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Every Child Deserves The Best

Some 1,000 guests gathered for the 32nd Annual Easterseals Tribute Dinner on Friday, November 4th to celebrate the life and legacy of Steve and Morene Thompson. For more than four decades, they and Easterseals have been steadfast in the unwavering belief that every child deserves the best. As a new generation of leadership takes the helm, Easterseals is more committed than ever to ensuring that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential. And that’s worth celebrating!

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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

Welcome to our new home in Bloomington-Normal!

Easterseals Central Illinois and the Bloomington-Normal YMCA have come together to make in this brand new, best-in-class facility to provide families in McLean county with a space that truly is 100% included and 100% empowered. Since opening in August 2022, we have already increased the number of therapy hours provided in this location.

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We work alongside families to identify and address problem behaviors that are impacting their daily lives. Common goals for ABA therapy include reducing problem behaviors and improving communication, social skills, school readiness, daily routines, and transitions.
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Easterseals is 102 years old, but many people are still unaware of everything we do. Let us come to your business or group and share the ways we support our community, ways YOU can get involved, and learn a little about kindness and inclusion along the way.
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Ending the isolation of autism demands a collective effort. The Autism Collective unites caregivers, educators and advocates to coordinate diagnosis, quality therapy, evidence-based services and ongoing support.
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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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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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ABA Therapy for children with Autism

We have Immediate morning/ early afternoon openings in ABA therapy for children with an autism diagnosis in Peoria and Bloomington!

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Ready, Set, Go!

Looking for a career change? Looking to make an impact? Consider joining the team at Easterseals Central Illinois! We have a variety of openings across Central Illinois and would love to have you join our team of dedicated professionals helping children and families in our community.

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BBB 2023

Register now for the Black and Blue Ball

Your favorite event is back with a new spin on the dance floor! Join us for the 18th Annual Black and Blue Ball Friday, February 3rd at 5:30 pm at the Peoria Civic Center. We are excited to announce that this year we will be partying with Club Black and Blue featuring your favorite Central Illinois DJs: Red Hot Brian Scott and Matt Bahan. Get ready to boogie as they fire off non-stop hits... rock, pop, country, & everything in between!

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