Eastseals Academy locations please contact:


Gilchrist Marchman Child Development Center

Easterseals Gilchrist Marchman Child Development Center carefully follows the precautions set forth by the City of Chicago's reopening plan for child care centers. This includes limited capacity and enhanced procedures to ensure the health and safety of children, families and staff. We are currently enrolling and spaces fill up fast so please call now!


CFC 8 & CFC 12

We are following guidance from DHS regarding Early Intervention Services. Until further notice, face-to-face services are discontinued. Guidance from DHS.


Early Learning Services

The Early Learning Services Office is open. 

Contact: Tracey Mikasa at tmikasa@eastersealschicago.org or call 708.330.4958.


Family Support/Partnering with Parents/Teen Family Support of Rockford


HarrysButtons

All HarrysButtons locations, including Machesney Park, Tinley Park and Chicago have reopened and implemented very strict measures on health and safety during this time. 


Illinois Autism Partnership (IAP)

Illinois Autism Partnership (IAP) continues to support our academies and partner school districts with evidence-based coaching, consulting, and instructional materials.  

Visual Supports

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For more information on how the Illinois Autism Partnership can support your district or organization, contact: Sarah Smith at ssmith@eastersealschicago.org or call 312-491-4116. 


The Autism Program (TAP)

The Autism Program of Easterseals is working remotely and will continue to provide services virtually. We are available via phone, email, Zoom, and other virtual modes.  We kindly ask that you not come to our site on Parkview. The building is not open to the public at this time. Please feel free to call us. We will get back to you as soon as we can. 


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Easterseals Illinois Autism Partnership (IAP) has created tools for families and schools including:


We are carefully monitoring the situation and are focused on continuously updating information and recommendations from ISBE, the state of Illinois,  WHO and CDC, as well as our school district partners and local and state health officials

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