2021 Year End

Your support in 2021 made progress possible for so many children and families

Easterseals Central Illinois celebrated so many milestone moments because of you! Thank you for your support of the children and families we serve throughout 2021. There is still time to make a year end gift!

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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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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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2021 Holiday Shopping Guide & Wish List

November 30, 2021

Each year we are asked to share some of our therapists’ favorite toys for holiday gifts. We ar…

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Odie’s Journey

October 22, 2021

Last month we celebrated as our friend Odie graduated from ABA therapy and began attending kindergar…

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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…

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.

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 starring individuals with disabilities and their peer mentor

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2022 Black and Blue Ball

Black Tie. Blue Jeans. Have a Ball! This year we are remixing the fun so we can have a safe, in person event on Friday, February 4th at the Peoria Civic Center! We are welcoming a new band - Revel In Red - and so much more. Reserve your seats today!

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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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