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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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Learning that your child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder can be overwhelming, frightening and confusing. You are not alone in this new journey.

The Autism New Diagnosis Orientation (Autism 101) is designed to assist parents, extended family and friends in understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders -ASD.  Designed to be the first step in the family’s journey to secure introductory ASD information, the program will benefit any family with a child who has been recently diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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The Easterseals Learning Academy students and faculty are hard at work for the 21-22 school year! Follow them on Facebook to see all the exciting things they are doing
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Easterseals Central Illinois was recently recognized by the Behavior Health Center For Excellence (BCHOE) with its highest level of accreditation for providing excellent services to children and families through Applied Behavior Analysis.
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Our therapist have compiled a library of resources for you and your family! Find games, therapy activities and more to keep your child engaged and on track over the summer months.
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Discover your why at Easterseals. Make an impact and be a part of the leading provider for interdisciplinary pediatric therapy in Central Illinois.

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Because of YOU

April 16, 2021

Because of you, when disaster struck, we were able to launch a Telehealth program within weeks, allo…

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A Far-Reaching Footprint: Meet Titus & Teo

February 16, 2021

Meet Titus and Teo! These brothers and their parents travel from Macomb, IL to the Bloomington Easte…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Spotlight on John Pratt

December 15, 2020

John has been one of the race directors of Run the Woods for over twenty years! This 5K/8K trail run…

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A Message of Thanks from Isaac’s Mom

November 26, 2020

In a year filled with uncertainty, want to share a story with you that fills our hearts with thankfu…

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Portillo’s For Good – 12/10/20

November 17, 2020

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!”

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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 starring individuals with disabilities and their peer mentor

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Registration is Open!

Enjoy a scenic trail run through Easterseals’ Timber Pointe Outdoor Center First Saturday in October. Run The Woods offers an 8k course, classic 5k course and a 1 mile walk/hike. Pick your distance and enjoy the outdoors and distanced fellowship while raising funds for the children served by Timber Pointe Outdoor Center at Easterseals Central Illinois!

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Referral Information

We are excited to help your child reach their full potential! You can get started on your Easterseals journey today by filling out our online intake form. We are providing therapy both in person, via telehealth and in hybrid models.

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What is ABA therapy?

You may have heard us talking about ABA therapy as a part of our autism services- but what is it? ABA therapy works alongside families to build skills, reduce problem behaviors and help children thrive in their day to day lives. This includes 1 on 1 therapy, small groups, social skills, parent trainings and more.

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