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Helping Families Navigate The COVID-19 Stay At Home Order

Easterseals has long been recognized as the leading child development experts. During this unprecedented time, we remain focused on providing resources to ensure that every child can reach their full potential.

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Our Mission

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

We are here to help

Our therapists are working hard to create ways for our families and parents across Central Illinois make the most of their time at home during this unprecedented time. We have a variety of in-home acitvities and strategies to help children keep reaching new milestones. 

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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

Timber Pointe Outdoor Center Summer 2020 Calendar

Explore Together. Learn Together. TPOC summer camp registration is now open!

In accordance with the CDC guidelines, Easterseals Central Illinois is postponing three fundraising events that were scheduled for April 2020. These include the Easterseals Ladies Auxiliary Fashion Show , Run Walk Roll and Passage to India
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Our programs are all designed with one goal in mind - to help your child reach their full potential. Our interdisciplinary team works together to provide best in class pediatric therapy and support for the whole child, and your whole family.
Become a part of our amazing team. See current openings and apply today!
A letter was sent home to all current clients on 3/12 to update clients and families on what we are doing in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have questions or concerns please call us at (309)686-1177
Calling all Easterseals families and friends! Join us on April 18th for our annual Run.Walk.Roll 1 mile or 5K Run/Walk event in East Peoria!

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100% Included. 100% Empowered.

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.

Empowering Others

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

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.

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.

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!”

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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COVID-19 Information

All the information you need on our COVID-19 response in one easy to access place.

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ESCI response to COVID-19 situation

All therapy appointments will be canceled through March 31st 2020. Easterseals Central Illinois announced actions designed to support mitigation strategies and to help slow the transmission of the virus in our communities. We are taking a phased approach to planning our course of action, naming this Phase I but keeping in mind that this is a fluid situation and we will continue to respond accordingly day to day.

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Now Scheduling Summer PT Evals!

Summer is just around the corner! This a great time of year for your child to work on their gross motor development or continue progress made in their school-based physical therapy. Both our Peoria and Bloomington locations have immediate availability for summer-based physical therapy evaluations, including spring break! Scheduling an evaluation now will ensure that your child is ready to start services as soon as school ends.

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