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Telehealth Services Are Now Available

We are proud to announce that our therapists are now available to families via telehealth!

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Easterseals Central Illinois provides exceptional services to ensure that children with developmental delays, disabilities and other special needs can reach their full potential.


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Easterseals Central Illinois

507 East Armstrong Avenue
Peoria, IL 61603-3201

Phone: (309)686-1177

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Easterseals Central Illinois

Connecting to families where they are

Over 60% of the families we serve are now using our telehealth platform to receive vital services. These sessions are individualized, responsive to the child's needs in that moment and focused on parent coaching so that even during the pandemic, children can keep making progress.

BAM- Hero Walk
Join us for a virtual walk to celebrate Easterseals Heroes and the progress they’ve made this year while raising funds for Easterseals at this critical time.
Speech Bubbles
Speech therapy changes lives by finding ways to help the children we serve communicate with their caregivers and peers. We would like you to meet our friend Jack, who has made great progress in Speech Therapy.
mental health
Our counselors are standing by to help your family through this pandemic and all of the issues that may be presenting themselves during this time.
telehealth therapist
"Easterseals physical therapist, Carolyn Sobieski, encourages Annalise Wettstein over the phone via video chat. In the face of a pandemic, the nonprofit is going above and beyond to keep it’s parents 100% included and it’s clients 100% empowered."

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10 Things I Learned About Telehealth

May 20, 2020

By Megan Pedigo, Director of Marketing, Easterseals Central Illinois My name is Megan Pedigo. I am t…

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Meet Ben! A Better Hearing & Speech Month Spotlight.

May 15, 2020

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month. Each year, this month provides an opportunity to raise awa…

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Autism Awareness Month: A Day in the life with Gabriel

April 13, 2020

This year, autism awareness month is hitting at a time when everyone across the globe is dealing wit…

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Easterseals Central Illinois Supporting Children and Families when they need us most

April 1, 2020

Easterseals Central Illinois began piloting telehealth services with plans to expand in the coming w…

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Larkin’s Story

March 27, 2020

One word to describe her: happy. Larkin loves everyone.  She is genuinely interested in people (espe…

100% Included. 100% Empowered.

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Finding his voice

Odie's parents feel that he has been empowered a lot through his therapy, by being more in control of himself and his emotions and frustrations. A lot of that is because of his increased ability to communicate verbally, with signs, and with his iPad communication app.

Spotlight:Sam
Empowering Others

Meet Sam Miller For Sam, inclusion means being acknowledged and utilized, as well as respected for the contribution you make.

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Making Progress

One word to describe her: Joyous Blessing and her family have been so willing to share every step of her physical therapy journey with us, and watching her progress will bring a smile to anyone's face.

Spotlight:Larkin
Sharing her Joy

For her family, inclusion is seeing others view Larkin in the way that they do. When individuals and teams hold the capacity for greater understanding of diverse minds and abilities, everyone will be empowered to create significant change. When individuals are empowered to nurture their gifts and create significant change, nothing is impossible. Larkin is unstoppable, and will blaze on in her path to changing the world.

Spotlight:Janie
Oh Janie

“Janie has hit so many milestones since we have been an been at Easterseals, it’s so hard to just define one. I will say that we have been well taken care of at Easterseals and Charlie Jane is excelling with the program at the Easterseals Learning Academy. We are so blessed!”

Spotlight:Bryce
Leading the way

Bryce was the first child through the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic at Easterseals in January of 2003. He loves to keep busy through helping around the house and in the community, and to be creative through art projects, singing, dancing, and acting in the Penguin Project, which produces musicals every year staring individuals with disabilities and their peer mentor

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EM(brace)LETS

Purchase one of these beautiful Em[brace]lets for $40 and $20 will go directly to Easterseals Central Illinois. The gold 100% charm is in tribute to the moms and caregivers who give 100% of themselves, and to our vision that all kids are 100% Included, 100% Empowered. Purchase now at esci.link/embracelet

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Autism Services Guide

Heading into Summer 2020 is a whole new ballgame. Our ABA department has prepared several parent training and support options to help everyone through this. Also, take a look at our autism specific therapy information. See how we can help your child maintain progress and supplement school supports throughout the summer.

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Telehealth is connecting therapists and families

Over 60% of our families are now regularly engaging with their therapists via telehealth. Each session is as active and unique as your child. Together, we can keep making progress.

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